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2 Chilling Documentaries Are Coming to Netflix to Feed Your True Crime Obsession

If you've scrolled through Netflix lately, then you've likely spotted more than a few high-profile true crime documentaries. The streaming giant's (and our own) obsession with twisted, real-life cases began with the fervor that surrounded <b>Making a Murderer</b>'s 2015 debut, and hasn't shown any signs of …

Entertainment

Is This the Single Most Persuasive Word in the English Language?

Not because of what the word means, but because of what the word means you will do.<p>I know a number of extremely successful people, and while in many ways they're very different, they all share one thing in common: They're exceptionally good at persuading other people.<p>After all, that's what leaders …

Self-improvement

Netflix's Requiem Is Your Next Thrilling Binge Watch

Netflix's <i>Requiem</i> is far from a dream — it's a straight up nightmare. The latest mystery thriller to hit the streaming service last month (it …

TV

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

Humanity

Tax Consequences of Inheriting a House From a Deceased Parent

Losing a parent is never easy, and dealing with the tax issues of inheriting your parent's home just adds to the stressful time. Though your parent's …

Retirement

Ready for Season 6 of ‘The Americans’? Here’s What to Remember

The final season of the critically-acclaimed drama starts Wednesday, March 28. Where did we leave off? It’s complicated.

Critically-Acclaimed

Is It Hot in Here? Nope — It's Just These 21 Sexy Movies on Netflix

If you need a reason to crank up the romance tonight, look no further than Netflix's lengthy selection of sexy films. Every month, the streaming giant adds more to its collection, so we figured it was high time to narrow it down to the steamy films that are the most worth your time. From erotic …

Romantic Comedy

Ranking The Best New Shows You Can Stream Online Right Now

You’ve got free time to kill, and you want to spend these rare moments with a TV show. But you have a ton of options on a handful of streaming platforms. In an era when keeping up with contemporary TV is beginning to feel more and more like homework, it’s about time there was a cheat …

Artist Transforms Found Stones Into Animals You Can Hold in the Palm of Your Hand

Japanese artist Akie Nakata (known simply as Akie) turns found stones and rocks into adorable animal paintings you can hold in the palm of your hand. Inspired by the natural shapes of each stone she comes across, Akie chooses the ones she believes already have their own destined characters. Ever …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

19 Netflix original shows that both critics and audiences agree are amazing

Recent Netflix original series "The End of the F***ing World" is one such program.<p>Acclaimed by both critics and fans, the British dark comedy recently won an enthusiastic endorsement from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who called it the "most engaging addictive original" in a long time.<p>To figure out …

Netflix Original

25 Totally Mind-Blowing Books Skyrocketing In Popularity

Books have a strange sort of power to completely transform parts of you, even if that transformation is only temporary. You're able to live different …

Books

17 Amazing, Eye-Opening, And Batshit Netflix Documentaries You Have To See

Let's end 2017 with real facts, not fake news.

Why humans are cruel

A psychologist explains why humans are so terrible to each other.<p>Why are human beings so cruel to each other? And how do we justify acts of sheer inhumanity?<p>The conventional explanation is that people are able to do terrible things to other people only after having dehumanized them. In the case of …

Ideology

Susan Sarandon: ‘I thought Hillary was very dangerous. If she'd won, we'd be at war’

Once the bete noire of the right, now the actor finds herself even more hated by the left for refusing to support Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump. She talks about Hollywood sexism, female empowerment and playing Bette Davis<p>Susan Sarandon at 71 is bright-eyed and airy, and perhaps shyer than …

Feminism

Best Fiction of 2017

FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Oct. 10, 2017<p>Reviewed: July 17, 2017<p>FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: Oct. 10, 2017<p>"Very smart and very entertaining."<p>All …

Wine Tasting Engages Your Brain More Than Any Other Behavior, Says Neuroscientist

Any good wine snob knows that, despite the term’s intended negative connotation, the label should really be worn like a badge of honor. Sure, some …

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the …

Parenting

7 Ways To Save Money When You Die

Dying can be an expensive proposition, and when the death of a loved one occurs, nobody is in the mood to go comparison shopping or start hunting down deals. The median cost of a funeral home’s services is $7,180, according to 2015 data from the National Funeral Directors Association. But that’s …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

28 New Fiction Books To Add To Your Must-Read List This Fall

As we head into back-to-school season and long, blissful weeks of sweater weather, it’s only natural to be tempted to spend hours in the bookstore browsing fresh titles and adding to our to-read piles.<p>Fortunately, this fall is packed with hotly anticipated new fiction from literary stars (like …

Books

4 Medicare Rules to Live By

Make sure you know these key aspects of the Medicare program.<p>Americans rely on Medicare for their healthcare coverage in retirement. Yet many people …

Unlike my kids, I drink for pleasure because sobriety's too boring for us baby boomers

I’d like to say I fell off the wagon in some stupendous fashion, as one is expected to. In fact my decision to resume drinking after six months of abstinence came one night at a dinner party when I couldn’t think of a single reason why I shouldn’t enjoy a glass of wine. The truth was: I was bored. …

Skip Bordeaux—This Is the New Wine Region to Visit in France

On a Friday evening near the tiny French fishing village of Gruissan, a gypsy band roars into song, strumming “Les Champs-Élysées.” The crowd joins in clapping, hopping up on wooden picnic tables to sing along as steaming bowls of mussels and salt-encrusted sea bass emerge from the kitchen. The …

The Definitive List of the Best Small Towns in Every US State

We've toured the biggest cities and seen all the tallest skyscrapers, but where do we go to find all the hidden local gems and tourist treasures …

Rhode Island

Hands Down, These Are the Best Documentaries of All Time

Just as we watch romantic period dramas to feed a nostalgic wonder, feel-good comedies for a much-needed laugh, indie flicks to delight our eyes, and …

20 Tech Speakers Who Will Wow Your Crowd | Inc.com

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …