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You Wanted More Female Rappers? Here They Are

From viral Internet stars to Beyoncé-approved artists.<p>I grew up knowing of female rappers from all over. Lil' Kim, Foxy Brown, Yo-Yo, Mia X, and Queen Latifah were huge names who could boast of platinum and gold albums. But by the late 2000s, women's visibility in hip hop had steeply declined.<p>Then, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

Chris Hemsworth and People magazine's boring idea of what's sexy

He woke up like this: sexiest. (Sorry.)<p>In a pretty safe move, Chris Hemsworth has dethroned Adam Levine to become People magazine’s sexiest man alive for 2014. The Australian actor (who plays Thor in the Marvel franchise, and stars in the upcoming Blackhat and In the Heart of the Sea) was crowned …

This Is The Quickest And Easiest Way To Uphold Your 'Workout More' Resolution

Originally envisioned by a personal trainer and an exercise physiologist, the 7-minute workout app builds on new research suggesting that short spurts of intense exercise can provide long lasting benefits comparable to longer, more grueling regimens.<p>Anyone can use the app — all it takes is a …

What The NBA Would Look Like If Every Player Played For His Hometown Team

In aftermath of LeBron James returning to Cleveland, NBA fans and basketball writers conducted an interesting thought experiment: What would happen if every NBA player signed with his hometown team?<p>Using a fantastic database of NBA player hometowns compiled by Deadspin's Reuben Fischer-Baum last …

This Map Shows Your State's Favorite Band

Paul Lamere is the director of developer platform for The Echo Nest, a group that calls itself a "music intelligence company" for major music firms.<p>In a February study, Lamere calculated the relative number of streams for a given artist for all 50 states, using a database of his clients' users.<p>The …

15 Most Stylish Movies of Modern Time

Fashion inspiration is everywhere, as long as you’re looking. Sometimes you don’t even have to look too hard, because it’s projected 30 feet high on …

The Only 8 Numbers You Need To Do Math

Mathematicians often represent numbers in a line. Pick a point on the line, and this represents a number.<p>At the end of the day, though, almost all of the numbers that we use are based on a handful of extremely important numbers that sit at the foundation of all of math.<p>What follows are the eight …

Here’s A Moving Tribute To The Sad Dads Dragged To One Direction Concerts

The best view of the Perseid meteor shower is from space

This week is a doozy for night sky watchers, with arguably the best meteor shower of the year in the Perseids (peaking tonight) and a concurrent supermoon to boot. While there's plenty of opportunity to play the role of bug-eyed meteor paparazzo here on Earth, some of the best views of the …

Space

The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams

How the humble tree became our most powerful visual metaphor for organizing information and distilling our understanding of the world.<p>Why is it that when we behold the oldest living trees in the world, primeval awe runs down our spine? We are entwined with trees in an elemental embrace, both …

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Scuba Diving

5 Gangster Movies You Have to See

<i>Editor's Note: Marc Krulewitch's Jules Landau mysteries take place in Chicago, where he was born and where his family has lived for generations. He</i> …

This Must-See Summer Movie Took 12 Years To Make And Has 100% On Rotten Tomatoes

Director Richard Linklater has been working on the movie for the past 12 years, filming the same actors as they aged for over a decade. Between 2002 and 2013, Linklater met up with the cast for a few days a year to film a several scenes with Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, and then 6-year-old child …

15 Constellations Every Man Should Know (And How to Find Them) | The Art of Manliness

“Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,<br>Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.”<br>― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,</i> …

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

Belle review – a ripe costume drama with teeth

Amma Asante's powerful, moving and gently subversive romantic melodrama is a finely wrought tale of a woman out of time, a film that plays eloquently upon the heartstrings as it interweaves familiar personal intrigue with stirring social history. Intelligently combining the enticing pleasures of a …

It’s Tartt—But Is It Art?

No one denies that Donna Tartt has written the “It novel” of the year, a runaway best-seller that won her the Pulitzer Prize. But some of the self-appointed high priests of literary criticism—at The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The Paris Review—are deeply dismayed by The Goldfinch …

10 Life Lessons on Asking The Girl of Your Dreams Out

In my time on this planet I’ve learnt many things such as my children will probably have red hair, bad decisions make great stories and that the girl …

Want to book your favorite band? Here’s how much it’ll cost

“I wonder how much it’d cost to book ____ for my birthday/wedding/Super Bowl party/music festival/funeral?” It’s a question that’s surely floated in …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Mangoes Increase The Effects Of Consuming Marijuana

Screen addiction: Health experts say excessive amounts of time spent on phones, tablets can affect childhood development

Health experts say excessive amounts of time spent on smart phones and tablets can be addictive and affect childhood development.<p>Smart phones, …

Australians put the 'I' in idiot.

This childish desire to have our cake and eat it is reminiscent of how so many Aussies want their kids to be able to "get into the property market" …

Universal Health Care

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Watch: Childish Gambino’s new stoner film, Chicken and Futility

The last cinematic endeavor from Donald Glover was a <i>wee</i> bit heady. Inspired by his sophomore album as Childish Gambino, <i>Because the Internet</i>, the …

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …