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To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

My back hurts when I sit down.<p>It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"<p>To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back …

Pain

Happy Jamaican Independence Day 2018: How the Caribbean island got its flag

Today Jamaica celebrates 56 years of independence from British rule.<p>Since 1962 - when Jamaica first gained independence - the island's spirit, rhythm …

Caribbean

The 5 most obvious Apple references in Pixar films

You might already know that Pixar movies are Easter egg gold mines. The animation studio is famously self-referential — inspiring, for example, an …

Animation

Revealed: Why Stalin stole Hitler's teeth and banished the dentist who identified them to the gulags

BOOK OF THE WEEK<p>MEMOIRS OF A WARTIME INTERPRETER<p>by Elena Rzhevskaya (Greenhill Books £24.99)<p>Picture a small burgundy-red jewellery box — the kind …

World History

Trevor Noah offers thoughtful response to French ambassador upset over World Cup joke

Trevor Noah says he's in "a little bit of trouble with the French government." Well...kind of.<p>After cracking some jokes about France's 2018 World Cup …

French Government

‘Find Your Passion’ Is Awful Advice

A major new study questions the common wisdom about how we should choose our careers.<p>Carol Dweck, a psychology professor at Stanford University, remembers asking an undergraduate seminar recently, “How many of you are waiting to find your passion?”<p>“Almost all of them raised their hand and got …

Stephen Hawking

This Artist Snuck Into a Banksy Exhibit and Put Up His Own Painting

Someone pulls a 'pranksy' at a Banksy exhibit.<p>Anyone who has heard of Banksy will know that his art is primarily graffiti, street graffiti in most …

The Iconic Urinal & Work of Art, “Fountain,” Wasn’t Created by Marcel Duchamp But by the Pioneering Dada Artist Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

In the introduction to her book <i>Broad Strokes</i>, writer and art history scholar Bridget Quinn describes her discovery of Lee Krasner, accomplished …

Is Neymar Black? Brazil and the Painful Relativity of Race

Years before he became the most expensive player in the world; before his Olympic gold medal; before the Eiffel Tower lit up with his name to greet his professional move from Barcelona to Paris, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, the Brazilian forward known to the world simply as Neymar, faced his …

Abolition

The World War One 'Victory Arch' Demolished In a New York Minute

New York City wanted a dramatic piece of celebratory architecture welcoming soldiers home from World War One. But the Madison Square Park 'Victory …

Banksy is back with 9 new fiery murals in Paris

A load of new Banksy murals have popped up in Paris, France, in the past week.<p>The works — which are Banksy's first in the French capital — have been …

Christo: The Artist Behind The Largest And Most Expensive Sculpture Ever Created

Christo has wrapped the Reichstag, turned islands pink and enabled people to walk on water. This month in London, the Bulgarian artist unveiled his newest work, a truncated pyramid floating on the Serpentine Lake. But the London Mastaba is a scaled-down version of another, far more ambitious work: …

You Don’t “Find” Your Passion in Life, You Actively Develop It, Explains Psychologist Carol Dweck, Theorist of the “Growth Mindset”

You might spend your whole life trying to find your life’s passion, or passively hoping it comes to you. Many have done so and, tragically, have …

The history behind the way Americans use forks

When the fork was first introduced to the dining table in the US, it caused controversy. Fast forward nearly four centuries later, and the small-pronged utensil still causes international arguments over dining etiquette.<p>On June 25, 1633, when governor John Winthrop, a founding father of the …

Food & Dining

You Don’t Deserve Paul McCartney’s Carpool Karaoke Tour of Liverpool but It Will Cheer You Up Anyway

<i>The Late Late Show</i>’s James Corden released a delightful special edition of “Carpool Karaoke” with Paul McCartney this week, accidentally hammering …

Armenians, Clive and the Battle of Plassey

On June 23, 1757, the Battle of Plassey led to the unlikely conquest of Bengal by Robert Clive’s army. George Bruce Malleson, in <i>The Decisive Battles</i> …

