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Chelsea Manning faces possible solitary confinement for alleged prison infractions: lawyer

Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning could be placed in solitary confinement indefinitely for allegedly violating prison rules by having a copy of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover and an expired tube of toothpaste, among other things, her lawyer said Wednesday.<p>The former …

Chelsea Manning

Artist Furious After China Totally Rips Off Chicago's Bean Sculpture

The 'Cloud Gate' creator plans to sue the Chinese city behind the apparent copycat.<p>It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but the artist behind Chicago's most famous piece of public art begs to differ.<p>China is about to reveal a sculpture that is nearly identical to "The Bean" …

Big Night for Birdman: Oscars in Pictures

Neil Patrick Harris

'Birdman' Oscar Winner Alejandro Inarritu on Sean Penn's Controversial Green Card Joke: 'I Found It Hilarious'

Director recalls exchanging “very tough” jokes with his “21 Grams” star<p>Sean Penn raised eyebrows and immediately topped social media trending topics …

Green Cards

The Oscars: Red Carpet In Pictures

Julianne Moore

Shampooed Hair Presented as Abstract Art in Photo Series

In his recent magazine piece, photographer Lo Cheuk Lun turns the common salon scene of shampooed hair into swirling designs of abstract art. Lun snapped pictures of sudsy heads from above, showing off bubbly hair that is swirled and teased in a variety of patterns. Barely recognizable as part of …

Hair

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz …

Walt Disney Company

The Newest Item on Denny’s Menu? A Grand Slam Breakfast Tweet

Restaurant Chain’s ‘Fleek’ Twitter Post Is a Hit, but Some Companies Try Too Hard; Brands That Say ‘Bae’?<p>By<p>Steven Perlberg<p>Steven Perlberg<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@perlberg<p>steven.perlberg@wsj.com<p>In September, the restaurant chain Denny’s tweeted “hashbrowns on fleek,” seizing on a slang …

Taco Bell

When Marissa Mayer Became CEO Of Yahoo, She Let Thousands Of Employees Ditch Their BlackBerrys For 'Real' Smartphones

In his book on Yahoo and Mayer's tenure as CEO there, Nicholas Carlson writes that Yahoo employees were still issued BlackBerrys instead of modern smartphones like the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S3.<p>Mayer believed Yahoo needed to transition into a "mobile-first" company, and its employees should be …

Advertising

Photographer Shoots a Portrait of Every Book Reader Spotted on the Subway

“The Last Book” is an interesting series of images collected by Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen, who spent 13 weeks over 3 years scouring the …

Science Says Doing These Things Will Make You Seem Smarter

Finding yourself caught in the middle of a conversation about a book you haven't read, do you: (A) listen quietly, (B) leave the area, or (C) say something about the book anyway, in an effort to seem smart?<p>When 2,000 Britons were polled last year about tactics they'd used to try to appear more …

Psychology

Why So Many Art Forgers Want to Get Caught

History shows there's glory and money to be had from ripping off the works of great artists.<p>If you were a criminal, enjoying the lucrative fruits of your illicit labors and wishing to continue them, in secret, for as long as possible, I would recommend against buying an enormous submarine, …

Why Norway's prison system is so successful

That makes Norway's incarceration rate just 75 per 100,000 people, compared to 707 people for every 100,000 people in the US.<p>On top of that, when criminals in Norway leave prison, they stay out. It has one of the lowest recidivism rates in the world at 20%. The US has one of the highest: 76.6% of …

Crime

Sense: A gadget to change the way we sleep

James Proud’s sleep monitoring device is a step beyond those on the market, sensing a range of environmental factors to help you get a better night’s sleep<p>■ See more from the 20 innovations for 2015 series<p>British entrepreneur James Proud, 23, presents a white sphere the size of a tennis ball …

Hacker message demands Sony not show 'The Interview'

An online message claiming to be from the group that hacked<p>Sony Pictures Entertainment's computer systems demanded that the studio stop showing "the movie of terrorism," a reference to theSeth Rogen-James Francocomedy "The Interview."<p>"Stop immediately showing the movie of terrorism which can break …

Seth Rogen

12 Gifts For The Person Who Loves Food Just As Much As Fashion

This year, food and fashion came together with delicious results. We saw celebrities wearing a bevy of food-related clothing and we couldn't be happier. From Katy Perry's pizza bathing suit in her music video, to Rita Ora's infamous Cheez-Its dress, to Jeremy Scott's ode to McDonalds in his …

How A Group Of Yale Students Pulled Off The Greatest College Prank Of All Time

Mike Kai and David Aulicino were seniors at Yale in 2004 when they, along with 20 friends dressed as the fictional "Harvard Pep Squad," boldly entered Harvard's football stadium and convinced close to 2,000 unsuspecting Crimson fans to help spell out two words — "WE SUCK."<p>The prank — brilliant in …

College & University

When Did 'Hello' Become Harassment?

<i>By guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger</i><p>Let me go on record here: I don't understand the point of the Hollaback video.<p>In case you've been on Neptune for the past week or two, here's the story. An actress, Shoshana B. Roberts, took a casual 10-hour stroll through New York City …

Reagan apologised to angry Thatcher over Grenada, tapes reveal

President told British leader lack of warning over invasion of Commonwealth country was because of fears of US mole<p>Newly released White House tape transcripts reveal how Ronald Reagan sought to mollify an angry Margaret Thatcher after the US invaded Grenada, part of the Commonwealth, without giving …