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Softwear: How an Underground Fashion Label for Nerds Got Cool

It’s 12:21 pm on a Tuesday, and the new coat from Outlier is going live.<p>For the obsessed fans of this technically minded menswear house, Tuesday …

Everyone uses Gmail, but not everyone knows these awesome tips and tricks

Between Labs, extensions, and settings, there’s a plethora of ways that you can customize your Gmail experience and tweak how emails are handled. …

Google

If you majored in the humanities, you really should apply to Harvard Business School

If you studied the humanities in college, Harvard Business School doesn’t just want you, it needs you.<p>As director of admissions Dee Leopold told Quartz, Harvard’s case method—where students examine real-world business examples from all angles—benefits from a multitude of perspectives. If everyone …

The surprising truth about the ‘food movement’

By Tamar Haspel<p>Tamar Haspel<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Let me ask you a question: When it comes to our food supply, what do you care about?<p>Think about it for a second. Make a mental list.<p>Now, let me ask you another question: Do you care about farmworker exposure to pesticides? I sure do, and I’m betting you …

Die Hard

The Case of Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound will probably die at St. Elizabeth's Hospital for the mentally ill in Washington. Arraigned for treason, but never brought to trial, …

How Shakespeare’s great escape from the plague changed theatre

In 1606, deaths from the plague led to the closure of theatres. The disease reached the playwright’s house in London, and was to change his professional life, and the whole of drama, for ever

Boston-based company to sell next-generation wristband to athletes

Should a player sit out of a game because he might get hurt? Should a team travel immediately after it plays a game?<p>A new company is hoping to take …

Heart Rates

Bridge: Judicial review of 'sport or game' decision begins

<b>The head of funding body Sport England has defended its decision not to class the card game bridge as a sport, as a judicial review into the ruling began.</b><p>Phil Smith said Sport England's job was to promote fitness and bridge "isn't getting the nation any fitter".<p>But the English Bridge Union argues …

The Vocabularist: Are fans fanatical or fanciful?

<b>With the Rugby World Cup under way it would be nice to explain why sports supporters are called "fans" - but we don't know for sure, writes Trevor Timpson.</b><p>"Fanatic" derives from the Latin "fanum" meaning "shrine" and Dr Johnson defined it as "struck with a superstitious frenzy".<p>"Fancy" is …

Virginia lawmakers OK payout to forced sterilization survivors

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Virginia would pay the handful of survivors of a forced sterilization program $25,000 each in compensation under a measure approved by the U.S. state’s legislature on Thursday.<p>Virginia forcibly sterilized those it viewed as social misfits or mentally deficient, among …

Mexican women with mental health problems pressured into sterilisation

• Disability Rights International finds 42% face pressure not to have children<br>• Women with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder report abuse by doctors<p>Mexican women with psychosocial disabilities are suffering systematic abuse of their sexual and reproductive rights, according to a new study..<p>The study, …

NASCAR Hall-Of-Famer Helped Open The Track For Black Drivers

On Dec. 1, 1963, Wendell Scott became the first African-American to win a race in NASCAR's top division. More than 50 years later, he is still the only African-American to have done that.<p>The new NASCAR season begins this weekend, and some in the sport are using Scott's recent induction into its …

A Sophisticated Version Of Guess The Grape — But Is It A Sport?

As the 500-year-old bell tower tolls, about 25 students from the University of Oxford cross a medieval cobblestone street. They duck under a stone archway and slip into a room named after T.S. Eliot, who studied here a century ago.<p>The students drop their backpacks and get ready for practice. …

Obama Calls For Balancing Free Speech With Respect For Religion

President Barack Obama emphasized Thursday the importance of balancing the right to free speech with respect for religion, chastising groups who have committed acts of terror in the name of faith.<p>Obama called on those in attendance to "push back against those who would distort our religion for …

