Melissa Wordon

69 Flips | 1 Magazine | @MelissaWordon | Keep up with Melissa Wordon on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Melissa Wordon”

May 2015

Diversity

Game of Thrones: A Complete Guide to all the Unfamiliar Faces in the Season 5, Episode 2

It’s hard enough to remember all the recurring characters on <i>Game of Thrones</i>, but every season the show insists on adding even more to the over-crowded cast. Sure, we already lost a few this season (R.I.P. Mance and Mossador!), so I suppose they must add <i>some</i> new faces to make up for all the …

How Tonight’s Episode of Game of Thrones Redeemed the Show’s Most Controversial Image

This post contains discussion of <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 5, Episode 2 “House of Black and White.” If you haven’t watched yet, now’s the time to leave.<p>Your mileage may vary on the most controversial <i>scene</i> from <i>Game of Thrones</i> (though most would probably pick that Jaime/Cersei exchange from Season 4). …

Yoko Ono: Ringo Starr 'Was the Most Influential Beatle'

Backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio, tonight, Yoko Ono made a surprising proclamation about Ringo …

Music

Policeman Returns Woman’s Smartphone by Posting Photos to Her Facebook Page

A police officer in Albury, Australia, did some online photo sharing that drew quite a few chuckles last week. After someone turned in a lost iPhone …

Photograph: Empics Entertainment<p>Stewart gave Barack Obama one of his toughest interviews, suggesting his 2008 election slogan should have been ‘Yes we can, …

Comedy

Photograph: PR/PR<p>Can there be an ultimate answer to Ida’s question, ‘and then?’ ... Ida<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/13/1428943719057/c78e4aa5-04be-4507-b8d1-a77aa235ec3c-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR/PR<p>Can there be an ultimate answer to Ida’s question, ‘and …

High Heels

My favourite Cannes winner,Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days,Film,Culture,Romania,Cannes 2007,Cannes film festival<p>In a new series ahead of this year’s Cannes film festival, our writers choose their favourite Palme d’Or winner. Today: Benjamin Lee on Cristian Mungiu’s surprisingly gripping …

Pulp Fiction

Alzheimer's Disease could be prevented by immune system tweak

New research raises the prospect that statin-like drugs could be given to the middle-aged to ward off dementia<p>Alzheimer’s Disease could be prevented or cured by a new drug which reboots the immune system to stop devastating memory loss, scientists believe.<p>A new study has shown for the first time …

6 major questions Hillary Clinton still needs to answer

<b>(AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>The former secretary of state is positioning herself as a populist, but is she willing to listen to progressives?<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>April 15, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Will Americans be able to look past preconceived notions about Hillary Clinton …

Findings indicate that voting Conservative (or not) is strongly influenced by genetics, whereas voting Lib Dem is affected by environment alone<p>As a society we believe that our political allegiance depends on which party best marries up with our needs and values – and that these are shaped by our …

Genetics

Grizzly Bear Working on New Music, Ed Droste Discusses "More Adventurous" New Direction

Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste sat down for a revealing interview with The Standard about his personal life (via Stereogum). He also discussed the current state of his band, saying they've started working on new music. Apparently, the band are heading in a different aesthetic direction.<p>"We’re feeling …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

Bill Withers: The Soul Man Who Walked Away

On a clear day, you can see the Staples Center from Bill Withers' house, which sits high in the hills above West Hollywood. Today, in about two …

Music

Glastonbury Festival 2015 Sunday line-up

The full listings for all of the main stages at Glastonbury 2015<p>Glastonbury Festival 2015 runs from Wednesday 24 June to Monday 29 June.<p><b>Friday night headliners: Florence and the Machine</b><p><b>Saturday night headliner:</b> Kanye West<p><b>Sunday night headliners: The Who</b><p><b>PYRAMID STAGE</b><p><b>SUNDAY</b><p>The Who 21:45- 23:15<br>• Paul …

