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This Simple Trick Could Ease Anxiety ASAP

Experts break down how a little temperature shift may make a huge difference.

Where 'Human Zoos' Once Stood, A Belgian Museum Now Faces Its Colonial Past

When the Royal Museum for Central Africa reopens, it intends to finally confront a sordid part of Belgium’s history — the exploitation led by King ...

Bill Cosby And The #MeToo Movement

Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for a sexual assault in 2004. His conviction marks the rise of the #MeToo ...

I, holobiont. Are you and your microbes a community or a single entity?

Cicadas might be a pest, but they’re special in a few respects. For one, these droning insects have a habit of emerging after a prime ...

Christian Zionism

It’s one of the most successful, and in some ways unlikely, interfaith movements in the modern world By Dan Hummel Read at Aeon

The Talmud Is Finally Now Available Online

In South Korea, where I live, the Talmud is a bestseller. Just a few years ago the New Yorker‘s Ross Armud reported on the improbable publishing ...

Flannery O’Connor Renders Her Verdict on Ayn Rand’s Fiction: It’s As “Low As You Can Get”

For all the grotesque humor of her stories and novels, Flannery O’Connor took the writing of fiction as seriously as it is possible to do. ...

What To Do If Your Doctor Fat Shames You

Advice from experts and patients who have been there.

I’m Tired Of Being Accused Of 'Faking' My Need For A Service Animal

This piece was originally published on Rooted in Rights. By Reid Knight Recently, while on a date, the subject of service

Maldives Police Use Pickaxes To Destroy Artwork Deemed Un-Islamic

The 20-foot-tall stainless steel cube was decorated with life-size human statues and semi-submerged in a coral lagoon. The artwork was criticized because it depicted human ...

'New Amsterdam' Brings In The One Man Who Can Save Medicine (And The World)

This year’s crop of broadcast network pilots brings us a medical show that suggests that if a man comes into a public hospital with the ...

Dial-a-Ride

Dial-a-Ride is a UK community transport service assisting people – largely the elderly – when ordinary public transport is either unsuitable or unavailable. In this ...

Religion is about emotion regulation, and it’s very good at it

Religion does not help us to explain nature. It did what it could in pre-scientific times, but that job was properly unseated by science. Most ...

How Ancient Scrolls, Charred by the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, Are Now Being Read by Particle Accelerators, 3D Modeling & Artificial Intelligence

Everyone knows that Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, entombing the Roman town of Pompeii in ash. Almost everyone knows that it also did the ...

The Brains of Jazz and Classical Musicians Work Differently, New Research Shows

All of the musicians I’ve played with have been improvisers, whether they came from jazz, rock, folk, or whatever. As a loose improvisor myself, I’ve ...

25 Things People Said That Were Actually Code For 'I'm Depressed'

“25 Things People Said That Were Actually Code for ’I’m Depressed’” was originally published on The Mighty. By Haley Quinn

Still Reinventing At 80, Jane Fonda Says, 'I Feel Better Than I Ever Have'

The actress, activist and fitness icon is the subject of the documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts. Married three times, she says, “It took me ...

How A Rising Star Of White Nationalism Broke Free From The Movement

Derek Black once promoted a racist agenda by making speeches, hosting a radio show and starting a website. His change of heart is the subject ...

Allergy to originality

In 1903, Mark Twain defended his friend and fellow author Helen Keller against charges of plagiarism, writing in a letter: ‘The kernel, the soul – ...

Against civility, or why Habermas recommends a wild public sphere

Have we become unreasonable? In democracies around the world, anxious commentators exhort their fellow citizens to be more open-minded, more willing to engage in good-faith ...

A Book about Women in Philosophy by Women in Philosophy: Help Crowdfund It

This past summer, we highlighted the Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers, a resource that aims to introduce “women philosophers who mostly have been omitted from the ...

Long-Lost Letter Shows How Galileo Tried to Fool the Inquisition & Escape Censure for Putting Scientific Truth Ahead of Church Dogma (1613)

“Tell all the truth but tell it slant,” wrote Emily Dickinson, “Success in Circuit lies.” No doubt she had more literary, or metaphysical, matters in ...

'Murphy Brown' Returns For The Trump Age

After 20 years, Murphy Brown returns to the host chair. In the revival, Candice Bergen’s acerbic, pioneering news anchor goes up against her son, who ...

Secrets Of A Teenage WWII Spy In 'Transcription'

The young protagonist of Kate Atkinson’s latest historical novel finds herself working for British intelligence during the war — and suddenly confronting that experience years ...

How The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Began In A Mother's Living Room Lab

“The language of type can be immensely clarifying,” says author Merve Emre. In The Personality Brokers she describes how a mother-daughter duo started a multi-million ...

How To Defend Season 2 Of 'American Vandal' Against Its Naysayers

Now that enough people have seen the second season of Netflix’s comedy/drama/true crime parody, your weekend will be full of people comparing it unfavorably to ...

'Jane Fonda In Five Acts' Reveals The Shifting Identities Of An Icon

Susan Lacy’s terrific HBO documentary examines Fonda’s juicy, controversial life in five parts. The first four are named for a man under whose influence Fonda ...

Muhammad Ali Biography Reveals A Flawed Rebel Who Loved Attention

“I don’t think we do Ali any good by treating him as a saint,” says biographer Jonathan Eig. “He was a human being, and he ...

A view from the window

The California School for the Deaf (CSD) is a free school in Fremont and Riverside for deaf and hard-of-hearing students between the ages of three ...

The urge to share news of our lives is neither new nor narcissistic

Narcissism is defined as excessive self-love or self-centredness. In Greek mythology, Narcissus fell in love when he saw his reflection in water: he gazed so ...

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