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Escape Artist Harry Houdini Was an Ingenious Inventor, He Just Didn’t Want Anybody to Know

It was January 27, 1908, at the Columbia Theater in St. Louis and Harry Houdini was about to debut his first theatrical performance. The great master …

The Hermit Who Inadvertently Shaped Climate-Change Science

Billy Barr moved to the Rocky Mountains four decades ago, got bored one winter, and decided to keep a notebook that has become the stuff of legend.<p>It was a year into his life alone in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains when Billy Barr began his recordings. It started as a curiosity, a task to busy his mind …

Ecology

Has Hollywood lost touch with American values?

<b>WHEN EMMA STONE, DENZEL WASHINGTON</b>, Ryan Gosling and the rest of this year’s Academy Award nominees get ready for the big night, they will reckon with the perennial questions that have faced every Oscar nominee for time immemorial: what to wear, who to bring as a date, who to thank if they win.<p>But …

Ben Affleck

How 36 of the World's Top Business Leaders Stay in Shape (Infographic)

Make exercise an important part of your year.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the New Year, and you know what that means -- goal-setting time. For many, diet and exercise are at the top of the priority list.<p>If you don’t know where to start or how to get motivated, …

21 hilariously mangled metaphors | Articles | Writing & Editing

Let’s look at a figure of speech that—when used incorrectly—can leave your readers dazed and confused.<p>A <b>metaphor</b> is a figure of speech that describes …

Kevin Durant rips the NBA for report that throws refs 'under the bus'

After the Cleveland Cavaliers mounted a big rally and beat the Golden State Warriors on Christmas day, the NBA released their "Last two minutes" report admitting that the officials blew a crucial call on the game's final possession.<p>On Tuesday, Kevin Durant slammed the NBA for the report even though …

Holden Caulfield’s Christmas Prequel to ‘Catcher in the Rye’

Before J.D. Salinger’s iconic teenaged character ever appeared in the author’s most famous novel, he was the protagonist of a Christmas short story …

The Fashion World Just Found a New Font to Obsess Over

It's called Planet Kosmos, and you'll probably be seeing a lot of it in the future.<p>Fonts are like vinyl records: They're cool, and can occasionally be interesting topics of conversation, but they're mostly just fodder for annoying fanboys (and girls) to obsess over. A few fashion designers use …

Electric Vehicles

10 Scary Movies Streaming on Netflix You May Not Have Seen

(2014)<p>Mark Duplass is a ton of fun in this twisted two-hander. Making a compelling case for the strength of found footage, this psychological …

Entertainment

Skyrim Remaster Mods Space Limited to 1 GB on PS4, 5 GB on Xbox One

Ahead of the launch of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's Special Edition this Friday, October 28, Bethesda has now confirmed another launch detail.<p>In an FAQ, the developer clarified that the game's mods content specifically will be limited to 1 GB of space on PS4 but 5 GB on Xbox One. This discrepancy …