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Horror Movies

Hillary Clinton’s extreme hawkishness is based on sheer fantasy: Like a true neocon, she’s deluding herself over her foreign policy disasters

In the Brooklyn debate, Hillary peddled lies to defend U.S. policy in Libya & Syria. Bernie condemned regime change<p>It appears that Hillary Clinton will never learn.<p>In the presidential debate in Brooklyn on Thursday night, Clinton only continued to prove that she's never seen a war she didn't …

Middle East

Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co<p>People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who …

Taoism

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Self-improvement

Hillary Clinton cedes the moral high ground to Trump: Why her failure to unequivocally condemn torture is such a problem

This week, Clinton has given a hawkish speech before AIPAC and failed to condemn torture. What did you expect?<p>In the wake of the Brussels attacks, Donald Trump menacingly redoubled his call for more torture. By contrast, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton mustered the moral courage to condemn …

Political Science

The most valuable rare books in existence

Is Asperger's Funny?

A candid conversation with Mark Duplass, whose buzzy new Asperger's documentary is the toast of SXSW, and was just picked up by Netflix.<p>AUSTIN, TEXAS—How do you laugh at disability? Mark Duplass, whose name or face you likely know from <i>The League</i>, <i>Togetherness</i>, or countless other projects with his …

Comedy

Top 10 books about the cold war

What do you think of when you think of the cold war? The answer may depend on how old you are. For the young, it is history; for the elderly it is one of the times they endured in a whole century of extraordinary violence and upheaval; for the generations in between it’s a bit of both. But for …

Books

David Bowie and Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Statutory Rape Problem

The late music legend famously deflowered a 14-year-old groupie—before she was stolen away by Jimmy Page. Why it’s important for us to take our …

These are the best diets to lose weight, get in shape, and eat healthier

US News evaluated 38 of the most popular diets based on how easy they are to follow, their ability to produce short- and long-term weight loss, nutritional completeness, safety, and their potential to help prevent or manage diabetes and heart disease, and chose the best one in nine different …

Weight Loss

'The Hateful Eight' Screenplay Now Available For Your Consideration

In January 2014, the script for Quentin Tarantino's <i>The Hateful Eight</i> leaked, and Tarantino vowed he wouldn't make the film. Then, he decided to host …

Quentin Tarantino

If you were handed $1,100 a month, would you amount to anything?

Would Germany be a better place if each citizen received a no-strings-attached government check for $1,100 a month?<p>Would people still get out of bed each day and go to work or do something else productive even with that unconditional basic income of 1,000 euros, less than half the average German …

2015's Most Mind-Blowing Futuristic Tech

1<p>Tiny PCs<p>Anyone who's put together a desktop PC knows that the engineering that goes into making something smaller—even a laptop—is pretty …

Elvira Leone - photographer (interview) [[MORE]] Elvira Leone is a photographer from Italy. Discover Elvira’s photography, those passionate and emotional textures with a delightful touch of style. In...

Elvira Leone - photographer (interview)<p>Elvira Leone is a photographer from Italy.<br>Discover Elvira’s photography, those passionate and emotional …

France

Why Hacking Is An Integral Part Of The Future Of The Internet

As I write this article, a group calling themselves The Phantom Squad have declared that they intend to take down both the Xbox Live and Playstation PSN networks on Christmas Day, and sustain the attack for a week. They claim its to expose the continued lack of security from Microsoft and Sony, the …

Personal Information

There’s now a social network just for people with depression and anxiety

You don’t have to feel alone.<p>A new social network is trying to bring sufferers of stress and mental illness together and ‘crowdsource wellbeing’, …

The 15 Best Indie Films About Sex

"Secretary," "In the Mood for Love" and more.<p>“Belle de Jour” (1967)<p>Luis Buñuel’s erotic drama about a bored and troubled housewife who turns to …

The Secret History of One Hundred Years of Solitude

A half-century ago, Gabriel García Márquez, after yet another visit to the pawnshop, sent his now signature novel to his publisher. As Solitude turns 50, Paul Elie interviews Gabo’s longtime agent—just weeks before her death, at 85—and discovers the events that led to a literary revelation.<p>The …

The 15 Coolest Bookstores From Around the World

Rumor has it J. K. Rowling was inspired by Livraria Lello while writing <i>Harry Potter</i> (and teaching English) in Portugal. It doesn’t take long to …

Books

15 Best Horror Movies of 2015

A year in horror is a curious thing now that trends have become so ephemeral. It used to be you could rely on a half-dozen torture porn films, at …

Horror

Taking Antidepressants: Your Comprehensive Guide to Starting, Staying On, and Safely Quitting

There are many myths and little information about taking antidepressants. There’s also no shortage of horror stories on the Internet from patients …

Remote Controls

Donald Trump Really Doesn’t Want Me to Tell You This, But …

Over a long weekend on assignment for Playboy magazine, Mark Bowden found that behind the garish Trump façade lies only more ugliness.<p>I spent a long, awkward weekend with <b>Donald Trump</b> in November 1996, an experience I feel confident neither of us would like to repeat.<p>He was like one of those …

Donald Trump

George Saunders Demystifies the Art of Storytelling in a Short Animated Documentary

An interesting thing happens when you read certain of George Saunders' stories. At first, you see the satirist at work, skewering American meanness …

Here's How To Do Therapy On Yourself, According To A Therapist

It's not always easy, or affordable, to go to a therapist. But that doesn't mean you can't do a little DIY therapy on your own.<p>Therapy is a powerful tool for personal growth, and it can be beautiful in its own way. That being said, as a trained counselor and as someone who has been through …

Relativity, Moral Relativism, and the Modern Age

This intellectual revolution began with four lectures in late 1915 presented to the Prussian Academy of Sciences. The lectures were given by Albert …

Quantum Mechanics
Art

One Way to Write a Novel

About two years ago, I went through a transformation as a writer. I had been taking workshops and classes for longer than I like to admit and I was …

Creative Writing