Elizabeth Kray

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‘The Breakfast Club’ Turns 30: Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy Dish on the John Hughes Classic

Nicolas Cage almost starred as Bender? Judd Nelson got fired? Stars Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy discuss The Breakfast Club in honor of its 30th …

Ally Sheedy

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

The Brain

Eric Holder: Attorney General for life?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> There was a time when Republicans were eager to have Eric Holder gone from the Justice Department. That time isn't now.<p>GOP lawmakers began calling for the attorney general's resignation as early as 2011, and they even held him in contempt of Congress a year later.<p>Nowadays the …

U.S. Department of Justice

The Case For Being A Generous Leader

Are you a generous leader or a selfish one?<p>In my first job out of high school, when I was barely 18 years old, I had one of the best bosses out there. Lewie had no reason to give me special attention. He had no reason to be interested in my success. Yet over and over again, he mentored me, believed …

I Completed a 30-Day Minimalism Challenge In Order to "Live More Simply" And Have Less Stuff

It is just dawning on me that my life will never look "chic," "effortless," or "minimal." Though I like to think that Future Claire will have a wardrobe of expertly-tailored basics in muted tones — shirts and sweaters in shades like "pebble" and "bone" — I will always be the girl who impulsively …

Minimalism

Foreign policy alters contours of GOP race

International issues have come front and center.<p>Two days after signing the Senate GOP’s letter to Iranian leadership Monday, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul found himself stretching to square his past statements advocating the “diplomatic option” with Iran with his support for a hard-line effort that …

Foreign Policy

11 Superfoods That Work Better Together

Peanut butter and jelly. Soup and salad. Spaghetti and meatballs. There are a few classic pairings that will never go out of style. But some food …

How your face betrays your personality and health

We are more than just a pretty face. It turns out the shape, size and even colour of our looks can relay some very important information about our personalities, health and sexuality. David Robson investigates.<p>You might expect a great philosopher to look past our surface into the depths of the soul …

Psychology

The great big question about nanomaterials

A few years ago Arturo Keller began spending an awful lot of time working with pigskin—spreading things on it, lighting it up, heating it, looking at …

The 8 Worst Decisions You Can Make at a Hotel

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock (edited)</i><p>Making bad decisions is as much a part of traveling as packing your suitcase and losing followers on Instagram (really, we get it, you're having fun on vacation). When you're visiting a place you know nothing about, you're bound to get some stuff wrong. …

President Obama reads Mean Tweets on 'Kimmel,' talks Ferguson

President Barack Obama made his first in-person appearance on <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i>, discussed racial strife in Ferguson, Mo., deflected Kimmel’s …

Double Fantasy: Rarely Seen Photos of Yoko Ono and John Lennon

Nearly 35 years ago, John Lennon and <b>Yoko Ono</b> posed for their <i>Double Fantasy</i> album cover. The resulting image, by photographer <b>Kishin Shinoyama</b>, was taken during one of the couple’s last photo shoots before John’s death in December 1980. “His music, her opinions, their whole creative relationship had …

Yoko Ono

Can We Still Recognize Professional Photography?

In the wake of mass layoffs of photographers from major news organizations like the Chicago Sun Times and Sports Illustrated, the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) wanted to find out whether or not typical newspaper readers preferred — or could even tell the difference between — …

The Evolution Of Steve Jobs

If Apple’s rise depended on the standard Steve Jobs clichés, what are we to make of its dominance now? Time to revisit—and correct—the myth.<p>Wunderkind. Jerk. Innovator. Tyrant. (All of the above.) Even now, almost four years after his death, it’s hard to read a story about Steve Jobs that doesn’t …

TED 2015: Eighteen minutes to change the world

Patience Mthunzi is off to the TED conference in the Canadian city of Vancouver this week hoping, among other things, to raise money for a project that could lead to medicines being delivered via laser rather than pills.<p>As a laser physicist, she and her team at the Scientific and Industrial …

Bill Clinton

One Of The Most Important Strategies For Changing Your Habits

In an excerpt from her new book, best-selling author Gretchen Rubin explains how to schedule habit change into your daily routine.<p>The Strategy of Scheduling, of setting a specific, regular time for an activity to recur, is one of the most familiar and powerful strategies of habit formation. …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Is maple syrup the new athletic superfuel?

Winter is finally lifting across the US north-east. For Vermont, that means an end to a bitterly deep freeze – and the annual start to maple sugaring season.<p>At Slopeside Syrup, in Richmond, the trees are tapped and the anticipation is palpable. The company began making syrup a few years ago, but …

Breakfast

Life After Cancer: How the iPhone Helped Me Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle – MacStories

I've been struggling to get back in shape after chemo.<p>Since being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma (Stage IV) in late 2011, my life changed. Beyond the psychological and emotional consequences of how cancer affected me, my family, and my relationships, it is undeniable and abundantly clear that …

Fitness

Technology startups collect billions of dollars and sit on the sidelines

Niklas Östberg's startup has raised so many rounds of funding that he has almost lost track.<p>"I think officially we're probably on Series, oh, did we …

4 Steps to Successfully Cut Down Sugar in Your Diet

The average American adult consumes the equivalent of about 32 teaspoons of sugar per day. Sugar is really the number one food additive: it is added to drinks, often in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, to bread, sauces, dressings, and to all kinds of processed foods including many low-fat …

Introverts, Extroverts, and the Complexities of Team Dynamics

Let’s start with a short personality test. For each of the following dimensions, indicate the extent to which each of the following words describes you, with a 5 indicating “very much so” and a 1 indicating “not at all”: assertive, talkative, bold, not reserved, and energetic. Now sum up your …

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

Cooking

Michael Bublé sings with a cappella group in NYC subway

“I feel like a real New Yorker now,” said the singer<p>Three-time Grammy Award winning Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Bublé made an appearance at New York City's W. 67th Street subway stop today for an "impromptu" a capella performance of "Who's Lovin' You," off his new album "To Be Loved." …

Infographic: A Timeline Of The 100 Most Important Cameras Ever Made

Over a century of photographic history on one poster.<p>Time travel back to 1950 with a Best Buy circular and you basically blow minds with every page. Flatscreen TVs? Crazy. Computers? Crazy. Smartphones? Double crazy. And then you get to the cameras, and the fedora-wearing fellow with the I Like Ike …

Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

Flute

Your New Go-To Brownie Recipe

Dense and chocolatey, gooey in the center and crisp around the edges. Not sure if you were thinking about making brownies this weekend, but it's the right thing to do.<p><b>These brownies were a popular order for me at the Barefoot Contessa Store in East Hampton when I was growing up because they're</b> …