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Never Accept a Job That Uses Brain Teasers in Your Job Interview

It's a trap.<p>Resumes can be gamed, cover letters are often unhelpful, and — wouldn’t you know it! — all these hiring conventions seem to go <i>right</i> out …

Job Interviews

Spaghetti mystery that stumped famous physicist is finally solved

<b>(CNN) —</b> Richard P. Feynman was one of the brightest minds of the 20th century. He was a key player in inventing quantum electrodynamics, which describes the behavior of light and matter. He invented what are now called Feynman diagrams, hieroglyphic scribbles that make it easier for lesser minds to …

Opinion

Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound | Maryanne Wolf

The negative effects of screen reading can appear as early as fourth and fifth grade<p>We need to cultivate a new kind of brain<p>Look around on your next plane trip. The iPad is the new pacifier for babies and toddlers. Younger school-aged children read stories on smartphones; older boys don’t read at …

Love Stories

Richard Serra review – rusting hulks that trap the ticking of time

<b>Gagosian Britannia Street, London</b><br>It may look like a big chunk of derelict dockyard but the great sculptor’s new work feels like a monument to our times<p>Imagine walking in the dark nave of a cathedral. You turn a corner and it turns into the hull of a rustbucket ship. Another twist and you are in a …

Art

The World’s Most Disruptive Technology (That No One Is Talking About), Part II.

In our prior The World’s Most Disruptive Technology (That No One Is Talking About) post we portrayed the promise and peril of a potent new …

Explaining Exquisite Corpse, the Surrealist Drawing Game That Just Won’t Die

Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky), Joan Miró, Yves Tanguy, and Max Morise, <i>Exquisite Corpse</i>, 1928. © 2018 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New …

Jeff Sessions announces a religious liberty task force to combat “dangerous” secularism

The Justice Department’s latest move is another nod to Christian nationalism by the Trump administration.<p>The Trump administration has consistently championed a narrow view of religious liberty in America. But the Justice Department’s latest religious liberty initiative may be the most far-reaching …

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

Saul Leiter review – the quiet genius who made the mundane beautiful

‘I simply looked at the world, not prepared for anything,” Saul Leiter said towards the end of his life. That sense of unhurriedness, coupled with a painterly eye for colour and composition, is palpable in his evocative colour photographs of New York. There is also an attentiveness that speaks of …

Street Photography

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

The dark side of going viral

The airplane internet romance Plane Bae, my own viral hell story, and the death of privacy.<p>By now, you’ve probably heard the story.<p>Last week, an actress and photographer, Rosey Blair, asked to switch seats with a woman on a plane from New York to Dallas so that she could sit next to her boyfriend. …

Calligraphy & Print Design: 字體設計

We are starting it off with a combination of calligraphy & print design project by 行行珂 HunkXing, who is a graphic designer based in Beijing, China. …

Emil Nolde: Colour is Life

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, United Kingdom<p>14<p>Jul<p>21<p>Oct<p>A master of colour, Emil Nolde (1867-1956) was known for his windswept landscapes, his depictions of the Berlin demi-monde and his portrayal of his South Seas travels. He was one of Germany’s greatest Expressionists and …

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 …

So you think you know what reality is? This book on physics and philosophy will shatter your belief

In the process, you will also get to read a lucid history of the debate between Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr over quantum physics.<p>When Albert …

The surprising reason people change their minds

We usually believe that our opinions are stubborn and fixed. But new research shows that our views, even on politics, are changing all the time – just not for the reasons you’d expect.<p>Wherever you look at the moment, we seem divided – Brexiteer or Remainer, pro-President Trump or against. And no …

Psychology

The case for renaming women's body parts

From fallopian tubes to the Pouch of Douglas, women’s body parts have been named by – and after – men. But the masculine language of medicine doesn’t end there. Does it matter?<p>Take a tour of the female pelvis, and you’ll encounter a few incongruous people along the way. How did James Douglas end up …

Feminism

The elaborate PC gaming rigs that foreshadow our dystopia

This is what happens when dudes with too much money try to make the scary parts of science fiction movies come true.<p>A few weeks ago, I stumbled …

Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow is in a legal pissing match with a Satanist

Side Note<p>Jun—03—2018 05:25PM EST<p>Shutterstock.com<p>Drew Millard<p>If you’re seen the recent news that in January, Donald Trump’s lawyers sent a memo to …

'I thought if I was fat nobody could see that I was evil'

<b>Girls who are sexually abused in childhood are more likely to become obese when they grow up. Like many women, Pauline Sharp used binge-eating as a coping strategy, wearing her 24-stone weight as a "mask, providing padding from the outside world".</b><p>I can barely remember the taste of anything I ate as …

Mental Health

How To Create A Brilliant, Creative Résumé That Distinguishes You From Peers

<b>A memorable résumé</b> isn’t only about presentation, but also about what’s included inside its contents.<p><b>In this helpful career advice</b> piece from …

Graphic Design

18 very gay and very good books you should read this Pride Month

Pride Month is officially here and that can only mean one thing: time to load up your reading list with stellar queer stories.<p>Of course, you should …

New York City

10 Essential Offbeat Science Fiction Novels

<i>Catherynne M. Valente's new novel</i> Space Opera <i>imagines Eurovision in space, with high and deadly stakes, resulting in a frenetic, imaginative</i> …

Off-roading

Hate on Jordan Peterson all you want, but he's tapping into frustration that feminists shouldn't ignore

One of the most controversial public intellectuals today is an eccentric, primly dressed professor who writes about esoteric mythology, dispenses old-fashioned wisdom such as “clean your room” and champions embattled ideals of manhood.<p>Dr. Jordan Peterson, University of Toronto psychologist, …

Did Science Miss Its Best Shot at an AIDS Vaccine?

In the late 1980s, Burt Dorman was ready to get out of the vaccination game. A biophysical chemist, he’d spent years running a successful company …

Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test

Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.<p>The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the …

Feuilleton

By faking Babchenko’s murder, Ukraine has smeared itself | Sophie Pinkham

This irresponsible stunt has severely undermined both Ukraine’s credibility and that of honest journalism<p>On Tuesday, the news spread quickly: Russian dissident journalist Arkady Babchenko had been shot three times just outside his apartment in Kiev, as he went out to buy bread. His wife had been in …

'It's only a beer': the unwritten contracts between men and women

‘It’s a contract only a man can create, and sometimes it feels like only a man can break it. Women are expected to sign on the dotted line’<p>The first time I failed to pay up, I was a high school student at a bowling alley in my small town in central Pennsylvania. An older man bought me a beer and …

Beer

The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations

The nation’s famed mastery of rail travel has been aided by some subtle behavioral tricks.<p>It is a scene that plays out each weekday morning across Tokyo. Suit-clad office workers, gaggles of schoolchildren, and other travelers gamely wend their way through the city’s sprawling rail stations.<p>To the …

This Video Explores the Experimental History of Scifi Book Covers

Science fiction novels have been, through the modern history of the printed book, a space for innovation and creativity. Their cover art, in …

Cover Art