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Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

“There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) is one of humanity’s most grounding yet elevating thinkers, his writing at once lucid and luminous. …

Steve Kerr made the Warriors the best team in the NBA, not Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson wants the media and the fans to give him the credit he deserves for helping the Warriors in their formative years but Steve Kerr is the one who turned them into the best team in the league.<p>Mark Jackson had some good years as the coach of the Golden State Warriors. He led the team to …

Phil Jackson: Blame me for disaster

NEW YORK -- Phil Jackson delivered a message to New York Knicks fans on Saturday afternoon: Blame me for the team's disastrous season.<p>"This is a mea …

NASA Designs Retro Travel Posters For Exoplanets

Earlier this week, NASA announced huge news: Kepler, the planet-hunting space observatory, had just topped 1,000 exoplanets with the discovery of eight new planets. The new planets were especially exciting: they all orbit their respective stars in the so-called “Goldilocks” zone that makes them …

The Genius Of Taylor Swift’s Girlfriend Collection

Swift has spent the last two years "making friendship fun." But her choice of Instagram girlfriends is also an incredibly savvy image maintenance strategy.<p>Around the October 2012 release of <i>Red</i>, when Taylor Swift had spent the gossip year linked with several boys — Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, …

How The World's Newspapers Reacted To The Attack On Charlie Hebdo

Newspapers around the world have been reacting to the murder of 12 journalists at France's Charlie Hebdo. Some have printed the publication's controversial cartoons on their front pages.

Electric Literature’s 25 Best Novels of 2014 – Electric Literature

Year-end lists are always subjective and incomplete, but they are especially tricky for books. A dedicated film critic can watch every wide release …

Cinnabon Muffins Are Everything

Cinnabon muffins with pumpkin get their delectable texture from a secret ingredient -- coffee creamer! The whole family will love them.<p>It’s that time of year when I go a little bit crazy over a certain orange squash. Yes, it’s true. I’m totally nuts about pumpkin. Every fall I bake like pumpkin is …

Famous Album Artwork Extends Beyond the Edges to Reveal Funny New Perspectives

If you ever wondered what existed beyond the edges of a music album cover, now's your chance to find out. For this series called <i>Album Covers–The Bigger Picture</i>, web design studio Aptitude was inspired by famous artwork from bands and musicians like Nirvana, Fatboy Slim, and Michael Jackson. Clever …

Royals usurp Giants role as sentimental World Series favorites

Going into the World Series, the Giants find themselves in an unfamiliar position. They can no longer claim the role of lovable upstarts. That designation goes to the Kansas City Royals, America’s heartland heroes who haven’t sniffed a championship in almost 30 years.<p>The Giants, on the other hand, …

Bruce Bochy Was The Anti-Matheny, And It Made All The Difference

If you're looking for an argument that having a smart manager in the dugout is integral to a baseball team's success, last night's Cardinals-Giants …

Delightful Illustrations of Quirky Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor

Self-taught artist David Zinn uses chalk and charcoal to create works of street art that cleverly interact with found objects and the surrounding environment. Since 2001, his quirky illustrations have popped up primarily on the streets of Ann Arbor, which is home to the University of Michigan and a …

It’s time to bring James Franco's reign of half-assed artistry to an end

You might not know it, but James Franco has a new movie coming out this weekend.<p>His documentary about the history of Saturday Night Live will be released on Hulu on Saturday evening, just in time for the show’s 40th-season premiere. But for Franco, one movie isn’t enough. Did you hear about his new …

ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons Three Weeks Over Goodell Criticism

Bill Simmons practically begged ESPN to suspend him, and the oafish and epically tight-assed media behemoth did just that Wednesday night, giving him …

Kendrick Lamar Freestyles for Six Minutes on Power 106, Gets Interviewed

After premiering his new single "i" yesterday, Kendrick Lamar made an appearance on Los Angeles' Power 106 radio station. There, he conducted an interview with the station's Big Boy's Neighborhood show, and performed a lengthy freestyle, a little under six minutes, over a variety of beats, …

Deih paints "The Visitor" in Fanzara, Spain

Share this article<p>Rom Levy<br>• September 24, 2014<br>• 0<p>Last week, Deih stopped by the city of Fanzara in Spain where he was invited to paint for the MIAU …

Best of 2014: "Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich" by Sandro Miller

At the age of sixteen, upon seeing the work of Irving Penn, Sandro Miller knew he wanted to become a photographer. Mostly self-taught, Sandro relied …

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The best cornerback in the NFL (for now) is ...

Let's resolve this complex, entirely relative, and inconsequential debate once and for all.<p><b>RICHARD SHERMAN IS THE BEST CORNERBACK IN THE LEAGUE</b><p>This is something that many people believe for very good, simple reasons. No starting cornerback was targeted fewer times last season. When he was targeted, …

In defense of the James Hardens

In a league with so few well-rounded stars, is building a team around a one-dimensional offensive star a better long-term strategy?<p>In basketball, we fetishize the well-rounded star. Beyond demanding aptitude on offense <i>and</i> defense, which is typically reasonable, we require that our scorers pass, …

Fitness Friday: Get wide and stay wide

Actually, in many cases, it's the result of poor shoulder mobility. This ball-and-socket joint, and the muscles that surround it, play a huge role in swinging the club correctly. Poor flexibility forces many golfers to let their arms collapse at the top of the backswing or let the left elbow jut …

“Last Days in Vietnam”: Is the humiliation of 1975 about to be repeated?

A mesmerizing documentary captures the trauma — and the heroism — of America’s final exit from Southeast Asia<p>It’s become a commonplace of political discourse to say that Americans keep on fighting the Vietnam War over again in search of a different outcome, but that doesn’t make it untrue. One of …

Church death: Family, friends remember 'Sarah Smile'

Sarah Bean was just a few blocks from her South Loop home, walking to lunch with her boyfriend before starting a late shift at Lurie Children's Hospital. After spending years and raising two children together, the couple had decided to marry, her family said.<p>Several stories above, a piece of …

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The Helmet That Could Change Football

It's flexible, but it can really take a beating.<p>For decades, football players have worn rigid, unyielding helmets that protected the skull but did little to prevent concussions. To address this shortcoming, Riddell built a smarter helmet. Available to NFL and college teams, and soon youth and high …

Prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put …

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reveals Retirement Plan as PSG Contract Ticks Down

Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed he intends to finish his career at the Ligue 1 side, most likely when his current contract expires in 2016.<p>The Swedish striker turns 33 in October, and when asked when and where he would end his career, he suggested it would be in the French …

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Pitch made, Bulls must wait on Carmelo Anthony