Ruth Medcalf

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Watch All the Trailers for This Summer's Biggest Movies

Summer movie season is already well underway thanks to early releases like <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>, <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i>, and <i>Pitch Perfect 2</i>, but there’s …

Movies

The Man Who Beat HIV at Its Own Game for 30 Years - Issue 23: Dominoes

For Kai Brothers, 1981 marked the beginning and the end of a golden era. That was the year he turned 19, moved to San Francisco to join one of the …

The Novel That Was a Key to Solving a Polish Murder Mystery

Bala had since moved abroad, and could not be easily reached, but as Wroblewski checked into his background he discovered that he had recently …

Following Terry Fox

He would run two miles, take a brief water break at the van that his best friend, Doug Alward, drove beside him, run another two miles, and then take another break. Terry continued this routine until he covered 14 to 16 miles, usually finishing his morning stint by 8. He would rest for three hours, …

Marathons

Elton McDonald and the incredible story behind the Toronto tunnel

Why Elton McDonald built the Toronto tunnel that captivated the world<p>The digger Elton McDonald grew up on what’s probably the toughest street in …

Al Pacino

The village that fell asleep: mystery illness perplexes Kazakh scientists

For the last two years the residents of Kalachi have been falling into unexplained bouts of sleep - sometimes for weeks at a time. With no cause yet identified, Joanna Lillis meets the victims resisting relocation by the authorities<p>One day last summer, Viktor Kazachenko set off across the steppe …

Sleep Disorders

The Abyss Table by Christopher Duffy for Duffy London

The visuals on The Abyss Table are more than enough to make your jaw drop, which is no surprise given Duffy London’s history for clever, …

Furniture

10 Ways to Make the Most of Your 20s Professionally

<i>This article originally appeared on Levo.com.</i><p>We’ve been called pre­adults, emerging adults, millennials, the lost decade. We’re told our 20s are the …

Self-improvement

Ground Truth: In Dozier's neglected cemetery, a search for lost boys and the reasons why they died

MARIANNA — The darkness started to fall on the pines and the kudzu-covered fields and on the little cemetery when a thundercloud erupted in the …

Natural History Museums

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Cartoons

A Fine Time for Simplicity: 12 Minimalist Watches

Fashion designer Jil Sander once argued, “I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity.” And in a world of information overload, non-stop …

10 Signs You Might Have a Bad Boss

It’s <i>so easy to be a bad boss</i>… and the list of things that make a “Bad boss” is really, really long. Here are my top ten “Bad Boss” characteristics. …

Self-improvement

Report: Child homelessness surges in the US

The number of homeless children in the US has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child out of every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report.<p>The report, issued on Monday by the National Center on Family Homelessness [NCFH], says that nearly 2.5 million …

Advent Calendar Roundup

Brown Bag & Chalk Board Calendar.<p>It’s just about the perfect time of year to start thinking about putting together an advent calendar. I always seem to remember this way too late– but this time I am bringing my A game.<p>An Advent calendar is a special calendar used to count or celebrate the days in …

20+ Modern Christmas + Holiday Decorations

Go for the gold, er, bold, I mean. These Pantone Xmas Balls from Seletti will bring a colorful splash to any dull tree. You can get them individually …

The man with the golden blood

Meet the donors, patients, doctors and scientists involved in the complex global network of rare – and very rare – blood. By Penny Bailey.<p>His doctor …

The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed

Author: Adrian Chen. Adrian Chen Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.23.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><b>The campuses of</b> the tech industry are …

Harry Major Took in Ex-Cons for Sex and Friendship. Then He Turned Up Dead

"Poor Mr. Major," Babitz tells <i>L.A. Weekly</i>. "He was in love with all these prisoners.<p>"That was his only romance," she explains, yet they quickly …

"Hurt that bitch": What undercover investigators saw inside a factory farm

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p><i>This is an excerpt from</i> Mother Jones <i>contributing writer Ted Genoways’ new book,</i> The …

6 Ways To Develop The Self-Discipline Necessary To Reach Your Goals

You hear people say things like, “I don’t have the willpower to do that,” as they watch their friend order the salad instead of the fried chicken. It’s as if they believe that some people were simply born with divine willpower while others were overlooked as self-discipline superpowers were being …

PayPal Co-Founder Takes Aim at Credit Card Industry With New Startup

The most miserable year of Max Levchin’s life began in 2002, shortly after he sold off his ownership stake in PayPal to eBay for an estimated $34 …

FinTech

Digging Through the World’s Oldest Graveyard - Issue 17: Big Bangs

Two hammers, two shovels, four rifles. They carried their own tools. Zeresenay Alemseged, a young and driven Ethiopian fossil hunter, joined by four …

Anthropology

Skateboarding As Religion

Sean Wilsey, author of More Curious, on the importance of skateboarding and the iconic and irreverent history of Thrasher magazine.<p><b>Editor's Note:</b> <i>This essay originally appeared in the</i> London Review of Books <i>in 2003, titled "Using So Little." This slightly edited and updated version is excerpted from</i> …

What Are 5 Books That Can Change Your Life?

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

Books

Tate

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Ursula K. Le Guin On ‘Starting Late’ as a Writer

LE GUIN: My mother had always wanted to write. She told me this only after she’d started writing. She waited until she got the kids out of the house, …

LandLopers

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70,000 kids will show up alone at our border this year. What happens to them?

Joseph Rodriguez<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>In a doorless desert safe house in northwestern Mexico, the drug …

Eric Glisson, Wrongfully Imprisoned for 17 Years, Tells His Story Online

Eric Glisson and four other men were convicted of the 1995 murder of a livery cab driver. Nearly 18 years later, Glisson walked out of prison a free man.<p>Glisson was 18 when convicted and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Despite no forensic evidence and conflicting testimony (one witness …