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Feud: The Craziest Joan Crawford and Bette Davis Stories That Didn’t Make the Show

Scandalous affairs, blackmail, and even more Oscar drama.<p>Together, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis accumulated more than 200 film credits, enacting all manner of high drama onscreen over the course of their storied, Oscar-winning careers. So it is a testament to their audacious personalities and …

Hollywood

20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

Cosmology

How to raise a rock star, by Dave Grohl's mum

From Nirvana to Foo Fighters, Virginia Grohl knows what it’s like to be the mother of a rock star. Now she’s written a book comparing notes with other rock mothers including Pharrell Williams’ and Michael Stipe’s<p>What is it like to be the mum of a rock star? Is the strongest feeling pride at seeing …

Music

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of April 17, 2017)

This past week different spots throughout the world were hit with terror and deadly events, including Paris, Cleveland and Fresno, California. Three votes, on a referendum in Turkey, for prime minister in France and for a congressional seat in Georgia, had ripple effects; and U.K. Prime Minister …

16 Supremely Stylish Gyms from Around the World

From Singapore to Las Vegas to Brentwood, these chic fitness centers will inspire you to hit the gym<p>It’s not just about the workout. Gyms around the country are stepping up their aesthetics by tapping leading designers to create their spaces. Here are <i>AD</i>'s top picks.

Hotels

GQ's Best New Restaurants in America 2017

After exploring everything from neo-Nordic in Brooklyn to Korean pizza in Minneapolis to ecstatic Mexican food in LA, GQ’s Brett Martin knows the 10 restaurants you need to visit in the U.S. this year.<p>I was sitting in the courtyard at Salazar when I finally felt the spark. This was in Frogtown, an …

Restaurants

Britt Robertson Is Your Next Girlboss

If you search for #Girlboss in Instagram, you will find almost 5.5 million results. What began as the title of Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso’s 2014 best-selling autobiography has become a beacon, an inspirational slogan for millennial women hoping to harness their own innate power, take charge …

Storytelling

Kids’ book authors and publishers are so afraid to offend they’re hiring “sensitivity readers”

In a national culture newly aware of micro-aggressions and offensive speech, what you say can easily strike the wrong tone. One increasingly common solution among US book publishers: Hire someone to be offended for you. “Sensitivity readers,” starting at a small fee of $250 a manuscript, read …

Publishing

Eight words that changed the way we think

The exact origins of words are often difficult to place. But sometimes they are the inventions of ground-breaking pioneers – from Chaucer to JK Rowling.<p>Every word conceals a story, a secret history. Behind the syllables we use every day lurk countless forgotten tales. “If you know the origin of a …

Language

After the raids, fear

Rumor and terror in one immigrant community.<p>It was a Thursday morning in Austin, and suddenly ICE was everywhere.<p>A hotline for deportation-fearing immigrants — which typically got a call or two a day — started fielding a call a minute, overwhelming the volunteers manning the phones.<p>The pleas were …

Immigration

Inside The Hunt For Russia’s Hackers

Russia’s cyberwarfare operations are built on the back of their cybercriminal networks. Can the US and its allies take them down?<p>Posted on April 21, 2017, 02:00 GMT<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Just past 8 a.m. on March 14, police trod quietly through the snow to the double-fronted doors of Karim Baratov’s …

Russia

A New Study Finds Exactly When and How to Best Use Your Frequent-Flyer Miles

Summer is right around the corner, and chances are you're planning on how you'll be spending your vacation time. If you're looking to finally use …

Airlines

Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. From Politics. Then He Shaped an Election.

WASHINGTON — The day before he upended the 2016 election, James B. Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, summoned agents and lawyers to his conference room. They had been debating all day, and it was time for a decision.<p>Mr. Comey’s plan was to tell Congress that the F.B.I. had …

Can Grade-Skipping Close the STEM Gender Gap?

If girls were allowed to accelerate through school, then perhaps their peak career- and family-building years would not overlap.<p>Jane Charlton never intended to skip high school.<p>“I was planning on just skipping ninth grade,” says the renowned astrophysicist, who spent her summers taking calculus …

Education

Celebrating Science on Earth Day Around the World: Pictures

The Cult of Selena and the Fiesta de la Flor Festival

The Tejano artist’s distinctive style and sound continues to have a huge influence on her community 22 years after her death.<p>I arrive to Fiesta de la Flor, the Selena tribute festival, right before the Tejano artist and Corpus Christi native Megan Chapa takes the stage. Chapa wears a pink and …

Fashion

CNN’s Jake Tapper Is the Realest Man in “Fake News”

With the leader of the Free World now waging a self-styled war with the media, no journalist on TV has become more indignant, more combative, and suddenly more essential than Jake Tapper. The CNN anchor's ramrod brand of honest outrage has made him a bona fide star and prompted an unlikely …

Journalism

Every single movie coming out this summer

The 2017 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of the films opening through early September. Release dates and other details are subject to change.<p>April 28<p>Below Her Mouth<p>A fashion editor finds herself drawn into a steamy affair with another woman. With Natalie Krill, Sebastian Pigott, Erika Linder. …

Movies

Green Books for Eco-Minded Kids and Parents

If you’re concerned about the environment, or an advocate of green living, it’s likely that you want your child to learn about these issues too.<p>These …

Parenting

These GIFs Bring Massive Tornados to Life

Tilden, Nebraska on July 17, 2015. Mike Hollingshead<p>The first storm Mike Hollingshead chased almost killed him. On May 16, 1999, Hollingshead set out …

Climate

Here’s How to Celebrate & Curate Earth Day on Flipboard

April 22nd is Earth Day, a global celebration to encourage environmental and climate literacy. The 2017 edition also coincides with the first-ever March for Science rally and teach-in taking place at the National Mall in Washington, DC. Scientists and aficionados will be participating to defend the …

Why shopping should be a last resort

<b>Toronto illustrator Sarah Lazarovic's Buyerarchy of Needs urges people to consider other options before hitting the mall.</b><p>Sarah Lazarovic does a …

Design

Just in Time for Earth Day—3 Ethical, Sustainable Shoe Labels That Are Actually Chic

In fashion’s long, storied history, sustainability is a relatively new chapter—maybe even just a few pages. Once reserved for hemp necklaces, canvas shoes, and all-beige everything, ethical fashion has nonetheless come a long way. Heads of luxury groups are voicing their concerns about global …

The Scary Consequences of Old Electronics

Have you ever thought about what happens when you get rid of your old phone? Electronic waste may not be a splashy cause, but it's a necessary one. …

Recycling

Top 10 books about trees

From Dante to John Clare and James Joyce, matters arboreal have inspired many writers. These are among the choicest specimens<p>Every kind of tree has its own, distinctive silhouette, but I especially like the wave-shaped branches of the ashes, the open-armed oaks, wispy birches, orderly alders and …

Literature

How Bugs and Other Critters are Saving Vineyards

Sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming practices are using insects and animals in innovative ways to shape their vineyards and care for the …

Wine

10 Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands That Are Actually Chic AF

Good for the environment, good for your closet.<p>At a time when the perfect outfit is just one click away, the high demand for trendy clothing has become a major problem for the earth. Landfills are piling up with unwanted garments in earth-damaging materials, and the inhumane manufacturing process …

Clothing

The environmental cost of one day on Earth

For Earth Day 2017, our Econundrum series asks what is the environmental impact of 24 hours on Earth.

Sustainability

How Humans Are Shaping Our Own Evolution

Like other species, we are the products of millions of years of adaptation. Now we're taking matters into our own hands.<p>This story appears in the April 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p><b>When I met the cyborg Neil Harbisson</b>, in Barcelona, he looked like any local hipster, except for the …

Genetics