Thursday, November 9th, 2017


This Weird Tool Will Take Your Face Wash to the Next Level

[brightcove:5439797946001 default] This article originally appeared on It may look like a tiny version of a butter churn and might seem totally unnecessary, but the Nooni Marshmallow Whip Maker ($6; just might change the way you wash your face. Just hear us out—we were totally skeptical when the tool crossed our desks as well. Cleanser whipping cups kept popping up on our Instagram feeds, to the point that we thought it was all hype, until we tried it our ourselves. Equipped with a pump that controls a perforatedRead More

30 Soups You Can Make In 30 Minutes

Don’t even think about reaching for the canned stuff. Zoë Burnett / BuzzFeed Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Everyone needs a quick and easy chicken noodle soup recipe to fall back on. Get the recipe. Love Grows Wild / Via Cauliflower and Leek Soup Potato leek soup gets a better-for-you (but equally creamy) upgrade with a head of cauliflower, a few cloves of garlic, and almond milk. Get the recipe. Rachel Carr / Via Chicken Parmesan Soup Ready in just 20 minutes, this tomato based chicken noodleRead More

Attention Holly Golightly Fans: You Can Now Have Breakfast At Tiffany’s, For Real

“And I said ‘what about Breakfast at Tiffany’s’…” You won’t need to strut down Fifth Avenue in a Givenchy dress and a danish in-hand to live out your Breakfast at Tiffany’s fantasies anymore. Blue Box Café will be opening this Friday at their Manhattan flagship store, but unlike the film, their breakfast won’t be served inside a paper bag. Paramount Pictures The space is an Instagrammer’s dream. It looks like the inside of a Tiffany’s box, but despite its luxurious feel, it doesn’t seem over-the-top. The restaurant will be decoratedRead More

‘Top Chef’ star Colicchio turns up the heat in Washington

Celebrity chef, restaurateur and ‘Top Chef’ star Tom Colicchio extends his formidable reach beyond his kitchens to Capitol Hill, where he fights to end hunger, particularly among America’s veterans.

What Everyone Is Getting Wrong About Body Positivity

[brightcove:5526693134001 default] It’s hard to imagine how anything about the body positivity movement could be a bad thing. After all, isn’t loving and accepting yourself—and feeling confident no matter what your size is—the healthiest thing you can do? No, says Lindsay Kite, PhD, positive body image advocate and co-founder of the nonprofit Beauty Redefined. Saying that all women are beautiful is a wonderful message, believes Kite. But it doesn’t change the fact that women are being told to focus on beauty and obsess over their looks—and that objectifies women the way strict cultural beauty norms do. “Girls and women aren’tRead More

Would Spoon Still Sound Good Backwards?

Kelly Conaboy and Brian Feldman are fans of the band Spoon. In this column they talk about Spoon for one second, give or take. Brian: Do you think spoon would still sound good if played backwards Kelly: Hm Kelly: I think they’d still sound pretty good, yeah. Kelly: Probably would still sound pretty spoony Kelly: What do you think? Brian: I think I’d still be able to tell it’s a spoon song Kelly: Oh definitely Kelly: But do you think it would sound good? Brian: it’d at least sound interesting Brian: and probablyRead More

Comment on “The extent of forest in dryland biomes”

The study by Bastin et al. (Reports, 12 May 2017, p. 635) is based on an incomplete delimitation of dry forest distribution and on an old and incorrect definition of drylands. Its sampling design includes many plots located in humid ecosystems and ignores critical areas for the conservation of dry forests. Therefore, its results and conclusions may be unreliable.

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