Vanessa Garza

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The fascinating science behind Ouija boards

You’re sleeping over at your best friend’s house, and there’s nothing much to do. <i>Saturday Night Live</i> is a repeat, and sneaking out of the house is …

'1984' Sales Have Skyrocketed. Here’s What To Read Next.

Ten Orwellian books about censorship and the power of words.<p>Last week, after Kellyanne Conway gave an interview describing falsehoods as “alternative facts,” sales of George Orwell’s decades-old classic <i>1984</i> spiked. The book, a part of so many high-school syllabi, appears to be helping people …

Trumpers Try—and Fail—to Silence Stand-Up Comics

Surprise, surprise—Trump supporters are kinda rude and vocal and don’t hesitate to start yelling when comedians tear into their guy. But no one is …

Comedy

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Hidden Secret to Not Giving a F*ck

If you’ve read ideas on Ideapod, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh.<p>It’s a …

The 25 scariest movies of all time—and how to watch them online

When you think of the scariest movies of all time, what comes to mind? <i>The Exorcist</i>, <i>Texas Chainsaw Massacre</i>, <i>The Shining</i>, <i>Halloween</i>? These films are all …

39 Trump Tweets You Probably Forgot About

An ode to the "haters and losers."<p>Donald Trump loves Twitter. The new POTUS has been tweeting his ~thoughts~ for years and taking office as president hasn't slowed him down much. Here's a look back at some gems from Trump's Twitter account that you may have forgotten.<p>His allegations about Barack …

John Hurt's 8 Most Memorable Scifi and Fantasy Movie Roles

The sad news of John Hurt’s passing naturally got us thinking about his long career—particularly his many wonderful contributions to science fiction …

Science Fiction

Letters From 1700s Penned By Britain's 'Mad King' George: 'America is Lost!'

A huge cache of papers from the reign of Britain’s King George III detailing his dismay at the loss of America have been published online.<p>King George III was the last monarch to rule over the U.S. colonies, which declared independence in 1776.<p>Among the documents are a draft abdication letter from …

King's College London

'Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor': The Story Behind the Statue of Liberty’s Famous Immigration Poem

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration Friday, many critics quickly took up a familiar rallying cry, lifting words …

Neil Gaiman on reviving Norse mythology for a new generation, plus an extract from his new book

The Norse myths are the myths of a chilly place, with long, long winter nights and endless summer days. They are stories of a people who did not entirely trust or even like their gods, although they respected and feared them.<p>My first encounter with the inhabitants of Asgard, the realm of the gods, …

Comics

The cases for and against 1984 as essential reading for 2017

Welcome to Vox’s weekly roundup of the best writing online about books and related subjects. Herewith is the best the internet has to offer for the week of January 23, 2017:<p>In the same week that the chair of the House Science Committee told the nation that Donald Trump is the sole reliable source …

An Introvert's Guide to Job Interviews (Infographic)

Here's how introverts can use their special skills to excel at a job interview.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Interviews are daunting for anyone -- but for introverts they can seem especially frightening.<p>Introverts can be labeled as “shy,” “nervous” or even …

Stephen Colbert Shreds Donald Trump's 'Avoidable Care Act'

Finally, a don't ask, don't tell proposal for your doctors.<p>As long as Donald Trump and Republicans appear to be without the replacement part of their plan to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert figures they should go one step further. That’s right, don’t bother with …

The 11 most scandalous popes in history

For centuries, the Catholic Church has elected a pope to don an intricate hat and lead the religion's 1.27 billion adherents across the globe.<p>But not all of the church's 260-odd popes have been models of piety. Actually, a handful of popes are best remembered by their violent tempers, shocking sex …

What Happened When I Stopped Saying “Sorry” At Work For A Week

What if you decided to thank people whenever you felt the impulse to say “sorry”?<p>We all say “I’m sorry” too often—that much you already know. And, trust me, I’m right in that boat with you. I’m consciously aware of the fact that I’m a chronic over-apologizer.<p>Sure, I’ve read the countless articles …

The 50 Best Movies of 2016 to Stream on Netflix

<i>2016 wasn’t all bad. For proof, one need look no further than the impressive array of independent films released last year, some of which have now</i> …

eBook Search 3.0 Offers Readers Access to Millions of Free eBooks

- Jan 6, 2017<p>If you’re an avid eBook reader, you might want to take a look at eBook Search 3.0, Inkstone Software’s recently updated free eBook …

Apps

12 Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder

Worried? Nervous? The distinction between anxiety disorders and "normal" anxiety isn't always clear.

Someone Turned 2016 Into a Horror Movie Trailer and It's Terrifying AF

Relive all the horrors 2016 had to offer.<p>Even the scariest horror movies have nothing on 2016. From creepy clowns roaming the streets to the deaths of countless beloved icons, this year has been nothing short of unsettling — and most of us are more than ready for it to be over.<p>But if you need more …

Trump’s personality will help us learn how our minds work

A fair number of people are implacably opposed to seeing any hope for the future after the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States. But there’s one good reason to be hopeful. Many observers saw quite quickly that Trump’s personality was highly disordered. People with yet …

Donald Trump

The Ultimate List of Best Websites to Learn Coding

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — professional technical writing tool<p>It’s been half a year since I gathered my first list of …

Programming

Can This American Disrupt Japan's $392M Young Adult Novel Industry?

In North America, we call them Young Adult (YA) novels. But Japan has its own youth fiction genre, and it’s making its way over to our shores in a big way.<p>They’re called light novels, and the name is self-explanatory—these Japanese books consist of easy-to-read fiction on the lighter size, simple …

An Inspiring Animation of Stephen King Talking About the Power of Dreams

King's creepiest characters get together to explain the relationship between fear, childhood, and dreams.<p>Stephen King's expertise on fear is nearly unmatched. In a new Blank on Blank, animated by Patrick Smith, the author who made pop-culture weird drops wisdom about fear's relationship to both …

25 Practical Blogs To Sharpen Your Coding Skills

The coding world might seem overwhelming at times - but when you pop, you can’t stop. So you might think you already know a lot, but there are always ways to sharpen your coding skills.<p>In the days of fast development, especially in the technology field, it’s hard to keep up, and the theory books …

What the Movies Miss About Trump’s America

In December, 1972, soon after another American Presidential debacle—the reëlection of Richard Nixon, in a landslide—Pauline Kael, then one of the two film critics at <i>The New Yorker</i>, made one of the most famous, and famously misunderstood, remarks in modern political culture. While taking part in a …

Is This the Most Mysterious Grave in Virginia?

In 1816, local legend has it that a ship dropped off an unknown couple in Alexandria, Virginia. The woman was extremely ill, possibly from typhoid …

Stephen King 'shuts down' his Twitter account after Donald Trump is elected president

Stephen King has indicated he will take a break from Twitter after his “horror story” about a Trump presidency turned out to be a prophecy.<p>Last …

Donald Trump