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Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation

WASHINGTON — Around 5:30 each morning, President Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, moves to “Fox & Friends” for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes watches MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” because, friends suspect, it fires him up …

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Being Mortal: A Surgeon on the Crossroads Between Our Bodies and Our Inner Lives and What Really Matters in the End

<i>“I am not saying that we should love death,”</i> wrote Rilke, perhaps humanity’s greatest sherpa of befriending our mortality, in a 1923 letter, <i>“but rather that we should love life so generously, without picking and choosing, that we automatically include it (life’s other half) in our love.”</i> In <b>Being</b> …

A Solitary World: A Breathtaking Homage to H.G. Wells from a New Genre of Cinematic Poetry

From my friends at PBS Digital Studios and filmmaker James W. Griffiths comes <b>A Solitary World</b> — a breathtaking homage to <b>H.G. Wells</b>, with text adapted from five of his most celebrated works: <i>The Time Machine</i> (1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The First Men in the Moon (1901), In The Days of the …

Freedom From & Freedom To | The Art of Manliness

There are two kinds of freedom. Freedom <i>from</i> (negative freedom) and freedom <i>to</i> (positive freedom). The splitting of freedom into this binary framework …

Advice from Artists on How to Overcome Creative Block, Handle Criticism, and Nurture Your Sense of Self-Worth

<i>“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work,”</i> Chuck Close scoffed. <i>“A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood,”</i> Tchaikovsky admonished. <i>“Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too,”</i> Isabel Allende …

The dangers behind Apple's epic security flaw

How could a serious security issue at a tech giant go unnoticed for 18 months?<p>Apple's SSL bug first reared its head on Friday, when a mysterious, urgent update began pouring out to iOS devices. From there, the news just got worse. It wasn't just an iOS bug, but a problem in Apple's Secure Transport …

Buying A Smartphone? These Are The Only Features That Matter

Today, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy S5—the latest iteration in the company’s line of upmarket Android phones. As is typical of these sorts of announcements, viewers were treated to a laundry list of new features (much to the amusement of members of the media, the list was actually lead by “style …

The 10 Stages of the Creative Process

The question of what creativity is and how it works will perhaps remain humanity’s most unanswerable — but that hasn’t stopped us from trying. On the heels of Neil Gaiman’s recent reflection on the subject comes one from filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, founder of the Webby Awards and daughter of the …

Honeybees Cover Porcelain Sculptures in Honeycombs

Canadian artist Aganetha Dyck has a grand appreciation for both art and bees. Driven by her innate fondness, she manages to combine the two in an interspecies collaboration that results in porcelain sculptures cloaked in honeycombs. The artist provides her buzzing little friends with …

MMDA: Three sections of EDSA to undergo reblocking this weekend

Three stretches of Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) will undergo repair and reblocking this weekend, days before the 28th anniversary of the …

Lottery officials wait for lone winner of $425M Powerball jackpot

MILPITAS, California - Lottery officials in California were waiting on Thursday to hear from the holder of the single winning ticket of a $425.3 …

PAGASA pulling plug on old website by end-February

Now that it has a new website up and running, state weather agency PAGASA is ditching the older version of its website. Current latest trending …

Santiago vows to lead fight against online libel

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO<p>MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago vowed Thursday to rally her colleagues to …

Manila relents, allows window period for truckers

MANILA, Philippines—Following a meeting with exporters and other government officials on Thursday, the City of Manila decided to temporarily modify …

No relief from Edsa traffic this weekend

MANILA, Philippines—The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday advised motorists to use alternate routes this weekend as the …

DOTC extends MRT-3 operating hours

Commuters ride on the Manila Railway Transit train along Epifanio de los Santos in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO<p>MANILA, Philippines—As part of the …

Estrada admits getting P100M but denies knowing it was from DAP

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada. FILE PHOTO<p>MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Thursday confirmed receiving P100 million in project allocations in March …

William S. Burroughs on Creativity

<i>“What art does … is tell us, make us feel that what we think we know, we don’t,”</i> cultural critic and <i>Rolling Stone</i> writer Greil Marcus observed in his fantastic 2013 commencement address. But he wasn’t the first to recognize art’s capacity for opening our eyes by blinding us, for expanding our …

How Apple Went from Underdog to Cult in Six Design and Innovation Strategies from the Early Days

In 1982, Apple hired German-American industrial designer and inventor <b>Hartmut Esslinger</b> to overhaul the company’s design strategy. He created the Snow White design language, which would come to define Apple, and turned the Silicon Valley underdog not only into a global force of design and …