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Master of the Macabre | Narratively | Human stories, boldly told.
A self-taught special effects guru, A.S. Hamilton has crafted everything from severed heads to exploded organs with chilling perfection. But his greatest…
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Asbestos: the killer that still surrounds us
Andrew Lawson was the kind of man whose force of personality could shake things up, even in a gargantuan organisation like the NHS. A consultant anaesthetist,…
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yesterday
Universal 868-HACK by Michael Brough - Touch Arcade
Universal 868-HACK by Michael Brough iPhone and iPad Games
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2 days ago
868-Hack: How Balance Can Be So Simple But So Important
Michael Brough has frustrated gamers before with his extremely cryptic games like Corrypt and Zaga 33, but 868-Hack is probably his best yet. Why? Because it's easy to understand yet still incredibly complex. I'm going to be talking about how the balancing in this game makes it stand out as a simple structure that still has great depth.…
gaming  868-hack 
2 days ago
A Deep South Cold Case Goes Frigid | Narratively | Human stories, boldly told.
Near midnight on February 28, 1964, Clifton Earl Walker Sr., a thirty-seven-year-old black man, was ambushed by a white mob near the town of Woodville,…
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2 days ago
Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone
Caffeinate immediately before napping and sleep for 20 minutes or less. You won't regret it.
coffee  health  sleep 
4 days ago
The Moral Dilemmas Of Narrative | Gangrey.com
Bill Marvel’s introduction from the 2014 edition of Ten Spurs.
“Every journalist who is not too stupid or full of himself to notice what is going on knows that…
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9 days ago
Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet
All these people are trying to kill email. “E-mail is dead, or at least that’s what Silicon Valley is banking on,” wrote Businessweek tech reporter Ashlee…
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10 days ago
The next pandemic won’t erupt from the rainforest – Wendy Orent – Aeon
The latest epidemic to terrify the Western world is Ebola, a virus that has killed hundreds in Africa in 2014 alone. No wonder there was so much worry when two…
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10 days ago
Madame Claude and Her High-Profile Client List: John Kennedy, de Gaulle, and Onassis
In 1960s Paris she became known as the world’s most exclusive madam, whose client list was said to include John Kennedy, de Gaulle, Onassis, and multiple…
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11 days ago
The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit
Photo: Andy Molloy/ Kennebec Journal/ AP Photo
The hermit set out of camp at midnight, carrying his backpack and his bag of break-in tools, and threaded through…
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11 days ago
Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream
This recipe has 4 ingredients, 1 step, no cooking, and no churning, but the ice cream you get will have a creamy, almost buttery smoothness. Serve it on its own, or with chocolate sauce, or in little brioche buns. Adapted slightly from <strong><a title="Nigellissima" href="http://www.amazon.com/Nigellissima-Italian-Inspired-Recipes-Nigella-Lawson/dp/077043701X?tag=food52-20%20">Nigellissima</a></strong> (Clarkson Potter, 2013).
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13 days ago
Copyright Protection for Short Phrases – Rich Stim
"There's a great power in words," wrote Josh Billings, "if you don't hitch too many of them together." No doubt about it, a well-turned phrase can have a powerful effect on a reader. A judicious ...
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14 days ago
The British Undercover Cop Who Went Too Far
It was four o’clock on a Thursday afternoon, and Jacqui had just got home from work. She made a pot of coffee and took it out to the garden with the Daily Mail.…
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14 days ago
[Criticism] | The Soft-Kill Solution, by Ando Arike | Harper's Magazine
Not long ago, viewers of CBS’s 60 Minutes were treated to an intriguing bit of political theater when, in a story called “The Pentagon’s Ray Gun,” a crowd of…
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14 days ago
Online Defamation Law
The Bloggers' FAQ on Online Defamation Law provides an overview of defamation (libel) law, including a discussion of the constitutional and statutory privileges that may protect you. What is defamation? Generally, defamation is a false and unprivileged statement of fact that is harmful to someone's reputation, and published "with fault," meaning as a result of negligence or malice. State laws often define defamation in specific ways. Libel is a written defamation; slander is a spoken defamation.
law  work 
15 days ago
Get into Action: 77 Thoughts on Motivation
Get Creative New Design Projects and New Concepts from Creatives Around the World.
