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23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

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Books

Feds to Shell: Drill, Baby, Drill in the Arctic

The Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion has ap­proved Roy­al Dutch Shell’s plan to drill off Alaska’s north­ern coast, es­cal­at­ing a col­li­sion with …

23 Classic Cocktails You Need to Know How to Make

Stormy

Readers’ recipe swap: asparagus

Nothing suggests the arrival of spring like the first crop of asparagus – and your recipes go way beyond melted butter, with ideas using aioli, arancini and Chinese flavours.<p>And next time, we’d love to see your CIDER recipes. Simply upload them (with pics if you have them) to GuardianWitness or …

Massive transit strike cripples Germany

In a country where the trains are known for running on time, commuters are getting an unpleasant shock this week: many of them are not running at all.<p>Germany is grappling with what could be its longest railway strike in decades, the culmination of a protracted dispute between labour union GDL and …

13 Locker Room Hacks That Will Make Going to the Gym So Much Easier

With these tips, there's really no excuse for skipping the gym.<p><b>1. Store bobby pins inside an old Tic Tac container so you don't lose them in your bag.</b> It's the perfect size travel container for your hairpins.<p><b>2. Use a clean contact case as a travel container for your liquid beauty products to save</b> …

Hair

Hooray! You CAN eat fast food after exercise: Burgers and chips are just as good as supplements for workout recovery, study claims

• <b>University of Montana student studied recoveries after a workout</b>• <b><br>Gave participants either fast food or supplement meals during recovery</b>• <b><br>Found there was</b> …

Germanwings co-pilot 'researched suicide methods in days before crash'

Investigators find tablet computer at Andreas Lubitz’s apartment as French prosecutors say second black box found at crash site<p>Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed flight 4U9525 last week, did online research into cockpit doors and suicide methods in the …

Space Station Flies Over Super Typhoon Maysak: Typhoon Maysak strengthened into a super typhoon on March 31, reaching Category 5 hurricane status on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale. NASA Astronaut Terry Virts captured this image while flying over the weather system on board the International Space Station. Commenting on the storm, Virts wrote, "The eye of #Maysak typhoon really stands out early in the morning with the shadow being cast deep into the vortex." His ESA crewmate on station also viewed the storm and wrote, "Commands respect even from #space: we just flew over typhoon #Maysak." Image Credit

Facebook launches collaborative clips app Riff as video war heats up

Social network brings its current total of photography and video apps up to six in battle with Twitter’s Vine and Periscope<p>Facebook has launched another video camera app. Riff for the iPhone and Android allows collaborative looping video creation – a bit like Twitter’s Vine on steroids.<p>The free app …

These Are the 11 Best Bromances of All Time

Brian O'Conner and Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious<br>Universal

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The Brain

Sleep better with six minutes of bedtime yoga

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sometimes, sleep eludes us.<p>Maybe our brains won't shut off or we find ourselves tossing and turning all night, unable to get comfortable. Whatever the reason for your lack of sleep, it takes a toll. Studies abound linking sleeplessness with increased risk of serious health problems such as …

Yoga

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

12 Celebrity Workouts Worth the Burn

If running has you in a rut or your gym has you yearning for some new scenery, then it’s time for a change of pace. Celebs are the ultimate gym bunnies to look to for inspo on what’s new and different in the fitness world, because seriously, who has the time to work out more than the likes of …

Kelly Ripa

3 Things Powerful People Do Daily

We're all busy, loaded with endless to-do lists. Busyness has even become a badge of honor. But as great as it feels to constantly be getting stuff done, it's getting in the way.<p>Many people say they're too "busy" to focus on growing themselves in their career and life, and yet they're dedicating …

Frozen Yoga? It’s Snowga

Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’

Victoria’s Secret meets de Sade?

The week’s best arts and culture reads – including Gore Vidal on Orson Welles, how to shake up biographies and a public library security guard’s ‘secret life’.<p>Living with Bob Dylan<br>Daniel Lanois et al | Uncut | 25 February 2015<br>Conversations with the producers, engineers and musicians who worked with …

Literature

The Internet really, really, really likes Carly Rae Jepsen's sugary new single

Lest non-believers think "Call Me Maybe" would be the pinnacle of Carly Rae Jepsen's career, the pop singer is back with a really, really, really, …

A hack to track everywhere you’ve been without using Foursquare

I used to obsessively check into venues on Foursquare until I realized how dumb the whole process was. I’d routinely miss parts of conversations while my phone searched for reception, or worse, I’d interrupt to ask, “What’s the name of this place?” And all this so my behavior could be tracked and …

Apps

Justin Bieber Meets 'Worst Nightmare' in New Roast Promo

Comic Jeffrey Ross helps pop star awkwardly reenact Calvin Klein<p>Justin Bieber already gamely endured an egging and sitting for a new tattoo in …

Comedy

pasta with garlicky broccoli rabe

In my humble opinion, there’s cooking and there’s cooking. (I know, I’ll just give you a minute for the staggering profundity of that sentence to …

"Fifty Shades" Filmmakers Faked Dakota Johnson's Pubic Hair

Madness.<p>As part of a panel discussion with <i>The New York Times</i> on how sexy movie sex scenes are shot, <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> cinematographer Seamus McGarvey shared some behind-the-scenes secrets. Jamie Dornan had previously gone on record discussing the "penis pouch" he wore during most sex scenes — …

Dakota Johnson

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookie Recipe

I have learned something very important about myself in the last month of cooking:<p>I’m not a fan of measuring. I would much rather just estimate.<br>• When …