Brigitte Maingard

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60 Times Madonna Changed Our Culture

Power. Innovation. Identity. Madonna has blended all of these and much more into a singular career in music, fashion, movies and beyond. For her 60th birthday, we assessed her broad and deep influence.

Music

The Universe Is Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

It’s been nearly a century since scientists first theorized that the Universe was expanding, and that the farther away a galaxy was from us, the faster it appears to recede. This isn’t because galaxies are physically moving away from us, but rather because the Universe is full of …

Galaxies

These Nude Bras Have Off-the-Charts Reviews on Nordstrom

The nude bra is the unsung hero of every wardrobe—a staple you'll wear practically <i>every day</i> with practically <i>everything—</i>particularly handy under white …

Clothing

Electrifying photographs of storms... taken by a pilot at 40,000ft

Most of us know the horror of the white-knuckle red-eye: that dread as the plane is tossed about in nocturnal turbulence. But while passengers clutch the seat and pray, Ecuadorian long-haul pilot Santiago Borja sits in his cockpit trying to focus – not on the altimeter but through the viewfinder of …

UFOs

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Chemistry

What Climate Change Looks Like In 2018

It’s only July, but it has already been a long, hot spring and summer. The contiguous U.S. endured the warmest May ever recorded, and in June, the …

Climate Change

Bringing Farming Back to Nature

Farming the land as if nature doesn’t matter has been the model for much of the Western world’s food production system for at least the past 75 years. The results haven’t been pretty: depleted soil, chemically fouled waters, true family farms all but eliminated, a worsening of public health and …

Anna Deavere Smith on How to Break the Paradox of Procrastination

“If I swim a mile, the first half hour might be drudgery, but somewhere in the middle it catches fire.”<p><i>“Live immediately,”</i> Seneca exhorted in his timeless 2,000-year-old meditation on the shortness of life. <i>“Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present,”</i> philosopher Alan …

Meryl Streep Reads “Morning Song” by Sylvia Plath

A paean and requiem for new parenthood — the love, the strangeness, the surreal and magnetic disorientation of it.<p>In contemplating the parallels between being an artist and being a parent, the psychologist turned pioneering sculptor Anne Truitt wrote of “an understanding deeper than my own of what …

Literature

This Is Just the Beginning

Do you think that being asked to leave a restaurant, or having your meal interrupted, or being called by the public is bad? My fascism-enabling …

10 good reasons to visit Vienna in 2018

More than Viennese Modernism’s 100th anniversary: Vienna is a go-to place for both curious travellers and design lovers<p>The <b>Austrian capita</b>l is as trendy as ever: hosting the beauty of 15 million tourists every year, <b>Vienna</b> and its majestic beauty have struck a cord with plenty of international …

How to Write an Art History Paper

Art History 101 Homework Help<p>You have been assigned an art history paper to write. You would like to finish your assignment on time with a minimum of …

Tips for Painting Magical Sunsets

8 days ago - By Kem Studios<p>'Canyon Country Magic' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis<br>Chasing sunsets. One of my favorite pastimes. It isn't something that …

An artist painted a self-portrait of himself on a different drug every day — and he ended up with brain damage

Bryan Lewis Saunders<p>In March 1995, artist Bryan Lewis Saunders began creating at least one self-portrait of himself every day.<p>Born in Washington D.C. …

Art

50,000 Free Resources From the Met Museum’s Library Are Now Available to Download

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has increased its digital presence over the last few years. With accessibility in mind, the world-famous institution has made public domain images, photographs of its permanent collection, and even free full-text art books available to the public. Now, it even offers …

Museums

Jamie Oliver: the recipe that changed my life

<i>Rotolo</i> is a Tuscan dish, involving homemade sheet pasta, greens (spinach, stinging nettles, borage), ricotta, parmesan and porcini, all rolled up and baked in tomato sauce, then sliced and served with sage butter. When you cut through the rotolo, you get a swirl of the pasta, a swirl of the green, …

Jamie Oliver

7-Day 1200-Calorie Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Think a 1200-calorie diet is impossible to follow? Think again.<p>We’ve made sure you won’t feel deprived with these hearty lower-calorie breakfasts, …

Weight Loss

'Drink a cold beer and let somebody else figure it out': 22 of Anthony Bourdain’s wisest quotes about travel

Anthony Bourdain first rose to fame with his searingly honest memoir about life as a chef, <i>Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly</i>, but as his career progressed, it became evident that travel was a passion he held just as dear to his heart as food.<p>“If I am an advocate for …

Anthony Bourdain

The best parts of your childhood probably involved things today’s kids will never know

The endless stretch of a lazy summer afternoon. Visits to a grandparent’s house in the country. Riding your bicycle through the neighborhood after dark. These were just a few of the revealing answers from more than 400 Twitter users in response to a question: “What was a part of your childhood that …

Grandparents

You've Never Seen Waves Like This Before

Growing up in southeast England, Rachael Talibart spent several weeks every summer on her father’s sailboat, exploring the coastlines of France and …

Shutter Speed

These Are The Most Comfortable Women’s Bralettes, So You Can Stop Looking

Forget about your regular bra, ’tis the season for <b>bralettes</b>! Summer means it’s time to start layering your prettiest bralettes under your t-shirts …

Clothing

Why You Should Fly in Compression Leggings — and 13 Pairs to Try

We all have that pair of pants we reserve for a long day of traveling — one that isn’t too tight, has a bit of stretch, and is cute enough for the …

Quantum physics can help explain much of the world’s suffering

• the world exists independent of the human mind, and<br>• no causal influence can spread faster than the speed of light.

Quantum Mechanics

This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our 'Theory Of Everything'

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Quantum Mechanics

All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …

Here's How to Make Your Roasted Veggies Mind-Blowing

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to cook vegetables. I love how you just toss everything on a baking sheet, walk away, and come back to …

Philip Ball’s Beyond Weird is a whirlwind tour of the strangeness of quantum physics

Quantum physics is less about particles and waves, uncertainty and fuzziness, than information: about what can be known and how.<p>“If I could tell you …

50 Fascinating Facts About Felines

The courtship displays of the superb bird-of-paradise may be some of the strangest in the world—the bird seemingly transforms into a bouncing, fuzzy …

Pets

Why Your Dog Freaks Out During Thunderstorms—And What to Do

With summer around the corner, we looked into what causes storm anxiety, and how to soothe our canines.<p>Summer weather is just around the corner—and with it thunderstorms that may freak out your dog. We looked into what causes this anxiety, and how to soothe their rainy-day feelings.<p>Signs of …

22 Healthy Snacks That Are (Almost) Too Good To Be True

Snacking doesn't typically count as an actual meal, but if it did, it would be our favorite meal of the day. We love munching between breakfast, …