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10 Utterly Unique Books That Will Make You Question The "Rules" Of Writing

When you read a lot of books, you start to notice a few familiar patterns. Like... those two characters who hate each other on page one? They're …

Bryce Harper, Giants brawl after Hunter Strickland drills him with pitch

SAN FRANCISCO — One after another, Washington Nationals players expressed dismay that San Francisco Giants reliever Hunter Strickland would hit Bryce Harper with a pitch in apparent revenge for a dispute that took place three years ago.<p>Nationals manager Dusty Baker knows better. He has been around …

Angela Merkel shows how the leader of the free world should act | Suzanne Moore

There’s a statesmanship – a vision, a morality and a core – to her that was thrown into sharp relief by Donald Trump’s shambling visit to Europe<p>Angela Merkel – or “leader of the free world” as she is now to be known – did not wait long to see the back of Donald Trump before she made it clear that …

Charlize Theron Is The Female John Wick In The ‘Atomic Blonde’ Red-Band Trailer

<i>John Wick</i> is a great movie (and <i>John Wick: Chapter 2</i> might be even better). There’s no denying this. But one of the reasons why <i>John Wick</i> broke out the way that it did is because of that name: John Wick. It’s mysterious, dangerous even. Lorraine Broughton doesn’t have the same ring to it, but it’s a …

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Oscars 2017: Jennifer Aniston Thought She'd Get Her $625 Sunglasses Back

Almost nothing went as planned at the 2017 Oscars, including Jennifer Aniston leaving without her $625 Sama Eyewear sunglasses. She didn't lose them, she gave them to Vicki in that tourist bit, and apparently she thought she'd get them back. Nope!<p>During the live show, host Jimmy Kimmel surprised …

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Think empathy makes the world a better place? Think again … | Paul Bloom

The renowned psychologist’s new book is overturning received wisdom. Here, he explains the flaws in feeling others’ pain<p>It is often said the rich don’t make enough effort to appreciate what it is like to be poor and if they did we would have more equality and social justice. It’s said that whites …

Psychology

New Gambian president promises reforms, freedoms

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's new president promised greater freedom, an improved economy and better education as thousands attended a ceremony …

Woolly mammoth will be back from extinction within two years, say Harvard scientists

"Woolly mammoths" could be brought back from extinction within two years, the scientists behind a groundbreaking resurrection project have said.<p>World-renowned geneticist Prof George Church and his team at Harvard University have been working for the past two years on recreating the DNA blueprint of …

Oh, how I loved you, Johnny Depp. Now I see the purple-tinted truth

Of course you never see the real person when you fall for someone; you see a self-flattering illusion, and this is triply true with celebrity crushes<p>“How did I not see it?” Thus cries everyone when the scales of insanity fall from their eyes and they realise that the gorgeous piece of perfection …

Russia Is Reportedly Considering Handing Over Edward Snowden As A ‘Gift’ To Donald Trump

A day after President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of former U.S. Army analyst Chelsea Manning, ex-NSA contractor turned defector to Russia Edward Snowden received a gift from his new home country. The Russian government extended his asylum status to at least 2020, saying Snowden would be …

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