How to Pierce an Outie Belly Button


Piercing an outie belly button is much more complicated than piercing an innie belly button. Because of the way they formed after birth, outie belly buttons are made of a different type of tissue than other belly buttons. As a result, there is an increased danger of infection and pain when piercing outie belly buttons. However, by taking time to determine whether you have skin that can be pierced, following safe-piercing practices, and providing after care, you’ll know how to pierce an outie belly button.





How to Row Faster


Whether you're competing in a canoe competition or participating in Crossfit, rowing is a demanding but rewarding physical activity. If you want to improve your rowing times, it's not as simple as just putting in a more intense effort. The best way to improve your rowing speeds is by perfecting your technique and maintaining superior physical conditioning.





This Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get


As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, August 20.





Should You Keep Your Pets Indoors During the Solar Eclipse?


“It’s better to be too cautious than not cautious enough."





15 Fun Facts About Yo Gabba Gabba!


The Nick Jr. show, which debuted 10 years ago, managed to transcend its kiddie roots to become a hit with fans of all ages.





Tracing Vladimir Nabokov's 1941 Cross-Country Road Trip, One Butterfly at a Time


The Lolita author was an avid lepidopterist who liked to collect different specimens while traveling.





How to Treat Depression with Behavioral Activation


For some people, Behavioral Activation (BA) can help alleviate depression and its symptoms. The goal of BA is for you to feel less isolated by partaking in activities that boost your mood. The idea behind BA is that when people become depressed, they isolate themselves and avoid activities that may combat depression, such as exercising, spending time with friends, maintaining good hygiene, and working towards goals. BA seeks to teach individuals to use these activities to help combat their depression. By implementing behavioral activation and maintaining your daily responsibilities, you can work to manage your depression. You can also learn to focus on your value categories, meaning the most important parts of your life, like your family and friends.





Things You Didn't Know Came From North Carolina


Nice work, North Carolina!





How to Remove Dye from Suede Shoes


Suede shoes are very cool looking. Unfortunately, though, they stain easily. Removing stains, like dye, from suede shoes can be difficult. You not only risk making the stain worse, but you can damage the material. Thankfully, there are several ways you can remove dye from suede shoes safely. By taking steps to remove minor stains, or by using vinegar, alcohol, or abrasive materials, you might be able to remove dye stains from your suede shoes.





Discontinued Boy Scout Badges


The Boy Scouts of America currently have 135 merit badges. Here are five they decided to phase out.





How to Clean a Fiddler Crab Tank


Fiddler crabs are small, easy pets to take care of and are easier than fish. They create a lot of waste, though, so many people who don't know how to clean up after them and don't bother. However, you can clean their tank simply enough! Follow these steps to make sure your crabby friend has a clean place to live.





10 Witty Facts About The Marx Brothers


9. Groucho—who passed away 50 years ago today—temporarily hosted 'The Tonight Show.'





Get This Weekend's Best Amazon Deals


As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, August 19.





The Week in Photos: From Independence Celebrations in South Asia to an Attack in Barcelona


A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.

A pedestrian walks by a mural on August 13th, 2017, in Tamuning, Guam.
Pakistani Rangers (black) and Indian Border Security Force personnel (brown) perform during the daily beating of the retreat ceremony at the India-Pakistan Wagah Border Post, some 35kms west of Amritsar on August 14th, 2017. Pakistan celebrates its independence on August 14th, one day before India's independence day on August 15th.
A man runs away from flames as fire burns the land, east of the Greek capital of Athens on August 15th, 2017. The army was called in to assist firefighters around Kalamos, 30 miles east of Athens, where a fire has been burning since August 13th. In all, 146 fires have broken out across Greece since then, according to authorities.
Widows of deceased striking miners who were killed during the Marikana massacre walk from the memorial site during the event's fifth anniversary in Marikana on August 16th, 2017. Thousands of South African miners sang remembrance songs at the site where police shot dead 34 strikers as campaigners demanded prosecutions and compensation. The 34 miners were gunned down after police were deployed to break up a wildcat strike that had turned violent at the Lonmin-owned Marikana platinum mine, northwest of Johannesburg.
The van that ploughed into a crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others is towed away from the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17th, 2017. Officers in Spain's second-largest city said the ramming on Las Ramblas was a "terrorist attack."
Local residents and policemen fight a huge fire in the Moravia neighborhood in Medellin on August 18th, 2017. The Moravia sector is known for having been built on a garbage dump and for being the base for late drug lord Pablo Escobar's first political campaign and where he helped to build a football field and to install the electric network.





