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The Power of Asking the Right Questions

Some think tenacity is the secret to following through on New Year’s resolutions. I think it's more about asking the right questions and having the …

An Interactive, Temporary Building Façade by Mahsa Vanaki

Custom designed, this temporary translucent skin was created as a portable façade for Berkeley-based, contemporary lighting studio Looma during an …

Packaging Design for Le Chat by Isabela Rodrigues Sweety Branding Studio

Package Design.<p>A stunning packaging project by Isabela Rodrigues Sweety Branding Studio. The design team was asked to create a fancy new packaging …

Graphic Design

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Home Tours

Books I Can't Wait to Read in 2014

I love suspense and mystery novels, and I'm really excited about several that are set to be released in 2014 (along with my own, <i>The Vanishing</i>). Here's a list of some of the ones that I'm most looking forward to.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Suspense and Mystery Books I'm Most Looking Forward to In 2014<p>Follow …

Books

19 Quirky Conundrums Only Book Lovers Understand

An avid reader is one of the best things a person can be. Not only does reading literature enhance your brain's connectivity (because, science!), it also allows you to experience other cultures, and avoid making embarrassing grammatical errors.<p>There are, however, a handful of irksome situations …

How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them. Every other week, she's sharing those recipes with Food52</i>.<p><i>Today: A cookie with the perfect combination</i> …

13-year-old gives epic TEDx talk – listen to what he says about ‘hackschooling’

As a recently certified ESL teacher, I’m not going to lie — after working within the public education system first-hand, I’d definitely consider …

Education Policy

The Pakistani servant girl tortured to death

<b>The case of a 10-year-old girl in Pakistan's Punjab province, whose employers confessed to beating her to death last week, has highlighted concerns about child rights. The BBC's Saba Eitizaz reports on a case that shocked the nation.</b><p>Human rights organisations argue that Pakistan's labour laws …

Human Rights

What the Beatles can teach the selfie generation

Miley Cyrus is one of many who seem to want fame more than anything. As the Beatles found out, it doesn't bring happiness<p>Thanks in part to social media, young people today pursue celebrity as avidly as riches. In the current warp-speed entertainment world littered with marginally talented, vacuous …

7 Cozy Sunday Suppers

These comforting dishes are perfect for lazy winter Sundays, when you've got some time to slow down and putter around the kitchen.<p><b>Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes</b><p>In this classic French beef stew known as Beef Bourguignon, meat is slowly braised in a rich brown sauce until fork-tender. It takes …

January's Reading group: Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man by Siegfried Sassoon

The hat has decreed that this month's Reading group choice shall be Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man by Siegfried Sassoon. It was nominated by TimHannigan:<p>I know that it was the book's sequel, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, which dealt more fully with the war, but when I read the former last year I …

India's New Anti-Corruption Hotline Immediately Overwhelmed By Calls

India's corruption fighter and newly elected chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the graft hotline aimed at stopping rampant corruption among bureaucrats received 3,904 calls in the first seven hours of operation on Thursday.<p>"We congratulate the people of Delhi. Everyone has become an …

Unknown Force Kicks Stars Out of Milky Way. Really.

If you could see it from the outside, the Milky Way would look like a majestic spiral of stars and glowing gas, rotating on its axis once every 200 …

New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …

Meryl Streep Lambasted Walt Disney in Front of Hollywood Elite

When Meryl Streep took the stage this week at a dinner party filled with the who’s who of Hollywood, what began as a tribute to Emma Thompson for her …

Why Dust is the Most Important Stuff in the Universe

It’s one of the astronomy’s most popular fun facts, trotted out by everyone from the geeky 1980s cosmic icon Carl Sagan to his impossibly cool heir …

Indian Diplomat Indicted in the U.S., But Set to Leave Country

The Indian diplomat who has been in legal trouble since last month for lying about her domestic worker’s wages on a U.S. visa application was granted …

Christie bridge scandal: five outrageous examples of political revenge

From Martin van Buren to Karl Rove, by way of Nixon, a brief history of the American art of political vengeance<p>The startling thing about the scandal of the George Washington bridge is how such a mundane matter as the funnelling of traffic lanes could threaten the presidential ambitions of a …

U.S. to withdraw diplomat at India's request as dispute festers | Reuters

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it would withdraw one of its diplomats from New Delhi at India’s request after Washington effectively expelled an Indian envoy at the center of a dispute between the allies.<p>Devyani Khobragade, 39, who was India’s deputy …

Life on Venus? Scientists rethink the idea of 'habitable' planets

For years, astronomers have been hunting for other planets capable of supporting life. Those efforts have relied on ground-based telescopes and spacecraft, in an attempt to identify clues about the conditions of worlds thousands of light years away. But the entire search depends on one fundamental, …

Daniel Dennett: 'You can make Aristotle look like a flaming idiot'

Daniel Dennett, a cheerleader for Darwin and atheism, attracts fierce criticism for his views on free will. He talks about his new book and explains why philosophers have to walk a tightrope<p>Big thinkers make for big targets and they don't come much bigger, physically and intellectually, than Daniel …

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …

Insects

Google Dedicated Today's Doodle To The Woman Who Took The First Picture Of DNA

But when Rosalind Franklin took an x-ray diffraction image of DNA in 1952, the scientist had captured more than a second of humanity. She created an image of the building block of humans.<p>This photo of DNA was referred to as Photo 51.<p>In her lifetime, Ms. Franklin received only token recognition of …