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Donald Trump: Narcissist, Creep, Loser

A famous scene in the great Marx Brothers’ surrealist farce “Duck Soup” has Groucho, as Rufus T. Firefly, the prime minister of Freedonia, in negotiation with Trentino, the stuffy prime minister of the neighboring country of Sylvania. Trentino calls Groucho a series of insults—“Worm!” “Swine!”—none …

Narcissism

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Most hybrids are lousy deals, here are some that will save you money

Low-emissions gasoline-electric hybrids have wonderfully clean tailpipes, but about three-quarters of the time they are a lousy long-term deal, with the most expensive among those sold in Canada costing nearly $17,000 more than a gasoline counterpart over five years.<p>The Vincentric Canadian Hybrid …

Against the Grain

Should you go gluten-free?<p>Just after Labor Day, the Gluten and Allergen Free Expo stopped for a weekend at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Each year, the event wends its way across the country like a travelling medicine show, billing itself as the largest display of gluten-free products in the …

The Frugal Watch Nerd’s Buying Guide

It’s easy to become numb to the price of fine watches. Industry prices are constantly ballooned by Swiss and German makers creating an endless stream …

'Sleep Dealer' a sci-fi sleeper

Some films seem increasingly impressive as time goes on, and one of those is<p>Alex Rivera's striking"Sleep Dealer"(2009), which won twice atSundance, taking the Waldo Salt screenwriting award and the Alfred P. Sloan Prize for a film dealing with science.<p>Adventurous, ambitious and ingeniously …

Eight of the greatest film noirs

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Playing With Magnets in a Copper Pipe

In this video, we see what happens when you drop powerful neodymium magnets through a short length of thick copper pipe, demonstrating Lenz's law. …

6 Famous Thought Experiments Explained in 1 Minute Each

Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”<p>The Open University, an online educational institute, took …

Custom-Printed Books You Design From an iPad App

If you’ve never heard of the iPad app called Paper you should check it out. It’s an app by FiftyThree that lets you capture all of your ideas as …

iPad Apps

Rosalind Franklin and the Search for DNA

In 1962, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was a awarded jointly to Francis Harry Compton Crick, James Dewey Watson, and Maurice Hugh …

10 Candies That Adults Love But Kids Hate

From salty black licorice to chili-spiked watermelon candies, the treats only an adult palate can truly appreciate<p>The other day, I realized I had a problem: Halloween is approaching, and with it my annual craving for candy. Why is that an issue? Because I've got a nearly 5-year-old daughter, and if …

Dessert

The 11 Best Growlers (and Accessories) for Draft Beer

Growlers are more than just dark glass jugs. Here are the coolest we could find, from hand-glazed ceramic to stainless steel, plus essential accessories<p>Once upon a time, you either bought beer in a six-pack or drank it by the pint at a bar. Then, in 1989, the Otto Brothers Brewing Company …

Beer

5 places to get to know the real Vienna

Vienna is known for its compact, historic First District with its pedestrian streets, coffee houses and sightseeing list of imperial palaces, museums and churches. But to really get to know the place you've got to venture further, says Viennese native Daniel Wukovits, head concierge at the swank …

Luxe Urban Camping: The Hotel Daniel Airstream in Vienna

Kitted out by a professional yacht interior designer, a 1952 Airstream at the Hotel Daniel in Vienna offers luxe minimalism for the urban camper.<p>For …

Airstream

On Canada and its poets, and getting the words right

<i>This summer, expat Craig Taylor is rediscovering his homeland through the Canadiana collection of the Abbey Bookshop in Paris's Latin Quarter. This is the eighth instalment in the series.</i><p>Some days, I feel like one of the addled city-dwellers captured in many of Zsuzsi Gartner's short stories. Some …

If You Love Playing Tag, Then This Star-Studded Trailer Is For You

Movies<p>The latest movie news, casting updates and rumors, trailer sneak peeks, and expert reviews on MTV.<p>Movies<p>Tell me, Cable ... Do you …

Grammy-winning musician JJ Cale dies at 74

The Eric Clapton and Lynyrd Skynyrd hitmaker died of a heart attack<p>If musicians were measured not by the number of records they sold but by the …