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Not Having Paid Sick Leave Can Have Dire Mental Health Consequences

“There’s real stigma attached to taking sick time to care for yourself.”

7 Ways To Save Money When You Die

Do you have any idea how much a funeral can cost?

'Stronger' Does The Hard Work To Earn Its Every Inspiring Moment

Director David Gordon Green’s film stands out from others like it because it prizes “understanding Bauman’s perspective and the private burdens of being a hero” ...

This ancient mnemonic technique builds a palace of memory

In Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective novel A Study in Scarlet (1887) we learn that Sherlock Holmes used the most effective memory system known: a memory ...

In Kitchens Across New York, 'Oh My Sweet Land' Serves Up Stories Of Syria

The one-woman show centers on a Syrian-American who tells harrowing stories of Syria’s civil war as she prepares a traditional dish. It’s an intimate experience ...

Readers of the world unite

How markets, Marx, and provincial elites created world literature to fight both empire and nationalism By Martin Puchner Read at Aeon

Ridley Scott Walks You Through His Favorite Scene from Blade Runner

f The opening Voight-Kampff test that turns explosive, the flight over the high-rise rooftops and past the tower-side video geisha of 2019 Los Angeles, Roy ...

AC/DC’s “Back in Black” Played on the Gayageum, a Korean Instrument Dating Back to the 6th Century

Every now and again, we check in on what’s happening in the musical world of Luna Lee–a musician who performs Western music on the Gayageum, a traditional Korean ...

24 Things People Don't Realize You're Doing Because Of Your Social Anxiety

“I don’t think most people realize that when I’m out with friends and I suddenly leave, it’s because of anxiety.”

Building 'Breaks' Into Your Diet Could Help You Lose More Weight

There’s a case for letting your body rest between weight-loss periods.

Volvo: The Importance of China to a Swedish-Based Global Brand

Since being acquired by Chinese business conglomerate Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely) in 2010, the iconic Gothenburg, Sweden-based automotive manufacturer has never looked back. We ...

Mercedes-Benz Canada: Introduces Mercedes me Retail Space

When all was said and done at the end of 2016, Mercedes-Benz Canada with sales of 48,320 vehicles, had its most successful year since coming ...

Could The Trump Presidency Lead To An Era Of Democratic Renewal?

Journalists E.J. Dionne and Norm Ornstein say that a new wave of political activism springs from the fact that Trump is unfit for office. Their ...

'The Autobiography Of Gucci Mane': A Story Of Rap And Rebirth

NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks to rapper about his new book, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane. It traces his life as an artist who forged an ...

Strange continuity: why our brains don’t explode at film cuts

Before the emergence and rapid proliferation of film editing at the dawn of the 20th century, humans had never been exposed to anything quite like ...

To find aliens, we must think of life as we don’t know it

From blob-like jellyfish to rock-like lichens, our planet teems with such diversity of life that it is difficult to recognise some organisms as even being ...

Laurie Anderson Introduces Her Virtual Reality Installation That Lets You Fly Magically Through Stories

While the sci-fi dreams of virtual and “augmented” reality are now within the grasp of artists and game designers, the technology of the adult human ...

Watch Björk’s Hypnotic Music Video for Her New Song, “The Gate”

FYI. Björk has just released a new track, “The Gate,” from her forthcoming album. And, with it, comes a hypnotic new video, the product of ...

6 Bizarre Things That Happen To Your Body On Your Period

As if that time of the month isn’t annoying enough.

Experts Say This Is The Best Way To Boost Your Collagen Production

Take notes! You may be wasting your money.

A Heart-Breaking Letter From a 90-year-old Touched Her Neighbor’s Heart

One evening in April, 37-year-old Marleen Brooks came home to a hand-written letter from an elderly neighbor. The moment she read the letter, her life ...

Elizabeth Moss Has A 'Handmaid's Tale' Warning: 'This Could Happen Here'

Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale won eight Emmys on Sunday, including Best Actress for Elisabeth Moss. NPR’s Audie Cornish talked to Moss and co-star Samira Wiley ...

Conversations Between 2 20th-Century Icons Inspires A New Play

Andy Warhol and Truman Capote meant to turn their taped conversations into a play, but both died before they could finish. Now, “WARHOLCAPOTE,” a two-man ...

Unendurable line

Created for the Japanese educational TV programme Design Ah, this brief, boisterous video demonstrates the concept of mathematical thresholds, where an A-to-B change occurs once ...

We have a new word for that feeling when travel makes everything new

On a double-decker bus from Dublin airport to Drumcondra early one June morning, a young lad stretched out on the back seat and started to ...

Wassily Kandinsky Syncs His Abstract Art to Mussorgsky’s Music in a Historic Bauhaus Theatre Production (1928)

European modernity may never had taken the direction it did without the significant influence of two Russian artists, Wassily Kandinsky and Modest Mussorgsky. Kandinsky may ...

David Lynch Gives Unconventional Advice to Graduates in an Unusual Commencement Address

Just as we wouldn’t expect David Lynch to deliver a traditional movie, nor should we expect him to deliver a traditional commencement address. “I did ...

Lady Gaga Put A Much-Needed Spotlight On Chronic Pain

The singer opened up about living with fibromyalgia.

Emmy Awards 2017: The Complete List Of Winners

It was a big night for The Handmaid’s Tale, across the writing, directing and acting categories. (Image credit: Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)

'Crown Heights' Seeks To Do Justice To A Saga Of Wrongful Conviction

Colin Warner served 20 years for a murder he didn’t commit. A childhood friend fought tirelessly to get him exonerated. The story was featured on ...

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