Maggie Brock

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Spoken-word fireworks

Brave and beautiful expressions from some of the world's most talented spoken-word performers, who weave stories in words and gestures.

9 TED Talks to give you wanderlust

Now That's What I Call Music 7 Turns 13: Where Are the 2001 Hitmakers Now?

July 31, 2001, may not seem like a special date to many, but some Top 40 aficionados will remember it as the day <i>Now That’s What I Call Music 7</i> hit …

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Why do we sleep?

Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns …

The Longest Day

<b>This essay was first published in LIFE D-Day: Remembering the Battle that Won the War–70 Years Later.</b><p>On June 6, 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt went to …

Sean O'Faolain Prize

Welcome to the Munster<br>Literature Centre<p><i>Founded in 1993, the Munster Literature Centre (Ionad Litríochta an Deiscirt) is a non-profit arts</i> …

18 Headphone Brands Ranked from Worst to First

Full-time rapper and part-time headphone brand Dr. Dre likes to say that “people aren’t hearing all the music.” A more accurate assessment: people …

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The lost art of memorizing poetry

In the age of search engines, perfect recall is no longer prized — and we’re taught to skim rather than remember<p><i>Why is poetry these days so hard to remember?</i><p>In my twenties, I decided to try my hand at memorizing an entire poem—mostly because I seemed to constantly find myself stuck at some boring …

50 Must-Have iPad Apps

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Why are some people stuck in their ways?

“We think we have to be successful, then we’ll be happier. But the real problem is our brains work in the opposite order,” said Shawn Achor in his …

The Exercise Accessory That's Vital to Your Workout

Without this, you may find that your gym habit seriously suffers.<p>Shutterstock<p>You've got your giant water bottle, a super-supportive sports bra, and the perfect pair of shoes—but without your earbuds, this gear may be essentially useless: In a new survey by music lifestyle brand Sol Republic, 40 …

Waffle Maker Recipes: Cinnamon Rolls, Burgers, Pizza, Cookies & More - Great Ideas : People.com

Slideshow<p>1 of 7<p>STAYING ON THE GRID<p>Cinnamon rolls — in a waffle maker? <b>Kendall Jenner</b> sent more than half a million Instagrammers into a tizzy with …

Why Radio Still Rules and Other Fascinating News on the Web

1. I’m Radioactive<p>Don’t touch that dial. While digital technology has altered the way we consume everything from music to the news, it has barely …

The Lipstick Color That Looks Like Pure Joy

<i>Certain beauty products — think NARS blush in Orgasm, Clinique's Black Honey lipstick — are so good, they're practically famous. And, while we do</i> …

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30-Second Tech Trick: How to Take the Best Selfies

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5 Tech Products Under $50 Everyone Should Own

I get asked quite a bit what my favorite tech products are. And because I have access to all the best stuff for testing as a tech journalist, …

Making A Big Decision? Why You Should Take A (Quick) Pause Beforehand

A new study affirms the importance of "taking a moment" before making a decision.<p>Researchers found that taking just an extra fraction of a second to decide something leads to improved decision-making accuracy.<p>"Postponing the onset of the decision process by as little as 50 to 100 milliseconds …

TV Jukebox: 'True Detective,' 'Originals,' 'Looking,' more music on TV

<i>Have you found yourself wondering “What’s that song?” while watching your favorite TV shows? If so, we’re here to tell you. Check out our Spotify</i> …

Readers Digest Envy - Los Angeles Magazine

I choose my cookbooks solely based on what they say about me,much the way other Angelenos pick their cars and children’s private schools. My coffee …

The 'Brain App' That's Better Than Spritz

We all have so much to read these days. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could read it <i>faster</i>? The possibility that this fond wish could actually be granted …

Read 1,000 Words Per Minute With New App

Do you struggle with finding the time to read? As they say, there’s an app for that.<p>Boston based tech company Spritz has developed a text-streaming …

The New Stress Solution

Feeling wrung out? Barring the off-chance you can drop everything and move to the South of France, check out this easy expert advice for how to keep calm.<p>As the clinical director of New York's buzzed-about YinOva Center, a holistic-based medical practice, Jill Blakeway has seen her share of strung …

10 Very Useful, Specific Words That Don't Exist In English

Have you ever tried to express a complicated feeling or situation, but just couldn’t find the word you needed? Sometimes English just kind of falls …

President Obama quotes “Caddyshack” in tribute to Harold Ramis

The president’s thoughts and prayers are with all those “who hope that he received total consciousness”<p>President Obama on Tuesday morning paid tribute to legendary comedy director, writer and actor Harold Ramis, who died on Monday at the age of 69. In his tribute, Obama gave a shout-out to his …

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Return with "History of Rap Volume 5"

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake<p>Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake are back at it again!<p>On Friday's <i>Tonight Show</i>, the duo performed the "History of …

Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon Unleash Latest 'History of Rap' on the Tonight Show

Break it down, J.T.!<p>Justin Timberlake stopped by <i>The Tonight Show</i> Friday to support pal Jimmy Fallon as he closed out his inaugural week as the …

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