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Becoming Estranged from My Family ‘Was the Best Thing for Me’

<i>Jessica Gross | Longreads | July 2017 | 20 minutes (5,000 words)</i><p><i>When Jessica Berger Gross told her parents not to call one summer day on a street</i> …

6 films about being single that are actually relatable

LONDON — Being single is great. But movies about being single aren't always that enjoyable or relatable.<p>Time and time again, films purporting to tell …

Breakups

10 Healthy Soups to Fill You Up, Not Out

These filling, flavor-packed soups and stews make the perfect low-calorie meal<p>Warm, filling, flavor-packed soups and stews are the perfect antidote …

Take A Ride On The Best Bike Lanes Of 2015

Queens Boulevard is notorious in New York City for pedestrian and cyclist fatalities. 185 people died on the “the boulevard of death” between 1990 …

How The World Will Transform Once There Are Environmental Sensors Everywhere

By Sean Captain5 minute Read<p>Bettina Tratz-Ryan is an optimist on topics that mostly breed gloom, like global warming and urban decay. A VP at the …

11 apps that will make you smarter

Despite the constant hand-wringing that smartphones will lead to the downfall of society, there’s mounting evidence that your phone habit may not be so bad after all.<p>In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We’ve compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your …

The Wisdom of Mr. Rogers

The below YouTube video recently resurfaced on Twitter to remind me about everything I loved, and still love, about Mr. Rogers. It’s a clip from the …

How to Make the Easiest DIY Pendant Lamp EVER

It’s time to brighten up your home decor and we have just the thing — the easiest and sleekest DIY lamp you’ll ever see. Using non-flammable leather and colored cord lamps, we’ll show you how to make an simple modern piece suitable for any room in the house. Grab the kit in the B+C Shop and start …

Crafting

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

Self-improvement

Edward Snowden Is Acting Very Strange Inside Russia

Andrei Soldatov’s beat is Russian spies, which is a hot topic for a new cold war. As editor of agentura.ru, an online “watchdog” of Putin’s …

Russia

This Floating Neighborhoods Will Be Made From 3-D Printed, Recycled Concrete

This is why the Belatchew Arkitekte group wants to build out at sea where’s there still plenty of room. It’s developing the concept of the …

Uganda army confirms rebel LRA commander in custody

KAMPALA/BANGUI (Reuters) - Uganda confirmed on Wednesday that U.S. forces in Central African Republic were holding Dominic Ongwen, a child recruit to the Lord’s Resistance Army who became a top commander of the rebel group and is wanted by the International Criminal Court.<p>The U.S. State Department …

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014

Was the music of 2014 heavier than usual, or is it just us? When the staff of NPR Music and our member station partners gather to collect our favorite albums of the year, we don't start out with a theme. We don't intend to come to an absolute consensus. We begin with questions: What do you hold …

12 Unexpected Uses For Vodka

Forget about martinis and vodka sodas, these surprising uses for vodka are about to change how you look at liquor<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>It's time to rethink how you use vodka. Sure, the spirit is still perfectly capable of creating potent adult beverages, but these new uses for the liquor may leave you …

This Wearable Gadget Turns Your Footsteps Into Battery Life For Your Phone

The wearable, called Ampy, was inspired by the fact that as devices like smartphones get smarter, the batteries inside them haven’t kept up. The more …

ArchDaily Celebrates World Cities Day: 23 Unmissable Articles on Cities and Urbanism

Last year the UN General Assembly issued a resolution to “designate 31 October, beginning in 2014, as World Cities Day.” A legacy of the Expo 2010 …

A Pickpocket’s Tale

The spectacular thefts of Apollo Robbins.<p>A few years ago, at a Las Vegas convention for magicians, Penn Jillette, of the act Penn and Teller, was introduced to a soft-spoken young man named Apollo Robbins, who has a reputation as a pickpocket of almost supernatural ability. Jillette, who ranks …

Inside The Magical Patch That Gives You A Powerful Anti-Mosquito Force Field

The Kite, developed by scientists at University of California Riverside and commercialized by an impact investing group called ieCrowd, works by …

Parallels Access: Run Mac and Windows Apps Like They Were Made for iPad

<b>Parallels Access</b> is a new iPad app launching tonight – that promises to let you experience Mac and Windows applications as is they were made for the iPad. It ‘applifies’ your Windows and Mac apps to make them feel as it they’re native iPad apps.<p>The app is published by Parellels, the makers of the …

Apps

San Francisco to chain stores: Get out!

<b>(Vadim Georgiev via Shutterstock/lightkey via iStock/Salon)</b><p>Neighborhoods are fighting back against Starbucks, Wal-Mart and the saming of America. Here’s what recent wins mean<p>Henry Grabar<p>August 31, 2013 8:00pm (UTC)<p>"Whether you're on the road or just cruising around town, your favorite McDonald's …

Why You Aren't Happy Right Now (And the Simple Fix)

Part of self-growth is taking yourself in new and sometimes difficult directions, and the reason why we do that is because we are striving to achieve more out of life. It's perfectly normal to want more from life and have goals.<p>Have you found yourself feeling like certain life circumstances outside …

Happiness

Generation X gets really old: How do slackers have a midlife crisis?

<b>Bridget Fonda and Matt Dillon in "Singles"</b><p>Gutted by the economy, shipwrecked by nostalgia, Gen X stares down a midlife crisis. Winona Ryder can’t save it<p>Sara Scribner<p>August 11, 2013 6:01pm (UTC)<p>In the 1993 movie "Falling Down," Michael Douglas plays an angry white man whose midlife crisis has him …

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

South Sudan: food fears for thousands in Jonglei as violence intensifies

Tens of thousands of people face severe food insecurity as they hide in the bush in Jonglei state, South Sudan, after another wave of violence cut …

Joseph Kony child soldier returns to terrorised boyhood village

When he was 13 Edward was kidnapped by Ugandan rebels and forced to become a soldier in the Lord's Resistance Army. He survived the longest–running …