As I Understand it Charlie

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Relationships Normally Beyond Our Knowing: An Interview with Madison Smartt Bell

<i>Linear time doesn’t exist in Madison Smartt Bell’s new fever dream of a novel</i> Behind the Moon<i>, at least not for long. The fractured narrative centers on a young woman named Julie who falls into a deep Badlands cave while fleeing would-be rapists. In her liminal, un-, or semi-conscious state, she’s</i> …

The Dalai Lama explains how to be prepared for your death

We can all agree that the fear of death is the most fundamental fear that all humans face in their lives. We may try to forget our uncertainty as to …

Eat 1/4 Teaspoon Of This Spice To Fall Asleep Faster

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects many people all around the world. Being unable to sleep well means that you will not provide your body and …

Artist Sneaks Urinal-Subway Seat Onto NYC Train

Inspired by Duchamp and his Readymades, Benjamin Nordsmark crafted a hybrid urinal-subway seat from plywood, painted it orange, then headed off on the subway to get people’s reactions.<p>Using NYC's subway system on a regular basis artist and designer Benjamin Nordsmark noticed how dirty and grimy it …

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …