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Supermodel Carolyn Murphy’s 6 Rules for a Healthier Life

This morning, on the cusp of New York Fashion Week, dozens of models including Sophie Koella, Grace Bol, Willow Hand, and Soo Joo Park settled quietly onto round meditation pillows at one of Manhattan’s Equinox gyms. Armed with bottles of green juice, bowls of warm oatmeal and berries, and cups of …

16 Essentials for Surviving Abroad

If you’ve spent any significant time overseas, you know that it’s not just getting lost in the backcountry that you have to worry about. Often the smaller, less extreme problems present the biggest challenges. Take it from someone who learned the hard way. I used to think emergency travel kits were …

How Trump Could Shrink the Government (While Still Keeping the Good Stuff)

Call it limited-government liberalism, or compassionate conservatism, Washington could ink a new contract with Americans. Is the new president bold enough to try?<p><b>Donald Trump’s political brand is about fighting</b> and winning, and he has promised to fight and win a war on big government. As a …

Mississippi River

The 100 Greatest Singer-Songwriter Songs

In a time long ago – well sometime before the early 60s – songwriters wrote songs and singers sang them. It was less often that people did both. Of …

Music

These Granny Panties Are Better Than Whatever Underwear You’re Wearing Now

Grandma wore them for a reason.<p>One of the great joys in life as a woman is that moment away from the male gaze. Those moments when you don't have to worry about your posture, or the length of your skirt, or if someone is going to bother you while you’re trying to listen to music. Those pure, true …

Snorkelling with humpback whales: the next (very) big thing in wildlife encounters

Jet-lagged and rocking gently in a hammock, I squinted through heavy eyes as one whale, then another, breached and sent a vertical splash skyward from the Indian Ocean. The soundtrack to this offshore performance was the bouncing bass of wallaby feet thwacking up and down wooden walkways as they …

From Westworld to Homeland: pop culture's obsession with gaslighting

Why have stories about men mind-controlling women come to define much of modern pop culture?<p>It is hard to say where today’s cultural obsession with gaslighting reached its climax: in the exaggerated mind control of Jessica Jones, the murky, shifting terrain of Homeland, the conspiracy-rich …

Domestic Abuse

Everyone seems to agree globalization is a sin. They’re wrong.

By Fareed Zakaria<p>, Columnist<p>DAVOS, Switzerland<p>The World Economic Forum this year feels like an exercise in ritual self-flagellation, which — as with the old Christian practice of fasting and whipping one’s own body — is supposed to purify the sinful nature of man. The sin, of course, is …

Globalization

This Disney Video Proves All Pixar Movies Are Connected

Disney has released a new video that proves, once and for all, that every single Pixar movie is connected. T<i>oy Story</i>, <i>Monsters. Inc</i>, <i>The Good Dinosaur</i>,</i> …

Learn the Basics of Sheet Music with This 5-Minute Video

For non-musicians, sheet music can look incomprehensible. Dots, wavy things, and doodles somehow equate to the written version of music. So how do we …

How to use superpowers

“THE world is a mess,” observed Madeleine Albright this week at a gathering of men and women who have, between them, witnessed every crisis to buffet …

A surreal synchronised wave of light

Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies – ones that can coordinate their flash patterns – exist in just a handful of places on Earth.<p>Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies ­– ones that can coordinate …

Nature

The Ultimate Hotel Room Workout: 7 Body-Sculpting Moves With Model Irina Shayk

It’s Monday afternoon at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, where, in a seventh-floor studio with slick concrete floors, Irina Shayk is busy stretching. “This will be fun!” she says, a towel grasped firmly between her hands, as she performs an extended, angular twist toward the Manhattan …

9 Destinations Every Adventurous Woman Should Visit in 2017

With new trails and lodges opening all around the globe, there’s never been a better time to lace up your hiking boots and set out for adventure in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Whether you seek to summit South American mountains, thru-hike in the European wilds, or march …

