David W. Carr

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Things Are So Bad In Venezuela That People Are Walking To Brazil For Medicine

In the Brazilian border state of Roraima, the health system can't meet the demands of Venezuelans fleeing a collapsing country.<p>A new Human Rights Watch report based on interviews conducted with 60 Venezuelans in February shows how the country's worsening humanitarian crisis has spilled over the …

Will The Last Jedi destroy everything we think we know about Star Wars?

Was Yoda just an old fool? And why is Luke Skywalker calling for an end to the Jedi? Rian Johnson, director of Episode VIII, is veering into dangerous territory<p>The history of Star Wars has seen almost as much conflict between director and cast as between the dark and light sides of the Force. …

Evernote employees will be able to read your notes, but you can stop them

Evernote will enforce a change in its privacy policy in January 2017 that will allow some of its employees to read your notes.<p>That’s a bummer for fans of the massively popular note-taking app who also happen to value their privacy. The company says it’s making this change in order to “make sure …

Alan Thicke, actor and dad on '80s sitcom 'Growing Pains,' dies at 69

Alan Thicke, an actor best known for helping set a template for parenting ideals in the '80s sitcom "Growing Pains," has died. He was 69.<p>His death was confirmed with The Times on Tuesday evening by the publicist of his son, pop-soul singer Robin Thicke.<p>The Times spoke with Robin Thicke on Tuesday …

Entertainment

John Glenn dead at 95; hero was first American to orbit the Earth

When his bell-shaped capsule splashed into the ocean after orbiting Earth again and again, John Glenn emerged an instant hero — the fighter-jock pilot of few words who in just five hours of circling the planet helped cement America's faith that it could lead the race into outer space.<p>He walked …

'Star Wars' cast, Hollywood creators and fans mourn the loss of Kenny Baker, the original R2-D2

After news that Kenny Baker — the man who brought the beloved droid R2-D2 to life — passed away Saturday at age 81, there was a great disturbance online. Hollywood directors, actors and “Star Wars” fans took to Twitter to share their grief and appreciation for Baker.<p>The chorus of “sad beeps” was …

21 Delicious Recipes To Make With Overripe Bananas

An overripe banana is a blessing, not a curse.<p>Of all the produce that can go bad in the kitchen, the banana is the only one to get excited about. Overripe strawberries and peaches are destined for the compost bin, but overripe bananas provide you with the possibility of many great recipes. They’re …

Breakfast

11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers

Use these techniques from top TED speakers to take your presentations to the next level.<p>There's no question about it: TED Talks have raised the bar sky-high for what's considered a memorable and compelling business presentation.<p>That being said, there are a handful of TED Talks speakers so talented …

The best cities in the world for book lovers

The streets of Edinburgh and Hong Kong are overflowing with books. Istanbul and Singapore, less so.<p>Every year the World Cities Culture Forum collects information on how people consume culture around the world. The organization looks at factors like how many video game arcades a city has, or how …

Hong Kong

10 Epic Drives in the U.S. National Parks

Pack your hiking shoes, your camera and some camping gear, because some of the most epic drives in the United States are hidden inside National Parks …

National Parks

On the Red Couch with Writer/Designer Elle Luna

<i>We first heard Elle Luna speak at the Alt Summit, a blogger conference in Utah that Flipboard sponsored. Not only were we rapt by her story—designer pens Medium essay that goes viral and sends her off on a personal journey of creativity, self-discovery and publishing—but also we were fascinated by</i> …

20+ Unbelievable Photos Showing That Angle Is Everything

So many images are Photoshopped these days that it's hard to know what to believe anymore. But you don't need to be an editing wizard to mess with …

Starting Your Business with Social Media

Social media has changed a great deal over the past few years, and sometimes keeping up with all the changes get overwhelming especially if you are involved in social media part-time. Admittedly, from what I've gathered, many entrepreneurs are still not convinced about the importance of social …

Welcome Our Newest National Monuments!

Often it seems that modern presidents can’t do anything — except wage war. Here’s a heartening exception.<p>Being president involves a lot of stress, woe, and impossible-decision making. That’s why all of them, Barack Obama included, look a generation or two older when leaving office than they did …

Tunisia Has Built a Barrier Along Its Border to Keep Out Militants From Libya

Tunisia has unveiled a 125-mile barrier along its border with Libya, in an attempt to prevent militants from crossing the border.<p>The North African …

5 Easy Exercises You Often Get Wrong & How To Get Them Right

You don't have to be a gym junkie or manic bodybuilder to improve your health and tone your body. There's a few universal routines and workouts that …

Workouts

Kylo Ren goes incognito for 'Undercover Boss' spoof on 'SNL'

We all knew that <i>SNL</i> was going to pull the <i>Star Wars</i> card with Adam Driver as this week's host — but few viewers probably anticipated that the sketch …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is About to Break Titanic’s Record

Today in how many box office records can <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> break, Disney reports that the new film will end 2015 with a domestic total of …

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The Force Awakens box office: Star Wars will pass Titanic on all-time list

Today in how many box office records can <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> break, Disney reports that the new film will end 2015 with a domestic total of …

Amyan Macfadyen obituary

Photograph: public domain<p>Amyan Macfadyen was a senior lecturer in zoology at Swansea University and while he was there wrote Animal Ecology, a definitive …

George Lucas apologizes for comparing Disney to 'white slavers'

<i>Star Wars</i> creator George Lucas is apologizing after he compared Disney to “white slavers” and criticized <i>The Force Awakens</i> in an interview with CBS’ …