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What if the bad guys won? Pop culture catastrophes – in pictures

Graphic designer Mathieu Blanchet, a Parisian living in Montreal, takes his inspiration from childhood movies and comics, but with a twist. In his series <i>What If Bad Guys Won</i>, he uses a style influenced by comic books and minimalism infused with black comedy. Imagining the somewhat unpleasant nature …

Comics

'It was always a pretty racist town': residents on the Baton Rouge's north side – in pictures

Racial divisions are not new in Baton Rouge where Alton Sterling, a father of five, was fatally shot by police almost two weeks ag0<p>‘On this side of town they harass you’: the Baton Rouge where Alton Sterling died<p>Bryan Tarnowski

Baton Rouge

Drake's 'Views': 6 songs you need to hear off his new album

An agonizing one year and nine months ago, Drake announced his fourth solo album (originally titled <i>Views from the 6</i>, but shortened simply to <i>Views</i> this past week). Not that it's been radio silence ever since: The Toronto rapper had his biggest year yet in 2015, thanks in part to a surprise mixtape</i> …

50 lesser-known facts about Prince

Prince would have been 60 today, so to celebrate the cultural icon here are some little-known facts about the legend.<p>Click or tap to zoom into this …

Prince

7 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

These things added up over long periods of time can have a tremendous impact on who you are.<p>The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." …

Melissa McCarthy And Kristen Bell Are Here To Give You Advice

PREACH.

The Best April Fools' Pranks of 2016

<i>April Fool’s Day 2016 is over, but it’s not too late to enjoy it! Here’s a comprehensive list of all the day’s best pranks.</i><p>• The return of Texas …

Yale University acquires Lucien Aigner's photo archive – in pictures

Yale University and the Phillips Academy received the archive of photojournalist Lucien Aigner (1901-1999). A pioneer of the candid style using small, lightweight cameras, Aigner worked in Europe and the US before settling in Massachusetts, where he ran a portrait studio. His family donated his …

Photojournalism

5 Budget Friendly Tips for International Travel

The surge of energy I feel everytime I'm at the airport is unbelievable. The luggage, the different faces, heck, even the extremely high priced snacks always make me excited at the prospect of taking off and being in a different country. It is always a new adventure full of possibility and promise. …

Credit Cards

Tesla Just Quietly Killed Off One Of Its Newest Products

Elon Musk has tweaked his vision for storing clean energy in your home.<p>Tesla has retooled its strategy for selling people with solar panels on batteries to store excess energy before the company even sold its first units.<p>The electric automaker unveiled a new suite of batteries last May, called …

Solar Panels

Herculaneum scrolls buried by Vesuvius yield another secret: metallic ink

Latest tests on charred ancient papyri reveal the invention of metallic ink to be several centuries earlier than previously thought<p>Using the world’s largest and most sophisticated x-ray microscope, scientists have read a little deeper into one of the iconic relics of the ancient world: a library of …

21 Orgasmic Experiences You Should Try Before You Die

Mouthgasms, eargasms, eyegasms, you name it.<p>Responses have been edited for length and clarity.

Is Digital Technology Making Us Any Better Off? One Prominent Economist Says No And He May Be Right

When Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley from his lofty position as CEO at Pepsi to Apple, he asked him, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” The ploy worked and Sculley became the first major CEO of a conventional …

Innovation

Apple co-founder criticises company over Apple Watch

Steve Wozniak said device has taken firm into ‘jewellery market’ and that it is no longer ‘the company that really changed the world a lot’<p>The Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said he no longer recognises the company he built, thanks to creations such as the Apple Watch.<p>He wrote in an interview on …

Apple Watch

The world's best cities for millennials

From affordable housing and transport to thriving job markets and culture, here’s our pick of the hottest spots for a good life<p>Millennials are a boomerang generation. The number of 20- to 34-year-olds living at home with their parents increased by 25% between 1996 and 2013 in the UK. Last year, 58% …

Demographics

'Free' college in Europe isn't really free

While Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has garnered populist support with his debt-free college proposal, several economists recently told NPR's "Planet Money " that they don't like the plan.<p>Their main gripe: The plan should target students who actually need free tuition rather than …

Debt Management

There's a sleeper fast-food chain that is suddenly becoming a huge threat to McDonald's and Burger King

Sonic Drive-In is the fourth-largest burger chain in the US, after McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's, with $4 billion in sales in 2015.<p>However, the carhop chain is often left out of the national discussion of the fast-food industry, in part because Sonic isn't quite like any other chain …

McDonald's

'Not even my wife knows': secret Donald Trump voters speak out

The Hispanic attorney (29, Florida)<p>‘He has demonstrated that he is, at heart, a caring person’<p>On paper, I probably look like a guaranteed Cruz or Rubio vote. I’m a millennial woman, my parents immigrated from Castro’s Cuba, I work as a trial attorney in Miami and I’m a born-again Christian. But I’m …

Bernie Sanders

Buddhist monks celebrate the Makha Bucha festival – in pictures

Makha Bucha is observed in Thailand on the full moon of the third lunar month and commemorates the day when 1,250 monks gathered to be ordained by Buddha. The spiritual aims of the day are to purify one’s mind, not to commit sins and do only good. Buddhists gather at the temple to show respect for …

Grammys 2016: 10 things you missed, including Taylor Swift’s shade and Kendrick Lamar’s fire

As always, the Grammy Awards boasted a three-and-a-half hour telecast — with very few actual awards given out. But the show is all about performances anyway, so it doesn’t really matter. Here are 10 things you missed.<p><i>[Grammys: Taylor Swift wins the big one, but Kendrick Lamar steals the show]</i><p><b>1) No</b> …

Music

5 apps for exploring a new city like a local

There are some things everybody knows about New Yorkers. They pay exorbitant rents, they worship pizza and they never hang out in Times Square.<p>But …

10 Things Your Flight Attendant Won't Tell You

Find out what the crew is really thinking while you're up in the air.<p>When JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater lashed out at a passenger and made a dramatic exit down the aircraft's emergency slide in 2010, people were left to wonder what put him over the edge. Sure, every job is stressful, but …

The best moments of the Grammy awards 2016 – in pictures

Lady Gaga pays tribute to David Bowie, Adele has an off night and Taylor Swift won album of the year for the second time. We take a look at the best photographs from the 2016 Grammys in Los Angeles

15 Surreal Places In Texas You Need To Visit Before You Die

The stars at night are big and bright...

20 Weekend Baking Projects to Conquer This Winter (and Spring!)

Saturday afternoon baking can be a sacred ritual. <b>For the first time all week, you're cooking just for you</b>—not rushing to the store and throwing a meal together for a family that needs to be fed half an hour ago. Or, maybe, you're cooking <i>not</i> just for you for a change; you're hosting a dinner party …

Super Bowl ads: the very best and the very worst

From a mysterious Intuit ad to a Zack Ryder promoting Doritos, the Super Bowl ads this year were high-concept, often ridiculous, and packed with celebrities

Super Bowl Ads

38 Ways to Be a Better Cook in 2016

<i>by The Epicurious Editors, Epicurious</i><p>PHOTO BY CHELSEA KYLE<p>Some people make New Year's resolutions to start running five miles a day. Some folks vow to never touch another pepperoni-covered French bread pizza. But if you're anything like we are, your 2016 bucket list is all about the cooking skills …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

The Brain