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Norway says Russian spies are ensnaring its politicians in sex traps

Norwegian authorities say that Russians are blackmailing government workers, including MPs, into revealing state secrets by tricking them with duplicitous gifts like vodka and attractive women—a well-known strategy from the Cold War era.<p>The head of counterintelligence for Norway’s Police Security …

Cold War

5 способов обойти вечную блокировку RuTracker

Свобода<p>Сегодня стало известно, что Мосгорсуд навсегда забанил RuTracker. Незадолго до этого администрация cамого популярного российского …

Ed Sheeran mega-hit Thinking Out Loud helped pay his friend's mortgage

Ed Sheeran is a good fellow to have as a friend. A few months ago we learned (twice) that he’s the go-to guy when you’re looking to make a splashy …

8 Brain Exercises To Improve your IQ Score

Can we make ourselves any smarter? The answer to that particular question is still a puzzle, trying to be solved by scientists all over the world. …

See Inside Lady Gaga's New $23 Million Mansion—Complete With Bowling Alley

Lady Gaga may affectionately call her fans her "little monsters," but when it comes to real estate her tastes are anything but little. According to Curbed, the popstar just dropped $23 million on a mansion in Malibu, California with breathtaking views of mountains as well as Zuma Beach.<p>Gaga's new …

7 secrets from the Sony hack: Scripts, salaries, employee romances and more

I've spent the last few days poring over the nearly 40GB of data hacked and leaked from Sony Pictures Entertainment's (SPE) internal computer …

Architizer

Daily Inspiration #1936

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Holiday Gifting: Early Standouts

While we are always on the lookout for new things to add to our ever-evolving Buy section, during the holidays we like to turn it up a notch to help readers find the perfect presents for friends and family. Keep an eye on Buy over the next few weeks as we continue to augment the offerings, but for …

Design

The Science Of Politely Ending A Conversation

Research-based tips on finding a delicate way to part ways.<p>In business, finding a polite way to break off a conversation is as tricky as it is critical. Time is money, so you don’t want to chit-chat with a client or a colleague longer than necessary, but respect buys time, so you don’t want to …

25 Thanksgiving Jokes That Will Get You Through Dinner With Your Family

If returning to your hometown, having dinner with your extended family and eating yourself into a food coma aren't your bag, Thanksgiving can be a little uncomfortable. Luckily, these comedians know exactly how you feel.<p>We rounded up 25 of the best musings on Turkey Day so you can crack a smile …

Why cats never became man's best friend

Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the role of “man’s best frenemy.”<p>It turns out, though, there’s an evolutionary …

Pets

Daily Inspiration #1922

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

12 Things You Definitely Own If You're a Homebody

More people would stay in if they had a place like yours.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>1. <b>You have a subscription to every single video streaming service.</b> Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video...how else would you keep up with everything from Orange Is the New Black to Downton Abbey to Trans?<p>2. <b>You have a</b> …

Ex-CBS reporter: Government agency bugged my computer

A former CBS News reporter who quit the network over claims it kills stories that put President Obama in a bad light says she was spied on by a …

Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google

According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google.<p>Snowden conducted a remote interview today as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what …

Daily Inspiration #1892

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Plane Diverted, Passengers Thrown Off Over Knee Defender Altercation

Last year we wrote about the Knee Defender, a pair of plastic gizmos that an airplane passenger can use to prevent the person in front of them from …

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …

How to Photograph People: 7 Tips for Photographers Who Never Photograph People

No matter what type of photography you specialize in or prefer, at some point you will find yourself having to photograph a human, or multiple …

Mesmerizing Glass Chamber Teapot Brews Tea Before Your Eyes

Your tea-drinking experience is about to get a lot more mesmerizing! The upcoming Sorapot 2 is part teapot and part sculpture, and it aims to show you the magic that happens when preparing your beverage. Normally, you'd put your loose leaves in a pot, close it, and wait for them to brew. The …

Telegram Messenger App Design

Telegram is a simple messenger application for Mac, Windows and Web. It has a super clean and elegant style designed by Vitaly Medvedev. Vitaly is a …