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Paris attack victims: Father-of-one died when he took a bullet for his girlfriend

Yannick Minvielle was shot dead when he jumped in front of his girlfriend as one of the Bataclan terrorists prepared to shoot her<p>Desperate loved-ones hoping for news of the missing after the Paris attacks took their search to the world through social media.<p>A special stream of messages on Twitter, …

The Young Survivors of Boko Haram

In Nigeria, what happened on the night of April 14th, 2014, can seem like a fever dream, a surreal nightmare that, as soon as you wake up, lingers uncomfortably, poking at the edges of your waking life. In the early hours of the 15th, members of the Boko Haram terrorist group arrived at a girls’ …

George Takei Explains Why There Were No Gay Characters on Star Trek

In a new video for Big Think, George Takei reveals he onced asked <i>Star Trek</i> creator Gene Roddenberry why the original TV series didn’t feature LGBT …

This Is What Pac-Man's Creator Thinks 35 Years Later

He’s made billions off slot-fed quarters, starred in 15 mobile games since 2008, featured in that goofy Bud Light commercial at this year’s Super …

Farming in the Sky

Why agriculture may someday take place in towers, not fields<p>A couple of Octobers ago, I found myself standing on a 5,000-acre cotton crop in the outskirts of Lubbock, Texas, shoulder-to-shoulder with a third-generation cotton farmer. He swept his arm across the flat, brown horizon of his field, …

Farming

'Pitch Perfect 2': EW review

We gave it a <b>B+</b><p>No one really expected a low-budget musical comedy about college singing groups to become one of 2012’s biggest box office success …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

This is why it’s sometimes so hard to tell left from right

Do you ever have trouble telling right from left? For example, you’re taking a driving lesson and the instructor asks you to take a left turn and you pause, struggling to think of which way is left. If so, you’re not on your own—a significant proportion of our population has difficulty in telling …

Medical School

Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Appears to Have Deliberately Crashed Plane

French prosecutor says pilot was intentionally locked outside cockpit minutes before the A320 crashed in French Alps with 150 people aboard<p>PARIS—Andreas Lubitz was alone in the cockpit, breathing in silence, as his captain pounded on a locked door and passengers screamed. Those chilling …

Airplanes

29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists

Celebrate National Women's History Month with these 29 great books.

The Top Foods People Who've Lost More Than 10 Pounds Eat for Breakfast

Add them to your a.m. meal to start your own slimdown.<p>Trying to drop a few pounds? Before you totally overhaul your eating habits, take a cue from people who've already successfully slimmed down: We tapped into the data from MyFitnessPal's more than 65 million users (the app lets people track their …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

One Of The Most Important Strategies For Changing Your Habits

In an excerpt from her new book, best-selling author Gretchen Rubin explains how to schedule habit change into your daily routine.<p>The Strategy of Scheduling, of setting a specific, regular time for an activity to recur, is one of the most familiar and powerful strategies of habit formation. …

Beyond the Paleo: new trendy diets from science | Dean Burnett

Photograph: ACE STOCK LIMITED / Alamy/Alamy<p>Mmm, delicious.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/17/1426593308006/4fb52083-3b9e-4612-8f5c-4733a8eb27c8-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: ACE STOCK LIMITED / Alamy/Alamy<p>Mmm, …

Our 28 Best Irish-Inspired Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

You don't have to be Irish to appreciate corned beef, cabbage, and a good, hearty stout. This collection of our favorite Irish recipes makes us wish it was St. Patrick's Day all year long.<p>While we don't need a <i>reason</i> to pile our plates with buttery potatoes, sautéed cabbage, and soda bread, St. …

Cooking

Here are all the bands you can mix and match with the Apple Watch

PSA: iOS 8.2 Comes With An Apple Watch App You Can’t Delete

iOS 8.2 is here! Hurray!<p>It’s got bug fixes! It’s got stability enhancements! It’s got… an app that you can’t delete that currently does nothing but play promotional Apple Watch videos!<p>Joining the dozen or so perma-apps that Apple includes on the iPhone is “Apple Watch”, an app that doesn’t actually …

Boyhood by the Numbers: Which Mason Is the Best Mason?

How does the goatee-wearing teenage version stack up against the dreamy six-year-old? We dared to rank them.<p>The groundbreaking nature of <b>Richard Linklater’s</b> <i>Boyhood</i> has received much praise, and will probably get a few Oscars coming up on February 22. And while Linklater and his actors did a …

#MuslimLivesMatter Goes Viral in Aftermath of Triple Homicide

The hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter went viral Wednesday after the Tuesday murder of three Muslims students in North Carolina.<p>Thousands of people used the …

What to watch for at the Grammys

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yes, some awards are given away at the Grammys, but the most exciting part of the evening is always the performances.<p>The 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday evening looks to be all about the duets and group performances, with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett pairing up as well as Common and John …

4 Breakfast Mistakes That Are Making You Gain Weight

Watch out for these four a.m. meal traps<p>You already know that eating breakfast can help you slim down. But just because you are (hopefully!) making a concerted effort to rise and dine doesn’t mean you can eat whatever you want when you wake up—sorry, but calories still count before noon. So we …

The Week in Pictures | January 12 – 18, 2015

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. An act of terrorism brought nations together after gunmen stormed the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing several employees.<p>Yosemite National Park: Climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson completed the ascent …

A Perfect Sugar Substitute Would Save Lives and Make Billions. Why Can't We Make One?

<i>Hello: It’s been a while since I blogged here at Forbes. I was working on my new book,</i> Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat<i>, out this week, which explores the science of taste, culinary history, and the future of food. There’s a lot written about the food system, but a great deal less about</i> …