Stop blaming the turkey, you’re just tired because you ate too much



It’s time we stop scapegoating the turkey

That holiday centerpiece is not making you fall into a tryptophan-induced coma

Enjoy your #tryptophan naps today!

— Bites N Sites (@Bitesnsites) November 26, 2015

It’s time to face facts: This is a myth.

Tryptophan, which is found in turkey, is an essential amino acid that helps produce the brain chemical serotonin. Serotonin is associated with relaxation and is also used to make melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep and wake cycles….

‘Glitter pits’ don’t just embrace your body, they celebrate it



You thought glitter lips were the end of the story, but you were wrong

You thought glitter hair roots was as glamorous as your body could get, but you were mistaken

Presenting glitter armpits

A photo posted by Ava Yelena (@niceleghair) on

This technicolor trend takes the #freethepits and #hairypitsclub movement of summer 2015 to a new, sparkly level

Growing out (and occasionally dying) armpit hair has been…

Putin agrees to cooperate with U.S.-led coalition against ISIS



Following talks with French President Francois Hollande, Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia is ready to cooperate with the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) group.

Hollande called for forming a broad international coalition against ISIS, using his visit to Moscow on Thursday to try to unite France, the U.S. and Russia on a response to the Paris attacks that killed 130 people.


Australian music award winner calls out lack of women in impassioned speech



Australian comedian, radio presenter and ARIA award winner, Matt Okine, has won the Australian music awards — by simply telling it how it is

Okine, on-stage after winning the ARIA Award for Best Comedy Release, used his platform to call out the awards organisers for the lack of female nominees in that category.

“I don’t think there were any women, like nominated in the comedy category just then,” Okine said. “Other than…

Alec Baldwin, Dr. Spock, George W. Bush and FDR can all trace their ancestry to 1 pilgrim



BOSTON — John Howland may not be as famous as William Bradford, John Carver and Myles Standish, notable passengers on the Mayflower that landed in Massachusetts in 1620.

Yet Howland probably had a greater impact on the history of the United States than any of themHundreds of thousands of Americans are unaware that they owe their very existence to Howland as they celebrate Thanksgiving, a holiday that commemorates a feast shared between Native Americans and the Pilgrims of the…

10 things to buy this Black Friday to survive the next one



Black Friday is the tradition of taking the year’s worth of rage you’ve built up, and pushing it onto the packs of rapid consumers for the prize of a microwave that doesn’t smell like burnt pizza

So in order to survive this (almost)free-for-all, it’s important to be prepared. Take stock of your supplies, and buy these items to make sure that next year you rule the department store

Have something to add to this…

Prepare for Desperate Attacks from the Left as Ted Cruz Rises

In a bubble, there are two candidates that the Democrats fear. Some see Marco Rubio’s boyish charm and knack for political expediency as appealing to independents, putting him as a top target. The other target, Ted Cruz, represents the two things they fear the most. That’s why you can expect to see very hot attacks against the Texas Senator in the weeks leading up to Iowa.

On one hand, Cruz represents the type of candidate that can expose Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. He has stayed…

You can now get home delivered gelato in Australia



We know the early Summer heat has been freaking out some Australians recently, but here’s something that will make it all better.

Dessert institution Gelato Messina has partnered with food delivery service Suppertime, so you can choose one of its 40 gelato flavours — like Salted Caramel and White Chocolate or Coconut and Lychee — and have it delivered to your door in Sydney and Melbourne.

We’re loving this, because Messina isn’t…

2 Turkish journalists jailed over Syria smuggling reports



In new blow to media freedoms in Turkey, a court on Thursday ordered two prominent opposition journalists jailed pending trial over charges of willingly aiding an armed group and of espionage for revealing state secrets for their reports on alleged arms smuggling to Syria.

The court in Istanbul ruled that Cumhuriyet newspaper’s editor-in-chief Can Dundar, and the paper’s Ankara representative, Erdem Gul, be taken into custody.

Activists call for Chicago Black Friday protest over police shooting video



After two nights of protests in downtown Chicago over the 2014 death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald at the hands of a police officer, activists are now calling for a Black Friday protest on the city’s famed Magnificent Mile.

Activist Mark Carter called on people to “rise up” and shut down the shopping area on Friday. Protesters also planned to target the Board of Trade and other landmarks in the coming…