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Can a showdown be averted in Gambia? | The Gambia

Yahya Jammeh doesn't recognise the recent election result.<p>His term ends next Wednesday and regional powers are threatening to remove him by force if he doesn't step down.<p>Jammeh insists the election he lost last month to Adama Barrow was rigged.<p>Critics say he's holding on to power to keep his …

Africa

The Most Perfect Rap Song Ever Written: Auditorium

In Hip Hop, much like jazz music, the creation process is often a very fickle thing. Some of Miles Davis’ best work came with certain musicians, the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Lillie Harden was Bill Clinton’s welfare reform success story. Welfare reform failed her.

Honoring Harden's legacy includes recognizing the limits of welfare reform that doesn't reform what makes welfare necessary.<p>Twenty years ago Monday, President Bill Clinton sat on the White House lawn under the sweltering summer sun and signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity …

The Hidden Science of Elevators

How powerful algorithms decide when that elevator car is finally going to come pick you up.<p>You walk to the elevator bay, hit the "up" button, and stand around for what feels like forever before hearing that reassuring "ding." It's enough to make you scream, especially as you look up at the cars' …

Engineering

How America Online’s attempt to partner with Apple went disastrously awry

<i>As the company that would become America Online got off the ground in the late 1980s, co-founder Steve Case was determined to strike up a partnership with Apple. But as Case explains in this excerpt from his new book</i> The Third Wave<i>, the reality of working with the tech giant turned out to be very</i> …

Gravity Isn't the Main Reason Your Breasts Sag

Ladies, fret as we may, some of us have (or will have) saggier breasts than others. Some point their fingers at gravity and others at the bras we …

BLS says 665,000 job losses, unadjusted

A new Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows that there were 665,000 jobs lost in January, before accounting for the seasonal adjustment.<p>The …

Employment

Intelligent people are genetically predisposed to be healthier, experts find

Some people really do win the genetic lottery.<p>For the first time, scientists have shown that intelligence is linked to good health, so those blessed with brains are also less likely to become sick, develop disease or die early.<p>The reason is down to genes. An international team, led by the …

Genetics

Playing the $1.5 billion Powerball? These are the numbers that get drawn the most

The anticipation building up towards today’s Powerball drawing, with its $1.5 billion jackpot, understandably has the nation buzzing. Of course, it …

How to Buy Happiness: The Purchases Most Likely to Bring You Joy

While true happiness may be something that can only be found in the heart, there are plenty of arguments that say money <i>can</i> actually buy you some …

How Iggy Azalea mastered her ‘blaccent’

SURELY, the strangest turn on the music scene in recent years was a white Australian’s ascent to the pinnacle of American hip-hop. For a spell, Iggy Azalea was the Donald Trump of the rap game: racially divisive, prone to ugly rants — and confoundingly popular.<p>With her debut single “Fancy,” she …

Linguistics

The Top 21 Destinations for 2016 [SLIDESHOW]

Robb Report<p>Motors<p>Aviation<br>• Cars<br>• Marine<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Car of the Month<p>Travel<p>Destinations<br>• Hotels<br>• Resorts<br>• Spas<p>Style<p>Men’s Fashion<br>• Footwear<br>• Jewelry<br>• Watch …

This Genius Bucket Sucks Trash And Oil Right Out Of The Sea

The water filtration system is like one you'd find in a fish tank, but it's designed for an entire ocean.<p>Two Australian surfers have quit their jobs and come up with a brilliant solution to combat the millions of tons of trash in our oceans.<p>Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski's Seabin invention is an …

Pollution

You’ll never put on a Band-Aid the same way again after watching this life hack video

You probably think you know everything there is to know about the proper way to put on a Band-Aid — but thanks to the magic of the Internet, it turns …

Watch a Man Who Spent 44 Years in Prison Discover Modern Technology for the First Time

"The majority of the people were talking to themselves."<p>Otis Johnson went to prison when he was 25, and hasn't been a part of regular society for 44 years. He was released last summer, and the 69-year-old has had a hard time adjusting to the modern world. Watching him discover technology is like …

New York City

Disney animators use iPad Pro to sketch characters such as Mickey and Olaf

Just a short while after the Pixar development team got their hands on the iPad Pro and praised the device’s palm rejection, Disney’s design team spent the day testing Apple’s latest tablet. Disney’s team of designers used the iPad Pro to sketch a variety of different characters from Disney …

Walt Disney Company

Budget Breakdowns: What a Typical Movie and TV Pilot Really Cost to Make Now (and Why)

THR crunches the numbers on two budgets revealed in the Sony hack: The canceled CBS series 'Battle Creek' and the 'Annie' reboot, where music rights …

Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world

A dispirited James Dean hand-wrote the following note as he sat in a restaurant in 1952, months after moving to New York in a bid to further his …

Life hack: Hidden trick helps you navigate New York’s Central Park without Google Maps

Did you ever get lost in New York’s gorgeous Central Park? If you did, then you have to know there’s an extremely simple trick to help you find your …

Video Shows Sky Diver Saving Teammate’s Life When His Chute Doesn’t Open

The worst nightmare shared by countless people was realized this past weekend when a skydiver’s parachute failed to open during a jump. Miraculously, …

Skydiving

This is what it looks like when your plane takes off… vertically

Unless you’re the thrill seeking type, you might want to avoid, at all costs, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Ahead of the 2015 Paris Air Show, Boeing …

Aviation

The Four Horsemen

Fast-paced insightful talk by Scott Galloway on Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple. Particularly keen regarding Apple.<p>★ <i>Saturday, 14 March 2015</i>

John Gruber

Artist Admits Hiding Monica Lewinsky's Dress in Official Clinton Portrait

Remember the most controversial dress in the world? No, not the one that sparked an Internet civil war last week—despite being clearly gold and white...duh—I’m talking about the infamouse blue dress Monica Lewinsky was wearing during one of her and President Clinton’s famous Oval Office trysts. You …

Ronald Reagan

Internet, RIP?

Written by Ron Paul<p>Thursday February 26, 2015<p>Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a non-elected federal government agency, voted …

Ice-T Re-Voices Dora the Explorer and Mocks 'Fifty Shades of Grey' (Video)

"It could have been on Nickelodeon," the actor says of 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'<p><b>Ice-T</b> kept <b>Jimmy Fallon</b> laughing during his visit to the <i>Tonight Show</i> on …

This Method Wraps Gifts with Fewer Folds and Two Pieces of Tape

As the holidays get closer, it's about time for another tradition: frustratingly wrapping gifts. As the above YouTube video demonstrates, though, …

Crafting