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NBA selects Isaiah Austin in draft

NEW YORK (AP) — Between the 15th and 16th picks in Thursday night's draft came a very special selection by the NBA.<p>Commissioner Adam Silver announced …

More countries adding graphic warnings to smokes

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia became the newest country to mandate graphic photo warnings on cigarette packs on Tuesday, joining more than 40 …

Can You Feel Something If You Don't Have a Word For It?

Have you ever had a feeling that you didn't have a word for? If you haven't, do you think that such feelings don't exist? One anthropologist's work …

These Strangers Rushing To Help One Another Remind Us We're Not Alone

The highway can be a scary place, or, as one YouTuber reminds us, it can be a place where humans come together to help one another in times of need.<p>Check out the video above, and take comfort in knowing that when it really counts, humanity's got your back.<p>h/t Good News Network

Invent Silly Ways to Count Distance When Exercising to Get Through It

Exercise is tough, and we all have various ways of distracting ourselves from the agony of it all. The Oatmeal's trick for getting through marathons …

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Doctors ask judge to allow them to let woman, 20, die

Doctors have applied to the Court of Protection for permission to let the woman die with dignity against the wishes of her parents<p>Doctors treating a 20-year-old woman patient with serious health problems have asked a judge to allow them to let her die with dignity.<p>But the young woman's parents are …

We Need To Talk About Depression

Building a startup is like climbing a mountain and being told you’ll only get the gear you need–harnesses, helmets, bottled oxygen–as you struggle toward the peak. Long hours away from family, responsibility to investors and users, and the fear of failure are extremely stressful and they sometimes …

How to Create a Lifelong Brotherhood | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post from Jonathan Mead</i>.<p>The responses from my closest male friends surprised me when I asked them this question: “What’s …

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This augmented reality motorcycle helmet could save your life

"I was in early morning traffic when an inattentive driver hit me from behind and I was thrown from my motorcycle." Ryan Shearman, founder and CEO of FUSAR Technologies, tells me at Augmented World Expo 2014. It's the kind of thing that could happen to any motorcyclist -- and indeed, happens too …

How to Get a Job: Take the Initiative | The Art of Manliness

This month, nearly 2 million students left colleges and universities around the country with a bachelor’s degree in hand. Some will be headed to …

The Truth About Andy's Dad in Toy Story Will Make You Depressed

Fine, here's what happened to Andy's dad.<p>A few months ago, I argued the theory that Andy's mother is actually Emily, the girl who originally owned Jesse in <i>Toy Story 2</i>. The post quickly went viral, as many people began debating whether or not this is true, intentional, etc.<p>Since then, literally …

Supreme Court Strikes Down Florida's IQ Threshold for the Death Penalty

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In a 5-to-4 ruling on Tuesday, the Supreme Court determined that Florida's strict threshold for …

Depression, The Shape-Shifter

By Maureen Townsend,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1nQjsdV<p><i>Shape-shifter (n.): one that seems able to change form or identity at will.</i><p>Depression is …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

10 Overlooked Truths About Action | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Kyle Eschenroeder.</i><p>“This is a holy moment. A sacramental moment. A moment in which a man feels the gods as …

On the Seventh Day, We Unplug: How and Why to Take a Tech Sabbath | The Art of Manliness

In 2012, the average American consumed 13.6 hours of media each day. By 2015, that number is expected to rise to 15.5. These figures include media …

William McRaven Texas Commencement | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following commencement address was given last week to the graduates of the University of Texas by Naval Admiral William H.</i> …

How to Communicate Your Needs in a Relationship | The Art of Manliness

As we’ve discussed before, many men these days have trouble being assertive. One of the things these “Nice Guys” struggle with is communicating their …

An Interactive Chart Of Which Jobs Your College Degree Actually Gets

What was your major in college and what jobs can it really get you? This interactive chart answers that question for all the most popular college …

Maine woman, 99, gets college degree 75 years late over $5 fee

A 99-year-old Maine woman has graduated from college 75 years after a $5 fee kept her from getting her diploma on time.<p>Beal College in Bangor awarded Jessie White her degree during a special ceremony on Friday hosted by Alan Stehle, the college's president.<p>White says the special ceremony was …

The Myth of a 'War on Religion'

A recent study found liberals were more likely to fib about attending services—showing there's still a greater stigma against atheism than belief.<p>Last week, the Public Religion Research Institute published a study showing that Americans want their fellow citizens to think they are more religiously …

Google confirms Michigan's sadness and Georgia's passion

A few notes on this analysis of Google Trends:<p>1. This is a deeply unflattering infographic about America. By rule, it must be shared with everyone on the Internet.<p>2. Georgia, where I live, is obsessed with cooking crack, butt implants, Spanx, and divorce. Speaking as a resident: this is so accurate …

Why the Supreme Court Needs Term Limits

The best solution to the increasingly politicized and unseasoned Court is to limit justices to 18-year terms.<p>This has been quite a time for anniversaries: the 50th of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 50th of the Great Society, the 60th of <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i>. Each has produced a flurry of …

How to Survive a Shark Attack | The Art of Manliness

Ahhhh…. life couldn’t be better. You’re finally on that vacation in the Florida Keys that you’ve been planning for the past year. And it couldn’t …

5 Effective Time Hacks To Stop Procrastination Fast | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.”<p>~ Jim Rohn<p>The passage of time is an infrequently used, but …

Script Your Main Talking Points to Combat Social Awkwardness

If you struggle with awkward conversations with someone new, Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich has some great tips to help you unfreeze and …