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Why scientists are fighting back. We’ve had enough of Trump’s war on facts

The president’s savaging of environmental safeguards is a direct attack on reason and research<p>Next Saturday, in Washington, DC, and in hundreds of rallies around the world, scientists and their supporters will stage what is likely to be the largest gathering of its kind in history. The March for …

Climate

Here’s What That Percentage on Your Chocolate Bar Actually Means

Many people are still confused about the cocoa or cacao percentage on chocolate bar labels, even if they don’t want to admit it. What does the percentage actually mean?<p>Depending on context, <b>cocoa and cacao can mean different things, but when it comes to the percentage on a bar of chocolate, the two</b> …

Dessert

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Easy to make and hopefully good to eat! Tell you next time.<p>Posted by Mamia on 10th August 2016<p>Made this yesterday, it's been found to be very …

15 Design Secrets to Steal From Professional Home Stagers

Trust the professionals when they say details really do matter.<p>If you're a fan of HGTV, you appreciate the power of home stagers — a.k.a. the people who sweep in after a makeover and turn the shell of a house into a warm and inviting home. Use their secrets in your own abode to make it just as …

10 Freezable Meals That Might As Well Be Superheroes

I don’t always want to cook (cue shock, horror, and “but you work at a food site, that’s your <i>thing</i>"). But I don’t. Just like, I’m sure, you don’t either.<p>When this happens, sometimes egg tacos or avocado toast will suffice. And then, other times, you don’t want to cook but you do want a real, …

Cooking

Will this be the best broccoli of your life?

<i>This post originally appeared in Genius Recipes from</i> Food52<i>.</i><p>In November 2008, Adam Roberts published a blog post with the headline “The Best Broccoli …

These Pre-Fame Pictures Of Emily Ratajkowski Leave Absolutely Nothing To The Imagination

The unseen polaroids are seriously not suitable for work.<p>Before her "Blurred Lines" video and <i>Gone Girl</i> cameo made the world fall in love with her, Emily Ratajkowski spent two nights in a house in New York with photographer Jonathan Leder.<p>The images from the shoot with the then model in 2012 have …

Emily Ratajkowski

5 European Destinations You Should Visit This Winter

A word of advice: Don't count out Europe as a winter destination. While the crowds head for ski resorts and tropical islands, travelers to Europe will have incredible museums, archaeological sites, and cobblestone streets all to themselves. So whether you're looking for lower hotel rates, sunny …

The 10 Soups You Need To Soothe An Upset Stomach

Ginger, miso and so much broth.<p>There are foods we eat that work against us, and make us feel not that great ― ahem, many of our favorite comfort foods are to blame. But then there are some foods we can turn to that’ll actually make us feel better when we’re ailing ― chicken noodle soup is famous …

Cooking

The Omelet Recipes You'll Want To Eat For Every Meal

It's time to give eggs Benedict a rest.<p>There are many great ways to make eggs, but none quite as filling or satisfying as the omelet. Sure, scrambled eggs are easy. And poached eggs are tender. But the omelet is hearty, plays well with other ingredients, and is a perfect choice for breakfast, lunch …

Breakfast

This Pasta Is The Hookup Equivalent Of Engagement Chicken

Illustrations by Tristan Offit.<p>The recipe for Come Fuck Me Penne à la Vodka has been circulating among single women in New York City since the mid-1990s -- which is when I first learned about it. I had just moved from Chicago and was attending my first semi-grown-up Manhattan dinner party with some …

Relationships

Empty

<i>Written in 2013 though I continue to experience threads of emptiness every September.</i><p>Less than 48 hours ago, my husband and I said goodbye to our youngest daughter on a bustling street on the campus of Brown University in Rhode Island. We hugged and kissed, shed a tear or two, and headed west. I …

Rhode Island

10 Cities That Seem Boring, But Deserve A Second Look

By Becky Mahan<p>Let's face it. Both foreigners and Americans are guilty of a bit of flyover state stereotyping, passing over certain parts of the United States for exciting, classic bucket list destinations. But the fact is that the U.S. is a BIG place, with lots to do. The Midwest is not all …

10 Men Who Prove Tattoos Can Be Elegant

From David Beckham to Nick Wooster, these 10 gentlemen combine tattoos and classic menswear perfectly.<p>From David Beckham to Nick Wooster, these 10 gentlemen combine tattoos and classic menswear perfectly.

