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It's about time: how sci-fi has described Einstein's universe

A century after the publication of the general theory of relativity, sci-fi is still grappling with its implications, and still trying to explain it to the rest of us<p>A century after Albert Einstein formulated general relativity, the theory holds a profoundly strange place in modern life. On one …

The 10 Best and 10 Worst Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies of 2015

First, the good news: 2015 was a fantastic year at the movies. There were great original stories, sequels done right, adaptations that match their …

18 Dreamy Gifts For Anyone Who Is Obsessed With Traveling

Warning: You just might find yourself looking for plane tickets after seeing this list.

11 Websites You Can Use to Speak a New Language

Course Learning<p><b>Time commitment:</b> Medium<b><br>Engagement:</b> Medium<b><br>Personalization:</b> Low<b><br>Effectiveness:</b> Medium<p>FluentU refers to itself as immersive online …

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

Sales<p>Saving dough never looked so good.<p>22 Photos4 days agoView More<p>Grooming<p>and the week's 6 other grooming moves you need to see.<p>7 Photos3 days …

5 Office-Friendly Yoga Poses Good For Your Mind And Body

You know everything you need to know about yoga. You’d even like to practice yoga to improve your physical and mental health. But alas, you don’t …

6 Moves to Get the Best Butt Ever — From Instagram's Blonde Jen Selter

With more than 1.5 million fans, @AmandaEliseLee's tips are worth following.<p>You don't get a high, tight butt by sitting on it — just ask certified fitness trainer Amanda Lee (@amandaeliselee), whose butt has amassed more than 1.5 million Instagram followers.<p>The 29-year-old didn't always have such a …

Anthropology as Theoretical Storytelling

<i>[This essay is part of the Fall 2015 Savage Minds Writers’ Workshop series.]</i>Anthropologists are storytellers. We tell stories: other’s stories, our …

Why Is College So Expensive if Professors Are Paid So Little?

As the fall semester begins on the small-town campus of St Michael’s College in Vermont, Sharyn Layfield is entering the autumn of her educational …

A dad frustrated with Common Core wrote the best check to his kid's school

Doug Herrmann has a message for Melridge Elementary schools: You figure it out.<p>Herrman recently posted a photo on Facebook of a check he wrote to the school in Painesville, Ohio, in which the dollar amount of the check was expressed as a nonsensical string of Xs and Os.<p>The school uses the Common …

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based on prejudiced …

The other big debate: What is the Common Core, anyway?

If education comes up at all during Wednesday night's GOP debate, we're likely to hear about the Common Core State Standards. It's a favorite education topic among GOP contenders. Some of them tend to refer to the learning standards as a federal takeover of locally-run public schools.<p>But that's not …

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This free Google Chrome extension provides one of the most essential parts of learning a new language

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn.Flickr / Ed YourdonScience suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

The 10 best science fiction films of all time

What makes great science fiction?<p>Choosing the best science fiction films of all time is extremely hard - especially if, like me, you love all kinds …

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Six Blistering Bodyweight Workouts You Can Do in Under 30 Mins

One of the biggest reasons why people say they don’t exercise is because they don’t have time. Of course, we all have the same amount of time, and …

7 Pro Tips for How to Eat Healthy + Fit in a Workout While Traveling

Life as a #girlboss often means your cal is scheduled down to the minute. And when you’re dashing between appointments all day, eating well and working out are often the first things to fall off your radar. To find out how to fit it all in, we went straight to the source. Cassey Ho is a YouTube …

A Trip to Vienna’s Abortion Museum

Tucked away on a small Vienna street sits The Museum of Contraception and Abortion, which charts humans’ history of avoiding pregnancy.<p>Most people …

The Catch-22 of Being Tough and Single

There are two reasons why you loathe dating: You've been out of the game too long, or you've been <i>in</i> it too long.<p>When you've been out of the game, you're wary and wily and nervous as hell, because you think there are new rules, and you don't know them.<p>If you've been IN the game too long, you think …

This 5-Minute Sequence Will Work Out Your Entire Body

Fitting in your work out + making it to happy hour = winning at life.<p>Some days, it really is impossible to make it to the gym. Fortunately, spending 30 minutes on the elliptical isn't the only activity that works you out.<p>In the video above, Udaya yoga instructor Caley Alyssa demonstrates a full …

Why I Can No Longer Teach in Public Education

I am sitting here in my lovely little backyard on a beautiful Michigan summer day, drinking a Fat Tire Amber Ale, and crying. I am in tears because today I made one of the hardest decisions of my life: I resigned from my job as a public school teacher. A job I didn't want to leave -- but I had to.<p>A …

5 easy apps to help you survive share house living

Whether you're 22 or 32, living with housemates can be a messy situation.<p>You may learn a lot about iguana care from that Swedish exchange student, …