There has been a rise in a number of ‘educated’ accents, particularly among young girls<p>It used to be a first principle that all educated English people spoke alike. There was, of course, the Oxford accent, but that was the exception which proved the rule. There was also a very much greater …

Language

The Wearable Device That Could Unlock a New Human Sense

A neuroscientist and his team have created a vest to help deaf people hear through a series of vibrations.<p>In March, the neuroscientist David Eagleman stood on stage to give a TED talk on sensory substitution, the idea of replacing the duties of one sense by using another. He spoke of how little of …

Wearable Tech

This Is Why You Still Cringe At The Memory Of Something You Did In School

They're called "involuntary memories".<p>And they're very normal. Dr Jennifer Wild, a clinical psychologist at the Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, told BuzzFeed that almost everyone gets them.<p>"For a while, after a trauma or an embarrassing event, most people have these memories," she …

Yahoo!

Sorry, the page you requested was not found.<p>Please check the URL for proper spelling and capitalization. If you're having trouble locating a destination on Yahoo!, try visiting the <b>Yahoo! home page</b> or look through a list of <b>Yahoo!'s online services</b>. Also, you may find what you're looking for if you …

Online Life

Olivia Munn to play Psylocke in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

A major new mutant will be appearing in next summer’s <i>X-Men: Apocalypse.</i> Olivia Munn (<i>The Newsroom)</i> has signed on to play the telepath Psylocke. …

Comics

Clinton road trip: Chipotle, cottage cheese and Scooby snacks

<b>Cedar Rapids, Iowa (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's "everyday Americans" road trip from New York to Iowa rolled down I-80 on Monday, hitting hot spots like a Pittsburgh hotel and a Chipotle outside Toledo, Ohio.<p>After announcing her second run for president on Sunday, Clinton and a small staff piled into a …

Are Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Really, Actually Dating?

Calvin Harris is now friends with Olivia Benson.<p><b>Update #3:</b> Calvin Harris has posted proof he and Taylor are definitely seeing each other—though romantically or platonically is TBD. The DJ shared an Instagram of a "moment" he had with Olivia Benson (other kitty Meredith also stares at him in the …

Calvin Harris

17 Things You Missed At The MTV Movie Awards

<b>ICYMI.</b>

Hillary's road from riches

The van trip was great political theater, but it reflects a deeper tension in her message.<p>The economic gap between Hillary Rodham Clinton and an average, “everyday American” is wide enough to drive a Scooby van through.<p>On Monday, the newly minted Democratic presidential front-runner had nearly …

Armenian Police Shut Down Kanye's Free Concert After He Jumped Into a Lake

<b>Correction appended, April 14</b><p>What’s the point of having a concert next to a lake if you can’t jump in the water, right? At least that’s what Kanye …

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’: Olivia Munn joins cast of mutants as Psylocke | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Olivia Munn attends the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica in February. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)<p>Olivia Munn is joining the cast of “X-Men: Apocalypse” as the telepathic mutant Psylocke.<p>Director Bryan Singer announced Munn’s casting on his Instagram account Monday.<p>Psylocke, …

How Daredevil Became Marvel’s Biggest Triumph Yet

Netflix and Marvel promised that <i>Daredevil</i>, a new series based on the popular comic-book character, would be something different. But, after watching the 13 episodes that debuted over the weekend, it’s genuinely impressive how well they committed to that promise, and genuinely exciting how that …

South Carolina College Student Finds Success as Taylor Swift Cover Artist

Elizabeth Scarborough knows the words to nearly every Taylor Swift song, and she is putting them to good use.<p>Since the age of 15, the University of …

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Clinical Trials

Dolce and Gabbana are unafraid of spats, but IVF row divides family of fans

Since setting up shop in 1982, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have dedicated their lives to creating a world of opulence and staggering beauty. This week, however, a very public argument, has clouded this vision.<p>It’s no surprise that the row between Dolce and Gabbana and Elton John has proved …

Dolce & Gabbana