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How Two Years Of Instagram Stories Has Altered The Way We Love, Act And Play

Millions of us have embraced the 'film it all' era of social media. But what at first felt like carefree fun has for many become an endless, anxious routine of 'brand maintenance' that makes us act in ways we don't like or recognise. After a late night epiphany, Olivia Ovenden looks at where we are …

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The real reason cocaine, heroin and marijuana are illegal has nothing to do with addiction

The history of drug criminalization in America is a history of social panics rooted in racism and xenophobia<p>Tessie Castillo<p>April 15, 2016 8:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Influence.<p>Looking out at the trail of devastation and death that the heroin epidemic has left in its wake, …

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Here’s What Happened When Some Dude Ate Like The Rock For A Month

Mark Webster saw the most ludicrous diet plan on the planet and decided to try it out.<p>As I wrote last year, the movie star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, …

Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea

I have read two books more than a 100 times, for different motives and with different consequences. Hamlet I read a 100 times for my dissertation, The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse a 100 times for comfort. The experience is distinct from all other kinds of reading. I’m calling it centireading.<p>I …

It's 8 Years Since The iPhone Was Unveiled — Look How Terrible The First One Was

It was nothing short of a miracle.<p>Before the iPhone came out, smartphones were clunky devices, half keyboard and half screen.<p>Full websites didn't run on mobile phones, so companies were forced to build weak, mobile versions of their sites.<p>The iPhone changed everything.<p>And yet the iPhone experience …

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12 Best and Worst Things We Saw at CES 2015

BEST: Phillips Fidelio B5 Surround-On-Demand Soundbar<p>This ingenious soundbar is for anyone who wants surround sound, but isn't ready to commit to a …