Linda St.Romain

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The World Is Wasting Our Irreplaceable Helium, And Nobody Cares

When Helium was discovered on Earth, its unique properties immediately lent itself to scientific uses. As a lighter-than-air gas, it could be used for buoyancy or even levitation. Since it’s both non-reactive and inert, it can be used at high temperatures and in oxygen-rich environments without a …

The 11 Powerful Habits of Truly Happy People

Happiness isn’t an accident—it’s a habit.<p>When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure—a decadent meal, a …

Brad Pitt Perfects Hollywood’s Hot New Trend: Being a Sad Dad

Brad Pitt’s brooding post-divorce interview in GQ crystallizes a depressing new Hollywood trend: sad dads.<p>Sad dads are the hot new trend in tragic …

The Forgotten Story Of The Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands Of Workers' Lives

During World War I, hundreds of young women went to work in clock factories, painting watch dials with luminous radium paint. But after the girls — who literally glowed in the dark after their shifts — began to experience gruesome side effects, they began a race-against-time fight for justice that …

15 Humor Books That Are Capable Of Literally Making You Laugh Out Loud

From short stories and poetry, to comics and memoirs!

America’s unhealthy obsession with productivity is driving its biggest new reading trend

“I probably started reading ultra hardcore about seven or eight years ago,” says Tom Bilyeu, an entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. “Ultra hardcore” means that Bilyeu reads everywhere: While he brushes his teeth, while he gets dressed, in the 30 seconds it takes to cross rooms in his house, he’s …

Audiobooks

Yes, the Rosary is a completely biblical prayer

Katrina Fernandez takes on a common misconception many hold about the Rosary and Catholics' devotion to Mary.<p><b>Katrina,</b><p><b>I just happened to come across</b></b> …

Prayer

Here's what the HDR photo setting really does — and why you should use it

You might have noticed the three letters "HDR" on your smartphone's camera app when you're lining up a picture, and you might wonder whether to keep it on or off.<p>It's generally better to keep it on, and here's why:<p>HDR stands for "High Dynamic Range," and it helps make your pictures look better by …

Mobile Photography

8 Windows 10 settings you should change right away

17 Colouring Books That Every Grown-Up Needs

Fresh ink.<p>Want some more recommendations? Try these out.

12 Incredible American Mansions That Are Open to the Public

What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.<p>What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.

This Is How Men and Women Handle Email Differently

And yes, age affects emailing, too.<p>A recent Yahoo labs email study has kind of confirmed what you might have assumed: Men and women have slightly different strategies for communicating with each other. Maybe that's not a huge surprise, but the numbers behind the study (the largest email one ever …

iPhone Photography Awards Winners Revealed

Photographers of the Year iPhone Photography Awards. First place, Sounds of the old town.<br>Michał Koralewski<p>1 of 17<p>LightBox NewsletterSign up to …

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When The Family Business Is Ribald Wedding Poetry

I'm the guy who writes too-clever poems for special occasions. I come by it honestly. No, proudly.<p>From my dad’s side of the family I received an odd first name, a big crooked nose, and a compulsion to write and recite poetry at public gatherings. “Bad poetry,” my dad likes to point out. Weddings, …

David Letterman's final Top Ten List was a star-studded affair

David Letterman’s final Top Ten List featured more star wattage than an awards show. For the final <i>Late Show</i>, Letterman enlisted 10 celebrity friends …

Inside Palmyra, the Ancient City ISIS Just Sacked

Hours after the terror group grabbed its second city in a week, Palmyra was pitch-black and silent. But residents are bracing for bloody …

Depression Raises Parkinson's Risk, Study Confirms

People with depression were much more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease years later, Swedish researchers report in a new study that strengthens the theory that depression and Parkinson’s are linked.<p>This one suggests that the depression comes first, not the other way around, the team at Umeå …

'Star Wars' villains do their part for pets (pictures)

Google's new self-driving cars hit the road

Google's cute-as-a-button, fully autonomous cars are hitting the road this summer.<p>If you're in Mountain View, California, you'll be among the first to see them pass by.<p>Google (GOOGL) says it's now ready to test-drive the gray and white prototype vehicles after extensive testing on closed tracks, …

Autonomous Cars

Tess Holliday Is The Biggest Thing To Ever Happen To Modeling

At size 22, Tess Holliday is the largest model ever signed by a major agency. Can she spin her social media stardom into a career in the high-stakes (and notoriously body-conscious) modeling world?<p>Her real name is Ryann Hoven, but I won’t know this until much later, when we’re a couple drinks in at …

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Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Yayoi Kusama's ‘Obliteration Room’ Is About to Be the Next New York Selfie Destination

The celebrated Japanese artist's new gallery show is a polka-dotted, populist affair that everyone will be lining up to see and be seen at.<p>In 2013, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's <i>Infinity Mirrored Room</i> was the surprise hit of the art world, the piece that launched thousands of selfies on its way to …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

Alabama Shakes Frees Itself

The band's sophomore album, Sound & Color, offers up sound experiments that are as wild as the voice over them.<p>Brittany Howard has given a name to each of the many dance moves she does onstage with her band Alabama Shakes. Those moves include, according to <i>The Guardian</i>'s profile of Howard, “the …

Jack White

Space geckos show their playful side on zero-gravity mission

Reptiles were previously considered unable to play, but a Russian space experiment has overturned that view thanks to a loosely fastened collar<p>They can walk on walls with ease and shed their tails when they find themselves in a tight spot, but the one thing geckos were thought to lack was a …