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The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

The secrets of the ‘high-potential’ personality

Are there six traits that could really mark out your potential to achieve?<p>Are you curious, conscientious and competitive? Do you also have the more mysterious qualities of “high adjustment”, “ambiguity acceptance” and “risk approach”? If so, congratulations! According to new psychological research, …

Psychology

Sellafield robot technology could help companies clean-up

Technology being developed at the nuclear spent fuel facility at Sellafield, Cumbria, could prove highly lucrative in the growing business of industrial clear up.<p>The new robot technology helps deal with some of the most toxic waste in Western Europe and could be sold around the world.<p>Theo Leggett …

Emerging Technology

O.J., Oberyn, and Offensive Lyrics: The Week's Best Pop-Culture Writing

The most intriguing articles about entertainment we've come across in the past seven days<p>Click the links in the article titles to read the full pieces, and let us know what we've missed.<p><b>Oh! You Kid!</b><p><b>It All Began With O.J.</b><p><b>Fire in the Belly</b><p><b>The Teen Whisperer</b><p><b>Jack White's Meg White Problem</b><p><b>Retro Rap That</b> …

Clueless and Capitalism: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing

Highlights from seven days of reading about entertainment<p>As If: A Journey Through the Los Angeles of <i>Clueless</i><p>How ‘Privilege’ Became a Provocation<p>Stream of the Crop<p>Lady Gaga Goes to the Middle<p>Ta-Nehisi Coates and a Generation Waking Up<p>The Pixar Theory of Labor<p>The Pink Ghetto of Social Media<p>Taylor …

Pop Culture