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New App Launched In Time For Super Bowl Lets You Call Out Brands For Sexist Ads

This Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast will see some of the world’s biggest consumer brands vying for your attention at an estimated price of $4 million for 30 seconds. In years past, viewers have come to expect a certain recurring theme from these expensive ads.<p>In 2013 alone, we watched swimsuit model …

Turning Dead People Into Materials

Once upon a time, human beings were biodegradable. But with modern-day corpses shot full of embalming chemicals before being sealed inside metal …

Photographer’s Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

How To Castrate A Hippo

It ain’t easy with “spatially dynamic” testes.<p>Hippopotami weigh anywhere from two to four tons and have got mouths that practically unhinge. I wouldn’t want to have to castrate one, but apparently, sometimes, zoos do. Maintaining male zoo hippos sans glands keeps males from fighting one another and …

Photographer Captures The Mysterious Lives Of Modern-Day Gypsies

Photographer Iain McKell documents people in England who have voluntarily abandoned mainstream lifestyles in favor of nomadic ones.<p>Photographer Iain McKell first became acquainted with new age travelers 25 years ago on an assignment for the <i>London Observer</i>. Calling themselves the “Peace Convoy,” a …

25 Charts That Will Make You Thankful You Live In America

Thanksgiving is when you often find yourself sitting in traffic, waiting for a delayed flight, or looking for a reason to get away from your extended family.<p>It's also a day when Americans remember the things they are thankful for.<p>So, if you're sitting in traffic, waiting for a delayed flight, or …

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Using the Hell Out of a Corded Drill: How to Make a Ring Out of a Coin, When Safety is of No Concern

For those of you with access to a full shop—I'm looking at you, ID students—if I gave you a half-dollar coin and asked you to turn it into a wearable …

10 things conservative Christians got horribly wrong

<b>(AP)</b><p>Evangelicals and their ilk have used God to justify everything from Prohibition and segregation to slavery<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>November 9, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>When Christians get political, they often do so because they believe that they have God on their …

Ask John: To create a new business, you first need a new idea

Straight-talking, common sense from the front line of management<p><b>Q I have always wanted to run my own business. Recently, I was made redundant and I feel that if I don’t do it now, I never will. People have told me to stick to my onions – I’m an accountant by trade – but I really want to try my hand</b> …

The Top Five Vitamins You Should Not Take

I used to take vitamin supplements almost every day. Taking vitamins seemed like a good idea: after all, we know that vitamins are essential for life, and vitamin deficiencies can definitely hurt you. I always thought that vitamins were an inexpensive way to get a little bit healthier.<p>Millions of …

Enter, Sandman: how lucid dreaming ‘can help you change yourself’

Thomas Peisel will teach you to reign over the witching hour<p>Maybe the vast majority of your recollected dreams involve public speaking in the nude, or repeatedly failing your college chemistry final. Or maybe you don’t recall having any dreams at all. According to Thomas Peisel, both scenarios are …

The UFO Enigma of Flying Spheres - 2013

They have been seen for thousands of years. Since World War 2, strange Flying Spheres have been reported and filmed making impossible maneuvers …

Ten tips to help our daughters change the world

<b>1. Think Stella Creasy, not Margaret Thatcher</b><p>Creasy is the face of the future. One distinguishing feature of the new wave of politically active women is their informality, the dropping of a stiff public mask. Rowenna Davis, 28, is the prospective Labour MP for Southampton Itchen. Young women, she …

Constant posting of the details of our lives might seem self-centered, but it's created a new "caring economy," exposing us to new opportunities to make a difference. So maybe it's worth it. http://f-st.co/9D5Fibe

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Find A Blue Chicken Egg? Congrats, Your Chicken Has A Virus

Not necessarily harmful! But just so you know.<p>Here in the U.S., our eggs mostly come in two colors: white and brown. But there are two breeds, one in Chile and one in China, that are known to lay <i>blue</i> eggs. Yeah, weird, right? And a new study has figured out why that happens.<p>The Araucana chicken …

Scholly Helps Students Find Their Ideal Scholarships On Their Smartphones

More and more of America’s young people are coming to grips with a nasty truth: college can be incredibly, stupidly expensive. Drexel University student (and Philadelphia Dorm Room Fund member) Christopher Gray knows that all too well, so he and partners Bryson Alef and Nick Pirollo developed a …

How 3D printers work

AT FIRST, 3D printing was known as stereolithography, a process invented in 1986 by Chuck Hull of 3D Systems. Variations of this process are still …

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7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

Samsung Galaxy S4 tips and tricks | Trusted Reviews

Best Galaxy S4 tips and tricks<p>The Samsung Galaxy S4 has become the most popular Android phone of the year. It has sold tens of millions.<p>Samsung has …

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Back to School Sandwich-less Lunch Ideas

Back to School is coming! If you need help organizing check out these two posts Back to School Organization and then this post My Back to School …

Watch a deleted scene from Game of Thrones season 3

<b>Game of Thrones</b> fans still face a lengthy wait before the fourth season gets underway next year, but if you’re desperate for more from HBO’s epic …

New York City’s Hidden Subway Station

Deep in the belly of New York’s subway system, a beautiful untouched station resides that has been forgotten for years with only a limited few …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have …

You're probably more racist and sexist than you think

Not surprisingly, we tend to hear the most about bigotry and prejudice when it surfaces explicitly: see Oprah Winfrey's recent experience in a high-end Swiss boutique, for example, or the New York police department's stop-and-frisk policies, ruled racially discriminatory by a judge this week. But …

Don’t Love Your Job? Teach Yourself A New One

This is the story of how one woman became a designer without going to design school. Karen Cheng’s experience offers valuable insights for anyone itching to do something different.<p>I got my job as a designer without going to design school.<p>I wanted to change careers and become a designer, but I …

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How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

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Samsung Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is now two and a half years old, and not only was it replaced by the Korean firm's 2014 flagship offering, the Galaxy S5, but …

How I Learned To Get The Most Out Of Every Week’s 168 Hours

Would you rather flip through a Pottery Barn catalog or train for and run a half-marathon? The secret to time management is all about priorities.<p>I’ve always loved the phrase “the truth will set you free.”<p>While I’ll admit that objectivity is hard to achieve, when you face reality as head on as …