Amy Zhang

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The Secret History of Women in the Senate

<b>Kay Hagan just wanted to swim. It was late</b> 2008, and the Democrat was newly arrived on Capitol Hill as North Carolina’s junior senator-elect. But Hagan was told that the Senate pool was males-only. Why? Because some of the male senators liked to swim naked.<p>It took an intervention by Senator Chuck …

Sexual Harassment

The death of the artist—and the birth of the creative entrepreneur

Pronounce the word <i>artist</i>, to conjure up the image of a solitary genius. A sacred aura still attaches to the word, a sense of one in contact with the numinous. “He’s an <i>artist</i>,” we’ll say in tones of reverence about an actor or musician or director. “A true artist,” we’ll solemnly proclaim our …

Creativity

Do Diversity Initiatives Indirectly Discriminate Against Asian Americans?

American colleges pride themselves on being diverse meritocracies, but not everyone believes that the admissions system shaping these institutions produces fair results.<p>While discrimination by colleges is hardly a new controversy, a series of legal cases in the past several years have put the …

Prince William and Kate Can’t Bridge the U.S.-U.K. Divide

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U.S. birthrate hit new low in 2013 as women delayed having kids

American women gave birth to 3,932,181 babies in 2013 as the nation's birthrate fell to another record low, federal researchers reported Thursday.<p>The total number of births declined for the sixth straight year, with only 62.5 babies born for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. The …

Demographics

“URL” Stands for…? New Pew Report Has Surprising Stats on America’s Tech Knowledge.

Bill Gates is well-known, but only 21 percent of American tech consumers recognize Sheryl Sandberg: The surprising results of Pew's survey on Americans' knowledge of technology.<p>Are you all too familiar with the concept of “leaning in,” but unable to pick Sheryl Sandberg out of a crowd? Vaguely …

What Makes a Child an Art Prodigy?

The paintings of seven-year-old Aelita Andre have sold for tens of thousands of dollars, raising the question of what separates true, precocious genius from mere youthful creativity with hype.<p>Stand before any abstract painting—try a Jackson Pollock or a Cy Twombly— and it’s inevitable someone will …

Three Charts That Show The Seriousness Of Income Inequality

And one table that suggests a few things we can do about it<p>This year, income inequality tops the World Economic Forum's list of future trends and issues. The gap between rich and poor is a global problem — as the world's rich continue to accumulate wealth at record rates, the rest are struggling.

Economics

15 Former Couch Potatoes Share Their Best Tips For Getting In Shape

So you want to eat healthier and get in shape? That’s great! Learn from some people who’ve definitely been there.<p>That's why BuzzFeed Life reached out to people who've been there to ask them to share their advice. For one guy, that meant learning a way to trick himself into using the spin bike more …

Fitness

The Psychological Comforts of Storytelling

Why, throughout human history, have people been so drawn to fiction?<p>When an English archaeologist named George Smith was 31 years old, he became enchanted with an ancient tablet in the British Museum. Years earlier, in 1845, when Smith was only a five-year-old boy, Austen Henry Layard, Henry …

Charting: 10 Ankle Boots For the New Season

Whether flat, platform, studded or see-through—there's an ankle boot out there for every taste.<p>Whether flat, platform, studded or suede—there's an ankle boot out there for every taste. Shop our picks for the chicest booties to try this season. Plus, shop 2015's best ankle boots.

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

What Is Waist Training?

We investigate the new celebrity exercise craze.<p>With stars such as Kim Kardashian raving about its effects on Instagram, waist training—a workout done while wearing a tightly laced corset—is about to become the next big exercise trend. But what is it and how does it work? We caught up with personal …

5 Film Hotels of Halloween Horror

<i>Source: The Oakley Court</i><p>Hotels inspire the horrific and macabre, and with Halloween almost upon us it's time to celebrate haunted rooms, menacing presences, poltergeists, and even the occasional Log Lady lurking in the lobby.<p>Inspired by great cinema of horror, hotel search trivago.ca takes you to 5 …

Trending Now... Haute Sweatshirts

Get ready for a season of sweatshirt chic looks. For more style inspiration and insider tips visit our Editors' Blog at ShopBAZAAR.<p>Everyone from the street style set to the New York Times has been celebrating the idea of normcore—but don't get it twisted, the sweatshirts available for Fall are high …