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Up close and personal: Frida Kahlo's photo album

Dinner parties at Frida and Diego's, rigging up a contraption so she can paint in bed after an accident, recuperating at home with her tiny dog ... here are the most personal moments of Frida Kahlo's extraordinary life, taken by her father and her friends

Sebastian Gardner on Jean-Paul Sartre on Bad Faith

Jean-Paul Sartre's <i>Being and Nothingness</i> is sometimes described as the bible of existentialism. At its core is the notion of Bad Faith. For this …

Scientist Related to Killers Learns He Has a Psychopath's Brain

James Fallon admits he has a lot in common with serial killer Ted Bundy and Columbine assassin Eric Harris. He is aggressive, lacks empathy and is a …

Put On This Virtual Reality Helmet, Then Swap Your Gender

Could virtual reality help us step into the shoes of someone else?<p>The virtual reality headset Oculus Rift is a marvel of interactive immersion for gaming: throw it on, and instead of using the medium of a controller or keyboard, it's actually _you _controlling the action. But, thought experiment: …

12 Shapes You Didn’t Know Had Names

Draw a triangle. Easy, right? Now try drawing a balbis. That might sound much harder—until you realize that you’ve actually been doing it since …

The Book You Read Feel

"Sensory fiction" offers yet another update to our notion of what a book can be.<p>It's so easy to romanticize books. The things are, as Stephen King once put it, "a uniquely portable magic." Such is their power that, according to Jane Smiley, “many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere …

This Guy Wants to Help You Download Your Brain

Having your brain stuck in a big bag of meat and bone is pretty gross, huh? Some futurists claim that in a few decades we'll be able to (finally) upload our neural activity into a computer, and I talked with a researcher who's working on that.<p><i>Image via</i><p>Ever wanted to download a copy of your own …

Is Freedom Just An Illusion? Maybe We Don't Want To Know

The possibility that machines will be able to simulate the human brain is all over the news these days. In the United States, President Obama's Brain Initiative promises $100 million to fund research into "how we think, learn, and remember." In Europe, the Blue Brain Project, headed by Henry …

Why Study Philosophy? 'To Challenge Your Own Point of View'

An interview with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex<p>At a time when advances in science and technology have changed our understanding of our mental and physical selves, it is easy for some to dismiss the discipline of philosophy as obsolete. Stephen Hawking, boldly, …

Good Art Is Popular Because It's Good. Right?

In July of last year, a man named Sidney Sealine went to see the Mona Lisa in Paris.<p>The idea was to spend some time with the picture, see for himself the special spark that made the painting so famous.<p>But Sealine couldn't even get close.<p>In his video of the visit, you see people of every race and …

Here's Everything That's Wrong With You From A Photographer's Perspective

What does a photographer/expert Photoshopper see when they're processing a photo?<p>The Today Show just tweeted out a photo of its anchors, and all the things that are supposedly wrong with their appearances.<p>Insanity.

A Scientific Look At Why You Hate Hawaiian Shirts

Structuralist analysis reveals why you think soft, floral patterns are so tacky. (Ugh, so tacky.)<p>A couple jokes, from _New Yorker _cartoons:<p>A penguin arrives at work with other penguins, except the arriving penguin is wearing a Hawaiian shirt. "You're kidding," he says. "I thought it was Friday.”<p>A …

Diagnosing Mental Illness in Ancient Greece and Rome

Gods-given hallucinations and suppressing anger for the greater good: How what's considered "abnormal" has changed.<p>We can put a man on the moon a rover on Mars but we’re still figuring out our own brains. Mental illness is stigmatized, potentially overdiagnosed, and often misunderstood. Scientists …

Why I Keep My Bipolar Disorder Secret at Work

“I mentioned the ADHD part of my diagnosis to a colleague, and her response was ‘Whatever, you just love taking Adderall.’”<p>Last winter, I was declined by five health insurance companies. I am 26, do my preventative screenings like clockwork, and have no physical health problems. As my boss told me …

Common Mental Health Issues in Teens

Teens experience many of the same mental health issues as adults. However, many teens go undiagnosed and untreated, even though most conditions are …

Women with mental-health issues at greater risk of abuse: study

Women with severe mental-health issues are four times more likely to be in abusive relationships than women without a disability, according to a Canadian study.<p>Of 6,851 women who were interviewed for the 2009 General Social Survey, Women's College Hospital researcher Janice Du Mont and co-author …

An adult mental health ward is no place for a child

I had it good when I had a nervous breakdown in my teens. I didn't think I did. I previously believed that putting me in an adult psychiatric ward when I was 16 was the act of an unenlightened, befuddled and frankly barking mad health system. I was wrong. Compared with today's adolescents I had it …

We can't leave mentally ill people at the mercy of unregulated therapists

Revisit, just for a moment, a time when a doctor was looking after you. How do you feel? Vulnerable? Scared? Reassured? For all the recent scandals about NHS failings, as patients we at least know that the person treating us is trained and qualified, has a certain amount of experience and is …

Sick cities: why urban living can be bad for your mental health

You are lying down with your head in a noisy and tightfitting fMRI brain scanner, which is unnerving in itself. You agreed to take part in this experiment, and at first the psychologists in charge seemed nice.<p>They set you some rather confusing maths problems to solve against the clock, and you are …

Convince me that Aaron Alexis, the mentally ill Washington shooter, should have been allowed to buy guns?

Is it only the mentally ill who are allowed guns in the USA, or is it only the mentally ill ones that we hear about? Aaron Alexis, responsible for shooting dead 12 people within a military base in Washington DC, had a bunch of exciting guns with him, including an AR 15 semi-automatic rifle, which …

In pictures: Riverview at the centre of evolving attitudes toward mental health

The B.C. government is seeking public input on the future of the buildings and grounds of the former mental hospital. The head of the B.C. Schizophrenic Society wants the facility to stay involved in health care, pointing out that many former patients discharged in the move to deinstitutionalize …

Time to change the language we use about mental health

It's political correctness gone mentally unstable. That's right, you can't say anything these days – and here's yet another article telling us what language we can and can't use. Cue eye-rolls and tuts.<p>Actually, I want to share with you my own journey into madness. That is, mental health and …

There is a culture of acceptance around mental health issues in academia

It is all too common to see PhD students work themselves to the point of physical and mental illness in order to complete their studies. It is less common to see PhD students who feel that they are under such pressure that the only option is suicide. But it does happen. There is a culture of …

Big picture: Hindu Cows, by Toni Meneguzzo

Each week, the Guardian Weekend magazine's editorial team choose a picture, or set of pictures, that particularly tickle their fancy. This week, their choice is Toni Meneguzzo's Hindu Cows project

Ellen Oscar Selfie Officially Most Retweeted Photo Ever, 2.5 Million and Counting

Last night, thanks to a little star-studded tweeting, Ellen DeGeneres managed to break Twitter with a selfie… a selfie that has gone on to break the …

Exhibition of photographs lost for 60 years reveals a bygone London

On a spring morning in 1912, a man with a tripod and a heavy camera walked out of Liverpool Street station and into the heart of London's East End, capturing the children playing with hoops and skipping ropes, the busy shoppers, the pubs, the horse-drawn delivery carts competing with lorries, the …

Hilarious Portraits of People Getting Milk Thrown in Their Faces

We’ve seen milk used as a prop in photoshoots before, but never quite like how Paris-based photographer Alexander JE Bradley goes about using it. …

Google Takes Street View to the Polar Bear Capital of the World

In Google’s continuing effort to<p>take overvisually document the entire world, they’ve teamed up with Polar Bears International and taken Street View …

Father Captures Carefree Childhood at Its Best in Heartwarming B&W Photo Series

Everybody takes photos of their family, trying their best to keep a chronicle of their children as they grow up. They capture moments both mundane …