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I Survived 8 Cancer Battles. Here Are 5 Life Lessons I Learned

1. Know your family history

Lost Kitchen Restaurant Made Chef's Small Hometown A Dining Destination

One of the most coveted dinner experiences in America is a 40-seat restaurant in rural Maine where the chef prides herself in serving local food ...

Three Generations Of Actresses On How Ageism Affects Women In Hollywood

NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks with actresses Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson about how the opportunities for women in Hollywood have changed over the ...

When I help you, I also help myself: on being a cosmopolitan

One of the axioms of modern morality is that there is an inevitable tension between altruism and selfishness. The more you focus your attention, energy ...

1953

The observational short documentary 1953 explores the rich sights and sounds that accompany the now esoteric process of caring for a 250-year-old Dutch windmill, used ...

Rare 1915 Film Shows Claude Monet at Work in His Famous Garden at Giverny

Long ago, we showed you some startling footage of an elderly, arthritic Pierre-Auguste Renoir, painting with horribly deformed hands. Today we offer a more idyllic image ...

How Seinfeld, the Sitcom Famously “About Nothing,” Is Like Gustave Flaubert’s Novels About Nothing

“A show about nothing”: people have described Seinfeld that way for decades, but creators Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David didn’t set out to create anything of ...

These Black Friday Deals On Fitbits Will Get You Moving

Deals worth jumping on 🏃

This Adorable Video Of Sibling Love Is Just Too Pure For This World

“We always give the kids ten minutes to eat a snack before bed,” Verlonda tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “On that night, they used

'Mudbound' Is A Grand, Sweeping Epic Of The Jim Crow South

Director Dee Rees adapts Hillary Jordan’s 2008 novel about two families — black sharecroppers who’ve worked the land for years, and the newly arrived, white ...

'Sweet Virginia': Small-Town Noir With A Slice Of Hope

A small Alaskan community is left reeling by an act of violence. Jamie M. Dagg’s thriller tenderly explores its aftermath without the glib, jokey cynicism ...

Do civilisations collapse?

The idea that the Maya or Easter Islanders experienced an apocalyptic end makes for good television but bad archaeology By Guy D Middleton Read at ...

Oil & water

‘I just wanna be normal, cos obviously normal I’m not.’ In an east London garage, Darren, a mechanic, oscillates between the highs and lows of ...

Watch Classical Music Come to Life in Artfully Animated Scores: Stravinsky, Debussy, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart & More

Stephen Malinowski has cultivated his own patch of YouTube ground over the years with the Music Animation Machine, slowly scrolling visual representations of classical music. ...

Herbie Hancock Now Teaching His First Online Course on Jazz

A quick update to something we first mentioned last June. On Masterclass, jazz legend Herbie Hancock is now teaching his first online course on jazz. ...

Cardiology Nurse, Heart Attack Survivor Has Message For Women: ‘Listen To Your Body’

Kristin O’Meara’s story, she says, is one of denial. It began with searing chest pain, a serious symptom Kristin understands

7 Odd Things That Happen To Your Body When It's Cold Outside

Who knew?

Jesmyn Ward, Frank Bidart, Masha Gessen And Robin Benway Win National Book Awards

For Ward, who won the fiction prize for Sing, Unburied, Sing, it was her second National Book Award. For Bidart, whose poetry collection spanned 51 ...

Da Vinci Portrait Of Christ Sells For Record-Shattering $450 Million

The sale at Christie’s of Salvator Mundi, which dates from around 1500, easily tops previous records set in 2015 for a Picasso sold at auction ...

Rough, smooth or deep: why the sound of a voice is multisensory

To make sense of human voices, we rely on senses beyond hearing. The songs of Taylor Swift can be sweet and soft. Lady Gaga’s singing ...

Changing faces

Face transplants expose deep-held prejudices about identity and wellbeing. Are these ideas ripe for a radical rethink? By Sharrona Pearl Read at Aeon

Two Million Wondrous Nature Illustrations Put Online by The Biodiversity Heritage Library

Are we truly in the midst of a human-caused sixth mass extinction, an era of “biological annihilation”? Many scientists and popular science writers say yes, using ...

Meet the 35-Year-Old British Man Who Lives Entirely in the Year 1946

Ben Sansum is something of a young fogey. He’s only 35 years old, but he lives in the year 1946. Entirely. The pictures on his ...

Dancer's Video Of Her ‘Jiggle’ Goes Viral For Her Moves And Body Positivity

In the words of Destiny’s Child, we are so ready for this jelly. A Dance Your Pounds Off instructor has shared a video of

Feds Prepare For A New War On Kratom, An Herbal Drug Many Swear By

The DEA had previously tried to ban it. Now the FDA is leading the charge.

Louise Erdrich Delivers A Dystopian Feminist Thriller In 'Future Home'

In Erdrich’s new novel, fetuses seem to be randomly devolving and a new religious government is rounding up pregnant women, forcing them to give birth ...

Director Dee Rees Explores Racism In Post-War Mississippi In 'Mudbound'

Mudbound follows two families — one white and one black — just before, during and after World War II. Rees says her experiences growing up ...

Persistence of vision III

Nidaros Cathedral in the Norwegian city of Trondheim is the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world, and it has an enduring history of destruction and ...

How socialism helped to seed the landscape of modern religion

For most people today, socialism is associated with a secular or atheistic worldview. Since the October Revolution of 1917, most socialist regimes have built on ...

Meet the World’s Worst Orchestra, the Portsmouth Sinfonia, Featuring Brian Eno

What is it about objectively terrible works of art that so captivates? Cults form around Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, the “Citizen Kane of bad movies,” ...

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