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This Guy's Post-Breakup Weight Loss Transformation Is #FitnessGoals

Getting healthy and fit for your own well-being is is a huge deal regardless of who notices ― but having your weight loss journey go ...

What It Means When You Dream About Being Naked In Public

You’re at the office and everything is normal… Until you get up during a meeting to give a presentation and you realize you are totally ...

Amiable But Generic 'Rock Dog' Chases Its Own Tail

This Chinese-U.S. co-production, based on a graphic novel by Chinese rock star Zheng Jun, pads its way through a familiar story about a mastiff who ...

3 Teenage Outsiders Navigate Friendship And Desire In 'As You Are'

An intimate portrait of high school friends caught up in the aftermath of a violent incident places us inside their heads with sensitivity and restraint. ...

Show me the Monet

How wealthy Americans grew to appreciate the French Impressionist painter – as an artist but also as a financial asset By Ross King Read at ...

Why do we get goosebumps?

The reason humans get goosebumps – or, to be technical, experience horripilation – when scared is simple enough: perceived threats are met with a rush of adrenaline through ...

You Can Have Your Ashes Turned Into a Playable Vinyl Record, When Your Day Comes

Even in death we are only limited by our imagination in how we want to go out. There are now ways to turn our corpse ...

Bertrand Russell Writes an Artful Letter, Stating His Refusal to Debate British Fascist Leader Oswald Mosley (1962)

Image by National Portrait Gallery, via Wikimedia Commons Changing the minds of others has never counted among humanity’s easiest tasks, and it seems only to have ...

Angry Constituents Hammer Tom Cotton At Town Hall: 'Do Your Job'

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) faced hundreds of angry constituents at a town hall Wednesday night who grilled him for two hours on the Affordable Care ...

Adorable Little Boy Loses Race Because He Wanted To Hug His Dad

A photo of a 2-year-old Nigerian boy is going viral after he lost a race for an absolutely adorable reason. On Tuesday, Imoh Umoren tweeted ...

Late Night TV Shows Take Aim At Trump, Score Well In Ratings

Late night TV shows heavy on sharp satire of President Donald Trump are scoring well in the ratings. NPR takes a look at the phenomenon.

Mall Of America Searches For Writer-In-Residence

The Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minn., is the largest mall in the United States, and it is now looking for a writer-in-residence.

End of a golden age

Unprecedented growth marked the era from 1948 to 1973. Economists might study it forever, but it can never be repeated. Why? By Marc Levinson Read ...

Our Universe is too vast for even the most imaginative sci-fi

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No matter ...

“Stop It and Just DO”: Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Advice on Overcoming Creative Blocks, Written by Sol LeWitt to Eva Hesse (1965)

A quick fyi: this video is a little not safe for work. You know you want to create something, but how on Earth to get ...

Beer Archaeology: Yes, It’s a Thing

Travis Rupp is a classics instructor at The University of Colorado. He’s also a “beer archaeologist” who works on a special projects team at the Avery Brewing ...

7 Must-Try Morning Rituals From Cities Across America That Will Make You Infinitely Happier Tomorrow

Rise and shine! Then eat your corn tortillas, sing along to Baha’i prayers, or dip your toes in the ocean—depending on where you live, of ...

To Reach Your Goals, Track Your Habits

Parents are talented jugglers—always operating with a number of balls in the air. Aiming for fitness, professional, financial, or other goals while managing a household ...

7 Stunning Beaches That Will Make You Want To Travel To the Caribbean

Think all Caribbean beaches are the same? Think again. Home to some of the world’s most beautiful and diverse beaches in the world, the Caribbean ...

Are Cyborgs In Our Future? 'Homo Deus' Author Thinks So

Yuval Noah Harari expects we’ll soon engineer our bodies in the same way we design products. “I think in general medicine … will switch from ...

In A Film Industry Focused On Youth, Older Characters Are Tough To Find

A study of the 25 films nominated for Best Picture Oscars over the past three years found less than 12 percent of the characters were ...

Not owning a cellphone gives you time to ruminate and to rest

It is mildly subversive and perhaps a little quaint when someone clings to their flip phone and refuses a smartphone. Refusing both kinds of phones ...

Muxes

‘…women are women and men are men. And muxes, well, they are muxes.’ The indigenous Zapotec communities of southern Mexico have long acknowledged ‘muxes’ as ...

Slavoj Žižek Expounds on His Hatred of Teaching, Grading Papers, and Particularly Holding Office Hours

“Those who can, do,” so we often used to hear, “and those who can’t, teach.” Nowadays the situation seems to have transformed into something more ...

Bach’s Most Famous Organ Piece Played on Wine Glasses

Robert Tiso takes stemmed wine glasses and turns them into a magical musical instrument–or what he calls the “glass harp.” As his website explains, “each glass is tuned by adding a ...

Beyond Team Sports—Fun Activities That Promote Fitness

Despite the message you may be getting from the copious minivan stickers you pass on your morning commute, not all moms are soccer moms, and  ...

David Cassidy Reveals He's Living With Dementia

Former “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy says he’s living with dementia.  The 66-year-old opened up to People magazine about his diagnosis, telling the magazine the ...

How Living With IBD Helped Me Discover My Superpowers

If you had x-ray vision, what would you do with it? Look through walls and spy on your co-workers? Find your dog’s lost ball under ...

Ideas for Parents Celebrating President’s Day

Presidents’ Day in the United States affords many of us a delightful, long weekend, and perhaps an excuse to don a powdered wig. (As if ...

After Underage Sex Comments, Milo Yiannopoulos Loses CPAC Invite, Book Deal

The American Conservative Union disinvited the far-right provocateur citing comments it said condoned “pedophilia.” Hours later, Simon & Schuster said it was canceling the publication ...

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