Rachel McCandlish

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How 'Textual Chemistry' Is Changing Dating

My friend and I had just seen a play and, like everyone else in the theater, I took out my phone as the curtain came down. Waiting for me were five …

February 2016

David Bowie and the sad, inspiring history of making art while dying

By Geoff Edgers<p>Geoff Edgers<p>Reporter covering movies, museums, comedy, music and pop culture<p>Email Bio Follow<p>He died Jan. 10, 2016, two days after his 69th birthday.<p>He died Jan. 10, 2016, two days after his 69th birthday.<p>How could we have been so stupid? David Bowie had barely been seen in public, …

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How do young stars deal with sudden fame?

That was him once — on your soda cup, at your newsstand, stuck on the side of your bus.<p>At 19, Hayden Christensen was still baby faced when he was handpicked by George Lucas to lead the new "Star Wars" prequels. The Canadian teen had never set foot on a major film set before shooting "Episode II" in …

Seven Major Archaeological Discoveries of 2015

From sunken treasure to ceremonial bobcat burials, it's time to look back at the year's biggest finds.<p>2015 was a year when archaeology frequently made headlines around the world, but unfortunately, it was all too often for the same terrible reason. This was the year when ISIS (Islamic State) …

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Scientists have uncovered exactly what makes a photo memorable

By Matt McFarland<p>Matt McFarland<p>Bio Follow<p>How can any photographer take an image that will never be forgotten? For starters, quit taking nature photos, whether it’s a sunset, mountain range, lake or ocean. Those images are among the least distinctive, according to an MIT algorithm trained to …

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I Had No Alcohol and No Coffee for 15 Months and This Is What Happened

While I was never a party animal anyways, completely stopping with alcohol made me go out even less. It's amazing to see the culture of drinking slowly fading away from your life. It made me realize how many friendships are actually based mostly on your drinking habits.<p>Exactly today I haven't had a …

Science Now Thinks Coffee Is Basically a Super-Drink

Science Now Thinks Coffee Is Basically a Super-DrinkPortrait of the Italian singer Mario Tessuto leaning on a counter in a bar and drinking some …

Why do we still not know what’s inside the pyramids?

With their hidden chambers, the pyramids of Giza have yet to reveal all their secrets – how is that possible?<p>“At last have made wonderful discovery in Valley; a magnificent tomb with seals intact recovered same for your arrival congratulations,” scribbled Howard Carter in a hurriedly written …

America's poorest white town: abandoned by coal, swallowed by drugs

In the first of a series of dispatches from the US’s poorest communities, we visit Beattyville, Kentucky, blighted by a lack of jobs and addiction to painkillers<p>Karen Jennings patted her heavily made up face, put on a sardonic smile and said she thought she looked good after all she’d been …

The Secrets in Greenland’s Ice Sheet

At one point several hundred thousand years ago, snow began falling over the center of the earth’s largest island. The snow did not melt, and in the years that followed, storms brought even more. All around Greenland, the arctic temperatures remained low enough for the snow to last past spring and …

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The Critical Mass Of Virtual Reality

Sasa Marinkovic Contributor<p>Sasa Marinkovic leads virtual reality for AMD.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>First Rule Of VR: Don’t Break The Presence<br>• The Dawning Virtual Age<p>The concept of virtual reality (VR) has been around for several decades. Largely ignored by mainstream computing until about four …

World's Most Dangerous Travel Destinations For The Adventure Man

For a brave breed of traveller, only the world’s most dangerous destinations will do. They happily trade the daily grind for adrenaline-charged …

Chris Stapleton’s Heartwarming Conquering of Country Music

The 37-year-old’s surprise success at the CMAs might be a sign of genre trends, but it’s also a story of hard work paying off.<p>The third-to-last song on Chris Stapleton’s <i>Traveller</i> consists of six slow-burning minutes in which the bushy-bearded singer makes his career sound like a pretty big bummer. …

I Spent a Month Dating Sugar Mamas and I Wouldn’t Do It Again

Is having an older woman pay for your gourmet dinners and expensive wine as fun as it sounds?<p>I was lying in bed this past summer when I had the sudden urge to try something new. After reinstalling Tinder on my phone—which I removed after ruining most of my matches by spamming them with Drake …