The Day Notre Dame Students Pummeled the Ku Klux Klan


In May 1924, hundreds of Klansmen decided on South Bend, Indiana expecting to hold a rally. What they got was a roving gang of college kids who beat them into pulp.





The World’s First 3D-Printed Opera Set Is Coming to Rome


It took three months for five 3D printers working full-time to create the set for Daniel Auber‘s opera Fra Diavolo.





Weekly Wrap Volume 160


This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Why Do People Eat Whale Poop? Some refer to the rock-like substance as “floating gold” because of its hue and value. (For reference, 175 pound, 79 kg, lump of it was recently found floating off the coast of Qurayat, netting the fishermen [...]

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Things You Didn't Know Came From Wisconsin


Wisconsin has given us more than just really, really good cheese.





How to Make Your Own Brown Sugar


If you've run out of brown sugar while you're in the middle of baking something, you probably can't just run to the store. Instead, make your own brown sugar by mixing granulated sugar with molasses. Or substitute other pantry staples, but keep in mind that the flavor and texture of your baked goods might be a little different. Once you've made your own brown sugar, learn how to store it and soften it if it becomes a little hard.





Why the Berlin Wall Rose and Fell


The wall stabilized the East German economy—but tarnished its reputation.





9 New Skills That Could Make You More Attractive to Employers


When you get to the bottom of your resume, you don’t want to have to list “word processing” as your only skill.





WWI Centennial: Salonika In Flames


Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 285th installment in the series.





How to Do Jig Fishing


Jig fishing is a sport that uses jig bait hooks, which mimic prey for large fish. Jig fishing should be done in some kind of heavy cover, where large fish usually hide to wait for their next meal, and not in open water. Be sure to use a heavy-duty rod, strong fishing line, and a good choice of jigs to catch fish.





Words We Invented by Getting Them Wrong


Often, a linguistic mistake will persist until it's so widely used that it becomes... correct.





12 Facts About the Smithsonian's Collections


The museum's benefactor eventually became part of it.





Japanese Artist Yayoi Kusama to Launch Her Own Museum in Tokyo


The renowned artist kept the news under wraps to surprise her fans.





Eclipses Belong to Families That Span Millennia


Neil deGrasse Tyson discussed the concept on StarTalk.





In Baltimore, a Stealth Operation Against One of America's Darkest Legacies


We were all in the dark, on the edge of the wooded park known as Wyman Dell, opposite the Baltimore Museum of Art. It was 2 a.m. Wednesday, and despite the presence of a couple of dozen workers in hardhats, a huge crane, a flatbed truck, and a couple of other pieces of heavy machinery, the work ...





This Font Changes Shape As You Type


Futuracha Pro turns writing into an interactive experience.





7 Maps of Fun Eclipse Viewing Locations


Whether you prefer to watch in the company of Sasquatch or while eating a plate of waffles, there's a map for you.





The Unbelievable Life of the 'John 3:16' Sports Guy


Rollen Stewart made 'John 3:16' signs—and himself—a fixture of sporting events ... until a judge handed him three consecutive life sentences.





Why Can't Dogs Eat Chocolate?


It comes down to theobromine, a chemical in chocolate that dogs can't metabolize as quickly as humans.





Jenny Zhang Tackles the Complexity of Asian-American Identity Through Her Fiction


In 2015, a literary-world controversy erupted when a poem written by a white man using a Chinese pen name was published in The Best American Poetry. While many writers penned angry responses, one of the most insightful commentaries was written by Jenny Zhang, a former contributor to Rookie and a ...





‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ Could Have Been a Meat Loaf Song


What a different world we could have had.





