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Czechs, tired of being 'Europe's garbage can', will push for better food

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic will push for the European Union to ban the sale of inferior food in eastern European under the same brand name as better food sold in the west, the country’s agriculture minister said.<p>The Czechs are joining Slovakia and Hungary, who also say multinational food …

Isaac Asimov wrote almost 500 books in his lifetime—these are the six ways he did it

If there’s one word to describe Isaac Asimov, it’s “prolific.”<p>To match the number of novels, letters, essays, and other scribblings Asimov produced in his lifetime, you would have to write a full-length novel every two weeks for <i>25 years</i>.<p>Why was Asimov able to have so many good ideas when the rest …

Does Cycling Burn Fat?

Weight loss is a topic discussed by many, not just cyclists. So when looking for ways to tone up the question ‘does cycling burn fat?’ is a popular …

New Wave Sci-Fi: 75 Best Novels of 1964–1983

<b>J.G. Ballard‘s The Burning World (1964).</b> A difficult book to read, in many respects — with the saving grace that it is <i>not</i> a Golden Age sci-fi “cozy …

50 of the world's best record shops

<b>The record shop bucket list.</b><p>All this year we’ve been on a hunt of the most influential, hospitable and downright essential record shops in the world. …

Homeless man dubbed 'dirtiest in Europe' dies in ash-ridden derelict farmhouse

Ludvik Dolezal suffered from a psychological condition which made him burn almost everything he owned.<p>A homeless man from the Czech Republic who was …

A Week-by-Week Guide to Becoming a Runner (Later in Life and/or Safely)

<b>Whether it’s events like Tough Mudder, a marathon, or a local sprint triathlon many people decide to take the step to get into running each year.</b> …

Best iTunes DRM Media Converter to Remove iTunes DRM

Imagine if you could use 5 simple shortcuts while working in Excel, and increase your productivity without wasting time for searching information in …

Frank Zappa 76th birthday: Artist's take on politics, music and religion

Fans of the rock, jazz, avant-garde artist celebrate his birth anniversary on 21 December.<p>Frank Zappa is known most famously as one of the iconic …

Here's how to get back the MacBook battery feature Apple doesn't want you to have

Rather than fix the time remaining estimate in its Battery menu bar widget, Apple removed it in the macOS 10.12.2 update. Here's how to get it …

How to Do Everything Faster in macOS with Quicksilver

Your mouse is slowing you down. The less you use it, the faster you’ll be able to do just about everything.

2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar vs. 2015 MacBook Pro

The 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has met a lot of criticism. But all anyone really wants to know is, is it time to upgrade?<p><i>Cult of Mac</i> put the entry-level 2015 and 2016 MacBook Pros head to head to see if it’s worth snapping up a shiny new Touch Bar machine.<p>You can see the MacBook Pro showdown …

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History of the alt-right: The movement isn’t just Breitbart and white nationalists — it’s worse

The alt-right is likely to grow, gaining a firmer foothold in American politics<p>George Michael<p>November 24, 2016 4:58pm (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation.</i><p>In recent months, far-right activists — which some have labeled the “alt-right” — have gone from being an obscure, …

Profanity's Roots in Brain Chemistry? Damn Right

Tech & Science cognitive science swearing language<p>When Benjamin Bergen was working on his new book about profanity, the reaction he would most often …

The Father of Prog Rock speaks: Exclusive interview with Billy Ritchie

Revolution starts with a solitary idea that only builds into purpose when shared with others. In early 1967 three Scotsmen started a revolution when …

9 Fun Facts About the Schwa

We all know that English spelling is rarely a good guide to pronunciation. One big reason for this is the prevalence of schwa in the spoken language. …

Strength Training Benefits and Guidelines for Seniors

Choose Your Exercises - If you're working out with machines, a common strength program might include:<p>Leg Press (Lower body)<br>• Chest Press (Chest)<br>• Seated …

Which Is Healthier? Whole Milk or Low-Fat Milk

By Becky Bell<p>Milk is one of the most nutritious beverages on the planet.<p>That's why it's a staple in school lunches and is a popular beverage for …

5 GIANT Warning Signs Your Marriage Is In Deep Trouble

It’s safe to say no couple goes into a marriage expecting a divorce. If you knew you weren’t going to make it, you wouldn’t spend the money or walk down the aisle in the first place, right? But marital problems are something every couple faces. The issues that could lead you and your partner from a …

The Cyclist Who Went Out In The Cold: Adventures Along The Iron Curtain review

I hope that travel writer Tim Moore doesn’t mind me saying this as I mean it in the nicest way possible way, but judging by his books – and I’ve read …

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World's deepest underwater cave found in the Czech Republic

A team of explorers say they’ve discovered that a cave in the eastern Czech Republic is the world’s deepest flooded fissure, going at least 404 …

As American Education Collapses, Democracy’s Foundation Shakes

<i>And we are here as on a darkling plainSwept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,Where ignorant armies clash by night.</i><p>Deeply depressed by the …

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As American doctors, we have a message for British people about the NHS

<b>Dr Jen Gunter, a gynecologist from the USA, wrote a post on her blog last month about how much she treasures the National Health Service.</b><p>It went …

Mind healing: How to tackle anxiety in your teenage daughter

A recent government survey of more than 30,000 UK teenagers found that more than a third of teenage girls — almost twice as many as teenage boys - are suffering from symptoms of anxiety and depression. Sadly, this is not a temporary fluctuation, but a steadily growing phenomenon. In 2015, for …

Radiohead Strip Down To The Bare Essentials In ‘Present Tense’ Directed By Paul Thomas Anderson

One of these days Radiohead is going to do a silly video featuring celebrities, a capybara on roller skates, and maybe some tasteful mobile phone product placement. Until that momentous occasion arrives, we’ll continue to get artier fare. Like the brand new Radiohead promo nestled above for the <i>A</i> …

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7 Fights Couples Tend To Have Right Before A Breakup

Don't let it get to this point with your S.O.<p>No two breakup are exactly alike ― but the fights couples have along the road to splitting up tend to be remarkably similar.<p>Below, marriage therapists share seven fights couples usually have right before they call it quits.<p>1. The “I feel like we’re …