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10 Recent Music Releases To Listen To That Aren't Taylor Swift

It's getting hard to escape Taylor Swift since the release of <i>1989</i> -- in addition to conquering radio, she's also taken over the entirety of New York City. But even though it seems like whole world is swept up in Swift-mania, the music world has been quietly pumping out some amazing, non-Taylor …

Famous Novels Turned into Beautifully Intricate Works of Book Art

Tokyo-based artist and designer Tomoko Takeda turns literary masterpieces into stunning works of visual art in her series <i>ものがたりの断片</i> (<i>monogatari no danpen</i>, trans. “story fragments”). With a brilliant eye for form and structure, Takeda cuts and carves away at the pages of books to form intricate, …

Books

What's New on Netflix for November 2014

Looking for what's new on Netflix streaming for November? You've come to the right place.<p>We've rounded up the best TV shows and movies arriving soon. So take some time to peruse this list, and maybe block off a weekend or two so you can binge-watch Season 9 of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" or …

Acorns Micro-Invests Your Spare Change

There’s a growing arsenal of apps that integrate with your daily spending habits to deliver smart tips on how to make the most of your money. BillGuard, for example, helps you combat credit card fraud and hidden merchant fees. But a new entrant to the personal finance space is looking to go the …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Bitcoin

It Turns Out Gay Porn And Pokemon Have Way More In Common Than You'd Think

Thanks to the Tumblr Gotta Cum 'Em All!, you'll never look at Bulbasaur the same way again. Kinda sorta NSFW.

Helpful Infographic Perfectly Pairs Wine with Food

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or not, you could probably use this infographic to learn a thing or two about the liquid of the gods. How many calories does a typical glass of white wine versus red wine have and, more importantly, which wine should you pair with tonight's dinner? …

Infographics

Someone Recorded Crickets then Slowed Down the Track, And It Sounds Like Humans Singing

Composer Jim Wilson has recorded the sound of crickets and then slowed down the recording, revealing something so amazing. The crickets sound like …

12 Must-Read Books For Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p><b>Enon by Paul Harding</b><p>Paul Harding’s novel <i>Tinkers</i> won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, <i>Enon</i> (Random House), only raises the bar. In this strangely beguiling story, …

See The Beauty Of Math, Even If You Don’t Understand Math

Vizualizing complex math equations is a privilege for a unique few–that is, until you place them within real world context.<p>There comes a moment in most of our lives when we realize that some secrets of the universe will remain hidden from us–not because mankind hasn’t discovered them, but because …

Mathematics

Watch These 13 Amazing Documentaries On Netflix Instant And Abandon All Hope Of Productivity

1. Man on Wire<p>I avoided Man on Wire for a few years – something about an Oscar-winning documentary on a French tightrope walker who crossed the Twin …

A Look Inside The Mystery Box That Is J.J. Abrams' Novel 'S' – /Film

As attention spans shrink and the written word becomes more obsolete, the modern novel is facing a problem similar to movie theaters. How can we make …

Loving Husband Documents Every Stage of Wife's Battle with Breast Cancer

<i>The Battle We Didn't Choose</i> is a powerful collection of images by photographer and loving husband Angelo Merendino, documenting his wife Jennifer's battle with breast cancer. Their story begins like your typical “boy meets girl” love story with Angelo mustering up the courage to reveal his feelings …

Cancer

Why Intuit Founder Scott Cook Wants You To Stop Listening To Your Boss

Why do gigantic companies made up of insanely intelligent people make bad decisions? Because they rely on persuasion and PowerPoint, Cook says, not experimentation.<p>One thing that’s surprising about Scott Cook, the founder of Intuit, is that this intensely smart guy who’s become one of the most …

Consumer Behavior

Gambles – Trust

<b>Rating:</b> ★★★★½<p>Admittedly, I’m a music consumer on a massive scale. It means that I get to enjoy tons of great bands, but on the downside, it takes a …

Does Size Really Matter?

No we aren’t talking about the size of the house you are buying nor how many ounces of steak you want for dinner tonight (although some people prefer …

Stephen Hawking's big ideas ... made simple - video animation

No time to read Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time? In just two and a half minutes, Alok Jha explains why black holes are doomed to shrink into nothingness then explode with the energy of a million nuclear bombs, and rewinds to the big bang and the origin of the universe<p>• See more 'made …

35 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat of …

Kings Of Leon cover Robyn's Dancing On My Own

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Dorothy's Coconut Cake Recipe from Alex Hitz

It took some work to re-create the dessert he remembered from his childhood, but the result does both his mothers proud. Get the recipe for this homemade dessert, and let us know what you think in the comments!<p>I had two mothers: Caroline and Dorothy. Caroline gave birth to me, and Dorothy helped …

Skillet Blueberry Cobbler with a Cheddar Crust

Skillet Blueberry Cobbler with a Cheddar Biscuit Crust.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 14, 2013 103<p>Sooooo I have a thing for fruit and cheese.<p>I just LOVE it. …

Amazing Animated Comedy Short - HAPPY HOUR

Impressionist Sings 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' As 19 Different Divas

Tired of trying to imagine what it would be like if Bonnie Tyler's classic '80s power ballad "Total Eclipse of the Heart" were sung by 19 other …

Cool Concept: Medieval X-Men

Make the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus at Home

<b>Drain and rinse the chickpeas.</b> Drain the chickpeas into a strainer and rinse under cool running water. If time and patience allows, pinch the skins …

Chickpeas

First Listen: Typhoon, 'White Lighter'

Kyle Morton writes songs for Typhoon as if they were the last works he might ever create. His band is big by rock standards, with somewhere in the neighborhood of a dozen members playing mighty, powerful songs whose instrumentation conveys big, bold joy. But underneath it all are the words of a …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert