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5 Binky Basics: What You Need to Know About Pacifiers

Everyone seems to have an opinion about pacifiers, but the latest research sets the record straight.<p>Fact: Babies can get fussy. Fact: Pacifiers can, well, pacify them. These two pieces of information are unanimously agreed upon, but the rest of the "facts" circulating around the benefits or harm of …

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The Stay-at-Home Mom Conspiracy Theory

So I feel like stay-at-home moms have been keeping a big secret. I would almost call it a conspiracy.<p>Why didn't anyone tell me it would be this hard?<p>Not hard in a I've-been-stressed-with-deadlines-for-10-hours-straight kind of way. But hard in a …

Scientific Typeface Illustrates 26 Great Inventions

A glossary of the 26 inventions that have most changed the world have been turned into a literal ABCs, thanks to a new typeface by New Delhi design student Khyati Trehan.<p>The project is called the Beauty of Scientific Diagrams. Trehan’s intricate typeface represents 26 important technological …

We Hate You Too, Single Traveler

As summer rolls around families are travelling more and airports are about to get more crowded. Here is my message to those annoyed single travellers that hate us so much. Guess what? We don't like you either.<p>We get that you don't like screaming babies on a plane. We know you are uncomfortable when …

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Are Extroverts Really Happier Than Introverts?

That depends on how you define “happy.”<p>The difference between introverts and extroverts was perhaps best captured by Jonathan Rauch in a 2003 <i>Atlantic</i> essay that’s since taken on a life of its own. Introverts, Rauch writes, “are people who find other people tiring.” They’re not necessarily shy or …

Glebe House / Nobbs Radford Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> It was felt important from the outset that the new works drew from the original house as a basis for …

Government approves medical marijuana research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of<p>medical marijuanaa significant victory Friday, opening the way for aUniversity of Arizonaresearcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of …

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A Printer That Develops Your iPhone Pics Into Lasting Polaroids

Previously on Kickstarter and finally available for order, the Impossible Lab is an analog gadget that lets you print Polaroids from your iPhone. It’s brilliant. Here’s why.<p>There are plenty of ways to turn an iPhone picture into a Polaroid-like print, from online services like Moo to portable Wi-Fi …

How the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet Could Have Been Hijacked

In the hours after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, the notion that hijackers were responsible seemed far-fetched. Since the 9/11 attacks, …

The gadget that turns water into wine

Creators of ‘The Miracle Machine’ say it will allow users to create wine from scratch using tap water and a sachet of ingredients. Is it too good to be true?<p>A pair of California-based entrepreneurs have created a kitchen gadget which, they claim, is capable of turning water into high-quality …

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Sochi 2014: 10 high contrast shots at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

The Winter Olympics are immensely colourful, but sometimes you don’t need much colour to make a beautiful picture. Here are 10 examples of images which excel on account of the simple contrast between light and dark

Tale Of Two Popes: Francis, Benedict Appear Together In Public

Pope Francis and his predecessor, Benedict XVI, appeared together at a ceremony anointing 19 new cardinals in what The Associated Press described as "an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future."<p>In the solemn event, known as a consistory, Francis on Saturday bestowed red hats on …

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Top 5 Ducati SportClassics

For a motorcycle that only sold in small numbers and was produced for just five years, the Ducati SportClassic generates a remarkable amount of press. It’s virtually impossible to find a good condition example on the secondhand market, and if you do find one, you’ll have to pay handsomely for the …

Kurt Cobain: Rare Images, Artwork, and Journal Entries

During the six years of his professional career, thousands of photos were taken of Kurt Cobain both in concert and offstage — but he hated the bulk …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

This Beautiful 19th-Century Org Chart Puts Your Company’s To Shame

In 1855, Daniel McCallum, the general superintendent of the Erie Railroad, had a problem.<p>First founded in 1832 as a railroad line originally linking New York with its titular lake, Erie Railroad had undergone a period of explosive growth with the laying of more than 2,316 miles of track at its …

The 12 Weirdest, Most Surprising Places to Find Recipes

From Thor to David Lynch to Thrasher magazine, the strangest places we've found real recipes<p>These days, it can sometimes seem like everyone and his brother and his brother's favorite rapper has a cookbook, so it doesn't surprise us when non-chefs come out spouting their cooking how-tos. You may not …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Sony Looks To The Past To Move Forward

The PlayStation. The Walkman. The Trinitron. The transistor radio. All icons in Sony’s storied history from an era when the Japanese giants still roamed the earth. The Sony of today is not like the Sony of yesterday. For every memorable blockbuster, there’s an infamous flub: The late embrace of …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

The Many Faces of Philip Seymour Hoffman

SGranitz / WireImage / Getty Images<p>The Oscar-winning actor passed away on February 2, 2014. We take a look back at some of his past performances.

Porsche's first vehicle found in shed after a century

First vehicle was electric and made in 1898<p>The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model" — nicknamed the "P1" for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche …

It's Not Just You: Gmail Is Slow

Google is experiencing a glitch with Gmail that's causing the web mail service to slow down for some users. Although it's not nearly as far-reaching …

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