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12 Of The Most Controversial Banned Books Of All Time

From Joyce to Rowling, we're taking a look at some of the most controversial writing ever published in honour of Banned Books Week.

10 Books You Can Read In One Night That Will Boost Your Motivation For Work

Feeling blah? These 10 books are short enough to read in a few hours, yet highly likely to make tomorrow more productive.<p>Some days you feel on top of the world. Others, not so much. For the latter, here’s a cheap and easy solution: a quick, motivational read. For less than $20 on an e-reader and an …

Nest can now track your location to improve its thermostat settings

An app update is supposed to make it easier than ever for your Nest products to know whether you're home or away.<p>Nest is one of the best smart thermostats we've reviewed to date. But there are still complaints about its Auto-Away mode, a feature that's supposed to know when you've left the house …

Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

Amazing total solar eclipse photos show 'black hole in the sky'

Photographers turned out in force to capture views of the spectacular total solar eclipse visible from Indonesia and across Southeast Asia Wednesday — and their varied, beautiful images show the many faces of that celestial event. Here's a sampling of the amazing solar eclipse snapshots we found in …

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'Free' college in Europe isn't really free

While Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has garnered populist support with his debt-free college proposal, several economists recently told NPR's "Planet Money" that they don't like the plan.<p>Their main gripe: The plan should target students who actually need free tuition rather than …

What does a scientist think of "right brain/left brain" tests?

<b>Maybe you've noticed the recent spate of "brain tests" making the rounds online.</b><p>There are different versions - several have been shared hundreds of thousands of times on Facebook - but most of them take the form of a quiz which purports to show how "left-brained" or "right-brained" you are. The …

25 books that will stick with you and blow your mind

The best books have the potential to stick with you long after you've finished them. Some can even affect how you look at the world.<p>We've put …

Literature

Which vehicle models are most likely to get to 200,000 miles

Toyota and Honda have earned reputations for vehicles that run until the wheels fall off. But automotive website iSeeCars.com sampled 12 million …

Tahoe

The trouble with Duckie: How “Pretty in Pink’s” most lovable character gave a generation of teenage boys the wrong idea

<b>Jon Cryer in "Pretty in Pink" (Paramount Pictures)</b><p>I, too, saw myself in John Hughes’ nice guy—and like so many others, I learned all the wrong lessons from his story<p>Kevin Smokler<p>February 27, 2016 12:00am (UTC)<p>Find me an American adult male who identifies with Blane McDonough, Andrew McCarthy’s …

Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump

<b>Fort Worth, Texas (CNN) —</b> Marco Rubio now knows the fury of Donald Trump when he's scorned.<p>The Republican front-runner on Friday hit back at the Florida senator who rattled him in a CNN debate the night before by unveiling the bombshell endorsement of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on an …

Why You Don't 'See' Motorcycles on the Road

As illustrated by the SUV driver who nearly ran me over.<p>The late-model Ford Escape and I arrived at the intersection in my neighborhood at about the same time. I recognized the driver, a nice guy whose kids play with mine. I brought my Honda CB1100 to a stop and waited. So did he. Which was …

20 Quickest Crossovers and SUVs Motor Trend has Tested - Motor Trend

Family Haulers, Attack Armadillos, Hybrids, and More<p>With crossovers/SUVs becoming ever more dominant in the automotive landscape, it was only a matter of time until they became more capable on- and off-road. <i>Motor Trend</i> tests hundreds of vehicles every year and among them are a select few …

Trump says he will weaken libel laws protecting reporters

Washington (AP) — Donald Trump said Friday he will weaken First Amendment protections for reporters as president, making it easier for him to sue …

Fruit Bomb Get Weird with Balloons in the Video for "Happy"

Fruit Bomb's ramshackle brand of garage pop offers fleeting kicks and cheap fun, which is obviously the best kind of fun (and currently the only kind of fun if you're under 35).<p>Sometimes the best music is the kind that sounds like it was thrown together in about ten minutes, which is why …

These 5 arguments slowed the electric car revolution — and they're all bogus

Paul Sakuma/AP<p>Electric vehicles have seen huge progress in the past few years.<p>Companies like Tesla, Nissan, and Chevy are working to create …

Electric Vehicles

5 Chic Houseplants and How to (Finally) Keep Them Alive

On one particularly wintry morning during New York Fashion Week, all eyes were fixed not only on the clothes and the Wyeth furniture at The Row presentation, but also on the spectacular plants dotting the showroom, which included aloe, succulents, and banana trees arranged by EriN Design. Months …

Plants

Why I Was Happy I Changed My Mind About Portugal.

I was not a fan of Portugal when I first arrived. Let's just get that off my chest right now.<p>If I had it my way in the beginning, I would probably never go back. Unless someone said <i>"hey let's go to Portugal in NOT January and sit on the beach."</i> Of course, I'm glad I did go considering Lisbon is one …

Yoga and the New Year: How to Create Lasting Change

Self-improvement is at the top of everyone's New Year's resolution list. An estimated 45% of Americans resolve to make some form of personal change each year. And though intentions start out strong, research suggests that merely 8% of people successfully achieve their resolutions. This number may …

5 Android Productivity Apps to Help You in 2016

New year, new you? The power to supercharge your 2016 is already in your hands! These apps will make you a force to be reckoned with come January, so invest some time to make sure you're ready to hit the ground running.<p><b>SwiftKey</b><p>SwiftKey is a free app which is probably the best third party keyboard …

Apps

How Our Corrupt Campaign Finance System Enabled Trump -- And Kneecapped His Rivals

While the rest of the field hopelessly chases megadonors and their unlimited dark money, Trump is having the last laugh.<p>As 2015 comes to a close, many people are still wondering how reality television mogul and rejected Guy Fieri appetizer Donald Trump continues to lead the race for the Republican …

Trans-Siberian Orchestra says happy holidays with arena rock

As the reigning titan of the rock opera, Trans-Siberian Orchestra never does a concert in modest fashion. With multiple singers and musicians, flashy theatrics, laser lights and video screens, the best-selling arena rock band works hard to wow its audience with big musical tales.<p>"Between the …

Newly published documents reveal that Hitler received special treatment in prison

Historians have long been fascinated by the Nazi leader's time in Landsberg, where he and several followers were incarcerated after the unsuccessful Beer Hall Putsch of 1923, when Hitler tried to seize power in Bavaria. It was there that Hitler wrote much of the first volume of his book "Mein …

This Week’s Night Sky: Winter Solstice and a Christmas Moon

Celebrate the shortest (or longest) day of the year, and check out the holiday season’s best celestial events.<p><b>Winter solstice.</b> The sun reaches its lowest point in the sky at exactly 11:48 p.m. ET on Monday, making it the shortest day of the year north of the equator.<p>On the flip side, December 21 is …

Astronomy

What is the purpose of the Universe? Here is one possible answer.

The more we learn about the universe, the more we discover just how diverse all its planets, stars, nebulae and unexplained chunks of matter really …

Dark Matter

Top 10 Tricks to Boost Your Memory and Remember Anything

Remembering things, like names, dates, and other fine details is a skill—one that you can sharpen and hone. Here are ten memory boosting techniques …

17 Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes That Will Turn Your World View Outside In

<b>“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” ―</b>Jiddu Krishnamurti<p>A sage is someone who can put into words the …

"It's Just A Band Name:" Why I Protested At A Viet Cong Concert

"It is not only a reminder of a violent history that still affects people today but a reminder that when people speak up against racism, they are quickly dismissed."<p>Photo via Seattle Music News<p>"It's just a band name" is what the tombstone should read when the Calgary post-punk band, Viet Cong, …

Interview Archives

June 18, 2018<p>Interview: Talented Local Photographer Shares Life in Zanzibar With the World<p>Zanzibari Ashraki Mussa Machano is making a name for himself as a talented photographer in and out of Tanzania. Through Ash Gallery, a collective he founded in 2013, Machano uses his skills to document the …