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The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous

Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.<p>J.G. is a lawyer in his early 30s. He’s a fast talker and has the lean, sinewy build of a distance runner. His …

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The 10 most important Youtube videos of all time

In the past decade, the website has become a huge part of our culture and an important platform for brands to engage with users.<p>It's where music videos live. It's where movie trailers premiere. It's where a whole new class of multimillionaire "Youtube stars" have cropped up.<p>To chart Youtube's …

Oscars 2015: Secrets of the limo drivers

<b>More than 1,000 limousines will fill the streets of Los Angeles ahead of the Academy Awards. One limo manager shares his secrets.</b><p>On Oscar night - this year 22 February - the usually car-clogged streets of Hollywood fall silent because everyone is at a viewing party or, if they're very lucky, …

Why animals eat psychoactive plants

Thousands of people were streaming in to a ten-day festival in September where they were planning — after a long burst of hard work — to find some …

10 Bacon Recipes Inspired by the Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks

The pig is a superior animal. Without pigs, there are no chicharrones, no pork buns, no bacon. This last would be truly tragic: Bacon is a magical food.<p>See, bacon could be called the gateway meat. We know more than a few ex-vegetarians who couldn’t resist bacon's charms, and why should they? Bacon …

The Gospel According to Roy

The crusading Alabama chief justice has picked what might just be America’s final fight over same-sex marriage.<p>Since his earliest days as a county judge, Roy Moore has followed a higher law, one he considers more sacred than even the U.S. Constitution. His belief that God’s word and the Ten …

The World's Most Intense Fitness Program

I was a multisport burnout, searching for a new challenge, when a Web trawl served up a fitness program I’d never heard of: Kokoro Camp, a civilian version of the infamous Hell Week that the Navy uses as a grueling test of the men who hope to serve as SEALs. Kokoro is run by coaches working for a …

Understanding Kim Jong Un...

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

Ten Essential Tablet Apps for Creative Urges

Unleash your (mobile) creative genius.<p>The tablet … it has a reputation. No matter how many thrilling ads Apple puts out about composing verses and doing crazy cool DJ stuff with iPad, people often consider it more of a media consumption device than something you use to create things.<p>Fortunately, …

Behind The Collaborative, Competitive Process Of Being A Head Writer For "Saturday Night Live"

Co-head writer Bryan Tucker, who has had a hand in writing everything from the “Sump’n Claus” sketch to the Serial parody, talks about the reality of writing for comedy’s biggest gig.<p>Like pretty much everyone who has ever aspired to a career in comedy, Bryan Tucker long dreamed of being a part of</i> …

Six David Carr Pieces to Remember Him By

Our editors collected some of Carr’s finest journalism.<p><i>The New York Times</i> media critic David Carr died on Thursday night, prompting a flood of remembrances from his colleagues, musicians, tech entrepreneurs, and a host of other well-deserved fans. As the world says goodbye to the rarest of …

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Artists made a Simpsons video that's better than most new Simpsons episodes

My son's name is Bort<p>Like <i>The Simpsons</i> itself, this new video defies trend.<p>The "pop culture touchstone reimagined as pixel art" video has been played out for years — even MTV plans to move on to the Cory Arcangel HTML-grunge aesthetic — but this fan-made <i>Simpsons</i> intro, crafted in pastel pixel art, …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

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'Costco Of Mobile Apps' Boxed Raises $6.5M To Take On Amazon Prime

Wholesale aficionados might not have to schlep to the suburbs to spend hours bargain hunting in Costco much longer. If upstart mobile app, Boxed has its way it’ll become the dominant online purveyor of bulk, cheap consumer packaged goods offering free two-day shipping, a clear differentiator to …

Malware authors target Android phones

Most of us do whatever we can to avoid coming into contact with malware. Andrew Brandt spends his workdays attracting the stuff.<p>As Blue Coat Systems Director of Threat Research, Brandt uses a "honey pot" Internet server intended to catch malware purveyors in the act. While Brandt was demonstrating …

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This Nigerian College Student Built a Wind- And Solar-Powered Car From Scraps

Segun Oyeyiola took a Volkswagen Beetle and turned it into a fully renewable off-road vehicle. He’s not going to stop working on it until it becomes the future of driving in Nigeria.<p>When it comes to the success of the electric car, billionaire Elon Musk is viewed as nothing short of a miracle …

Sony reportedly halts OLED TV development to focus on 4K

Looking forward to owning an affordable OLED TV sometime soon? Well you may not want to hold your breath, as Sony is apparently putting the kibosh on its own models.<p>Japan's Nikkei is reporting that Sony is stopping all of its development around commercial OLED TVs in order to concentrate on 4K …

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Google starts selling Glass to anyone (in the US) with $1,500 to burn

There's no longer a need to attend a golf tournament or carefully log on for a one-day sale, as Google has just announced it's opening sales of the Glass headset to all (in the US). As long as they're in stock and you have $1,500, you too can join the beta Explorer program and be part of a nearby …

Google Makes Chromecast Available In Korea, Its First Asian Market

Google’s Chromecast has launched in Asia for the first time–but it’s currently only available in Korea. In a post on its Asia Pacific blog, the company explained that Korea was chosen because of the country’s high mobile penetration rate.<p>“Over 80% of YouTube views in Korea come from mobile devices, …

Google gets tougher on suspicious Google Apps logins

In an effort to block unauthorized use of its Google Apps services, Google plans to require users to verify their identity with a text message if the company detects a suspicious login attempt.<p>The mechanism, which will apply to logins over the Web, is in effect a form of dual-factor authentication …

Apps

Incident, Makers Of The gTar, Launch Sequence App So Anyone Can Make Music

Incident, the same folks that brought you the gTar, are today opening up the platform to a new group of users. Launching Sequence, the company wants to make it as easy as possible for total amateurs to get started making music.<p>The Sequence app is free, and offers the ability to mix together …

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