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The Best Worst Films of the 1990s

Following the 80s is like being asked to go on after Richard Pryor at a comedy night. The mic was thrown down by a decade responsible for some …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

One Woman Photoshopped by 18 Countries: Beauty Standards Revealed

Last year, journalist Esther Honig published a viral series of images showing how photo retouchers in 27 countries around the world “enhanced” a …

Top secret(s): the truths behind 10 of the world's great wonders

Ever visit an incredible site in some exotic land and wonder how it was built? The notice board just lists a few meaningless dates, or a guide rattles off a bunch of jargon-packed phrases, but you want the real dirt. Here we reveal the ingenious engineering behind 10 of the world's most epic …

The Children of Strangers

Sue and Hector Badeau adopted twenty children who needed a home—but there were always more.<p>When Sue Hoag was twelve, she read a book, “The Family Nobody Wanted,” about a couple in the nineteen-forties who adopted a multiracial posse of twelve children, despite having very little room or money. Sue …

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than Jo Nesbø?

Strangers often ask me to challenge them with mathematical brainteasers. It comes with the territory, I suppose.<p>My stock reply is to pose them Three Switches puzzle. It’s a classic that is easy to state rhetorically, and it really makes you think.<p>Can you solve it: are you smarter than a Hong Kong …

Mathematics

This Is Why FDA Is Banning Trans Fats

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

Daredevil Showrunner Joins Transformers Writers Room

The<p>first season of Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil was a huge hit, and it came as a massive shock when it was revealed that showrunner Steven S. …

Comics

Game of Thrones Season Five – Episode 9 Review

<b>Oliver Davis reviews the ninth episode of Game of Thrones Season Five….</b><p><b>The Dance of Dragons.</b><br>Directed by David Nutter.<br>Written by David Benioff & D.B. …

Game of Thrones

Solar Impulse takes off for six-day, six-night Pacific flight

Zero-fuel, solar-powered plane leaves China for Hawaii on seventh leg of quest to circumnavigate the globe<p>The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has taken off early on Sunday for a six-day, six-night flight over the Pacific Ocean, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe …

Winner-takes-all elections are ‘artificially dividing the UK’

Electoral reform,General election 2015,Politics,UK Independence party (Ukip),Green party,UK news<p>Electoral group claims millions of votes were wasted in general election because of first-past-the-post system<p>Britain’s voting system is “splitting the union” and creating “artificial divides” between …

How Reese Witherspoon's New Lifestyle Brand Stacks Up Against Goop, Honest and Preserve

“Cowboy boots or heels?” asks an introductory questionnaire on Draper James, the breezy ecommerce site-slash-blog that marks Reese Witherspoon’s foray into lifestyle entrepreneurship. The actress’s response? Cowboy boots, of course.<p>“Draper James is inspired by my romance, my love of the South,” she …

Mansions replacing old homes in suburban makeovers across U.S.

Merion Homes bought two dozen rambler-style houses in Northern Virginia's Pimmit Hills community for about $450,000 each, just to knock them down. Now it's selling customized residences three times larger, at prices topping $1 million.<p>"The original homes don't fit today's market," said Ryan …

Millennials Are Destroying Banks, And It’s The Banks’ Fault

Millennials are rejecting home ownership across the land. Millennials aren’t buying crap anymore, destroying businesses that, well, sell crap. Millennials are changing the workplace to be, I kid you not, more friendly to “millennial values.” Millennials this, millennials that, and those are just …

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Better than GPS: a history of cartography in 12 amazing maps

When was the last time you consulted a paper map? Nearly 15 years ago, when I first moved to London, the famous A to Z was a crucial piece of urban kit: indispensable once you’d been disgorged by the tube into unfamiliar surroundings. Now, all you need is a phone, and the Royal Institute of …

Maps

Avengers: Age of Ultron: 7 burning questions

<i>The following article contains detailed plot spoilers for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. If you haven't yet seen the film, and don't want to know what happens in it, then please don't read on.</i><p><b>1. Where has The Hulk gone and when will he be back?</b><p>By the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, it was clear …

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

When Dennis Bergkamp was caught in a clash of cultures in Italy

When you think of Dennis Bergkamp numerous superlatives instantly spring to mind; perfectionist, genius, artist, visionary. You hear his name mentioned in conversation and your thoughts are sharply brought back to that defying-footballing-physics goal against Newcastle in 2002 or his three touch …

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

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The 12 Types of Photographs You’ll Find on Instagram

Manga artist Joanna Zhou created a series of 12 illustrations showing the common types of photos you’ll come across when browsing Instagram.<p>“I’ve …

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Look How Rich India's Become Under New Prime Minister Modi

The “Modi Magic” continues in India. Ever since last May’s election of new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has been showered with good fortune.<p>Here’s one way to measure India’s new found flow of money: India’s foreign exchange reserves rose $1.39 billion in the last week of March alone, putting …

Future world attractions: 50 incredible sights coming to planet Earth

Lovehomeswap.com’s list features nine huge projects in China, such as the giant Phoenix Towers, due for completion in 2018, and the eye-catching Changsha Bridge, to open next year; six in the US, including New York’s answer to the London eye and the colossal Crazy Horse Memorial; and three in …

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

The 25 Most-Visited Tourist Attractions In The World

Well, the gates have opened, and tourists are pouring in to see it all for themselves. Attendance is up by 2.5 million since 2010.<p>The Forbidden City is a dream destination for some Americans, but most have never researched a trip to Everland or Lotte World. Yet these South Korean theme parks also …

Disaster Strikes For Vishy Anand In Game 6 Of The World Chess Championship

Anand never recovered on Saturday and went from holding a draw with the black pieces to melting into a puddle of defeat.<p>It was one of <i>those</i> moments: when the entire game turned, literally, on one move. The shocking thing is that it was Carlsen who made the critical mistake — but Carlsen who …

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