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26 Movies We're Excited To See At The 2015 BFI London Film Festival

Malian musicians, a young artist coming of age in Johannesburg, Steve Jobs' origin story, and so much more – here are some of the most exciting movies showing at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival, which starts on 7 October.

Ralph Fiennes

42 easily confused English terms that make global travelers look ridiculous

Geography is hard. Even for those of us who grew up eating every meal over a Rand McNally world map placemat, there are a lot of terms to remember. And confuse. Often, it seems people may not be aware they are using a specific term incorrectly—hence the overwhelmingly positive reception to Terry …

Language

Buckingham Palace is Falling Down And The Queen's Moving Out

Buckingham Palace is crumbling, buckets are used to catch rainwater and lead roofs need replacing. No surprise the Queen is considering moving …

17 Science Facts That Will Make You Question Everything

Use these and you will be the life of the party!

Ditch Disappointing Airport Food For Good with TripAdvisor's New Feature

Good aiport food does exist—we've got proof!—and TripAdvisor is trying to help you find it. The travel planning website/app recently launched a new …

New York City

Gmail and the (Shrinking) Luxury of Mistakes

Google’s email service now offers all of its users the blissful ability to “undo send.”<p>Among the many things that there should probably be a German word for is the feeling that comes when you realize you’ve sent a digital message prematurely. That feeling, whatever it’s called—<i>schadenschnell?</i></i> …

Framing

Will Humans Survive the Sixth Great Extinction?

Species are disappearing at an alarming rate, a new study finds. Author Elizabeth Kolbert says that raises questions about our survival.<p>In the last half-billion years, life on Earth has been nearly wiped out five times—by such things as climate change, an intense ice age, volcanoes, and that space …

What To Do When Life Doesn't Go Your Way (It's Actually a Good Thing!)

Not where you thought you would be at this stage of your life? Maybe your dream job turned out to be duller than a doctor's waiting room, or maybe …

Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.<p>That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.<p>A small study …

Nutrition

Japan's robot hotel: a dinosaur at reception, a machine for room service

The Henn na – or Weird Hotel – has opened in Japan where guests check in with robots which also deliver their luggage to rooms<p>The English-speaking receptionist is a vicious-looking dinosaur, and the one speaking Japanese is a female humanoid with blinking lashes.<p>“If you want to check in, push one,” …

Robotics

The Victorian Anti-Vaccination Movement

Today's anti-vaccination movement is not the first. Riots, pamphlets, and an outcry in 19th-century England set the stage for contemporary misinformation campaigns.<p>The dewy chill over Leicester, England, in March 1885 did not deter thousands of protesters from gathering outside nearby York Castle …

Public Health

Greece May Have to Sell Islands and Ruins Under Its Bailout Deal

“It’s basically saying sell the memory of your ancestors, sell your history."<p>Of all the aspects of Monday’s bailout deal that Greeks found …

Europe

Here's How People Make Money From Viral Videos

Andy Warhol famously introduced the idea that someday everyone would be world famous for 15 minutes. But if the pop artist had lived long enough to …

Advertising

Photos: This ‘street barber’ helps homeless people transform their look

Tattooed skater Nasir Sobhani looks too hip to be a sincere do-gooder, but every week he works miracles on the streets of Melbourne, Australia. A professional barber, the 26-year-old spends his off days offering free haircuts and shaves to homeless clients.<p>“I have a few regular street clients to …

Empathy

How to Get Your Kid Ready for the 21st Century Real World

The real world is a big, scary place, especially for a kid (and even more so for a parent). Today, it requires a plethora of skills and knowledge that are tooootally different than what youngsters years ago were expected to know. Coding, bilingualism and having a general understanding of tech can …

Kids

These 10 Movies Just May Be The Most Beautiful Ever

As we’ve mentioned before, Wes Anderson’s meticulous attention to detail, dollhouse-like set design, and fondness for centering make for some of the most easy-on-the-eyes movies. Even Anderson’s work didn’t make the cut, however, in a new video essay on the most beautiful films of all time.<p>The …

How Kate Middleton Imploded the Class System and Gave Rise of a New Kind of Brit

The Upper Middleton Class has arrived and is taking over. Their secret weapon: Mum.<p>It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that the Duchess of Cambridge is a "jolly good thing." Paeans have been written to her beauty, her radiant smile, her glorious tresses and those mystifying espadrille …

An Illustrated Tour of Ice Cream Styles Around the World

Close your eyes and think of ice cream. What do you see?<p>Depending on where you live, that answer's going to vary. A lot. Because the world of ice cream is far more diverse than most of us think. Think all ice cream is soft, scoopable, and creamy? Meet sliceable gelato and spumoni; tacky Turkish …

Ice Cream

This Is How Women In South Sudan Live War

Losing loved ones, searching for food and income, and coping with the trauma of fleeing violence all takes a toll on South Sudan’s newest mothers. BuzzFeed News' Jina Moore reports from Bentiu.<p>BENTIU, South Sudan — Martha Chuol Nyalen has a new baby she can’t feed.<p>Mother and child sit together on …

Study: How experiencing awe transforms the way you treat the people around you

From the researchers that brought you the conclusion that money makes people meaner comes a new paper: Having an awesome experience makes people nicer.<p>“Awe has an important collective function,” says Paul Piff, an assistant professor of psychology at University of California, Irvine, and the lead …

Psychology

These long lost vacation photos capture the tragicomedy of the 1990s cruise craze

In 1980, cruise ships served about one and a half million passengers worldwide. By 1990, that number had leapt to about three and a half million, according to Cruise Market Watch. In 2000, the number of people taking cruises had nearly doubled again.<p>With its glossy brochures and hyper-pigmented …

Luxury Lifestyle

Why These 6 Religious Groups Wear What They Wear

Clothing worn by religious leaders and people of devout faith often is much more than a fashion statement. A simple robe can make a Buddhist monk feel closer to Buddha, while a modest sweater can help a Mormon missionary project a professional image as she proselytizes.<p><b>Below are dress guidelines of</b> …

Hinduism

Is Tea the New Juice? How the Original Beauty Blend Is Making a Major Comeback

Another day, another I’ll-have-what-she’s-having elixir. And yet, in the midst of activated-charcoal tonics, slow-simmered bone broths, and nut milks spiked with turmeric, the most compelling health brew of the moment isn’t exactly new. Tea, naturally rich in antioxidants and low in sugar, is …

Kendall Jenner

How Friendship Fights Depression

A new study shows that a healthy mood can spread through friend groups.<p>“As everyone knows, depressed people are some of the most boring people in the world,” Mindy Kaling writes in her book <i>Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?</i> “I know this because when I was depressed, people fled. Except my best …

Depression

'There is no silver bullet': Isis, al-Qaida and the myths of terrorism

The west’s response to 9/11 was the catastrophic ‘war on terror’. Have we learned from our mistakes with al-Qaida, or is history repeating itself with Isis?<p>Fourteen years ago, in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, a series of misconceptions about Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida became widely …

Terrorism

The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

Panoramic Photography

Were Carbs A Brain Food For Our Ancient Ancestors?

Carbohydrates are a rich source of energy. That's exactly why some of us may feel a bit conflicted about them, since several recent studies and diets have suggested we should cut them to lose weight. (The latest study concluded that total calories matter most if you want to shed pounds.)<p>Our ancient …

Nutrition

World's top 500 sights revealed in Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travelist 2015

The Temples of Angkor, Cambodia top the Ultimate Travelist compiled by Lonely Planet, followed by the Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu in Peru.<p>In this first-of-its-kind list from the world’s leading travel authority, Lonely Planet’s globetrotting community of staff and writers have ranked the …

Loneliness