Allison Ramirez

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100 Best Debut Albums of All Time

50<p>‘Los Angeles’<p>X<br>Slash, 1980<p>Produced by Ray Manzarek of the Doors, this is the first great West Coast punk album. Searing songs fly off like sparks, …

Demi Lovato on Her Drug Abuse: I Would Sneak Cocaine onto Planes

Demi Lovato has been very open about the issues that landed her in rehab three years ago, but now reveals shocking details about the extent of her …

Demi Lovato

4 Places to Go Before You Have Kids

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Danielle Contray, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Having kids doesn't mean you can never travel again, of course. Yet once you've gone from packing a suitcase and two carry-ons to dealing with travel cribs, car seats, strollers, and diaper bags (not to mention …

New Zealand

Troll wins Newegg encryption patent case, threatening web firms that protect customers

Just as the web is clamoring for more encryption, a Texas jury has set a terrifying precedent for companies that want to deploy it. Late Monday, the …

Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

Art

26 Traditional Indian Foods That Will Change Your Life Forever

BRB, booking plane tickets to Mumbai.

Historical photographs get a 'colorized' makeover - in pictures

Do historic photographs look better in colour? The colorizers think so. Skilled digital artists such as Sanna Dullaway and Jordan J Lloyd are keen to remind us that the past was as colourful as the present – and their message is spreading though Reddit and Facebook.<br>• Read Jon Henley on the …

Trailer for The Visitor, ‘the sci-fi epic that 1979 couldn’t handle’

Doing the Lord’s work as always, Drafthouse Films is helping yet another film that was too weird for major success upon release to find a brand new audience of weirdos. Their re-release of <i>The Visitor</i> rolls out to Austin and LA November 1st and New York November 8th, with more markets to come after …

6 Brilliant Uses for an Ice Cube Tray

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Our favorite ways to get the most out of our ice cube trays.</i><p>Freezer storage is an essential tool for any cook: It makes your kitchen (and your freezer) …

An Eye-Opening Look at 6-Year-Old Muay Thai Fighters

<i>Die Kampfkinder</i>, roughly translated as <i>Fighting Kids</i>, is an eye-opening series by German photographer Sandra Hoyn that takes a look at children as young as 6 years old who have been thrown into the ring to compete in Muay Thai matches. The images give a glimpse of the lives of these tiny warriors …

Thailand

July 2012

Police Rescue Mystery Blonde Child From Gypsy Couple

International authorities are trying to find the real parents of a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, four-year-old girl who police discovered hiding under a …

Crime

Dane Dehaan Is Hollywood’s Homicidal Darling

It’s hard to dislike Dane DeHaan, who plays the murderous Lucien Carr in ‘Kill Your Darlings.’ By Anna Klassen.<p>Nineteen-year-old poet Lucien Carr got …

Pokémon X and Y’s Lumiose City confusing you? Here’s a map

My Pikachu and I are lost. We entered Pokémon X and Y’s Lumiose City yesterday, and the confusing streets left me feeling dazed and disoriented.<p>Thankfully, I found a map online that might help me get my bearings straight in the latest Pokémon game’s biggest city.<p>Long-time Pokémon fan and graphic …

What Happens When White Women Have Black Hair?

How are women perceived at work? Endia Beal talks to Isabel Wilkinson about her provocative photos.<p>When Endia Beal began her internship in Yale …

Talking feelings isn't something Peyton Manning enjoys

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Peyton Manning absolutely hates this, all the hoopla and the hype.<p>If we were ranking the things Manning likes to do the week before any game, let alone the biggest game, talking about his feelings would be at the very bottom.<p>As Manning is preparing for his first game in …

Five Things You Didn't Know About Tyler, The Creator

He reveals all in the exclusive premiere of his new animated short. Spoiler: He brushes his teeth with his chains on.<p>Tyler, The Creator has an imagination that's probably unparalleled by most people in this world, so it only makes sense that some of his most intimate confessions are best portrayed …

Sorry Stoners: Hemp Isn’t A Miracle Material After All

Most of us have long-suspected that hemp supporters were just marijuana supporters. Modern Farmer’s takedown of the crop proves it.<p>We all had that friend in college (heck, maybe “that friend” was even one of us). Hemp necklace. Hemp bracelet. A Grateful Dead T-shirt, even in the dead of winter. But …

New Yorkers Are Calling Out Banksy

From the mayor to other anonymous maestros, the street artist is getting heat for his 30-day tagging quest in New York City. Nina Strochlic …

Tired? You Might Just Be Permanently, Genetically Jet-Lagged

Ever wonder why it's so darn hard to get yourself up and out of bed in the morning? Well, according to an article in the latest issue of the <i>New York</i> …

Is it easier to pirate movies or stream them? New website aims to find out

Often times the most pirated movies each week can't streamed or rented online to begin with. That's according to piracydata.org, a new website that — simply by pointing out the lack of convenient viewing options — is trying to shift some responsibility for rampant internet piracy back to content …

Photographer Captures Intimate Moments of Home Birth

For the past three years, Jackie Dives has been a doula, a person who provides physical as well as emotional support during childbirth. She started photographing home births almost by accident, she simply had her camera with her at the very first birth she attended. As she says, “Combining doula …

37 Buttermilk Recipes for Every Meal From Breakfast to Dessert

Buttermilk is a magical ingredient. These recipes are proof.<p><b>Buttermilk is a magical ingredient.</b> It transforms meats into melt-in-your-mouth masterpieces and baked goods into springy, moist confections. It gives tang and texture to dressings, ice creams, and custards. And, of course, it's the …

Kate Winslet's Vogue cover is ageless. But not in a good way

Kate Winslet is on the cover of this month's Vogue and the photo is unbelievable.<p>I mean, literally unbelievable. The 38-year-old, who does OK without Mario Testino's help, looks in this portrait like a CGI version of herself. Her hair is detachable plastic; her eyes are like marbles. Her …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Photographer Documents Her Own Pregnancy in Striking Selfies

Buenos Aires-based photographer Sophie Starzenski shows just how much women's bodies change during pregnancy with this stunning series called <i>40 Weeks and a Mirror</i>. She's combined two growing trends, “the selfie” (a a self-portrait taken with a camera or phone) and pregnancy progression portraits, …

Pregnancy

10 Ways To Stop A Cold In Its Tracks

<i>By Jessica Levine for Men's Health</i><p>If you don't fast-forward commercials, you've seen this one from Zicam: A pretty woman daintily sneezes into her elbow when out of nowhere a snot-nosed monster of a cold is chasing her. "That first sneeze. You have a pre-cold," the voiceover says. She runs. He …