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India’s sanitary towel hero Pad Man bound for Bollywood glory

Big-screen musical tells story of welder Arunachalam Muruganantham, who became a pioneer for menstrual health<p>Menstruation isn’t the most obvious topic for a blockbuster, but the story of how a lower-caste man from a village in India dropped out of school at 14 and became the unlikely champion of …

Tamil Nadu

Can Hollywood Change Its Ways?

In the wake of scandal, the movie industry reckons with its past and its future.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>“I’m calling it the Purge,” a friend who works in Hollywood told me, a few days into the post-Weinstein era. Off the top …

Sexual Harassment

Twenty-six words we don’t want to lose

After academics picked out 30 words that have been ‘lost’ from the English language, self-confessed ‘word geek’ Paul Anthony Jones reveals obscure yet delightful terms that also need to be saved from falling into disuse.<p>He sits next to a bookcase, flicking through titles long out of print. Like a …

Language

Crows Are Doing the Best They Can

It’s time to give these resourceful, community-minded creatures some credit.<p>The first thing to know about crows is that a group of them is called a <i>murder</i>.<p>In America, crows count as a Halloween decoration, like skeletons and mini-gravestones. Homeowners perch plastic ones in their trees to instill …

University of Washington

The Other Reformation: How Martin Luther Changed Our Beer, Too

On this day 500 years ago, an obscure Saxon monk launched a protest movement against the Catholic Church that would transform Europe. Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation changed not just the way Europeans lived, fought, worshipped, worked and created art but also how they ate and drank. For …

Beer

The Food Lab: My 19 Favorite Summer Grilling Recipes

Even when I lived in a New York apartment, grilling (perhaps illegally, on my balcony) was my favorite way to spend a warm summer evening. Now that I'm out in the Bay Area, warm summer evenings don't really exist, but I've got far more room for grilling than I've ever had before, which means that …

Cooking
Freight Train

5 Things Barack Obama Wants You To Forget About His Presidency

In this video, Luke addresses U.S President Barack Obama’s farewell speech in Chicago and gives you context on his real legacy that you won’t hear …

5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

As the national attention to fake news and the debate over what to do about it continue, one place many are looking for solutions is in the classroom.<p>Since a recent Stanford study showed that students at practically all grade levels can't determine fake news from the real stuff, the push to teach …

Teaching
Cuba

Dear Kids, When I Fail...

Dear kids,<p>Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I see that you've grown over night. Your face is more defined, your eyes look older. A part of me is excited and in awe; I know you have so much ahead of you. Another part is scared because time is racing and I can't slow it down. I'm afraid that I …

Positive Thinking

The Chatbot Will See You Now

In March of 2016, a twenty-seven-year-old Syrian refugee named Rakan Ghebar began discussing his mental health with a counsellor. Ghebar, who has lived in Beirut since 2014, lost a number of family members to the civil war in Syria and struggles with persistent nervous anxiety. Before he fled his …

Mental Health

10 Last-Minute Gift Ideas That Can Help Make The World A Better Place

How you can put your money toward more than just more stuff—and nudge your friends and family in the right direction, too.<p>If ever there was a year to give back, this is it. As 2016 comes to a close, so many communities the world over have found themselves increasingly marginalized and …

Southern Poverty Law Center

Compassion vs. Empathy - Introduction to Emotional Resilience And Resiliency

<i>Allan Schwartz, LCSW, Ph.D. was in private practice for more than thirty years. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states</i> ...Read …

Patton Oswalt’s Year of Magical Parenting

In April, the author’s wife, crime writer Michelle McNamara, died suddenly in her sleep at age 46. In an instant, Oswalt became a widower—and single parent to their 7-year-old daughter. Here, the actor and comedian writes about the only job he’s got that really matters right now: being a dad.<p><b>Five</b> …

Comedy

The Perils of Empathy

In politics and policy, trying to feel the pain of others is a bad idea. Empathy distorts our reasoning and makes us biased, tribal and often cruel<p>Everywhere you turn in American politics, leaders talk about the need for empathy. The best-known instance, of course, comes from Bill Clinton, who told …

Empathy

6 Habits To Largely Improve Your Memory and Brain Power

Would you like to become smarter? Remember things easier? Increase your brain’s overall strength? Good news! I’m going to show you six things you can …

All the Hidden iOS Gestures and Shortcuts You May Have Forgotten

iOS is packed with <i>tons</i> of useful gestures, but some of the best are the ones that are useful when you need them, but you don’t use every day. Here …

App Store

Invest In Getting More Personal Energy: Easy Habits For The New Year

Few people realize how much you can impact and boost your personal energy levels by consciously investing in them. Investing in energy has a higher impact than focusing on managing your time, because unlike time, energy is a source we can enlarge. This can enable you to meet the demands of work, …

Immune System

How Positive Thinking Builds Skills, Boosts Health, and Improves Work

Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But, “positive thinking” is also a …

6 Things the Most Productive People Do Every Day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p><b>About 3:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours …

Time Management

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Self-improvement