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Gear List: Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail

When I began my gear research for the PCT, it only made sense to begin with taking inventory of what I already had in my possession. In 2013, I …

10 Surprising Facts About Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was a titan of 20th-century literature, converting his lived experiences in multiple wars into rich, stirring tales like <i>A Farewell</i> …

Millennials destroyed the rules of written English – and created something better

The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.<p>That's because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of …

Chloe Kim, Shaun White Crush It on Day 4 at the Olympics: Pictures

A Brief Yet Fascinating History of the Word "Pretty"

When debating the true meaning of a word, one’s first move is usually to look it up in the dictionary. Contrary to popular belief, however, those who …

Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person

Jonas Mekas turned 95 this year and won a lifetime achievement award in Frankfurt, Germany. Ping Wong, 92, learned new rules for playing mah-jongg. Helen Moses, who turned 93, mostly gave up talk of marrying Howie Zeimer, her steady companion of the last eight years. Ruth Willig, 94, broke a bone …

Jersey Shore

Pictures of the Week 12.7.17

Winter Sports

A Human-Robot Dance

Most TED Talk videos are lectures, but this is a dance performance, a pas de deux between choreographer and dancer Huang Yi and the industrial robot …

The Contradictions of Joseph Conrad

<b>THE DAWN WATCH</b> <b><br>Joseph Conrad in a Global World</b><br>By Maya Jasanoff<br>Illustrated. 375 pp. Penguin Press. $30.<p>I turned my back on reading Joseph Conrad in 1967. This was also the year that I published “A Grain of Wheat,” my third novel, which I wrote soon after reading Conrad’s “Under Western Eyes.” I could …

The Slave Across the Street

• <b>Author:</b> Theresa L. Flores & PeggySue Wells<p>While more and more people each day become aware of the dangerous world of human trafficking, most people in the U.S. still believe this is something that happens to foreign women, men and children--not something that happens to their own.<p>In this powerful …

The Top 10 Novels of 2017

Fiction publishers complained that 2017 was a difficult year to get attention in a fast-moving media climate that was intensely political. But some …

A Teen Killed Herself After Being Tormented By Rumors That An Ex Had Shared Intimate Photos Of Her

The 15-year-old girl had also been bullied by her classmates.<p>A 15-year-old girl killed herself after being plagued by rumors that an ex-boyfriend had posted intimate photos of her on social media and incessant bullying from classmates about her hair — and then a photo of her dead body was leaked to …

Boston Dynamics is still making creepy robots under SoftBank

Boston Dynamics is back with yet another freaky robot to haunt your nightmares.<p>The company released a short video today (Nov. 13) showing off the latest version of SpotMini, the small, vaguely dog-shaped robot it’s been working on for a few years. The new version is the most compact yet, with all …

Robotics

Dressed to Kill: Inside the Lavish Costumes of Murder on the Orient Express

Costume designer Alexandra Byrne on outfitting a train filled with stars, including Michelle Pfeiffer and Judi Dench.<p>Designer <b>Alexandra Byrne</b> and actor-director <b>Kenneth Branagh</b> go way back—to the mid-1980s, when her husband joined Branagh’s Renaissance Theatre Company. She eventually became Branagh’s …

England Celebrates Guy Fawkes Day on November 5th

5th November 1605: Guy Fawkes discovered during Gunpowder Plot

BEHIND THE MASK - GUY FAWKES AND V FOR VENDETTA

<b>Did you think to kill me? There’s no flesh and blood within this cloak to kill.<br>There’s only an idea.<br>Ideas are bulletproof.</b> <i><br>V for Vendetta</i><p>In Alan …

Masked protesters take to the streets of London for annual Anonymous march

Thousands of anarchist protesters wearing Guido Fawkes masks marched on the streets of central London on Sunday night.<p>The annual Million Mask March, where protesters wore the sylised mask popularised in the cult film V For Vendetta, saw Westminster grind to a virtual halt.<p>Groups of people chanted …

Why do so many of us hate black licorice?

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned about eating too much black licorice on Monday, about half the country paused and thought, “Wait, people eat black licorice?”<p>The agency is advising candy fans who are 40 or older to limit their intake of the sweet treat to a maximum of 2 ounces …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

How I Get It Done: Jane Goodall

<i>Dame Jane Goodall,</i> <i>83,</i><i>is a world-renowned primatologist and environmental and animal-rights activist. She’s also the subject of the new documentary,</i> …

The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2017

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Daylight Saving Time Is This Weekend. Here's What You Need to Know

As Nov. 5 approaches, it’s almost time for the United States to do its annual time warp again.<p>That’s right — Daylight Saving Time (often mistakenly …

The Explosive Legacy of Guy Fawkes, the Man Behind the Mask

A popular symbol of protest today, Guy Fawkes was first the face of treason because of his role in the murderous Gunpowder Plot of 1605.<p>Tensions were high in England in late October 1605, when an English nobleman, Lord Monteagle, received a mysterious letter. Along with the rest of England’s peers …

Humanities

A Photographic Journey Around the World

Take a virtual voyage to some of the most amazing places around the globe, seen through the lens of travel photographer Trey Ratcliff on his “80 Stays Around the World” journey with The Ritz-Carlton. The destinations seen here are as diverse in their landscape as they are in their culture. The …

The Secret Netflix Codes That Let You Unlock Hidden TV And Movie Categories

If you were getting bored of the normal Netflix genres -- dramas, comedies, horror movies -- then read on for this life hack.<p>By just tacking a number …

Watch Bob Dylan Cover Tom Petty's 'Learning to Fly' at Colorado Concert

Bob Dylan paid tribute to his late friend and Traveling Wilburys bandmate Tom Petty with a cover of "Learning to Fly" during the encore of Dylan's …

New study suggests e-cigarettes could be damaging lungs in a unique way

E-cigarette use around the world is booming, especially amongst young people. In 2016 the US Surgeon General identified a 900 percent increase in …

Tech Giants Are Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent

SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley’s start-ups have always had a recruiting advantage over the industry’s giants: Take a chance on us and we’ll give you an ownership stake that could make you rich if the company is successful.<p>Now the tech industry’s race to embrace artificial intelligence may render …

Artificial Intelligence

Young Alan Turing was told by his science teacher he would never amount to anything with his 'vague ideas', report card reveals

A young Alan Turing was told by his science teacher that he would never amount to anything with his "vague ideas", a school report card which has gone on display for the first time reveals.<p>The celebrated codebreaker and father of modern computing received a slightly better review from his maths …

Mathematics