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Sam Smith Is Singing the New Bond Theme, 'Writing's on the Wall' from Spectre

This article originally appeared on Entertainment Weekly. For more stories like this, visit ew.com.<p>After months of misdirection and teasing, it’s now …

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If a new school year, new classes and new teachers have got you itching to bury your nose in some new books, then our site members have the perfect books to dispel those back-to-school blues…<p>If a new school year, new classes and new teachers have got you itching to bury your nose in some new books, …

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Little-known Evan McMullin finally takes up the mantle of anti-Trump conservative, three months before the election.<p>There are three months until Election Day, and anti-Trump Republicans finally have their man—even if they’ve never heard of him.<p>On August 8, Evan McMullin announced he is running as …

Government

Why do Americans say ‘Uh’ and ‘Um’ and British People Say ‘Er’ and ‘Erm’?

I’ve been reading the Harry Potter books with my daughter recently, and while most of the British terms in the series (<i>git</i>, <i>nutter</i>, <i>prat</i>, <i>puckish</i>, <i>peaky</i>,</i> …

The Broke Girl's Guide to Fall's Best Trends

In a dream world, we would kick off each season with a closet full of the most fanciful clothes—stripped right from the runway. Sadly, that's just …

Clothing

Working Moms, Are You Present?

Working Mom Life is an interview series featuring real working mothers who are figuring out how to get the job done. Because there are more ways to be a working mom than there are ways to fold a cloth diaper, we can all learn from each other. Join the conversation #WorkingMomLife.<p>Brandi Riley is a …

Parenting

11 DIY Beauty Remedies Your Grandma Always Talked About That Actually Work

Every abuela has one: that wild concoction she whips up from ingredients in her kitchen and swears by every time you have a pimple, dry skin, unruly hair — you name it. As kids, most of us rolled our eyes and went along with it, but we've done a little digging, and it turns out maybe Grandma wasn't …

Aerial video shows a frozen Lake Erie in all its beauty

Capturing decent aerial footage used to be expensive and complicated, but drone technology is making it easier than ever.<p>Case in point: this …

An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion: 'Circle Up!'

One by one, in a room just off the gym floor at Edna Brewer Middle School in Oakland, Calif., seventh-graders go on the interview hot seat.<p>Some 80 students have applied to be "peer leaders" in the school's new, alternative discipline program called "restorative justice."<p>Kyle McClerkins, the …

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Campus Conversations About Race Now Heating Up the Twitterverse

Dr. John Burkhardt, director of the University of Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity, applauds “the fact that students have a sense …

College & University

TLC

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'Foreverly' Yours: Billie Joe Armstrong And Norah Jones Get Close

Think of the album <i>Foreverly</i> as a musical equation. You start with Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer of Green Day. Then you add Norah Jones. Then, you get these two very different musicians thinking about doing duets of music from a totally unexpected source: The Everly Brothers. Finally, substitute …

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

Funny Portraits of Wet Dogs by Sophie Gamand

“Wet Dog is a series on dogs being washed during their grooming sessions. The way the water plays with their hair in a very painterly manner, and their facial expressions as the water is poured on them creates striking portraits that resemble famous humans or important characters. The dogs become …

Pets

Distractify

Lasers and robots explore ancient Rome’s hidden aqueducts

With the help of precision 21-century technology, archaeologists are mapping a dozen tunnels that were carved by Roman engineers into the mountains east of Rome in order to supply the ancient city with water<p>Hacking through thickets of overgrown bushes, reeds and stinging nettles, Alfonso Diaz Boj …

Angry Gourds! | Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!

| boys, decorating, geek, Halloween, holiday |<p>I know it isn’t even October yet, but Halloween has been in full swing around here since the end of …

Decorations

Light Goes On: An Unbelievable 700 Frame Stop Motion Light Painting Animation

If you’re not familiar with the light painting photography of Darren Pearson then you’re really missing out. Even if you’re not a big fan of light …

Real Life Instagram by Bruno Ribeiro

Traditional photography with actual cameras has gone way of the handy camera we all have on our smartphones. It also seems we can’t avoid slapping a …

Real Life Instagram, Artist Installs Instagram-Like Paper Frames in Public Places

In the project “Real Life Instagram,” artist Bruno Ribeiro created paper frames—designed to mimic Instagram’s photo display interface—and posted them …

Where the Word "Witch" Came From

For more Halloween related information, be sure and check out: 15 Facts About Halloween [Infographic].<p>Today I found out where the word “witch” came …

15 Halloween Facts

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Why Carved Pumpkins Are Called "Jack O' Lanterns"

The name “Jack O’ Lantern” was originally one of the numerous names given to ignis fatuus (Medieval Latin for “foolish fire”), another of which is …

Staying Put: Why Income Inequality Is Up And Geographic Mobility Is Down

Most migration is driven by economics, but Americans are no longer packing up their bags in search of a better life. Journalist Timothy Noah tells host Michel Martin why income inequality is up and geographic mobility has gone down.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME …

Income Inequality

The Greatest Living Figure Of Chasidic Music

The role of music in Jewish life was elevated by a Polish rabbi known as the Baal Shem Tov, who is credited with founding the Chasidic movement in the 18th century. He taught that melody is one of the paths to divine service.<p>"One of the innovations of the Baal Shem Tov was to allow for greater …

'12 Years A Slave': 160 Years Later, A Memoir Becomes A Movie

Solomon Northup was born free in early-19th-century upstate New York. He lived the life of a respected and elegant musician until 1841, when he was lured South by the promise of a lucrative stint playing his fiddle in a traveling circus.<p>In Washington, D.C. — in the shadow of the Capitol — Northup …

VIDEO: 'I Quit' Dance Sure Works For Millions

Dance break!<p>Take a couple minutes if you haven't seen it yet to watch young journalist Marina Shifrin's video resignation from the Taiwan-based animation company where she worked for about two years. (This may be obvious, but since it's set to a Kanye West song we need to say that there's a bad …