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If You Sit All Day, You Need This Yoga Flow in Your Life

We know movement should be a part of everyday life, but for the 108 million full-time workers in America who sit at a desk all day, that's far from …

13 Surprising Things You Should Never Say Around a Child

If you have kids, babysit kids, or simply spend a lot of time around your friends' kids, then you already know they are little sponges. Children have …

The number of rough sleepers in Britain is soaring, with deaths now a weekly occurrence. It’s time we got over our prejudices<p>“I was born in Liverpool and grew up on a council estate. I had a clean home, toys and nice meals as a kid. When I was nine years old, the sexual abuse started. My abusers …

Homelessness

23 Plant-Based Ways To Eat Protein If You're Cutting Back On Meat

No meat? NBD.

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Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

Roy Moore is the last straw, you can now call me a Democrat

The GOP would rather elect a sexual predator who preys on teenagers than a prosecutor who happens to be a Democrat. That's it, I'm switching parties.<p>My first exposure to politics was at the local level.<p>I was a 16-year-old junior at Escondido High School who was selected to be a part of a new Youth …

Donald Trump

Author Describes Writing Controversial DOE Grid Reliability Report

When Energy Secretary Rick Perry set out this year to prove that Obama-era regulations were killing coal plants and undermining grid reliability, he turned to a veteran energy consultant from his home state of Texas to write the report.<p>Alison Silverstein was known to be proficient in energy …

University of Chicago

'Ikigai' is the Japanese art of finding one's purpose in life

<b>You will find your ikigai at the intersection of what you are good at and what you love doing.</b><p>The quest for happiness is part of being human, and …

Questions Swirl: What Was The U.S. Military Doing In Niger?

Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Tom Bowman about the operation and what went wrong, and to Ridal Lyammouri, who has worked and lived in that area of Africa doing analysis for U.S. agencies in the region.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>The widow of an American soldier who was killed earlier this month in …

The Necessity of Questioning the Military

Honoring the sacrifice of servicemembers requires understanding why they were put at risk, and demanding that those who did so hold themselves to account.<p>On Thursday morning, I planned to write a pointed screed decrying President Trump’s propensity to view the military community as a problem he can …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

In Memory Training Smackdown, One Method Dominates

When it comes to brain training, some workouts seem to work better than others.<p>A comparison of the two most common training methods scientists use to improve memory and attention found that one was twice as effective as the other. The more effective method also changed brain activity in a part of …

The Brain

If You Want to Have Lucid Dreams, Here's a Tip From a Recent Study

We're so down for this.<p>Having a degree of control of our dreams while we're in the middle of them can be one hell of a fun ride, adding a vivid new …

America Has Become Dispensable in Iraq

The conflict in Kirkuk offers further evidence of Iran’s steady rise.<p>“When the fighting breaks out between Arabs and Kurds, whose side will the Americans be on?” This was the message that Masoud Barzani, the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government and leader of the Kurdistan Democratic party …

Middle East

Study: American police killings have been drastically underestimated

Over half of 2015 police killings were reported incorrectly, and the problem appears systemic, study says<p>A Harvard University study has revealed that more than half of all police killings in the U.S. in 2015 had been reported incorrectly and thus were not classified as such. In these cases, …

Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates Pay High Price For Botched Attack On Qatar

The pampered petro-states of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates expected a quick victory after imposing a quasi-blockade on neighboring Qatar. Past crises in relations had been peacefully resolved, but this time Qatar’s antagonists demanded its virtual surrender, particularly abandonment of an …

Middle East

The Red Turtle is a breathtaking example of what animation is capable of achieving

The Studio Ghibli co-production is a quiet, purposeful, gorgeous animated fable about man and nature.<p><i>The Red Turtle</i> defies easy categorization. One of this year’s Best Animated Feature Oscar nominees, the first-time feature from Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit is an animated film co-produced by …

Introducing 'Year 2050,' Our Guide to Surviving the Next 33 Years of Climate Change

How much will our world change after three decades of rising temperatures?<p>We don't know what the world will look like 33 years from now. By then the Trump era, uncertain as it may seem from our vantage point, will become the stuff of history textbooks—or more likely, of history VR experiences. No …

Kingdom Death: Monster is the Everest of board games

Its graphic art style and wider universe detract from the masterful gameplay<p><b>This article is absolutely NSFW.</b><p>On my kitchen table was the ass end of a giant demon bird. I was inspecting its empty orifice, comparing it to a photo on my iPad. The directions said that I had to glue a tiny lump of human …

Board Games

Game on! The best board games of 2016

Here's what hit our tabletops most in 2016.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games. Check out our complete board gaming coverage …

'Climate Change' Deleted From Wisconsin DNR Website

Whoever is managing Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources website must be wearing out the delete key. The word "climate" has been quietly …

Employment

Twelve organizations promoting urban agriculture around the world

The international community is beginning to recognize the integral role of urban agriculture in improving the economy, environment, and health of …

I Don’t Feel Your Pain: Why We Need More Morality and Less Empathy | Heleo

“Feeling other people’s pain, feeling their suffering… I think it leads to biased decisions, to irrational, short sighted actions and tone.”<p><b>Maria</b> …

Why Did So Many White Women Vote for Donald Trump?

Before last week’s election, polls and pundits suggested that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was doomed to failure, because it could not …

20 Cool Old-School Anime Films You Might Not Have Seen

14. The Restaurant of Many Orders (Tadanari Okamoto, 1991)<p>The Restaurant of Many Orders (Chūmon no Ōi Ryōriten) is Tadanari Okamoto’s award-winning …

Anime

Psychiatrists use an old trick to get people to trust them with their secrets — and it works just as well in business

There's a common misconception that trust is something that builds gradually — that the only person you could possibly reveal personal information to …

Self-improvement

Here’s How The Military Envisions Tomorrow’s Dystopian Megacities

A leaked video proves the Pentagon’s terrified of what the rise of megacities means for urban warfare.<p>“The future is urban.”<p>So starts a Pentagon video, recently unearthed by <i>The Intercept</i>, that describes the near future of cities. If the video is anything to go on, the military expects that near …

An Inside Look at the Creepy Creatures of Dungeons & Dragons' New Monster Manual

The <i>Monster Manual</i>—a codex of rules for all sorts of creatures that adventurers could come across in a <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> campaign—has been a staple …

Board Games