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7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Marvel Cinematic Universe movies ranked: From Black Panther to Thor: Ragnarok, which MCU movie is best?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding at a phenomenal rate. This year along, three new MCU films – <i>Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War,</i> and <i>Ant</i> …

Frenchman survives 95pc burns after record full body skin graft from 'hero' twin brother

A 33-year old Frenchman has survived 95 per cent burns after his "hero" twin brother gave him half of his own skin in the most extensive such graft ever, according to doctors.<p>Franck Dufourmantelle suffered severe burns after chemicals he was handling as an operator of dangerous materials in a …

The Last of the Iron Lungs

Martha Lillard spends half of every day with her body encapsulated in a half-century old machine that forces her to breathe. Only her head sticks out …

Public Health

10 Space Operas to Read Before You See Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi<p>What better way to get in the mood for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” than reading a novel under the <i>Journey to Star</i> …

Star Wars

This Incredible Footage Shows CRISPR Editing DNA in Real Time

This has never been seen before.<p>Want to see something that makes scientists gasp? Feast your eyes on this video, showing a direct observation of …

27 books that can change your life forever

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move …

Best podcasts of 2017 part 1: from the buzziest to politics and brain food

Our experts pick the year’s best listening<p>From Dirty John to the Guilty Feminist: best podcasts of 2017 part 2<p><b>Listen up: why podcasts are setting the agenda</b><br>By Miranda Sawyer<p>* * *<p>It wasn’t so long ago that every podcast article began with an explanation of what a podcast actually is: how to find …

Hung Up

Martin Luther’s defining act that sparked the Protestant Reformation probably never happened

The Catholic church of the 16th-century was rotten with corruption. Among other things, the Church was running a roaring businesses in indulgences, slips of paper excepting the holder from time in Purgatory, the interim step before rising up to Heaven. The more money paid, the more time off. One …

Theology

14 documentaries on Netflix that are scarier than fiction

When you think of scary movies, images of monsters and unstoppable killers come to mind. But documentaries can also tell some horrific stories, …

Staten Island

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates writers by …

Writing

What is sleep, even?

There’s a good chance that when you woke up this morning, your first thought was to go back to bed. But it’s also likely that you had so many obligations pulling you out from under the covers—work to do, food to cook, friends to see—that you started your day, even if you didn’t get your seven to …

University of Chicago

11 Bestselling Books That Inspired the Biggest TV Shows of the Year

After an extremely boring summer of entertainment — this summer’s domestic movie ticket sales were the worst in nearly a decade — we couldn’t be more excited for fall television premieres. But if waiting for your fave show to return is driving you loco, you may be happy to know that a ton of …

TV

Margaret Atwood: We are closer than ever to 1930s-style totalitarianism

FRANKFURT – The world is closer to the dark days of the 1930s than at any time since, Canadian author Margaret Atwood said on Saturday in Frankfurt, …

Literature

Civil war wounds reopened as two sides square up over Catalonia

The warning from the spokesman of Spain’s ruling party stopped hearts across Catalonia: If Carles Puigdemont declared independence, he might “end up like the man who declared it 83 years ago”.<p>That man was Lluis Companys, the Catalan president who was imprisoned and later executed by the …

I am the woman in the 'racist Dove ad'. I am not a victim

When Dove offered me the chance to be the face of a new body wash campaign, I jumped. I had no idea I would become the unwitting poster child for racist advertising<p>From a very young age, I’ve been told, “You’re so pretty … for a dark-skinned girl.” I am a Nigerian woman, born in London and raised …

Feminism

With an assembly line approach, an Indian hospital chain performs 250,000 eye surgeries a year

For decades, millions of Indians have suffered blindness that could have been avoided.<p>Cataracts, which cause the eye’s natural lens to become cloudy, are the leading cause of the condition around the world, and they account for around 62% of the cases in India. But this can be prevented by …

Tamil Nadu

What NASA's Golden Record taught me about humanity

A cosmic message in a bottle from humanity to extraterrestrials<p>As I take the first of three yellow LPs out of the box, my heart is beating fast with excitement. I gently place it on a turntable, hit play, and go lie down on the couch, the lights in my living room dimmed to a minimum. An old man …

Living Rooms

Netflix’s Gerald’s Game is a graceful, mold-breaking Stephen King adaptation

Mike Flanagan’s taut film subverts our expectations with an added dose of feminism.<p>Unlike most Stephen King film adaptations, the new Netflix movie <i>Gerald’s Game</i>, about a woman who becomes trapped in a remote vacation house after her husband dies, doesn’t announce itself as being based on a King …

Mein Kampf - My Struggle

A Two-Volume Book Written by Adolf Hitler<p>By 1925, 35-year-old Adolf Hitler was already a war veteran, leader of a political party, orchestrator of a …

World History

Stop glorifying colonialism. Have we already forgotten the starvation, plundering, and sheer brutality?

Recently an academic article, asserting the historical benefits of colonialism, created an outcry and a petition with over 10,000 signatures calling for its removal.<p><i>The Case for Colonialism</i>, published in <i>Third World Quarterly</i> by Bruce Gilley, argues Western colonialism was both “objectively …

Human Rights

Pancreatic cancer could be treated with a Parkinson's drug

A new study shows that a common drug for Parkinson's disease has anti-cancer effects in mice and human pancreatic cells.<p>The new research suggests …

Science Says These 7 Attention Exercises Will Instantly Make You More Focused | Inc.com

With knowledge workers--software engineers, writers, entrepreneurs, and most people with a "white-collar" job--currently outnumbering all other workers in the U.S. four to one, it's clear that the thinkers will inherit the Earth.<p>Yet with longer days, higher expectations, and the constant pinging of …

Mindfulness

873 Books That Have Been Compared To Girl on the Train

I should have known this was an impossible undertaking. What can I say? I’m ambitious. Because let’s be real, since <i>Girl on the Train</i> came out and …

7 New Thrillers To Load Onto Your New eReader Immediately

We know y’all got Kindles and Nooks and iPads and Galaxys and Pixels—you get the point—as gifts this holiday season. And we also know that 2017 is …

Top 10 books about consciousness

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

Books

Stranger Things producers issue hilarious cease-and-desist letter to Chicago bar

“Don’t make us call your mom”<p>A Chicago bar decided to convert its event space into a <i>Stranger Things</i>-themed pop-up. That prompted Netflix, which produces the show, to issue a charming cease-and-desist letter. That same letter was also pretty firm in recommending that they ask permission before they …

Aravind Adiga: ‘I was afraid the White Tiger would eat me up too’

The Booker prize-winning author on the challenge of following early success and capturing the new India<p>At the age of just 33 in 2008 Aravind Adiga won the Booker prize for his first novel, <i>The White Tiger</i>. It was career-making, but also – as becomes clear in the course of our conversation – …

Books

Researchers encoded a film clip in DNA and store it inside a living cell

In an astonishing step forward in biomolecular computing, Harvard researchers encoded a 19th century film clip in DNA and stored it inside living …

E.coli

These Are The Saddest Books You'll Ever Read

There are some books you pick up because you know they'll be tear-jerkers, and you're not opposed to a good cry. Then there are the books that …

Books