Black People Didn't Die So You Could Learn a Lesson


When I set out to see the movie Detroit early last week, Charlottesville hadn't happened yet. When I left the theater, burned out and overwhelmed by the film, Charlottesville hadn't happened yet. Even when I decided to write this, late in the evening a few days after seeing the film, ...





How to Get the Most Out of a Quick iPhone Charge


Need a quick boost? A few simple steps can maximize a quick charge.





Trump Fires Chief Strategist Steve Bannon


Steve Bannon is out of a job. President Donald Trump told senior aids on Friday he is letting his chief strategist go, the New York Times reports.Bannon has been on the outs with the Trump administration for some time, chiefly because of his ideological clashes with the president's other ...





Telling the Story of the Rodney King Riots From a Korean-American Perspective


Though the shooting of Rodney King that sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots occurred in the Valley, the epicenter of the civil unrest that followed was South Central, a region southwest of downtown L.A. In the 25 years since, South Central has proven to be a popular backdrop for movies ...





Trying to Save Money? Avoid Shopping on a Smartphone


New research shows that people are more likely to make more frivolous, impulsive purchases if they’re shopping on their phones than if they’re facing a computer monitor.





5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week


Justin Bieber taps BloodPop, Julia Michaels, and Justin Tranter for another pop track sure to scale the charts with “Friends.” Lizzo’s self-care bop “Water Me” is as infectious as they come. Mysterious DJ ZHU brings the vibes in a slinky new EP of mixed genres. Indie pop band Grouplove wind down the summer in style…





Daenerys Shares Critical Insight Into That Pivotal Jon Snow Scene


Warning: This post contains spoilers for season seven of Game of Thrones. In a new behind-the-scenes interview with Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington, the Game of Thrones actors share a piece of critical insight about a pivotal scene in which Jon Snow encounters — and is accepted by — Daenerys’s prize child, Drogon. “She sees…





Taylor Swift Blacks Out All of Her Social Media and the Internet Is Melting


It appears Taylor Swift has gone dark on all her social media channels. On Friday morning, devoted fans pulled up her Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter accounts to find that notably, there were no posts at all. Even her official website was entirely blacked out as of Friday morning. Did you notice that her website is…





How to Buy a Townhouse


Townhouses are good choices for people who don’t want a condo but can’t afford a single-family house. Buying a townhouse is not radically different from buying other types of homes. However, you should think carefully about whether you want to buy a home that shares walls with your neighbors.





The Internet Can’t Decide if This Guy Looks More Like Zayn Malik or Harry Potter


'wheres my gigi tho'





Lin-Manuel Miranda and James Corden Stripped Down on the Crosswalk to Do Their Best Hair


Leave it to Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton and In the Heights fame to bring back the Age of Aquarius in the latest installment of Crosswalk the Musical with James Corden. The two harkened back to the groovy sixties, alongside their committed cohort of actors, for a reenactment of the famous 1960’s rock musical Hair. Included…





Jaime Lannister Has the Most Ridiculous Explanation for That Cliffhanger


Warning: This post contains spoilers for season seven of Game of Thrones. If you were one of the Game of Thrones fans wondering how Jaime Lannister made it out of the water alive, he has a hilarious explanation. In the final moments of “The Spoils of War,” before the dragon could roast Lannister to death,…





How the Supreme Court Made It Easier for Corporations to Fight Class Action Lawsuits


From the 1970s to the early '80s, the military dictatorship controlling Argentina tried to maintain its grip on power through the elimination of left-wing political dissidents and guerrilla fighters. The state of chaos came to be known as "the Dirty War." While hard numbers are impossible to ...





Derailing Stereotypes of Masculinity, Queerness, and Gang Violence


The Gang's All QueerVanessa PanfilNew York University PressCriminologist Vanessa Panfil spent over a year studying gay gangs in Columbus, Ohio, before she even found a single active gay gang to study. Eventually, over two years, she identified 48 gay men, most of them black, who were current or ...





