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Why I'll Never Wear Heels Again

It seems pointless to inflict endless pain on myself when the shoes I put on my feet are the one thing that I can control.<p>When I was 7 or so, I was a flower girl in my uncle's wedding. My sister and I wore frilly pink dresses, white tights, and white patent-leather Mary Janes. I remember very …

Clothing

39 Books That Prove Your Family's Not So Bad After All

Things could definitely be worse...

Why do we still not know what’s inside the pyramids?

With their hidden chambers, the pyramids of Giza have yet to reveal all their secrets – how is that possible?<p>“At last have made wonderful discovery in Valley; a magnificent tomb with seals intact recovered same for your arrival congratulations,” scribbled Howard Carter in a hurriedly written …

The new cool girl trap: Why we traded one set of rigid rules about who’s “likable” for another

<b>Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Schumer, Anne Hathaway, Taylor Swift (AP/Reuters/Arthur Mola/Jordan Strauss/Mario Anzuoni/Greg Allen)</b><p>Even if the rubric for “likability” has changed, women are still judged in opposition to one another<p>Arielle Bernstein<p>November 8, 2015 11:30pm (UTC)<p>Miranda July opens her …

Feminism

The scientists with reasons to be cheerful

Photograph: Universal History Archive/Getty Images<p>Loaded to the gunnells: an illustration of boats shipping guano in the 1850s from Peru.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/31352b32e8832ad26ba84131dc5cf596ccf13351/0_419_5000_3000/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Look and learn: an example of the everyday …

The #Blessed Life Of Kaskade, EDM's Voice Of Reason

How $500,000-a-night DJ Kaskade — a 44-year-old Mormon father of three — became electronic dance music’s most unassailable superstar.<p><b>The W Hotel in downtown</b> Atlanta narrows twice near its summit, 28 gloriously reflective stories in the air, so that the roof of the building feels almost impossibly …

The cult of productivity is preventing you from being productive

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past couple of years thinking about how to be more productive. As a graduate student and freelancer, there’s no one telling me what to do, and no (immediate) consequences if I spend all day procrastinating. But gradually, through trying different techniques, …

Time Management

The Silicon Valley Suicides

Why are so many kids with bright prospects killing themselves in Palo Alto?<p><i>The air shrieks, and life stops. First, from far away, comes a high whine like angry insects swarming, and then a trampling, like a herd moving through. The kids on their bikes who pass by the Caltrain crossing are eager to</i> …

Does ‘American Art’ Exist Anymore?

As U.S. national identity has changed, so too have ways of categorizing work that represents its country.<p>Every other year since 1895, the Venice Biennale has served as an international stage for some of the most interesting, daring artists working today. You might expect the Biennale to be a place …

Tech’s Big Gender Diversity Push, One Year In

Is anyone making headway on recruiting and retaining more women? Behind the scenes at the world’s largest conference for women in tech.<p>“This is the best room in the world!” Hilary Mason, the founder of data and machine learning R&D group Fast Forward Labs, yells enthusiastically as she walks on …

Catching a thief by their face

Retail stores are turning to facial recognition technology and customer tracking tools to fight against shoplifters. BBC Future investigates.<p>A man walks up to the front door of a jeweller in the centre of Rotterdam and buzzes to enter but it doesn’t budge. He waits. While he lingers by the door, a …

Surveillance