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Your memories are negotiable: How science is making “Eternal Sunshine” a reality

Researchers are discovering how traumatic memories from our past can be revised and erased<p>“My name is Joel Barish and I am here to erase Clementine Kruczynski,” declares Joel to Dr. Mierzwiak, the head of a local memory erasure clinic, Lacuna Inc. Joel has just been through a bad break-up with …

Inside Junot Díaz’s class at MIT: What the writer wants his students to read

After Díaz wrote an essay criticizing MFA programs in the New Yorker, Salon got a look at his class syllabus<p>On the same week that activists called for more diversity in fiction, the New Yorker published a compelling essay by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and MIT professor Junot Díaz, in which Díaz …

13 Apps That Will Get You In Shape For Summer

After a long winter that kept many of us inside with Netflix, it's time to get healthy.<p>Research shows that 40% of a person's actions during the day are habitual: What if you could make your after-work habit running — instead of drinking a beer on the couch?<p>An app can't change your behavior by …

Watch Five Short Films From the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

From Sundance Institute and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, each film puts a human face on global poverty<p>Global hunger. International health crisis. Increasing poverty.<p>These are monumental issues that are impacting communities around the globe - making them sometimes feel too difficult and …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Elizabeth McCracken: I plan to eat the humorless!

<b>Elizabeth McCracken (Tom Langdon)</b><p>One of our great writers on her Twitter obsession, the quirks she fights in her own writing — and cannibalism<p>Kelly Luce<p>April 20, 2014 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Elizabeth McCracken’s writing is characterized by humor, gasp-worthy metaphors, and a careful, playful attention to …

Turn your Instagrams into a business: Snapwire, a new mobile stock photo website, opens to public

For a generation obsessed with selfies and taking pictures of any meal set before us, mobile photography has become second nature. We reach for the …

Fifty Seven's David Nayfeld on LA's Best Low-Cost Eats

It’s no secret that downtown Los Angeles has evolved into a fine-dining hub, with restaurants Alma and Bestia as anchors. Tomorrow, March 27, the …

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Chad Robertson's 5 Essential Tips for Baking Bread

<i>This week's guest editor is Chad Robertson, the man behind San Francisco's über-popular Tartine Bakery. He'll be walking us through how to make one of the Porridge Breads from his latest book, Tartine 3, and sharing bits of baking knowledge along the way.</i><p><i>Today: All week, Chad has been walking us</i> …

13 Simple Mac Shortcuts To Make You More Productive

You would be surprised at the amount of time you can save on your Mac computer with the knowledge of a few keyboard shortcuts. Here are some simple ones that can boost your productivity.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Twitter</b>

7 Books Every Leader Should Read, According To A Harvard Business School Professor

I hadn't heard of two of these, which I picked up.<p>I think we've all heard of this one. Bazerman says:<p>This is another one I think most of you have heard of but it's a classic. I once used this book as the foundation to make the case to a management team for hiring a group of behavioral …

The House that Inspired the Movie "Up"

Does this house look familiar to you? Fans of the Pixar film <i>Up</i> might recognize that it looks remarkably like the house in the movie, which similarly occupied a lone space in the middle of rapid change and development that unfolded around it. The filmmakers were allegedly inspired by the story of …

Buy less, do more: 5 reasons why experiences make us happier than things

We need to shift away from a culture of materialism and toward one of experientialism, says author James Wallman<p>British trend forecaster James Wallman has coined a new word: "Stuffocation." (Think "stuff" and "suffocation.") Wallman claims it's one of the most crushing afflictions of modern …

Meet The Stars Of Vine: These Kids Have Millions Of Followers And Make Eye-Popping Amounts Of Money

All she has to do is press the re-Vine button to share a sponsor's video with her followers and an advertiser will cut her a large check.<p>Giraldo is a star on Vine, the Twitter-owned video platform that launched in January 2013. There, millions of people post 6-second clips and share them with the …

13 Common Spelling Mistakes — And How To Avoid Them

Consider the fictitious word "ghoti," an often cited example of English's confusing sounds. "Ghoti" technically spells "fish." Use the "gh" sound in "tough"; the "o" sound from "women"; and the "ti" sound from "nation."<p>While English spelling includes many exceptions, we compiled a basic guide, …

How To Pay Less For A Bottle Of Wine

He explained the economics of this unfortunate upcharge to Business Insider.<p>The price difference on the production side between a fantastic bottle of wine and an average one is a measly $2 or $3, he said.<p>The best wines are made with grapes that are left on the vine longer, cut with comparatively …

How “Breaking Bad” and “House of Cards” killed the Oscars

It’s not that Hollywood can’t make great movies — but all the talent and energy is migrating to HBO and Netflix<p>The best movies get made because filmmakers, financiers, champions, and a great many gifted creative people stubbornly ignore the obstacles. The question going forward is how adaptive all …

When porn stars become escorts: Lucrative new trend could also be risky

<b>(Shots Studio via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>In a flagging industry, porn stars can make money escorting on the side. But the practice has some people worried<p>Ej Dickson<p>February 24, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>In 2007, the former adult performer Mariah Milano returned to porn after a seven-year hiatus from the …

The Aliens Next Door

Lorrie Moore’s stories tell truths stranger than the strangest science fiction.<p>Bark<p>By Lorrie Moore<p>Knopf<p>Lorrie Moore writes stories about space aliens. The stories tend to take one of two forms: the <i>Invasion of the Body Snatchers</i> narrative (it dawns on our heroine that she is surrounded by aliens, or …

Before True Detective: The Short Stories of Nic Pizzolatto

The first published works from the creator of the best show on television were dark, philosophical pieces of fiction in The Atlantic.<p>Two sets of events, separated by a decade. In 2003 and 2004, <i>The Atlantic</i> published a pair of short stories by a young writer named Nic Pizzolatto. In early 2014, the …

Just Don’t Do It: Why You Should Outsource More of Your Life

Think not DIY-ing makes you a slacker? Think again. Less Doing’s Ari Meisel says that delegating itself is a major feat—especially if it costs as …

How to Make a Simple Cup of Coffee

It's subtler business than you might think.<p>Today’s coffee-shop owners don’t just place orders for beans. They backpack up the sides of volcanoes in Guatemala and Panama to find previously undiscovered farmers who will grow and process beans to their specifications. And if they’ve paid to trek to …

Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show

An 1895 book of horror stories that’s the key to understanding the riveting HBO series ‘True Detective’ has become a bestseller on Amazon. Read the …

Training Your Brain to Improve Your Vision

A new game app had supernatural effects on athletes' eyesight. Brain training is coming for everyone.<p>Brain training is becoming big business. Everywhere you look, someone is talking about neuroplasticity and trying to train your brain. Soon there will be no wild brains left.<p>At the same time, …

Adobe Releases Free Video Class For Beginners to Learn Photoshop

Picking up Photoshop as a new users can be hugely overwhelming—it's an immense program that with every successive generation adds even more content …

Make your own clothes with this open source printer

Store-bought clothing can be expensive, but not everyone has the talent or patience to make their own attire. That may not be an issue if OpenKnit takes off, though. The open source platform combines an affordable (under $757), build-it-yourself clothing printer with Knitic design software to let …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Millions of People Reading Alone, Together: The Rise of Goodreads

The founders of the social network talk about its success in 2013 and its goal of making literature a community experience.<p>In 2007, Otis Chandler developed a social network for bookworms because, rather than relying on media reviews and bestseller lists, he wanted to get reading recommendations …

From Harvard to webcam girl

<b>A photo of the author</b><p>Once, I was a shy nonprofit drone. Now, I make money reading Anais Nin in the buff — among other things<p>Anna Katzen<p>February 10, 2014 1:00am (UTC)<p>Last autumn I sat in a midtown cubicle sorting receipts for my boss’s monthly expense report. I had recently earned my master’s degree …