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5 Strange Movie Terms—Explained!

Do you call yourself a movie buff? Here are five storytelling terms to store away for movie trivia night.<p>1. Chekhov’s Gun<p>Once upon a time, Anton …

Brain scientists to work with schools on how to learn

There are calls for more evidence about academic study and the functioning of the brain<p><b>A £6m fund has been launched to make better use of neuroscience in classrooms in England.</b><p>The scheme, backed by the Wellcome Trust and Education Endowment Foundation, wants more evidence-based research into how …

Neuroscience

12 Letters That Didn't Make the Alphabet

You know the alphabet. It’s one of the first things you’re taught in school. But did you know that they’re not teaching you <i>all</i> of the alphabet? There …

Language

Otocycles Combines Vintage Style with Green Transportation

Barcelona’s Otocycles combine classic retro style with the modernity of an electric bicycle. Inspired by 1950s design, each of the Otocycles is made …

Electric Vehicles

8 Pieces That Will Change the Way You Hear Music

Put these masterpieces on your playlist and you'll never hear music the same way again.<p>1. “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin<p>Many musicians draw a …

22 Epic Places You Didn't Know Existed

The world is full of wonders... wonders we know about (the Grand Canyon) and those we might not (see below). But it's important to note that this earth we all live on is an insanely beautiful place. In case you don't have the time (or funds) to visit these spectacular places, we thought we'd do you …

Banksy captivates New York with guerrilla graffiti art blitz

Jaded New Yorkers are getting swept up in the hype over Banksy but Mayor Bloomberg fails to see the funny side<p>Famously jaded New Yorkers are getting swept up in the hype over Banksy, the renegade graffiti artist who is leaving his mark across the city this month.<br>Known for his anti-authoritarian …

38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent

Sometimes we must turn to other languages to find <i>le mot juste</i>. Here are a whole bunch of foreign words with no direct English equivalent.<p><b>1.</b> …

Language

Lorne Michaels on The 1970s and The Birth of Saturday Night Live

The 70s began for me in 1975—on April 1, 1975, to be exact. That was the day I signed on to move to New York and begin work on a new late-night comedy/variety series for NBC. And it was going to be live. As it turns out, April Fools’ Day is the right day to start work on something like that.<p>The …

infinity-imagined:

At each moment, light (as well as electromagnetism and gravitational force) is coming towards you from every direction, in a sphere around you. The light has left its location at different times, from the Moon; 2 seconds ago, the Sun; 8 minutes ago, Vega; 25 years ago, Andromeda; 2 million years ago and so on. You could imagine a set of concentric spheres, each one containing a part of the universe you are experiencing. The greater the radius of the sphere, the farther back in time you …

'We Make A Conscious Choice Every Day To Be Happy'

<i>This story is the first of four profiles of couples taking a third metric approach to matrimony, prioritizing wellbeing and fun ahead of wealth, status and being constantly "on." Look for more portraits of third metric marriages later this week.</i><p>When you first talk to newlyweds Meghan Telpner, 33, …

How Delaying Intimacy Can Benefit Your Relationship | The Art of Manliness

When is the right time to start having sex in a relationship? Not until marriage? A couple months in? The “standard” three dates? Sometimes even on …

10 Hotel Secrets from Behind the Front Desk

<b>By Jacob Tomsky</b><p>Jacob has worked on the front lines of hotels for more than a decade, starting as a lowly valet in New Orleans and ultimately landing …

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Men's Health - Fitness, Nutrition, Health, Sex, Style & Weight Loss Tips for Men

The good news: your sex life will get back to normal. The bad news? It’s gonna take a long-ass time and a lot of patience.<p>It's time for This Week in Chrises!<p>Here's what the famed producer has been eating on tour.<p>Put an end to gas and diarrhea once and for all.<p>4 simple tips for people avoiding …

Watch philosopher Daniel Dennett explain how to reprogram your brain

Drawing from the recently published <i>Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking</i>, philosopher and scientist Daniel Dennett breaks down the rhetorical signals that can indicate a shifty argument ("surely" and "rather" among them), the mental "programs" that can help people better dissect the world …

11 Neil Gaiman Quotes on Writing

Neil Gaiman is a prolific author spanning genres — he has hits in the worlds of comics, young adult fiction, grownup fiction, television, film, and …

Creative Writing

Uncommon Genius: Stephen Jay Gould on Why Dot-Connecting Is the Key to Creativity

<i>“Originality often consists in linking up ideas whose connection was not previously suspected,”</i> wrote W. I. B. Beveridge in the fantastic 1957 tome <i>The Art of Scientific Investigation</i>. <i>“The role of the imagination is to create new meanings and to discover connections that, even if obvious, seem to</i> …

How to Become a Positive Thinker

Positive thinking is a significant element of happiness. In order to become a positive thinker, determination and consistency are important. The first thing to know about positive thinking is that everyone can do it. With certain cognitive and behavioral modifications, we can all become positive …

Listen to The John Bonham Story, a Radio Show Hosted by Dave Grohl

Rock and roll bands do have a tendency to burn through drummers. The phenomenon has been so noticeable over the years that Spinal Tap did a memorable …

Improve Your Listening: 15 Tips to Improve Your Listening | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tony Valdes.</i><p>Welcome back to our three-part series on becoming better listeners. In the previous installment, …

Inka Mobile Pen + Stylus

Extreme Writers Unite!<p>Compatible with good old fashioned paper,<br>• iPads, iPhones, Androids,<br>• or any of the other touchscreen devices you have<p>There are …

A Young Frank Zappa Turns the Bicycle into a Musical Instrument on The Steve Allen Show (1963)

Last week we gave you John Cage performing his avant-garde composition <i>Water Walk</i> on the CBS game show “I’ve Got a Secret” in 1960. Now, this week, …

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Everyone has their own definition of frugality, and reason for being frugal. Discuss and debate, but don't fight over it, or be condescending to …

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