Alison Stern

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Photography

Can Genetic Counselors Keep Up With 23andMe?

In hindsight, clicking on the email from 23andMe at 10 p.m., alone, on a particularly cold March night probably wasn’t the best idea. Still, Nancy Wurtzel thought she was prepared for the genetic-testing company to give her the news that she had inherited the gene for late-onset Alzheimer’s …

Molecular Biology

My Adventures With the Trip Doctors

How a group of researchers and renegades are pushing hallucinogenic drugs into mainstream medicine.

Drugs

The Best Biographies to Read When You Need a Little Inspiration

Along with the lazy days of summer come plenty of opportunities to finally dig into your reading list. When you've grown tired of light beach reads …

Books

How Tom Wolfe Became … Tom Wolfe

Michael Lewis delves deep into the archives of the legendary reporter turned novelist to discover what made the man in the white suit the voice of a journalistic generation.<p>I was 11 or maybe 12 years old when I discovered my parents’ bookshelves. They’d been invisible right up to the moment someone …

Literature

I Tried the Mediterranean Diet For a Week — and I Totally Get It Now

As someone who loves food too much to deprive themselves of anything, I'm not the biggest supporter of diets. The one exception, however, is the Mediterranean "diet" because it's more a regional nutritional philosophy. Rather than eliminating certain food groups, it emphasizes fresh and healthy …

Nutrition

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

The Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my weeklong …

Nutrition

Stephen Hawking’s final paper makes a hopeful case for the limits of existence

The late physicist’s final contribution to science: How many universes are there?<p>Fourteen billion years ago, in the moments after the Big Bang first set into motion all the matter and energy that would come to form our universe, something extraordinary happened. The very fabric of space and time …

Physics

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

These Are the Tricks Pros Use to Pose People So They Look Better in Portraits (VIDEO)

Do you hate how you look in photos? Or, as a photographer, are you often unsatisfied with how your subjects appear in your images after you snap the …

Lips

Sisyphus: the Hypnotizing Kickstarter-Funded Kinetic Sand Drawing Machine is Now Available to The Public | Colossal

<p>Sisyphus, the wildly successful Kickstarter-funded kinetic table designed by Bruce Shapiro (previously), is now available to the public via …

Art

7 Landscape Photos That Will Knock Your Socks Off

If you've been behind the lens for any amount of time, you know that sometimes it's hard to get motivated to go out and shoot.<p>But I've found that the …

Landscape Photography

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

A Sidelined Wall Street Legend Bets on Bitcoin

Michael Novogratz is searching for redemption in cryptocurrencies.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Michael Novogratz was in a good mood. It was the thirtieth reunion of Princeton’s class of 1987, and the on-again, off-again billionaire …

Cryptocurrency

Photographer Travels All Over the World Capturing the Most Beautiful Shots

Hong Kong-based art director and photographer Victor Cheng travels the globe capturing the world’s most beautiful locations as part of his growing portfolio of travel photography. Originally from Toronto, Cheng’s breathtaking images depict a diverse range of landscapes, architecture, and cultures. …

Greco-Roman Temple Unearthed in Egypt

A sculpture of a man's head and two limestone lion statues were among the artifacts uncovered at the archaeological site.<p>The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced Wednesday that archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a Greco-Roman temple in Egypt's Western Desert. Found at the Al-Salam …

Archaeology

Amazon Discoveries

The new species found where few scientists have gone before<p>By Elaine Jung<br>6 April 2018<p><b>Almost perpetually shrouded in clouds, Brazil’s highest mountain Pico da Neblina meaning</b> '<b>peak of mist', towers 2,995m above the Amazon rainforest.</b><p>Stretching into dense jungle, the National Park has been closed to …

12 Healing Bowl Recipes That Are Like a Warm Hug

Usually, the term “comfort food” is basically just a synonym for junk food. But while there’s definitely a time and a place for burgers and a gooey …

Healthy Eating

Dwayne Johnson: The Pain and the Passion That Fuel the Rock

If the world seemed a little bit sluggish this morning – if the birds weren't singing as sweetly, or the sun hung a bit lower in the sky – it might …

21 Classic Books That You Can Read For Free Online

The classics. They're the bane of many a high schooler's existence. And yet, we all have one or two (or 20) classic books that we've been meaning to …

Literature

Bitcoin, Ripple And Ethereum Investors Should Watch The Fed Closely

Investors in Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum and other major cryptocurrencies should closely watch the Federal Reserve to get a sense of how fast and how far U.S. interest rates will climb. For an obvious reason: higher interest rates could deflate the price of these assets, as they did back in early …

Cryptocurrency

14 Passover Dinner Recipes for a Super Seder

Technically, the most important part of Passover is, of course, the seder itself. But no one comes to a seder without expecting to be fed a proper meal, especially after they've drunk all that wine. Passover dinners tend to be marked by firmly entrenched traditions, upheld by even more firmly held …

Biodiversity Scientist Warns: "We're Sleepwalking into a Mass Extinction"

Diversity "can be damaged in the blink of an eye."<p>Most scientists acknowledge that we are smack in the middle of the planet’s sixth great mass …

Stephen Hawking: A Life in Pictures

Queen

Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76

<b>World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.</b><p>He died peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said.<p>The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief …

Physics

You can now access 400,000 free high-res images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A year ago, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art embarked on an ambitious project to give everyone free access to images in its collection. Using the Creative Commons zero license (CC0), the third most visited museum in the world has essentially turned over a trove of high resolution images to any …

Museums

Here's How to Train Your Brain to Be More Creative

In a wellness world where our scope has widened to more than calorie counting and green juices, we’re asking more questions about our mind, its …

Inside the Mind of Amanda Feilding, Countess of Psychedelic Science

Amanda Feilding, Countess of Wemyss and March, also known as Lady Neidpath, sits cross-legged on a bench on a tiny island at the center of an …

29 Broccoli Recipes That You'll Actually Get Excited About Eating

This vegetable has stymied everyone, including the leaders of our country.<p>Broccoli has a bad reputation, and unfortunately it’s somewhat deserved. All too often this vegetable gets cooked beyond recognition. Stalks become limp; the color of the head fades. It’s pitiful. George H.W. Bush, the 41st …

Healthy Eating