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New Research Finds That Low-Income Girls Aren't Prepared To Cope With Periods

I got my first period when I was running late to school one morning, so the little information I received was rushed. It was just my dad and me when I was growing up, so when I frantically called him from the bathroom to tell him I was bleeding down there, he called my aunt, who came over from …

It’s the end of the world and we know it: Scientists in many disciplines see apocalypse, soon

Stephen Hawking is one of many scientists who see the possible near-term demise of our species. Spend that 401k!<p>While apocalyptic beliefs about the end of the world have, historically, been the subject of religious speculation, they are increasingly common among some of the leading scientists …

Why scientists are fighting back. We’ve had enough of Trump’s war on facts

The president’s savaging of environmental safeguards is a direct attack on reason and research<p>Next Saturday, in Washington, DC, and in hundreds of rallies around the world, scientists and their supporters will stage what is likely to be the largest gathering of its kind in history. The March for …

Robert Reich: Trump is forcing Americans to participate in an orgy of unnecessary cruelty

Trump’s actions violate every ideal this nation has ever cherished — and we have a moral responsibility to stop it<p>The theme that unites all of President Donald Trump’s initiatives so far is their unnecessary cruelty.<p>1. <b>His new budget</b> comes down especially hard on the poor by imposing unprecedented …

A Conspiracy A Month? Trump Calls For 2 Investigations — With No Evidence

Early Saturday morning, President Trump launched into one of his favorite pastimes — tweeting allegations with no evidence to back them up.<p>His latest unfounded claims: an assertion that President Barack Obama ordered wiretapping of Trump Tower during last year's elections. He accused his …

Donald Trump

The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You

Americans born in the United States are more murderous than undocumented immigrants. Fighting words, I know. But why? After all, that's just what the …

Behavior

The right and wrong way to measure progress with an addiction

Everybody takes for granted that progress in addiction means abstaining from, or at least cutting down, addictive behavior. This is the standard of …

Drug Addiction

A lesser-known yoga style focused on internal health is gaining popularity in the U.S.

During a 75-minute kundalini yoga and meditation class at Lighthouse Yoga Center in Petworth one Saturday morning, eight women stood and bent at the waist, letting their arms hang loosely as they swung them side to side in gradually larger swoops for about seven minutes.<p>This twist through the …

Yoga

How dropping acid saved my life

When writer Ayelet Waldman fell into depression she started microdosing with LSD. She tells Rachel Cooke about her extraordinary experiment with acid<p>Some time ago – for reasons that will become apparent I am not allowed to say when, exactly – the American writer Ayelet Waldman scored some LSD. She …

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

Self-improvement

Becoming Ugly

In 2001, when I was about 14 years old, my male friends invented a game that went like this: one of them—and it was always the same one—would sneak …

Feminism

What truth? George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and the Trumpified political reality of 2016

Taken together, the two great dystopian novelists of the mid-20th century might have dreamed up Donald Trump<p>In a diary he kept in 1942, the novelist and essayist George Orwell recorded the disgust he felt for his contemporaries and the political discourse of his day, which was pervaded by …

Russian deep-sea fisherman's Twitter feed is filled with nightmares

Earth's most mysterious and creepiest creatures remain mostly untouched in the deep ocean.<p>If you're into weird, strange and downright scary species …

Fishing

12 Books Every Woman Should Read Right Now

Recommended reading for 2016<p>This year (let’s face it, every year) was a complicated one to be a woman in America. There were undeniably exhilarating highs as we collectively watched the acheivements of women athletes at the summer Olympics; the glorious heights attained by young women like Simone …

The Neurology of Self-Awareness

What is the self? How does the activity of neurons give rise to the sense of being a conscious human being? Even this most ancient of philosophical …

Consciousness

Superhuman Energy Cultivated by Meditators: It’s Science

The energy emitted by people who have reached an advanced level in meditation practice has been shown by multiple studies to exceed normal human …

Meditation

The 13 Scariest Books You’ll Ever Read

These’ll make you scream<p>When people talk about scary pop culture, it’s usually cinematic gore fests or televised bloodbaths which have a prominent place in the conversation. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of frights to be found on a screen near you (I mean, did you <i>see</i> any of the presidential …

19 Hot Chocolates That Will Get You Through The Winter

Swap cold weather for cocoa.

Stunning Animal–Machine Hybrids by Heidi Taillefer

Nature and technology collide in the beautifully bizarre paintings of Heidi Taillefer, a Montreal-based artist who has been showing her work for more …

Art

The Effects of Four Different Types of Meditation

Meditation has real, practical benefits for your body and mind, but there are lots of types to try. Knowing the specific effects of each of these …

Meditation

A New Leaf: Artist Jenny Kiker’s Botanical Paintings

We’re obsessed with botanical artist Jenny Kiker’s beautifully detailed paintings of leaves and plants (which she sells individually as she paints …

Modern Art

Meet the Christians Who Smoke Weed to Find God

On the next episode of 'Weediquette,' Krishna sits down with the founder of a stoner bible study and meets the people who incorporate marijuana into their religious practices.<p>As weed legalization continues to spread state-by-state across the country, referring to pot in a religious way is often …

Cannabis

This 23-Minute Morning Ritual Will Transform Your Whole Day

How cool is science? Now you can set yourself up every morning for an awesome day by doing these simple activities.<p>When I learned of Harvard-trained happiness researcher Shawn Achor's recommendations for training your brain to be more positive, I admit, I did a little eye-roll. I mean, watching …

Happiness

Starter Home*

OJT (Office of Jonathan Tate)<p>America is filled with so-called unbuildable lots: patches of land too small or narrow to build conventional houses upon. Jonathan Tate’s Starter Home* is a strategy of turning these unbuildable lots into petite, beautiful micro homes. The proof-of-concept is squeezed …

How H.R. Giger Invented Sci-Fi's Most Terrifying Monster

Taschen's monograph on the late genius H.R. Giger took ten years to complete and is one of the most comprehensive examinations of the artist's inimitable work. In this excerpt, writer Andreas J. Hirsch explains why Giger's work is like a "Rosetta Stone."<p><i>The following excerpt from Taschen's</i> …

H. R. Giger

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Dessert