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Anna Wintour Accepts Bee Shaffer's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Last week, we covered the #icebucketchallenge craze and ALS charity stunt that has become an unstoppable sensation. With more and more people dumping buckets of ice on themselves every day, it was inevitable that _Vogue’_s Editor in Chief <b>Anna Wintour</b> would eventually be challenged. In the video …

Watching TV Together Is Good For Your Relationship

Well, that's what "the Companionator" says, anyway.<p><b>You know those times</b> you just want to sit around and watch TV, but your significant other hounds you to get off the couch? Well, here's some ammo for the next battle: it turns out that watching TV together may actually good for you. <i>Awww</i>.<p><i>The</i> …

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7 Coming-of-Age TV Shows From the '90s We'll Never Forget

There are TV shows that will hold a special place in our hearts forever. Maybe there was a series that taught you a life lesson you needed to hear or had a character who you felt was <i>just</i> like you. Or perhaps it had your first crush or your first look at a subject matter you had never seen before. …

The Colors of Motion Is a Visualization of Movie Color

The Colors of Motion is a beautiful, interactive experiment that looks at the use of colors in movies, showing them off in a way that you’d usually never see.<p><i>The Matrix in color</i><p>Built by interaction designer Charlie Clark, the site uses a bash script to analyse movies frame by frame in order to get …

Talking to ourselves: the science of the little voice in your head

If we want to understand what’s happening in the brain when people ‘hear voices’, we first need to understand what happens during ordinary inner speech<p>Accents, narrators and total silence: how you hear voices when you read Read more from the Inner Voices series<p>Most of us will be familiar with the …

17 images that prove travel is the best education

FOR SO many of us who suffer from wanderlust, finishing school is the roadblock that keeps us from living the dream and hitting the road. It’s a …

Four Great Ways to Find Indie Books You'll Love

Thanks to the Internet and the rise in indie and self-publishing our choices of reading materials has skyrocketed; there are genres and niches for everyone's tastes and price points -- but as a reader looking outside the traditional publishing system, how do you know what book will really capture …

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Lay off the candy: iOS game Yoga Retreat gets 20 percent of its players doing yoga

Billed as the “the world’s first yoga-themed mobile-simulation game,” Yoga Retreat, from Finnish developer Gajatri Studios, fuses animated instructional yoga videos with a management simulator set on a tropical island. Players run their own yoga resort, teach and help customers, and expand and …

The 'Men, Women & Children' Trailer Teaches a Powerful Lesson About Texting

To text or not to text, that is the question.<p>The first teaser trailer for "Men, Women & Children," the film from Jason Reitman ("Juno," "Up in the Air"), has not a single line of spoken dialogue, yet the premise is crystal clear. In our technology-obsessed age, we're all constantly on our phones -- …

Luc Besson on Lucy: 'If you find yourself asking what's real and what isn't, I've won' - video interview

The director of Lucy, a science-based action thriller about a woman who gains access to 100% of her cognitive abilities, tells Andrew Pulver how to mix facts and fun to create brainy sci-fi. Lucy, which stars Scarlett Johansson as the unwitting test subject in human evolution, is released in the UK …

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Love it or loathe it? EW debates Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off'

Taylor Swift dropped some big news yesterday—her forthcoming album <i>1989</i>, inspired by the sounds of “late ’80s pop,” will debut on October 27. The …

Music Review: Wiz Khalifa returns with his clumsiest album yet

A quick exercise: Take 10 seconds or so and list as many of the most popular rap stars of the moment as you can. Most lists will probably include …

LEGO Minecraft Sets to Release Later This Year

It's like Minecraft in real life...sort of.<p>LEGO enthusiast site The Brick Fan has posted two images of the long-awaited Minecraft sets expected to …

Kirby Limited Edition Figurine Coming Next Year

This figure really "sucks."<p>A limited edition "Sword Kirby" figure is coming from First 4 Figures, as part of a collection based on the pink …