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Online Life of American Murdered in Italy Spurs Theories About Her Death

The aftermath of Ashley Olsen’s death is an example of how, in the age of social media, the private can suddenly turn very public.<p>The 35-year-old …

Was this the year cinema chickened out?

Cinema may be our era’s dominant art form, but it has rarely been the bravest. As a mass-entertainment industry, it has often succumbed to financial, political and cultural pressures. The past 12 months, however, have seen a display of cowardice that startled many.<p>Today, The Interview finally …

Comic Books

6 Easy Moves to Make in Your 30s That Will Pay Off Huge Later On

You still have time on your side, so even small moves can make a huge difference in the long term.<p>If you’re in your thirties, odds are your financial …

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay's bombed-out dystopia is all too familiar: it could be Syria, Gaza or Iraq

I took two 13-year-olds to one of the bleakest films I have ever seen. In it, hospitals full of children were bombed, there were public executions, prisoners paraded in hoods, and there was torture. This was not some kind of punishment: the 13-year-olds were excited beyond belief. When I told my …

How to Get People to Like You: 7 Ways From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

The Monoliths Have Faces: Interstellar Answers 2001: A Space Odyssey

I went to see <i>Interstellar</i> tonight. I sat in the back row of a crowded theater, wrapped in my jacket, and watched. And after all of the three hours …

Studying Guides

Available on iOS & Android only.<p>Tag<p>This is sensitive<p>Attribute original poster<p>We remove posts that include copyright or trademark infringement. If …

Six degrees of Louis van Gaal: How Jose Mourinho and Europe's other top coaches descend from Manchester United's Dutch coach

Louis van Gaal did not invent the idea of football manager as ideologue. But, arguably, he has done more to spread it than anyone else, writes Jonathan Liew<p><b>Tap here for the graphic if viewing on the mobile app</b><p>You will doubtless be familiar with the game "Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon". The central …

Harvard Research Reveals a Fun Way to Be More Successful

<b>We all want to be more successful.</b><p>But everything you read probably sounds like a lot of work. Isn’t there a scientifically proven method that’s a …

The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son

Here comes a fine addition to history’s greatest letters of fatherly advice from none other than <b>Albert Einstein</b> (March 14, 1879–April 18 1955) — brilliant physicist, proponent of peace, debater of science and spirituality, champion of kindness — who was no stranger to dispensing epistolary …

How to Go From Dreaming to Doing: 4 Steps to Motivation

You have stuff you know you should be doing. But it doesn’t get done. You need to go from dreaming to doing — but it’s hard.<p>You want to accomplish …

How to keep your brain healthy

Could sudoku, drugs and a Mediterranean diet help keep our brains fit? What can the latest neuroscience research tell us?<p>Neuroscience research got a huge boost last week with news of Professor John O’Keefe’s Nobel prize for work on the “brain’s internal GPS system”. It is an exciting new part of …

Watch Jennifer Garner Talk About Sex... Education

Jennifer Garner, who stars in the new movie about the perils of the internet <i>Men, Women & Children</i>, has nothing particular against porn. She just …

Are You a Type A Personality? 5 Life Hacks for the Competitive Champ Inside of You

<i>This story originally appeared on xoJane.com.</i><p>I’m the definition of a Type A personality: not happy unless I’m unhappy, ridiculously competitive, …

You Should Avoid These Work Mistakes at All Costs

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

4 Surprising Ways to Be More Focused at Work

We’ve all been there. That time in the afternoon when you just can’t seem to focus, not because of a lack of stuff to do, but because your mind keeps …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

30 Self-Help Books That Permanently Changed My Life

<i>This story originally appeared on xoJane.com.</i><p>I was the kid in high school who <i>agonized</i> over whether I had interacted with the popular girls the …

How Can You Tell if Your Life Is On Track?

Sir Ray Avery, entrepreneur and author of Rebel With A Cause, says it’s as easy as counting your days.<p><i>“When you’re born, you’re born with 30,000</i> …

Tech and Science

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Science

Chomsky: U.S. Spawned a Fundamentalist Frankenstein in the Mideast

<i>This article first appeared on TruthOut.</i><p>For decades now, Noam Chomsky has been widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive (linguist, …

He Stopped Watching Porn. This Is Why.

I'm in!<p>What we feed our minds shapes our perceptions. And our perceptions shape our reality.<p>advertisement - learn more<p>I have come to realize this not …

People Are Complaining That the iPhone 6 Is Ripping Out Their Hair

Some members of a radical contingent of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners who use the old-fashioned “call” function are tweeting a similar complaint: …

This awesome dissection of internet hyperbole will make you cry and change your life

The other day I was talking to a music fan who’d recently gone to see one of Kate Bush’s widely praised live appearances. Naturally I was keen to hear a first-hand account of this era-defining event, so I asked what it was like.<p>“The first half was great,” she said. “But the second half got a bit …