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31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

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Taylor Swift vs. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: Questions We Still Have

Can Swift file a lawsuit? Was the video edited?<p>Taylor Swift and Kanye West have been feuding for seven years now, and even though they came close to …

Kanye West

The Fashion Girl's Summer Wardrobe Checklist

In the fashion world, there are essentials, and there are “essentials.” Since you’re probably familiar with the former (you know, those universal …


Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press "play", …

Turkey's state of emergency begins; critics fear overreach

The Moto Z is a good phone headed down the wrong path

Lenovo’s commitment to modular phones is ill-advised<p>I hate to be a hater, but some things just need to be said. I think Lenovo, the new patron of the Moto brand after it took over Motorola, is going down a very wrong path with its Moto Z modular smartphone series. As a company that’s losing ground …


The Psychology Behind Costco's Free Samples

Mini pizza bagels? Now we're talking.<p>In 2010, a Minnesotan named Erwin Lingitz was arrested in a Supervalu grocery store after spending an excessive amount of time at the deli counter. In the words of a Supervalu spokesperson, Lingitz had violated “societal norms and common customer understanding …

Watch Bill Murray Sing Along to Bob Dylan

"Shelter from the Storm" never sounded, or looked, so good<p><b>There are many reasons</b> we love Bill Murray — from vanquishing evil as Dr. Venkman and crashing engagement shoots to taking tickets at a minor league game. He's as approachable as he is amazing. His audience is instantly comfortable and …

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Daft Punk

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

Lorde - Team (Autograf Remix)


King of click: the story of the greatest keyboard ever made

The first thing you notice about the IBM Model M keyboard, when you finally get your hands on it, is its size. After years of tapping chiclet keys and glass screens on two- and three-pound devices, hefting five pounds of plastic and metal (including a thick steel plate) is slightly intimidating. …