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Painted ladies: why women get tattoos

The first tattoo I ever saw belonged to my grandad. He had it done in Scotland during his national service in the 50s, so the tattoo must have been more than 30 years old when I became fascinated by it. I used to ask him to roll up his shirtsleeve and I would use my finger to follow the outline of …

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

Love Stories

The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

The Craziest Ways To Eat Avocados

There aren't many people in the world who love avocados more than the editors at HuffPost Taste. Avocados are considered more valuable than gold in this office, seriously. We sneak avocados into everything we eat. We've made guacamole more ways than imaginable. We even have dreams of retiring and …

How to Make a Cookie the Perfect Texture

Photographer:Marcus Tullis<p>Few foods conjure a feeling of childhood comfort better than a still-warm cookie and a cold glass of milk. Texture is a …

8 Brilliant Scientific Screw-ups

<b>By Eric Elfman</b><p><i>Hard work and dedication have their time and place, but the values of failure and ineptitude have gone unappreciated for far too long.</i> …

Etymology

The Only Brownie Recipe You'll Ever Need

It's hard to go wrong with a brownie recipe. When there's chocolate involved with sugar and butter, you almost just can't fail. But if you're looking for the best, most perfect, totally ultimate brownie recipe, then you have to be a little more discerning. You can't be too easily swayed with the …

A Subway Map Of The Metabolism [Infographic]

Just take the Krebs Cycle train to the Carbon transfer!<p>We've seen metabolism maps before, but never one quite so simple to read as this one, designed by Richard Wheeler, an illustrator and Oxford postdoc who researches the cell biology of parasites.<p>Metabolism encompasses all the chemical reactions …

Chinese DIY Inventions

One visible sign of China's recent economic growth is the rise in prominence of inventors and entrepreneurs. For years now, Chinese farmers, engineers, and businessmen have taken on ambitious do-it-yourself projects, constructing homemade submarines, helicopters, robots, safety equipment, weapons …

Why Bother Cooking Just for Yourself?

One of the dangers of cooking a meal for just yourself is the <i>Why Bother Syndrome</i>. This usually happens on a weeknight when you arrive home from work, …

Food

Baked Banana French Toast

February 6, 2012<p>Who doesn’t like french toast? I never really eat it, but when I do, I always think why has it been so long. And then another three …

Breakfast

Building Your Kit Part 6: How to Choose and Use Concealers

When it comes to buying the right concealer, a lot of people get nervous. Some don't know how to find their shade or even where exactly to apply it …

Makeup

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Exercise 1 Side Leg Raise<p>Lie on your left side, rest your head on your left arm, and place your right hand on the floor in front of your chest. Your legs should be straight with your right leg on top of your left leg. Without moving any other part of your body, slowly raise your right leg as high …

Cells in hydrogel reverse diabetes in mice - Futurity

GEORGIA TECH / EMORY (US) — Scientists reversed Type 1 diabetes in mice in as …

Type 1 Diabetes

18 Brilliant Photo Manipulations by Erik Johansson

We first wrote about Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer and retoucher, 4 years ago, when he was still a computer engineering student. Even back …

Scientists find key to ageing process in hypothalamus

Scientists have found a biological command centre for the ageing process in a lump of brain the size of a nut.<p>The US team identified the mechanism in …

Imagine A Flying Pig: How Words Take Shape In The Brain

This is a story about a duck. More precisely, it's a story about what your brain just did when you read the word "duck."<p>Chances are, your brain created an image of a web-footed waterfowl. It also may have recalled the sound of quacking or the feel of feathers. And new research suggests that these …

Argentinian rescuers search for bodies after devastating floods

Argentinian police and soldiers searched house to house, in creeks and culverts, and even in trees for bodies on Thursday after floods killed at …