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Instafamous: How teenage girls are using sex, selfies and social media to sell themselves online

Advertising agencies, Hollywood producers and music executives have long known that sex sells. And they’ve used this knowledge to peddle goods and …

Wine World Grieves Loss of Giacomo Tachis, Super Tuscan Pioneer

Raise your glasses of Tignanello, if you got ‘em, to Signor Tachis.<p>Giacomo Tachis, one of the wine world’s greatest modern contributors, died last …

Exercising in your forties could stop brain shrinking

A new study has suggested that exercising in your 40s could stop the brain shrinking, adding years to life expectancy<p>Exercising when aged between 40 and 50 could help prevent the brain shrinking, potentially adding years to life expectancy, a new study has revealed.<p>The research suggests that people …

Edward Snowden's OS of choice gets a major update

The Tor-equipped Tails 2.0 has numerous security fixes and a new UI.<p>If you still assume you don't forfeit the right to privacy by going online, there are very few truly secure OS options. The best one might be the Linux flavor called Tails, recommended by none other than Edward Snowden. Its …

'Miraculous' results from new MS treatment

A pioneering new stem cell treatment is reversing and then halting the potentially crippling effects of multiple sclerosis.<p>Patients embarking on a ground-breaking trial of the new treatment have found they can walk again and that the disease even appears to be stopped in its tracks.<p>“I started …

Skies clear for Alberta’s solar-energy industry

The outlook for Alberta's emerging solar-power industry just became a lot sunnier thanks to the provincial climate change policy that pledges to eliminate coal-fired electricity plants by 2030.<p>"The opportunity is huge," says David Kelly, founder and chief executive officer of Calgary-based SkyFire …

Best Trips 2016

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

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Smoking high-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres in brain

Study suggests high levels of skunk use may affect the brain’s white matter, making communication between the right and left hemispheres less efficient<p>High-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres that handle the flow of messages across the two halves of the brain, scientists claim. Brain scans of …

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Canada to turn away single men as part of Syrian refugee resettlement plan

Details will be announced Tuesday but radio reports indicate country will accept only whole families, lone women or children from 1 December<p>Canada will accept only whole families, lone women or children in its mass resettlement of Syrian refugees while unaccompanied men – considered a security risk …

Amazon launches a free cloud-based screenwriting app

Amazon has unveiled Storywriter, a free cloud-based tool for writing movie and TV screenplays in standard format that’s suitable for users of all skill levels.<p>Storywriter includes a number of useful features such as automatically formatting your text while you type, auto-saving and …

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​40 years later, Sony finally kills Betamax

Betamax: the punchline for over a decades-worth of VHS-center comedy bits and most format wars. However, Sony's Beta cassettes can still be bought in Japan. Just about. Sony's announced that it's finally, finally, <i>finally</i> going to stop selling the cassettes. No need to rush to Tokyo just yet, as you …

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20 years ago today, Rabin assassination changed history

Twenty years ago today, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a Jewish extremist opposed to his peace deals with the Palestinians, known as the Oslo Accords. The gunman, a 25-year-old law student, shot Rabin in a parking lot at the end of a rally in Tel Aviv.<p>Below is a …

General Relativity: 100 Years Old And Still Full Of Surprises

Dark energy, gravitational waves, and black holes may be just the beginning<p>In 1913, Albert Einstein had stalled in his efforts to construct his general theory of relativity. He pleaded with his friend Marcel Grossmann for a mathematical boost: “Grossmann, you’ve got to help me, otherwise I’ll go …

This startup has found a way to remove CO2 from the air and turn it into pellets

An “air capturing” plant is taking in air through giant fans, filtering out the carbon dioxide, absorbing the gas in liquid, and converting it into pellets in a bid to combat climate change.<p>A Canadian start up, backed by Bill Gates, built its first such plant in Squamish, Vancouver, where members …

Opinion: Apple’s real cash pile is 99% smaller than you think

You’re one of millions of loyal Apple stockholders. And if there’s anything you love more than your new iPhone 6s, it’s the huge $203 billion in …

18 things Spaniards say when they’re pissed

1. “Go fry asparagus.” (Vete a freír espárragos.)<p>Leave, get out of my sight. Frying asparagus is just one of the things we can tell you to do. We can …

Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

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Solar-Powered Ecocapsule Allows You to Live Off the Grid Anywhere in the World

Slovakia's Nice Architects recently revealed several exciting details about the Ecocapsule that will give you the opportunity to live anywhere in the world. Ecocapsule is a micro-shelter that operates off-grid by using sustainable technology such as solar power, rainwater collection and filtration, …

The 30 best hotels in the world

Luxury comes at a price, but when you're staying at one of the best hotels in the world, that price is worth it.<p>We've created the ultimate list of the 30 best hotels in the world.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + …

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This Graphic Explains 20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Decision-Making

We all make bad decisions sometimes, but have you ever wondered what mental obstacles can lead you astray? This infographic goes over 20 of the most …

10 Regrets To Avoid On Your Death Bed (And How To Do That)

“Do not past and present confront us with similar phenomena and with the same problems: to be a man, to have been born without knowing it or wanting …

A newly discovered brain disease may point to something disturbing about Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

© AFP/File Thomas SamsonResearch published last week has identified the first new human prion disease in 50 years.<p>The paper's lead author, Stanley Prusiner, who won the Nobel prize in 1997 for his discovery that Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) could be transmitted by a "misfolded" protein, says …

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>How to wear the burgundy suit stylish famous guys swear by right now.<p>By Megan Gustashaw20 hours agoView More<p>Architecture<p>How these menacing …

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How Technology Is Fueling The Push Toward Solar

Megan Birney Contributor<p>Megan Birney is director of strategic affairs at Wiser Capital.<p>Solar energy in the United States has seen immense momentum throughout the years. When the Solar Energy Industries Association released its annual report in 2008, it concluded that U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) …

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4 Ways to Beat Stress, Lose Your Guilt, and Be Happier

Frustrated because you can’t get what you want? Has someone turned you down for a date, a work request, or just a favor? It can be annoying to be …

10 Adrenaline-Pumping Outdoor Activities in the West

Dig deeper and you'll find extreme adventures ranging from caving to whitewater rafting. All of these activities will get your heart rate up.<p><b>buckᅡᄋet list</b><p>noun, informal<p>A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.<p>The diverse climate and …

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Walking holidays in Japan: the best mountain hikes to tackle

Photograph: Angel Figueroa<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/5/1438789946090/f097df47-d955-421a-94f7-95be27492cb9-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Angel …

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9 Lessons Learned From Climbing Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is one of the top bucket-list items for just about any adventure traveler. At 19,341 feet (5895 meters) in …