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Why Horror Movies Are This Summer's Real Winners

Films like “The Conjuring 2” and “The Purge: Election Year” are just a few low-budget screamers that have done blockbuster box office<p>Summer is the …

Why Sleep Is Your Best Tool For Productivity

<i>“You can sleep when you’re dead.”</i><p><i>“There is no rest for the weary.”</i><p><i>“Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation.”</i><p>Our culture, and certainly our …

These LEGO-like recycled plastic bricks create sturdy homes for just $5,200

Colombian company Conceptos Plásticos saw two pressing issues in the world and decided to tackle both with recycled building materials. One issue is …

Design

Science may explain why some people have deeply sensitive personalities

At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would say. “Why can’t I just die?” His mother, Lori Craven, says she didn’t even know that kids his age could think such things: “Can you imagine your child saying that?”<p>Jack, now …

Autism

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

Let’s wake up and have a parenting revolution

Stop struggling, parents. Here is the key to relaxing into your family and into your parenting. Here is your permission to stop controlling, cajoling, persuading and arguing your way to children who listen to you. Shefali Tsabary, a clinical psychologist and best selling author of “The Conscious …

WHO: Zika virus ‘spreading explosively,’ level of alarm ‘extremely high’

South America’s biggest country has seen a rise in cases of a disease triggered by the little-known Zika virus being linked to a spike in birth defects.<p>South America’s biggest country has seen a rise in cases of a disease triggered by the little-known Zika virus being linked to a spike in birth …

Public Health

"If Apes Evolved From Monkeys, Why Are There Still Monkeys?"

I’m a big fan of twitter. If you’re like me and follow the, err, very interesting @TakeThatDarwin account, you’ll see retweetings of all manner of …

Review: M. Night Shyamalan's 'The Visit' Is A Glorious Return To Form

<b>M. Night Shyamalan</b> <b></b><b>roars back to life with this deliciously creepy and funny little triumph.</b><p><b>The</b> <b></b><b>Box</b> <b></b><b>Office:</b><p><i>The Visit</i> comes courtesy of Universal/Comcast Corp. and is yet another micro-budget Blumhouse production. The film, which cost just $5 million to produce, drops Thursday night at 7:00 pm. The …

Movies

I Interviewed Paul Mason About How Capitalism Is Going to End

In his new book, <i>Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future</i>, Mason predicts that we're due a new economic system, one birthed by the "smartphone generation".<p>Capitalism is on its last legs and is about to be destroyed by a generation so connected by technology that they have more loyalty to their …

Horror Fanatics Just Got 'Shudder,' A Better Site Than Netflix

Maybe less really is more.<p>Movie night sure ain't what it used to be.<p>In the era of streaming video, the options seem limitless. The likes of Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, Vudu and even YouTube offer so many movies that scrolling through them can turn into a sort of all-you-can-eat nightmare, the …

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

Why ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Nearly Fired Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart is arguably a large part of <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i>‘s success. He was his own captain, with his own way of dealing with problems, and left the seducing of alien women and sitting like a crazy person to Riker. But Riker might have taken over in season two if a cast dispute had …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Bill Maher unloads on the 'sick culture of wealth'

"I'm sure the majority of rich people have always been greedy and selfish, but this crowd today takes it to a whole new level," the left-leaning Maher said. "Somehow it is not enough to spend lavishly on themselves. They have to actively take from others."<p>In his six-minute rant, Maher used the …

Meritocracy is a massive lie: Race, inheritance and the the truth about the rigged American dream

<b>(Nejron Photo via Shutterstock)</b><p>Upward mobility has become a mirage: Rich have never had more wealth, the rest of us have never had so much debt<p>Danny Dorling<p>August 9, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Reprinted from “Injustice: Why Social Inequality Still Persists”<p>Once a process of economic polarization begins, it …

Income Inequality

Kevin Bacon’s ‘Cop Car’ Is An Almost-Perfect Road Thriller

Once upon a time, there was a student who used to like to stand outside my office and scream, “SUCK MY DICK!” at full sound barrier volume. He wasn’t alone—that school was home to many young men with similar heartfelt pangs—but he was uniquely persistent. One day, he stood outside my office and …

One downside to digital innovation: as formats die, we lose our past | Jess Zimmerman

As early internet users move into middle age and beyond, we can’t expect our youth – digital or otherwise – to be accessible forever<p>If you wanted to pinpoint people of my exact age and level of youthful internet engagement, you might call us the Homestar Runner Generation. Like Millennials, we’ve …

33 video games we'd love to see as feature films

The upcoming release of <i>Resident Evil 6</i> has us excited, but we're still waiting for that video game movie that really rocks. Hollywood seems to have a …

8 Horror Movies That Were Ahead Of Their Time - Bloody Disgusting

Saying a movie is ahead of its time can have two different meanings: 1) The film pioneered a specific filmmaking technique or 2) The film was …

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Horror Is Still Grappling with the Long, Dark Shadow of H. P. Lovecraft

A hot weekend in Atlanta with Victorian killers, zombie celebrities, and the genre's leading authors and most decked-out fans.<p>I have been a horror fanboy for as long as I can remember.<p>When I was in the second grade in sunny, sporty San Diego, I won a class prize for a "book" I wrote. Its title was</i> …

Horror

All Kids Should Make Their Own 'Minecraft' YouTube Videos

As schools continue to foolishly reduce students’ exposure to the performing and fine arts, kids are increasingly being cultivated into passive consumers, rather than active creators. They are not only losing the opportunity for free creative exploration in a variety of media, they are also missing …

The Arts

Neanderthals had outsize effect on human biology

From skin disorders to the immune system, sex with archaic species changed Homo sapiens.<p>Our ancestors were not a picky bunch. Overwhelming genetic …

The kinds of friendships you have in your 20s and 30s predicts your well-being later in life

A new study shows that when it comes to friendship, it’s quantity over quality that matters in your 20s—and vice versa in your 30s.<p>That pattern turns out to be a predictor of psychological well-being later in life, and it happens to be one that comes relatively naturally to many of us.<p>“Earlier on …

Psychology

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

Meditation