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Artist claims that he lost his virginity to a busty alien called Crescent

A new film opens with artist David Huggins saying, simply, ‘When I was 17 I lost my virginity to a female extraterrestrial.’<p>It’s a bold claim, …

Comets Produce Their Own Oxygen, Planets Could Do The Same Without Needing Life

In a new study published Monday in the journal Nature Communications, two researchers from the California Institute of Technology explained how …

15 Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat

Hard-and-fast food rules are made to be broken. But some common foods are seriously bad for you. "It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die …

Nutrition

French Annoyingly Retain Right to Claim Intellectual Superiority Over Americans

PARIS (The Borowitz Report)—On Sunday, the people of France annoyingly retained their traditional right to claim intellectual superiority over Americans, as millions of French citizens paused to enjoy just how much smarter they were than their allies across the Atlantic.<p>In bars and cafés across …

Banksy claims responsibility for giant Brexit painting in Dover

Street artist Banksy has laid claim to a massive Brexit-themed painting in Dover.<p>A three-storey version of the European Union flag appeared painted on to a residential building, on Saturday morning, near the ferry port off the A20 in the Kent seaside town.<p>The monochrome image stencilled onto the …

Streetwear

Depressed man has been 'cured' by revolutionary treatment - and it doesn't involve drugs

I had my first depressive feelings when I was 16. I went to a very competitive school where you had to be a strong character to fit in, there was no …

Mental Health

5 Daily Choices the Smartest People Make

What's remarkable about making these daily choices is knowing there will be no regrets.<p>According to multiple sources, the average number of decisions an adult makes each day is about 35,000. Some are smart, others ... well, lets just keep things on a positive note and say it's the smart decisions …

Self-improvement

6 Things Successful Employees Do Outside the Office

Want to perform better at your job? Take a cue from successful employees and do these things outside of the office.<p>Being a rock star at your job is as much a product of the work you do outside the office as the work you do in it. Successful employees know how to actively set themselves up to …

Employee Engagement

Disabled Dog and Blind Cat Form Precious Friendship

Differences don’t matter to Scarlet and Mowgli.<p>Scarlet doesn’t care that her best friend Mowgli the blind cat can’t see her face. And Mowgli doesn’t …

Pets

How an LLC Owner Gets Paid - Simplified

How Does an LLC Owner Get Paid?<p>The limited liability company (LLC) is a peculiar form of business type, and a recent addition to the types of …

Silicon Valley Murder Mystery: How Drugs and Paranoia Doomed Silk Road

Silk Road once reigned as the Internet’s premier destination for drug deals and even more illicit fare. But as the Web site became a billion-dollar enterprise, its creator, Ross Ulbricht, went from idealistic to dangerous. An adaptation from Nick Bilton’s new book shows how the empire collapsed.<p>I. …

Plastic-eating caterpillar could revolutionize waste treatment

The answer to our global plastic catastrophe may be in sight. Spanish researchers have discovered that the wax worm, a caterpillar known for munching …

Watch This Dog Suddenly Recognize His Much Thinner Owner

After five weeks in the hospital, Shane Godfrey lost a lot of weight, and his dog was confused, to say the least.<p>Shane Godfrey has had a rough few months. After dealing with a wicked flu that landed him in the hospital for over five weeks, he finally ended up home—and then even his beloved dog …

Pets

11 Habits of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

Alert: If You Always Avoid Things You Fear, You May Have This Issue

Most of us can relate to wanting to avoid things that make us uncomfortable – situations, people, and even work. Sometimes, we deliberately find ways …

Cognitive Science

An 18-Year-Old With Schizophrenia Is Turning Her Hallucinations Into Powerful Art

"My illustrations make me feel less lonely, so I hope I can do the same for other people."

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Hidden Secret to Not Giving a F*ck

If you’ve read ideas on Ideapod, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh.<p>It’s a …

Meditation

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

Pulls and Knobs Open the Door to a New Look

Repair and replace door hardware that makes rooms look dingy and outdated. We’ll show you how door and cabinet pulls, knobs, and hinges can give your …

Stephen Colbert Shreds 'Self-Righteous Landfill Of Angry Garbage' Bill O'Reilly

"Papa Bear" gets the sendoff he deserves.<p>“The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert had some sharp words for Bill O’Reilly, the longtime Fox News host who was dumped by the network on Wednesday amid allegations of sexual harassment.<p>“I owe a lot to Bill O’Reilly,” Colbert said Wednesday night. “I spent …

AP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.<p>Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO is a …

Ryan Zinke

Pink Noise Could Be Your New Favorite Solution for a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep can be a tricky thing. It’s essential for everything from functioning properly in your day-to-day to brightening skin and regulating appetite (which is why a box of donuts looks so good after a restless night). And it’s usually when we need it the most that it’s hardest to get. But science …

Sleep

6 Secret Camping Spots in California You've Never Even Heard Of

Summer is coming up fast, and that means one thing: campsites throughout California will soon start filling up like wildfire. Even if you manage to …

Pet portraits are the cutest when they're shot from below

In what's surely the cutest take on the traditional pet portrait, the photographer behind the Underlook series shoots his subjects from below.<p>Over …

Cute Animals

Is British Street Artist Banksy Really Four People?

The Daily Beast can reveal the real name of one of the street artists suspected of working under the alias ‘Banksy.’<p>And despite the fact that he …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don't Do (and What They Do Instead)

Check yourself--you may be lacking EQ<p>As I've previously written, one of the most vital components of emotionalintelligence is self-awareness. Whether you're a janitor or a CEO, self-awareness is an important aspect of improving yourself as a person and a professional.<p>Unfortunately, we live in a …

Emotional Intelligence

What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things

These are sure-fire ways to build your professional relationships and increase your tribe fast.<p>If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>…

Happiness

23 Photos of Adorable Animal Brothers & Sisters

Babies and animals can be tricky subjects to photograph, so imagine the challenge of photographing baby animals. We have to hand it to the wildlife …

Cute

The Intricacies of Quantum Mechanics Explained in 5 Minutes Using Ducks

Exurb1a has created a new amusing video where he takes a <i>quack</i> at explaining the intricacies of quantum mechanics in 5 minutes using ducks.<p>What a …

Octopus And Squid Evolution Is Officially Weirder Than We Could Have Ever Imagined

They edit their own genes! Just when we thought octopuses couldn’t be any weirder, it turns out that they and their cephalopod brethren evolve …

Biology