The Only 2 Core Exercises You Really Need

When it comes to strengthening your abs, keeping it simple is key. These core exercises are classic for a reason.<p>Two exercises keep proving to be …

A.P. World History Tries to Trim Thousands of Years, and Educators Revolt

No Roman Empire. No Mongols. No ancient Chinese dynasties or early Indian states. And you can forget about the Incan and Aztec empires before the Europeans dropped their anchors.<p>That’s a sample of what would be missing from the Advanced Placement World History exam if the College Board, the …

The Artwork Was Rejected. Then Banksy Put His Name to It.

LONDON — The Royal Academy’s annual summer exhibition, which opened to the public in London on Tuesday, has been one of Britain’s most popular art shows since 1769 for a simple reason: Anyone can submit a work to be displayed alongside those of names like David Hockney and Anish Kapoor, and many of …

Don't Touch! A Scientist's Advice For Spotting Poison Ivy Before It Ruins Your Summer

It was a close encounter in 2012 that made microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy.<p>The Virginia Tech professor was cutting up a downed tree with an electric chainsaw. What he didn't realize was that his power cable had been dragging through poison ivy. So at the end of the day, …

Virginia Tech

John Cage. 4'33" (In Proportional Notation). 1952/1953

<i>4’33” (In Proportional Notation)</i> is the earliest surviving score for Cage’s “silent piece,” first performed by the pianist David Tudor in Woodstock, …

This Map Shows How Low States Education Spending Has Gotten

State policymakers who discover that they put less of a premium on education than Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad may want to rethink their budgets …

Michael Jackson's Gravity-Defying Lean Continues To Fascinate

From the quarter toss into the jukebox to the cue ball crushed into powder and blown into a baddie's face to the moonwalk that lasts more than a blink of an eye, if you haven't watched the video for Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" in a while, it's every bit as magic as you remember it. Jackson …

Michael Jackson

French Researchers: Hitler Really Did Die In The Bunker In 1945

A new forensic study of remains jealously guarded by Russian intelligence for seven decades has determined with certainty what historians have always assumed — with World War II irredeemably lost by Germany, Adolf Hitler did in fact kill himself at his Berlin bunker on April 30, 1945.<p>However, the …

Why Stradivarius Violins Are Worth Millions

In 2011, a Stradivarius violin in pristine condition sold for $15.9 million. And then, in 2014, another Strad went up for auction with a minimum bid …

How to Make Your Own Ringtones for iPhone on iTunes

Your iPhone has a variety of free ringtones to peruse, and the iTunes Store has a gigantic selection of iPhone ringtones to purchase, but what if you want to make your own custom ringtone? Good news! You can make phone ringtones free using already purchased songs from your iTunes library. All you …

Windows 10

A Highly Percussive Fingerstyle Acoustic Cover of the Iconic Michael Jackson Song ‘Billie Jean’

Alexandr Misko, the remarkably talented Russian guitarist about whom we’ve previously written, performed a highly percussive, upbeat fingerstyle …

Get a Summer Shred in 21 Days with Bobby Maximus

Getting your summer abs won't be easy. It will be worth it.<p>So: You want to get ripped in less than a month?<p>It’s a big goal, especially if you're aiming to get in beach-worthy shape for the quickly approaching summer sun. And big goals require big commitments—which is exactly why you need this …

Workouts

Gallery: Artwork by Patrick Cabral

• Summer 2018<p>Layer by layer, tiny cut by tiny cut, Filipino artist Patrick Cabral crafts intricate paper sculptures of the world’s most threatened …

No I’m not grateful for colonialism, and here’s why

To begin with the British Empire is credited for ending the transatlantic slave trade – which it started<p>In Bristol, a student throws a party that promises to be a mix of “Indian glamour” and “colonial chic”, to – as the original invite (before it is changed) says – be a “luxurious yet debauch [sic] …

Slavery