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Karen Armstrong on Sam Harris and Bill Maher: “It fills me with despair, because this is the sort of talk that led to the concentration camps”

Blaming religion for violence, says Karen Armstrong, allows us to dismiss the violence we’ve exported worldwide<p>Karen Armstrong has written histories of Buddhism and Islam. She has written a history of myth. She has written a history of God. Born in Britain, Armstrong studied English at Oxford, …

5 apps to get the best prices this holiday season

Retailers have the holiday season down to a science, complete with lighting that makes you look your best (or worst), specific sale days, particular music playing and even what scent permeates throughout the store. Don't let them get the best of you.<p>Equipped with your smartphone or tablet and the …

The 30 Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)

With Oscar season just around the corner (literally -- we can see it peeking out, all gilded and glittery and begging for attention), we thought we'd run down 10 more of the best movies of 2014. (For those of you playing along at home, this is our third such rundown in three such quarters.)<p>This is …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

The Bizarre Tale of Ben Bradlee, JFK, and the Master Spy

When the editor’s gorgeous sister-in-law was killed, Bradlee rushed to find her diary. But why was James Jesus Angleton looking for it too?<p>On October …

Anthony Bourdain Has Become The Future Of Cable News, And He Couldn’t Care Less

The host of CNN’s Parts Unknown (starting again on Sunday) wants to make a great show–and challenge some cultural assumptions.<p>“Ready to eat well?” asks Anthony Bourdain.<p>The chef turned TV star is leading the way toward a pair of narrow seats at the New York outpost of a Michelin-rated Tokyo …

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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 …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

Productivity

9 black-and-white mobile camera apps go mono a mono

Monochrome is back in fashion — as if it every really left. Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras, the drama of black and white photography is being rediscovered and people are once again connecting with its subtle beauty.<p>Manipulating monochromatic tonal ranges or unicolor …

Lauren Bacall: A Photo Gallery

Robin Williams: A Photo Gallery

India rape: screaming woman ignored by passers-by in social experiment

A screaming woman locked in a van sparks scant reaction from passersby in a social experiment in New Delhi, as India once again faces up to a series of gruesome rapes and murders<p>Experts and activists said the video posted on YouTube pointed to a <b>general apathy in India about violence against women</b> …

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Big Bang breakthrough announced; gravitational waves detected

There's no way for us to know exactly what happened some 13.8 billion years ago, when our universe burst onto the scene. But scientists announced Monday a breakthrough in understanding how our world as we know it came to be.<p>If the discovery holds up to scrutiny, it's evidence of how the universe …

Palin mocks Obama's 'Yes you can'

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Sarah Palin offered a tour of the past year of anti-establishment Republican politics in a speech that stirred activists here on the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference.<p>The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee contrasted her current optimism with the …

Ancient Egyptian Soldier's Letter Deciphered After 1,800 Years

A newly deciphered letter home dating back around 1,800 years reveals the pleas of a young Egyptian soldier named Aurelius Polion who was serving, probably as a volunteer, in a Roman legion in Europe.<p>In the letter, written mainly in Greek, Polion tells his family that he is desperate to hear from …

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Mega-brothels: Has Germany become 'bordello of Europe'?

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Europe

New York City's Near-Record Snow Totals, By the Numbers

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It snowed again in New York City on Tuesday, bringing the city's total for the winter to 56.6 …

World Press Awards: 2013’s Best Pictures (Photos)

From the wrath of Syria’s civil war to the cruel reality of American domestic abuse, a look at the winning entries in the worldwide photo …

How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower

He was politically conservative, a gun owner, a geek – and the man behind the biggest intelligence leak in history. In this exclusive extract from his new book, Luke Harding looks at Edward Snowden's journey from patriot to America's most wanted<p>In late December 2001, someone calling themselves …

New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …

Uncut version of Nymphomaniac to debut at Berlin film festival

The five and a half hour version of Lars Von Trier's already-infamous film will be screened at the Berlin film festival<p>• Nymphomaniac: the first review • Nymphomaniac's orgasm poster series<p>The cinema version of Lars Von Trier's new film Nymphomaniac may be a draining four hours long, and split into …

75 Songs Qualify For The Best Original Song Oscar, Except For The Actual Best One

Seventy-five songs made the shortlist for the Best Original Song category at this year’s Oscars, and yet they couldn’t make room for the actual best movie song of the year, “Please Mr. Kennedy” from <i>Inside Llewyn Davis</i>. That song, adapted by T. Bone Burnett and the Coen Brothers from several novelty …

The Real Story and Lesson of the Abscam Sting in ‘American Hustle’

How much of the movie American Hustle actually happened, and what was the real legacy of the famous Abscam caper it’s based on?<p>What is the American …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …