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David Cameron's Political Career, In Pictures

As the prime minister hands over the reins to Theresa May after six years in power, we look back on Cameron's career highlights.

Downing Street

You Should Probably Check Your Pokémon Go Privacy Settings

The company behind the game is collecting players' data. And it's most definitely catching them all.<p>In the five frenzied days since its American release, Pokémon Go has become an economic and cultural sensation. Downloaded by millions, the game has boosted Nintendo's market value by $9 billion (and …

Pokémon

The Science-Backed Activity That Instantly Relieves Stress—and How to Start

Have you ever watched in pure wonder at artists in full creative mode? It's as though they're channeling another force through their physical body. …

Which Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?

Some forms of exercise may be much more effective than others at bulking up the brain, according to a remarkable new study in rats. For the first time, scientists compared head-to-head the neurological impacts of different types of exercise: running, weight training and high-intensity interval …

The Great Grammar Debate: 5 Books on How to Write ‘Right’

If, as Oliver Kamm writes in his new book <i>Accidence Will Happen</i>, “learning rules of language is part of what it is to be human,” then arguing over what those rules are, and if they matter, is most certainly another part. Can you start a sentence with ‘hopefully?’ Is confusing ‘it’s’ and ‘its’ an …

Linguistics

This Chinese Bookshop With Amazing Design Is a Fairytale for Bookworms

The new bookstore, Zhongshuge Yangzhou, appeals to design and book lovers alike.<p>Once upon a time, we might have considered a bookstore incredible if it included, say, tasty café food and giant beanbags for kids. Now, an incredible bookstore is defined by reflective "tunnels" of books and truly …

Pokemon Go's mental health benefits are real

Dr. John Grohol is an expert in technology's impact on human behavior and mental health, and for the past 20 years he's studied how people operate online. He's the founder of mental health network <i>Psych Central</i>, and he knows all about the latest tools aimed at helping people deal with anxiety, …

7 Portable Snacks for Healthier Midday Munching

When a midday snack attack strikes, be prepared with good-for-you treats—both sweet and salty. Sure, it might be easy to satisfy between-meal …

Healthy Eating

12 Pokémon Snacks That Will Help You Capture the Elusive Dragonite

Unless you’ve been huddled in a cave for the past week, then you’ve heard of a new app that is taking the world by storm: Pokémon GO. But unlike most video games, which tend to keep players indoors and desk-bound, Pokémon Go asks users to flock to specific neighborhood points of interest on a quest …

Pictures of the Week 7.14.16

World Records