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Inside the mind of Bernie Sanders: unbowed, unchanged, and unafraid of a good fight

Bernie Sanders,US elections 2016,Vermont,US politics,US news,US economy,US foreign policy,Economics<p>He is the rising star of the battle to be the Democratic nominee for president. But who is the real Bernie Sanders? His close friends and family shed new light on what is motivating the 73-year-old …

Can Politico make Brussels sexy?

The 27-year-old New Yorker Tara Palmeri, a former gossip columnist and the incandescent envoy of media’s future to the Brussels of the past, believes it her duty to show up without fail at the European commission’s midday press briefing. The briefing centre is a softly lit ovoid room, upholstered …

The Stacks: The Deadpan Genius of Buster Keaton

He never cracked a smile on screen, but Keaton’s silent films are as funny as anything Hollywood ever made. Also melancholy, profound, and … but …

Introverts, Extroverts, and the Complexities of Team Dynamics

Let’s start with a short personality test. For each of the following dimensions, indicate the extent to which each of the following words describes you, with a 5 indicating “very much so” and a 1 indicating “not at all”: assertive, talkative, bold, not reserved, and energetic. Now sum up your …

Sansa’s Badass Plot Confirmed and 6 Other Things You Might Have Missed in the Game of Thrones Trailer

What follows is an (over)analysis of the new <i>Game of Thrones</i> trailer based on production information and book knowledge. In other words, there are a few speculative spoilers here, so you might want to proceed with caution if you haven’t read the books.<p>First of all, here’s a refresher on the …

The top 10 wearables you can buy right now

This year's CES was awash in wearables and while many of them took the form of wrist-worn fitness trackers and smartwatches, the genre has expanded beyond the basics. While some iOS users may be holding out for the Apple Watch in April, there's still a great selection of cross-platform devices …

The House That Jon Stewart Built

The comedian's style of left-wing humor ran low on targets, but his legacy will endure.<p>For most of his 15-year tenure helming <i>The Daily Show</i>, Jon Stewart had a rogues’ gallery worthy of the name: A buffoonish, chuckling George W. Bush, a sinister Dick Cheney whose hunting mishap Stewart never …

Comedy

4 Maps Crucial to Understanding Europe's Population Shift

Despite economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe, the continent is still migrating to the Northwest.<p>Europe’s population is shifting to the Northwest. The GDP in its more easterly nations seems to be booming, while the countryside and many smaller cities continue to empty at the expense of the …

Geography

How YouTubers discovered a human condition no one had talked about before

All the feels<p>How a bunch of YouTubers discovered a tingling sensation nobody knew existed<p>All the feels<p>How a bunch of YouTubers discovered a tingling …

What he said, what he meant

He has messages for his GOP and Democratic critics.<p>President Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech Tuesday night to set an optimistic tone for the rest of his presidency — but also to drop big hints about the fights that lie ahead.<p>He targeted lines at his Republican critics and talked …

Having your laptop stolen is traumatic. Here's what I learned

According to research, a laptop is stolen every 53 seconds – but how prepared are you for what comes next?<p>Last Tuesday after work, I headed to a bar in Kings Cross with a couple of colleagues, slung my rucksack on the table next to us, and spent a pleasant hour brainstorming feature ideas. When I …

Your Elite School Is Not Worth The Cost, Studies Say

The cost for a college education has risen to the astronomical, resulting in debt that haunts young people after graduation like a ghost bent on dragging them to a Dickensian poorhouse. It’s forcing us to ask, “Is it worth it?” Especially if the school of choice is an elite institution, is the …

Meet the Women Who Guard China’s Millionaires

Valued as secret weapons, female bodyguards are regarded as innocuous protectors who can disguise themselves as assistants or dance partners.<p><i>Watch our documentary about China's female bodyguards here.</i><p>Wearing a form-fitting black leather jacket with studded shoulders, leather pants, and …