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The progressive argument for leaving the EU is not being heard

Europe has been moving in a direction that rightwing Conservatives would tend to support<p>It is now nearly nine years since the problems of three hedge funds heralded the arrival of global financial and economic chaos. Britain’s EU referendum this week is the latest manifestation of that crisis.<p>That …

Europe

This Is What Life Is Like When Your Daughter Is Kidnapped By Boko Haram

When Boko Haram snatched 276 schoolgirls from a school in Nigeria, their families led a global campaign to bring them back. Two years on, distraught relatives live in hope they will return, but also fear that they may have lost their daughters to the group's brainwashing. Monica Mark reports from …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Literature

11 TED Talks that will help you strengthen your relationships

Relationships also come in all sizes and colors — there are romantic relationships, work relationships, and friendships, just to name a few.<p>Regardless of what kind of relationship you want to strengthen, each is fundamentally similar to the next in a number of ways.<p>In all healthy relationships, we …

TED Talks

How to Handle Your Stress So You Can Be Successful | Inc.com

Today most of us are expected to do more with less. We lead lives that are more demanding on every front--work, family, social, health--with little time left over to unwind. Stress affects our mental health, our well-being and our performance at work.<p>But there are ways you can help yourself. Here …

Mindfulness

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

TED Talks

The Week in Review: Einstein’s Gravitational Waves Theory Confirmed

A team of physicists announced their “biggest scientific breakthrough” on Thursday, as Albert Einstein’s gravitational waves theory was proven correct. The scientists, from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration, confirmed that distortions in space, …

The Week in Review: Astronauts Return After Year in Space

American astronaut Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko touched down on Earth this week after almost a year in space. They spent 340 days on the International Space Station (ISS), twice the length of a normal trip.<p>The pair headed back to Earth on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, …

On the Red Couch with Journalist Kim Barker, Tina Fey’s Inspiration in ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’

<i>Reporter Kim Barker went from U.S.-based reporter to South Asia bureau chief after 9/11, and her book, The Taliban Shuffle, went from memoir to Tina Fey feature film this week. “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” released Friday, follows the arc of Barker’s 2012 book that chronicled her reporting experience</i> …

Behind the Story: VICE Goes Inside Mecca During Hajj

<b>Story:</b> “Intimate Photos From Inside Mecca During the World’s Largest Gathering” <b><br>Outlet:</b> VICE <b><br>Reporter:</b> Yasin Osman (@yescene)<p><i>Each year, millions of Muslims make the pilgrimage to Mecca for the Hajj gathering, a requirement said to have been mandated by the prophet Mohammed himself. The pilgrimage is</i> …

4 Things Macklemore Told Us About 'White Privilege II'

Seattle rapper anticipated criticism of the song, but felt it important to confront structural racism<p>Late last week, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis …

(Video) The Other Side Of Jim Carrey

Now you may know <i>Hollywood actor</i> “<i>Jim Carrey</i>” from <i>The Mask, Dumb & Dumber, The Grinch, Ace Ventura</i> as a funny light hearted and sometimes immature …

Jim Carrey

The Most Moving Personal Essays You Needed To Read In 2015

In no particular order, here are just a few of the many fantastic personal essays we published across BuzzFeed in 2015.<p>Jenny Zhang responded to a white poet’s use of a Chinese pen name with a deeply personal and far-sighted look at the publishing industry’s failure to see excellence when it comes …

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser | Inc.com

Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are 100 podcasts that …

Entrepreneurship

Periscope vs. Meerkat: Which Is the Livestreaming App For You?

With Thursday’s public release of Periscope, Twitter is trying to torpedo its live-streaming competition by launching its own app that lets users …

Social Media

Happy or Not, U.S. Employees Are Restless. Use These 3 Tactics to Keep Them.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An estimated 192 million employees worldwide will leave their jobs in 2018. That’s 49 million more employees than those who left their current employers in 2012. In the U.S., this kind of job migration occurs not because employees hate …

Employee Engagement

The Best of the Bests: Ranking the 2015 Best Books Lists

There is something about a numbered list that drives people crazy. Lists alone are bad but numbers, especially, push a person over the edge. …

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

A former Fortune 500 CEO and entrepreneurs who’ve built multi-million and multi-billion dollar companies share how they motivate themselves …

The 17 Lesser-Known Cities You Should Visit To See Street Art

London. Berlin. Paris. New York. These are the cities oft ballyhooed for their vibrant walls and eclectic outdoor art. They are the major cultural hubs that attract stars like Banksy and Shepard Fairey and JR, artists who happily spray, paste and paint their ways across the towns. Add in Mexico …

Street Art

Top 10 uncanny graphic novels

From Neil Gaiman’s evil Mr Punch to Hannah Berry’s characters in eerie peril on a night train, these graphic novels are full of muted horror and seasonal unease<p>I was recently invited to contribute a graphic story to a collection of uncanny tales, Congregation of Innocents, published by the Curious …

Books

The Happiest And Most Successful Professionals -- 8 Ways They Think Differently

In my work as a career success coach, I regularly survey thousands of professionals each year. These surveys and studies allow me a special lens into the deepest thoughts and beliefs of people who are building careers that excite and inspire them, as well as those who are despairing and …

Self-improvement
Barack Obama

Here Are The Top 10 Music Videos On YouTube For 2015 (With Number One Going To…)

This year was a great and record-breaking one for music videos, but there were 10 in particular that people couldn’t get enough of, according to YouTube. The video streaming service concluded that the most popular music video of 2015 didn’t belong to Adele, Taylor Swift, or any of the other …

Wiz Khalifa

The 32 Best Fantasy Books Of 2015

2015 has been a truly great year for fantasy, with a number of stunning debuts, startlingly original standalones, and excellent new installments in beloved series.<p>Hawkins' fantastic debut novel <i>The Library at Mount Char</i> is the story of a deeply strange, highly unsettling family—the likes of which …

5 science-backed habits that lead to long-term happiness, regardless of your genes and upbringing

But when researchers actually <i>study</i> happiness, they find some surprising quirks.<p>For example, you might suppose that great news like winning the lottery, dropping 20 pounds, or getting a new job would make you happy.<p>And it does — briefly. But it's only a spike.<p>(If that <i>sentence</i> makes you less happy, …

Happiness

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

Medical Journals

Inner City Odyssey

Inner Cities

There’s a Mystery Machine That Sculpts the Human Genome

Geneticists can’t see this machine, but they can see its works—and they say it might be the key to reshaping the genome.<p>Genomes are so regularly represented as strings of letters—As, Gs, Cs, and Ts—that it’s easy to forget that they aren’t just abstract collections of data. They exist in three …

Genetics