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Walt Disney -- hero or villain? A PBS documentary tries for a balanced portrait

Nearly 50 years after his death, Walt Disney remains a divisive figure. That 20-foot berm separating Disneyland visitors from the messy realities of the outside world might as well be the wall that divides the true believers in Disney's innovative magic and those who find his creative output — the …

Science FTW: Researchers Have Made A Major Cancer Breakthrough You’ll Somehow Never Hear About Again

Well, this is amazing.<p>Earlier today, researchers at Duke University announced that they have taken a crucial step forward in the fight against …

13 Books That Will Make You Believe In Ghosts

Don't read these true-life ghost stories in the dark. You've been warned.

Books

From Schadenfreude to ringxiety: an encyclopedia of emotions

The sudden urge to kiss someone, the excitement of destroying something … many of these feelings you’ll have experienced without knowing they had a name<p>It is not always easy to put a name to an emotion. Some really do wash the world in a single colour, such as the terror felt as the car skids, or …

Literature

11 Coming-Of-Age Books With The Power To Change Your Life

There are some books that just stay with us, no matter how many decades ago we read them. In some cases, they gave voice to our lives and articulated our coming-of-age. Now, a few are showing up in our teenagers' high school literature classes, which, we suppose, technically makes them -- and us -- …

Literature

20 Surprising Indie And Rock Covers Of Pop Songs You Need To Hear

Tame Impala recently gave Kylie Minogue’s ‘Confide In Me’ a reverb-heavy makeover on Australian radio station Triple J – but what other indie …

Flaming Lips

How Signing a Major Record Deal Nearly Destroyed My Career

<i>The following comes from Terra Naomi, who was the #1 most subscribed musician on YouTube in 2006 (Puff Daddy was #2). She started the music</i> …

Los Angeles

Courtesans and street walkers: Prostitutes in art

Prostitution was a central part of daily life in late 19th Century Paris. It is key to understanding the art of the times – and everything that followed, writes Jason Farago.<p>We too often stereotype Impressionism and the other tendencies of French painting before and around 1900: a collection of …

Artists

Homo naledi, a new species of human, discovered in a cave in South Africa

Scientists find fossils of our ancient relative, who had surprisingly human-like features, in a remote cave near Johannesburg<p>Early humans buried their dead in caves, scientists have found, after discovering a new species hidden in a burial chamber.<p>At least 15 skeletons of the species - named Homo …

Demi Lovato covers Hozier's 'Take Me To Church'

Demi Lovato made a late entrance to 2015’s summer of covers. The 23-year-old put her spin on Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” Wednesday on BBC Radio 1, …

Hitler's Abandoned Hospital Is One Of The Scariest Places Ever

It's hard not to wonder what the world might be like today if the Beelitz-Heilstätten hospital, whose ruins still stand in Berlin, were never there to nurse a wounded Hitler back to health.<p>But in 1916, during World War I, it did just that. Not to mention, it also cared for many wounded Nazi …

History

Incredible "Corso Zundert" Flower Parade Honors Vincent van Gogh with Giant Floral Floats

This past Sunday, the renowned Corso Zundert parade made its way through the streets of Zundert, Netherlands. Giant floats adorned with hundreds of thousands of dahlia flowers were welcomed by an eager crowd, who witnessed the incredible work of 19 design teams. The iconic painter Vincent van Gogh …

Art

Congress' Planned Parenthood Investigation Has Turned Up 'No Evidence,' House Dems Say

WASHINGTON -- The same day the GOP-controlled House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to "expose" Planned Parenthood's "horrific abortion practices," members of another House committee announced that their federal investigation into the family planning provider has so far turned up no evidence of …

Artist pays homage to the rock 'n' roll gods by turning them into emoji

Crank up the volume on your emojis.<p>Brazillian art director and illustrator Bruno Leo Ribeiro reimagined some of music's best artists like The …

Why I Won’t Be Watching Today’s Apple Event

Here comes another Apple product announcement. Stop salivating.<p>Steve Jobs fueled the mania for Apple’s product releases in two important ways. First, he brought showmanship to the events, a combination of prestidigitation and circus blarney that Apple’s new leadership can’t match. Second, and more …

Apple

Colossal mural art from around the world Style

Supersized art: 10 radical muralists transforming cities around the world<p>Updated 10th September 2015

CNN

NYU professor: Marissa Mayer only has a job because she's pregnant

As investors eye Yahoo and speculate as to what it should do about its Alibaba problem, CEO Marissa Mayer has taken some heat. But not like this.<p>A …

Advertising

Is Your Drinking Making You Fat?

<i>By Jaqueline Burt for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>We all know that alcohol is high in calories, but that doesn't really mean we have to give up booze to get in shape, does it? Well, not exactly--but after hearing the complete answer to that rather complicated question, you're still probably going …

Alcohol
Entertainment

A promo for the new Tom Hardy movie hid a negative 2-star review in plain sight

In a piece of promotional material for the coming movie, two faces are surrounded by four and five stars from numerous publications. The faces both belong to actor Tom Hardy, who plays the Kray brothers in the movie — identical twins who were the most notorious London gangsters of the 1960s.<p>But …

Hardy

VOTD: Star Wars Poetry Highlights Saga's Visual Symmetry

In the months leading up to <b>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</b>, there’s been some renewed bashing of the prequels, mostly because they feel so far removed …

App Store

You Asked: Should I Eat 3 Big Meals Or Lots of Small Ones?

Compared to the traditional “three squares” approach to eating, the concept of grazing on micro-meals spread throughout the day is popular among …

Holistic Medicine

Do these photographers fulfil your fantasy?

Feet, bondage, public places, international love hotels. Across the globe, the subcultures of sex have been slowly drawn out as photographers face our darkest, utmost sexual desires head on. Fetishes that live in the dingy studios of 70s New York, to the dark public parks of Tokyo and neon-lit …

The Right Way to Shave Your Bikini Line | Women's Health

<b>1. Invest in a Good Razor</b><p>You use only the best products to keep your face looking flawless, so why not show your skin down below the same love? It is super-delicate, after all. Picking the right razor is the first step to ensuring you keep your bikini line in tip-top condition. “If there are more …

Skin Care

Survivor Frontman is Outraged That Kim Davis Used 'Eye of the Tiger'

It seems that the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses is a fan of the Survivor song ‘Eye of the Tiger’– but Survivor frontman …

LGBTQI

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Linguistics

7 Books That Every Middle-Aged Person Should Read This Fall

While we still have beach sand in the pages of our summer reading books, we wanted to get a jump on our fall must-read list. Here's what our Facebook followers suggested, including a few oldies-but-goodies we might have missed on the first go-round. Please add your favorite books in comments.<p><b>1. The</b> …

Books