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The Gottman Method: How two modern lovers transformed couples therapy

In many ways, they could be my husband and me, or any modern couple.  Both had loved and lost; both had gone through divorce; and when at last they met one another, it was through a personals ad.  They fell in love, got married, laughed, cried, and had “regrettable incidents,”--their term for fights. But unlike most other lovers, they didn’t allow their marriage to deteriorate.  Instead, they developed the first science-based marriage therapy, and it’s...

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Fan video sums up Back to the Future series in 1.21 minutes

Have you avoided the Back to the Future series up until this point? Congratulations! Somehow you've managed to miss 20 years of an incredibly popular series that has been a pop culture staple for years. Thankfully, Burger Fiction on YouTube has your back. They condensed the entire movie trilogy down to 1.21 minutes (a callback to the 1.21 gigawatts required for time travel) to keep you up to date. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua0E3rtSXJw This is an incredible feat-- the video captures most...

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Do angry octopuses use weapons?

People interested in the natural world often talk about how special octopuses (yes octopuses, not octopi) are; how intelligent and how resourceful. Perhaps the celebrity status is going to their heads, because scientists have recently noticed some pretty outrageous behavior. Octopuses seem to be attacking each other with weapons. Usually not very social creatures, it appears that when they do come into contact, they don't always play well with others. "Octopuses in general are regarded as...

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Be amazed by this 45 Gigapixel photo of Dubai

Gigapan is a website that allows photographers to create extremely high-resolution high-detail pictures, and the results are amazing. Photographers use a special camera and mount to capture panoramas with astounding detail. This example of a shot of Dubai is incredible, and you can zoom in much farther than you think. To give you a sense of scale, we started with this shot: and them zoomed way in: Where was that in the first picture? Right here: Technology is amazing....

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Man builds USS Missouri out of Lego

Remember being ten years old and seeing those Lego sets with that “ages 14 and up” designation? Remember seeing the finished Yoda sculpture or miniature Death Star and thinking, “Damn!” Then you grew up, and you were amazed by intense builds like Porsches half built from everyone’s favorite plastic building blocks. Well, prepare to be amazed once more by this amazing, scaled-down Lego replica of the USS Missouri. This 1:40 scale replica of the WWII vessel...

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Woman lists diploma on eBay, calls it ‘unused’

Back in 1987, British singer-songwriter Billy Bragg sang: "Qualifications, once the golden rule - now just pieces of paper." Sadly, not much is different almost 30 years later. After a spell of turn-of-the-millennium prosperity, young people might be worse off than preceding generations-- even young people with college degrees. The changing buying power of college Students believe a college diploma is the key to success, and it’s worth going thousands of dollars into debt to obtain this...

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NSFW: Scientists compare animal genitals with #JunkOff

Many people think scientists are a bunch of straight-laced, upstanding citizens who wear clean white coats, conduct themselves in a good, proper, professional, mature, and academic way at all times, and don’t share pictures of animal genitals on social media—but these people are sadly, sadly mistaken. Case in point: under the hashtag  #JunkOff, some biologists began tweeting their favorite animal genitalia photos on Tuesday evening. Yes. Really. According to Throb, an aptly named site brought to us...

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Israel rules Heinz isn’t actually ketchup

Run a search for Heinz ketchup, and you’ll undoubtedly run across the Pittsburgh-based firm’s official website, which includes a description proudly boasting that their signature product “has been America’s favorite ketchup for nearly 100 years.” Sadly, the same thing can’t be said about Israel – not because the tomato-flavored condiment is not beloved by the residents of that nation (the jury’s still out on that one), but because officials have ruled that the product no...

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Giant inflatable ball gets loose, terrorizes Toledo

Kurt Perschke is an artist who developed the RedBall project-- a traveling art exhibit that places a giant red ball into unusual places throughout metropolitan areas. Usually this happens without incident, but  the latest exhibition in Ohio went a bit south. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shwjITmIXWA Many of the project's exhibitions feature the red ball wedged into a space somewhere in a city, where people can come and interact with the huge 250-pound inflatable ball. Heavy winds from a thunderstorm...

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This company will make a poptart-inspired beer

21st Amendment, a brewing company out of California, will produce a short run of a poptart-inspired beer to pay homage to its factory-- which used to be a Kellogg's plant. The beer will be called "Toaster Pastry", it will come in at 7.6% ABV and be offered in "tall-boy" 19.2 oz. cans. Toaster Pastry won't be as sweet as you'd expect, as it's an IPA, but there will probably be some sweetness hidden within this probably-bitter beer. [caption...