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This Is Your Body On The Flu

Experts break down what’s really happening once the virus gets into your system.

How Internet Trolls And Online Extremists Are 'Hijacking' American Politics

New Yorker staff writer Andrew Marantz spent years with far-right online extremists, embedding with them and watching them spread false news by exploiting social media. ...

Disney+ Brings A Catalog Of Old And New Gems To Streaming

Not surprisingly, Disney+ streaming service offers an array of Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars features. What’s less expected — and maybe even more welcome ...

Eli

Lorna Marsh, a UK dance instructor and disability rights advocate, uses a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy quadriplegia, which also limits the use of her ...

The awe of being alive

Existential therapy explores the darkest corners and craggy edges of the many-sided self. The result is true transformation By Kirk Schneider Read at Aeon

Watch the Buddhism-Inspired Video for Leonard Cohen’s Newly-Released Song, “Happens to the Heart”

Leonard Cohen had an intimate relationship with despair. “I’ve seen the future,” he deadpanned, “Brother, it is murder.” But for many people, there is no ...

A Schoolhouse Rock-Inspired Guide to Impeachment

How does a bill become a law? You can’t hear the question and not hum a few bars from Schoolhouse Rock’s “I’m Just a Bill.” ...

13 Unexpected Reasons Why You Might Have A Fever

The cold and flu aren’t the only culprits when it comes to a higher-than-normal temperature.

After Comic Garry Shandling's Death, Judd Apatow Found Zen In His Diaries

“He completely changed my life,” Apatow says of his mentor. It’s Garry Shandling’s Book, which Apatow edited, explores the insecurities and personal trauma that Shandling ...

'Badass': The One Word That Has Become A Lightning Rod For Many Female Chefs

In her new book, Charlotte Druckman asks over 100 female chefs and food writers if there are any words or phrases they wish people would ...

I came from the unknown to sing

The poet Ghazi Hussein was born to a Palestinian family exiled in Syria. Starting at age 14, he was subjected to 20 years, on and ...

Little Ice Age lessons

The world’s last climate crisis demonstrates that surviving is possible if bold economic and social change is embraced By Dagomar Degroot Read at Aeon

The Internet Archive Is Digitizing & Preserving Over 100,000 Vinyl Records: Hear 750 Full Albums Now

There seems to be widespread agreement—something special was lost in the rushed-to-market move from physical media to digital streaming. We have come to admit that ...

Why David Sedaris Hates America’s Favorite Word, “Awesome”

David Sedaris has made his name as a humorist, noting the absurdities of everything from life with his parents and siblings to the perpetual cycle ...

In Memoir, Nikki Haley Hammers White House Team But Pledges Allegiance To Trump

In With All Due Respect, the former U.N. ambassador says Trump’s ex-Chief of Staff John Kelly and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked her ...

Former U.N. Ambassador Haley: Trump Actions 'Not A Good Practice' But Not Impeachable

In an interview with NPR about her new book, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said she made an effort to avoid the “toxic” and “trashy” ...

Not My Job: We Quiz 'Hamilton' Star Leslie Odom Jr. On Ben Franklin

Leslie Odom Jr. originated the role of Aaron Burr in Hamilton and we were curious to find out: How much does he know about founding ...

New 'Paris Review' Poetry Editor Vijay Seshadri Has Hope For The Next Generation

Vijay Seshadri has been named the 12th poetry editor of The Paris Review. He says he sees a resurgence in American poetry right now, and ...

How To Tell Your Family Being Home For The Holidays Isn’t Good For You

Here are the best ways to set boundaries with your relatives and protect your mental health.

What It’s Like To Be An Introvert, In 20 Accurate Tweets

“Whenever I get an Uber driver ‘Known for great conversation,’ my inner introvert dies a little … “

'Marriage Story' Reveals The Messy, Heartbreaking Toll Of Divorce

No one outside a marriage can know the truth of it, but actors Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson bring the audience awfully close in Noah ...

How The Fugitive Slave Act Paved The Way For The Civil War

Author Andrew Delbanco says Northerners began to realize slavery wasn’t just a Southern issue after the passage of the 1850 law. His book is The ...

Do you think science…

‘Please define everything…’ This short documentary is built around a single question posed in 2005-6 to scientists working at the NASA Space Sciences Laboratory at ...

The smart move: we learn more by trusting than by not trusting

We all know people who have suffered by trusting too much: scammed customers, jilted lovers, shunned friends. Indeed, most of us have been burned by ...

A Map of How the Word “Tea” Spread Across the World

When I order a cup of tea in Korea, where I live, I ask for cha (?); when traveling in Japan, I ask for the ...

What to Wear to a Successful PhD Thesis Defense? A Skirt’s Worth of Academic Rejection Letters

Some people are paralyzed by rejection. Others, like Michigan State University’s Earth and Environmental Sciences PhD candidate, Caitlin Kirby, sport rejection like a mantle of honor… or more ...

'Honey Boy' Is Flawed But Fascinating, Like Its Lead Character

Actor Shia LaBeouf’s autobiographical film lacks the nuance of director Alma Ha’rel’s previous documentary work, but star Noah Jupe’s performance is astounding. (Image credit: Amazon ...

Christmas, Pleasant: 'Last Christmas' Gives You Its Heart

Paul Feig directs Emilia Clarek, Henry Golding and Emma Thompson (who co-wrote the script) in a Yule-themed “fun, if shaggy, character study.” (Image credit: Universal ...

The escape agents

The Berlin Wall separated Allied-controlled West Berlin from Soviet-controlled East Berlin from 1961 to 1989. An infamous emblem of the Cold War, the wall’s meaning ...

Divine transports

Whether via music, dance or prayer, the trance state was key to human evolution, forging society around the transcendent By Mark Vernon Read at Aeon

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