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A New Kurt Cobain Album Is Coming in November

Montage of Heck director Brett Morgen: "You're going to hear him do things you never expected to come out of him."<p><b>Update 8/13/15:</b> Montage of Heck <i>director Brett Morgen has confirmed that the album will hit stores November 6</i> <i>and will be packaged as a soundtrack to the documentary, which will also</i> …

5 ways to make money with your phone

You don't like to think about it, but between the up-front cost and the monthly contract payments, your phone costs you a fair bit of money. What you might not realize is that it can make you money, too.<p>You won’t get rich, but you can pay for a few trips to Starbucks. Here’s how to get started.<p><b>1.</b> …

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

The Microsoft Engine That Nailed The World Cup Is Predicting Every NFL Game — Here Are Its Picks For Week 11

It's now 97-50 (66%) on the year.<p>Cortana is a Windows phone virtual assistant that uses a Bing Predicts algorithm to predict every NFL game this season.<p>The algorithm factors in things like advanced stats, homefield advantage, and weather, in addition to a public sentiment component based on …

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Your Happiness Is Your Responsibility

Contrary to popular belief, it's the way you think, not where you work, that determines whether you're happy or miserable.<p>I just read an article in <i>The Atlantic</i> about workplace happiness that made me laugh and cry at the same time. I laughed because it was so stupid and cried because millions of …

Happiness

These 11 Charts Show Everything That's Wrong With The Modern Diet

The studies are clear on this ... when people abandon their traditional foods in favor of modern processed foods high in sugar, refined flour, and vegetable oils, they get sick (1, 2, 3). Of course, many things can contribute to these health problems, but changes in the diet are the most important …

The midwest has some of the most extreme weather in the US and these are the photos to prove it

Storm chasing photographer Mike Hollingshead makes a living following America's worst storms, from snarling tornadoes chewing up Kansas farmland to supercell thunderstorms in the Dakotas.<p>A Nebraska-native, Hollingshead used to watch the Midwest's extreme weather from hills that overlooked his town. …