Kim de Willigen

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A waist Of Time - the contemporary revival of the corset

Corsetry is experiencing a revival. I don’t mean the exposed sort, the kind of spangled lace-up get-ups sported by Dita von Teese, whittling her …


Brain pattern predicts how fast an adult learns a new language

A five-minute measurement of resting-state brain activity predicted how quickly adults learned a second language, report scientists.

Japanese welcome Obama visit to Hiroshima, apology or not

TOKYO (AP) — After being taught that atomic bombs are inhumane and terrible, high school student Kaho Matsuki's first reaction when she heard U.S. President Barack Obama would visit the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima was that he should apologize for America's use of the weapons.<p>But then the Tokyo …


*Captain America: Civil War’*s Most Impressive Digital Effect Is Being Used to Subtly Beautify Hollywood

The uncanny valley grows ever wider.<p>The most jaw-dropping special effect in Marvel’s <i>Captain America: Civil War</i> had nothing to do with Spider-Man’s web-slinging prowess or Scarlet Witch’s reality-bending skills. No, it was the sight of a digitally de-aged <b>Robert Downey Jr.</b> playing a very young Tony …


9 Pieces of Home Decor You Should Always Splurge On

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Sanders' problem: Winning over Clinton's superdelegates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders has a problem.<p>Remember those superdelegates, the Democratic Party leaders and elected officials who can vote for the candidate of their choice? The ones Sanders' supporters have been complaining about for months? It turns out, to have a shot at beating out Hillary …