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The best YouTubers over 50

Cooking, World War II stories, sagging bottoms and sex: five YouTubers who prove the video-sharing site isn't just for the young<p>In a sea of teenage or twentysomething vloggers - the <b>Zoella's</b>, <b>Joe Sugg's or Amazing Phil's</b>of this world - it would be easy to assume that Youtube is solely a young man's …

The FBI Agent Who Hunted N.W.A

In the late ’80s, the bureau targeted the hip-hop group for their incendiary anthem ‘Fuck tha Police,’ and transformed the rappers into First …

Inside Costume Designer Joanna Johnston's Mod World for The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Not only are A-line shapes, graphic prints, and mod accents trending on fall’s runways—thank you, Louis Vuitton, Carven, et al.—but they’re about to take pop culture by storm, thanks to **Guy Ritchie’**s <i>The Man from U.N.C.L.E.</i> Set in the 1960s like the TV show on which it’s based, the spy thriller …

Depressed? Your cellphone might be able to diagnose you

We take them to bed. We dine with them at our sides. We turn to them when we're bored, lonely, needy or procrastinating. It should come as no surprise that our smartphones -- those faithful companions we tote through life -- could detect whether depression has settled in for a stay.<p>New research …

Watch Stephen Colbert and Neil deGrasse Tyson's Pluto Debate

Stephen Colbert has been keeping himself sharp in the interim between <i>The Colbert Report</i> and <i>The Late Show With Stephen Colbert</i> with his funny, topical …

Stephen Colbert

10 Ways Obama Wants Our Unfair Criminal Justice System to Change

At the 106th annual NAACP convention in Philadelphia Tuesday evening, President Obama called for major changes to one of the country's most pressing …

Crime

App Shows You Which Surgeons Are The Most Dangerous

ProPublica's new software allows users to view surgeons' complication rates<p>In 2012, 71-year-old LaVerne Stiles had spinal fusion surgery to repair a small fracture caused by a car accident a few weeks before. When she chose between the three surgeons at her nearby hospital in central Florida, she …

Here’s Why You May Be Aging Faster Than Your Friends

We all have friends who were born in the same year but look years younger (or older) than we do. Now researchers say that such perceptions aren’t …

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

The Endless Fall of Suge Knight

On March 20th, inside the high-security wing of Los Angeles' Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, the man once called "the most feared man …

A Visual Guide To All Of Those Unpronounceable Ingredients In Processed Food

What do those mystery chemicals actually do? Take a tour of the most common additives to find out how food scientists modify what you eat.<p>If you’ve ever perused an ingredient list and wondered why there’s polyglycerol polyricinoleate in your candy bar or tertiary-butylhydroquinone in your cereal–or …

The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

What compassion does to the brain<p>In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the …

Mindfulness

See Inside The Human Heart Like Never Before

Most of us envision the human heart as some 2-D illustration from a middle school science textbook, or maybe a crude animation from a Discovery Channel special.<p>This new heart simulation, created by researchers at University of Tokyo, is so accurate that it will at times make you queasy. It takes …

Everything Known About Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof

Dylann Roof, who has reportedly confessed to killing nine inside a black church, wore pro-apartheid flags, made a ‘lot of racist jokes,’ and was …

Crime

Review: Inside Out Takes a Mind-Blowing Trip Inside the Brain

The most profound—as well as profoundly <i>good</i>—Pixar movies are the ones that seem the least plausible as story pitches. Consider <i>Up</i> (crushed by …

The 10 best jobs for millennials right now

This group is known for a lot of things. One of them: job hopping.<p>So, there's a good chance that if you're a millennial reading this, you're on the hunt for a new gig.<p>To help you decide what to do next — or, if you're a recent grad just joining the workforce, to guide you in the right direction — …

This Is How Men and Women Handle Email Differently

And yes, age affects emailing, too.<p>A recent Yahoo labs email study has kind of confirmed what you might have assumed: Men and women have slightly different strategies for communicating with each other. Maybe that's not a huge surprise, but the numbers behind the study (the largest email one ever …

6 Adventurous Men on the One Place to Go Before You Die

Forget Cancun. Think bigger the next time you need a 'break.'<p>There are people who go on vacations and there are travelers. The former go somewhere to escape and relax. The latter seek immersion, adventure, and a deeper connection with the world. We asked six adventurous men of style to tell us the …

South America

What Living In The U.S.S.R. As A Kid Taught Me About Parenting

I was surprised to find that kids in Estonia were much more independent than kids back home in the U.S. Now, as a parent, I'm taking those lessons to heart.<p>Estonian kids had a lot of freedom in 1990. At school, we would take off during our lunchtime to eat in a café, or just to roam around the city …

Parenting

#DistractinglySexy Twitter campaign perfectly skewers sexism in science

After making misogynistic comments, Nobel laureate Tim Hunt resigned from his honorary professorship<p>After Nobel laureate Tim Hunt, 77, spoke at the World Conference of Science Journalists about his "trouble with girls" in the lab, he was swiftly criticized by international media outlets, the Royal …

The New True Crime

The genre dates back to Edgar Allan Poe, but social media and a lack of public faith in criminal justice have changed the stakes for modern stories like The Jinx and Serial.<p>In the summer of 1841, police found the body of Mary Cecelia Rogers floating in the Hudson River. The authorities had their …

Crime

The hipster is dead, and you might not like who comes next

What do we call me? I’m a 26-year-old writer who lives in a gentrifying neighborhood in Brooklyn. I’m a straight white man with a single-speed bike …

An Investigation of Intimacy: Brigitte Lacombe’s Astounding Celebrity Portraits

<b>Brigitte Lacombe</b>’s photography is an investigation of intimacy. Instead of public faces hitting their marks with weary familiarity, she shows us friends caught with friends, in secretive moments. Celebrated people, under her eye, enact the complicity of the happily absorbed; the magic of her work …

How Poverty Alters the Young Brain

New research reveals a strong connection between income and the surface area of several key neural regions.<p>Behavioral scientists have made some truly groundbreaking insights into the cognitive costs of poverty in recent years. We now know, for instance, that scarcity puts a huge strain on our …

Humanity

25 Moments That Changed America

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What to Know About This Weekend's Turkish Elections

Turks head to the polls on June 7, as the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) hope to achieve enough seats to implement a new constitution …

It turns out Congrats Twitter is actually the most heartwarming form of social media

In tech and media circles, where not even a ray of sunshine is exempt from cynicism, “Congrats Twitter” is the accepted name for the mass wishing of congratulations often occasioned by a peer’s new job or promotion. The term is a commentary, perhaps mixed with a tinge of jealousy, on the mindless …

The Psychology of Simple

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.<p>For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down.<p>We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.<p>In the words of Steve Jobs:<p>“Simple can be harder …

Keyboard Shortcuts Resource List for Your Online Tools

In addition, there are a few regular shortcuts that can make browsing Facebook even faster.<p>j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories<p>l = like or unlike a story<p>c = comment on a story<p>s = share a story<p>p = post a new status update<p>/ = search<p>Typing a question mark will open the full list of Facebook …