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NBA Players' Combined Faces Will Make You Feel Uncomfortable

Ever wonder what the stars of NBA teams would look like with their faces morphed together? Me neither.<p>A Reddit user combined photos of various stars from around the Association into single faces. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant can be seen above as "Russin Westrant". If you're not concerned with …

Basketball

Here's What Donald Sterling's Love Of Koreans Reveals About Racism In America

By now, everyone is familiar with the baffling remarks he made to his girlfriend, admonishing her for featuring photos of black people on her Instagram feed and for bringing her black friends to Clippers games.<p>These weren't merely the words of a jilted madman. They fit within a broader pattern of …

Equality

NBA PLAYOFF PREVIEW: The One Thing You Need To Know About Every Series

We're still a few weeks away from the marquee match-ups we all want to see (Heat-Pacers III, anything in the West). So consider this your basketball appetizer.<p>We went through every first-round series and picked the winners.<p><b>San Antonio Spurs (1) vs. Dallas Mavericks (8)</b><p>The Mavericks are the worst …

NBA

How to Make a Bouncy Ball

How to Make a Bouncy Ball<p>Author: Desiree Campbell @the36thavenue<p>Ingredients<p>½ Cup Warm Water<br>• 1 Tb Borax<br>• 1 Tb of Cornstarch<br>• 2 Tb White Liquid Glue<br>• Food …

How 20 popular websites looked when they launched

From Google to youtube, from craigslist to flickr - how some of today's biggest sites looked back in the early days of their existence.<p>Remember the days when the word Google was not interchangeable with internet? Or when every site seemed to have a Netscape icon on it? Or when Flash was still …

16 Funny-Shaped Fruits And Vegetables That Forgot How To Be Plants

You’d think that a carrot is a carrot is a carrot, but that’s just not the case – some carrots are just carrots, and others are also intergalactic …

Gardening

Watch Brian Scalabrine's Fake ESPN '30 for 30' Trailer

Former NBA power forward Brian Scalabrine, 35, played in the NBA for 11 seasons and with three different franchises.<p>He averaged 3.1 authoritative points, 2.0 earth-shattering rebounds and 0.2 fear-inducing blocks per game.<p>Someone liked the White Mamba so much that they decided to create a fake ESPN</i> …

Basketball

10 NBA Players Who Are Must-Follows on Twitter

Let's get one thing out of the way right now: The vast majority of NBA players are not worth following on Twitter. Your average professional athlete is not exactly William Faulkner.<p>But there are a few NBA ballers who make Twitter fun. Some of them are witty, some of them are melodramatic and some …

Basketball

Brain Cells 'Geotag' Memories To Cache What Happened — And Where

Think back to an important event in your life: a graduation, a birth, a special Thanksgiving dinner. Chances are you're remembering not only what happened, but also where it happened. And now scientists think they know why.<p>As we form so-called episodic memories, the brain appears to be using …

Your Fat Has a Brain. Seriously. And It's Trying to Kill You.

Phil Bruno was super-sizing again. It was just past 5:30 on a spring evening in 2004, and he was driving home from work. He pulled into a White Castle, one of many fast-food outlets lining Route 100 in his hometown of Manchester, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. He was only a mile from his house, …

Fitness

The Climate Change Act: Speaking Truth to Power?

When the Climate Change Act was drafted, there was scepticism over its ability to hold government to account. Has it succeeded?<p>When the Climate Change Act was passed, it was rightly promoted as a world-leading piece of legislation. One reason the Act was so ambitious was the high level of …

Government books $41.3 billion in student loan profits

Figures come as concerns mount about growing loan debt for students, graduates.<p>The federal government made enough money on student loans over the last year that, if it wanted, it could provide maximum-level Pell Grants of $5,645 to 7.3 million college students.<p>The $41.3 billion profit for the 2013 …

No, Greeks Aren't Giving Themselves HIV on Purpose

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Thanks to an editing error, Rush Limbaugh, and the Drudge Report, many people have come to believe …

NBA's Wonderful Toys: The Technology Used in NBA Training Rooms

There will always be tape and ice.<p>Beyond that, there may be nothing in an NBA training room that isn't touched by the advance in technology that we've seen over the last decade. The tools in the arsenals of team physicians have changed as rapidly as cell phones, allowing NBA teams to get more out …

Basketball

The Science Behind Posture and How It Affects Your Brain

I'll confess up front: I have terrible posture. It's been bad since I was in high school at least, and probably for even longer than that. It's one …

Body Language

5 Reasons Running May Not Help You Lose Weight

<i>By Adam Bornstein for Shape.com</i><p>"My body just can't lose weight."<p>That's the first thing I heard when I picked up the phone. Sounding frustrated and hopeless on the other end of the line, my client Sarah continued.<p>"If you knew how hard I've been working, you'd understand. You'd know I wasn't making …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Self-improvement

Interactive Infographic: What Would A Hyperloop Nation Look Like?

If Elon Musk's mass-transit plan came to fruition, this is what it would mean for travel.<p><i>Explore a hypothetical North American Hyperloop network, where total travel time between cities by Hyperloop is represented by color. Click on a city to re-center the map at a different origin. Mouse over a</i> …

High-speed Rail

FDA moves toward banning trans fats

Trans fats, long a source of controversy for being linked to health problems, may be getting kicked out of the American food supply.<p>The FDA announced Thursday that there is no safe level of partially hydrogenated oils. The move — unusually bold for an agency that typically leaves additive safety to …

How the way we walk can increase risk of being mugged

The way people move can influence the likelihood of an attack by a stranger. The good news, though, is that altering it can reduce the chances of being targeted.<p>How you move gives a lot away. Maybe too much, if the wrong person is watching. We think, for instance, that the way people walk can …

Ripoff

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Updated: Nov. 5, 2017<p>Editor’s Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is …

VIDEO: Certifiably the weirdest Derrick Rose video you will see

Weird. Just weirdo weird weird weird. Weird video.<p>I don't ... it ... it's a video ... there's ... I mean ... Derrick Rose ... and ... I mean ... it …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Education

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Art & Literature

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

How Electric Light Is Harming Our Normal Sleep Cycles

Electric lighting is a major culprit in our chronic state of sleep deprivation, according to a new perspective published in the journal Nature.<p>Dr. Charles A. Czeisler, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School, makes the case that electric lighting can seriously affect …

DARPA's new mind-controlled prosthetics let patients feel again

Over the past decade, DARPA’s work on brain-controlled prosthetic limbs has led to some impressive breakthroughs, but with the development of novel neuromuscular interfaces, it’s making real headway toward mainstream bionic limbs in the near term. Today, the agency released some new information …