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Four Awesome Northern California Hot Springs

Sure you could go up to Napa and dish out a bunch of dough to sit at a spa. But for those who like their relaxation outdoors, under the stars and in …

From Dave Grohl to Ringo Starr: the secrets of star drummers

You get none of the credit and do a lot of the work: who’d be a drummer? Deirdre O’Callaghan asks some of the best in the world. Introduction by Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint<p>I’m not sure what kind of person makes a drummer, because they are so wildly different. The star of Whiplash and a 14-year-old …

Drums

Why it pays to be grumpy and bad-tempered

Being bad-tempered and pessimistic helps you to earn more, live longer and enjoy a healthier marriage. It’s almost enough to put a smile on the dourest of faces.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>On stage he’s a loveable, floppy-haired …

Psychology
Ronald Reagan

AP Investigation: How con man used China to launder millions

ASHDOD, Israel (AP) — Gilbert Chikli was rolling in money, stolen from some of the world's biggest corporations. His targets: Accenture. Disney. American Express. In less than two years, he made off with at least 6.1 million euros from France alone.<p>But he had a problem. He couldn't spend the money. …

Corruption

The Most Ambitious Effort Yet To Abolish The Death Penalty Is Already Happening

Derided this spring as “guerrilla warfare” by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the death penalty abolition movement is coming out into the open. The 8th Amendment Project’s leaders talk with BuzzFeed News about why — and how they plan to win.<p>Henderson Hill and Rob Smith are the odd couple …

US supreme court examines life sentences for juveniles in murder cases

Justices consider whether 2012 ruling barring mandatory life sentences without parole for minors can be retroactively applied to earlier cases<p>The US supreme court on Tuesday considered a Louisiana man’s appeal of his sentence of life in prison without parole for killing a police officer at age 17 …

Baton Rouge

Supreme Court to Consider Mandatory Life Sentences for Juveniles

The mandatory life sentences of a thousand inmates who committed their crimes as juveniles could be reduced, depending on the outcome of a U.S. Supreme Court case the justices consider Tuesday.<p>Three years ago, the court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juvenile offenders in murder cases were …

Baton Rouge

The Lost, True Story Of The CIA’s Greatest Basketball Coach

How did a 1972 exhibition basketball game between Russia and Uganda become a crucible for Cold War tensions at the dawn of Idi Amin's brutal regime? Ask the former CIA agent who tried to hit the Soviets where it would hurt them the most: on the court.<p><b>From the stands,</b> Jay Mullen didn’t like what he …

63 Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

Pop, rock, rap, country, and R&B for June, in no particular order.

Pop Punk

25 Signs You are Already Successful and You're Simply Unaware

We have all had that period in our lives where we feel, regardless of what happens, we simply have nothing positive going for us. It’s easy to …

The Secret To Never Being Frustrated Again

We all get frustrated.The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn’t listening.And sometimes these …

Self-help
Latin America

When Eyewitness Testimony Goes Horribly Wrong

Guy Miles is still in prison for robbing a bank, even though two men have since confessed to the crime and say he wasn't involved. How does this happen?<p>In June 1998, an Orange County, California, bank was robbed. Three men made off with a little over a thousand dollars in cash.<p>At the time, Guy …

Crime

The Most Secretive Book in History

A bizarre medieval manuscript written in a language no one can read has baffled the world’s best cryptologists, stumped the most powerful …

How to Make Refreshing, Bubbly Homemade Sodas

Seasonal fruit and some soda water are all you need to get your bubble fix at home.<p>When we're in the mood for a treat, few things are more appealing than a tall, ice-filled glass of homemade soda. We like it loads more than the canned stuff not just because it's healthier, but also because it just</i> …

Homemade

Man Who Once Defended Georgia Sodomy Ban To Oppose Religious Liberty Bills

Former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers will team up with LGBT advocates in opposing legislation pending in the state now. Bowers is best known nationally as the man who defended sodomy laws in Bowers v. Hardwick.<p>WASHINGTON — Former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers, a man with a long …

US man walks free after 40 years wrongly imprisoned

A 70-year-old man from North Carolina has been released after serving four decades in prison for a crime he did not commit<p>A panel of judges has found Joseph Sledge was wrongly convicted in the stabbing deaths of a mother and daughter nearly four decades ago.<p>After his release on Friday, the …

Straight into Compton: house prices soar as murderous gangs reach truce

Crime is down and things are looking up in the Los Angeles home of gangsta rap, the Mayor of Compton says<p>It is quarter of a century since Straight Outta Compton, the seminal gangsta rap album, made a ten square-mile area of Los Angeles synonymous with gang violence and murder.<p>A lot has changed in …

Ohio's Experimental Lethal Injection Drugs Took Over 15 Minutes to Kill Dennis McGuire

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ohio tested out a never-before-used two-drug lethal injection cocktail on death row inmate Dennis …

25 Awesome Things You Can Buy For Under $25

Cool stuff doesn't have to be expensive.<p>A recent Reddit thread asked for the coolest products for under $25.<p>We chose our favorites.<p><b>1. Miracle berry tablets.</b><p>The tablets last for about an hour and alter your taste buds so that anything sour tastes sweet.<p>"Eat a whole lemon like it's an orange. Taste …

Shopping

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Q&A<p>Somehow newcomer Winston Duke manages to steal the show.<p>By Joshua Rivera1 day agoView More<p>GQ Style<p>Mordechai Rubinstein—a.k.a. Mister Mort—hit the …

It’s Not Just Federal Prisons: State Prisons Are a Mess, Too

Matt Berman @Mr_Berman<p>Aug. 21, 2013, 4:46 a.m.<p>In Arkan­sas, there aren’t enough pris­on beds for all the in­mates. Tasked with hous­ing 14,753 …

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

Our prisons are drugging women

When they over-medicate female inmates, detention facilities treat social inequality like a psychological problem<p>A report issued earlier this month by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that doctors have sterilized as many as 148 women inmates in California prisons during the five-year …

The 20 Best Bands at Lollapalooza You Haven't Heard

<b>This has long been my theory:</b> Festival bookers have become some of the music business's last true tastemakers. Six months or earlier, they're tasked with identifying and booking acts people will want to see the following summer. Or hopefully, next summer in a better timeslot on a bigger stage. …

Music Festivals

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …