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Music Writers on the Prince Songs That Defined Their Lives

Prince is dead, and that sucks, but what he leaves behind changed us forever.<p>Prince is dead at 57, and that fucking sucks. So we asked people to write about their favorite moments from his insanely rich and varied career.<p>CONTROVERSY<p>"Controversy" was the first Prince song I fell in love with. I saw …

What Made ‘Downton Abbey’ So Magical? Tim Teeman Speaks To PBS

The last episode of Downton Abbey airs Sunday night. Daily Beast writer Tim Teeman talked to MetroFocus’s Jack Ford about why it was so …

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

The Brain

Debt 'explosion' awaits unless policymakers defuse demographic timebomb, warns IMF chief

People will have to work longer and pay more taxes as ageing populations put a strain on government finances, according to the managing director of the International Monetary Fund.<p>Christine Lagarde said the challenges facing governments this century required a policy overhaul.<p>Without reforms, the …

Gene Brown Is the Guy Who Finds the Rare Samples for All Your Favorite Hip-Hop Songs

Questlove, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, Just Blaze, and DJ Premier are just some of the legendary names who have turned to Gene Brown for sampling fodder.<p><i>Photo courtesy of Gene Brown</i><p>Long before Kanye West called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to help him achieve his dreams, he dialed Gene Brown.<p>Brown, a …

The world’s most secretive places

From an isolated Pacific island without running water to a James Bond-like spy base in England, these five places are practically off-limits to even the most curious travellers.<p>The most alluring things in life are often those that are off-limits. And as travellers, this means that we’re fascinated …

North Pole

​xiao wen ju is the new face of l’oreal

And what a beautiful face it is<p>Part model, part pixie, Xiao Wen Ju has taken the fashion world by storm ever since she first magically appeared on the scene. With campaigns for Dior, Calvin Klein, and DKNY already under her belt, her career has gone from strength to strength. And now she's gone and …

Seven Major Archaeological Discoveries of 2015

From sunken treasure to ceremonial bobcat burials, it's time to look back at the year's biggest finds.<p>2015 was a year when archaeology frequently made headlines around the world, but unfortunately, it was all too often for the same terrible reason. This was the year when ISIS (Islamic State) …

Archaeology

The 12 Most Outrageous Science Scandals Of 2015

...in chronological order.<p>For seven years, people have been protesting against the construction of the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, one of indigenous Hawaiians' most sacred sites. But the controversy exploded this April, when dozens of protesters were arrested.<p>The protests …

The 10 Most Beautiful Snow Castles In the World

With stunning scenery and majestic fortresses, these are the cold-weather climes we actually wouldn't mind visiting.

Is your emergency fund too big?

Having a substantial emergency fund should be a priority. It can help cover emergency or unexpected costs. However, having an emergency fund that is …

Personal Finance

16 Emma Watson-Approved Books to Add to Your Reading List

Because who better to get a rec from than Belle/Hermione?<p>As we all know by now, Emma Watson is playing Belle in the live-action remake of <i>Beauty in the Beast</i>. As we also know (from our<p>childhoodlifelong obsession with Disney princesses), Belle is the ultimate bookworm. Therefore, by the transitive …

Books

A Guide to the Groundbreaking Board Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Some of the cleverest, most exciting, and original ideas in gaming aren't on your PC or your console, but they could be on your kitchen table.<p>I was sitting in the middle of a crowded coffee shop, and my wife was holding a gun to my head.<p>It was a troubling situation, alleviated only slightly by the …

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

University of California

15 Year-End Tax Moves to Lower Your Tax Bill

<i>The following article is provided by Lisa Hay, personal finance blogger for Ascend Financial.</i><p>Year-end planning is about finding the right year in …

Is it Time to Finally Buy a Generator? - Consumer Reports

Y ou’re settled in safe at home when suddenly the lights go out and the comforting hums of the refrigerator and furnace fade out. As you rummage …

The Fight Over Your Utility Dollar - Consumer Reports

Rising rates for energy<p>Currently, utilities can’t just jack up the cost of electricity when it suits their bottom line. State laws require them to …

Hidden Helpers in Your Phone - Consumer Reports

<b>Google Now (</b>Android, iPhone)<p><b>What it is:</b> Google Now works in the background, tracking your travels (even when you’re not using Maps), your calendar …

How to Nail Your Next DIY Project

Americans will spend about $200 billion dollars this year fixing up their homes—nearly a fifth in the form of DIY projects. That’s a lot of freshly …

How to Read a Lightbulb Label | Lightbulb Reviews - Consumer Reports

Now that incandescent lightbulbs have largely been replaced by energy-saving LEDs and CFLs, a trip down the lightbulb aisle can be confounding. Not …

Financial Infidelity: How Much Do You Know About Your Partner's Finances?

Although 72 percent of couples participating in Fidelity Investments 2015 Couples Retirement Study say they communicate exceptionally or very well …

New Nest Thermostat is Slim and Bright

Nest, which put the sexy in thermostats, is at it again with a newer, slimmer, easier-to-read version of its Learning Thermostat. The third …

Sound Bars at Every Price

The next time you’re admiring your TV’s super-svelte profile, consider that its inspired design probably makes for less-than-stellar sound quality. …

Turn Off These 3 Features in Your TV

So you've finally sprung for that colossal-sized Ultra HD TV, set it up in your family room, and well, it doesn't look quite as awesome as you …

How to Buy a TV That's Right for You - Consumer Reports

Go big<p>Samsung UN65JS9500, $4,500<p>Sometimes the widely hyped “next big thing” in TV tech turns out to be a painful waste of money, which is why a lot …

Younger Adults More Likely to Use New Gadgets for Hearing Loss

If you have hearing loss, like one in six adults in the U.S., you probably haven’t done anything about it: Less than half have gone to a doctor or …

4 Products On Deep Discount in October

Consumer Reports tracks the prices of the products we test, so we can tell you month by month what to purchase on deep discount. Plus, we provide …