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21 Mac And Cheese Recipes That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds

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Michelle Obama’s Lifetime of Microaggressions

The first lady often strikes an aggrieved note when talking about her experience in America.<p>Michelle Obama gave a commencement address at Tuskegee University that was a ringing call for the graduates not to be discouraged by her whining.<p>Much of the first lady’s speech was what is right and proper …

Here's A Two-Week Clean Eating Challenge That's Actually Delicious

This is a delicious two-week meal plan that will teach you to cook and eat healthy, feel awesome, and stay that way. Just like last year's, but better.

Cracking down on police brutality? There’s an app for that

Whichever side of the political equation you fall, there’s no denying that complaints about police brutality are all over the news at the moment.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California thinks its got the solution, however: a new Mobile Justice CA app, designed to help individuals …

15 Pictures That Will Change The Way You See The World

A selection from the amazing finalists of the Smithsonian.com's 12th annual photo contest.

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

A Mind For Numbers. How To Excel At Math And Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra).

25.01.2015<p>review by Irena Domachowska<p>When I first started to teach myself how to program, I self-diagnosed myself with dysprogrammeria - a natural …

Learning

Are Greek elections about to call time on five punishing years of austerity?

A few days ago, two words in a splash of red appeared beneath the first-floor window of the art deco building at 18 Patriarchou Ioakim Street. Their message was unambiguous. “Everybody Syriza”, read the scrawl.<p>Anywhere else the graffiti might have gone unnoticed. But Patriarchou Ioakim is the …

Europe

The 15 Grossest Things You Might Be Eating

You'll be seriously disturbed by the secret ingredients lurking in your pantry.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and repurposed with permission from Rodale News.</i><p>Unfortunately, gross food has become the norm in most supermarkets, with packaged food ingredient lists reading more like chemistry …

'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

Genetics

3 Ingredient Red Velvet Brownies

We are brownie lovers at our house (brownie edges are coveted over here), so I thought it was only fitting that Valentine’s Day should include red …

Dessert

8 Ways the Legal System Screws Rape Victims (Like Me)

When I was 19, I got so drunk at a party that I passed out. I woke up in the middle of being raped. When I started to scream, he covered my mouth. I …

27 Diagrams That Make Cooking So Much Easier

Including easy ingredient substitutions, basic knife skills, meat marinating times, and more.

Heartbreaking Photo Series Reveals The True Toll Obesity Can Take On A Family

At his heaviest, Hector Garcia, Jr. weighed 636 pounds.<p>After being ridiculed for being overweight as a kid, he began dieting in high school, but the weight kept coming back due to poor eating habits and, likely, a genetic predisposition to obesity. At times confined to his home, Garcia told the San …

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

Burn more calories, eat healthier, and boost your weight-loss efforts—today.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't about committing to one healthy choice—the journey is made up of lots lifestyle decisions that you make every …

Spectacularly Surreal Wonderlands by Photographer Gerald Larocque

Toronto-based photographer Gerald Larocque imagines spectacularly surreal wonderlands in his conceptual photographs. According to Larocque, his images “[address] eruptions of his unconscious and suppressed memories,” leading to gorgeous shots that look like scenes from a dream. Pale, slender young …

Three Photographers' Journey Through the Jaw-Dropping Landscapes of Iceland

Around this time last year, photographer Elizabeth Gadd decided that she would visit the number one country on her bucket list, Iceland. She convinced her two photographer friends, Rob Woodcox and Whitney Justesen, to join her on this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Soon, they had their tickets book and …

Hiking

The Orphanage: the film that frightened me the most

I can't explain why what just happened, happened. I downloaded, from iTunes, The Orphanage, the 2007 Spanish horror film that is more responsible for making me jump like soap out of wet hands than any other film I've ever watched. I wanted to make sure it still scared the bejesus out of me as much …

Facebook under fire from drag queens over 'real-name' rule

Many in the drag-queen community are up in arms over a Facebook requirement that user accounts must be operated under “real names”.<p>The performers say Facebook has forced them to use their legal names if they want to continue to access and use their accounts.<p>A San Francisco drag queen, Sister Roma, …

The 20 photographs of the week

The war against Islamic State, the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the Burning Man festival – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Casual VR: inside Oculus and Samsung's mobile virtual world

Carmack solved the problem by bypassing the phone’s normal operating system to deliver ultra-fast images in high resolutions, greatly increasing performance and reducing the motion blur that plagued the original Rift. And Oculus is trying to set expectations about the limits that still exist. "We …

How to shoot images of powerful women and vulnerable men

A shoot is a collaboration. There's the stylist, make-up artist, hairdresser, assistants, set designers, clients, and input from the magazine if it's editorial.<p>There are usually 20 people in the room, but in the end it's about the relationship between the model and the photographer. I guess the …

United front: breasts without the airbrush

The shocking thing about Laura Dodsworth’s pictures of 100 women’s breasts isn’t the flesh on show, or the many shapes and sizes, but the realisation that images of unairbrushed, non-uniform breasts seem to be so rare. “We see images of breasts everywhere,” says the 41-year-old photographer, “but …

There Is A New ‘Game Of Thrones’ Book Coming This October, Just Not The One You’re Expecting

If you’re a <i>Game of Thrones</i> fan, you’ll probably want to put October 26th on your calendars. That’s when George R.R. Martin will unveil his newest book at New York’s Kaufman Concert Hall before its official release on the 28th. No, this isn’t for <i>The Winds of Winter</i>, the long awaited sixth …

Evolution Video Game Tests Your Ability To Spot Camouflaged Bird Eggs

Help scientists by pretending to be a mongoose.<p>Call it a case of virtual selection. Testing out Project Nightjar's experimental video game, I peered through the world in mongoose-tinted glasses, looking for the eggs of a nesting nightjar -- a nocturnal bird in the family <i>Caprimulgidae</i>. The clock …

Listen to a song made from recording thousands of industrial machines

We've heard music made from bats' echolocation signals and the sounds of glaciers before, but what about tunes composed with something a little more, say, industrial? And no, we aren't talking about Nine Inch Nails' classic <i>The Downward Spiral.</i> Think more along the lines of a song comprised of …

A Timelapse of Paris That Will Blow Your Mind

Once in a very great while, we photographers come across a work that is truly magnificent, one that both inspires and leaves us a little bit amazed. …