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5 Killer Color Palettes To Try if You Love Blue

(Image credit: Consort)<p>Blue is undoubtedly one of the most popular colors in home decor. Navy blue, cornflower blue, cobalt blue...hues of the …

Home Decorating

Climate denial's internal contradictions spring from a need to defend economic doctrine

A trio of scholars who study the psychology and philosophy of science have written a fantastic paper for Springer's <i>Sythese</i> looking at the way that …

Does Sparkling Water Have a Downside?

<b>Question:</b><p>Are there any health drawbacks related to drinking a lot of sparkling water or seltzer?<p><b>Answer:</b><p>Plain seltzer or sparkling water’s lack of sugar, calories, added colors or artificial flavors and its relatively low acidity makes it a generally healthy choice compared to most beverage options …

Tap Water

Inspirational writing advice from Louisa May Alcott and 26 other great women authors

Feminism

Einstein’s Message to Posterity from the 1939 World’s Fair Time-Capsule

A piercing reminder of the choice that stands between the human capacities for good and evil.<p>In contemplating the brightest beacon of hope for the future of humanity amid hopeless violence, the great cellist Pau Casals called on us to “make this world worthy of its children.” A generation earlier, …

The Tenderness Trap

Robyn Schiff and the poetry of ordinary terror.<p>“A Woman of Property” (Penguin Poets), Robyn Schiff’s third volume of poetry, is a study of the imagination’s darker powers and their daily, domestic insurrections. American poets have long sought to harvest symbols from ordinary life, from its drone …

Literature

The Trappist monk whose calligraphy inspired Steve Jobs — and influenced Apple’s designs

Robert Palladino’s name appears nowhere in Steve Jobs’s lengthy authorized biography, but he had an enduring influence on Jobs and the business empire he erected.<p>Jobs sat in on Palladino’s calligraphy class at Portland’s Reed College, which eventually inspired the elegance for which Apple computers …

Typography

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist investigated the science of productivity — here’s what he found

After interviewing neuroscientists, Saturday Night Live performers, executives, and marines, he discovered that unlocking productivity is a matter of "giving people the tools to recognize the choices that are around them," he tells Tech Insider.<p>"There are choices that surround you, about how you …

48 Things Women Hear In A Lifetime (That Men Just Don't)

60 Stunning Photos Of Women Protesting Around The World

Never underestimate the power of a woman -- or 100.<p>We live in a world where women are still underrepresented in electoral politics, which means we have to fight twice as hard for our voices to be heard.<p>According to U.N. Women, just 22 percent of parliamentarians around the world are women. As of …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

18 Real Things Donald Trump Has Actually Said About Women

Yes, this man is running for president.<p>Donald Trump claims to “cherish” women, but his actions ― and words ― suggest otherwise.<p>Fox News’ Megyn Kelly called him out on his sexist behavior during the GOP debate on August 6, reminding him: “You have called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs’, ‘dogs’, …

Donald Trump

Hilariously Awkward Language Faux Pas

By Julia Pond, Managing Editor, and Becky Mahan, Editor<p>Traveling can be super awkward. Not only are you trying to navigate your way around an unknown place, probably in desperate need of a shower, but you're also trying to navigate a new culture and language. And more often than not, hilarity …