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House Of Cards actor dead: Reg E. Cathey, who also starred in The Wire, dies at 59

Reg E. Cathey has died [Getty]<p>The popular actor, who also starred in the HBO series The Wire, has sadly passed away at the age of 59.<p>The news of his …

Singles now outnumber married people in America — and that's a good thing

Once upon a time in America, marriage was the norm for adults. But now, for the first time since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking these numbers in 1976, there are more single Americans than people who are married.<p>That is a huge change. About 50.2 percent — or 124.6 million American …

Queen hopes Scottish independence voters will 'think carefully about future'

The Queen has made a rare intervention on the political stage to express the hope that voters will "think very carefully about the future" before the Scottish independence referendum on Thursday.<p>Speaking after the Sunday morning service at Crathie Kirk near her Balmoral estate in Scotland, the …

Data sciences help meet the challenges of the 21st century

Mass disruption<p>By 2020, the number of data-sharing devices will reach 28.1bn (from 9.1bn today). Data science will analyse the information generated, …

Royal Baby 2.0: stop rolling your eyes and enjoy the happy news

Like the five stages of grief, there is a protocol for receiving royal baby news (assuming you’re not a royalist, of course) that goes something like this:<p><b>Anger:</b> Why am I being made to think about this when there’s a whole list of more important things I haven’t got round to not-thinking about</b> …

'Why Did She Stay?' Is the Wrong Question

Graphic footage of Ray Rice beating his wife has finally forced the Baltimore Ravens and National Football League to stop their campaign to blame the …

The new, tiresome culture of outrage

There's a scene in "A Piece of Work," the 2010 documentary about comedian Joan Rivers, who died last week, in which she shoots down a heckler while performing in a casino in northern Wisconsin. In so doing, she effectively explains the purpose of humor in society.<p>After she delivers a throwaway joke …

How to Organize Your Fridge to Keep Food Fresh Longer

You’ll (almost) never have to worry about expiration dates.<p><i>This article was written by Maria Janowiak and repurposed with permission from Greatist.</i><p>Your fridge isn't just a closet for food—it’s a high-tech device that helps you store all of your favorite snacks, condiments, and meal-fixings in …

Why You Get Charley Horses—and How to Stop Them

Rid yourself of these painful muscle spasms<p>They wrench you awake in the middle of the night, or send you clutching for your calf during your morning run. Like your girlfriend’s bad moods, muscle spasms seem to flare up without warning. The bad news: “Despite all our advanced tests, we aren’t sure …

Here’s Why the Exercises You Hate Are the Best Ones For You

Read this, and you’ll never skip them again<p>Every week, you perform basic big-muscle moves like the squat, deadlift, row, and bench press. Those are your meat-and-potatoes exercises, and they’re important for revving your metabolism and building size and strength. But are you getting enough of your …

The Power of Sleep

Health<p>Search<p>CourtsThe Surprising Consequences of the Supreme Court Cases That Changed Sexual Harassment Law 20 Years Ago<p>George H.W. BushFormer …

The Smartest Travel Gear

Crying babies, endless delays, and that one aggressive seat-kicker are almost inevitable travel companions. Doesn't mean you can't have a nice journey: savvy packing will keep you collected and calm. We can't promise the same for the new parents across the aisle.<p>Upgrade Your Luggage<p>Rollers …

4 Ways You're Making Eggs Wrong (and What to Do Instead)

Such a simple food; so many ways to mess it up. We learned a few rules for making delicious eggs from Michael Ruhlman, author of Egg: A Culinary …

9 Essential Tools for Cooking Vegetables

You’ll never eat veggies the same way!<p><i>This article was written by Deborah Madison and repurposed with permission from Food52.</i><p>What is essential in the vegetable-based kitchen depends, as with any other kitchen, on what you like to cook. If you like stir-fries, then you'll have a wok among your …

America’s Best Brunch Spots

At DC's Birch & Barley, the Boozy Brunch starts with chef-y doughnut holes. In New York, The Breslin is a perfect stop for over-the-top pancakes with …

From CND to Coca-Cola: how the world's most famous logos were born

Michelin<p>The aim of advertising is first to create recognition for a brand, and then, ideally, affection and loyalty. One of the best examples of this is found in a symbol that’s 116 years old: the Michelin Man, or Bibendum as he was formally known. Four years before the man made out of tyres was …

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10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

'War Generals' of today: Blunt talk from the battlefield

WASHINGTON – Eisenhower. Patton. MacArthur. America's leaders in World War II are household names, lionized in history books and by Hollywood.<p>Today, Americans are so mired in the partisan political debates that surround the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we overlook how critical leadership matters …

Three Roosevelts Come Alive In PBS Documentary, Ken Burns' Best Yet

Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered his most resonant and famous line during his presidential inauguration speech of 1933: "So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief, that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." It was resonant because he was being defiant, and optimistic, in the face …