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Transgender Marine becomes one of first men to serve openly after US military drops ban

The first openly transgender soldier serving in the US military has said he is looking forward to being able to attend the annual Marine Corps Ball …

The Writhing, Biomorphic Ceramic Sculptures of Jason Briggs

The skin-toned, sporadically hairy ceramic sculptures crafted by Jason Briggs can be both unsettling and entice one to touch. The artist says he …

Contemporary Art

The Best American Road Trips

01 of 36<p>East Coast<p>The most logical place to start an East Coast road trip? The region's—and the nation's—largest city. If you've never been, check …

National Parks

Here Are the Best Books of 2016 So Far

<i>Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets</i> by Svetlana Alexievich<p>The Nobel Prize-winner documents the last days of communism in the Soviet Union and …

LGBT Groups Declare Solidarity With Orlando Shooting Victims

Several LGBT leaders and groups across the country issued statements on Sunday, saying they stood in solidarity with the victims of the deadly …

This app preserves your grandparents' memories in the Library of Congress

While many will encourage their family members to put down their phones during the Thanksgiving holidays, one group is hoping you'll use your …

Rudeness spreads like a disease: The science that explains our misanthropy

People exposed to obnoxious behavior tend to respond in kind, research out of the University of Florida indicates<p>Flu season is nearly upon us, and in an effort to limit contagion and spare ourselves misery, many of us will get vaccinated. The work of Jonas Salk and Thomas Francis has helped …

DEA Chief Says Medical Marijuana Is a 'Joke'

DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg said the idea that marijuana can be used as medicine is a “joke.”<p>“What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is …

31 beautiful vintage photos that show what New York City looked like in the 1940s

His archive has been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater, Indiana University, which has kindly given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>These images give a great glimpse into what everyday life in Chinatown, the Financial District, and …

Manhattan

These Mystical Photographs Will Change the Way You Look at Fruit Forever

Most of us eat fruit everyday, but would you if you saw how creepy fruit can be? Photographer Maciek Jasik reminds us how mystical fruits and …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Hubble Space Telescope

Why I don't celebrate income inequality

I am not writing about this out of the blue - this seems to be the topic of the day in my social stream based on blogs written, retweets rendered and attaboys handed out.<p>I found the conversation a bit disconcerting. Yes, income inequality exists, and, yes, it's a natural consequence of capitalism …

Middle-class

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.

A New Study Says Cheese Can Help Kill Cancer Cells

Best news ever?<p>Preservatives are hardly something to celebrate — especially after a wave of chain restaurants (Chipotle, Taco Bell, Panera Bread) and big-brand food companies (General Mills, Campbell's, Kraft) removed preservatives and other artificial ingredients from their products in an attempt …

Microbiology

10 unique hotels to stay at before you die

From ice manors in Sweden to al fresco wooden lodges in Botswana to hanging pods in Peru, some hotels can make your trip unforgettable.<p>Here are the ones you need to visit during your lifetime.

Sweden

Gratitude Physically Changes Your Brain, New Study Says

New research reveals the biology of why gratitude is such a powerful happiness booster.<p>Fad diets aside, we all know the basic formula for greater physical health -- eat less junk and exercise more. The same can be said for greater happiness. Sure mental health is hugely complex, but the research on …

16 Shows On Netflix You Should Definitely Binge-Watch This Weekend

Get your snacks at the ready.

oscars: where are all the queer films?

Following yesterday’s Oscar nominations, we explore why awards season really matters for the future of LGBT films.<p>The major headline following today's snow white Oscar nominations will -- rightfully -- be that for the second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has failed …

Chloë Sevigny
Books

8 Tips for Any Photographer Using Any Camera

As 2016 gets underway, I’d like to share 8 tips on how to take and make better images. To prove that this has nothing to do with how much fancy gear …

12 ’90s Recipes That Will Make You Nostalgic

For millennials, the ’90s were a pivotal time in shaping us as the creative and unique generation we are today. They were also full of heavily marketed junk food advertisements that drew us in and had us begging for more on every grocery trip. Cookie Crisp? Ate it on the daily. Dunkaroos? Our fave …

Breakfast

24 Peaceful Baby Names for Chillaxed Parents

Naming a baby can be pretty stressful. After dealing with parents’ and grandparents’ expectations, society’s often harsh judgments about originality and celebrities stealing your favorites, you probably just wish the pressure was off already. Well, now you can relaaaaaax, thanks to this list of …

Angelina Jolie

Peep Through These Stunningly Bittersweet Photos of Staten Island In the Early 80s

Photographer Christine Osinski's new book <i>Summer Days Staten Island</i>, features a visual tale of the summer she spent documenting young people in early 1980s Staten Island.<p>In an interview with <i>Vogue</i>, Osinski--who grew up in a working class neighborhood of Chicago--explained her initial pull towards …

Staten Island

Kano's Got The Computer Any Kid Can Build, Anywhere

They set out with a mission to enable any kid to build their own computer from a lego-like kit, now for Kano the next step is to make sure children across Asia have that access – an interesting endeavor considering the impact the concept could have – especially on an enormous Indian youth …

Raspberry Pi

'Girls & Sex' And The Importance Of Talking To Young Women About Pleasure

Author Peggy Orenstein says that when it comes to sexuality, girls today are receiving mixed messages. Girls hear that "they're supposed to be sexy, they're supposed to perform sexually for boys," Orenstein tells <i>Fresh Air's</i> Terry Gross, "but that their sexual pleasure is unspoken."<p>While researching …

Feminism

Why Does the Media Keep Giving Abusive Men Platforms for Redemption?

Yesterday in <i>The</i> <i>Hollywood Reporter</i>, Ronan Farrow, the son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, came forward to make a public statement regarding how he and …

Woody Allen