New Tools Let Police See Inside Peoples' Homes

Federal agencies and local police are using a new device to look inside homes and buildings, reports USA Today.<p>The device, called the Range-R, operates like a stud-finder except instead of detecting studs inside a wall, it detects motion beyond the wall, including breathing as far as 50 feet …

10 Words Shakespeare Used With Unclear Meanings

Shakespeare coined many of his own words, played around with others, used existing words in new and imaginative contexts, and joined pairs of words …

Henry IV

21 Phrases You Use Without Realizing You're Quoting Shakespeare

William Shakespeare devised new words and countless plot tropes that still appear in everyday life. Famous quotes from his plays are easily …

Literature

'Grotesquely violent' Shakespeare play which caused dozens to faint goes to cinema

Titus Andronicus, which caused more than 100 people to faint or leave during its theatre run, is to be shown in cinemas across the world<p>The Shakespeare’s Globe production of Titus Andronicus, which was so bloody it caused more than 100 audience members to faint or leave during its theatre run, is …

The NES30 Bluetooth Controller: A Gaming Classic, Reinvented | 9to5Toys Specials

<b>Description</b><p>NOSTALGIA: NOW FEATURING BLUETOOTH<p>The NES30 Bluetooth gamepad gives you everything you need to relive the glory days of gaming without the bulky console and stacks of dusty cartridges. Every detail of the NES30, right down to the graphics printed on the front, is meant to mimic the …

Studies Suggest Creative Resumes and Video Resumes Aren't Effective

In an attempt to stand out from the crowd of other job applicants, some people get creative with their resume format and/or send videos. Over-the-top …

Employment

BeHere app uses iBeacons to automatically take attendance as students enter the classroom

A new app called BeHere aimed at teachers uses Apple’s new Bluetooth LE iBeacon technology to recognize students and automatically take attendance as they enter a classroom.<p>With the BeHere app installed, the teacher’s iPad acts as an iBeacon and students entering the classroom with an iPhone, iPad, …

Who Runs The (Social Media) World? Girls.

Behind every great social media platform stands millions of great women. And boy do they love their smartphones!<p>According to research compiled by FinanceOnline, which was taken from PEW, Nielsen, and Burst Media, women use social media more often and in more ways then men do. Facebook, Tumblr, …

A Study Claims Global Warming Could Cause 180,000 More Rapes by 2099

Paula Deen relates to Michael Sam

LOS ANGELES -- Paula Deen says she relates to Michael Sam and his desire to avoid being labeled.<p>In an interview with People magazine, Deen quoted Sam …

Los Angeles

After Her: Why our love of technology will remain unrequited

Many of us have become incredibly attached to our gadgets, rarely straying far from our phones. Human-gadget interaction is increasingly a mundane …

How Can Gay NFL Prospect Michael Sam Fit into Homophobic Locker-Room Culture?

On February 9, NFL draft prospect Michael Sam told Chris Connelly of ESPN.com "I am an openly, proud gay man." NFL teams, executives, players, fans and media proclaimed public support for Sam.<p>On February 14, the NFL released the findings of its commissioned independent investigation into the …

Richard Sherman Rant with Erin Andrews Leads to Unlikely Super Bowl Spotlight

Give him a chance to say more than a few words, and you might just fall head over heels for the Seahawks' Richard Sherman.<p>Prior to the Seahawks' NFC Championship win over the 49ers, some may have easily dismissed Sherman as a smack-talking athlete while others may have appreciated him for his …

Top Takeaways from Jonathan Martin's NBC Interview with Tony Dungy

Jonathan Martin has no problem with rookie hazing. No issue with haircuts. He's been in a locker room, talked with others inside and outside the Dolphins organization and attempted to build camaraderie with teammates to dissipate a toxic situation.<p>None of it worked. So he walked away.<p>That's just …

The truth about technology’s greatest myth

Many optimists believe that technology can transform society, whether it’s the internet or the latest phone. But as Tom Chatfield argues in his final column for BBC Future, the truth about our relationship with technology is far more interesting.<p>Lecturing in late 1968, the American sociologist …