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BFFs on the Big Screen! Rihanna and Cara Delevingne Set to Star in New Sci-Fi Film

Rihanna is coming to the big screen – co-starring alongside her BFF supermodel Cara Delevingne!<p>The ladies are set to star in the upcoming science …

Ten cult characters to get inspired by this Halloween

Patrick Bateman is leaning against the fridge chatting up Audrey Hepburn with a smirk. The twins from <i>The Shining</i> have locked themselves in the toilet. Mia Wallace is trying to lure Wednesday Addams onto the makeshift dance floor. Do you ever get the feeling that you've been to this Halloween party …

Country Living

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What happens when men and women switch roles?

Chinese artist Pixy Yijun Liao challenges conventional ideas of gender dynamics. She started the project "Experimental Relationship” after a year of dating Moro, a Japanese musician who’s five years younger than her. The idea behind the series was to explore what happens if a man and woman exchange …

Why Do I Sound So Gay?

A new documentary explores the phenomenon of the ‘gay voice,’ and why so many gay men feel shame about it. From personal experience, let me tell you: …

Who Called It 'Spiritual Rape' to Force Your Religion on Others? The Answer Might Surprise You.

Over the past two years, the term "spiritual rape," used by Mikey Weinstein to describe the unwanted and aggressive proselytizing of members of our military, has become one of the most popular go-to quotes in the world of fundamentalist Christian websites, the right-wing media -- and even in …

President Barack Obama commutes sentences of 46 drug offenders

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 46 drug offenders, saying in a video posted online Monday that the men and women were not "hardened criminals" and their punishments didn't match the crimes they committed.<p>Obama said the move was part of his larger attempt …

Pasta recipes: the best quick and satisfying dishes

Pasta is the ultimate storecupboard staple. With just a handful of ingredients and a bag of pasta, you can whip up a simple, satisfying and delicious meal in minutes.<p>These recipes will inspire you to get a little more creative with pasta, whether it's to impress a crowd or for a cosy TV dinner for …

Author Jenny Han Discusses The Successes And Shortcomings Of The Young Adult Genre

Strolling down the promenade in a retro paisley dress and chunky glasses, Jenny Han perfectly embodies the vision of a Brooklyn author. After publishing her first book as a student at Chapel Hill, Han found an earnest love for the Young Adult genre and has since released her 10th novel. Her series</i> …

The 20 best Italian recipes: part 2

Risotto, gnochetti and more great recipes from top chefs, including Claudia Roden and Elizabeth David, selected by Observer Food Monthly<br>• Click here to read part 3 of this series<p>One of the most warming dishes you can get high up in the mountains, especially of the Aosta Valley, is polenta concia, …

Italian Food

Step away from the burger: Why a 'Western' diet is bad for your health

<b>(CNN) —</b> The developing world is seeing rapid urbanization, with more than half of the world's population now living in cities and this figure expected to reach 70% by 2050.<p>But with this progression comes an urban lifestyle -- often meaning less physical activity and the consumption of a "Western" …

Holistic Medicine

Christian Theologian: Gay Marriage is a “Far More Serious” Problem Than Slavery

July 6, 2015 by Hemant Mehta<p>There’s been a series of questions going around the online Christian world following the Supreme Court’s marriage …

LGBTQI

Buddhism Meets Psychedelics

Our friends at Evolver are running another learning lab. This time Allan Badiner explores the intersection of Buddhism and Psychedelics with guests …

11 Home Decor Mistakes That Make Designers Cringe

If your bed is swallowed up by throw pillows, you've made a wrong turn.<p>If your bed is swallowed up by throw pillows, you've made a wrong turn.

Home Decorating

What “Magic Mike XXL” reveals about one of our most enduring taboos

<b>Matt Bomer and Channing Tatum in "Magic Mike XXL" (Warner Bros. Entertainment)</b><p>The men of “Magic Mike XXL” are physically perfect — and just as terrified of failing as the rest of us<p>Erin Coulehan<p>July 6, 2015 7:26pm (UTC)<p>I’ll admit it: I was one of those women that saw “Magic Mike XXL” the night it …

Why White Americans Don’t Think The Charleston Massacre Counts As Terrorism

Only 41 percent of American adults believe the shooter at Emanuel A.M.E Church in Charleston, S.C. should be charged with terrorism, according to a …

What To Eat After You Work Out

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>As a sports nutritionist, I consult for pro teams and privately counsel professional and competitive athletes in numerous sports, as well as fitness enthusiasts. Pros and weekend warriors definitely have different nutrition needs, but they do have one thing in common: In …

A Plant-Based Cookbook That Caters To Athletes

21 Vegan Barbecue Staples That'll Make Any Cookout An Herbivore's Delight

Just because you don't eat meat products doesn't mean you have to suffer through a vacuous frozen veggie burger while everyone else at the summer barbecue chows down on hot, delicious grill food.<p>You, dear vegan, deserve the very best. And, as it happens, the very best cookout foods are often vegan. …

24 Vegan Restaurants That Belong On Your Culinary Bucket List

Let the meat-free feasting begin.

Naomi Campbell Interview With Nick Knight on Racism in the Fashion Industry

Naomi Campbell is 45 years old and—still, to this day—arguably the supermodel-iest of all supermodels. She's walked countless runways, graced the cover of every major fashion magazine, and fronted hundreds of luxury campaigns. But despite nearly 30 years of unparalleled success—she landed her first …

You'll Be Eating This Noodle Salad from Now Till September

<i>Salad shouldn't be an obligation or an afterthought—and it doesn't always have to be kale, either. Every other Thursday, Elizabeth Stark from Brooklyn Supper will help you make salads you actually want to eat.</i><p><i>Today: A fresh, multi-flavored noodle recipe that will show off the season's prettiest</i> …

Tofu Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Start by preparing rice noodles in boiling hot water for about 10 minutes (read instructions on package), then drain and set aside.<p>Meanwhile, heat a …

Recipes

These Asian Noodle Salad Recipes Will Save Your Summer

Photo credit: The Kitchy Kitchen, What's Cooking Good Looking, Cookie + Kate, This Gal Cooks, Use Real Butter, A House in the Hills<p>You can never have enough go-to quick, easy meal ideas -- especially during the summer when time is better spent outside. Salads are great for that, but often leave you …

Sesame Soba Noodle Salad with Smoked Salmon

<i>When you say “yes” to what is, you become aligned with the power and intelligence of Life itself.</i> <i><br>Eckhart Tolle- from Stillness Speaks</i><p>Hope you are …

Food

12 Bento Box Lunch Ideas to Get You Through the Week

Packing a well-balanced lunch — whether it’s for you or for your mini me — is crucial for setting healthy habits. And while trying to come up with something different to bring every day can be challenging, a Bento-style lunch box takes all the thought out of it. Fill the largest compartments with …

How to Get a Toddler to Eat Like a Grown-Up

<i>In Kids' Lunch, take a look into what people in the food world and the world at large pack their children (and occasionally their significant others and maybe even their pets) for lunch.</i><p><i>T</i><i>oday, Sara Forte from Sprouted Kitchen cuts adult meals into bite-sized pieces so that her 13-month-old can</i> …

7 Couscous Recipes for Every Day of the Week

Couscous is one of the most versatile grains out there. It can be made ahead of time, or to order. It is delicious when prepared vegan, meaty, or …