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8 Great Anna Kendrick Musical Performances (That Aren’t “Cups”)

Think she’s just the girl with the hit from the a capella movie? Prepare to be delighted.<p><b>Anna Kendrick</b> was a precocious 12-year-old when she was nominated for her first Tony in 1998, for her turn as Dinah Lord in <i>High Society</i>. (She was the third-youngest nominee of all time, trailing 10-year-old …

Anna Kendrick

Scientists now know why popcorns pop

Study unravels physics of kernel – water contained in the shell rapidly escapes as steam under heat, making the corn ‘pop’<p>The popping sound made by popcorn is normally viewed as a pleasing cue that your snack is ready to eat, but for scientists the phenomenon represented one of nature’s significant …

Chemistry

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

24 Historic Photos That'll Make You Want To Be An Astronaut

Featuring Buzz Aldrin taking the first selfie in space. And also a lot of American flags.

Space Science

The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in America During the Winter

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Let's be honest: Winter has a way of making even the most picturesque towns look dreary and depressing. Like sad, Siberian outposts where women have to wear bikinis in the snow to try to lure people to visit.<p>But not all winter towns are created equal. No, …

The 20 Most Romantic Movies on Netflix Streaming

Why go out on Valentine's Day?<p>Instead of dealing with crowded, overpriced restaurants, you and your honey can just stay in and stream your favorite romantic movies like "Moonstruck," "An Affair to Remember," "Pretty in Pink," or "Dirty Dancing" on Netflix. Or, if you're flying solo, your date can …

Entertainment

9 Famous Shoe Designers Recreate Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

This March, Disney is releasing a live-action remake of everyone’s favorite fairy tale about uncomfortable women’s footwear. To generate hype for <i>Cinderella</i>, starring Cate Blanchett and Lily James, Disney recently asked nine celebrated shoe designers to create their own interpretations of the famous …

How Do Pro Athletes Recover So Quickly?

<i>A:</i><p>Lindsey Vonn made history last month with her 64th World Cup win—the most ever for a female skier—after spending most of 2014 rehabbing a torn ACL. Even more remarkable: she had not one but <i>two</i> major knee surgeries in the past two years.<p>Many people who tear their ACLs are told it can take at least …

Exercise

The Fanatic Feminist Who Created ‘Monopoly’

The famous boardgame has an equally famous origin myth—poor Depression dad creates game for family—but it turns out the truth is more tortured, and …

Board Games

A Japanese Budget Airline Is Bankrupt, But Its Tokyo Airport Slots Are Golden

Skymark Airlines Inc. may have filed for bankruptcy and seen its passenger numbers dwindle. It still holds an asset worth about $612 million in …

5 'International' Flights for Americans Without a Passport

An immense diversity of climates and terrains are encompassed within the broad sweep of the United States of America: "from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters," as Woody Guthrie sang back in the 1940s. But there's still a vast world to explore beyond the country's borders, a fact that can …

Abu Dhabi Louvre and Guggenheim Outposts Still Have Human Rights Problems

Reforms enacted in the United Arab Emirates have not done enough to end the exploitation of migrant workers building a high-profile project that …

Paris takes step toward bidding for 2024 Olympics

PARIS (AP) — Paris moved a step closer to bidding for the 2024 Olympics on Thursday when Mayor Anne Hidalgo welcomed the results of a feasibility …

France

Heat Trade Rumors Tracker: Latest Updates Ahead of 2015 NBA Trade Deadline

The Miami Heat are on the fringe of the Eastern Conference playoff picture, and added a big boost in point guard Goran Dragic. The team also shipped Norris Cole and Shawne Williams to the Pelicans.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Heat Acquire Dragic Brothers, John Salmons on Deadline Day<p>Thursday, Feb. 19<p>The …

NBA

Greek, Chinese leaders discuss investment, cooperation

(Recasts, updates throughout with Chinese comment)<p>BEIJING, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged Greece’s new leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to ensure protection of the rights of China’s companies and backing for a key port project, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on …

China

Samsung's Eavesdropping TVs Aren't Clever Enough To Really Be A Threat

Here’s an interesting fact for you in a week that’s not exactly been full of them: the media frenzy-inducing ’1984′-echoing paragraph in Samsung’s now hurriedly updated Smart TV privacy policy about your TV potentially passing your personal conversations to third parties isn’t in any way new.<p>In …

Smart TV

Color Obsession of the Week: Dark Rose

An armchair, a tumbler, a mirror, and more.<p><b>This week's finds:</b><p>1. Chatham Chair, $270. dwellstudio.com2. Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in Rose Renaissance, $27. sephora.com3. Benjamin Moore Paint in Florida Pink 1320. benjaminmoore.com4. Eros Pink Anya Table Lamp, $120. …

Art Meets Function Inside The Google Budapest Office

Everyone knows that the Google offices have some of the most creative and ingenious designs and that’s been proven with projects such as their …

9 Timeless Design Rules

The women who invented interior decorating were full of big advice. Here are their time-tested rules, featured in a fabulous new book by Adam Lewis for Rizzoli called The Great Lady Decorators.<p>1. "Every room has a mood or personality…and it is this that one desires to develop." —Eleanor Brown<p>2. …

Luxurious Ski Retreat Offering Mesmerizing Views: Chalet Mont Blanc

Located in Megève, France, the imposing Chalet Mont Blanc is a luxurious ski retreat meant to soften the senses and energize them at the same time. …

10 Big Solutions for Small Spaces

Designer tricks for tiny rooms.<p>From striped floors in the living room to open shelves in the kitchen, designers share their best tricks for tiny rooms.

12 Most Romantic Bedrooms

You're about to fall hard for these.<p>Soft throws, canopy beds and glam chandeliers — it doesn't get much more sexy and sophisticated than these bedrooms.

4 Dream Kitchens: Get the Look

One for every style.<p>Drawn from our October 2014 issue's featured stories, these rooms prove that the hardest-working space in the house can also be supremely stylish. There's one for every decorating style.

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

envelope a+d is a collaborative design firm inclusive of outside disciplines and individuals. Our relationships, within the studio and in the wider …

24 Hours of LeMons (Sweet Home) Alabama: The Winners!

Our second annual trip to Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham featured even better cars and more exciting racing than 2014’s ‘Shine Country Classic. The struggles for Class A and Class B were hard-fought all weekend, while the Class C winner was so spectacular that we were cool with it winning …

Motorsport

2015 Chevrolet Colorado GearOn Edition Live Photos: 2015 Chicago Auto Show

The Chevy Colorado has much of the truck world excited—although it is getting old waiting for the diesel four-cylinder coming in 2016—and at the 2015 …

Organ transplants between HIV-positive patients show promise

People with HIV are living longer than ever, thanks to antiviral drugs. While that's great news for those with the virus, it also means that they're starting to face the medical complications that crop up with old age — like organ failure. Researchers have been experimenting with transplants …

Medicine

Cigarette smoking is even more deadly than you think, study says

The U.S. surgeon general says about 480,000 Americans die each year as a result of smoking. But a new analysis suggests the true figure may be closer to 575,000.<p>The 21 causes of death that have been officially blamed on smoking accounted for 83% of the actual deaths among smokers who were tracked …

Public Health