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The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

From the editors of Esquire.com, catch up on the year's best movies that you most likely missed out on.<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 …

Serial: The Syed family on their pain and the ‘five million detectives trying to work out if Adnan is a psychopath’

The podcast exploring the case of Adnan Syed, who was convicted of the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, has become a global phenomenon. In an exclusive interview, Adnan’s family talk to Jon Ronson about listening to Serial, toxic Reddit threads and how his imprisonment has destroyed …

How to Get Off the To-Do Treadmill

You need to learn the difference between busy and productive. Here's where to start.<p>Raise your hand if you wrote out (or typed into an app) a to-do list for the day.<p>It feels good, right?<p>Making the list helps you feel organized for the coming day, and it takes some of the pressure off your brain to …

Time Management

Why Taylor Swift is the most important artist of the millennial era

Is Taylor Swift the defining singer/songwriter of her generation—the Gen-Y answer to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, or Kurt Cobain? Glowing critical praise and blockbuster sales for her music suggest she might be.<p>What that says about Swift, and millennials, you can decide for yourself.<p>But regardless …

Britney Spears

The Art of Not Working at Work

At first, the ability to check email, read ESPN, or browse Zappos while on the job may feel like a luxury. But in time, many crave more meaningful—and more demanding—responsibilities.<p>Two years ago a civil servant in the German town of Menden wrote a farewell message to his colleagues on the day of …

Expatmothers

CLAUDIA LANDINI<p>“My two boys, 16 and 21, are quadrilingual, have lived in seven countries on four continents, have friends in almost any country and …

The Boston bombing produces familiar and revealing reactions

<b>(updated below [Wed.])</b><p>There's not much to say about Monday's Boston Marathon attack because there is virtually no known evidence regarding who did it …