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THE BIG SEVEN, by Jim Harrison

Featuring murder, treachery, calamity, and revenge.<p><b>The days when you had to choose</b> between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone. The days when you were steadfastly denied cheap thrills and blood and quality mayhem just because you picked up a so-called literary novel? Kaput. We're …

Inside WWE: An Exclusive Look at How a Pro Wrestling Story Comes to Life

Confetti flew and fireworks roared inside the Superdome in New Orleans at the close of WrestleMania 30 in April. More than 75,000 people, at least one from each of the 50 states and thousands more from 37 countries around the world, chanted in unison with the unlikely center of attention, Daniel …

Vince McMahon

How to win an Oscar in 34 days

Pity the poor Oscar nominees. By the time they reached the Academy Award nominations announcement last week, many of those inducted in marquee …

Meet The New King Of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died Friday and was quickly succeeded by his half brother, former Crown Prince Salman. Both men come from the country's massive ruling family, the House of Saud, and over the last few decades have been important figures in Saudi Arabia.<p>But who is the man who will now …

The New Measles

One of the most infectious viruses on the planet is making a comeback in the United States, and many doctors have never even seen it.<p>Measles used to be an illness everyone got.<p>Before vaccination became widespread in the 1960s, pediatricians knew to check their patients' throats for the spray of …

Public Health

The Weird but Totally Mind-Blowing Skin Care Powers of Turmeric

It's been under our noses all along.<p>Recently, I had one of those <i>where have you been all my life</i> moments. Not with a guy, but with a spice tucked away in my kitchen cabinet that apparently has magical powers for skin.<p>Turmeric, or "haldi," is a deep orange root from India, where it's one of the …

The Hunting of Billie Holiday

How Lady Day was in the middle of a Federal Bureau of Narcotics fight for survival.<p>F <i>rom his first day in office in 1930, Harry Anslinger had a problem, and everybody knew it. He had just been appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics—a tiny agency, buried in the gray bowels of the Treasury</i> …

James Patterson releases the 'world's first' self-destructing book

James Patterson's new book is set to blow up. Literally.<p>In a sign that book publishing has entered the Snapchat era, Patterson has partnered with a …

State of the Union 2015: Full transcript

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Prepared for Delivery<p>There is a ritual on State of the Union night in Washington. A little before the address, the White House sends out an embargoed copy of the President's speech to the press (embargoed means that the press can see the speech, but they can't report on it until a …

What he said, what he meant

He has messages for his GOP and Democratic critics.<p>President Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech Tuesday night to set an optimistic tone for the rest of his presidency — but also to drop big hints about the fights that lie ahead.<p>He targeted lines at his Republican critics and talked …

How One Of Gospel's Essential Songs Gave 'Selma' Its Soul

The most beautiful thing about Ava DuVernay's film <i>Selma --</i> the first major biographical film feature about Martin Luther King, Jr. — is its deep recognition of how private encounters inform and even shape historic events. The portrayal of public confrontation and violence on the Alabama town's …

Best Subscription And Home-Delivery Boxes

The AskMen Acquire team thoroughly researches & reviews the best gear, services and staples for life.<p>In 2018, a lot of things happen online, and buying cool stuff is no exception. (And yep, now we can add catching Pokemon to that list too.) In a society always looking for the best, most original …

9 Vegan Food Hacks That Are The Height Of Inventiveness

Vegans are smart. Their inventiveness knows no bounds. With a little brainpower and without using animal products, these herbivores have found a way to enjoy the same foods as everyone else. They aren't excluded from indulging in the delicious; they have their cake and eat it too, they just make …

Vegan

'Startup' will glitterbomb your least favourite people

Someone ruined your day? Why not take sweet, petty revenge by sending them a surprise envelope full of glitter, guaranteed to get everywhere and …

Herpes

Ivy League’s meritocracy lie: How Harvard and Yale cook the books for the 1 percent

<b>Minnie Driver and Matt Damon in "Good Will Hunting" (Miramax Pictures)</b><p>“We are credentializing a new elite by legitimizing people with an inflated sense of their own merit”<p>Lani Guinier<p>January 11, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in …

College & University

It’s 2015 and I just bought a Sony Walkman

As someone who was born when The Beatles were still together (just barely!), I’ve witnessed much of the modern music revolution: From vinyl to …

'Charlie Hebdo' Editor On New Issue: 'We're Happy To Have ... Done It'

The staff of <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> said the past few days have been hard, but they are "happy" to have put out a magazine under the most intense of situations.<p>After the shooting, Renald Luzier, the cartoonist known as Luz, said they knew they had to start working.<p>"We didn't know how we were going to start," …

5 Secrets to a Happy Retirement

Sure, a fat nest egg and good health help. But there are less obvious ways to make sure your post-work life is a happy one.<p>Retirement ought to be a …

6 gadgets for lazy tech-obsessed parents

Gadgets aren’t just for grown-ups. At CES this year, there were plenty of items that focused their attention on toddlers and young kids.<p>Given how …

Articles about 8-products-help-you-be-more-productive on Dwell.com - Dwell

Tiny homes may come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all share the same spirit—they embrace a simpler lifestyle that...<p>When it comes to saying goodbye to summer, just remember the magical feeling that autumn can provide—thanks to the changing...<p>Driving in the car, working at your desk, …

23 Low-Carb Lunches That Will Actually Fill You Up

Sandwiches are going to be so jealous.

Tech predictions for 2015 that you should actually listen to

January may be coming to a close, but the flood of predictions, forecasts, and prognostications for the year ahead hasn’t abated. Among the dross however is the annual list of predictions from GP Bullhound (pdf), a boutique investment bank that specializes in tech companies. The bank is worth …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …