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Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free

<i>What would you do if you were locked in your body, your brain intact but with no way to communicate? How do you survive emotionally when you are invisible to everyone you know and love?</i><p><i>That's the first question asked by NPR's new program on human behavior,</i> Invisibilia.<p><i>The first show tells the story</i> …

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Crime Reporting

We asked a few writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in specific categories. Here, the best in crime …

Science Stories

We asked a few writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in specific categories. Here, the best in science …

Sports Writing

We asked a few writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in specific categories. Here, the best in sports writing.<p>Eva …

P.K. Subban Has A Really Good Chris Pronger Story

<i>Sports Illustrated</i> has finally put online last month's cover story on Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban, written by Michael Farber. If you're a hockey …

What Net Present Value Can’t Tell You

Let me pose a question: What’s more valuable?<p>Investing 10 million dollars in a program that will return 20 million dollars in 3 years with 100% certainty…or<br>• Investing 1 million dollars in a program that will return 3 million dollars in 3 years with 50% certainty?<p>Basic theory says the first option is …

Adrian Beltre And Elvis Andrus Continue To Be Hilarious

Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus, who are basically baseball's version of a buddy-cop duo at this point, put on another one of their comedy routines …

9 Books Everyone Is Talking About

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus</i>.<p>When a book really gets some buzz behind it, it seems like that’s the only book anyone’s talking about. You might hear from your friends or co-workers about it, and sure, you trust their judgment. But since we review around 10,000 books a year at Kirkus Reviews, we not …

Ghostbusters and Intro to Diddy: The Week's Best Pop-Culture Writing

The most intriguing articles about entertainment we've come across in the past seven days<p>Let us know what we missed.<p><b>Guardians of the Galaxy and the Rise of Post-Plot Cinema</b><p><b>Why the Summer Music Festival Is About to Burst</b><p><b>Reboot Ghostbusters. In Fact, Reboot Everything.</b><p>Adam Sternbergh | …

Watch Larry King and Conan Share a Pot Brownie

<b>In case you were wondering,</b> yes, Larry King is still going strong, and yes, he still has the best suspender game in show business (apologies to Weird Al). The former CNN mainstay currently hosts his own show on Hulu, <i>Larry King Now</i>, which he promoted by stopping by <i>Conan</i> last night. The conversation …

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How to Protect Yourself from the latest 'Russian hacker' breach - Consumer Reports News

It’s being called “the largest data breach known to date,” according to Hold Security, the company that discovered the theft of 1.2 billion user …

Mid-Cap Funds Have a History of Beating the Market- Consumer Reports

Mid-cap funds have long been the sweet spot for stock investors. Over the last five years alone, they have returned 19 percent, handily beating …

How To Use Windows 8.1 Just As Well Without a Touchscreen

Microsoft has courted a fair amount of flack for its decision to stick a touchscreen-friendly interface on the front of its desktop operating system, …

How To Protect Your Data Before Your Phone Gets Stolen

Having your precious smartphone swiped is one thing, but giving the thief free access to your apps and data can potentially be even worse. There's a …

Power Tool Tips | Starting Gas Handhelds - Consumer Reports News

Anyone who uses handheld outdoor power equipment such as gasoline-powered string trimmers, leaf blowers, and chain saws has probably known the …

Use Your Smartphone To Improve Your Sleep

Stories of how technology is bad for our health are par for the course, but smartphones—and the apps on them—can be used to make significantly …

How To Remove A Tick From Your Dog - Consumer Reports

Ticks can’t fly or jump so they climb aboard their hosts—animals and people—when you or your dog brush up against the tall grass or other foliage …

The Average American Man Is Too Big For His Britches

When my colleague Viet Le started writing about his struggle to find clothing that fits him as an "extra-small" man in a world that idolizes "big and tall," I was intrigued — and a bit confused.<p>Viet has never struck me as an especially small guy. At 5 feet 6 inches tall and 128 pounds, is he really …

A YouTube Video Is Doctor's Secret Weapon Against Back Pain

A woman in her late 20s came to see me recently because her back hurt. She works at a child care center in town where she picks up babies and small children all day long.<p>She felt a twinge in her lower back when hoisting a fussy kid. The pain was bad enough that she went home from work early and was …

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

<i>Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.</i><p><i>Nikole Hannah-Jones | ProPublica | July 8, 2014 | 27</i> …

First Chapter: Dave Eggers’ Novel, ‘Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?’

<i>Dave Eggers |</i> Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? <i>| June 2014 | 23 minutes (5,800 words)</i><p>BUILDING 52<p>—I did it. You’re …

The Very Best Homemade Natural Ant Killer

Shares 66K<p>The very best DIY natural ant killer recipe that you can make with ingredients you already have at home! This stuff really works!<p>I don’t …

6 ways Google Alerts can help you land a job

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>When it comes to cracking the hidden job market (where openings aren’t advertised), …

This guy is named Thor Harris. The following is his advice on how to live like a king.

Get a Google Chromecast and lifetime PlayOn for $69.99

The deal also includes a lifetime PlayLater subscription, making this a mighty sweet package for cord cutters.<p>Anyone serious about cord-cutting knows that there's no single alternative to the cable box. Typically you'll need to assemble various parts and services -- Netflix and a Tablo DVR, for …

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How To Repair Your Deck | Wood Stain Reviews - Consumer Reports News

Summer brings barbecues, backyard parties—and sometimes the reality that your deck has seen better days. A quick freshening with a top wood stain …

Why does time flow in only one direction?

And why can't we remember the future? A thought-experiment conceived of by duo of physicists might explain time's asymmetry.<p>Almost nothing is more …

32 People Share The Funniest Thing They’ve Heard A Kid Say

Found on AskReddit.<p>A few months back my wife showed a picture of herself to our 3-year-old daughter. In the picture my wife is about 7 years old. “Do …

Watch Brian Williams "Rap" Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice"

This is the best thing you'll watch all day.<p><b>Earlier this year,</b> Brian Williams (by way of Jimmy Fallon) unleashed his version of Sugarhill Gang's hip-hop classic "Rapper's Delight," made entirely from his broadcast clips. Now, thanks to <i>The Tonight Show</i>'s editing team, he's returned with Snoop Dogg's …

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