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The 50 Best Video Games of All Time

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What "Natural Beauty" Looks Like in Different Countries

Obsessed with international beauty? Don't miss the number one trending haircuts in France, Japan, Australia, and more.<p><i>This story was originally</i> …

Natural Beauty

The 10 best girl groups in K-pop today

Finding the best performers in K-pop is much harder today than it was in the late ’90s, when bands like S.E.S. and H.O.T. ruled the scene. …

Urban agriculture may be inefficient, but it’s a model for a sustainable future

<i>This piece is part of a Globe and Mail/</i>OCAD University <i>summer series highlighting</i> <i>design thinking, issues and innovation.</i> <i>Previously: There's no innovation agenda without design thinking</i><p><i>Ian Clarke is an artist, brain-cancer stem-cell scientist, urban farmer and biomimicry design researcher. He is</i> …

Jay Z or Nas, Tupac or Biggie: Spotify Data Reveals Who Really Won Hip-Hop's Rivalries

According to hip-hop's unwritten honor code, to sit on the throne, it's not enough to make hit records. A true MC has to do it in such a way that …

C is for Cthulhu: terrorize your kids and teach the alphabet with these Lovecraftian nursery rhymes

Hey, parents! Have your kids been asking one too many questions about the Necronomicon? Are you worried that your child might be making her way down to the seas each night to commune with the Great Old Ones?<p>If you’re a fan of H.P. Lovecraft, the 20th-century horror writer whose legacy looms large …

Smart Homes: How to Automate Your House

Some clever coding will let you take advantage of the Internet of Things in your smart home<p>What would the Internet of Things be without If This Then …

Smart Homes

The World's Best Streets for People-Watching

Rearrange your next vacation itinerary -- we have something stellar lined up: people-watching. From observing locals to surveying tourists, peeking …

Fort Worth

What to Know About the Ancient Olympics

In the walk-up to the 2016 Summer Olympics, which officially open in Rio on Friday, many fear a Russian doping scandal and infrastructure gaps in the …

When tennis collided with the cold war

Thirty years ago, Martina Navratilova played in the final of the Federation Cup. It was much more than a tennis match<p>It is three o’clock in the …

Cold War

Inside the world's most beautiful places to read - CNN Style

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The greatest Olympic opening ceremonies of all time, ranked

From hundreds of riders on horseback dramatically galloping into the stadium to the thunderous beats performed meticulously by 2,008 tightly ranked drummers, host cities pull out all the stops to set the right tone for the Olympic Games.<p>The opening ceremony provides host cities the opportunity to …

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21 Genius Travel Hacks We Learned from Instagram

Whether you’re prepping for a weekend getaway, a destination wedding or a legit beach vacay, Instagram is often the first place you head to get inspo on where to eat, what to see and, most importantly, how to travel with a little less stress. Wait, what? Yup. Your fave social network is here to …

50 Photos That Show The Raw Power Of This Year's Olympic Women

Do not mess with Team USA.<p>Becoming an Olympic athlete is no small feat. It’s an achievement that takes a lifetime of hard work, dedication and an unstoppable pursuit to be the best. And no one knows that better than the women of the 2016 Rio Olympics.<p>From Alaska to Florida, 391 women from around …

12 sci-fi technologies already changing the way we live

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, with many new developments, from drones to brain scanning headbands, resembling devices from a science fiction movie.<p>So what cutting-edge technology can we expect to experience in our lives in the near future, and what will be developed next? To find out, I …

Entrepreneurship

13 Incredible Secret Alleys Around The World

Where to find pop-up restaurants, public art, and some of the tiniest bars in the world.<p>Back alleys can be some of the most unexpectedly lush, …

How To Coach Your Brain To Stop Being Mad At Someone

You’re mad as hell and you can’t take it anymore! Lucky for you, you don’t have to.<p>You and a coworker–or, for that matter, a relative, partner, or friend–had a falling out. The wounds are still fresh. You’re still angry. And every time you see or even think of that person, you seethe. Maybe plenty …

10 'Superfoods' to Eat Daily for Optimum Fitness

Blueberries Are a Top Antioxidant<p>Ask five nutrition experts to provide a list of their favorite "superfoods," and the results will vary—but they'll …

Nutrition

5 years later, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is still the queen of J-pop

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is the star who foreigners imagine when they picture Japanese pop at its most bizarre. A tiny girl wearing clownish clothing, …

Street Photography

You are surprisingly likely to have a living doppelganger

What are the chances of finding your exact lookalike? BBC Future investigates.<p>It’s on your passport. It’s how criminals are identified in a line-up. It’s how you’re recognised by old friends on the street, even after years apart. Your face: it’s so tangled up with your identity, soon it may be all …

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Which Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?

Some forms of exercise may be much more effective than others at bulking up the brain, according to a remarkable new study in rats. For the first time, scientists compared head-to-head the neurological impacts of different types of exercise: running, weight training and high-intensity interval …

15 uses for your phone's camera (other than taking selfies)

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The 12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Big Decision

Moving to a new city. Asking for a promotion. Starting a side hustle. Hunting for a different job. Trying online dating. Breaking up with your …

20 Creative Floors You Won’t Be Able to Stop Staring At

So you want to give your floors a makeover, but you’d like something a little more exciting than a new area rug. The options are endless, but a creative floor pattern might be exactly what you’re looking for. One of the boldest ways to revamp a bland room is to paint the floors… if you’re up for …

10 Easy Style Upgrades Inspired by Europe's Best-Dressed Guys | GQ

From outside the biggest menswear fashion shows to inside your closet, these are the must-have pieces to pick up now<p>A Shirt That Always Gets You Noticed##<p>The short-sleeve shirt has evolved from its bad summer office roots to become this season's best warm weather staple. Whether you're going …

Men's Fashion

Four unexpected ways people are using drones

From national security surveillance to your cousin’s summer wedding, drones are being deployed to capture aerial images more frequently than ever before. Serving as a camera in the sky may be their primary value to date, but devotees of the unmanned aircraft see greater potential in the …

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14 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Eggs

Cooking them is really only the beginning...<p>Turns out these tasty breakfast staples are just as useful in your bathroom, your garden, or as an …

30 Easy Ways To Eat Healthier On A Budget

Because it really shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg.<p><i>Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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Samsung's world-first UFS memory cards are blazing fast

We've heard arguments for and against removable storage on smartphones, but we can all agree on the fact that the more the merrier. And we're not just talking about memory space here, as the speed becomes more crucial when it comes to capturing higher video resolutions on our smartphones and …

Letters of fallen Somme soldiers released to mark battle's centenary

Hundreds of soldiers wrote to families on eve of battle that saw 57,000 British casualties on first day<p>On 30 June 1916 2Lt Percy Boswell, like many of his comrades, sat down to write a letter. The young officer in the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry knew roughly what was going to happen the …

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