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The Best Books on Cults, for These Cult-Obsessed Times

<i>Welcome to Reading Lists, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

Books

A Landmark Legal Shift Opens Pandora’s Box for DIY Guns

Five years ago, 25-year-old radical libertarian Cody Wilson stood on a remote central Texas gun range and pulled the trigger on the world’s first …

Guns

Corsair buys Elgato's gaming business to get into livestreaming

Live game streaming is a big business, and Corsair wants in. The PC peripheral maker has reached a deal to acquire Elgato Gaming, the team behind Elgato's capture cards, Stream Deck and green screen -- three of the most helpful tools for broadcasters on services like Twitch, Mixer and YouTube. …

Livestreaming

How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

<b>(CNN) —</b> The recent deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade spotlights the importance of recognizing potential warning signs when someone intends to end their life.<p>The attention is needed, especially now.<p>When a high-profile person dies by suicide, the …

Mental Health

Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

Watch mama duck's reaction as firefighters try to rescue her babies from storm drain

Remember, your mother loves you this much, too.<p>Cameras were rolling in Gilbert, Ariz., as firefighters there responded to a family emergency.<p>They …

Experts Say This Acid Is Like a Magic Eraser for Blackheads

Oh, blackheads. Let us count the ways we hate you. You pester our skin with tiny black pinprick blemishes that are equal parts stubborn and …

Stephen Hawking's cameos: 'I have been quite popular in my time'

<b>For all of his academic work on mind-boggling scientific concepts, Stephen Hawking was also known to many for something else: his many cameos on TV, film and radio.</b><p>His most recent was broadcast just last week, as the voice of the Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy Mark II - a powerful being known on …

Stephen Hawking

Chic Chefs Share Super Bowl Recipes That Will Elevate Your Sunday Game

The key to any good Super Bowl party? A working television, and snacks—lots of them. But not just any snacks: greasy, delicious comfort food that will have you (and your guests) officially abandoning any new year's resolutions.<p>For inspiration, <i>Vogue</i> reached out to top chefs across the country …

California's top marijuana regulator talks about what to expect Jan. 1, when legal pot market opens

California's legal pot market opens for business on Jan. 1. The day will be a milestone, but what exactly will happen then and, especially, in the weeks and months to come is unclear.<p>Lori Ajax, the state's top pot regulator, has been at the center of the effort to establish rules for a legal pot …

Everything we know about Magic Leap's crazy-looking new headset that cost $1.9 billion and six years to make

After six years of hype videos and nearly $2 billion in funding, the secretive Florida startup that's backed by the likes of Google and Alibaba finally unveiled its first product late last year: Magic Leap One.<p>It looks <i>nuts</i>.<p>But, uh, what is it?<p>Magic Leap One is a futuristic-looking augmented-reality …

Here's The Important Reason We Don't Get Mad Chemistry Kits For Christmas Any More

Those things were deadly.<p>For the first half of the 20th century, the humble chemistry kit was a hit with science-savvy children across the western …

Chemistry

Race To Eradicate Guinea Worm And Polio Experienced Roadblocks In 2017

This year, the world came tantalizingly close to wiping out two human diseases: Guinea worm and polio. But right at the finish line, both eradication projects have run into surprising roadblocks.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>There's a race on. The way to win is to eradicate a human disease. That's …

Edward Snowden's new app turns your old Android device into a stealthy security monitor

If you happen to have an old Android device lying around and a reason to worry about people messing with your business, Edward Snowden has an app for …

Business Schools Now Teaching #MeToo, N.F.L. Protests and Trump

NASHVILLE — Tim Vogus, a professor at Vanderbilt University’s business school, was stoking the debate in his classroom one day this fall, asking first-year M.B.A. students about one of the most successful, and controversial, companies of the day. On the syllabus was Uber, a case study in both …

Sexual Harassment

Does Drinking Alcohol Actually Kill Off Your Sore Throat Germs? Science Explains

Asking for a friend.<p>Alcohol is a well-known disinfectant and some have speculated it may be useful for treating gut infections. Could alcohol be a …

Tesla’s record-breaking battery is the world’s best—but still needs to be bailed out by fossil fuels, eventually

In March, Elon Musk made a bet on Twitter that his company Tesla could, in just 100 days, build a 100 MW/129 MWh lithium ion battery system—bigger than any in the world—in South Australia. If Tesla failed to meet the deadline, Australia would get its money back, no questions asked.<p>Tesla came …

Energy

Which Street Style Star Are You?

Today’s most stylist celebrities took their best looks to the streets this year. Whether it were models off-duty or the royals on duty, we’ve …

Street Style

Max Madsen, Son of Quentin Tarantino Favorite Michael Madsen and Former Classmate of Gigi Hadid, Is Breaking Into Modeling

The modeling world these days is filled with famous last names. There's Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin,Paris Jackson, Lily-Rose Depp, Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, Dakota Lohan, Roberto Rossellini—the list goes on and on. And now, just before the New Year, another name joins the ranks: Max Madsen, the …

Fashion Modeling

7 stunning 'Star Wars' filming locations you can visit in real life

Not all movies are filmed exclusively on a Hollywood backlot.<p>"Star Wars" has filmed nine movies— with more on the way — and has shot scenes all over the world for the most authentic galactic experience.<p>The newest installment — "The Last Jedi" — features brand new shooting locations as well as …

The Top 10 Movies of 2017

Created by on<p>Swipe for next page<p>The Must-See Movies Of The Past Year<p><i>WARNING: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS AHEAD. BE WARNED.</i><p>If 2017 was an outstanding year for games, then the same can surely be said for movies. It's a great time to be a fan of superhero, sci-fi, horror, action, and other genre films, …

They did what?! 2017’s weirdest science stories

Science news doesn’t always have to be serious, as musical robots, driving moths and celebrity-spotting sheep proves.<p>The news has been filled with …

Telescopes in southern Africa will peel back the universe’s secrets

One of the world’s largest collaborative science projects is about to enter its most exciting year yet.

Southern Africa

All Lil Jon wants for Christmas is to become the next CEO of Papa John's Pizza

There's one thing that might be able to save Papa John's Pizza after the company saw its founder and CEO John Schnatter stepping down from his role …

Music

George Michael's family shares touching message for everyone missing him on Christmas

It's hard to believe that it's been a year since pop star George Michael passed away.<p>He will forever be tied to Christmas, as the mastermind behind …

George Michael

Tomi Lahren Is Bent Over A Hilarious Fake Meme Circulating In Which She Blasts Obama For Creating Festivus

Tomi Lahren declared that it was “snowflake melting season” in her special Christmas edition of <i>Final Thoughts</i> earlier in the week. But on Christmas Eve, it was Lahren herself that many were claiming was a snowflake after she became a little upset on Twitter over a Photoshopped meme featuring her …

Christmas Eve

Glass suspension bridge opens to public in north China

Tourists walk on the glass suspension bridge at Hongyagu scenic spot in Pingshan County, north China's Hebei Province, Dec. 24, 2017. The …

China

‘Mindhunter’s Most Terrifying Serial Killer Eats an Entire Sandwich in Bizarre Facebook Live Video — Watch

The egg salad is pretty good at California Medical Facility, Vacaville.<p>When we think of Christmas food, a number of offerings come to mind: egg nog, …

This Infographic Breaks Down 52 of The Most Common Misconceptions

You'd think that in the age of the internet, where more information than we can possibly consume in several lifetimes is at our fingertips, stubborn …

Infographics

Elon Musk's South Australian Battery Responded in Just 140 Milliseconds After a Coal-Fired Power Plant Failed

"That's a record."<p>Elon Musk's giant lithium ion battery in South Australia has responded in record time to the first power failure since it was …