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Greg Kot's top albums of 2016

Don't kid yourself. There are tens of thousands of albums released each year and nobody can listen to them all. So all these year-end "best of" lists are really just lists of personal favorites. This one is no exception. Out of the hundreds of albums I listened to in 2016, here are the ones that I …

Watch Florence and the Machine’s Full Performance on “Austin City Limits”

Florence and the Machine’s episode of “Austin City Limits” aired last night. Below, you can find the full episode, via PBS. The band’s five-song performance included “Delilah,” “Queen of Peace,” “What Kind of Man,” “Shake It Out,” and “The Dog Days Are Over.” Earlier this month, clips of the band’s …

The 25 Best Movies of 2016

With just days left before we turn another page in the calendar, here's a look back at the year's best films.<p>The movie year is just about over, and a review of the past twelve months makes clear that cinephiles have been spoiled with sterling movies, from blockbuster superhero sagas and low-budget …

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Best Movies of 2016 (So Far)

1 of 10<p>1. 'The Lobster'<p>Easily the strangest love story of the year (hell, the strangest movie of the year, period), Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos' …

6 New Albums We Demand You Listen to Immediately

• Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff Culture<br>• Date of Publication: 06.21.16. 06.21.16<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Though 2016 has only barely hit …

RANKED: The 10 worst movies to win the best picture Oscar — and what should have won

But the Academy voters don't always get it right. Tucked away in the 89 years of Oscar ceremonies are best picture winners that quickly vanish from the zeitgeist, never to be heard from again. That's often because they weren't as good as originally thought.<p>Here we look back on the 10 most …

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

There are other books in the sea.<p>George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier …

Books

uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend | Inc.com

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

Lana Del Rey - High By The Beach (Official Audio)

Here's a peek at the incredibly detailed diary Heath Ledger kept to play the Joker in 'The Dark Knight'

Warner Bros via YouTube<p>The late Heath Ledger won an Oscar for playing the Joker in "The Dark Knight" for good reason. His committed performance …

Comic Books

Articles about rural retreat brings family together without making them give their gadgets on Dwell.com - Dwell

A smart vacation home fosters connectivity in every sense of the word.<p>Diane Cheatham and Edward Baum team up to try to make the Dallas of their design dreams a reality.<p>When architect Greg Torchio first began conceptualizing a contemporary home project in Centreville, Maryland, he quickly realized...<p>…

Gear & Gadgets

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

15 movies you should see this summer

While you may have your tickets ready for the "Avengers" sequel, "Age of Ultron" is just the start.<p>More than 100 movies will be released between Friday and the end of August.<p>From comedies to big-budget sequels, we've rounded up this summer's biggest movies you should check out.

Movies

12 Ways to Optimize Your Time Like a Pro

<i>Matthew Capala is an Internet entrepreneur, SEO strategist, speaker, and author. He is the founder of Alphametic, an organic growth accelerator, and SearchDecoder. Mathew is an Adj. Professor at NYU, and is the author of Amazon-bestselling book, “SEO Like I’m 5</i>.”<p>Every entrepreneur I know is …

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Books

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

18 Things You Should Know About Sleep, According To A Sleep Doctor

"The brain craves routine for good sleep."<p>For more on this topic, feel free to browse the Reddit thread or check out Dr. Verma's blog PeerWell.

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9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

Photography

Here's Why You Should Pursue Things That Are Intimidating: How 'Mozart In The Jungle' Became An Amazon Show

Jason Schwartzman's memories of childhood trips to classical concerts are filled with trepidation. "When are you supposed to laugh and applaud -- when are you not?" he wondered. "When do you stand?"<p>These tend to be a common complaints. Recently in David Byrne's book, <i>How Music Works</i>, the Talking …

Why You Should Travel Solo At Least Once

<b>"Don't be scared to walk alone. Don't be scared to like it." John Mayer</b><p>Three years ago, you couldn't pay me to travel <i>anywhere</i> by myself, and getting on a plane to go abroad solo was definitely out of the question.<p>It's funny how time changes things and us, and the things you never saw yourself doing …

The best albums of 2014 – readers' picks

With one clear frontrunner and plenty of variety elsewhere, here are the top 10 albums you voted for<p>Our critics’ top 40 albums of the year See a full list of how our critics voted<p>It’s been just over five months since The War on Drugs’ Lost in the Dream was declared our readers’ favourite album of …

Best Songs Of 2014 (Playlists)

It’s been another great year for new music, 2014 did not disappoint at all. This post is always my favourite one to put together, the problem is …

Indie Music

The best films of 2014 – readers' picks

From book adaptations to chilling thrillers, here are your picks of this year’s best<p>• Our critics’ top 10 • Video: 2014 in review<p>Earlier in the year, we asked for your favourite films of the year so far, and you came out in droves in support for The Lego Movie and Under the Skin. This time round, …

Our favorite books of the year

This was an odd year for books, usually the quiet introspective cousin at the pop culture family gatherings. But the Amazon/Hachette contract dispute …

Books

Top 10 films of 2014: complete US chart

The complete list of the Guardian’s top 10 films of the year, as determined by US release date<p>• Read the UK cut<p>10. The Lego Movie<p>What we say: Everything is awesome. And forever compromised. The Lego Movie is a $60m (£38m) advert that’s clever, smart and extremely funny. It’s marketing as art, art …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

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