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The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

What can children learn from crime classics like Peter Rabbit?

Funnily enough, a lot of crime – stealing rather than murder and most of it largely harmless - takes place in children’s books largely because it is a very good plot device!<p>Crime requires dramatic action, provides tension and readily separates goodies and baddies. Pirates are obvious examples; they …

8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

Protests against Ferguson decision grow across US

People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that …

Snow Emergency: Six Dead, 100+ Trapped in Monster Winter Storm

Troopers in all-terrain vehicles and rescue crews working without sleep set out Wednesday to reach drivers trapped in a ferocious winter storm that …

Mattel Pulls Sexist Barbie Book “I Can Be A Computer Engineer” Off Amazon

The makers of Barbie seem to apologize A LOT for underestimating young women. This time the Internet’s buzzing over a pretty cringe-worthy Barbie book, “I Can Be A Computer Engineer,” published out of Random House.<p>Barbie is featured in the book as a stylishly pink-clad computer engineer that …

Mesmerizing Videos of Ballerinas Preparing Their Pointe Shoes

Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.<p>I think I've found my ASMR trigger: watching YouTube videos of ballet dancers preparing their pointe shoes.<p>Don't get me wrong, I like the actual ballet well enough. But there's something …

The world's best tall buildings of 2014 – in pictures

One Central Park, a plant-sprouting eco apartment and retail block in Sydney, has been named best tall building in the world for 2014. The annual list from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat was dominated by new builds across the Asia Pacific region alongside renovated classics such as …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

Tech Q&A: Online airfare, credit card skimming, exes on Facebook, and more

<b>Best day to buy airfare online</b><p><b>Q.</b> I'm buying plane tickets to my family's Christmas reunion in sunny California. I heard you say on your national radio show that Tuesday was the cheapest day to buy tickets online. Is that still true?<p><b>A.</b> That used to be the common wisdom, but new research shows the …

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

This LA art museum is pretty great at Snapchat

We here at <i>The Verge</i> highly recommend you follow the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Snapchat if you'd like to see works of historical significance reduced to ridiculous memes through the medium of ephemeral messaging.<p>Source: LACMA (Tumblr)<br>• Via: Jenna Wortham (Twitter) and Hyperallergic

Here’s what it costs to buy a house around the Bay Area

Here’s a list of median home prices in various Bay Area cities as of Aug. 11, from Paragon Real Estate Group.<p>Median is that price at which half the sales occurred for more and half for less, which explains why cities like Atherton — where very, very, very few sub-$1 million homes exist — top cities …

How To Anonymously Tell Your Co-Worker He Smells

You've been in a situation like this before: Someone you work with has stinky breath. You know it, your coworkers know it. Only problem is, he doesn't know it. Everyone would be better off if someone told him about it (including Mr. Egg Salad Sandwich himself, who would no longer be the talk of the …

Best Summer Trips 2014

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15 secret things in SF you had no idea existed

Just when you thought you had seen and done everything this city has to offer, some super-handsome city guide (us!) comes along and tells you that …

How well do Uber drivers rate you? (update)

Uber's car service lets you rate your drivers, but it also lets them rate <i>you</i>. The customer might always be right, but some customers are simply jerks -- and the system lets drivers know what they might be in for. Until now, there's been no way to draw out your customer rating from the app, but with …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …