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Taylor Swift's Letter To Apple: Stern, Polite, And Necessary

Apple Music is coming in just a few days, and it looks like there is going to be a very noticeable blank space in the catalog of songs available. Taylor Swift, arguably the biggest popstar on the planet right now, has let the world know that when the service does become publicly available, her …

10 rules for classy apps – a developer manifesto

If you ever dig into the privacy policies of app developers, be prepared for a shock. This is where they confess their sins: invading your privacy, selling your data, and pestering you with popups and unwanted ads.<p>As the App Store becomes increasingly crowded and competitive, many developers …

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

Why coders get into 'religious wars' over programming languages

If you hang out with programmers enough, one of the first things you'll notice is their very, very closely-held belief that their favored programming …

Sawfish escape extinction through 'virgin births', scientists discover

Photograph: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)<p>Sawfish are close to extinction due to overfishing and habitat loss. It is thought that the ‘virgin births’ may be a survival …

The Week in Review: Letterman Signs Off

After 33 years and 6,028 broadcasts, comedian and late night talk show host David Letterman signed off for the final time Wednesday in a celebrity-packed hour befitting a legend. Stars like Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey and the Foo Fighters appeared on stage, capping off weeks of …

Get Your Geek On with These 5 Magazines

The term “geek” used to be a teenage insult, but nowadays many claim it as a badge to signify expertise or obsessiveness over a subject. Popular examples of areas where geeks thrive include the worlds of gaming, math and sub-genres of music.<p>Here are five magazines to get your geek on:<p>Nerd Cul7ure …

Up, up and away: Lesser explored treks in India

If you are looking for an adventurous getaway, now would be an ideal time for it. This time around, trek through the lesser travelled areas of the …

Hiking

Child marriage in India finally meets its match as young brides turn to courts

Santa Devi Meghwal was married off when she was 11 months old. She knew that, on turning 16, she would move in with her husband and his parents.<p>The reality hit her when they turned up at her house in Rohicha Kallan village in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur district on a scorching day three years ago to take …

India

20 Reasons To Read Romance & Erotica

According to the genre's biggest fans.

17 Misconceptions Romance Readers Want To Clear Up Right Now

If you think you know exactly what it is, you're probably wrong.

Thebes

Oh, my soul murmured, as your mouth confessed to mine.<br>–Else Lasker-Schüler, “Es kommt der Abend” (“The evening comes”)[1]<p>Else Lasker-Schüler …

37 Tragically Mispronounced Pop Culture Things

Prabal, jicama, HAIM.<p>Okay, so maybe John Travolta didn't so much "mispronounce" Idina Menzel's name as he said an entirely <i>different</i> name, but we can't really judge him that much when there are so many words (fashion designers, indie bands, GOOP-y foods) we here at ELLE.com mumble through because …

What Type of Entrepreneur Are You?

Life is easier when we put a label on things, categorize activities and define personality types. When I was in corporate for many years I was the 'professional' type, coupled with formal, conservative dress code. I looked on in awe at the foot loose and fancy-free entrepreneur, living life on …

Gorgeous Properties for $200? WAY Out-of-the-Box, But Ingenious

Being an Out-Of-The-Box woman myself for as long as I can remember (which is a kinder, gentler, more modern way of calling someone the Black Sheep of the Family), I love it when I find people accomplishing the ordinary by extraordinary means. And in this day in age, when so many U.S. real estate …

Benefits of Derivatives

Today's sophisticated international markets have helped foster the rapid growth in derivative instruments. In the hands of knowledgeable investors, …

Monte Paschi, Nomura in informal talks to end derivative row -sources | Reuters

* Banks sounding each other out for possible trade closure-sources<p>* Positions remain distant, no formal negotiations under way<p>* ECB told Monte dei Paschi to close Alexandria by July 26<p>By Silvia Aloisi and Stefano Bernabei<p>MILAN/ROME, April 30 (Reuters) - Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Japanese broker …

Investing

6 Books You Absolutely Can't Miss This May

Because nothing raises your badassery quotient like reading.<p>Real life proved more thrilling than fiction this month, with six non-fiction books beating out the competition as our top picks for May. From the story of the five men who took the civil rights movement to space to the memoir of a doctor …

15 Ideas That Will Make You Reconsider Virtual Reality

What can virtual reality be when you forget about video game cliches? These experimental apps ponder that question.<p>We’ve heard a lot of talk about virtual reality, but what will people actually do with it, other than make a more immersive <i>Call of Duty</i> sequel? Right now, Oculus and Samsung are …

Virtual Reality

An Anti-Creativity Checklist for 2015

Five years ago I published a version of this tongue-in-cheek checklist on HBR.org that highlighted how organizations kill creativity. It really touched a nerve​—​people flooded the post with examples from their own organizations of how their managers and colleagues stifled innovation. Even clichés …

Creativity

How Cars Are Made, In 20 GIFs

Think of an automobile factory. It’s a cacophony of whirring robots, massive clunking steel stampers, spark-spitting welders, and buzzing drills. But separate all the steps that go into turning a lump of metal into a shining automobile, convert them into 20 separate GIFs, and the process goes from …

GIF Animations

Have Mercy! Full House Is Officially Coming Back to TV

It’s a rumor no more – <i>Full House</i> is officially coming back to TV!<p>John Stamos shared the news on <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i> on Monday night. “We’ve been working …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

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15 Indie Record Stores You Can’t Miss on Record Store Day

To music mavens, vinyl hoarders and those who love a leisurely afternoon spent expanding their record collections, Record Store Day is basically Christmas. Every third Sunday in April, record stores across the world throw parties, welcome bands, offer deals and stock limited-edition RSD-exclusive …

The World’s Weirdest Libraries (Photos)

BOOKWORM<p>Camels, manta rays, and tree boxes—people have been getting creative to get folks to take out a book.<p>04.18.15 6:45 AM ET