Tina Fey Returns to SNL With Her Own Charlottesville Coping Strategy: Sheet Cake


She also shared her thoughts on President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan





'The Stakes Have Never Been Clearer': An Interview With Laurie Penny


I met Laurie Penny years ago, at a nightclub in London. I didn't realize then that I was meeting a feminist firebrand who would both help inform my politics and become a close friend. Besides having written multiple books about feminism and left-leaning politics, Penny is a contributing editor at ...





In Which We Discuss a Variety of Fascinating Eclipse Related Facts for Your Reading Pleasure


Columbus and the Lunar Eclipse After initially welcoming Christopher Columbus and his crew to Jamaica and supplying them with food and supplies after he became shipwrecked in 1503, the Arawak Indians grew weary of Columbus’ men robbing and cheating them and subsequently halted all trade with their island guests Without a significant source of food or means to leave, Columbus’ [...]

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How to Save Classical Music, According to Stephen Hough


Having your work critiqued in public is a rite of passage for promising young classical musicians. One recent afternoon, a short walk from the beach in idyllic Montecito, California, a group of players participated in such an event—formally known as a "master class"—with a teacher who wielded ...





Trump's Racism Crisis Deepens Over His Barcelona Comments


A deadly attack on a Barcelona tourist attraction Thursday provoked rapid-fire tweets from President Donald Trump, providing critics with more evidence of the White House's apparent support for the anti-Muslim alternative right.A van that plowed into Barcelona's Las Ramblas commercial ...





Viewfinder: The Aftermath of a Terrorist Attack in Barcelona


The van that ploughed into a crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others is towed away from the Rambla in Barcelona on August 18th, 2017.

The van that ploughed into a crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others is towed away from the Rambla in Barcelona on August 18th, 2017. Officers in Spain's second-largest city said the ramming on Las Ramblas was a "terrorist attack."





How to Cure a Child's Stomach Ache


When your child doesn’t feel well, you want to do everything in your power to help them feel better. Stomach aches are common and they may be caused by any number of reasons. By ruling out emergencies, comforting your child, and providing natural relief you can help ease your child’s discomfort.





Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger Denounce Nazis in the Way Trump Has Failed to Do


Schwarzenegger draws on his experience of growing up in Austria shortly after the Second World War





How to Create a Discord Channel on Android


This wikiHow teaches you how to create a new text or a voice chat channel on a Discord server, using Android. You need to have administrator privileges on a server to create a channel.





Chronic Underfunding Is Turning Conservation Into a Rich Person's Profession


Nika Levikov swore she would never work as a waitress again. But, today—with a master's degree in conservation science from Imperial College London—she's taking orders, delivering drinks, and cleaning tables to support herself.After two years of looking for paid work as a conservationist around ...





Jon Snow Pretending to Be a Dragon Is the Game of Thrones Outtake You Deserve


"One pet of a dragon and he thinks he's one of them"





The Internet Is in Full Freakout Mode After Spotting Amy Schumer in the Judge Judy Crowd


Back in May, Amy Schumer shared on social media that she’d stopped by the set of Judge Judy, America’s foremost wielder of justice. But it wasn’t until Thursday that the internet realized Schumer would actually appear in an episode of the longstanding courtroom reality show. Yet there she was, spotted front and center behind a…





Nationwide Study Finds Nurses Are Often Ill-Prepared to Advise New Mothers on Potential Health Risks


In recent months, mothers who nearly died in the hours and days after giving birth have repeatedly told ProPublica and NPR that their doctors and nurses were often slow to recognize the warning signs that their bodies weren't healing properly. Now, an eye-opening new study substantiates some of ...





No, California's ACLU Chapters Are Not Breaking Ranks


This week, after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly, California lawmakers called on the National Park Service to revoke a permit it had issued for a white-supremacist rally in a Northern California park for later this month. The controversy is enflaming a debate ...





Virginia Governor Flips on Offshore Drilling


Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe came out on Thursday against President Donald Trump's plan to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean off the state's coast, the Hill reports.Trump signed an executive order in April reversing a moratorium on offshore drilling put in place by his ...





