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25 Netflix Hidden Treasures You Really Should Be Watching

New year, new List.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

The iPhone at 10: How the smartphone became so smart

<b>On 9 January 2007, one of the most influential entrepreneurs on the planet announced something new - a product that was to become the most profitable in history.</b><p>It was, of course, the iPhone. There are many ways in which the iPhone has defined the modern economy.<p>There is the sheer profitability of …

This Is What Happens When Millions Of People Suddenly Get The Internet

Less than 1% of Myanmar had internet access until 2014. Now the country is getting online at an astonishing rate — but so is fake news and anti-Muslim sentiment. Sheera Frenkel finds out what happens when everyone you know joins Facebook at the same time.<p>YANGON, Myanmar — The internet brought …

This admissions essay about growing up in one of America's 'snobbiest' cities got a student into Stanford

While there is countless advice online on how to make an essay stand out, some of the best perspective may come from reading an essay that impressed experts.<p>The New York Times puts out a call for college-admissions essays to the newest class of applicants, and this year it chose four of the most …

Scientific selfie: the new skincare app that guesses your age - and then offers tailored beauty advice

It’s rare for a selfie to serve any purpose other than self-gratification, but now skincare company Olay has found a way to turn a quick snap into a diagnostic tool.<p>The Skin Advisor app, which has been available in the USA for a couple of months now and launches in the UK this week, analyses your …

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You see, with men," said Marjorie, a former dating agency matchmaker I recently interviewed, "if a man’s attractive, he just doesn’t need to, at any age, sign up to one of these things. That’s why the model is flawed."<p>Marjorie was reflecting on commercial matchmaking in the 1990s. Since the rise of …

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How Type A People Accidentally Procrastinate

<i>A version of this article originally appeared on Inc. Sign up for my newsletter to get my articles straight to your inbox.</i><p>There's a reason my apartment has been immaculate since I became self-employed in January.<p>And there's a reason I know how many Instagram followers I gained but not how much …

Human nature is way too complex to be pinned down by personality tests

We all want to better understand who we are. Some people turn to religion for answers; others go to therapy. And in the digital age, many of us simply fire up our smartphones and take a personality quiz or 12.<p>It’s hard to deny the light-hearted appeal of finding out which Hogwarts house you’d …

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News Suite by Sony

THE ONLY NEWS APP YOU NEED<br>With News Suite, you no longer have to visit multiple sites and apps to stay in the know. It organizes articles from 1000s …

9 TED Talks to inspire smart conversation

No one really wants to talk about the weather. Inspired by TED Talks, here are some questions to start a better conversation in any situation.<p>“So, …

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Inside Japan's booming rent-a-friend industry

It's muggy and I'm confused. I don't understand where I am, though it was only a short walk from my Airbnb studio to this little curry place. I don't …

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Before the Fall’

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>BEFORE THE FALL<p>By Noah Hawley<p>Grand Central, $28, 592 pages<p>This is the story of what happens before a private plane full of rich …

These Are TIME's Most Anticipated Movies of the Summer

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The new jobs reality: we're becoming a nation of hustlers

Meet Jack. He’s a 30-year-old graphic designer with a four-year-old Audi and a driver rating of 4.8 on Uber.<p>He lives in Sydney on a fairly average income and wants to save money, without having to move back in with his parents. So, he joins the sharing economy as a part-time service provider. And …

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The award for best bookstore in the world goes to... Readings Carlton!

Readings Carlton has been awarded the top prize at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards on Tuesday night, putting the Lygon Street …

Penalty rates provide crucial safety net for low-paid workers, Labor argues

ALP submission to Fair Work Commission review of hospitality and retail jobs calls for penalty rates to be retained<p>Penalty rates are a fundamental part of the safety net for low-paid workers and should not be scrapped, Labor argues in a submission to the Fair Work Commission.<p>The commission is …

26 Awesome TV Shows From Around The World

Great television knows no borders.<p>Note: some responses have been edited and condensed for length or clarity.

15 of the Best Street Art Cities -- an Alternative List

Street art is the new fine art and can be found everywhere. Initially a method of expressing social commentary or political protest, modern day street art stays true to it's origins in some ways whilst branching out into others. Famous artists such as Banksy, C215 and CRO have brought an already …

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10 food capitals around the world every foodie should visit

Eating has now become a reason to travel. It’s not just for the sights, it’s for the food.Travelers love to eat after all. When it comes to exquisite cuisine, globe-trotting pays off. You just have to know where to look to find the best food and markets.<p>What makes these cities the food capitals of …

How Japan went from being an almost entirely vegetarian country to a huge consumer of meat

As late as 1939 a typical Japanese person ate just 0.1 ounce of meat per day.<p>That's a yearly average, of course.<p>Today, the daily meat portion of a typical Yamada Tarō (the Japanese equivalent of John Smith) is 4.7 ounces, and his favorite animal protein is pork, not tuna in a sushi roll. One reason …

This Awesome App Shows What Beauty Products Really Look Like on Different Skin Tones

The makeup community has been pretty vocal about the fact that many popular brands either don't make foundation shades for a wide enough variety of skin tones or neglect to show what their products look like on a range of skin tones. So Ofunne Amaka decided to take matters into her own hands (quite …

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Netflix Wants To Pay You $2,000 A Week To Travel The World And Hang Out On Its Sets

Forget everything you’ve ever heard about a career in streaming Netflix all day not being a viable job. The streaming company is making dreams a reality by offering some very lucky viewers (with access to Instagram) the opportunity to get paid to watch their favorite TV shows and movies being made. …

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Best passports to hold in 2016? Germany and Sweden | CNN Travel

Everything You Missed At The 2016 Academy Awards

Leo finally won!

The world's 15 most complicated subway maps

New York and Paris both have it topped—at least in the eyes of one group of theoretical physicists and mathematicians.<p>Researchers Riccardo Gallotti and Marc Barthelemy of the CEA-Saclay in France and Mason Porter of the University of Oxford in the U.K. recently set out to calculate the maximium …

A radical calendar would eliminate time zones and leap years

Imagine living in a world where Christmas always falls on a Monday.<p>There's no more February 29 every four years, as there will be in 2016. And it's the same time everywhere in the world.<p>That's some of the changes we'd see in the <i>Hanke-Henry Permanent Calendar</i>, if it's ever implemented. We'd also …

In Indonesia, an Oscar-nominated film reopens old wounds

"The Look of Silence" centers on one of the worst massacres since World War Two, when at least 500,000 people died in violence that raged after …

10 Books Coming to a Movie Theater Near You

By Erin Flaaen | Off the Shelf<p>I'm not really a film critic. When it comes to book to movie adaptations, though, I suddenly become the one person everyone wants (or doesn't want) to go to the theater with. That's because I will laugh, I will cry, and I will critique. Here are ten book-to-movie …

Here's How to Start Fights and Insult Strangers in Nine Foreign Languages

We asked our European VICE offices about their countries' rich traditions when it comes to cursing: The Serbians will threaten to fuck the first row of people at your funeral, while the Danish will call you an "ass banana."<p>No matter how many hours of your life you've spent on yoga and mindfulness, …