Jenny McKay

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Gypsies. Different People, Just Like Us.

Beyond the stereotypes and cliches, little is known to most of the world of the customs and traditions of the Gypsies. Traditionally perceived as …

The woman who barely sleeps

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

University of California

The one crucial reason Apple Music and Spotify can never replace your music collection

It's not that streaming music often fails to properly value artists' work — though there have been grumblings for years about the amounts paid out by Spotify to rights-holders.<p>And it's not the overall cost of a lifetime of a streaming service, though Apple founder Steve Jobs hated streaming …

Apple Music

The Senate's experiment with cannabis

Hardliners on Judiciary open up to research on medical pot<p>Obamacare. Gay weddings. Now pot?<p>As progressives celebrate a couple of big wins in Washington – the Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Care Act and legalizing same-sex marriage – another issue has remained firmly stuck at the national …

Cannabis

Frances de la Tour: five best moments

The actor, currently cameoing in Mr Holmes, may be best known for sitcoms, but she’s also featured in an eclectic selection of big-screen work<p>Frances de la Tour is not famous for film. The public still mostly recognise her for Rising Damp; critical recognition has come, in the main, from her stage …

Jon Stewart Forgoes Jokes in Wake of South Carolina "Terrorist Attack"

"I got nothing for you in terms of jokes and sounds because of what happened in South Carolina," Stewart told the audience at the beginning of the …

South Carolina

Arnie Pretends To Be A Wax Terminator, Scares The Hell Out Of Fans

The Madame Tussauds franchise is known around the world for being home to all manner of full-size lifelike wax sculptures of famous actors, …

Madame Tussauds

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‘Inside Out’ Star Phyllis Smith’s Journey From G-Stringed Dancer to ‘The Office’ and Pixar

Amy Poehler might dominate the ads for Pixar’s brilliant new film. But the real star of the movie is ‘Office’ alum Phyllis Smith, who plays, of all …

13 Creepy, Kooky Facts About The Addams Family

Starting in 1938, Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Grandmama, Wednesday, Pugsley, and Thing appeared in <i>The New Yorker</i> in a series of cartoons by …

Meet ‘Big Boo’: OITNB’s Lea DeLaria on Her Backstory, That Strap-On Scene, and Living Out Loud

A candid, hilarious, and moving conversation with the actress—on everything from being the first out comic on late night to butch visibility, …

14 Facts About Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog dashed onto the scene in 1991 to challenge the Super Mario Brothers’ video game dominance. Here are a few things you might not …

Lena Headey’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ Body Double Never Appeared In A Nude Scene Before The Finale

The season finale of <i>Game of Thrones</i> broke ratings records this past Sunday and it was partly due to one of the episode’s most memorable — and talked about — scenes, Cersei Lannister‘s naked walk of shame. When watching the episode, most were taken aback at the sheer balls Lena Headey had to take on …

Daft Punk: being robots helped us to be normal humans

A new documentary sheds light on the mysterious helmet-wearing French dance duo behind hits like Get Lucky<p>The mystery surrounding Daft Punk, the French musical duo who usually keep their identities hidden under full-face robot helmets, will be lifted a little more in a new TV documentary to …

Charleston Church Shooting Leaves Jon Stewart Jokeless

The massacre of nine people in one of the nation’s most historic black churches in South Carolina on Wednesday left “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart in no mood for laughter.<p>In a nearly 5 1/2 minute segment, Stewart delivered a somber monologue on the bloodshed at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal …

'Bitch, I’m Madonna' is the latest tone-deaf music video out of the Tidal exclusive vault

I am so tired of celebrity 'squads'<p>There are a lot of reasons to be nauseated by the video for "Bitch I'm Madonna" — she dresses a bunch of <i>six year-old girls</i> up in "Like a Virgin" costumes, there is a bathtub girl fight involving pasties, Madonna uses a broom at one point because, lol, cleaning …

Music Videos

I Made a Linguistics Professor Listen to a Blink-182 Song and Analyze the Accent

<i>Blink-182 at the Whiskey in Los Angeles in 1996. (Photo: Daniel D’Auria/WikiCommons CC BY-SA 2.0)</i><p>Two decades have passed since pop-punk exploded in …

Pop Punk

Game of Thrones: Lena Headey's nude Walk of Shame body double speaks out

The body double who performed <i>Game of Thrones’</i> Walk of Shame nude for three days is breaking her silence on enacting the stunning sequence.<p>Actress …

10 Things Banned in Other Countries, but Legal in the U.S.

1. Baby walkers<p>Babies in Canada have to learn to walk the old-fashioned way. The country banned once-popular baby walkers in 2004, after they were …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

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Major money mistakes for seniors and retirees

Nothing guarantees you sufficient money to cover all possible costs in retirement, but you can steer clear of some common mistakes as you enter your golden years.<p>We most often see these mistakes from seniors:<p><b>Falling for fraud.</b> Scammers love older adults. The Federal Bureau of Investigation lists a …

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

Ross Ulbricht jailed for life despite pleading for leniency after being found guilty in landmark case over the “Amazon of drug dealing”<p>The mastermind behind Silk Road, the online black market drug bazaar, has been jailed for life without the possibility of parole in a landmark case in New York.<p>Ross …

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