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11 must-see movies completely rejected by the Oscars

Sundance

Disney has 13 movies coming out in 2016 — here’s what you have to look forward to

The studio released its official list of movies planned for 2016.<p>Get ready for the first standalone "Star Wars" movie, two Marvel movies, and a few classic Disney animated pictures brought to life.<p>Keep reading to see what the Mouse House has in store.

Movies

RANKED: The 12 best holiday movies ever made

Some of these movies, like the holidays themselves, are very warm. Others are darker than you might expect.<p>We've come up with a list of what to watch while you are spending the holidays with your family, from the classics to a few choice curveballs.<p>These are the 12 best holiday movies to catch up …

Entertainment

To Save The Lives Of Babies And Mothers, Ask For Advice From Peru

The developing world can take a lesson from Peru.<p>In 1995, 43 out of every 1,000 Peruvian babies died before they reached their first birthday. In 2015, the number of infant deaths in Peru is expected to drop to 13 per 1,000 births. And in 1995, 220 of their mothers died of pregnancy complications …

Public Health

El Salvador: Home of the world’s strictest anti-abortion law

It's been nearly a year since Myrna Ramirez walked out of jail for the last time, but she still can't quite believe she is free. She can't believe, in fact, any of it: that she served nearly 13 years in jail for attempted murder, that she nearly bled to death in police custody, that she missed her …

5 women who have a serious chance of winning Best Actress at the next Oscars

Finally, we've got a wealth of contenders who are not just deserving, but feasible nominees, too, including actresses like Lily Tomlin ("Grandma"), Charlize Theron ("Mad Max: Fury Road"), and Blythe Danner ("I'll See You In My Dreams"), with highly anticipated performances from Jennifer Lawrence …

Cate Blanchett

“Mistress America” and the Art of Making a Living as an Artist

Noah Baumbach’s new film, “Mistress America,” which he and Greta Gerwig co-wrote, is a masterwork of entrepreneurial cinema. One of its two protagonists is an energetic, fanciful New York woman of thirty, Brooke Cardinas (Gerwig), who dreams of starting a business—a restaurant-café that would be a …

Literature

As women finish Ranger course, military faces new pressure on gender barriers

The graduation this week of two female soldiers from the Army’s famously difficult Ranger School has put new pressure on the U.S. military to make women eligible to serve across its combat ranks, current and former U.S. officials said.<p>The historic achievement by the two women, who are expected to …

Military

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

New Jersey

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Psychology

Our Best Salsa Recipes for Your Summer Dipping Needs

From pico de gallo to salsa verde, these salsa recipes will become your go-to summery dips.<p><b>We're officially naming salsa the Dip of Summer™.</b> Well, of outdoor summer parties, at least. The fresh chopped veggies and bright citrus beats dairy-based dips on any sweltering day. Here are our favorite …

Cooking

Ed Sheeran answers our 36 questions

Ed Sheeran is really suffering.<p>He may be a global superstar, but here at a Dallas BBQ joint he’s just another guy holding a tray heaped with aromatic …

The best quotes from 2015 celebrity commencement speeches

Graduating college is an exciting achievement, but the four-hour ceremonies can be a bit of a buzzkill—that is, unless a famous person is on hand to …

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

The New England Journal of Medicine

How the World’s Oldest People Live So Long

At 118, the world’s oldest woman says her secret is eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Sounds good to us!<p>How do you live to be 109 years old? Exercise, …

What could kill Obamacare

Republicans have tried to kill Obamacare more than 50 times. But the Supreme Court couldactually do it with a single ruling.<p>Justices will hear arguments Wednesday on whether most Obamacare enrollees can keep their subsidies.<p>A ruling against the Obama administration could send Obamacare into a death …

Health Care

4 reasons to care about Clinton's email

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's recent controversy over using a personal email address while at the State Department has many Republicans and political watchers suffering flashbacks to the 90s and the days of Whitewater, cattle futures, Travelgate and parsed words about President Bill …

Government

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Medicine

Drinking Coffee, for Your Health

Research suggests that a person's consumption of the beverage is determined in part by his or her DNA—and that its benefits could extend beyond a caffeine buzz.<p>In college, when I worked part-time as a barista at a local coffee shop, I would often serve the same customers day in and day out. To the …

Halting Flights to Ebola Regions Could Threaten Relief Efforts, Experts Warn

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Disease

Ebola's Territory: A Land Without Human Touch

Physical contact is an important source of comfort, one that must be avoided at all costs in infected areas. How, then, can healthcare workers soothe patients?<p>Touch is the first sense that we develop in the womb, and throughout life it continues to elicit strong emotional responses, and remains a …

Ben Affleck: five best moments

We look at five of the Gone Girl star’s most memorable performances to date. But which would you put on your own list?<p>More on Gone Girl<p>Ben Affleck – Gigli and all – has come into his own as an acting, writing, directing and producing jack-of-all-trades. He’s starring in David Fincher’s Gone Girl, …

10 Bright White Rooms

Rooms in shades of white.<p>From snow-white kitchens that sparkle to ivory hues in the bathroom, the color brightens any room in your house.

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

Table of Contents: Minimalist Glamour

The reentry, as this time of year is known to the French, calls for a return to the essentials (with some fall cleaning and editing along the way). …

Welcome, Fall! 10 Easy Décor Changes to Make as the Season Changes

Well, here we are again. On the brink of one season’s end and another’s beginning. There’s something about the start of a new season that makes us …

Mastering Warm Minimalism: Ilse Crawford in Copenhagen

Wherever Ilse Crawford goes, we follow. The London-based designer has temporarily moved her office, Studioilse, to Copenhagen and is taking up …