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To anyone who thinks they’re falling behind in life

You don’t need more motivation. You don’t need to be inspired to action. You don’t need to read any more lists and posts about how you’re not doing …

Love
Books

Cervantes: The Man Who Invented Fiction

The lessons we can learn from Cervantes and his fiction are still relevant, this new biography shows<p><b>THE MAN WHO INVENTED FICTION</b><p><b>By William Egginton</b><p>In …

Literature
New Jersey

Why are so many children's fantasy books adapted as films?

Fantasy is a genre that has dominated children’s literature over the years, with JRR Tolkien, JK Rowling and Suzanne Collins spearheading the way in the crossover realm of book to film adaptation. So why is cinema recreating their fantastical lands? And what does the future hold?<p>Check out the …

Books

The Sylvia Plath You've Never Heard Of

Pamela Moore was 18 when her novel, Chocolates for Breakfast, was published to rave reviews. Then the reviews stopped raving.<p>Shortly before her 18th birthday, on September 22, 1955, Pamela Moore, then a sophomore at Barnard College, completed the manuscript for a novel called <i>Chocolates for …

Literature

10 Things I Learned Traveling as a Couple

For our second date, without much warning and with little fanfare, Tyler showed up on my doorstep while I was on a trip to Buenos Aires for my job with the State Department. I felt like something big was about to happen as this was a departure from my normal dating experiences in Washington, DC. …

Northern Lights

22 Photos That Prove Black Girls Have Been Magic For A Long Time

We're not new to this.

Privacy

8 Ways To Turn Instant Ramen Into A Gourmet Meal

Those cheap little packages of dried noodle blocks that totally sustained you while writing your thesis? (Postmodern feminist theory FTW!) Well, turns out that there are plenty of delicious ways to cook them. Here, eight of our favorite recipes that go way beyond the microwave.<p><b>15-Minute Ramen and</b> …

Cooking

Bumblebee is finally getting his own 'Transformers' spinoff movie

Four movies is not enough! There are three more "Transformers" movies on the way, and one of them is a Bumblebee spinoff. What is there left to talk about in the world of rapidly transforming robots, it boggles the mind, but press on, indecipherable aliens.<p>Paramountand Hasbro have revealed that …

How To Build Or Buy An Oculus Rift-Ready PC

Our build: Less than $1000 with operating system and monitor<p>The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will start to ship in March, but you won't be able to use it if you don't have a relatively powerful computer. If you've already pre-ordered one for $599, and haven't gotten the memo, or are …

Computer Hardware

Adele Carpool Karaoke with James Corden breaks YouTube records

It’s official: Everyone loved Adele rapping along to Nicki Minaj’s “Monster.”<p>The <i>25</i> singer”s “Carpool Karaoke” segment on <i>The Late Late Show with James</i> …

Will Obama be the first sitting president to get up and dance on Ellen DeGeneres' show?

President Obamawill drop into Burbank on Thursday for a high-level summit ... with Ellen DeGeneres.<p>The president will visit the Warner Bros. set of "Ellen" for the taping of an episode that, according to the studio, will air on Friday.<p>Of course, DeGeneres is almost sure to ask the president about …

Slain Italian student in Egypt suffered 'inhuman' violence

ROME (AP) — A second autopsy on the body of an Italian found slain in Egypt reveals that the doctoral student suffered "inhuman, animal-like" violence, Italy's interior minister said Sunday as he pressed Egypt's president to fully cooperate with the criminal investigation.<p>Rome prosecutors have …

Human Rights

The Verge Review of Animals: panthers vs. broncos

Meow versus neigh<p><i>This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we’ve written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight. Today's review is an adversarial format in honor of big</i> …

Bill de Blasio

Google removes Samsung's first Android ad blocker from the Play Store

For violating developer guidelines<p>Just days after it shot to the top of the Play Store, Android's newest ad blocker has been removed for violating developer guidelines. Called Adblock Fast, the plug-in from startup Rocketship Apps worked within Samsung's mobile browser thanks to a partnership with …

Digital Advertising

The Two Ways Sugar Hijacks Your Brain

Ask anyone who’s ever resolved to break up with sweets and then crumbled at the sight of a cookie: it’s tough to quit eating sugar. Now, a new animal …

Neuroscience
Spanish Language

Tens of thousands hit streets in Russia ahead of crucial Crimea vote

Thousands have gathered in Moscow for a rally ‘In Support of Crimea and Against Fascism’ on the eve of the independence referendum in the Ukrainian …

The Internet of Things is already here—just not the way you expected

Internet
Megyn Kelly

This Tiny Book Heals Broken Relationships

We’ve all had that time when we said things we did not mean that might have hurt the people we care about.<p>Maybe this little story will help you amend …

Relationships

From watching the sun rise over the Himalayas to being awakened by chanting monks: How to have a divine mountain adventure in India

• <b>At sunrise, the towering peaks of the third-highest mountain in the world, Kanchenjunga, are bathed in pink light</b>• <b><br>This is just one of the experiences</b> …

Top Travel Apps for Solo Travelers

The all-inclusive type of travel which you buy from a tour operator is a cool thing – you have everything planned and ordered for you. Basically, all …

17 things that happen when you move to Barcelona

1. You will be a part of a human pyramid on 9/11 and think about this day in a whole new way.<p>Many associate 9/11 with the 2001 terrorist attacks in …

Barcelona

Periodic table's seventh row finally filled as four new elements are added

Discovery of four super-heavy chemical elements by scientists in Russia, America and Japan has been verified by experts and formally added to table<p>Four new elements have been added to the periodic table, finally completing the table’s seventh row and rendering science textbooks around the world …

Chemistry
Basketball

Here are official photos of Samsung's crazy fridge with a giant touchscreen

CES hasn't started yet, but Samsung was apparently so eager to show off its new, exceptionally odd fridge / smartphone hybrid that it posted a few official photos online. Alongside a variety of other products, the company's Korean Flickr feed includes pictures of what Google Translate calls a …

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