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Americans are relying on a broken system to lose weight — here’s why it’s useless to count calories

Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he's a technology director for a textbook publisher.<p>And he's 5'10" and 245 lbs - which means he is classed as obese.<p>In an effort to lose weight, Nash uses an app to record the calories he consumes and a Fitbit band to track the energy he …

Nutrition

How this CEO secured a $250,000 'Shark Tank' deal with Chris Sacca after all 5 investors had already turned her down

In seven seasons of "Shark Tank," every time an entrepreneur has made a last ditch effort to secure a deal after all five investors have bowed out it usually ends up being awkward and embarrassing.<p>But in the latest episode of the reality pitch show, instead of getting harassed out of the Tank by …

Venture Capital

This West Point colonel will tell you what the Civil War was really about.

“The Civil War was fought over slavery" and “The Civil War was about much more than slavery."<p>You might have heard both of these statements before. …

War

A Story That Has 'Never Been Told'

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

40 Unforgivable Plot Holes in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

<i>Disney/LucasFilms</i><p><b>Warning: major spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens ahead.</b><p>I loved the film. Seriously, I did. And yet it also has more plot holes than any film I've ever seen, which makes the reviews it's getting pretty irksome. Why can't we just admit that BB-8 is adorable, Finn is …

Darth Vader

Readers' top 10 best books of 2015

After authors and reviewers chose their favourite books of the year, it’s time to let Guardian readers speak – here are your most-beloved books of 2015<p>Best of culture in 2015: see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>It’s December, and you know what that …

Books

RANKED: All 16 of Netflix's original shows from best to worst

We know which shows are being talked about, like "House of Cards" or "Orange Is the New Black," but that doesn't necessarily represent the quality of the show itself.<p>To get a sense of how Netflix's shows stack up against one another, we turned to the reviews aggregator Metacritic, which pulls in …

New York City

The 10 best books of the year, according to Amazon

The winners span two-dozen categories, including everything from literary fiction to mysteries and thrillers.<p>From gripping nonfiction that delves deep into historical accounts to novels that take readers into fascinating imaginary worlds, here are the top 10 books Amazon chose for 2015.<p>1. <b>"</b><b>Fates and</b> …

Books

The 50 Best TV Shows On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: March 16th</b><p>There are plenty of good TV series on Netflix Instant (and you can find more with these secret codes). If you’re trying to figure out what to watch next, here’s a great place to start with a look at 50 of the best shows on Netflix right now, ranked (including some of the …

Before Dr. Seuss was famous he drew these sad, racist ads ... and then totally changed his mind

Most people know Seuss books as harmless, imaginative fun for kids. But Seuss's early work did have a darker, racist side — before he eventually changed his views and abandoned his prejudices.<p>Dr. Seuss' political leanings are well known — the writer was a liberal Democrat who opposed fascism in the …

San Diego

The fascinating life of Nikola Tesla, the man who electrified our world and fell in love with a pigeon

The Serbian-American engineer and physicist had over 300 patents worldwide, and his inventions helped pave the way for alternating current (AC), electric motors, radios, fluorescent lights, lasers, and remote control, among many other things.<p>But he was also highly eccentric — from his bizarre …

Tesla

Our forgotten slavery horror: The shameful, untold history of America and the Cuban slave trade

As Cuba opens, it’s time to recognize our proxy role in Cuba’s slave trade, and the Monroe Doctrine’s real purpose<p>From the streets of Ferguson to the South Carolina statehouse, the legacy of slavery in the United States has taken on a new urgency in contemporary America. Today, 150 years after the …

Black History

16 Best Zombie Movies of All Time

The zombie movie is a genre unlike any other in film. It can be a complete exploitation vehicle replete with buxom babes and crazy flesh eaters. It …

Are You Making One of These 7 Landscaping Mistakes?

You can just picture it: a pretty cottage garden overflowing your front yard, with tons of heavy, scented blooms.<p>You need some color, stat.<p>That …

Gardening

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Paleontology

5 amazing ways Pope Francis made Republicans squirm yesterday

In his speech to Congress, the pope made one thing very clear: Republicans aren’t acting very Christian<p>Despite all the talk that Pope Francis’ address to Congress wouldn’t be political or partisan, it turns out it was both. And, as I predicted here in Salon, it definitely leaned to one side of the …

Christianity

One of American History's Worst Laws Was Passed 165 Years Ago

It had been 30 years since Thomas Jefferson likened the explosive issue of slavery expansion to “a fire bell in the night’” destined one day to sound …

Black History

Fiorina widely considered a bad CEO

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. AP<p>Carly Fiorina is ready to take on Donald Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination.<p>"I think Mr. Trump's going to be hearing quite a lot from me," said Fiorina in an interview with CNBC ahead of the second Republican …

Carly Fiorina

28 Challenging Puzzles That Are Anything But Basic

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25 Books Every Man Should Read

Literacy is hot. Like CrossFit. Remember this Instagram account? Next time you're caught in a random girl's iPhone lens, make sure you've got your face buried in one of these puppies.*<p>* Burying your face in a puppy is also a surefire way of ending up in a girl's Instagram feed, FWIW.<p>PHOTO …

Books

Inside Obama’s Stealth Startup

President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works.<p>For Eric Maland, the whole thing goes back to that San Francisco wedding. Mikey wasn’t there—well, wait, actually, Mikey was there. But Eric didn’t meet him at …

Silicon Valley

Why I Let My Husband Have a Threesome

When he asked for a threesome for his birthday, I reluctantly agreed, on one condition: I pick the other woman.<p>The question on my husband's birthday is always: What do you get for the man who has nothing? My husband isn't a shopper; he buys food and, lately, diapers. He recently declared that he …

Relationships

10+ Best City Views Of The World's Most Iconic Skylines

Take a look at the most sensational skylines across the globe.<p>From Hong Kong to New York, these major cities all have one thing in common: spectacular architecture. Here's a look at their jaw-dropping skylines.

Katrina, 10 years later: See how living in New Orleans has (and hasn't) changed

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina killed more than 1,500 people from Louisiana. Many of them drowned inside their homes. Survivors felt abandoned. The economy shut down.<p>New Orleans has rebounded in ways few thought possible in the decade since, helped by billions of dollars in recovery money and driven by …

New Orleans

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

7 Interview Questions to Help You Assess Emotional Intelligence

Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company’s culture and ensuring its future success. Selecting informative …

Emotional Intelligence

20 Great TV Shows Canceled After One Season

Television can be cruel sometimes. For those who love the medium, there’s always something new around the corner. In fact, last year, the amount of …

TV

Who Might Beat Hillary?

I watched the debates last night with two questions in mind: Who would give Hillary Clinton a run for her money? And who would be a good and useful vice-presidential running mate?<p>Both lists are surprisingly short.<p>It's easy to name the would-be nominees who wouldn't have a chance against Clinton. …

Government

Does owning a gun make you safer?

The United States has the most heavily armed civilian population in the First World; our homes contain enough firearms for every man, woman and child.<p>Why do so many Americans own guns? The main reason, according to surveys, is protection. Advocates argue that guns in the home both deter crime …

Obama Has Outclassed the Grand Old White Establishment

Being the first black President of the United States is a daunting undertaking. Occupying the White House for anyone is like living in a public fish bowl, but for the first black president, everything is magnified a thousand times.<p>Everyone is focused on this particular president with increased …

Mitch McConnell