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It Is Never Right to Be Angry with God

“It is never, ever, ever, right to be angry with God.” Recently I said those words to a group of several hundred people and saw an incredulous look …

Why You Shouldn’t Just Believe the Bible Is True

I was once playing video games for a few minutes when I was confronted with a worldview alien to my own. “Question everything,” a quiet voice said …

10 Books That Shaped Our Teenage Years

<i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Linda Bernstein<p>Let me begin with this: The kind of YA (Young Adult) books that are marketed to teens these days (think <i>The Hunger Games</i>) didn’t exist when we boomers were in our teens.<p>In fact, I’d argue that the first actual YA book wasn’t published until 1967. I’m …

Behold the First Ever Image of a Planet and Its Star Over 63 Light Years Away

Although it might not seem like much, the photo above might just be the most extraordinary image you have ever seen. Not because of crazy high …

Jake Gyllenhaal recalls watching his first film: http://ow.ly/stc7x Photograph by Juergen Teller, styled by Simon Robins; W Magazine February 2014.

The Worst Possible Online Dating Profile

As an experiment, Cracked writer Alli Reed composed a fictitious but truly <b>awful online dating profile</b>. Her goal was to to create a persona that was …

Q&A: Kelly Macdonald

Kelly Macdonald, 37, was born in Glasgow. She was working in a bar when she was cast as the schoolgirl Diane in Danny Boyle's 1996 film Trainspotting. In 2001, she appeared in the award-winning Gosford Park, and in 2005 won an emmy for her role in The Girl In The Café. The Coen brothers' film No …

One Family's Aging Process Documented Across Two Decades

In 1991, photographer Zed Nelson asked his friend and his friend's pregnant wife if he could document the family in a portrait. The couple agreed and, since then, Nelson has continued to photograph the trio on the same day each year, in front of the same backdrop and with the same lighting in this …

100-year-old Negatives Discovered in Antarctic

A stash of exposed but undeveloped film was found at an old supply depot in Antarctica. The depot had been built by the doomed Terre Nova expedition …

Entire Eucalyptus Tree Displayed at Gallery of Modern Art

This site-specific installation aptly named <i>Eucalyptus</i> is a real eucalyptus tree located at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia. Although it has been taken out of its natural environment and placed in man's, this tree still retains its inherent serenity. There are seats in the gallery …

Looks Like 1984 in Kansas

As 2013 twists and turns to an uncertain end, it looks like we are moving dangerously backwards toward an Orwellian 1984. This pattern has become increasingly evident in one of the reddest of red states, Kansas. In Kansas social conservatives have a lock hold on power. Indeed Kansas Governor Sam …

Our 10 Favorite Books Of 2013

This was the year Seamus Heaney died, widely acclaimed as one of the major poets of the 20th century. It also was the year Alice Munro became the 13th woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.<p>For me personally, it was the year I did something I don't often do -- buy the hardcover copies of a …

From artists to politicians, a selection of the best portraits by Guardian photographers this year http://gu.com/p/3yege/fb

Photographer Has Blower Confiscated by TSA Because it ‘Could Fly Like a Missile’

It’s common knowledge that the Giottos Rocket Blowers and the TSA don’t get along. In the past we’ve told you to just leave it at home unless you …

The owner of a billboard in India dedicated to Nelson Mandela was left red faced on Thursday after discovering that what he thought was a photo of South Africa's first black president was in fact one of the actor Morgan Freeman. The billboard, written in Tamil, had been erected by the side of a road in Coimbatore as a memorial to the anti-apartheid hero and other human rights figures. More here: http://fw.to/gQgOeeM Photo: Getty/AP

3D-printed eye cells could "cure blindness"

<b>News:</b> 3D-printed eye cells could "aid in the cure of blindness" according to researchers at The University of Cambridge, who have successfully …

The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform?

"It's really weird," says Antonio Olmos. "Photography has never been so popular, but it's getting destroyed. There have never been so many photographs taken, but photography is dying."<p>I'd asked the 50-year-old, award-winning, London-based Mexican photographer what he thinks is going to happen to …

A guide to street photography: Matt Stuart, manners and human autofocus

<i>Street photography is the purest, most spontaneous way to create art with a camera. No studios, no props, no poses; all you need is the right equipment and a street with people on it. In this original series for Engadget, we'll follow three seasoned street fighters and try to glean some practical</i> …

By Anonymous: Can a Writer Escape Vulnerability?

“No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money,” Dr. Johnson told Boswell; quoted less often is Boswell’s immediate and uncharacteristically prim observation: “Numerous instances to refute this will occur to all who are versed in the history of literature.” Hello!—you need to be only …

Doris Lessing in The New Yorker

Doris Lessing, the author of “The Golden Notebook” and winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, died this weekend, at age ninety-four. Lessing published a number of pieces in <i>The New Yorker</i>. Her first, in 1955, was “A Mild Attack of Locusts,” a short story set in South Africa. Lessing didn’t …

How Writer Doris Lessing Didn't Want To Be Remembered

In the course of a long and eventful life, author Doris Lessing was many things.<p>She was a mother — and a self-described "house mother" for a procession of starving artists, writers and political refugees. She was a refugee herself, from bourgeois respectability in 1940s Rhodesia. She was a …

Parents helping children become Internet bullies

Parents fear their own children could be online bullies but still ignore age limits on social networking sites such as Facebook, study shows<p>A third of parents privately fear that their own child is bullying others on the Internet – almost as many as fear their offspring are victims, a new study …

Alzheimer's patients' brains boosted by belting out Sound of Music

Belting out classic numbers from hit musicals can boost the brain function of people with Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers who worked with elderly residents at a US care home.<p>Over a four-month study, the mental performance of patients who took part in regular group singing sessions …

Why I hate being a black man

Every time I sit on a crowded street car, bus, or subway train in Toronto, I know I will have an empty seat next to me. It's like a broken record. Sometimes I don't mind having the extra space, but other times I feel awkward, uncomfortable, and annoyed.<p>I know I have good hygiene, I dress …

Hermann Rorschach's Google Doodle celebrates his inkblot test

Hermann Rorschach, the Swiss Freudian psychiatrist credited with inventing the inkblot test that reveals unconscious elements of our personalities has been remembered today with a Google doodle.<p>Hermann Rorschach, the psychologist, has been celebrated with an interactive Google doodle.<p>Today, …

Google Doodle

We’re more or less stuck with email, so Mailbox decided to try and make it more useful

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: photo: (c) Pinar Ozger<p>Plenty of startups over the years have tried to replace email by convincing users to adopt a …

Street Life in London in 1877 - in pictures

A rare book which was one of the first examples of social documentary photography has been put up for auction. Street Life in London, written by Adolphe Smith with photography by the Scottish photographer John Thomson, was published in 1877. The aim of the book was stated as being 'to bring before …

UK population: how will it change over the next few decades?

The UK's overall population is set to reach 73m people by 2037 with the number of people aged 80 and over set to double, according to an ONS report.<p>The 2011 census put the UK population at roughly 63m, which means that the projected 2012 figure would represent a relatively gradual growth of 15% in …

How Much Does Color Define A Logo?

Graphic designer Paula Rupolo swapped the colors of competing brands’ logos. Blue Coke, anyone?<p>Seeing a logo that’s been in your life for years all-of-a-sudden rendered in different colors can be as jarring as a friend’s sudden dye job. They just don’t look like themselves. And if they just don’t …

Rant: I’m Tired of ‘White Guy Photography’ Projects

This post is prompted by, but not exactly about, the Humans of New York project/phenomenon (Side Note: This is not an anti-HONY rant. If anything, …