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Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Blockchain explained: It builds trust when you need it most

<i>This is part of "Blockchain Decoded," a series looking at the impact of blockchain, bitcoin and cryptocurrency on our lives.</i><p>These days, we're having a harder and harder time trusting each other.<p>Trust is an essential part of ordinary living, whether it's picking mechanics based on Yelp reviews, …

16 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Write A Book

If you want to write, you've got to read.

4 TED Talks to Help You Deal With Stress and Anxiety

<i>This article orginally published Dec. 28, 2015.</i><p>Stress is a killer. To say that it can ultimately do you in is no exaggeration. Experienced chronically, stress wears and tears at your body -- weakening the immune system, increasing blood pressure and even triggering heart attacks, which sometimes …

TED Talks

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

Dan Gilbert

The 10 most creative, inventive commercials of 2015

It's never been easier to ignore advertising.<p>Between the growing number of television cord-cutters, the rise of ad blockers and the ongoing struggle …

Capturing the men behind Hackney’s 60s sound systems

Shooting on his faithful Leica, Dennis Morris captured the vibrant lives of Hackney’s black community: the sound systems, the handkerchiefed pockets on specially cut suits, the working men and women of the 60s.<p>From a West Indian background, Morris was a part of the first generation to be referred …

Bob Marley

Future Sounds: 5 Genres Bubbling Up

Tropical House<p><b>What:</b> A sun-kissed strain of EDM – what Jimmy Buffett would spin if he traded his guitar for turntables. The antidote to dance music's …

The integrated school that could teach a divided town to live together

Can you solve conflicts between ethnic groups by forcing them to interact? A remarkable experiment is taking place at Waterhead academy in Oldham – and the results could change how we fight prejudice<p>Radiyah and Olivia live in Oldham and are best friends. They are 12 years old and met on transition …

TIME Magazine Charleston Shooting Cover Story

On the night of June 17, a gunman opened fire in a church basement in Charleston. Nine people died. Five survived. Survivors and families tell their …

The Stacks: A Night at Tootsie’s, the Bar Behind the Grand Ole Opry

For drinkers at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, glory was either a world away or just a 10-second sprint. Here, Paul Hemphill’s portrait of their heyday …

Marlon James on Winning the Man Booker Prize, Fictionalizing Bob Marley, and Why He Loves Kendrick Lamar

Marlon James won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction this month for <i>A Brief History of Seven Killings</i>, making him the first Jamaican author to take home the U.K.’s most prestigious literary award. The novel has the words <i>tour de force</i> printed on its cover (a quote from an admiring critic), and it very …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

These talks will inspire you to think differently about yourself and others.<p>Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful …

The Most NSFW Movie of the Year

Franco-Argentinean provocateur Gaspar Noé’s latest is Love—a 3D psychosexual odyssey filled with loads of unsimulated sex. And it’s excellent.<p>Gaspar …

Month-long break from alcohol prevents illness in later life

Study finds that average drinkers who gave up for four weeks saw benefits for their liver function, blood pressure and cholesterol levels<p>Taking <b>a month off drinking alcohol</b> can slash the risk of developing life threatening illnesses and disease, according to a new study.<p>Patients who gave up for four …

Shepard Fairey On Our Hands Interview

Shepard Fairey talks his book, his new exhibition, and his friendship with Chris Stein of Blondie.

Shepard Fairey

Meet 30 innovators finding African solutions for African problems

Quartz has chosen 30 innovators in Africa for their creative approaches to local problems in business, politics, culture and health and more. They will be honored on Monday (Sep. 14) at the Quartz Africa Innovators summit. Yinka Adegoke, Quartz Africa editor, says:<p>The narrative in Africa has moved …

Africa

He Paints Celebs With His Penis

Known as “Pricasso,” Tim Patch is a ballsy artist who has earned a global following by painting portraits with his nether regions.<p>As death tolls …

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 1: Breezeblock Dubstep Warz (2006)<p>Then closely intertwined with the grime scene, the slow, bass-heavy sound of dubstep …

What Your Favorite Music Reveals About Your Brain

If you like R&B but hate heavy metal, a new study explains why—and what it means about the way your mind works.<p>Hate punk rock? Despise country? …

The Endless Fall of Suge Knight

On March 20th, inside the high-security wing of Los Angeles’ Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, the man once called “the most feared man …

Quaaludes: From Bill Cosby to the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

By Michael E. Miller<p>, Reporter<p>By now, everyone knows about the allegations against Bill Cosby. During the past year, dozens of women have come forward accusing the comedian of rape. Dating back decades to Cosby’s time as a television star, the accusations often follow a similar pattern: They begin …

Bill Cosby

Keyboard Shortcuts Resource List for Your Online Tools

In addition, there are a few regular shortcuts that can make browsing Facebook even faster.<p>j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories<p>l = like or unlike a story<p>c = comment on a story<p>s = share a story<p>p = post a new status update<p>/ = search<p>Typing a question mark will open the full list of Facebook …

Food companies are unprepared for global water scarcity, says new report

Guardian sustainable business,Drought,Water,Access to water,Food,California,Environment,Global development,Business,Climate change,Food & drink industry,Corporate social responsibility,Ethical business<p>Using public data, a nonprofit ranked the best and worst companies in terms of water use. The …

Water

Why Food Companies Should Be More Afraid Of Water Scarcity

America's biggest food production companies face a growing threat of water scarcity, according to a new report from Ceres, an environmental sustainability group.<p>Producing food, after all, requires more water than almost any other business on Earth. And the outlook isn't pretty: One-third of food is …

Agriculture

Water shortage is biggest global threat

More than two-thirds of people on the planet – between 4–5bn – could be living in parts of the world affected by water stress by 2024. That was the …

São Paulo faces a critical water shortage as the World Cup prepares to kick off

Less than a month before São Paulo hosts the opening game of the World Cup, the biggest city in South America is struggling to overcome a water shortage following one of the driest summers on record.<p>Residents in some districts say their water is shut off at night or at weekends. Levels in the …