Christina Nakhla

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Extremely normal shirt gets an honor roll student banned from graduation

A high school senior with a grade point average of 4.4 will not be allowed to walk at her own graduation this year. Why? You guessed it — her …

31 of the Most Famous Photographers of All Time

<b><br>Ansel Adams [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons</b>Famous photographers is a topic that a lot of us agree on, but ask a group of photographers what …

White House calls climate change funding 'a waste of your money' – video

The administration has unveiled President Donald Trump’s first budget, including a proposed 31% cut in funding to the Environmental Protection Agency. The cuts would remove funding for the Clean Power Plan and scrap all climate change research programs and partnerships. White House budget director …

The White House

This Photo Project Is Redefining What Mental Illness Looks Like

The collection of free stock photos shows people dealing with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder—without cowering in their bathrobes.<p>A woman with sad eyes gazes at her reflection in a shattered mirror. A man pinches the bridge of his nose, his eyes closed and head bowed. A teenager sits on …

Well, This Might Be The Most Artistic Climate Change Ad You’ve Ever Seen

<b>WHAT:</b> “A Love Song”, a poetic tribute to Earth from a group of U.K. charities and organizations committed to tackling climate change.<p><b>WHO:</b> The Climate Coalition, Ridley Scott Associates<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> When Charles Dance’s says, darkly, “I’ve heard talk of a quiet violence waiting at the water’s edge,” …

The Magic of Russian Photoshop Whiz Max Asabin

Max Asabin is a Russian hobbyist photo retoucher and digital artist who has been wowing the Internet as of late with his Photoshop skills. Many of …

This Woman Created a Service to Help You Easily Fight the Patriarchy From Your Phone

If you can sext, you can get involved.<p>You know how you want to fight the patriarchy but you're also hella lazy? Hi! Welcome to the club! I'm waving at you! (Well, I'm actually barely lifting my arm to half-assedly say hello. I'm very lazy.)<p>Well, there's new thing called Daily Action Alerts, and it …

A Brief History of Brutalism: Loved by Critics and Hated by (Almost) Everyone Else

The Geisel Library at the University of California San Diego. Image via CNN.<p>From the BBC and CNN and now the New York Times, the word has come: …

17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2016

Badass women alert.<p>The unidentified girl took part in a protest to mark the anniversary of Chile’s 1973 military coup.<p>According to <i>La Tercera,</i> the photo was taken after police began randomly arresting people from a group marching through the city. The photographer, Carlos Vera Mancilla, said the …

The Incredible Transformation of an AD Editor’s Kitchen

Digital photo editor Melissa Maria reveals how she turned a dated space into a modern marvel<p>Like many apartment dwellers living in Brooklyn, Melissa and Dheeraj Maria dreamed of moving to greener pastures one day. When a five-bedroom, 1936 center-hall Colonial went on the market in New Rochelle, …

Dining Rooms

A Look At The Brilliant, Lesser-Known Art Of Zaha Hadid

Hadid’s prescient early paintings and drawings look as though they could have been made on a computer.<p>Before Zaha Hadid turned to computers to express the gravity-defying curves that would become her signature, Hadid used painting and drawing as the primary medium through which she explored …

This amazingly feminist novel was written by a middle-aged white man 99 years ago

‘The Job’ struggled with the problem of having it all before women could even vote<p>Close your eyes and imagine a contemporary male novelist, a real …

While America votes, Russia will open fire on Aleppo with airstrikes and cruise missiles from the sea

"While in previous cases, when missile attacks were launched from the Caspian Sea, there were dozens of targets destroyed, this time, in literally two to three days, hundreds of terrorist targets will be destroyed from long range," a source told Russia's Gazeta.<p>A common Russian talking point is to …

Dakota pipeline operator to defy Obama and prepare for final phase of drilling

The Dakota Access pipeline operator chose the day of the US presidential election to announce that the final phase of its controversial construction project will begin in two weeks – marking a bold escalation in its response to the Native American protests.<p>Dakota Access pipeline: the who, what and …

Environment

What It's Like to Self-Medicate with Illegal Drugs

According to a number of studies, around two-thirds of problematic drug users report childhood physical or sexual abuse. These figures need to be taken seriously.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>The war on drugs is, to some extent, a war on the survivors of childhood physical and sexual …

