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11 Fun Facts That Prove Octopuses Are All Kinds Of Astonishing

Whether you know it or not, octopuses are incredible. They're some of the smartest creatures under the sea, they can change their appearance entirely, and some of them are pretty darn cute.<p>Below, 11 facts sure to convince you that octopuses are your new favorite animal.<p><b>1. Octopuses are widely</b> …

How the Plastic You Use Is Killing Animals on One of the World's Most Remote Islands - One Green Planet

Midway Atoll was the site of an important turning point in world history in the 1940s. The Battle of Midway occurred in June 1942, six months after …

Slaves in their own words: Recordings of a lost world

The 13th amendment abolishing slavery was passed 150 years ago. Thanks to the Library of Congress, the voices of some of those who were emancipated can now be heard<p>Around four million slaves were freed at the end of the American Civil War in 1865. Over the generations their stories have been passed …

Black History

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Emotional Attachment: 5 Unhealthy Relational Patterns

Photo credit: Unsplash<p>What were your thoughts when you read this article title? You might believe that attachment has nothing to do with mental …

15 Outrageous Ways to Lose Weight Fast!

Are you lacking motivation to keep your weight loss going? Do you need a few tricks to get you over the hump?<p>Are you looking for some great ways to …

Fitness

The 'MIND' anti-memory loss diet

The MIND diet, a combination of the Mediterranean and DASH diets that's a little easier to follow will prevent memory loss and may prevent Alzheimer's.

Holistic Medicine

We Spent a Year Cooking With the World's Smartest Computer—and Now You Can, Too

We spent a year cooking with and beta-testing Chef Watson, IBM's super computer cooking app. And now you can too—here's how to bring Watson into your kitchen.<p>Imagine that every time you started to cook dinner, you had a friend in your kitchen, suggesting recipes that were both brand-new and …

Cooking

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

<b>Limit Your Calorie Intake</b><br>Losing weight boils down to simple math. To lose one pound weekly, burn or cut out 3,500 calories in the course of seven days. That breaks down to 500 calories per day. It's difficult to cut out that many by dieting alone, especially for someone who loves to eat. The most …

16 Essential Apps For Your New Android And iPhone 6

So you’ve unwrapped, unboxed and cuddled your new smartphone to death. Candy Crush? Check. Instagram? Check. Staring at the screen wide-eyed and full of excitement but have no idea what to do next? Check.<p>As the new toy honeymoon begins to fade, you’ll probably want to actually use your handset in …

How to Port Your App to the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iOS 8: Top 10 Tips

<i>Update April 10, 2015:</i> Updated for Xcode 6.3 / Swift 1.2<p>It’s the holiday season! Check out the geeky poem I wrote about this article to</i> …

Apple issues automated Mac update to fix critical bugs

Apple issued an automated update to its Mac computers to fix a "critical security issue" for its OS X operating system.<p>According to a Support page on Apple's website, the update applies a fix to software running the Network Time Protocol (NTP) service. Reuters reports before the fix, the flaw would …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee run across the globe.<p>10 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Our Legacy joins …

65 of the Best iOS Apps From 2014

Another year, another great set of new apps that hit the iOS store. As you unwrap your new iPhone or iPad, get these apps installed on your new device!<p>More of an Android person? Check out 60 of the best Android apps launched in 2014.<p>Productivity<p>Workflow<p>“Europe's leading digital technology …

4 Pet Expenses That Aren't Worth It

Pets give us so much: fun, cuddles, love. But they are also very expensive. There are lots of ways to curb your pet expenses, but here are the four …

General Electric

The 24 Best Photo Essays Of 2014

2014: a good year for photos of modern-day witches, cat-obsessed metal heads, bizarrely groomed dogs, and astronomical wonders. Marvel here.<p>Drag queens pose on covered bridges. Puppies learn to swim. Metal heads cuddle with kittens. Polish witches wave incense sticks.<p>This is just a sampling of …

How to Write: A Year in Advice from David Mitchell, Yiyun Li, and More

Highlights from 12 months of interviews with writers about their craft and the authors they love<p>2014 was the second year of “By Heart,” <i>The</i> <i>Atlantic</i>’s weekly series about writing, artistic influence, and the creative process. Though the series is based on a formula—artistic creators choose a favorite …

8 Foods Celebrity Fitness Trainers Won't Eat

<b>Tara Stiles: Alcohol</b><br>If you want to erase a few years from your face, then stop with the fancy cocktails, says yogini Tara Stiles: "No one wants to hear this one, but if you want your body to operate optimally and look fantastic—and younger—avoid alcohol." If Tara's client, Brooklyn Decker, is …

Why Chestnuts Are So Darn Expensive

How the heck did chestnuts get so pricey anyway? We investigate<p>Americans love the idea of chestnuts around the holidays. They love singing about them in “The Christmas Song,” but aside from the old-timey nostalgia of the snack, chestnuts are expensive ($6.99 a pound at Fresh Direct but as high as …

Forests

9 Holiday Champagne Tips from the World's Greatest Sommelier

No flutes allowed, FYI.<p><i>Aldo Sohm, the aptly named wine director of Le Bernardin, was the 2008 winner of the "Best Sommelier in the World" award given by the World Sommelier Association. He is the man—and as such, Eat Like a Man's official wine guru. What with New Year's Eve right around the corner,</i> …

Flavors

19 Lazy Whiskey Drinks That Are Bae

You + quick, impressive cocktails = GOD.

Whiskey