Not all the actors from Boy Meets World will be returning for Girl Meets World, which premieres tonight on the Disney Channel, but that’s no reason to not check in with what Cory, Topanga and the rest of the gang have been up to since BMW went off the air. Ben Savage, who spoke with TIME about the new series, will be reprising his role as Cory, as will Danielle Fishel as Topanga. Other former cast members will be returning in guest-starring roles, some of which have already been revealed. As for the rest, however, we’ll just have to wait and see.
YouTube is introducing a new way for its legion of video creators to make money on the site. The Google division announced Thursday at Vidcon that it is launching a crowdfunding system called Fan Funding that will allow viewers to donate as much as $500 to video creators. The feature, which will function more like a tip jar than the highly coordinated campaigns on sites like Kickstarter, is being tested among a select number of channels in the United States, Mexico, Japan and Australia. Creators can apply to have their channels added to the trial.
Internet users have shown a huge appetite for funding video projects in recent years. On Kickstarter, Film and Video is the second most-funded category on the site, with people pledging $224 million to such projects over the years. Patreon, a newer startup that was launched by a YouTube creator seeking more revenue, has generated $2…
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In just half an hour, by focusing on your breathing, you can start to relax and melt away your cares.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University investigated how effective mindfulness meditation can be in countering the body’s stress response. For that type of meditation, you need a laser-like focus on your breathing, and, some advocates say that as your body fills up with air, your muscles contract. That helps you to push out other distractions — like deadlines or your to-do list — and start to relax.
They randomly assigned 66 volunteers to either participate in mindful meditation for 25 minutes for three days, or go through a cognitive training program in which they learned how to analyze poetry passages. The people who meditated reported less stress, and even showed that they were better at coping with stress compared to those who relied on their behavior training.
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By Lily Zhang
When people find out I’m a career counselor, the next thing they inevitably ask is, “So, what should I be doing with my life?” I must admit: I never know what to say to this. Sure, I help people figure that out for a living, but that doesn’t mean I can offer near-strangers real career wisdom or guidance in a five-minute conversation.This situation has always stumped me—until this weekend, when I attended the National Career Development Association’s annual conference. It was a fantastic professional development experience—from networking with other career counselors to presenting at my first national conference, I can’t imagine an experience that would allow me to grow as much as the NCDA conference did. But more importantly, I learned a way to answer, “What should…
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Less than a week after being bitten during a World Cup match by Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, Italian defender Giorigo Chiellini appears ready to move on.
“Now inside me there’s no feelings of joy, revenge or anger against Suarez for an incident that happened on the pitch and that’s done,” Chilleni wrote on his Facebook page Friday. “I have always considered unequivocal the disciplinary interventions by the competent bodies, but at the same time I believe that the proposed formula is excessive.”
The bite, viewed live by millions of viewers worldwide, provoked a wide range of opinions, including many who argued for harsh penalties. FIFA, the organization that oversees international soccer, ultimately banned Suarez from competition for four months and fined him more than $100,000.
The “perfect storm” analogy is often over-used when it comes to disease outbreaks–all the elements that you don’t want to see converge to make conditions ripe for a bacteria, or, in this case, a virus, to rip through a population at lightning speed: geography, society, culture, a potent virus, reluctant politicians and a weak health care system. But all those factors are contributing to history’s largest-ever Ebola outbreak, which the World Health Organization now calls a “crisis.” Since early spring, Ebola has spread to two additional countries, Sierra Leone and Liberia, infecting 635 people and claiming nearly 400 lives.
The Ebola virus causes a nasty infection that triggers an inflammatory reaction so intense, patients essentially drown in their own fluids as they bleed internally and externally — victims’ bodies are overtaken with a well-intentioned defensive system run amok. Anyone…
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Amy Adams has class—even if it means flying coach. The 39-year-old Oscar nominee gave up her first-class seat on a Friday flight for a U.S. serviceman.
Accounts of the seat swap were posted to Twitter by fellow passengers flying to Los Angeles from Detroit. “When we were waiting to board, I saw her glance the soldier’s way and then she said something to the person she was traveling with,” said Jemele Hill, co-host of ESPN’s “Numbers Never Lie,” who was also on the flight. “Before we took off she had vacated her seat and the flight attendant brought the soldier to her seat.” Hill’s tweet about the star’s selfless act has since gone viral:
Adams then sat in the serviceman’s original economy class seat, where a fellow passenger snapped a selfie with the American Hustle actress.
A flight attendant told Hill that the 2014 TIME 100 honoree chatted with the…
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There’s not much point or upside or logic to defending Shia LaBeouf’s recent actions. There’s the alleged bar fights, the “I am not famous” paper bag episode and now the arrest for criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and harassment outside a Broadway show and possibly an altercation with a homeless man. But here’s the thing: there was a time, not so very long ago, when I really liked the Shia experience. I even had friends who enjoyed the Shia experience. I’m pretty sure we went to see Disturbia in theaters twice, which is twice more than almost everybody else. There was a time before all the off-screen nonsense when, in spite of the fact that he was never a great actor, Shia made whatever he was in more fun, better than it should have been.
Even Stevens, his first TV series, on the Disney Channel, was an easy 30 minutes…
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We’ve become accustomed to seeing photoshopped images in media. But journalist Esther Honig decided to do something a little different. She wanted to conduct a little experiment in beauty ideals so she sent the same picture of herself to Photoshop artists in 25 different countries with a simple request: make me beautiful. What she got back was 25 different versions of herself: The artists changed everything from her eye color to her makeup to her skin tone.
The recently released “My project, Before & After,” examines how these standards vary across cultures on a global level,” Honig wrote on her website.
It should be noted, however, that the results of her experiment don’t necessarily embody the typical attractiveness standards for an entire culture or country. The images reflect the tastes and skill level of each of the photoshop artists Honig commissioned. The U.S. example, for instance, does not look…
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