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Abused Metro man wants racist Chelsea 'fans locked up'

Follow us at @CNNSport and like us on Facebook<p><b>(CNN) —</b> A black man who was physically stopped from getting on the Paris metro by soccer fans says they should be "locked up" and that he intends to make a complaint.<p>Filmed on a mobile phone by a bystander waiting on the platform of Richelieu-Drouot …

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IFTTT rebrands with 3 new apps that make your life easier with one touch

IFTTT is taking its automating superpowers to a whole new level.<p>The company expanded its automation platform in a big way on Thursday with three new …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

How Impulsiveness Can Boost Your Creativity

The key may lie in a belief that slightly negative traits have silver linings.<p>Everyone who’s ever prepared for a job interview knows how to turn a personal weakness into a character strength. The flipside of being a little stubborn might be extra persistence. A bit of impatience, properly directed, …

Complaining, for Your Health

The mental and physical benefits of airing your grievances<p>In his 1964 book <i>Games People Play</i>, psychiatrist Eric Berne describes what he calls the “Yes, but” communication pattern: First, one person states a problem. Next, another person responds by offering suggestions on how to solve it. The first …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

How Real Are Facebook Friendships?

An artist set out to find the answer—by tracking down and photographing every one of her social-media connections.<p>Editor of the <i>New York Times Book Review</i> Pamela Paul’s recent column “How to Be Liked By Everyone Online” describes how social media “has upended social and psychological norms” by …

New SAT, New Problems

The questions, particularly those in the math sections, could put certain students at a disadvantage.<p>In his announcement last spring that a new version of the SAT would be launched in 2016, The College Board President David Coleman drew on a favorite buzzword: opportunity.<p>In his speech, Coleman …

Stevie Nicks Looks Back: Inside Rolling Stone's New Issue

Rock goddess Stevie Nicks – maker of myths, wearer of shawls – appears solo on the cover of <i>Rolling Stone</i> for the first time since 1981 in our new …

Music

Once In A Lifetime (The Reflex & The Scumfrog Rework)

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

On Eminem's Fifteenth Anniversary, His Act Feels More Tired Than Ever

Eminem’s first major album, <i>The Slim Shady LP</i>, came out in 1999, kicking off a career that would seem to have burned too brightly for any claims on …

Deck the Halls With 30 DIY Holiday Garlands

Deck the halls with boughs of holly… and lots of other fabulous garlands. While we’ve got our eye on several holiday strands to buy, we are all about the DIY versions, too. From paper feathers to pine cones and popcorn, we’ve got a little something for everyone here. Whether you’re going for a …

From self-acceptance to learning new skills, the ten simple steps to happier living

Happiness is that all-elusive quality that you can't find simply by wanting it, or by trying hard to get it. But a charity dedicated to the topic …

3 Simple Things That Will Make You 10% Happier

Ever been really stressed? So stressed you nearly freak out?<p>This happened to Dan Harris… <i>in front of 5 million people</i>.<p><b>On June 7th, 2004, Dan was a</b> …

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Piketty’s prophecy comes true: The planet’s middle class is rapidly going extinct

New research reveals the superrich have grabbed half the world’s resources — and their wealth is only growing<p>According to a new report, the richest one percent have got their mitts on almost half the world's assets. Think that’s the end of the story? Think again. This is only the beginning.<p>The …

Violence of Dylan Thomas

I saw and heard Dylan Thomas only once. <i>De mortuis….</i> Perhaps it is unbecoming to remember him as I do; but this memory is deeply engraved as his mark …

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

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This video has too many cooks<p>Don't read anything else about this video. It might be a little boring at first. That's okay. Stick with it. Don't skip ahead. Watch the entire thing in one sitting. I think you'll be glad you did. To tell you anything else would ruin the experience.

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

The myth of religious violence

The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple<p>As we watch the fighters of the Islamic State (Isis) rampaging …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …