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‘Star Wars’ Plans, Ranked

Solo: A Star Wars Story is kind of a heist movie. (Before you have my head, this isn’t a spoiler; the trailers have made it clear.) It’s like interplanetary Heat—just replace the Infiniti J30 Al Pacino drives with the Millennium Falcon....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-28

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How Superheroes Made Movie Stars Expendable

Late in the fall of 2014, an entity calling itself Guardians of Peace began leaking e-mails and other private material belonging to Sony Pictures. Sensational headlines quickly followed....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-28

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YouTube TV is the kind of cable-killing TV experience Apple promised us but failed to deliver, analysts say

YouTube is doing to TV what should have been done — and could have been done by Apple — awhile ago, according to Toni Sacconaghi Jr. and Corry Wang of research firm AllianceBernstein....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-28

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How Britain let Russia hide its dirty money

For decades, politicians have welcomed the super-rich with open arms. Now they’re finally having second thoughts. But is it too late? In March, parliament’s foreign affairs committee asked me to come and tell them what to do about dirty Russian cash....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-28

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Is Your Emotional Intelligence Authentic, or Self-Serving?

It’s possible to fake emotional intelligence. Similar to knockoffs of luxury watches or handbags, there are emotions and actions that look like the real thing but really aren’t....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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Getting Rich on Government-Backed Mortgages

Each time Christian sells a home loan, the company he works for, American Financial Network Inc., takes as much as 5 percent—$12,500 on a $250,000 loan, to be distributed among his staff, corporate headquarters, and, of course, himself....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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Philip Roth, a Writer All the Way Down

One time, I was having a conversation with Philip Roth about lane swimming, a thing it turned out we both liked to do, although he could swim much farther and much faster. He asked me, “What do you think about as you do each length?” I told him the dull truth....

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Tampa Bay’s “Opener” Experiment Could Spark a Baseball Revolution

Rays pitcher Sergio Romo struck out the side against the Angels on Saturday, then struck out three more batters in 1 1/3 innings the following afternoon. It was an unusual pairing of performances for one small reason: Romo had never struck out three batters on consecutive days before....

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We don’t need nearly as much protein as we consume

In the early 20th Century, Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson spent a collective five years eating just meat. This meant that his diet consisted of around 80% fat and 20% protein....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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Does the American Dream require a big American home?

This is a guest post from Steve Adcock, who writes at Think Save Retire, a blog about early retirement and Financial Independence. Steve and his wife retired in their mid-thirties to travel full time in an Airstream trailer. For more info, check out their YouTube channel....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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Trusting your gut could be the most rational way to make decisions

Imagine the director of a big company announcing an important decision and justifying it with it being based on a gut feeling. This would be met with disbelief — surely important decisions have to be thought over carefully, deliberately and rationally?...

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Mind Control

Barbara Ehrenreich cuts an unusual figure in American culture....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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The Thing Inside Your Cells That Might Determine How Long You Live

You may have forgotten about the nucleolus since you took biology class, but scientists think this structure inside every cell in your body may play an important role in aging. Once there was a mutant worm in an experiment. It lived for 46 days....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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A New History of Arabia, Written in Stone

A few years ago, Ahmad Al-Jallad, a professor of Arabic and Semitic linguistics at Leiden University, in the Netherlands, opened his e-mail and was excited to see that he had received several photographs of rocks....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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Why expensive weddings are a bad idea

GETTING hitched is not cheap. Various estimates put the cost of a typical British wedding at anywhere between £18,000 and £25,000 ($24,200 and $33,700), roughly eight to eleven months of disposable income for the median household....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Barrier-Breaking Lawyer, Dies at 104

The jurors were looking at her when they filed into court. That, Dovey Johnson Roundtree knew, could have immense significance for her client, a feebleminded day laborer accused of one of the most sensational murders of the mid-20th century....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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There’s Something About Yogurt

Several new studies suggest yogurt might reduce inflammation—a process linked to different types of diseases. Not really. For practically every symptom, she said, their recommendations were roughly the same: “Take a walk, eat a yogurt.”...

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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Naomi Osaka Is the Coolest Thing in Tennis

At Indian Wells, Naomi Osaka looked like she could beat any tennis player in the world. She’d entered the tournament unseeded, having never won a WTA title before. But in the heat of the desert, she proceeded—efficiently and almost cruelly—to dismantle opponent at their own game....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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I Also Went to the Royal Wedding

And all I got was a devastating reminder of my own insignificance. WINDSOR, England — The sun was glad. The air was the exact temperature of God’s warm breath as he whispers a secret in your ear (72 degrees Fahrenheit)....

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Why New Antibiotics Are So Hard to Find

An 86-year-old patient arrives with a grisly foot injury.1 It’s badly infected—not a surprise, given his chronic untreated Type 2 diabetes. What is surprising is that meropenem, a broad spectrum antibiotic, and vancomycin, known as the antibiotic of last resort, have absolutely no effect....

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Why Do Americans Stay When Their Town Has No Future?

After high school, Arnett joined the U.S. Marine Corps, in 1999. His unit, the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines—the storied Suicide Charley—took him to the other side of the world: South Korea, Japan, Thailand....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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The friend effect: why the secret of health and happiness is surprisingly simple

For some, eating alone can be a joyous thing: forking mouthfuls of pasta straight from the pan, peanut butter licked off a spoon, the unbridled pleasure of walking home from the chippie alone on a cold night. But regularly eating meals in isolation is a different story....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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The cluttered lives of middle-class Americans

Long-time readers are familiar with my decade-long war on Stuff. I was raised in a cluttered home. From a young age, I was a collector. (Some might even say a hoarder!) After Kris and I got married, I began to acquire adult-level quantities of Stuff....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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How Michael Jackson's tilt defied gravity

See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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Kyle Korver excels in season of personal sorrow

PELLA, IOWA -- ON a mid-March day in Central Iowa, Kyle Korver and his three brothers were watching the NCAA tournament together in the same room. Despite his alma mater, Creighton, losing, it was a good day and a good memory....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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Denis Shapovalov Is the Thrilling, Gutsy Teen of Tennis

I am walking with Denis Shapovalov on the grounds of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden when a woman approaches him and, after apologizing for being a bother, wishes him luck. The young Canadian graciously thanks her, brushing his long blond hair away from his eyes....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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Keeping up with Virat Kohli

This is one of four cover stories to appear in ESPN The Magazine's June 8 World Fame issue. Subscribe today! A riot awaits Virat Kohli once he opens the door of his Range Rover....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-27

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Pythagoras on the Purpose of Life and the Meaning of Wisdom

The Greek polymath Pythagoras (c. 570–c....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-26

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Get the Health Benefits of Fruit

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: Eat more fruits and vegetables. Often, though, the fruit part of that edict isn’t taken as seriously. Maybe it’s because we perceive vegetables as being healthier. Or perhaps it feels like cheating to opt for the sweeter option....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-26

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In a Warming West, the Rio Grande Is Drying Up

Even in a good year, much of the Rio Grande is diverted for irrigation. But it’s only May, and the river is already turning to sand. LEMITAR, N.M. — Mario Rosales, who farms 365 acres along the Rio Grande, knows the river is in bad shape this year....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-26

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What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story?

These days parents, caregivers and teachers have lots of options when it comes to fulfilling that request. You can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audiobook, or even ask Alexa....

getpocket.com . ENGLISH . 2018-05-26