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Internet honors inspiring lady who chose breakfast over Carly Fiorina

The Internet has rallied around one inspiring woman: a little lady in a diner who just wanted to have her breakfast in peace.<p>The woman was spotted at …

Bernie Sanders Is a Public Menace

Senator Bernie Sanders is a decent human being and a passionate politician. He is also a grave threat to the Democratic Party. Because the Democratic …

This App Lets You Fly Unlimited Flights for a Flat Monthly Fee

The Netflix of jet-setting.<p>Love flying? Hate fluctuating air fares? Travel for business constantly or have tons of free time on your hands? There’s lots of reasons to download and sign up to OneGo — a new subscription-based air flight program. The app will allow users to fly an unlimited amount of …

Some Bike Infrastructure Is Worse Than None at All

It’s time to put the sharrow to rest.<p>Denver gave rise to the sharrow in the early 1990s, and now two researchers there offer a compelling case to put the lowly form of bike infrastructure to rest.<p>You’ve seen a sharrow painted on city streets: it’s that image of a cyclist below two arrows in the …

12 Baking Tricks That Make Food Prep So Much Easier

These are sure to make you seem like the best pastry chef around. (Because you are.)<p>1. Make your own buttermilk using regular milk and lemon juice.<p>Never buy buttermilk again with this trick! Using a 1-cup measuring cup, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. Fill the remainder of the cup with …

Inflatable mattress turns your back seat into a nap pod fit for a startup

Sleeping in your car has never looked so good.<p>Sure, it's "technically" unsafe to sleep in a vehicle, moving or parked. But every once in a while, it …

19 Interesting (And Little-Known) Facts About Kissing

You're burning calories, you know.<p><b>1. You practiced your kissing stance in the womb.</b> Two-thirds of people tilt their head to the right when they kiss. Weirdly, this is a habit you might pick up before you're even born, according to Women's Health. Most fetuses tilt their head to the right while in …

Kingfisher Bird Seen in the Run Up To Big Garden Birdwatch

With the Big Garden Birdwatch fast approaching (26th-28th January 2018), many of us are watching our gardens even more keenly for a glimpse of …

Birds

Cost of Storm Set to Clobber the East Coast Could Hit $850 Million

The economic impact of a major snowstorm that could bury portions of the East Coast stretching from DC past New York will likely be blunted, experts say, with people hunkered down for the weekend — but a significant chunk of the cost will depend on how cities respond.<p>Scott Bernhardt, president of …

Weather

Why ‘Mein Kampf’ Is a Must-Read Now

Now in the public domain, Hitler’s infamous book has been republished in a scholarly edition. It’s time to confront it head on.<p>One of the welcome …

22 Supermarket Items You Should Leave on the Shelf (and What to Get Instead)

The best life advice I've ever gotten was from my high school physics teacher. His philosophy? It's <i>okay</i> to be lazy. Good, in fact. You should <i>want</i> to do things the easiest way possible, as that's what's going to drive you toward finding ever-more efficient ways to do them. Of course, the unspoken …

Cooking

The 6 Biggest Tax Law Changes of 2016

From a higher earned income tax credit to new HSA limits.<p>As you enter 2016, tax law changes are going to become an increasingly big issue when filing …

Retirement

2 research-backed ways to charm everyone you meet

Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and delights in your successes. Right?<p>And research agrees: <i>Being happy for people during their good times is more important than how we deal with the bad:</i><p>What really makes couples bond? How they handle the good times, not the bad.<br>• What about …

The 7-Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

Happiness

The latest 'gay gene' study gives no comfort to homophobes

The likes of Vladimir Putin might welcome a study which finds sexual orientation may not be fixed from birth. But they are ignoring the science<p>Vladimir Putin, Robert Mugabe, Pope Francis and other anti-gay world leaders may well rejoice at new scientific research that points to homosexuality as …

Found: The First Mechanical Gear in a Living Creature

U.K. scientists find the first biological gears on a jumping insect half the size of a fire ant.<p><b>With two diminutive legs locked into a leap-ready position</b>, the tiny jumper bends its body taut like an archer drawing a bow. At the top of its legs, a minuscule pair of gears engage—their strange, …

GOP Senator Has Some Harsh Words For Her Party About The Planned Parenthood Fight

"They can’t answer the question, 'What’s the endgame for success here?'"<p>WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) doesn't want to play games anymore.<p>In a matter of days, the government could shut down if Congress doesn't pass a continuing resolution to keep it open for a few more months, and Ayotte …

There's a monstrous issue at the heart of the VW scandal that no one's talking about

The EPA says half a million of VW's cars violate the law in the US alone. The company's stock price is plummeting, and VW has already been hit with a lawsuit filed on behalf of car owners.<p>But what does all of this mean for the environment?<p>Judging by VW's own recent admission, we're looking at 11 …

Columbia University

The best infographics of 2015, and why we can’t stop looking at them

You’re not alone. We’re obsessed too. Over the last few years, a steady stream of illustrated charts, diagrams, maps, and process drawings have fed and fostered a raging appetite for infographics. Gareth Cook, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and a former editor at <i>The Boston Globe</i>, has been sifting …

Infographics

Striking Photos of Paris Highlight the City's Spectacular Boulevards and Architecture

Fascinated by geometry and symmetry, Hungarian photographer Zsolt Hlinka highlights the lines, shapes, and patterns of Paris in his striking photos of the French capital. From different vantage points, including street perspectives and bird's-eye views, Hlinka draws attention to the impressive …

Architecture

Free vector pack for creating infographics

Click on the image to download your free vector pack<p>There are some great pieces of infographic software around – some are even free – but for truly …

Liv Ullmann: Films should be fantasies, not pornography

Ingmar Bergman’s muse talks about ever-more explicit mainstream movies and her new version of Miss Julie<p>Sex scenes in some of today’s films are so graphic that they are little more than “porno” movies, according to Liv Ullmann, one of cinema’s most revered actor-directors.<p>“It has gone too far,” the …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

How to Dress for the Office Every Day for an Entire Month

Twenty outfits selected to boost your career.<p>We're a long way from the Don Draper era, when men were expected to wear the same gray suit everyday to the office, day in, day out. With most offices today having a more relaxed approach to dress codes, the doors have opened on a whole new world of …

“You want me to take f**king out of the Scrabble dictionary?”

<b>(cvalle via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>My boss needed me to take all the offensive words out of the Scrabble dictionary. What an impossible, sh**ty task<p>John D. Williams Jr.<p>July 5, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Word Nerd: Dispatches From the Games, Grammar and Geek Underground”<p>In the early 1990s, two …

Anti-Defamation League

43 Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

11 disgusting ingredients you eat every day that food companies don't talk about

The cochineal beetle, for instance, is often found in red food dyes used to color everyday food and drink products, including Starbucks' Strawberry Frappuccinos and smoothies before the coffee chain phased it out following an uproar from the vegan community.<p>See what other unsavory ingredients are …

The Spreading Opposition to Confederate Symbols

As South Carolina’s leaders call for the battle flag to come down, activists across the country are focusing on other legacies of the Confederacy.<p><i>Updated on June 23, 2015 at 3:10 p.m.</i><p>The ground seems to be shifting quickly on Confederate emblems—not just in South Carolina, but across the country. …

Shocking photos of the flying 'Devil Ray' fish that completely mystify scientists

These marine animals, which are often referred to as devil rays because their heads have two horn-like points, can soar through the air for up to a few seconds at a time before belly-flopping back to their watery home.<p>Why they do it, however, is a complete mystery. Scientists propose that it could …

Nature