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My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Donald Trump

A year after the Bataclan, Paris uses art and activism to regain its soul

The city’s response to the 2015 attacks has been a creative rebirth that is open and inclusive<p>For a few days in October, bright blue skies bathed the French capital in a light so vivid that the streets resembled a hyper-real painting. Avenue Winston Churchill was empty of traffic but full of …

France

Photographer Uses the Golden Ratio to Compose Cinematic Images Full of Drama

As an art student, Jon Sparkman was introduced to the Rule of Thirds, which are guidelines for how to compose an image. Essentially, the picture is divided into a grid, and the intersecting points are where the impactful parts of the picture should take place. Sparkman, however, makes use of its …

Watch Vogue's Spot-On Depiction of French vs. British Girls

<i>Vogue Paris</i> clearly has noticed that the world is obsessed with anything and everything related to French girls. Last fall, they produced a memorable …

This story about Warren Buffett and his long-time pilot is an important lesson about what separates extraordinarily successful people from everyone else

Warren Buffett is the 3rd richest man in the world and he's considered to be the greatest investor to have ever lived.<p>But what's funny is that Buffett has achieved all of his success <b>NOT</b> by doing <b>MORE</b> than his peers… but by doing <b>LESS!</b><p>Seriously.<p>For example, Warren Buffett:<p>Focus vs. laziness<p>Don't …

Self-improvement

London Design Festival: Will timber define our age? - CNN Style

Written by By Nicola Davison, CNN<p>If the 19th century belonged to iron and steel and the 20th century belonged to concrete, could timber be the building material of our age?<p>That is the question posed by architect Alison Brooks' "The Smile," which was on display at the Chelsea College of Art and …

iPhone 7 launch: Apple gambles on headphone jack and introduces new Apple Watch

New design paired with release of AirPods that represents characteristic gamble for tech firm in bid to outpace rivals and usher in wireless listening<p>Apple signed the death warrant for the headphone port on Wednesday afternoon, ushering in – it hopes – a new tangle-free era of wireless listening. …

Mobile Technology

The Best TV Shows Coming This Fall: From ‘Gilmore Girls’ to the Next ‘Game of Thrones’

For the love of TiVo, there’s an ungodly number of new series premiering this fall. From the Gilmore Girls revival to HBO’s buzzy Westworld, here are …

Apple is losing its lead in smartphones

He was wrong.<p>It's been over nine years and no one has made a better phone than the iPhone. But after all these years, the iPhone's lead has never been smaller. In fact, it's razor thin.<p>This week I reviewed the Galaxy Note 7, the new phone from Samsung that beats the iPhone in a lot of key ways.<p>It …

Galaxy Note

These minimalist 'Game of Thrones' GIFs are a mesmerizing, cutesy take on the dark series

<i>Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" season six.</i><p>The "Game of Thrones" fandom is known for its artistic approach to celebrating the epic series. From large-scale art installations to miniature paper shields, we never tire of seeing artists' and designers' interpretations. One artist in …

Game of Thrones

Students must demonstrate 'undue hardship' to have their loans forgiven — and it could be causing a bubble

About 10 million people who borrowed from the government's main student loan program - 43 percent - are currently behind or no longer making payments, with more than a third of them in default. Some students are especially at risk, such as those who attended for-profit institutions.<p>Meanwhile, the …

Student Finance

Watch This Artist Turn Water Into Van Gogh Masterpiece

Using an ancient technique called "ebru," Turkish artist Garip Ay transformed water into a recreation of Vincent Van Gogh's painting "The Starry …

The best apps for shooting and editing selfies

Between being bombarded by Kim Kardashian‘s internet-breaking mirror pics and your teenage nephew’s edgy Snapchat-filtered photos, the pressure to …

What degree you should study to become a billionaire

Prospective university students set on making their millions should sign up for engineering lectures.<p>More than a fifth, or 22pc, of the world’s wealthiest people studied engineering at university, accounting for almost twice as many billionaires’ degrees as the next most popular choice.<p>A business …