The Rural Suicide Rate Is Driven by Men With Guns


It's been clear for some time now that suicide rates are higher in rural than urban areas, at least in the United States, and the gap is widening. A report last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speculated that "limited access to mental health care, social isolation, and the ...





Musician Jenny Hval on Feminism and the Body as a Political Space


Complex takes on women's bodies are just one way that Jenny Hval's music runs against the grain. Over six albums, the Norwegian musician sings about female desire and bodily functions, from puppy love to waking up with menstrual blood on the bed—that's daring in an industry where Billboard top 20 ...





Juggalo and Pro-Trump Rallies May Converge on the National Mall in September


A massive pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C., has been scheduled for the same afternoon in mid-September as the Juggalo March on Washington—which may cause fans of Trump and the Insane Clown Posse to converge on the National Mall.On Tuesday, Consequence of Sound reported that the"Mother of All ...





Did Google and GoDaddy Set a Dangerous Precedent by Dropping a Neo-Nazi Website?


On Sunday, the domain registration service GoDaddy announced that it was no longer providing a domain name to the white supremacist website the Daily Stormer, citing a terms-of-service violation. This announcement came in response to outcry over an article the Daily Stormer published mocking a ...





How to Do Push Ups If You Can't Now


If you cannot do a traditional push up now, do not worry. There are a variety of exercises you can do that will prepare you for traditional push ups. If you are a beginner, start with wall, tabletop or incline push ups. Once you have mastered these, move on to knee push ups and positive or negative-form push ups. Additionally, by strengthening the muscles you use to perform push ups, such as your shoulders, pectorals, and abdomen, you will be one step closer to performing traditional push ups.





Binge Watching Is Linked to Poor Sleep


Feeling lethargic of late? Having trouble falling asleep? Do you find yourself yawning through another non-productive day?If such symptoms have become increasingly common over the past few years, it may be due to a relatively new phenomenon: binge watching.New research finds watching multiple ...





The New War on Birth Control


In July of 2010, newspapers in Ghana published a "Wanted" poster featuring the face of a quiet-looking man in his sixties with rimless glasses, sideswept hair, and a deeply lined forehead. The image bore a striking resemblance to flyers used by radical anti-abortion groups in the United States to ...





Why It's Important to Name the Nazis


Historically speaking, naming Nazis has been an important tool for fighting their ideology. Beyond the Nuremberg Trials, Nazi hunters have spent the decades since World War II scouring the world for perpetrators and collaborators, identifying them, bringing them to trial when possible, and trying ...





A Historian of Forgotten Resistance


For 18th-century Quaker dwarf abolitionist Benjamin Lay, resistance was a way of life. As a glove-maker, a common sailor, and a world traveler who lived in England and Barbados before finally settling in Pennsylvania, Lay was exposed to the injustices of slavery and decided to make a career of ...





Viewfinder: Mining Widows March to Commemorate Their Deceased Husbands in South Africa


Widows of deceased striking miners who were killed during the Marikana massacre walk from the memorial site during the event's fifth anniversary in Marikana on August 16th, 2017.

Widows of deceased striking miners who were killed during the Marikana massacre walk from the memorial site during the event's fifth anniversary in Marikana on August 16th, 2017. Thousands of South African miners sang remembrance songs at the site where police shot dead 34 strikers as campaigners demanded prosecutions and compensation. The 34 miners were gunned down after police were deployed to break up a wildcat strike that had turned violent at the Lonmin-owned Marikana platinum mine, northwest of Johannesburg.





How to Read Piano Chords


If you understand how to read piano chords, you can sit down and play nearly any song with a basic chord chart – you don't even have to learn a lot of music theory or know how to read sheet music. Chord notations can be intimidating, but they'll make more sense once you learn your scales and understand a little about piano chord theory.





How to Fade Eyebrows


Eyebrows naturally start lighter near your nose and get darker towards the tail. When you fade your eyebrows, you’ll enhance this look. Fill in your brows with a subtle fade to achieve nice shape and lift. For a more dramatic look, make a more obvious gradient from the beginning of your brows to the ends. This also create a lovely frame for your eye. Create an ombre effect by lining and filling in your brows with different, matching shades of pencil and powder.