Calais minors lured from camp then abandoned by authorities

The British and French governments were accused of breaching children’s human rights as up to 50 teenagers were abandoned by authorities in Calais and forced into an industrial estate near the cleared-out refugee camp to sleep in makeshift conditions.<p>The teenagers were lured out of the site of the …

Human Rights

Iceland's women leave work at 2.38pm to protest gender pay gap

Thousands of female employees across Iceland walked out of workplaces at 2.38pm on Monday to protest against earning less than men.<p>Iceland is the …

Gender

Honey G’s X Factor act isn’t funny. It’s modern-day blackface

“H to the O to the N to the E to the Y to the G; it’s Honey G,” bellowed the X Factor contestant Anna Gilford. Her performance of Tupac Shakur’s California Love was dedicated to her people in the “ends”. In case you’re wondering, that would be Harrow in north-west London, or as G calls it, “North …

Sexual Harassment

Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

Imagine if the people of the Soviet Union had never heard of communism. The ideology that dominates our lives has, for most of us, no name. Mention it in conversation and you’ll be rewarded with a shrug. Even if your listeners have heard the term before, they will struggle to define it. …

Economics

Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart

What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of anxiety, stress, depression, social phobia, eating disorders, self-harm and loneliness now strike people down all over the world. The latest, catastrophic figures for children’s mental health in …

Mental Health

The New Film by the Director of 'Oldboy' Is a Brutal Lesbian Love Story

We caught up with celebrated director Park Chan-wook to talk about his wild and wildly provocative new film, 'The Handmaiden.'<p><i>The Handmaiden</i>, the latest film from Park Chan-wook, the South Korean auteur who brought <i>Oldboy</i> into the world, is as wild as you might expect. Based very loosely on Sarah …

How To Fight Depression Naturally: 6 Steps To Antidepressant Lifestyle

<i>September 17, 2016</i><p>Every episode of major depression doubles the risk that there will be another one. Wonder how to fight depression naturally and …

Wellness

This Is Scandinavian Design at Its Finest

It’s no secret we’re big fans of minimal design at MyDomaine HQ, so naturally, when we spotted this sleek Montréal apartment on <i>Dwell</i>, we were …

Interior Design

Photos that bring mental health issues to life

Mental health is an invisible condition that presents itself in a unique way, depending on the person facing it. So how can it be communicated visually? In a new Dazed photo series called “The Bell Curve”, photographer Steph Wilson takes a personal approach to the depiction of anxiety. “My anxiety …

Living Spaces You'd Never Want to Leave

The unusual layout of René Roupinian’s Upper West Side home is what initially attracted her to the space, but the...<p>Now You...<p>Arbel’s projects—both products and architectural commissions—follow a chronological numbering system.<p>By the Saey fireplace, a wicker chair from Malawi echoes the lines of …

Abstract Photos of Oil Spills that Look Like Iridescent Eyes

Photographer and artist Fabian Oefner is known for his creative work with paint, oil, and even petrol. He’s a master of finding beauty in chemistry, …

Photography

I'm 43 and schizophrenic. According to the statistics, I'll be dead in 17 years

You’ve got a choice. You can either buy cigarettes, or get food to see you through the week. For most people it’s a no-brainer. Of course you’d buy food. But if you’re suffering from schizophrenia, living on the disability support pension and facing other psycho-social challenges, then the choice …

Mental Health

Synthetic prawns: a bid to make ‘seafood’ that’s sustainable and slavery-free

How do you describe the taste and texture of a prawn? Sort of rubbery; elastic, even. Like chicken, only better. These unappetising phrases hardly capture what makes it so good—the precise reason why prawns (called shrimp in the United States) are one of the most consumed seafoods globally. But now …

Aquaculture

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV images and specs leak, ISO up to 102,400

Digital photography fans that are in the market for a new DSLR camera with lots of features may have a new DSLR to lust over with alleged specs and …

Can hipsters stomach the unpalatable truth about avocado toast?

Are avocados now toast, at least for the thoughtful eater? There was only ever one way for avocado adulation to go, and that was down. Just have a look at Instagram: avocado “roses”, avocado brownies, guacamole 100 ways, and avocado smoothie (again?) Even though the hipster diet deifies the avo as …

Fair Trade