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23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

New study claims to find genetic link between creativity and mental illness

Results imply creative people are 25% more likely to carry genes that raise risk of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. But others argue the evidence is flimsy<p>The ancient Greeks were first to make the point. Shakespeare raised the prospect too. But Lord Byron was, perhaps, the most direct of them …

Mental Disorders

5 Gangster Movies You Have to See

<i>Editor's Note: Marc Krulewitch's Jules Landau mysteries take place in Chicago, where he was born and where his family has lived for generations. He</i> …

Facebook Ran A Huge Psychological Experiment On Users And Manipulated The Emotions Of More Than 600,000 People

Chris Jackson/Getty Images Facebook's data scientists conducted a massive experiment where it messed with people's feeds and proved that longer-lasting moods, like happiness or depression, can be transferred across the social network.<p>The company tweaked the Newsfeed algorithms of 689,003 unwitting …

Psychology

Led Zeppelin accused of stealing Stairway to Heaven opening

Led Zeppelin may soon be headed to court over the claim that Stairway to Heaven was stolen, in part, from another band. A lawyer is preparing an injunction against the upcoming reissue of Led Zeppelin IV, arguing that one of the group's most famous guitar lines was nicked from the headlining act at …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

Photography

The Sartorialist Tells Us How to Get the Perfect Shot - PAPER

We spent an afternoon with superstar street style photographer, <b>Scott Schuman</b> (a.k.a. The Sartorialist), as he took the <i>Canon PowerShot S120 camera</i> out for a day of shooting. Amidst filming, photographing and uploading photos to social media, we talked to Schuman about how to get the perfect</i> …

Pisa 2012 results: which country does best at reading, maths and science?

How do countries compare for reading, maths and science performance? The latest Pisa results from the OECD show which countries are making the biggest improvements and which could do better<p>The latest Programme for International Assessment (Pisa) results are out today. The release by the …

Male and female brains: the REAL differences

Unless you’ve been trapped in a lead-lined sensory-deprivation chamber this week, you’ve probably heard about the recent study that “confirms” the differences between the brains of men and women. Confirmed is in inverted commas because it’s very easy to “confirm” even the most surreal of notions …

50 Best Albums of 2013

50<p>Beck, ‘Song Reader’<p>There's old-school, and then there's "Man, it would rule if someone would invent electricity" old-school. Beck's "album" of …

Rock & Roll

Staff Picks: Best Cars of the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

What was once a relatively small-potatoes event on the international auto show circuit now plays host to a number of major debuts, and we were on the scene at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show to comprehensively cover all the new sheetmetal. This year, a wide array of concept and production vehicles …

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

A letter to … my husband, who has ASD

You didn't know you had ASD (autism spectrum disorder). None of us did, you were just a little odd, outdated, conventional. You learned the rules and followed them well: flowers, compliments, paying for dinners out despite such little cash. You pulled out chairs, held doors and bought thoughtful …

Ask a grown-up: why do all films have to have a baddie?

Drama is based on conflict. Dividing characters into "goodies" and "baddies" is a crude way of achieving that. But "baddies" are also used in films, particularly American films, to show people from different countries or social backgrounds in a bad way. In the cold war – a period of political …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

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Design

One-Pan Singapore Noodles Recipe

One-Pan Singapore Noodles<p>What you’ll need to make 4 to 6 servings:-<p>4 eggs<br>• Salt & pepper to taste<br>• Cooking oil<br>• 1 onion<br>• 3 cloves of garlic<br>• 1 inched thick …

Claptone feat Jaw 'No Eyes' (Just Kiddin remix)

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Men stroked in their pants to shed light on chemistry that bonds relationships

Researchers have shed light on the chemistry that bonds one person to another by taking brain scans of men being stroked while in their underpants.<p>The Finnish study found that gentle stroking – which was not in sexually arousing areas – changed levels of opioid brain chemicals which work behind the …

Arctic Monkeys forced to cancel performance as Kanye West overruns on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ – watch

Sheffield band were due to perform live on chat show but had to postpone as rapper talked for too long<p>Kanye West appeared on US late-night television …

Matt Goss: 'Bros were very decadent. We were outrageous'

His pop career ended in back-biting, near-bankruptcy and burn-out. But is Matt Goss about to have a glorious afterlife?<p>In an Italian restaurant inside a giant casino in Las Vegas, the Matt Goss routine is in full swing. He’s not even on stage yet. “What did you change? You change your hair?” he …

20 Rum Cocktail Recipes for Talk Like a Pirate Day

20 rum-based cocktails to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day<p>Avast, ye scallywags! We be hearin' that 'tis this day be the day that ye landlubbers speak as reg'lar folk, or as ye put it, Talk Like a Pirate Day. But any ol' salt can enlAARRRge his vocabulary with nautical talk and imitations of jolly …

Greek Gyro Recipe with Tzatziki Sauce

Home > World Cuisine > Greek > Greek Lamb Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce<p>Greek Lamb Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce<p>September 24, 2013 // 154 <i>Comments »</i><p>Yesterday, …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

The Fastest Supergrain Recipes for Busy Cooks

We never knew quinoa or farro—plus three more healthy grains—could taste so good (or cook in 30 minutes or less!).<p>An Italian Main Course That Isn't …

Food

The anxiety epidemic gripping Britain ‘The voice in your head is constant. You can’t stop it. It’s exhausting’: blogger Claire Eastham http://t.gu.com/oQoWi Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer