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6 Books You Absolutely Can't Miss This May

Because nothing raises your badassery quotient like reading.<p>Real life proved more thrilling than fiction this month, with six non-fiction books beating out the competition as our top picks for May. From the story of the five men who took the civil rights movement to space to the memoir of a doctor …

5 Common Morning Routine Mistakes

For many of us, the morning doesn’t seem like it’s anything important. The time between your initial wakeup and your arrival to the office is usually …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

The Brain

8 horrifying revelations in the Justice Department’s Ferguson report

<b>(AP/David Goldman)</b><p>From unconstitutional searches to racist emails, here are some of the most revolting findings<p>Luke Brinker<p>March 4, 2015 9:42pm (UTC)<p>The Justice Department released its full report on the Ferguson Police Department on Wednesday, seven months after Officer Darren Wilson shot and …

Justice

Inside the Shop of the Last Great American Watchmaker

The greatest timepieces in the world come from Switzerland. And Amish country.<p>On the corner of a nondescript block in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a bank, or what used to be a bank. Now it is the home of Roland G. Murphy Watch Company, the country's only truly independent elite watchmaker. …

At summit on extremism, Obama defends his semantic choices regarding Islam

President<p>Obamahas talked about the deadly dogma infiltrating some Muslim communities and decried the acts of terrorism carried out in the name of what he calls a "distorted" version of Islam.<p>But as he presides over three days of discussions at the<p>White Houseabout the fight against terrorism, he and …

Vanilla Ice charged with burglary

<b>(CNN) —</b> Out on bail, rapper Vanilla Ice said the burglary and grand theft charges he's facing are a misunderstanding.<p>"It's just blown out of proportion," the rapper, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, told CNN Affiliate WPBF. "I wish you guys would focus on the good things I've done."<p>Van Winkle …

Google Inbox app heads to tablets, Firefox, Safari

Google is expanding the reach of its latest email application onto more platforms.<p>In a blog post Thursday, Google said that its Inbox email app is now available on the iPad and Android tablets. Previously, the app was restricted to the iPhone and Android smartphones, though it was also available …

Edward Snowden claims American and British spies hacked into the world’s largest SIM manufacturer

Edward Snowden is back at it with more claims about government security operations.<p>According to documents he provided to The Intercept, American and British spies hacked into Gemalto, the largest SIM card manufacturer in the world, to steal encryption keys for its cards. These keys basically allow …

Destruction widespread in Ukraine town

<b>(CNN) —</b> The scene of devastation is staggering in Debaltseve, the town at the heart of the battle between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in recent days.<p>Barely a house is unscathed by shelling. Elderly civilians trapped by the fighting still cower in basements. After most Ukrainian …

The best memes of the 2015 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes produced surprise winners, thoughtful speeches, and, because this is 2015 after all, memes. The Globes gave the Internet plenty to …

Snowden: The NSA Caused a Massive Internet Blackout in Syria

The Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency in­ad­vert­ently brought Syr­ia’s In­ter­net to a screech­ing halt na­tion­wide in 2012 after a failed at­tempt to …