Artur Pestka

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The undoing of Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham was meant to be the voice of a generation. But the 31-year-old American actress, writer, producer, and director—who created and starred in HBO’s dramedy <i>Girls</i>—has gone from critical acclaim to becoming an outright pariah.<p>Dunham is now as well-known for her extraordinary ability to put …

Feminism

32 Comfort Foods The World Needs To Know About

Feed your body and your soul.

This Stock Pays a 6.2% Dividend and May Be Safer Than You Think

Hotel REITs can be prone to recessions, but this one has some advantages over its peers.<p>Hotel REITs can be excellent income-generating investments, …

This Is How to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation, According to Science

Caroline Webb, author of How to Have a Good Day, uncovers the science behind owning the room in a social situation.<p>Caroline Webb, the renowned economist, leadership coach, and author of <i>How to Have a Good Day,</i> has helped hundreds of organizations be more effective through behavioral economics, …

George Mason University

Chefs reveal the foods you should never order at a restaurant

When it comes to dining out, we may all have our personal preferences, but who better to give insider tips on what <i>not</i> to order at a gourmet restaurant than the chefs themselves?<p>INSIDER spoke with several professional chefs to ask their opinion about the food you should never order in a restaurant …

Anthony Bourdain

Why It Matters Who Females Choose to Have Sex With

Warning: Graphic duck sex.<p>Charles Darwin made Victorians splutter into their tea when he wrote <i>The Descent of Man</i>, subtitled “selection in relation to sex.” In it, he not only claimed that animals and birds select their mates according to what he called “the taste for the beautiful.” He also …

Birds

Being a CEO Can Cause Brain Damage, According to Scientists

Psychologists and neuroscientists agree that the ongoing exercise of power can damage your brain as badly as a serious head injury.<p>I've interviewed probably a hundred CEOs and, with few exceptions, my observation has been "the bigger the company, the bigger the jerk." CEOs, especially in big …

Leadership

As Cost Plunges, Solar Power is Ready to Surpass Coal

Solar Boom<p>Solar power is among the easiest ways for individuals to hop on the clean energy generation train. There are many incentives afforded to …

Architecture 101: 10 Architectural Styles That Define Western Society

Throughout history, architecture has been used as a creative, functional outlet that often heralds the cultural depth of society. In fact, a scroll through the basics of important architectural movements is a window into art and culture during any given time period.<p>Often, architectural styles build …

'Fantastic Beasts 2' Open Casting Roles for Teen Dumbledore, Grindelwald, Newt, Leta

The sequel to "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" already cast a young-ish Albus Dumbledore in Jude Law, but now it's looking for an even younger one -- plus four other teens, presumably for the characters's Hogwarts years.<p>Pottermore, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's site, announced the …

A Wall Street bank used bitcoin to prove that NVIDIA is better than its competitors (NVDA)

NVIDIA stock is a darling among millennial investors, and bitcoin could be a reason why they are right to love the stock.<p>NVIDIA makes graphics processing units, also known as GPUs or graphics cards, and it competes with companies like AMD. When the average consumer shops for a GPU, they are …

Supercomputers

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

Street Artist Transforms the Disrepair of a Crumbling Brooklyn Building Into a Magnificent Skull Mural

Brooklyn street artist G Suits of DAE Crew has transformed the existing disrepair of a building near East River Ferry’s Greenpoint Landing into a …

15 Hot New Summer Beach Reads

Summer can offer longed-for pleasures: vacation, warm weather, poolside drinks, time to read. We've got this last one covered for you, with the …

Without Hokusai’s Great Wave there would be no modern art

By the time Katsushika Hokusai painted The Great Wave he was already a celebrity in Japan. The iconic print was produced in 1831 as part of a print series, Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji, when the Japanese artist was 71 years old. Within a few years of his death at 89 in 1849, Hokusai’s fame had …

Art History

The memes that led to Harvard rescinding 10 offer letters are worse than you imagined

Ten students who were slated to attend Harvard this fall had their offers rescinded after the university discovered a secret meme group they were …

Gorgeous Gladwyne home blends old and new, asks $3.98M

The Fernside Cottage is 182 years old<p>A gorgeous stone home in Gladwyne that hides away on nearly five acres has returned to the market with a fresh price cut, but it’s still as beautiful as ever. Although it dates back to 1835, the home has undergone numerous renovations and additions over its long …

This Incredible Flower Timelapse Took 3 Years and 8TB of Photos to Create

Filmmaker Jamie Scott made his name in the timelapse space with <i>Fall</i>, a Central Park timelapse of epic proportions that took 6 months of dedication to …

Videography

Watch Priceless 17-Century Stradivarius and Amati Violins Get Taken for a Test Drive by Professional Violinists

Materials like carbon fiber and Lucite have been making their way into classical stringed instrument design for many years, and we’ve recently seen …

Flute

Dear Millennials: One Geezer’s Guide to Achieving Financial Success

A longtime financial columnist offers three simple rules.<p>Dear millennials: You’ve no doubt noticed that you’re the financial services industry’s new …

How to help your friends and family when you're depressed

If you love someone with anxiety or depression, chances are there’s some advice for you out there on the internet.<p>It might be a snappy checklist, a cartoon designed to help you to understand the reality of mental illness, or a thought provoking quote to encourage you to re-examine your attitude. …

The 7 Habits Young Millionaires Possess

You might just reach that 7-figure income with these habits.<p>Do you have your sights on one day becoming a millionaire and enjoying the benefits of a lifestyle that's characterized by financial freedom? Well, you aren't alone. You'll be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn't want to become a …

Self-improvement

Why Millennials Can’t Just “Grow Up”

Before you eye roll: This is not the same story you’ve read about millennials a million times before. It’s not about how selfish they are—or how cool …

Mind

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

A swath of technologists and physicists believe that ‘simulation theory’ will be proved, just as it was proved that the Earth was not the center of the universe<p>When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about …

Visual memory and what Picasso was really seeing

The painter’s recall was exceptional, but he always used it to create something new, says Christine Temple<p>Did an exceptional visual memory give Picasso an edge in his capacity for artistic excellence? Studies show that the drawing ability of children correlates with their visual memory; those who …

Facebook's Sneaky Plan to Rule Over America's Internet Is Scary as Hell

In recent months, Facebook has been secretly meeting with White House officials and wireless carriers about launching its controversial Free Basics …

He seemed like a catch. Then I started digging around on the Internet.

We met on a dating app: Bumble. It’s known for being the women’s app — because, after a match, only women can send the first message. The rapport was instantaneous and we quickly escalated from in-app messaging to texting, to making plans to meet. We even talked on the phone once or twice. He …

Relationships

12 Ways to Know You Genuinely Have Emotional Intelligence

Genuine people have a profound impact upon everyone they encounter. Discover the unique habits that cause them to radiate with energy and confidence.<p>There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the …

49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …

Wellness

If you've got a 3D printer and a mirror, you can recreate this mind-bending optical illusion at home

You may recently have seen the above “Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion,” an optical puzzle by Japanese illusionist Kokichi Sugihara, in which sets of …

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