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This is how your kid learns: The amazing new neuroscience of “brain plasticity” — and how to make your child smarter

<b>(WIkimedia/Oren Jack Turner/Kuttelvaserova Stuchelova via Shutterstock)</b><p>New products suggest they can build a designer brain for your kid. How can parents take advantage of new science?<p>Stephen Camarata PhD<p>August 15, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p><b>What happens to our child’s brain when we parent?</b><p>The discovery of …

11 Documentaries You Need to Watch on Netflix Right Now

If you're not already addicted to the incredible, eye-opening documentaries on Netflix, let us be the first to tell you: you're seriously missing out. Don't worry, we've got you covered. We've put together our favorite documentaries streaming on Netflix right now, from deep dives into the lives of …

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Dark Age rewatched: John Jarratt in a creature feature 'so crazy it worked'

The success of gnarly genre films such as Wolf Creek and countless splatterific Ozploitation pics that played at drive-ins in the 70s and 80s no doubt fed the perception that Australian cinema has always been a stomping ground for horror. In fact, no Australian horror films – not a single one – …

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The Fox News freakshow lumbers on: Why this week’s GOP debates were a postmodern farce

<b>Chris Wallace, Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier start the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. (Reuters/Aaron Josefczyk)</b><p>Thursday’s debates should make it official — a key player in the GOP primary is even …

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Inside Artist Dustin Yellin’s Brooklyn Factory of Delights

The 40-year-old artist, predicted to be bigger than big, has been courting fame with a purpose: to create a “cultural Utopia” that's part gallery, part think tank, part school, part science lab, and part Factory-esque party zone.<p>On a frigid night last February, the California-and-Colorado-reared …

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Charles Bukowski's guide to writing and life

<b>"I am a dangerous man when turned loose with a typewriter," said Charles Bukowski, the author of more than 40 books of poetry, prose and novels, including Ham on Rye and Post Office. Bukowski, who died on March 9, 1994, aged 73, used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life in</b> …

10 Of The Strangest Stories About Scientology's L. Ron Hubbard

Lafayette Ron Hubbard is a controversial figure. An explorer, a mystic, a bestselling author, a nuclear physicist . . . or so the stories go. The …

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Design Ideas: Modern Kitchen Decoration In Small Area With White Color Dominate In Furniture Such A Kitchen Cabinet And Kitchen Island Plus Marble Countertop And Wooden Flooring Looks Amazing, bedroom color ideas 2015, bedroom color ideas

Modern Kitchen Decoration In Small Area With White Color Dominate In Furniture Such A Kitchen Cabinet And Kitchen Island Plus Marble Countertop And …

Jude Law: the books that made me – from Charlie Brown to Iris Murdoch

As a teen, Jude Law read the Beats; in his twenties, the existentialists. And as for his thirties . . . well, that’s another story. Here, he presents his life in books<p>Jude Law has agreed to perform at the Hay Festival as part of the <b>Letters Live event (last year Benedict Cumberbatch headlined</b> …

11 summer movies to stream on Netflix for Memorial Day

What better way to kick off summer than spending Memorial Day inside and on the couch? From coming-of-age classics to passionate romances, we’ve …

Watch Amy Schumer Parody Celebrity Late-Night Interviews With Bill Hader

It’s Wednesday, which means another <i>Inside Amy Schumer</i> clip skewering the ways pop culture treats women is making the rounds online. This time, …

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One of the most beloved characters from the original ‘Star Wars’ finally gets some recognition

In "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope," we're introduced to Biggs, a mustache-rocking ol' buddy of Luke Skywalker who perished in Luke's X-wing trench run to destroy the Death Star.<p>On the surface, Biggs was just one of the Rebel X-wing pilots we grew a liking to during the battle sequence, like …

The 100 best novels: No 86 – Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth (1969)

