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These Adorable Illustrations Remind Us That Love Is In The Little Things

Romance is all around.<p>Artist Philippa Rice has drawn comics and illustrations based on her life with boyfriend Luke Pearson since 2011.<p>Rather than illustrating grand romantic gestures, the Bristol, UK-based artist focuses in on the small but sweet moments couples share -- like falling asleep on the …

Nude Yoga Girl Contorts Her Body into Works of Art Without Breaking Instagram's No Nudity Rules

Twenty-five-year-old Nude Yoga Girl isn't aiming to defy Instagram's nudity policy–she instead wants to use her yoga skills to create bodily works of art. “With my account I want to inspire people to realize that everybody is very beautiful and capable of [doing] amazing things with their bodies,” …

Ho-ho-hot: 'Fashion Santa' has adults lining up for mall pictures with St Nick

Model Paul Mason isn’t your typical mall Santa, and he’s posing for selfies with shoppers to raise money for Toronto’s Sick Kids Foundation<p>More adults are lining up to snap a photo with Santa this year, because the St Nick at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre does not have a belly that shakes like …

This is what it's really like to film a sex scene, according to Jennifer Lawrence

You're pretending to do something spontaneous and intimate while being methodical and surrounded by a crew.<p>But Jennifer Lawrence revealed exactly how awkward the whole process is on Seth Meyers' "Late Night" on Tuesday, appearing to promote her new film "Joy." The sex scene was filmed with Chris …

This Is the Next Big Threat to the Middle Class

It’s a challenging time for the American middle class. A Pew Research Center report released last week described the steady decline in middle class …

Photo Contest Honors Animals Who Just Can’t Get Their S**t Together

Wild animals -- they're just like us!<p>Wildlife is majestic. Beautiful. Awe-inspiring.<p>Most of the time.<p>Sometimes, though, nature is just plain ridiculous, and luckily for us, we have photographers to prove it.<p>This is the first year of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, a Tanzania-based …

He Hated Christians Before Shocking Everyone by Becoming One. Now, He Has a Message About Homosexuality.

Pastor Caleb Kaltenbach of Discovery Church in Simi Valley, California, has gained a great deal of attention for sharing his personal story of growing up emerged in the gay rights movement before later discovering the Christian faith and experiencing an ideological transformation.<p>Kaltenbach, who …

The Beginner’s Guide to Walking Meditation

In order to have peace and joy, you must succeed in having peace within each of your steps. Your steps are the most important thing.– Thich Nhat …

Why AI still sucks in video games - and how DirectX 12 could change it for the better - Page 2 of 2 - ExtremeTech

Why AI still sucks in video games — and how DirectX 12 could change it for the better<p>By on December 14, 2015 at 7:14 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

The Elder Scrolls

Tinder isn’t the only reason the dating scene is terrible for women right now

There's been a lot of talk lately about how dating apps like Tinder are ruining romance.<p>A 2015 Vanity Fair story claimed these apps are responsible …

No Sex, Please—I'm Asexual

<b>A 30-something asexual woman reveals the truth about her oft-misunderstood orientation</b><p>By Keira Tobias // Illustration by Emily Flake<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p><b>I</b> …

Relationships

The most disturbing truths about marriage

Around two thirds of us will eventually get married, 42 per cent of those marriages are going to break down. That leaves less than a third of us in …

48 Things Women Hear In A Lifetime (That Men Just Don't)

Watch 80 years of subtle sexism in under two minutes.<p>Don't be a slut, but definitely don't be too prude. Don't be so emotional, but don't be a cold-hearted bitch. Prioritize your family over your career, but are you <i>sure</i> you want to be a stay-at-home mom?<p>Throughout our lives, women hear insidious, …

Islamic State group targets gays with brutal public killings

REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) — Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State group judge read out the sentence …

Deus Sex Machina: The Ethics Of Robot Love

There was to have been a conference in Malaysia last week called Love and Sex with Robots but it was cancelled after Malaysian police branded it …

Robotics

Teacher returns to school after student's unlawful cucumber condom lesson

Mississippi protesters supported Sheree Ferguson amid suspension after student’s vegetable demonstration violated state law<p>A Starkville high school teacher has been cleared to return to the classroom after being suspended over a student’s vegetable-based presentation for how to properly put on a …

High School

This Is What Happens When You Use a GoPro to Make a Dog Into a Wedding Videographer

Hiring your friend to shoot your wedding pictures of videos is usually a bad idea unless they're a tried and true pro. Apparently, however, that rule …

Weddings

Beautiful And Rare 'Blue Dragon' Washes Ashore In Australia

Looks more like a Pokemon than a real animal, right? But the 'blue dragon" is quite real. It's actually named <i>Glaucus atlanticus</i> and is a small sea …

Nature

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Thousands die as $2-billion in ‘fraudulent acts’ leave Nigeria unable to combat Boko Haram: president

Thousands of Nigerians have died needlessly in terrorist attacks as officials looted more than $2-billion (U.S.) in funds intended for weapons to fight the insurgents, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari says.<p>In a statement late on Tuesday night, Mr. Buhari revealed details of "fictitious and …

YouTube Scrambles to Censor Viral Video Exposing Migrant Invasion

A nearly 20 minute viral video highlighting the crime and radicalization sweeping Europe amidst the ongoing Migrant crisis has spurred widespread …

Graffiti, The Iliad, and why art helps us laugh in the face of death

Jenny Valentine on why art has the power to save and change us, from reading The Iliad via a wall in Falmouth to Yves Klein’s Fire Colour One<p>There’s a quote at the very beginning of my new book Fire Colour One. My husband Alex took a photo of some graffiti on the Falmouth seafront and a clever …

Books

Cry-Baby of the Week: A Writer Attacked a Woman with a Wine Bottle Because She Didn't Like His Book

Also this week: A judge ordered some foster parents to give up a child because they are lesbians.<p><i>It's time, once again, to marvel at some idiots who don't know how to handle the world:</i><p><b>Cry-Baby #1: Richard Brittain</b><p><b>The incident:</b> A writer got some negative feedback on something he'd written.<p><b>The</b> …

This Amazing Machine Lets You ‘Paint’ Mozart’s Music

Move over, Fantasia—a composer has figured out how to translate Mozart and Bach into moving artworks.<p>Music is supposedly a universal language, a kind …

Short story: The smell of home | Africa

The letter came in the morning, but Emeka did not read it. Not straight away. He was convinced that whatever it contained would be harmless, nothing that could not wait. An invitation to an official function, maybe. It was not until he was getting ready to go home that evening that he remembered it.<p>…

A futuristic 'garden' that lets you grow food in your home just raised $230,000 on Kickstarter in 4 days

That's what a startup called Grove wants to help you do with its Ecosystem, which they describe as "an intelligent, in-home garden."<p>Grove Labs, a startup based in Sommerville, Massachusetts, was founded by two MIT students who wanted to give people the ability to grow their own food, regardless of …

Greysexual, aromantic and questioning: A guide to the brave new world of sexuality

Boarding school teachers have been advised to address transgender pupils as ‘zie’ to avoid offence, according to new guidance issued by the Boarding Schools Association. Staff have been told they need to learn a "new language" for a growing number of pupils who demand not to be addressed as 'he' or …

Morbidly Beautiful Pictures Reveal The Horror Of Surgery In The Victorian Era

How to slice a human body. WARNING: Graphic images, obviously.<p><i>Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Surgery</i> is a book that sums up every terror about surgery and medicine you ever had.<p>A follow-up to the award-winning <i>The Sick Rose</i>, Richard Barnett's latest …

Robin Williams’ widow opens up about his suicide: “It was not depression that killed Robin”

<b>Robin Williams (AP)</b><p>Susan Williams spoke to Good Morning America about her husband’s struggles with Lewy Body Dementia<p>Anna Silman<p>November 3, 2015 5:12pm (UTC)<p>In her first interview since her husband’s suicide last August, Robin Williams' widow Susan Williams opened up to "Good Morning America," …

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