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Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

Linguistics

According To Physicists Parallel Worlds Interact With Us

<b>According to new claims made by some physicists, there are other parallel worlds that interact with us.</b><p>Quantum mechanics is a tested science, but it …

Everything You Need to Know About Great Leadership

Leaders are not born, they are made.<p>Effective leadership can be thought of as a set of qualities and skills. Different leaders may have different makeups, different strengths and challenges. But there are certain traits that lie at the core of leadership--the qualities that all great leaders …

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers have found reading is beneficial in many ways.<p>1. Reading …

The secret Netflix tricks and codes that will change your streaming habits forever

A range of secret Netflix codes have been revealed - and they promise to help you unlock the full range of films and TV shows.<p>Not all content appears …

18 Underrated Netflix Movies That You Won’t Regret Watching

Netflix adds new content to its library every day, so it's easy to miss out on a lot of movies. But trust me, there's some great ones - you just …

‘What’s the point of a risk-free life?’ – Deborah Levy on starting again at 50

My marriage was the boat and I knew I could not swim back to it. It is also the ghost that will always haunt my life<p>Freedom is never free. Anyone who has struggled to be free knows how much it costs<p>As Orson Welles told us, if we want a happy ending, it depends on where we stop the story. One …

Books

These Are The Best Skin-Firming Neck Creams On The Market

If you have mature skin or are looking to prevent signs of aging, a good skin-firming neck cream is an important product to include in your beauty …

These Are the Sexiest Movies on Netflix That Are Actually Good

A not-so-guilty pleasure.<p>All great things revolve around sex, including movies. And thanks to the magic of Netflix, you can watch some of the best and sexiest movies in private, away from judging eyes. Don't feel weird. Some of the best movies on the streaming service are also some of the hottest.

Film Festivals

15 Adult Books Like 'A Wrinkle In Time' To Read If You Grew Up On The Childhood Classic

With <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i> taking the box office by storm, you should have already dusted off your old copy and re-read it in anticipation of seeing the …

15 Films You Can't Miss At This Year’s New African Film Festival

The <b>14th Annual New African Film Festival</b> is here, bringing fresh, innovative art by some of the fiercest crafters of black cinema.<p>The AFI (American …

Africa

A Primer on Using the Fibonacci Sequence to Compose Your Shots

Filmmaking is math. Look it up!Nature, for the most part, is a numbers game, revealing how so many of the structures we see in our world and beyond …

Bias already exists in search engine results, and it’s only going to get worse - MIT Technology Review

The internet might seem like a level playing field, but it isn’t. Safiya Umoja Noble came face to face with that fact one day when she used Google’s …

20 Super Cute Things We're Dying to Buy—from WALMART

The superstore really does have everything<p>When you duck into Walmart for toilet paper and laundry detergent, we bet you fly right by the home decor department without a second glance. <i>Turn that cart around.</i> (Alternatively, <i>get yourself to walmart.com.</i>) It took us incredibly little time to find …

Watch: This animated film teaches you the evolution of art in one minute flat

The filmmaker painstakingly made hundreds of paintings, one for each frame of the video.<p>Normally, it might take years to even take a look all the …

It's better to be single, according to science

Give Tinder a break and take yourself on a date tonight.<p>Being single has a handful of benefits, scientific research has found. Alone time is one of them.<p>Single people are more likely to not only embrace solitude, but benefit from it, recent studies have suggested.<p>Bella DePaulo, a psychologist at …

These Movies Will Hurt Your Brain (In A Good Way)

<b>WARNING: So many spoilers ahead! Plot twists unraveled. Endings revealed. Proceed at your own risk.</b><p>March 16 marks the 15th anniversary of the release …

How Actual Smart People Talk About Themselves

Hint: not by discussing IQ<p>I’ve never met or interviewed Donald Trump, though like most of the world I feel amply exposed to his outlooks and styles of expression. So I can’t say whether, in person, he somehow conveys the edge, the sparkle, the ability to connect, the layers of meaning that we …

Donald Trump

Natalie Portman’s world-renowned dancer husband launched a digital workout platform

You don’t have to be in Los Angeles or New York City to take a fitness class from one of the world’s biggest names in dance: You can now get in a …

7 Online Writing Workshops That Will Help You Write Your Novel In The New Year

So you want to "write more" in the new year. But now that the new year is nearly upon us, you're starting to spiral into a writerly panic. How will …

10 literary masterpieces on which every Russian was raised - Russia Beyond

For Russians, classical literature is more than a way to learn their language or to pass the time. Some classics that are taught at school play an important role in forming the nation’s cultural identity, and Russians often refer to them when making comparisons with similar situations, to …

20 Authors I Don’t Have to Read Because I’ve Dated Men for 16 Years

If you’ve spent enough time around dudes, you’ve BASICALLY read theseCertain writers — or artists, or film-makers, etc.— are so embedded into their …

The British Museum’s ‘Living With Gods’ Exhibition Opens With 40,000-Year-Old Lion Man As Its Star Piece

The British Museum’s dazzling new exhibition “Living with Gods: Peoples, Places and Worlds Beyond” has just opened its doors and will run from …

Everything You Need To Know About Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a little like Julia Roberts: a seasoned vet beloved by all, highly dependable, always up for awards, but rarely found at the heart …

Ultimate Art Lover’s New England Road Trip

It’s no surprise that southern Vermont and western Massachusetts are home to beautiful mountains and woodlands. But you will be delighted to discover …

The Fall Novel Guide

A privileged problem: Too many really good books came out this summer to fit them all in before Labor Day, and this fall’s reads are proving equally …

Quebec passes law banning face veils

The Canadian province of Quebec has passed a new law banning face veils.<p>The province’s parliament voted 65 to 51 in favour of the controversial legislation.<p>The new law bars face coverings for people giving or receiving provincial government services. It includes forcing those who use public …

Canada

The six must-read novels on this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist

If you’re searching for a new book to lose yourself in, this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist is the place to look.<p>The award’s judging panel narrowed this year’s selection down to just six finalists this morning (Sept. 13), with just four weeks to go until the latest winner is announced.<p><i>Lincoln in</i> …