Julianna Aiello

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What’s the Use of Regret?

A few weeks ago I was sitting poolside in Florida with a friendly retiree who was standing in the warm aqua water, beaming with friendliness. We started chatting, first about his hometown, Pittsburgh, and the many great athletes from there. Soon the conversation pivoted to Vietnam and his …

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Driverless cars will launch in cities sooner than expected — but there's one glaring problem

Ford, for example, announced last month that it wants to put a fleet of fully self-driving vehicles on the road by 2021. Uber did it one better by rolling out semi-self-driving Volvo SUVs in Pittsburgh. And General Motors has been talking about self-driving cars in connection with its Lyft …

12 beautiful words describing love that don't have an English equivalent

LONDON — Have you ever had a strong feeling or emotion that you can't easily put into words? Although the English language might not be able to help, …

Why Reiki, Crystals, and Flower Essences are Going Mainstream

“Fall into the arms of the earth,” a soothing, buttery voice near-whispers above my head. “Feel the strength of the universe.”<p>I am lying with my eyes closed on a massage table in a pin-drop-quiet, candlelit room at the Maha Rose Center for Healing in Brooklyn, New York, receiving my first session …

Spirituality

8 Mysterious Van Gogh Theories That Haunt Us To This Day

Today is the birthday of one of the art world's most beloved outsiders, the iconic post-Impressionist whose melancholic spirit and rapturous paintings forever colored our notion of the "tortured artist." Yes, we're talking about Vincent van Gogh, a man whose life is as widely renowned as it is …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Piero di Cosimo Painted the Dark Side of the Renaissance

• “Among twenty reasonable comments, / The only livid thing / Was the caw of the trollbird.” From an anonymous versificator striking at the very quintessence of the contemporary experience: “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Trollbird.”<br>• The paintings of Piero di Cosimo, a Renaissance-era artist who ate …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Is The Distinction Between STEM And The Humanities Obsolete?

A truly deep thinker must draw on both science and the humanities. Todd Martin, CC BY-NC<p>By Gregory Crawford<i>, University of Notre Dame</i><p>The evolution of …

How Not to Teach Digital Humanities

<i>The following is a talk I’ve revised over the past few years. It began with a post on “curricular incursion”, the ideas of which developed through a</i> …

Humanities

The Island of Knowledge: How to Live with Mystery in a Culture Obsessed with Certainty and Definitive Answers

“We strive toward knowledge, always more knowledge, but must understand that we are, and will remain, surrounded by mystery.”<p><i>“Our human definition of ‘everything’ gives us, at best, a tiny penlight to help us with our wanderings,”</i> Benjamen Walker offered in an episode of his excellent <i>Theory of</i> …