5 Easy Ways to Jump-Start a New Workout Routine

A new dedication to fitness ranks high on the list of popular New Year’s resolutions, but putting a regimen in place and making it stick can be a grueling mental and physical challenge. As it turns out, a series of smaller steps, easily implemented into your weekly routine, is a far smarter …

Exercise

John Kerry's mission to save diplomacy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> You can see it in everything he attempts to do around the globe, every conflict he wades into, every crisis he refuses to concede. And as John Kerry prepares to step down as secretary of state next month, he will carry it with him just as he has for 50 years: a deep-seated belief …

Middle East

Six big takeaways from the extraordinary congressional hearing on Russian hacking

By Amber Phillips<p>, Reporter, The Fix<p>Pretty much ignoring President-elect Donald Trump's wishes, hawkish Senate Republicans wasted no time publicly digging into Russia's alleged hacking of the U.S. presidential race.<p>In their first week back in Congress, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the …

Donald Trump

Bill Perry is Terrified. Why Aren’t You?

How an 89-year-old cold warrior became America’s nuclear conscience.<p>At this naked moment in the American experiment, when many people perceive civilization on the verge of blowing up in some metaphorical sense, there is an elderly man in California hoping to seize your attention about another …

Cold War

Equipping people to stay ahead of technological change

WHEN education fails to keep pace with technology, the result is inequality. Without the skills to stay useful as innovations arrive, workers …

Is sugar the world’s most popular drug? | Gary Taubes

It eases pain, seems to be addictive and shows every sign of causing long-term health problems. Is it time to quit sugar for good?<p>Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with energy and can be taken by mouth. It doesn’t have to be injected, smoked, or snorted for us to experience its …

Sugar

Less shrinkage: This is your aging brain on the Mediterranean diet

The aging brain is a shrinking brain, and a shrinking brain is, generally speaking, a brain whose performance and reaction time are declining: That is a harsh reality of growing older.<p>But new research shows that brain shrinkage is less pronounced in older folks whose diets hew closely to the …

Holistic Medicine

Nili Lotan, Queen of Tribeca, Still Attracts New Customers Like Gigi and Kendall

Despite The Odeon restaurant in Tribeca now teeming with fashion editors and neighborhood scions like Lena Dunham, it is still easy to spot the 59-year-old designer Nili Lotan on any given night wearing a black silk top and jeans in her favorite booth.<p>This is Lotan's spot, as it has been since the …

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

Everything You Need to Know About Gene Therapy’s Most Promising Year - MIT Technology Review

For a few lucky patients, 2016 was the year when gene therapy turned from promises to cures. The technology, long contemplated as a way to erase …

Daniel Ellsberg, Edward Snowden, and the Modern Whistle-Blower

From their backgrounds to their motivations, the two men have some striking differences.<p>In the summer of 1967, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara commissioned a group of thirty-six scholars to write a secret history of the Vietnam War. The project took a year and a half, ran to seven thousand …

Rewriting the Code of Life

Through DNA editing, researchers hope to alter the genetic destiny of species and eliminate diseases.<p>Early on an unusually blustery day in June, Kevin Esvelt climbed aboard a ferry at Hyannis*, bound for Nantucket Island. Esvelt, an assistant professor of biological engineering at the Massachusetts …

The Psychological Research That Helps Explain the Election

At the end of most years, I’m typically asked to write about the best psychology papers of the past twelve months. This year, though, is not your typical year. And so, instead of the usual “best of,” I’ve decided to create a list of classic psychology papers and findings that can explain not just …

Why Your Late Twenties Is the Worst Time of Your Life

As you get older, it can be tough to remember what being in your twenties was really like. Not how it looks in your employees’ carefree Instagram photos or your own old photo albums (remember those?), but how it really felt in the moment.<p>Namely, being in your twenties is often confusing and lonely, …

Earth - The real reasons why childbirth is so painful and dangerous

Giving birth can be a long and painful process. It can also be deadly. The World Health Organization estimates that about 830 women die every day because of complications during pregnancy and childbirth – and that statistic is actually a 44% reduction on the 1990 level.<p>"The figures are just …