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17 days ago
Games Database - Online Games System Repository
. Videos, Manuals, Music, Artwork, Game information.
gaming  emulation 
18 days ago
Retro Remakes
Retro remake games and retro inspired games for Windows PC and Macintosh OSX. All remakes are freeware and can be downloaded and enjoyed for free.
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18 days ago
Inside the Dark, Lucrative World of Consumer Debt Collection - NYTimes.com
One afternoon in October 2009, a former banking executive named Aaron Siegel waited impatiently in the master bedroom of a house in Buffalo that served as his…
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18 days ago
Ennio Morricone - Chi Mai - EnnioMorricone
EnnioMorricone – (Re)Discover his Greatest Hits - EnnioMorricone is your channel for some of the best Original motion picture soundtracks. Find your favorite...
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19 days ago
depression
Friend status: "Oh what a tragedy! Depression/suicide is so horrible and people should really be there and checking in on friends in need because the...
depression 
19 days ago
The 10 best Dystopias
As The Rover hits cinemas, Guy Lodge picks the best (ie worst) of times
reading 
19 days ago
What is Nonduality?
Nonduality means "not two" or "nonseparation." It is the sense that all things are interconnected and not separate, while at the same time all things retain their individuality. An awareness of nonduality gives you a bigger perspective on life, a greater sense of freedom, and brings you a more stable happiness. Why do we need…
mental-health 
20 days ago
Edward Snowden: The Untold Story | Threat Level | WIRED
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The message arrives on my “clean machine,” a MacBook Air loaded only with a sophisticated encryption package. “Change in plans,”…
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20 days ago
The Robin Williams tragedy highlights how little we understand depression
Alastair Campbell: Like Robin Williams, I’ve had suicidal thoughts. To tackle this illness we must talk more openly
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20 days ago
Robin Williams: the sadness of a clown that couldn’t be fixed | Simon Jenkins
Simon Jenkins: First thoughts: Williams, like many others, struggled with addiction and personal demons. Mental illness is a great leveller – but is still too little understood
depression  addiction 
21 days ago
How online gamers are solving science's biggest problems
A new generation of online games don't just provide entertainment – they help scientists solve their trickiest puzzles. Dara Mohammadi picks 10 of the best
science 
23 days ago
More bang for your buck
WARNING: We rarely feel the need to alert readers to explicit content. But our discussion of the online sex trade requires frank language, and some may find the…
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24 days ago
IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Waited Until My Wedding Night to Lose My Virginity and I Wish I Hadn't | xoJane
IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Waited Until My Wedding Night to Lose My Virginity and I Wish I Hadn’t | xoJane Welcome to xoJane.com — Set as default or set UK edition as…
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24 days ago
The study of adjective order and GSSSACPM.
Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Silense/iStock/Thinkstock
It is a lovely warm August day outside, and I am wearing a green loose top. Does the second part…
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25 days ago
Oak Island Money Pit
Many have grappled with trying to explain the mystery of Oak Island, but none have been able to find out what's at the bottom of the Money Pit.
history 
26 days ago
What free press??
My disgust at our media has only grown over the last four years. Of all the things that make me sit in horrified wonder throughout this whole rancid mess, it’s…
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26 days ago
Does masturbating really make women and men less creative? - Telegraph
And given that Tim Ferriss is also the author of The Four Hour Work Week, what in blazes does he expect people to do with the other 164 hours, anyway?
sex 
26 days ago
How Britain became a dangerously cynical society with tinges of a police state » The Privacy Surgeon
If proof was ever needed of the growing cynicism and despair of modern Britain, you need only consider the collapse of public trust in government, the…
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27 days ago
Does the Grapefruit Blowjob Technique Work? I Tried It, and The Verdict Is...