This wickedly funny novel about a young Jewish American’s obsession with masturbation caused outrage on publication, but remains his most dazzling work<p>No 86 marks a milestone: it’s the first time in this series that we have listed a living writer. From this (1969) publication date, we shall now be …

There's a Kickstarter for the World's First Documentary About The Slits

'Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits' will finally tell the story of a band that was not willing to be contained within a gender, musical style, time period, or art form.<p>In the same way people will remember the NHS in ten years time once Cameron has sold it off and the days of not having to …

25 Graphic Novelists Talk About Their Favorite Children’s Books

This week is the 96th annual Children’s Book Week and, for the first time, they are making comics a focus. For the week's Children’s Choice Book …

An Unleashed Jason Sudeikis Steals The Hilarious Sleeping With Other People

The transition from the small to the big screen is a tricky one to master. Some personalities are brimming with so much energy, talent and charisma …

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A New Nashville House With an Old Soul

Lush and rustic surroundings with a moody palette.<p>Creating a new Tennessee house with lived-in character and timeless appeal, designer Jeannette Whitson used old stone, rustic woods, and a moody palette.

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A Short History Of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson Bryson is most famous as a writer of travel narratives, and this functions as a kind of travelogue through the history of science, a charming ramble through basic ideas and colorful anecdotes from many different fields of science. Bryson is very much an outsider to science, so …

11 things you probably don't know about 'The Great Gatsby'

Today, it is just that.<p>His American classic is mandatory reading across English classrooms. There was a time, however, when no one wanted to read about Gatsby and his lost love, Daisy.<p>Some may say, "Gatsby" was simply ahead of its time.<p>On the 90th anniversary of Fitzgerald's beloved book, here are …

New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected

Remember the MOOC?<p>Just a few years ago, the Massive Open Online Course was expected to reinvent higher education. Millions of people were signing up to watch Web-based, video lectures from the world's great universities. Some were completing real assignments, earning certificates and forming …

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The Scientology paradox of Neil deGrasse Tyson: What his defense of the religion gets wrong

<b>Neil deGrasse Tyson, Tom Cruise (AP/Joel Ryan/Richard Shotwell/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Tyson is right that people have the right to believe what they want—but not when it leads to exploitation and abuse<p>Steve Neumann<p>April 5, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>In a recent Daily Beast interview with astrophysicist Neil …

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Short film “Sundays” goes viral, sparks Hollywood’s hottest bidding war: The age of the tiny movie with big ambitions is here

<b>Brian Petsos in "Sundays" (Vimeo/PostPanic)</b><p>Don’t sleep on these shorts — the latest mini-film could turn into tomorrow’s blockbuster or hot new show UPDATED<p>Gary M. Kramer<p>April 3, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p><i>This story has been updated.</i><p>The most recent high-stakes Hollywood bidding war was over a short film? …

Getty Museum and LACMA to combine for two-venue Mapplethorpe show

The major retrospective of Robert Mapplethorpe's work that the J. Paul Getty Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art promised four years ago when they jointly acquired some 2,000 images by the New York City photographer is set to open in 2016 in an exhibition at both museums.<p>The Getty's part …

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7 inspiring children's books to motivate your young activist

It's never too early to try to change the world.<p>Teaching your kids at an impressionable young age about the most important issues of our time can …

The 10 Best Places to Shop, Eat, and Drink in Nashville

Crema<p>Start your day at Crema, an artisanal coffee shop that hand-selects its beans from independent farmers in places like Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Ethiopia. If you're looking to get serious about your coffee consumption, you can take a weekly class on Latte Art or Espresso Theory.<p><i>15 Hermitage</i> …

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HBO's 'Going Clear' documentary on Scientology sparks debate

Lawrence Wright didn't feel well. He'd just checked into his room at L'Ermitage in Los Angeles with a terrible cold, he said, and was trying to get some rest when the phone rang.<p>"Joe is here for you," the receptionist said.<p>Wright wasn't expecting anyone. He asked for Joe to be put on the line.<p>"I'm …