Men's Fashion

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Art

Spotted: A planet 10 times the size of Jupiter with four suns

Astronomers have discovered a massive planet with four suns only 125 light-years from Earth.<p>The planet is at least 10 times as big as Jupiter, and scientists say it probably has no actual surface to stand on. But if you could fly a spacecraft into its atmosphere and look up, you would see one …

Universe

A guide to Amsterdam's Red Light District

Amsterdam's infamous Red Light District is a carnival of vice, with skimpily-clad commercial sex workers in brothel windows, raucous bars, haze-filled 'coffeeshops', strip shows and mind-boggling museums. It's not for everyone.<p>If you choose to satisfy your curiosity with a wander around the area, …

Meet the A-List Cast Starring in Taylor Swift's New Music Video

“Meet Catastrophe.”<p>On May 7, Taylor Swift Instagrammed a film noir-inspired shot of herself as Catastrophe, a smoldering, dark-lipped character from …

Music Videos

Ancient climate records 'back predictions'

<b>Records of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere millions of years ago support current predictions on climate change, say scientists.</b><p>Evidence from the last warm period in the Earth's ancient past suggests the climate will respond as expected to rising CO2 levels.<p>The research, published in Nature, is in …

Climate Change

Recipes

Discover Jamie's collection of delicious recipes, ranging in complexity using an array of ingredients you will be sure to find the perfect recipe for …

10 Tips to Plan an Eco-Friendly Wedding

1 of 11<p>Setting the Tone<p>Set the tone of your green wedding by choosing an eco-friendly location. If an outdoor wedding is up your alley, choose a …

Carbon dioxide satellite mission returns first global maps

<b>Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) has returned its first global maps of the greenhouse gas CO2.</b><p>The satellite was sent up in July to help pinpoint the key locations on the Earth's surface where carbon dioxide is being emitted and absorbed.<p>This should help scientists better understand how …

Climate Change

27 Pictures Only "Harry Potter" Fans Will Think Are Funny

Expecto to laugh-o.

Harry Potter

The Problem With Porn: Something We Should All Consider

I'm in!<p>Porn: It’s the elephant in the room. In today’s state of overt sexuality, it is nearly impossible to avoid the barrage of erotic propaganda …

12 Things You Never Knew About 'Gilmore Girls'

At this point, "Gilmore Girls" fans are counting down the days until the beloved series hits Netflix. Sadly, we still have half the month of September left. So we have no choice but to indulge in as much "Gilmore" nostalgia as possible.<p>From Alexis Bledel's actual coffee intake to the creators' …

35 places to swim in the world's clearest water

33 places to swim in the world’s clearest water<p>HERE ARE 35 places around the world to strap on your GoPro, do some underwater exploring, and come …

Haunting Underwater Art Gallery

News<p>PHOTOS: Haunting Underwater Art Gallery<p>By Edecio Martinez<p>March 13 2013 12:59 PM EDT<p>weather.com<p>Renowned Austrian photographer Andreas Franke has …

Are Vegetable and Seed Oils Bad For Your Health? A Critical Look

The consumption of processed seed and vegetable oils has increased dramatically in the past century.<p>Commonly mistaken as health foods, quite a few …

Martin Vargic's map of world stereotypes makes no attempt at political correctness.

Martin Vargic, a student and self-titled “amateur graphic designer” from Slovakia, has compiled a satirical map of the world’s stereotypes that …