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My Family’s Slave

She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本 (Chinese) | Basahin ang artikulong ito sa Tagalog (Tagalog)<p>Alex Tizon passed away in March. He was a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and the author …

The complete guide to spring cleaning your computer

Blow away those digital cobwebs<p>If you want to keep your house clean, you need to dust it regularly; if you want your car to run well, you should service it annually; and if you want your computer to stay speedy and responsive, it needs its own maintenance—a digital spring clean.<p>We're not just …

Software

Black humour is sign of high intelligence, study suggests

An appreciation of ‘sick jokes’ equates with high IQ and low aggression<p>Who needs Mensa? If you want to find out if someone has a high IQ, just tell them a string of sick jokes and then gauge their reaction.<p>A new study in the journal <i>Cognitive Processing</i> has found that intelligence plays a key role …

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20 of the Most Beautiful Drone Photos of 2016

Image sharing site Dronestagram is no Instagram, with its 600 Million users, but the drone-specific social network does contain some of the best …

Is That Really How It Looked?

Has anyone ever looked at one of your images and asked, "Is that the way it really looked?" Do you think anyone ever asked Ansel Adams that? The …

Here Are Some Of Our Favorite Podcast Episodes Of 2016

Lauren Ober listens to a lot of podcasts.<p>Ober is the host of <i>The Big Listen</i><i>,</i> a broadcast <i>about</i> podcasts, you see. Her job is to listen to, and recommend, tons and tons of podcasts.<p>We — Glen Weldon and Linda Holmes — at NPR's <i>Pop Culture Happy Hour</i>podcast, also listen to a lot of podcasts. Not on an …

American democracy is being derailed. Can faith be restored? | Richard Wolffe

Not all votes or voters are treated equally – many are thwarted and undermined at every turn<p>Now that the electoral college has formally selected the next president of the United States, it’s worth taking a deep breath and asking: what kind of democracy do we live in?<p>The will of the people ought to …

14 underrated 2016 movies you HAVE to binge before the year is up

We’re in the last month of the year and it’s time to make some “Best of” lists. We saw SO many 2016 movies that were A+ amazing.<p>Some of these 2016 …

What I've learned in my first year of photography

December 3rd, 2015 was the day I bought my first camera. I carefully chose one body and one lens (Nikon D5300 and a prime 50mm).<p>These are some of the …

Photography

Here's Why You Should Be Watching Netflix's Brazilian Sci-Fi Series 3%

Right after Thanksgiving, the hills were alive with the sound of <i>Gilmore Girls</i>. However, that same day, a new Netflix original series slipped in …

Three Things to Know About Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, Who Rattled China by Phoning Trump

With one simple phone call, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen had the whole world talking. On Saturday, the leader of the self-ruled island off China’s …

China

Hollywood's rape culture is a reflection of our culture

How can one react to the unrepentant admission by Bernardo Bertolucci that he and Marlon Brando conspired over butter scene involving Maria Schneider on the set of Last Tango in Paris?<p>These are not easy days to be a feminist in America. The film industry, as well as other progressives in American …

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Which Colors to Avoid in Web Design

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>Colors are the heart of any advertisement that decides how successfully it will promote your brand, …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

The year of living thankfully

<b>(CNN) —</b> Logically speaking, we should be in a perpetual state of gratitude. Most people who read this column, even if they aren't fully aware, have a long list of blessings to count (most of the time, anyway).<p>Family. Friends. Love. Health. Freedom from war and natural disaster. Imagination. …

Happiness

7 Ways to Improve Your Writing, According to Experts

Sometimes you don’t know what you want to say. Other times you don’t know the right way to say it. And very often you can’t get your butt in the …

Creative Writing

25 Of The Best New Albums To Stream On Spotify This Month

September kicked off with new releases from Travis Scott and Isaiah Rashad that dominated the conversation about the next generation of rap — but there were plenty more memorable albums out that month, too. The point of this column will be to highlight albums you might’ve missed elsewhere, …

Civil Rights

From swimming sloths to lions in Botswana, this is Planet Earth II

A decade after the groundbreaking Planet Earth, the BBC’s six-part sequel looks set to be even more spectacular. Here are some of its stars

BBC

'I wish I’d known that when I went to university' - Telegraph writers share their student wisdom

Do sever ties to the past, don’t take a cat to college, do treasure the holidays, don’t worry about your future career, and never, ever attempt backflips when drunk... here's what Telegraph writers wish they had known before university.<p>Elizabeth Grice, feature writer<p><b>Manchester University, 1968:</b> …

Literature

We Asked People with the Most Useless-Sounding University Degrees If They Regret Their Life Choices

How far can a degree in comparative religions really get you?<p>With the youth unemployment rate in Canada sitting at around 13 percent and broke young people moving back into their parents' houses in droves, it's never been more important to have marketable skills.<p>But is university really the …

Caiman Wearing A Crown Of Butterflies Shows Its Softer Side

Photographer Mark Cowan was travelling through the Amazon studying reptile and amphibian diversity when he stumbled upon an unusual sight… A caiman …

Study Skills

The Winners of the Best Astronomy Photos of 2016

Skyscapes:Ainsley Bennet captured this image of Venus and the crescent Moon on a misty morning on the Isle of Wight in O<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Binary Haze by …

Astronomy

Now You See Me 2 Takes a Small but Vital Stand for Asian Representation in Hollywood

Jay Chou may have a small role in the film, but his face on the poster speaks volumes.<p>It’s been a month since the #StarringJohnCho Twitter meme took hold, inspiring fans to Photoshop the <i>Star Trek</i> and <i>Harold & Kumar</i> actor on various movie posters to suggest a world in which an Asian-American leading …

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

Photos from Inside Atlanta's Strip Clubs

We caught up with Scottish photographer Ivan Wigan, whose series 'The Gods' is a celebration of the culture and community around hip-hop in the American South.<p>Most photographers are not invited to take out their cameras at strip clubs, or to document casual hangs with the Bloods. But Ivar …

Black Culture

How Americans pretend to love ‘ethnic food’

There is a lie we like to tell ourselves, a bending of the truth that permeates most of the food world in the West. We like burgers and fries, and other quintessentially American dishes, but we also love foreign cuisines, the vast and varied bucket of foods we rush to dub "ethnic."<p>Surely you have …

'White Savior Barbie' brilliantly mocks insincere volunteer selfies in Africa

Remember Hipster Barbie? Her artistic coffee pics, beach shots and general #aesthetic went viral last year for poking fun at Instagram trends.<p>Now, …

Scientists Have Created A Fuel Cell That Runs On Urine -- Yep, Urine

Apparently our bodies produce renewable energy daily. Cheers!<p>With planet Earth facing a barrage of environmental threats -- namely, fossil fuel depletion, pollution and climate change -- clean, renewable energy is critically important.<p>And while emerging energy sources like solar, wind and …

Death by gentrification: the killing that shamed San Francisco

Alejandro Nieto was killed by police in the neighbourhood where he spent his whole life. Did he die because a few white newcomers saw him as a menacing outsider?<p>On 4 March, on what would have been his 30th birthday, Alejandro Nieto’s parents left a packed courtroom in San Francisco, shortly before …

California