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Phones

Unbelievable Realist Paintings of Women Underwater Look Like Photos

Matt Story's paintings look like frozen memories.<p>Recalling both idyllic summer days at the pool, New York-based painter Matt Story captures many facets of the underwater world with an eerie accuracy just shy of hyperrealism in his new show at Robert Lange Studios, <i>Water</i>. The collection depicts women …

Homeless boys charged with murder have seen troubled lives

SEATTLE (AP) — It was their mom's birthday, and the three vagrant teenage brothers were intent on collecting a $500 drug debt she was owed, an …

Crime

Can we tie unisex fashion trends to gender equality? - CNN Style

In partnership with<p>Written by Mary Rizzo, The Conversation<p>Mary Rizzo is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Associate Director of Public and Digital Humanities Initiatives, Rutgers University Newark. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer. CNN is …

NASA released a spectacular new image of the Earth from the moon

From the surface of the moon, the Earth never rises or sets.<p>Our satellite is locked in place by our planet's gravity, so only one side is ever visible. This is why we can never see the dark side of the moon.<p>From the view of NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), however, it can look like the …

Earth

I can't shake this totally believable theory about the new 'Star Wars' villain

<b>Warning: There are spoilers ahead if you haven't seen "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."</b><p>There's still a lot we don't know about after seeing the new "Star Wars" movie. One of the biggest mysteries surrounds the new villain, Supreme Leader Snoke.<p>Since the moment I saw the character on screen, I've only …

Star Wars

Here's what everyone in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' was reportedly paid — from the highest to the lowest

Variety looked into the question, and what it found is that seniority in a galaxy far, far away certainly helped at the negotiating table — especially for Harrison Ford.<p>We broke down the reported figures for all the main actors here:

Doctors can’t take care of us unless they start taking care of themselves

Toward the end of my intern year in medicine, the attending physician asked our group of residents to talk about a patient who had affected us that year. Perhaps to his surprise—and to all of ours—most of the women, and even some of the men, cried as we talked about the patients we had lost.<p>For …

Mental Health

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The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins and Oxytocin

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>We might not have a money tree, but we can have a happiness tree. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for our happiness. Many events can trigger these neurotransmitters, but rather than being in the passenger seat, there are ways we can …

Self-improvement

Secretive Augmented Reality Startup Magic Leap Raising $827 Million

Magic Leap wants to change your reality. And apparently they need a lot of money to do it.<p>The secretive augmented reality startup–think Google Glass meets Oculus Rift–is raising $827 million in a new Series C round, according to a Delaware filing obtained by FORBES from private market data provider …

Science has spoken: ending a text with a full stop makes you a monster

A new study suggests that people who finish messages with full stops are perceived as insincere. Let’s not get started on the creeps who put a nose in smiley faces<p>Ending your text messages with a full stop, science has confirmed, is against God and against nature. A Binghamton University research …

10 Movies Based on Scientific Falsehoods

Hollywood is full of lies. Believe it or not, the movie-making industry isn't terribly concerned with truth telling. Instead, directors and producers …

How 'Star Wars John Boyega got Iron Man as a mentor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Boyega needed help.<p>The 23-year-old star of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was starting to question a lot of things about what …

Iron Man

Russia launches new airstrikes in Syria; 1st from submarine

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has unleashed another barrage of airstrikes against targets in Syria, including the first combat launch of a new cruise missile …

Middle East

Donald Trump And The Case Of The Elusive Scottish Poll

Trump has said for years that 93% of people in Aberdeen support his golf course there. That poll has long eluded those who have tried to track it down.<p>Donald Trump's obsession with polls has been a running theme of his presidential campaign and not just when he's touting the latest numbers that …

Exercise Can Boost Your 'Visual' Brainpower, And Here's How

A workout keeps not only your body flexible, but also your brain.<p>Scientists have long known that going hard in the gym benefits the brain as much as it does brawn, from improving long-term memory to enhancing the amount of your brain's gray matter.<p>Now, a new small study that was published in the …

Obama: Israeli-Palestinian peace elusive, but must still try

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States will keep working toward Mideast peace despite slim chances for near-term …

Israel

Man Viciously Beaten For Being Muslim Was Aided By Loyal Customers

The onlookers helped bring the attacker to justice.<p>Sarker Haque, 53, a store owner from Astoria, Queens, was beaten in broad daylight on Saturday by a man who reportedly told him, "I'll kill Muslims."<p>A customer who did not wish to be identified witnessed the assault and rushed forward and pinned …

Terrorism

Ancient Relic Found at Jerusalem Holy Site Has Archaeologists Stumped: ‘We Welcome Your Suggestions’

Archaeologists say they can’t figure out the design engraved into an ancient potsherd found in soil from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. So they have turned to the public asking what image they think its ancient creator was trying to portray.<p>Here’s a photo of the artifact:<p>The mystery potsherd. (Photo: …

Scandal

Congratulations to Kerry Washington, Joe Morton and Guillermo Díaz for all of their NAACP Image Award nominations!

11 Ways to Be More Like a Zen Monk

<i>Photo credit: thegardenofzen.com</i>Recently, I read a story about the state of decline of Zen Buddhism in Japan and of the rapid closure of Zen …

Meditation

Google's Ambitious Biology Lab Gets A New Name: Verily

Goodbye, Google Life Sciences.<p>Google's Life Sciences team, the arm of the company working on biology projects like a "smart" contact lens for diabetics, has a new name as of Monday: Verily.<p>The Shakespearean-sounding moniker is part of a wave of rebranding that began this summer when Google …

Kylie Jenner Does Winter White the West Coast Way

Last year saw the rise of winter-white dressing, with everyone trying their hand at the look, whether it was Jennifers Lawrence and Garner in sleek coats or Victoria Beckham going completely snowy from head to toe. But yesterday in Los Angeles, the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, …

'UNPRECEDENTED': New report paints a worrisome picture of ISIS in America

CNN/screenshot A new report out Tuesday paints a bleak picture of ISIS infiltration in the US.<p>Researchers at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University investigated the presence of American ISIS supporters on social media and found that "ISIS-related mobilization in …

Social Media

Here are 15 essential Christmas movies you should watch this month

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Elf<p>Amazon Will Ferrell plays Buddy the Elf, a human child who accidentally found his way into Santa's knapsack and was eventually taken …

Die Hard

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …