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A Cat Art Show Turns Your Favorite Internet Meme Into Muse

Artists ponder the true meaning of cat art.<p>But a few months ago, the Internet was agog with videos of cats freaking the f**k out at the sight of a cucumber.<p>The headlines followed, from the plain "People Are Scaring Their Cats with Cucumbers" to the incredulous "Why Are Cats So Insanely Afraid Of …

The Best Con Man You've Never Heard Of

Largely forgotten by history, George Graham Rice was known as the “Jackal of Wall Street.” He preyed on the wealthy and the poor, and racked up …

Amazon Files Suit Against Individuals Offering Fake Product Reviews On Fiverr.com

In April of this year, Amazon filed suit against the operators of websites that offered Amazon sellers the ability to purchase fake, four and five-star reviews of their products. Most of those websites have now been closed, and Amazon took action against the sellers involved. Now Amazon is …

Microsoft Fleshes Out Its 3D Capabilities With Purchase Of Havok From Intel

Microsoft announced today that it has purchased Havok Software from Intel. The chip maker purchased Havok, an Irish gaming technology company, back in September 2007.<p>Terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>In a short blog post, Microsoft called Havok the “leading provider of 3D physics.” That’s the …

Top 10 Everyday Life Hacks That Take 10 Seconds or Less

Sometimes, you can do something the fast way, or you can do it the right way. Other times, those two things are one and the same. Here are 10 …

Jackson book like winning the 'Lottery'

Most of us first encountered Shirley Jackson through “The Lottery,” her fascinatingly grim short story about the dark underpinnings of civilized life. It debuted in <i>The New Yorker</i> in 1948, and has been unnerving high school English classes ever since.<p>Though she died 50 years ago, Jackson’s star has …

USA TODAY Top 150 Books List

The pdf version of USA TODAY's weekly Top 150 Best-Selling Books is not available at its usual place on our site due to technical difficulties.<p>As a temporary solution we've published a version of the pdf here. It's still the same top 150 books, with data used from our reporting outlets. We are …

The 17 strangest laws in America

Sites like dumblaws.com— which rarely link to states' current statutes or may misinterpret them — only perpetuate the myths.<p>We decided to find the weirdest laws that are <i>actually</i> still on the books, and came across everything from fines for dwarf-tossing to bans on sex. Here are some of the …

9 Amazing Female Graphic Novelists, Illustrators And Cartoonists You Should Read

It's been a big couple of years for women in the comic book world, with Marvel Comics unveiling female versions of their previously male-dominated troop of heroes. Last month, a girl-powered Avengers cast was announced, including such superheroes as She-Hulk, Dazzler, and Medusa. It's a bound in …

Why You Should Live by the One-Minute Rule

So I'm reading this great book called <i>The Happiness Project</i>. (You should read it, too!) For her own Happiness Project, the author, Gretchen Rubin, spent one year dedicated to understanding and increasing her happiness by tackling little parts of every aspect of her life.<p><i>Source: Gretchenrubin.com</i><p>Her …

22 Quotes About Self-Confidence That Will Brighten Up Your Life

A lack of self-confidence is related to a number of other emotional and mental well-being issues that affect all aspects of one’s life. People with …

How to Stop Hurting When You Feel You’ve Been Wronged

<b>“At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” ~Christine Mason Miller</b><p>Several months ago my partner’s …

Mashable's UK editor talks general election, social change and +SocialGood UK

In advance of the upcoming UK general election, this month's +SocialGood UK conference is designed to foster conversation about the social issues …

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Writers and Their Libraries: What Books Did David Foster Wallace, James Joyce, and Evelyn Waugh Own? (PHOTOS)

Shelf Life<p>The Harry Ransom Center shares some of the titles in the libraries of David Foster Wallace, James Joyce, Nancy Cunard, and other writers. …

Flipboard For Entertainers

Inside Flipboard / August 20, 2013<p>In this week’s Flipboard for You series: whether you’re a celebrity, budding YouTube star or a community theater …

Saturday

Inside Flipboard / August 20, 2013<p>Explore. Shoot. Eat. Make a Magazine: We’re organizing a photowalk in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and you’re invited.<p>…

On the Red Couch with GeekTyrant Co-Founder Free Reyes

Inside Flipboard / August 22, 2013<p>Being a geek wasn’t always cool. Simple things, like carrying Dungeons and Dragons dice or donning a Mister Spock …

How to Get the iOS 7 Home & Lock Screen on Your Samsung Galaxy S3 or Other Android Device | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Big bad Apple recently announced its next iterations of iPhones and the world went crazy—as usual. Displaying an array of cool colors and futuristic …