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How to Be More Assertive, According to Research

You don’t want to fight. You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. It’s easier to just nod and give them what they want.<p>But …

The 5 Comics You Have to Read This Month

• Author: Graeme McMillan. Graeme McMillan Culture<br>• Date of Publication: 09.01.16. 09.01.16<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Summer may be gone, but …

The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.<p>“They don’t make ‘em like they used to.”<p>How often have we all heard that resigned expression? How often have we said it ourselves? ‘The death of cinema’ is debated in university film studies …

Mad Max

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• If you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments …

Books

HitFix

'Deadpool 2' Surpasses The Original On Just About Every Level<p>Vince Mancini reviews 'Deadpool 2,' a strangely enjoyable sequel that proves better than …

Iron Man

On strike at 8,848 metres: Sherpa and the story of an Everest revolution

Jennifer Peedom set out to make a documentary about the untold role the Sherpas play in helping wealthy western climbers conquer Mount Everest, but when an avalanche hit during her shoot, she ended up with an even bigger story<p>On 18 April 2014, a 14,000-tonne block of ice slid down the southern face …

Mountaineering

'Florida Man' Explains America's Strangest State

"There is an 'I don't give a f***' vibe about the place."<p>Anyone who follows weird news eventually asks, "What's the deal with Florida?"<p>The Sunshine State is often regarded as the country's leading exporter of bizarre news. Filmmaker Sean Dunne was curious about Florida's freakiness and decided to …

United States

Get Into The Alternative Holiday Spirit With Nine Of The Best Non-‘Christmas’ Christmas Movies

Christmas is just a week away, and what better way to suffer through cold, snowed-in nights with your family than watching as many Christmas movies as possible? You already know the fundamental ones: <i>Christmas Vacation, Elf, The Night Before</i>…Most X-Mas movies scream their holiday in your face, …

Mark Kermode: the best films of 2015

A female Iranian vampire, forbidden love and Pixar’s brilliant depiction of a teen’s inner turmoil helped make 2015 a great year for cinema<p>• Observer critics’ reviews of the year in full<p>You can tell how good a year was by how hard it is to compile a list of the top 10 highlights! Such was the …

Top 10

THE SHAMAN is One of the Best Sci-Fi Short Films of 2015

11 Doku-Filme, die ihr euch unbedingt anschauen solltet

Nach guten Dokumentationen fühlt man sich wie Alice im Wunderland nach einem Sturz ins Rabbit Hole: Man sieht die Welt aus einer ganz neuen …

The biological secrets that make Sherpas superhuman mountaineers

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mount Everest is the ultimate test for adventurers trying to test their boundaries, but when it comes to climbing this natural monument, one group of people excel -- Sherpas.<p>The Sherpa people are an ethnic group from Nepal who have lived in the high altitudes of the Himalayas for …

Mountaineering

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

15 Fall 2015 TV shows to watch

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's that time of the year again.<p>New fall shows are coming, and there will be familiar faces and plot lines that make you say "This reminds me of..." We present to you the 15 shows you probably want to check out for Fall 2015 TV season.<p>"Narcos" (Netflix)<p>Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel …

TV

56 Times Chandler Bing Was the Best Part of 'Friends'

Could <b>Chandler Bing</b><i>be</i> any more sarcastic? No he couldn't, and that's why we love him.<p>No "Friends" character is full of more wit, sass, and perfect line deliveries ("I'm hopeless and awkward and desperate for love!") than Chandler, played skillfully by the one and only Matthew Perry. From his …

Bing

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix, however, that it can be hard to sort through them all.<p>The streaming site does a great job picking up films beyond mainstream hits. A diverse number of overlooked films are available to just about anybody. Now is a better time than ever to catch films that may …

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

A simple experiment questioning people’s response to a picture reveals a common error that hampers our decision making. In an extract from his new book, psychologist Richard Nisbett reveals the ‘mindware’ to help us think smarter<p>Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he …

Psychology

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

<b>Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in "The Big Lebowski" (Gramercy Pictures)</b><p>It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p>Douwe Draaisma<p>May 3, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Forgetting: Myths, Perils and Compensations”<p><i>There’s no time to</i> …

Consciousness

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Books

Diese Japaner leben in Internet-Cafés, weil sie sich keine Wohnung leisten können

Besser als die drohende Obdachlosigkeit: Die Internet-Cafés sind warm, rund um die Uhr geöffnet und bieten einen letzten Rest Privatsphäre.<p>​Fumiya arbeitet als Teilzeit-Sicherheitskraft auf einer Baustelle. Eigentlich wollte er sich um eine Wohnung bemühen, aber sie war zu teuer—sein kleines Gehalt …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots<p>One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being …

Consciousness

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications<p>In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope …

Peter Thiel

The 10 Best Books of 2014, According to Everyone

Year-end "best of" lists are great for things like pop culture moments, celebrity snafus, or provocative photographs. But when it comes to a best-of …

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The Best TV I Saw In 2014 Was On Netflix, And It Starred A Talking Horse

When <i>BoJack Horseman</i> premiered on Netflix in August, it was with a lot less fanfare than we’d seen for <i>House of Cards</i> or <i>Orange Is The New Black</i>. (Heck, I think people are more excited about Netflix streaming all 10 seasons of <i>Friends</i>.) Even so, now that I’m looking back, <i>BoJack</i> was easily the high …