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How Your Parent’s Untreated Bipolar Disorder Can Affect You For Years

Bipolar disorder is largely misdiagnosed. That not only hurts the person living with it, but their loved ones, too.

Hallelujah, Instagram Is Banning The Most Toxic Weight Loss Ads

Keeping up with how many Kardashian posts get deleted ― or at least blocked from teen viewers ― as a result.

'Loro': Sorrentino's Portrait Of Berlusconi As A Once-Powerful Lion In Winter

This “stylish but overloaded satire is less sober narrative than drunken tone poem — a buzzing, throbbing attempt to simulate” what it was like inside ...

Documentary 'Where's My Roy Cohn?' Suggests He's Closer Than You Think

Matt Tyrnaeur’s documentary posits that Cohn, a notoriously ruthless and amoral political operative, set the ground rules by which today’s politics play out. (Image credit: ...

Lions in the corner

Chris ‘Scarface’ Wilmore has spent much of his life in Virginia facing violence and jail time. Despite an early opiate addiction and running with gangs, ...

Prison, spectacle, refuge

Modern zoos are proud of their contribution to animal conservation but will always be haunted by their histories By Nigel T Rothfels Read at Aeon

Musicians Around the World Play The Band’s Classic Song, “The Weight,” with Help from Robbie Robertson and Ringo Starr

Playing For Change, a “movement created to inspire and connect the world through music,” has released its latest video–this one featuring musicians from five continents ...

Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour Teaches a Course on Creativity & Leadership

Imagine a famous magazine editor, and smart money says the image that comes to mind has a bob haircut and sunglasses. No one has defined ...

Racial Tensions Complicate The Search For A Missing Child In 'Heaven, My Home'

Attica Locke’s new novel centers on a black Texas ranger’s effort to find the vanished son of a white supremacist. Heaven, My Home offers an ...

Frank Lloyd Wright, But DIY: A Rare 'Usonian Automatic' House Is For Sale

The famed architect conceived a number of dwellings for the mass market to be made from concrete blocks. The idea never took off. But in ...

Race on the mind

When Europeans colonised North Africa, they imposed their preoccupation with race onto its diverse peoples and deep past By Ramzi Rouighi Read at Aeon

What Did People Eat in Medieval Times? A Video Series and New Cookbook Explain

A couple days ago, Open Culture’s Ayun Halliday brought us the delightfully amusing medieval comics of artist Tyler Gunther. With references to Game of Thrones and ...

Jimi Hendrix Wreaks Havoc on the Lulu Show, Gets Banned From the BBC (1969)

Can you imagine Jimi Hendrix singing a duet with Lulu? Well, neither could Hendrix. So when the iconoclastic guitar player showed up with his band at ...

Ovarian Cysts Can Affect Fertility, But Not Always How You May Think

Some cysts can indicate healthy ovulation while others can be serious. Here are the differences.

These Are The Healthiest And Unhealthiest U.S. Cities

Location, location, location.

'There Isn't Just One Type Of Black,' Says Comedian Nicole Byer

The rising comedy star and host of the Emmy-nominated cooking competition Nailed It! has gone to therapy weekly, escaped grief on stage and taught herself ...

'Second Founding' Examines How Reconstruction Remade The Constitution

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner talks how the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments relate to current debates about voting rights, mass incarceration and reparations for ...

Tops

The oldest spinning top ever discovered dates back some 5,500 years, meaning that we’ve been entranced by these toys for nearly as long as human ...

The whole-planet view

Psychedelics offer a sense of expansive connectedness, just like astronauts have felt looking back to Earth from space By Rosalind Watts, Sam Gandy & Alex ...

Ric Ocasek and The Cars Perform Live in Concert After Their Groundbreaking Debut Album: Watch the Complete Show (January 13, 1979)

Legendary musician and producer Ric Ocasek passed away on Sunday, and the whole rock world mourns his loss. Greatly respected not only by fans but ...

Is the Live Music Experience Irreplaceable? Pretty Much Pop #11

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_011_8-29-19.mp3 Surely technological advances have made it unnecessary to ever leave the house, right? Is there still a point in seeing live people actually doing ...

23 Tweets That Sum Up The Difference Between Cat People And Dog People

These are more insightful than any personality test.

Remembering Tony Winner Phyllis Newman

Tony Award winner Phyllis Newman died Sunday at age 86. She won the award for her role in 1962′s Subways Are For Sleeping. She also ...

Amitav Ghosh: 'The World Of Fact Is Outrunning The World Of Fiction'

Ghosh’s latest book, Gun Island, is a modern retelling of a Bengali myth. He believes old legends have a lot to teach us about how ...

The Tibetan research of Herbert Benson

In 1981, Herbert Benson, a cardiologist at Harvard Medical School, set out to study the ancient meditation practices of Buddhist monks on the Tibetan Plateau. ...

Citizens need to know numbers

A single statistic, or its misuse, can help upend a nation. Civic life depends on a basic level of statistical literacy By David Spiegelhalter Read ...

How Sergio Leone Made Music an Actor in His Spaghetti Westerns, Creating a Perfect Harmony of Sound & Image

Nearly everyone who’s heard music has also received intense feelings from music. “We know that music activates parts of the brain that regulate emotion, that ...

25 John Lennon Fans Sing His First Post-Beatles Album, Working Class Hero, Word for Word, and Note for Note

A working class hero is something to be If you want to be a hero well just follow me - John Lennon, “Working Class Hero” ...

'Homesick' Is A Boundary-Expanding Story Of Devotion And Growing Up

Accomplished translator Jennifer Croft’s first non-translated work is a hybrid, mixing photography and impressionistic autobiographical writing to tell the story of Croft’s artistic coming of ...

A Portrait Of Molly Ivins, Maverick Texas Journalist, In 'Raise Hell'

A new documentary about the political columnist and author takes a personal look at a woman who used her scalding wit and investigative skills to ...

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