Maz Jimyar

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Why my Kindle is still part of my mobile reading

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>I’m a voracious reader. On average I read about 50–60 books a year (and that number may be conservative). Up until I got my …

Is Serial Driving You Slowly Insane? Come Sit By Me.

If you like closure, don't listen to <i>Serial</i>. The addictive podcast investigates the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, a Maryland high schooler and Adnan …

Crime

The hot streak continues: Earth just had its warmest October on record

Fueled by record warm ocean temperatures, October was Earth's warmest such month on record, according to new data from three independent …

What do men think of catcalling? A men's rights activist and a feminist debate

By now, you're aware of the Hollaback video that went viral in late October: A hidden camera followed a woman as she experienced more than 100 …

The ONLY 3 Principles You'll EVER Need to Live an Amazing Life

<b>In 1942, Ron Plomley invented a radio program where celebrity guests were asked to imagine being stranded on a deserted island.</b> In this imaginary …

What Can Make You Happier, Increase Your Attention Span and Even Make You More Courageous?

Meditation.<p>I listed it as one of the 10 things should you do every day to improve your life. It can boost happiness.<p>Via Shawn Achor’s The Happiness …

Mindfulness

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

Scientists Create 'Ghosts' in Terrifying Experiment - Unbound Worlds

I love ghost stories, and if you’ve got a yarn about a half-glimpsed specter in an old farmhouse, or spooky lights people swear they’ve seen floating …

A Young Scientist Makes a Remarkable Discovery in New York City | VICE News

On a rainy night in 2008, Rutgers University graduate student Jeremy Feinberg was conducting research in an area of wetlands along the coast of Staten Island. Feinberg was in search of mating leopard frogs - the subject of his graduate studies. While on the lookout for copulating amphibians he …

Zoology

Why West Bromich Albion's James McClean refuses to wear a remembrance poppy

<b>This time last year, James McClean was booed for not wearing a remembrance poppy when playing for Wigan Athletic against Bolton Wanderers.</b><p>Fast …

War widows pension penalty ditched

David Cameron says will close a loophole that punishes war widows for "finding happiness with someone else"<p>Thousands of war widows will soon be able to remarry without the fear of losing their military pension.<p>David Cameron has said he will close a loophole that punishes them for "finding happiness …

The Daily Edition (UK) on Flipboard

By Flipboard UK | The news you need for your day.<p>Donald Trump apologises for re-tweeting far-right group Britain First during TV interview<p>President …

The Daily Beast on Flipboard

6 Magazines | 314.8k Followers | @TheDailyBeast | A smart read of the world's news.<p>LSD King Timothy Leary's Weirdest Trip Took Him to the Black …

Campaign Finance

These microscopic robots can swim through your eyeball fluids

We've all been hoping and praying that scientists would one day come up with some microscopic robots that could swim through our eyeball fluids and …

Magnetism

How to Stop Procrastinating by Using the "2-Minute Rule"

Recently, I’ve been following a simple rule that is helping me crush procrastination and making it easier for me to stick to good habits at the same …

When parallel worlds collide ... quantum mechanics is born

Parallel universes – worlds where the dinosaur-killing asteroid never hit, or where Australia was colonised by the Portuguese – are a staple of …

Can ayahuasca cure writer’s block?

<b>In this story</b>: the fear of death,[1] William S. Burroughs,[2] hallucinogens (ayahuasca, LSD, etc),[3] transcendental botany,[4] whale sounds,[5] …

Cormac McCarthy's The Road May Have the Scariest Passage in All of Literature

Benjamin Percy, author of Red Moon, makes the case.<p>Doug McLean<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b><p>Masters of the horror genre know that monsters are scariest <i>before</i> they're seen.<p>This is why the makers of <i>Jaws</i>, according to co-writer …

Is Literature 'the Most Important Weapon of Propaganda'?

Stalin thought so. So, apparently, did the CIA, according to a new account of how the U.S. secretly distributed Doctor Zhivago in the Soviet Union.<p>Soviet leader Joseph Stalin once described writers as “the engineers of the human soul.”<p>“The production of souls is more important than the production …

National Book Awards 2014 Longlist Nominees For Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry And Young People's Literature

This year's National Book Award longlist nominees include a blend of critical darlings and fresh faces. Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Louise Glück received a nod for her latest poetry collection, and the long-venerated E.O. Wilson was nominated for his nonfiction …

50 of the Greatest Characters in Literature – Page 6

Nobel judge fears for the future of western literature

Grants cut off writers from society, whereas past greats worked as ‘taxi drivers and waiters’ to feed their imaginations, says Horace Engdahl<p>Western literature is being impoverished by financial support for writers and by creative writing programmes, according to a series of blistering comments …