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15 TV Shows You Should Totally Be Watching But Probably Aren't

We know your DVR is already full of conflicts, but these underappreciated series are worth your attention.

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An Oral History of Laurel Canyon, the 60s and 70s Music Mecca

They made music together, took drugs together, formed bands together, slept together. But none of the legends of the Laurel Canyon scene that flowered in L.A. in the late 60s and early 70s—Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Linda Ronstadt, and others—remember it quite the same way.<p><i>When I first came out</i> …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Chaos of the human brain: How our random thoughts inspire genius — and self-destruction | Salon.com

<b>Ludwig van Beethoven, Winston Churchill (Wikimedia/AP)</b><p>Chaos of the human brain: How our random thoughts inspire genius — and self-destruction<p>Visionaries throughout history reported that intrusive ideas helped them create and caused them anguish. Here’s why<p>David Adam<p>February 7, 2015 7:30pm …

Why we are saying "uh" less and 'um' more

<b>What's in an "um"? According to experts, "uh" and "um" are somewhat different beasts.</b><p>"It does seem to be the case that 'um' generally signals a longer or more important pause than 'uh'," says Mark Liberman, a linguist at the University of Pennsylvania.<p>At least that's what he thought.<p>Liberman has …

Ryan Reynolds Taps Into His 'Psycho' Side In Horror Comedy 'The Voices'

When we think of Ryan Reynolds, we can't help but link the handsome actor to some flops as of late like <i>The Green Lantern</i> and <i>RIPD</i>. So, it's actually …

Stella review – cosy, feelgood, old-fashioned comedy

Ruth Jones’s new series offers optimism and the warm blanket of community to soothe life’s mishaps – perfect for watching with mother-in-law<p>I was watching television with my kinda (I’m not actually married) mother-in-law the other evening. Russell T Davies’s Cucumber, as it happens. “I’m guessing …

Why Inside the Commons is the funniest comedy of the year

Benji Wilson reviews Inside the Commons (Tuesday, BBC Two), Rory Bremner's Coalition Report (Tuesday, BBC Two) and Our Guy in India (Sunday, Channel 4)<p>When I heard that a BBC camera crew had been granted warts-and-all access to the Palace of Westminster for a documentary series, <b>Inside the Commons</b>, …

1,000 licks to reach the center of a lollipop

When scientists immersed hard candy in a water current, they found that a peculiar but consistent shape emerges and then persists before eventually …

Your Creative Calendar: 65 Things To Do, See, and Hear This February

A lot of things, actually. February may be the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less packed with movies, shows and other …

Arsenal FC become the subject of David Attenborough's latest nature documentary

We can't imagine Sir David Attenborough - essentially the god of nature programmes - has ever done a documentary on the animalistic tendencies of …

11 Spectacular Rooms from Around the World

Spaces in France, Morocco, and more.<p>From a natural, open-air porch in Kenya to a glamorous Moroccan bathroom, these inspiring spaces have global style.

Living Rooms

5 Surprising Factors Why You May Be Gaining Weight

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Two out of three Americans are now either overweight or obese. Obesity has become the number one form of malnutrition in the country, …

10 Home Decorating Mistakes Everybody Makes

From the editors of ELLEDecor.com, the most common interior design mistakes to avoid.<p><b>1) The Looks-Great, Feels-Uncomfortable Piece Of Furniture</b><br>The decor world equivalent of the Stiletto heel: Beautiful, but oh-so-impractical. It ultimately taught you that no matter how good-looking something is, if …

'Better Call Saul,' The Prequel To 'Breaking Bad,' Stands On Its Own

I'm guessing that the first thing fans of Vince Gilligan's <i>Breaking Bad</i> want to know is whether its AMC prequel series, <i>Better Call Saul</i>, premiering Sunday and Monday,is anywhere near as good as the original — which was TV at its very best. And I'm also guessing that people who haven't yet worked …

Better Call Saul

Trailer for Amy Winehouse documentary screened at pre-Grammy event

The trailer for a "complicated and tender" documentary about the life of tragic singer Amy Winehouse has been screened at a pre-Grammy event in …

Step Inside the Homes of Your Favorite Old Hollywood Stars

Palm Springs

The 20 most visited cities in the world

Euromonitor International recently released data on the most visited cities by international tourists in 2013, and Asian cities dominated the list.<p>Hong Kong took the top spot, with over 25 million international visitors. Singapore and Bangkok trailed right behind. In fact, 11 of the top 20 cities …

A Same-Day Flight Change Is The Cheap Way To Fix Any Travel Woe

Even if you've cross-checked your sources, called your airline and waited until the precise optimal date to book your flight, a sense of panic can set in after the final ticket purchase is made. You're locked. You're loaded. You're taking this flight, and there's no turning back. Right?<p>Not quite, …