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‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

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8 movies to stream on international women’s day

on netflix<p>This Sunday is International Women's Day. We like to celebrate women every single day, though, so we're going to observe this holiday by watching (or re-watching) movies. Specifically, movies about strong women, being played by strong women. So fire up your Netflix account, check out one …

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'Strong Evidence of Foul Play' in Bobbi Kristina Brown's Drowning, Aunt Says

Eugene Adebari—REX USA<p>Ron Wolfson—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images<p>Ron Galella—WireImage<p>Reuters<p>F. Scott Schafer—NBC/Getty Images<p>Ben Hider—Getty …

Will Clinton let email issue mushroom into a major problem?

It's impossible to know whether Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email account to conduct business as secretary of State is a serious scandal or merely a tempest in a teapot. Impossible, because Clinton and her aides have ducked the most important questions.<p>Yes, secretaries of State are …

Chappie could have been the best robot-action-family-drama of the year

The commercials for Neill Blomkamp’s <i>Chappie</i> want to sell it as a wild ride about eccentric gangsters and fighting robots. And sure, that’s largely what it is, but it's also a film about humanity’s relationship with AI at the time of its emergence. <i>Chappie</i> is no <i>Her</i>, but its attempts to ask similarly …

Apple Watch Edition Will Save On Gold With Patented Alloy, Could Start At $2,999

When Tim Cook hits the stage Monday to reveal availability and pricing information about Apple Watch, the biggest question he will answer will be about the price of the high-end Edition line. Rumors have pegged that price to range between $5,000 and $20,000. Not a lot, perhaps, compared to a gold …

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Your workplace is probably killing you

We may be long past the days of Upton Sinclair’s <i>The Jungle—</i>the seminal book that depicted the harsh working conditions in America’s meatpacking industry in the early 20th century—but the workplace is still hazardous to our health.<p>Workplace stress—such as long hours, job insecurity, and lack of …

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18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

LEGO Architecture Lincoln Memorial

Like the Burj Khalifa, the Willis Tower, and many others, the Lincoln Memorial gets the LEGO<p>Like the Burj Khalifa, the Willis Tower, and many others, the Lincoln Memorial gets the LEGO treatment as a part of the toy company’s <i>Architecture</i> series, which aims to “celebrate the past, present, and …

Spin Ceramics Lands in New York City

It’s been a looooong time since we last talked about Spin Ceramics! Founded in 2002, Spin Ceramics began by designing simple and organic pieces of …

Stocks score hat trick: Post 3rd year of 10%-plus gains

​Grab a champagne flute and a bottle of bubbly. It was, for most investors, a very happy 2014 on Wall Street.<p>Despite some dips – and scares – along the way, U.S. stocks had another record-breaking year, with U.S. stocks posting a third straight year of 10%-plus gains, the first time it has scored a …

Make a better New Year's resolution: Expert advice

NASHVILLE — Each new year brings a new chance to adopt a list of resolutions that will bring us health, wealth and happiness in 12 months' time.<p>For many, it also is an annual tradition to drop unsuccessful New Year's resolutions as the year wears on. But a Vanderbilt University anthropologist and …

Your Take: Most-liked reader photo of 2014

When Your Take contributor <b>Jeffrey Goodman</b> took this photo, he didn't know it would be one of Your Take's highest-performing Facebook posts for 2014.<p><b>YOUR TAKE: What's Your Take? Find out here</b><p>Over Labor Day weekend, Goodman and his wife decided to take their two young sons to the Blue Angels Airshow …

10 books we loved reading in 2014

USA TODAY's book critics were dazzled by these titles:<p><b>1. Big Little Lies</b> by Liane Moriarty (Putnam, fiction)<p>Helicopter parenting, Aussie-style, is the launching pad for Moriarty's funny, sharp tale of three women friends and their suburban struggles. And watch for the biggest OMG plot twist of the …

The Hungover Football Fan's Guide To The New Year's Day Bowl Games

Before we get started, get yourself a tall glass of room temperature water. Drink that. If you're reading this, you might be feeling a bit worse for wear after saying a boozy farewell to 2014 on New Year's Eve. In that case, we've got good news and bad news:<p>The bad news: The only truly reliable …

4 Simple Goal Setting Ideas For 2015

New Year’s resolutions are like traffic. As the driver, your focus is intent while trying to “get there;” you see others pass you by; you get held up at a red light that slows down progress. Distractions such as the radio, crazy drivers, cellphones (in some states) preclude you from focusing on the …

Best of The Hotline: New Year's Day Traditions

<i>Some questions on the Hotline have staying power, and for good reason -- they cover the questions we ask ourselves time and time again. Join us as we revisit some of the most popular.</i><p><i>Today: New Year's Day always brings special dishes to the table -- here are a few of our favorites.</i><p>A few years ago, …

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V&A to showcase UK's biggest ever Horst P Horst collection

He is best known for some of the finest fashion photography of the 20th century and for his astonishing, arresting images of stars of stage and screen, but there is a lot more to Horst P Horst, the Victoria and Albert Museum will argue.<p>The museum will announce today that it will stage the biggest …

White House Report Warns Of 'Big Data' Abuses

The White House has published the results of a 90-day inquiry into the benefits and challenges of "big data" in our increasingly information-driven era, addressing everything from tornado tracking to health care fraud.<p>The report (PDF), commissioned by President Barack Obama in January, looks at the …

Incredible Portraits Of Boston Marathon Survivors With Messages Of Healing And Hope To The World

"Keep running."<p>As the one-year anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon approaches, photographer Robert X. Fogarty, known for his message-on-skin portrait project called "Dear World," asked marathon survivors, first responders and supporters to return to the finish line.<p>He captured their …

Interview with Ben Johnston

Ben Johnston is a designer/typographer that got our attention recently for being on the highlight with some pretty well crafted projects mixing …

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AT&T Could Probably Buy DirecTV. But Why?

Combining the two companies might give them more power when it comes to negotiating licensing deals with TV programmers.<p>Comcast and Time Warner Cable? Doable, but rough. Sprint and T-Mobile? Really rough.<p>But if AT&T wants to buy DirecTV, it has decent odds of getting it done. At least from the …

An Illustrated Guide To The Biggest Dragons In Fantasy

Who’d win in a fight, Smaug from Tolkien’s <i>The Hobbit</i> or Balerion in <i>Game of Thrones</i>?<p>To settle hypothetical dragon-fight scores, the awesomely geeky folks over at The Daily Dot did some research into the sizes of famous dragons across various fantasy universes. From Mushu in <i>Mulan</i> to Harry Potter’s …