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Obama Ends Preferential Treatment for Cuban Immigrants

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>A decades-long U.S. immigration policy held over from the Cold War is finally coming to an end.<p>Cubans coming to the United States will no longer be granted automatic residency under new rules announced yesterday by the Obama Administration, …

Barack Obama's original sin: America's post-racial illusion

In the first hours of the new year in 2009, just weeks before Barack Obama was to be inaugurated as the next president, shots rang out in Oakland, California. A transit officer named Johannes Mehserle shot an unarmed 22-year-old black man who lay face-down in handcuffs on a public transportation …

Justice

These award-winning photos show planet Earth in ways you've never seen it

It's easy to get caught up in worrying about how crazy the world is. But sometimes it's important to stop and remember that it's also beautiful.<p>There are ice caves that shimmer sapphire blue, glowing swirls in the sky as particles carried by solar wind collide with Earth's atmosphere, and serene …

Ogle These Fluorescent, Face-Melting Paintings

Oliver Hibert's highlighter-hued figure drawings evoke an organized acid trip.<p>Bold, bright, fluorescent rainbows dissolve into pared-down, minimal figure paintings in Scottsdale, AZ-based artist Oliver Hibert's escapist images. His sleek, multicolored artwork is an electric escape from the muted …

Woodland creatures build snowmen, toss snowballs in photographer's winter playground

Russian photographer Vadim Trunov is known for his captivating photos of wildlife. When the snow falls, Trunov takes to the great outdoors to capture …

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100 Years Of Infographics From National Geographic

A new tome from Taschen explores why National Geographic‘s approach to information design has changed little since the 1800s.<p>The fact that <i>National Geographic</i> continues to be a collector’s item when other print magazines are struggling—there’s even a popular eBay guide for selling them–is testament …

20 Enlightening Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Change the Way You Look at Life

Ever heard of Kodo Sawaki? If not, then you’re in for a treat of wisdom today.<p>Kodo Sawaki is considered to be one of the most significant Zen masters …

How To Ditch The Bad Habits That Will Hold You Back This Year

You can’t hope to make progress on your goals if you keep practicing these common bad habits.<p>Before you can have any hope of following through on your New Year Resolutions, you need to get rid of the bad habits that are holding you back at work.<p>Here are eight beliefs and actions you should cleanse …

Comic Series Takes A Candid Look Inside The Mind Of Someone With Anxiety And Depression

When Holly Hindle draws herself, she draws herself as a bear. For Hindle, 27, bears make her comics more relatable and provide an escape from body …

DIY Embroidered Map: The Most Thoughtful GiftEver

This might be one of my favorite DIY gifts of all time. It’s intensely personal, it’s relatively easy, very inexpensive, and it means so much to the …

Eye makeup looks inspired by famous paintings will blow your mind

LONDON — Some works of art are so impressive, the very idea of trying to emulate them is intimidating.<p>But a London-based aspiring makeup artist has …

Kubrick’s Game Is The Da Vinci Code Written for Film Nerds

If you’re a fan of movies, Stanley Kubrick, and propulsive beach-reads books where plots, prose, and character are second to crazy twists and turns, …

Stanley Kubrick

4 Simple Tips to Help Anyone Start Meditating

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! 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>Even though we tried to stay healthy over the holidays, …

Meditation

29 Museum-Worthy Tattoos Inspired by Art History

Great works of art are timeless, transcending the artists who created them. Think about paintings like Da Vinci’s <i>Mona Lisa</i> or Van Gogh’s <i>Starry Night</i>—they’re permanently embedded into our memories. Their beauty and cultural significance inspires us in our everyday lives and often in ways you might …