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How McDonald’s changed the way we eat in Britain

Forty years ago, the fast-food revolution got off to a slow start as McDonald's opened its first restaurant in Woolwich, south-east London<p>When food histories of Britain are written it is places such as Melton Mowbray, Cheddar, Arbroath that always merit a mention; sometimes the Savoy Grill or …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

28 Important Philosophers List the Books That Influenced Them Most During Their College Days

The web site Demasiado Aire recently asked "some of the world’s most important philosophers which three books influenced them the most while …

Vladimir Putin’s shawl gesture to leader’s wife covered up by Chinese

It was a warm gesture on a chilly night when Vladimir Putin wrapped a shawl around the wife of Xi Jinping while the Chinese president chatted with Barack Obama. The only problem: Putin came off looking gallant, the Chinese summit host gauche and inattentive.<p>Worse still were off-colour jokes that …

'Real Prettiness' Project Showcases Individuals With Down Syndrome As They Wish To Be Seen

Germany-based photographer Dai Lyn Power, aka Linda Dajana Krüger, recently sent us a series of photographs from her stunning new project titled "Real Prettiness." The images shine a light on individuals living with Down syndrome, the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition that affects one …

19 Foods That Prove There's No Better Combo Than Cheese And Tomatoes

Sorry, carbs, but you're always gonna be the (delicious) third wheel in this relationship.

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'90s kids shows that are even better when you're all grown up

Listen up everyone: we are currently in the era of re-binging. Honestly, it’s a surprise any of us find the time to leave the house and go run …

Meal in a mug: the quick, simple, modern way to eat

Denise Smart's new book is the ultimate guide for time-poor millenials and portion-watchers alike<p>The modern way to cook for one, or just an ingenious way to dish up mini portions of food for many. Basic necessities are a microwave and a large mug, then you can conjure up almost anything you want, …

Singapore isn’t the global city of the future after all

Years ago, I wrote about how I would search the library shelves of my New Jersey elementary school in the hopes of finding a character that looked like me in children’s books. One day my librarian handed me a copy of <i>The Jungle Book.</i> Though I had never revisited Kipling’s India—it wasn’t about the …

Books

The Beginning Of The End For Controversial For-Profit Charter Schools

K12 Inc. may be shifting its focus away from managing online charter schools, a business that has made it the subject of harsh criticism.<p>For years, the core business of the education company K12 Inc. has been mired in controversy. The company essentially invented the business of operating virtual …

The Man Who Sparked GamerGate Regrets The Harassment, Says He'd Do It Again

Eron Gjoni reflects on the "internet warfare" he accidentally created.<p>Eron Gjoni, the 24-year-old whose incendiary blog post precipitated GamerGate, the explosive and controversial movement that has come to dominate internet culture over the last six weeks, says he doesn't really care about the …

Here's Why You Should Never Try To Predict The Future Of Technology

A cautionary tale.<p>One of the perils of writing on the internet is that it has a long and easily accessible memory. This is especially true with tech writing, where the take is currency and most often includes at least a little bit of future casting. Write about any subject long enough and you're …

RT @childhoodisgone: I'd be lying if I said this episode of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody didn't scare me.. http://t.co/Q7StLPbx4t

Children are being abused an hour after being groomed online, Rotherham sex abuse scandal expert warns

Professor Alexis Jay, warns that abuse of young girls is now moving to social media and social networking sites and can 'shift offline' within an hour<p>Paedophiles are abusing children in real life within an hour of grooming them online, the professor who led the investigation into the Rotherham sex …

Woman Can Sing Two Notes At Once, Sounds Unworldly

UPDATE: Also added a video of Anna-Maria in concert.<p>This is a video of polyphonic singer Anna-Maria Hefele demonstrating her ability to sing high and …

The Artist and the Anguish of the American Dream: Zadie Smith’s Love-Hate Letter to New York

With his philosophy of happiness as a moral obligation, it is no surprise that Albert Camus is intellectual America’s favorite European export. The American Dream is built on the pursuit of happiness, but Camus amplifies it from a mere right to something more, something better aligned with the …

John Turturro Reads Italo Calvino’s Fairy Tale, “The False Grandmother,” in a Short Animated Film

In 1956, Italo Calvino, one of Italy's finest postwar writers, published <i>Italian Folktales</i>, a series of 200 fairy tales based sometimes loosely, …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

How Australia Perfected Solar Power and Then Went Back to Coal

In the 1980s Australia led the world in solar technology. Fast-forward to 2014, and one of the country's largest solar farms has been canned. So what happened?<p><i>All images courtesy of the Clean Energy Council</i><p>There was a time in the 1980s when Australia led the world in solar technology. To begin …

Your Fellow Diners' Size May Affect How Much You Eat

Your dining companion may have more influence over your eating habits than you realize.<p>We've known that <b>people often have friends with similar body weights,</b> but new research suggests that dining with an overweight companion may make us more likely to eat more unhealthful food.<p>A study in the …

Watch The Super Creepy "AHS: Freak Show" Opening Credits

Attention clowns: Come out, come out, wherever you are!

15-Year-Old Boy's Genius Letter Supports Emma Watson, Feminism

In July, Emma Watson was named United Nations Women’s Global Goodwill Ambassador, focusing her energy on the organization’s newly launched HeForShe …

12 Problems Only Sarcastic People Understand

Some babies are born with a unique edge of pessimism that slowly manifests itself into a form of expression called “sarcasm.” We learned from an …

Why the New Female Thor Isn't a Victory, Yet

I’ve been hooked on comic books ever since I found an X-Men comic my brother left in the kitchen when we were kids. The X-Men comics of the ’90s were …

Some Words About B.J. Novak's 'The Book With No Pictures'

I like buying books for my six-year-old sister, because she loves to read and there are only so many dinosaur figurines and <i>Frozen</i> dolls one little …

New Technology Attempts to Stop Rape Culture: Can It?

Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the “Yes Means Yes” affirmative action bill into law, making the state the first to take such a …

Taylor Swift Just Said Some Amazing Things About Feminism (and Emma Watson)

Taylor Swift’s relationship with feminism has been the most epic of sagas.<p>In 2012, Tay’s party line was “I don’t really think about things as guys …