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A Kiss Is Never Just a Kiss in India

Last weekend, public-minded Indian citizens moved swiftly to crack down on a grave threat to Indian culture. The provocation took the form of a …

Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

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How Politics Breaks Our Brains, and How We Can Put Them Back Together

I’m ly­ing in the met­al coffin of an MRI ma­chine, listen­ing to what sounds like jack­ham­mers and smelling my own breath go stale. My head is …

Critical Thinking

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

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Cannabis can be highly addictive, major study finds

Research conducted over 20 years links long-term cannabis use with mental illness, lower academic attainment and lower birth-weight of children<p>Cannabis can be highly addictive, cause mental health problems and lead to hard drug use, according to a major study led by a leading British expert on …

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Our science-fiction apocalypse: Meet the scientists trying to predict the end of the world

How exotic and unlikely-sounding disasters could kill every last human being<p>It’s been a summer of bad news: what with increasingly bleak-seeming geopolitical turmoil and conflict in American streets, not to mention all the carbon spewing into the atmosphere faster than ever. But I’ve been talking …

Prioritize Your Goals with Warren Buffett's Two-List System

Warren Buffett might best be known for his financial advice (which is usually very simple), but we might also learn a few things from him about …

Time Management

The World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Will Graduate High School This Year

Remember the sci-fi thriller GATTACA? For those who never saw the film and/or eschewed all pop culture in the late 90’s for some reason, it was a popular movie that came out in 1997 about genetically modified human beings. Now some literally genetically modified human babies born that same year are …

Hong Kong has entered a state of mass civil disobedience

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators are surging through the streets of Hong Kong to protest against Beijing’s influence over how the semi-autonomous territory elects its top officials.<p>Police used several rounds of tear gas to scatter the mostly peaceful crowds that had blocked one of …

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Obama: U.S. Underestimated Threat Of Militants

An 83-Year-Old Song Dominates India's Airwaves Every Year

The Hindu holiday of Durga Puja and the enduring hit that gets it started<p>On Tuesday morning, millions of people woke up at the crack of dawn, sleepily cranked on their radios, and listened to a Hindu oratorio from 1931.<p>The 80-minute radio piece, <i>Mahisasur Mardini</i> (literally, “The Annihilation of the …

Star Wars: Episode VII will have hundreds of live-action stormtroopers, actor says

<i>Star Wars: Episode VII</i>'s focus on practical effectsmeans that hundreds of actors will play extras like stormtroopers, actor Oscar Isaac told Entertainment Weekly.<p>Isaac, who starred inthe Academy Award-nominated film <i>Inside Llewyn Davis</i> last year, spoke of an excited set for the upcoming film, which …

Metal Gear Online brought back to life by professional hackers

The problem with games designed to be played online is that they can be shut down by their publishers. Decisions that often make commercial sense for the publishers a few years down the line, but which still have an impact on any remaining players.<p>One such game was Metal Gear Online (MGO), which …

9 Reasons We Miss Friends in GIFS

Watch. Laugh. Repeat.<p>Today marks the 10th anniversary of the <i>Friends</i> finale, and despite the time that's passed, we're still going through withdrawal.<p>To help ourselves cope, we've found the animated GIFS that best illustrate why Rachel Green, Monica Geller, Phoebe Buffay, Chandler Bing, Ross Geller, …

Stanley Kubrick’s “Lolita” – Poster Illustration by Bartosz Kosowski

Lolita – poster illustration by Bartosz Kosowski for Spoke Art’s Stanley Kubrick art show 2014 in San Francisco.<p>Bartosz Kosowski is a Lodz, Poland …

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Our 10 Favorite Couch Gags from ‘The Simpsons’

<i>To celebrate 25 years of</i> The Simpsons<i>, we present our latest themed week,</i> Simpsons Week<i>. Check out the first piece below and stay tuned for much,</i> …

Final Fantasy XV: The Car Is a Party Member, Says Square Enix

I recently spoke with Square Enix's Hajime Tabata at <b>Tokyo Game Show</b>. When asked about the car appearing in several different <b>Final Fantasy XV</b> clips, …

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Bill Clinton lets slip that daughter Chelsea is nearing the end of her pregnancy

Former president says he expects to become a grandfather by the end of the month<p>Bill Clinton has let slip that his family are on baby watch after saying that he expected to become a grandparent by the end of the month.<p>The former president gave a substantial clue to his only child Chelsea's due date …

The Top Pixie Haircuts of All Time

From classic icons to modern muses, these are the celebrities who prove the versatility of the cool cut.<p>From classic icons to modern muses, these are the celebrities who prove the versatility of the cool cut. Plus, see our three favorite and daring ways to style a pixie cut.

Table of Contents: Harvest Moon

Do you hear that crunch of leaves underfoot? September is our favorite season. The air is tinged both with nostalgia for our school days and …

4chan Hackers Are Threatening To Post Naked Photographs Of Emma Watson

"Emma You Are Next" features a photograph of Emma Watson wiping away a tear, as well as a countdown timer, the 4chan logo, and a message that reads "Never forget, the biggest to come thus far."<p>It is never explicitly stated what the site is counting down to, but it follows a wave of new leaked …

Why Are They Building a Skyscraper in the Middle of the Amazon?

Why Brazilian and German scientists are collaborating to erect a climate observation tower as tall as Paris's Tour Eiffel in the middle of the rainforest.<p><b>On August 15, construction began on what</b> will become the tallest skyscraper in South America—a structure as high as Paris's Eiffel Tower. But …

Seahawks shake off Broncos' stunning rally to win in OT

<b>Seattle Seahawks 26, Denver Broncos 20 (OT)</b><p><b>What happened:</b> The Broncos erased a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter, with QB Peyton Manning throwing a 26-yard TD pass to TE Jacob Tamme up the sideline and the tying two-point conversion to WR Demaryius Thomas with 18 seconds to go in regulation. …

Matt Cassel has broken foot, which means it’s Teddy Time

AP<p>The Vikings’ starting quarterback job is Teddy Bridgewater’s for the forseeable future.<p>Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters after the game that …

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Bengals' irrational patience with Marvin Lewis rewarded

Marvin Lewis should've been fired years ago, per popular NFL rationale, but the Bengals' patience has earned impressive returns in recent seasons.<p>Marvin Lewis shouldn't be here.<p>The Cincinnati Bengals head coach is sitting atop of the AFC North with a 2-0 record and convincing wins on the road …

Are You Brave Enough To Move Into A House That Hangs Off A Cliff?

This home is sure to put your bravery —and vertigo— to the test.<p>Australian housing firm Modscape is letting it all hang out with their newest home design, a house that hangs off the side of a cliff. And while the proposed home will offer unparalleled views of the ocean, it is not for the faint of …