According the the U.S. Census Bureau, an estimated 3.5 million married couples in the U.S. live apart. And for some people, this actually helps to improve their marriage.
USA Today highlights on these "commuter marriages" and their reasons for living separately. While much of that involves financial reasons, some believe that the perks of not being together all the time is actually making their marriage stronger.
According to a report by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, an estimated 99 percent of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment. This constant barrage of harassment has spurned more and more women to sign up for self-defense classes so they can be ready to kick some pervert's ass next time he tries to pinch hers.
Directed by Lee Daniels (of Precious fame), The Butler is a based-on-a-true-story film about a fictional White House butler whose real life counterpart Eugene Allen, who worked through the terms of eight U.S. Presidents from 1952 to 1986. Forrest Whitaker plays the butler while Oprah Winfrey plays his wife Gloria Gaines. And she seems perfect for the role. Watch below:
Finally, a perfect solution to smuggle all your favourite snacks inside the cinema without arousing suspicion. This 'Snacket' is basically just a jacket made entirely out of Zip-loc bags. The parts on the body can be used to stash all sorts of delicious snacks while at the same time add a pop of color to your outfit.
Here's a followup to the "Real Beauty Sketches" campaign from Dove that viral earlier this year. For this new campaign, they're highlighting on how words can crush a child's self-esteem. Created by Portuguese ad agency Torke+CC, the clip features schoolgirls in Lisbon being interviewed about what breaks their confidence.
A survey of 7,164 U.S. mothers reports that mothers of three children are more stressed than moms of one or two. Howver, mothers of four or more children actually report lower stress levels. Check out the stats below:
Why use a paintbrush when you can just splash paint while an airplane
engine does the rest? This unique painting method is practiced by Florida-based artist Princess Tarinan von Anhalt, and involves hurling cans and bottles of paint into the air while letting the
strong winds produced by a jet engine splatter it onto a canvas.
While plenty of studies have linked eating processed meats to shorter life spans, this 105-year-old woman must be the exception to that rule. Pearl Cantrell from Richland, Texas claims that the key to her longevity is her love of bacon
Ever tried to sip coffee out of a flimsy paper cups only to realise that they didn't include a stirrer with your order. Designers Hongseok Kim and Inhye Hwang have manage to come up with this ingenius design solution. Deemed the ' +4.5 Paper Cup, the cup includes a tear-off stir stick to the paper handle. Now you won't have to risk scorching your skin by stirring away with your pinky.
Most office workers probably knows what it's like to be super busy that you hardly have time to leave your desk to grab a bite during lunch. Some of us try to kill two birds with one stone by eating at our desks. But according Bob Pozen, this habit could actually make you less productive overall. He explains:
Ladies in China must find it really hard to land a date, which is why Coca-Cola has decided to help them out with this "Icebreaker" campaign. Vending machines equipped with Coke bottles with super tight caps were installed in Shanghai's most romantic park, and can apparently be opened only by the manliest of hands:
It's a sad day for Simpsons fans, as the inspiration behind Marge Simpson has passed away. According to reports, Margaret Ruth Groening (who happens to be Matt Groening’s mom) passed away in her sleep on April 22. She was 94.
For those of you who are into fashion, you're probably still analyzing all the fabulous (and somewhat crazy) outfits worn by the celebrities who turned up for the Met Ball 2013. But did you know Jennifer Lawrence was also there? And that she managed to pull off this photobomb next to fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker. It doesn't take a genius to know why the internet loves this woman.
Why learn to walk when you can just ski? This clip features a 7.5-month-old named Ryder water skiing Lake Dyer in Queensland, Australia. Ryder's mother noted in the video's description: "He is not actually behind a boat he is just being pulled along the shoreline." Nevertheless, please do not attempt this stunt on your own baby:
Eerie or totally creative? The bizarre self-potraits are that of Hungarian artist Flóra Borsi and are based on famous paintings by Picasso and other 20th century artists. Below are a couple of samples of her digitally manipulated photo series titled “The real life models.”
Cracking eggs and separating yolks can be a tricky, messy job. So Ivan Zhang has come up with this clever Whisk concept which features an indent on one side to trap a yolk once an egg is cracked over it.
Meet Vanilla Chamu, a model who has undergone 30 cosmetic procedures. And we're betting you'll never guess what her real ethnic background is.
During a stint on a Japanese talk show, Vanilla confessed that she started her transformation at at just 19 years old and has spent around 10 million yen ($102,000) on eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, liposuction, eyelash implants, dimple creation, and breast implants: