Francisco Alvarez

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This 2-Word Quote From Writer Kurt Vonnegut Will Change the Way You Work

You're always going to be in the process of becoming who you want to be, so you may as well learn to enjoy it.<p>When it comes to insights about work, there are tweaks and there are game changers. Which isn't to diminish tweaks. Sometimes, the perfect scheduling hack or productivity ritual can …

Kurt Vonnegut

'Dunkirk' and the Great Films That Won't Be Made

Studios' big productions are so expensive that they are rarely risky. Or interesting.<p>I was perhaps unreasonably excited to see "Dunkirk," Christopher Nolan’s new movie about the evacuation of British forces from a French beach during World War II. The historical event on which it is based is …

Christopher Nolan

The best view in every state

The United States isn't just amber waves of grain and purple mountain majesties—though there are plenty of those. From sea to shining sea, this country has some of the most incredible natural and city views on Earth.<p>It should come as no surprise that wild wonders, including the Grand Canyon, Mount …

Hiking

White Bean and Kale Soup with Sausage

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Soup is so warm and comforting and perfect it makes me want to change the lyrics …

Recipes

How to Determine If Your iPhone or iPad Has a Virus, and How to Fix It

While viruses and malware are most often synonymous with Windows PCs or, to a lesser extent, Android-powered smartphones, it is possible, technically …

How A Jane Austen Character May Have Looked In Real Life

What would Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy have looked like, had she been able to cast the movie? Emeritus professor of modern English literature John Sutherland thinks he might know.<p>Transcript<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>We all know Mr. Darcy, whether it's from the 2005 movie version of Jane Austen's …

The science of white working class pain: Trump’s appeal is rooted in the body as well as the mind

Trump voters’ physical, emotional and social stress affected their world views<p>I once took a drive on the back roads from Brooklyn, New York to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cruising 55mph from small town to small town, I couldn’t help but notice all the billboards advertising treatments for illnesses …

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Ursula K. Le Guin

My face is catfish bait: I’m the “40-year-old man” face of deceptive online dating — and I think I know why they do it

My selfie has been swiped for more fake profiles than I can count. It’s gross deception — but I’ve been tempted too<p><i>We're re-running this story as part of a countdown of the year's best personal essays. To read all the entries in the series, click here.</i><p><i>“I honestly can’t believe I am even emailing</i> …

When Can I Say I'll Be Alone Forever?

Earlier this year, I went to a dinner party at a friend’s house. The household and guests slowly assembled in the kitchen, opening and closing …

Relationships

More women in Iran are forgoing marriage. One reason? The men aren't good enough

Then in her late 20s and rebounding from a string of broken relationships, Fahimeh Azadi moved alone into an apartment in working-class southern Tehran. Her very presence, she recalled, was "a walking challenge to the men."<p>Azadi had joined a growing number of women in Iran who are electing to …

Working-class

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13 Killer Netflix Picks to Watch Right Now (Other Than Stranger Things)

As everyone in the universe is aware by now, <i>Stranger Things</i> is amazing and well worth watching over and over. But maybe you need a break from …

Bong Joon-ho

Simon Pegg on 'Star Trek', 'Star Wars', 'Spaced' and, um, his dog's bottom

It’s been like losing a friend, seeing Simon Pegg go Hollywood over the years. He’s given up drinking, he’s slim and fit, he’s BFFs with Tom Cruise. …

Science Fiction

14 Surprising Psychological Reasons Someone Might Fall In Love With You

University of Massachusetts psychologist Joan Kellerman asked 72 unacquainted undergrads to pair off and stare into each other's eyes for two minutes.<p>…

Psychology

How to Write a History of Writing Software

Isaac Asimov, John Updike, and John Hersey changed their writing habits to adapt to word processors, according to the first literary historian of the technology.<p>It’s hard to believe, but one of the most important changes in the way people write in the last 50 years has been largely overlooked by …

Writing

Brexit Is Not A British Revolution; It's Part Of A Global Revolt

I’m not much of an expert on Great Britain; when I took my doctoral exams at the University of Wisconsin in Western European History, the Brits weren’t included. We “Europeanists” did the continent, not the Isles.<p>The same divide is still with the intellectual class. Brexit is overwhelmingly …

Europe

Paramilitary groups ready to defend Poland

Thousands of Poles are active in militia like civil defense associations. DW's Monika Sieradzka went to northeastern Poland to visit a father who …

The kid

<i>There’s this boy—he’s 29; I’m 46 and female. We met when we were 23 and 41. I was not and am not into little boys. The Kid chased me, and I turned</i> …

The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, "Read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

What Skills And Education Do You Need To Succeed In The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

We are currently in the midst of an industrial revolution with an exponential pace of change and it is disrupting every industry in every country. This revolution is different from the past three in terms of velocity, scope and impact. It is a digital revolution, characterized by a fusion of …

Fourth Industrial Revolution

Michael Hofmann: ‘English is basically a trap. It’s almost a language for spies’

The influential Anglo-German poet, critic and translator on how he came to be depicted as a lit‑crit Johnny Fartpants<p>The savagery with which Michael Hofmann can wield a hatchet has earned him unlikely fans outside the literary circuit. A recent issue of Viz ran a cartoon of the critic, poet and …

The New Fiction of Solitude

For an influential group of writers, the purpose of novels is to bear witness to the spectacle of aloneness.<p>This past September in Des Moines, President Obama conducted an unusual conversation with the novelist Marilynne Robinson. The transcript, published in <i>The New York Review of Books</i>, touched on …

Literature

Cancer-causing HPV plummeted in teens since vaccine, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> The human papillomavirus vaccine was first recommended for adolescent girls in the United States in 2006. Since that time, the prevalence of the cancer-causing virus has been dropping among young women, according to a new study.<p>Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Public Health

The Truth About How Men and Women Love Differently in Their 30's

• shares<p><i>A man and a woman tell all about what they look for, how they love, and what they believe about love in their 30’s.</i><p>—<p>Jared and I are both casual …

Why some cultures love the tastes you hate

Why do some cultures find one taste delectable and another disgusting? BBC Future investigates.<p>When I was visiting Shanghai, I learned to avoid a certain alley on my walk to the underground system. It always smelled incredibly, almost unbelievably bad – like there was an open sewer on the sidewalk. …

Food & Dining

The Essential Difference Between Star Wars and Star Trek

<i>Star Wars</i> is bigger than ever, and we’re celebrating 50 years of <i>Star Trek</i>. This is a great time to be a fan of space action. But these two universes …

A New Year's list: Five great sci-fi novels to make you forget 'Star Wars'

With "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" taking the movie box office by storm, the debate is on about whether the picture is good, middling, or bad; serves its fans or takes them for granted; is it cinematic craftsmanship at its finest or merely a commercial front? (We delved into this debate ourselves …

Literature

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

Kristen Wiig