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If You’re A Bibliophile, These Literary Tattoos Will Inspire You To Get Inked

There's nothing quite like reading a book. If you're a bibliophile, you know what I am talking about. There's no feeling like holding a book in your …

Found: A Possible Eighth Continent

Zealandia!<p>One of the baseline geological facts of the world is that there are, in our current age, seven continents—North America, South America, …

This coffee-avocado smoothie recipe might be the best thing to happen to your mornings

The mornings that allow for sitting and savoring a hot cup of coffee <i>and</i> a plate of avocado toast are to be treasured. But the reality is that the …

20 One-Pot Paleo Lunches You Can Bring to Work

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>When it comes to healthy lunches you can make at home …

Why You'll Never Change Anyone's Mind About Politics

Science has now all but proven that facts cannot sway political opinion. But what can?<p>The question of how to change a mind—or get someone to hop the political fence—has likely never been more important, or discussed more frequently, than in today's age. Last year, despite a constant series of …

Fortress at the End of Time is a brilliant throwback to classic science fiction

A multilayered and thoughtful short novel<p>When a soldier is stationed at the furthest human outpost in the galaxy, he’s confronted with an incredible challenge: staying alive in a meaningless existence, hoping to one day be promoted to a better location.<p>Joe M. McDermott’s new short novel <i>The Fortress</i> …

Science Fiction

Not so grey matter! Brain scans are transformed into beautiful and sprawling works of neon art

Phrenologists used to have a monopoly on brain scans: they'd feel around on a patient's head for bumps and use a map of the skull to diagnose a …

Understanding the Painterly Value in Art

January 15, 2017<p>Alias of Ksenija Pantelić<p>When one discusses the <b>value in art</b> there are two very distinctive paths to follow. The concern with value in …

Books to Read If You Loved ARRIVAL or Great Science Fiction Books on Language

One of my favourite films to come out last year was <i>Arrival</i>. It had arresting visuals, a strangely disconcerting, even overwhelming, score and nuanced …

The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet

A new report looks at more than 10,000 studies on marijuana. It has good and bad news for pot users.<p>Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot’s risks and benefits are.<p>A recent …

Cannabis

Weird Japanese game show perfectly recreates Street Fighter II

For kids of a certain generation, the joystick combinations for <i>Street Fighter II</i> are hard-wired into memory. It’s an iconic game, with instantly …

Japanese Body Language: 7 Key Gestures to Learn

It may surprise you to know there are close to 100 different gestures regularly used by Japanese people to communicate with friends, colleagues and …

How Women Undermine Themselves With Words

Tara Mohr’s first piece for goop—Why Women Criticize Each Other—resonated deeply, explaining not only why we sometimes rush to judge each other, but …

Feminism

The Man Who Taught Me How to Be Gay

I thought escorting would buy me freedom. But it was one of my clients who taught me that I already had all the freedom in the world.<p>In the early 90s, I was living out my 20s in New York City, and Michael Alig's infamous Disco 2000 club ruled Wednesday nights. Dressed in outrageous outfits, our …

What I Learned from My First 36 Days in Crystal Meth Anonymous

On meth, all my craziest sexual fantasies came true. But realizing I have an addiction meant realizing that my life will never be the same again.<p>Crystal meth never became a daily thing for me. I never had a four-day bender, not even once. But I did it enough to fear that I might have a problem. And …

[Exclusive] The Guggenheim's First Robotic Artwork Is Out of Control

Talking to artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, the ghosts inside the machine.<p>An enormous robotic arm, brandishing a giant squeegee, is poised over a pool of dark liquid which ceaselessly oozes outwards. With quick, smooth, aggressive movements, the machine performs a calculated dance, pivoting and …

The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016

Fill your bookshelves, fill your mind<p>We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some guidance for dealing with this strange and changing world. 2016 was a difficult year, but a …

Photos: The golden age of video arcades

Further proof 80s kids are still cooler than us<p>Put down your <i>Halo</i> headsets for a moment and remember, if you will, a time before “gaming.” In the …

The "Game of Life" System Tracks and Changes Your Habits

Building good habits is a difficult process. Most experts recommend doing it through small changes and not being hard on yourself when you falter. …

When Blind People Do Algebra, The Brain's Visual Areas Light Up

Support the news<p>People born without sight appear to solve math problems using visual areas of the brain.<p>A functional MRI study of 17 people blind …

The Brain

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Your IT Band is Not the Enemy (But Maybe Your Foam Roller Is)

Foam rollers seem to be all the rage these days and often for good reason. They’ve been demonstrated to restore lost range of motion at certain …

Biomechanics

Thoracolumbar Fascia and Your Low Back Pain

Many things may underlie a case of back pain, from disc injury to psychological issues to tissue changes that occur over time. In recent decades, the …

If Your Iliotibial Band Is Non-existent, How Can There Be A Treatment Plan That Works?

If there’s no iliotibial band, how can there be a valid treatment plan that works with any level of consistency? The way in which your iliotibial …

Cursive Law Writes New Chapter For Handwriting In Alabama's Schools

Second-grader Caedmon Craig is attempting to write in cursive, and he is being helped by his mother. But a lot of erasing is happening at this kitchen table in Prattville, Ala. This school year Caedmon will be writing in cursive for the first time. For now he is only required to write his cursive …

Common Core

This Super Mario map of the London Underground is every Nintendo-lover's dream

LONDON — If you (a) live in London and (b) have at some point in your life played Nintendo, then it's pretty much unacceptable for you to not own a …

11 Rare Old Words for the Heinous and Villainous

Whether you’re watching a movie or reading the news, it’s hard to avoid villainous, heinous, wicked behavior—but we all could use a few new words for …

My Week of Microdosing on Acid Was a Failed Test in Self Control

If I'd stuck to a regulation dosage I could have been productive and outstanding. But I have zero self discipline and I never stood a chance.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia/New Zealand</i><p>Microdosing means taking enough of a psychedelic drug to get a gentle boost of creativity, …