List-Worthy

The DoD spent $170k on a study about why walking with coffee makes it spill

America's Department of Defense does. According to a recent report from U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) allocated a $172,283 grant to fund a study conducted in 2012 at University of California at Santa Barbara that investigated why coffee spills …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Modest Muslim Clothing Store Hopes To Cater To People Of All Faiths

The Orlando store is one of the first Islamic boutiques to open up in a mainstream mall.<p>Muslim fashion bloggers and designers have been making an impact in the online fashion world for years. Now, one exclusively online modest fashion company is taking a big leap of faith by opening a …

These are the 10 best gadgets under $100

What's more pleasurable than upgrading an old, ailing piece of technology with something fresh and new? Or improving your life with a kind of gadget you've never before owned?<p>Unfortunately, we can't all upgrade our phones or laptops to the latest model. But there are plenty of devices that fall …

Gear & Gadgets

Best and worst fashion from the Cannes Film Festival

France's heavily publicized, invitation-only Cannes Film Festival is an opportunity for filmmakers to show off their latest works of art.<p>It is also, evidently, an opportunity for the world's top models and actresses to show themselves off, via crazy-high thigh slits, piles and piles of glitter, …

PepsiCo Slips as Nelson Peltz Heads for the Exits

PepsiCo (pep) shares slid Friday on news Trian Fund Management has sold its 18.3 million shares in the company, according to a regulatory filing. …

A child swallows a battery every 3 hours. This remarkable pill-sized origami robot could remove them.

By Ben Guarino<p>, Reporter<p>After 1-year-old Emmett Rauch ate a lithium battery, he began vomiting blood, prompting a visit to critical care and emergency surgery. A doctor would later compare the toddler’s throat to the scene of a detonated firecracker. It took years and dozens of procedures to …

Robotics

Here's what the $9 billion fight between Google and Oracle is all about

At the heart of Oracle's lawsuit is the allegation that Google improperly used pieces of the mega-important Java technology in Android without paying properly for the privilege.<p>Google argues that the way it used Java constitutes "fair use," and that it's impossible to copyright the pieces of Java …

Tech Industry

Report: America's chicken industry workers wear diapers because they aren't allowed breaks

Not only do consumers in the US want chicken, they want it cheap, and in an increasing variety of styles and shapes. Growing demand is squeezing the industry, and as a result, the four industrial poultry giants — Tyson Foods, Perdue Farms, Sanderson Farms, and Pilgrim's Pride — have made quantity …

San Francisco hotels build beehives for honey, awareness

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At the Clift Hotel in San Francisco, there are more than 370 rooms inside and 100,000 bees buzzing above in rooftop hives …

MARK CUBAN: Trump is that guy in the bar who will say anything to get laid

Billionaire investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban isn't holding back his opinion about his frenemy, Donald Trump.<p>"There's that guy who'll walk into the bar and say anything to get laid. That's Donald Trump right now to a T. But it's all of us who are going to get f-----," Cuban said during …

Is your favorite TV show canceled? A guide to what’s renewed and what’s in trouble.

By Emily Yahr<p>, Reporter<p>Next week marks the 2016 broadcast upfronts, where executives from NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS and the CW will officially unveil their primetime schedules for the fall and announce which pilots they have ordered to series. This means that some current shows must die to make room for …

TV

The new Panama Canal is opening soon and will cause an 'evolution' in a vital US industry

He did it from the comfort of the White House, keying a telegraph transmitter that set off the explosion from over 2,000 miles away.<p>In the 103 years since Wilson pushed that button, the Panama Canal has become an international shipping bottleneck, as container ships grew too large for its aging …

Panama Canal

Microsoft exec: 'AI is the most important technology that anybody on the planet is working on today'

Dave Coplin, chief envisioning officer at Microsoft UK, told an audience of business leaders at an AI conference that AI is "the most important technology that anybody on the planet is working on today."<p>Before we go any further, it's worth putting that claim into perspective.<p>There are a number of …

Artificial Intelligence