“Hey,” I said to my boyfriend. “So I need to do something weird to your dick later.” I thought for a second and then added, “It’s for work,” as if that somehow made it better. My boyfriend nodded curiously. “It’s a grapefruit. I need to put a grapefruit on your dick. I’m sorry.” Why the hell did I
sex 
27 days ago
Visit the Wrong Website, and the FBI Could End Up in Your Computer | Threat Level | WIRED
Getty Security experts call it a “drive-by download”: a hacker infiltrates a high-traffic website and then subverts it to deliver malware to every single…
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28 days ago
Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide'
What's the problem with ubiquitous surveillance? Don't think Orwell; think Kafka.
privacy 
28 days ago
Form and its Usurpers
What is the value of a phantom limb?
In 1964 Marshall McLuhan published a book called Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. It’s sort of like a religious…
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28 days ago
What Happens When You Enter the Witness Protection Program?
A staged photo of U.S. Marshals protecting a witness. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Justice, Wikipedia
Gerald Shur was struggling to convince his witness to…
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28 days ago
The Old House at Home
McSorley’s occupies the ground floor of a red brick tenement at 15 Seventh Street, just off Cooper Square, where the Bowery ends. It was opened in 1854 and is…
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28 days ago
Dealing with Depression: Mindfully Turning Toward Negative Thoughts & Feelings
Does this sound familiar? I don’t want to feel this way. When I’m anxious, I start thinking of ways I can be in control. So many little things have been
mental-health  depression 
29 days ago
Britain’s last hangman
On a winter morning in 1963 Harry Allen hanged Russell Pascoe, the penultimate execution of his 23-year career. Fifty years after the final hanging in the UK, prison officer Robert Douglas recalls being present for the last hours in the short life of a condemned man
law 
29 days ago
AYH
Whenever my friend Claire visits me at Temple, we always go out for crêpes. They’re delicious, they’re not heavy, and they’re great with a latte. They might be the perfect food. While in...
life 
4 weeks ago
Everyone I know is brokenhearted.
All the genuinely smart, talented, funny people I know seem to be miserable these days. You feel it on Twitter more than Facebook, because Facebook is where you go to do your performance art where you pretend to be a hip, urbane person with the most awesomest friends and the best relationships and the very best lunches ever. Facebook is surface; Twitter is subtext, and judging by what I’ve seen, the subtext is aching sadness.
life 
4 weeks ago
Churchill
Polar Bear Capital of the World
nature 
4 weeks ago
Where do children’s earliest memories go? – Kristin Ohlson – Aeon
I’m the youngest by far of five children. My mother was 34 when she conceived me in 1950, so chagrined by this chronological indiscretion that she tried to hide…
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4 weeks ago
I Have Tourette Syndrome And CBiT Changed My Life
By the time things were bad enough to pipsqueak, “Mom, I think something is wrong with me, I think I need to see a doctor,” things were very bad indeed.
health 
5 weeks ago
The Ambush at Sheridan Springs — Medium
In the fall of 1985, Gary Gygax was the most famous and powerful figure in hobby gaming. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of TSR, Inc., the company…
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5 weeks ago
Weird Psychiatric Ads Of The Seventies
There's a really famous ad for thorazine, a drug that came out in the fifties and was the first effective antipsychotic. Less well-known are all the other weird, wonderful and creepy psychiatric ad...
psychiatry  mental-health  adverts 
5 weeks ago
Inside the Life of France’s Most Famous Dominatrix
The life of Catherine Robbe-Grillet makes Fifty Shades of Grey look like a Disney movie. In 1951, she became the mistress of the writer—and accomplished…
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5 weeks ago
Is Race Plastic? My Trip Into the \
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“You’ve got some nice Caucasian features,” Dr. Edmund Kwan says, inspecting my face at his Upper East Side plastic-surgery…
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5 weeks ago
4.12: Mother Earth Mother Board
Mother Earth Mother Board
The hacker tourist ventures forth across the wide and wondrous meatspace of three continents, chronicling the laying of the longest…
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5 weeks ago
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