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The 10 Best Movies Awards Season Forgot

Just because they weren't Best Picture-worthy, that doesn't mean they're not worth your time.<p>The Golden Globes are behind us and the Oscars are ahead of us, which means it’s that time of year when we all get to vent about snubs, bicker about why so-and-so deserves it over other-so-and-so, and …

Entertainment

Voluntary taxation: a lesson from the Ancient Greeks

Imagine a progressive tax – in other words, a tax that falls on those most able to pay; a tax that results in the rich paying – quite voluntarily – …

Ancient History

15 best items for those who are obsessed with outer space

Outer space is a polarizing concept. Some people are terrified, while others can't get enough.<p>Consider this a little tribute to those of you who are …

Space Travel

'Alien: Covenant' — What You Need to Know Before Seeing the Prequel

Here's a quick refresher on 'Prometheus' and the rest of the sprawling franchise.<p>Almost 40 years and a half-dozen movies later, even fans of the <i>Alien</i> …

Construction

Trump slams intel officials, media over Flynn and Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed the media and "illegally leaked" intelligence information for bringing down his national security adviser Michael Flynn, one day after the White House said Trump had asked Flynn to resign because he misled Vice President Mike Pence about …

Donald Trump

The ancient Secret of the Golden Flower is a simple way to improve your whole life

Some of the world’s best secrets are hidden in plain view for centuries. So it is with a simple Chinese method for clarifying the mind and finding freedom, called <i>The Secret of the Golden Flower</i>.<p>This ancient Taoist text on inner alchemy teaches a single magic trick—getting in tune with the …

Spirituality
Crime

Netflix Has Secret Codes for Finding Super Specific TV and Movie Categories

If you thought Netflix couldn't get any better, you're in for a surprise. There's an entire website dedicated to making your binge-watching sessions …

Binge-Watching

Tech CEOs from Apple, Google, Microsoft, and more will meet with Trump on Wednesday

The list of attendees includes Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty.<p>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was invited to the meeting, but it is unclear if he will attend, according to the reports. Bezos has been openly …

CEOs

Trump pushes conspiracy theory that ‘millions’ voted illegally for Clinton

President-elect Donald Trump spent Sunday ridiculing Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign for joining a recount effort in Wisconsin, ending his day on Twitter by parroting a widely debunked conspiracy theory that her campaign benefited from massive voter fraud.<p>As his senior advisers engaged in …

Donald Trump

Noam Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Has Become the Most Dangerous Organization in World History'

By C.J. Polychroniou<p>On Nov. 8, Donald Trump managed to pull the biggest upset in U.S. politics by tapping successfully into the anger of white voters …

11 dishes you should be able to make by the time you're 30

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• These meals are easy, but they still require some level of technique.</b><b><br>• You should master scrambled eggs and salmon by 30.</b><p>Sure, ordering takeout every night has served you well so far in life. You were able to impress friends with that General Tso's chicken in college, so why …

Cooking

This Ancient Greek Astronomy Computer May Be 1,000 Years Ahead Of Its Time

Deciphered text reveals the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism was a "philosopher’s guide to the galaxy."<p>Since it was discovered in 1900 by divers off the Greek island of Antikythera, a complex clockwork device dubbed the "Antikythera Mechanism" has mystified everyone from archaeologists to UFO …

Astronomy

10 Things to Remember When You’ve Lost Your Motivation

<i>The biggest and most complex obstacle you’ll ever have to overcome is your mind. If you can overcome that, you can overcome anything.</i>Have you ever …

Motivation

21 Recipes for Mouthwatering Memorial Day Burgers

Memorial Day is fast approaching, and, obviously, that means grilling burgers. Believe us, we'll throw just about <i>anything</i> that's edible over the flames, but the joy of biting into the rosy, juicy insides of a well-charred hunk of beef jammed between bread has established the burger in its deserved …

Cooking

30 Small Towns You Should Visit This Summer

For these small towns, summer is the best (and prettiest) time to visit.<p>You should add these to your travel plans ASAP.

The Rise and Fall of Wrestling's Weed-Dealing, Cat-Breeding Phenom

As the heir to one of wrestling's great dynasties, Teddy Hart has been given plenty of chances – and blown them all. Now, he faces the legal fight of …

10 Weekend Trips To Take This Spring

The dreary months of winter may have you hankering for a vacation, and April is the perfect time to take a quick weekend getaway. Whether you’re …

13 National Parks that you wish you have heard of sooner

Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier – at least one of these places probably belongs to your wish list. And that is normal; it is not only …

Apple vows to resist FBI demand to crack iPhone linked to San Bernardino attacks

Tech giant Apple and the FBI appeared headed for a deepening confrontation Wednesday after the company’s chief pledged to fight federal demands to help mine data from an iPhone used by one of the shooters in December’s terrorist attacks in San Bernardino.<p>The clash reflects wider debates in the …

Privacy

50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

From superhero movies and serious dramas to a new 'Star Wars' movie, the year's must-sees<p>Chances are good that most folks are still a little hungover …

A Guide to Watching the N.F.L. Playoffs

Here’s a tip for understanding the N.F.L. postseason — keep your eye off the ball.<p>Ninety percent of football action occurs away from the ball. Yet the television tetragon has trained viewers to focus on the pigskin, always looking at the quarterback. He’s one of 22. Most of the action is happening …

NFL

NASA Want Ad: Astronauts needed to help get to Mars, 4 kinds of spacecraft at their disposal

Need more office space? How about outer space?<p>NASA opened its astronaut-application website Monday. It's accepting applications through Feb. 18.<p>Contenders need to be U.S. citizens with a bachelor's degree in science, math or engineering. Expect intense competition: More than 6,000 applied for …

Space Exploration

Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black Friday

CHICAGO (AP) — Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue shopping district during the Black Friday …

Law Enforcement

7 obscure yet unbelievable military weapons

Last year, a group of Quora users sought to answer the question, "What are some historical weapons that most people have never heard of?"<p>The answers provide amazing insight into the history of war, along with examples of some of the most ingenious — yet impractical — weaponry ever created.

Military

A famous British philosopher says this nightly exercise is better than a sleeping pill

The Swiss-British philosopher Alain de Botton has made a career of bringing high-minded philosophical concepts to the masses with best-selling books like 1997's "How Proust Can Change Your Life" and 2006's "The Architecture of Happiness."<p>In his quest to help others find what makes them feel …

Self-improvement

6 Amazing Movies You Can’t Miss This Month

You'll want to watch a Japanese martial arts musical done entirely in rap, a film made illegally by a director banned from working, and a thriller shot in a one long take — and here's where to find them.<p>In 1811, at the age of 34, the lauded German writer Heinrich von Kleist shot Henriette Vogel and …

A matter of class: 2,400-year-old tombs yield ancient aristocrats

A 2,400-year-old underground tomb complex, containing what appears to be an aristocratic family, has been discovered near the ancient city of Soloi in northern Cyprus.<p>The complex contains three burial chambers, two of which were intact while the third had been looted. In the unlooted chambers …

Archaeology

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

Stunning images reveal SpaceX's revolutionary approach to landing on Mars

And as mind-blowing as these innovative ideas are, the video animations and illustrations that bring Space X's goals to life are equally impressive.<p>But these animations and illustrations aren't just fiction and propaganda: They are a way for SpaceX to envision the future and make it a reality.<p>For …

Space Travel