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Our Minds Have Been Hijacked by Our Phones. Tristan Harris Wants to Rescue Them

Sometimes our smart phones are our friends, sometimes they seem like our lovers, and sometimes they’re our dope dealers. And no one, in the past 12 …

The Handmaid’s Tale: How a 30-Year-Old Story Became 2017’s Most Vital Series

Margaret Atwood and Samira Wiley break down the modern details that make Hulu’s adaptation of the 1985 novel feel especially current.<p>Even <b>Margaret Atwood</b> couldn’t have predicted Uber. So Hulu’s adaptation of her 1985 dystopian novel, <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>—which takes place not in 1980-something, but an …

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For Mary J. Blige, Pain Leads to Beauty

“Strength of a Woman,” the new album from Mary J. Blige, moves like a forest fire: ruthless, wide-ranging, blunt. The heat emanating off it is palpable. Ms. Blige has been scorned, is aggrieved and is dead-set on payback. No sensible person would want to be on the receiving end of this record.<p>There …

Mary J. Blige

These are the things in your home you should be spring cleaning

The spring cleaning tradition stems from a time when people spent months holed up in their homes, warmed by a fire, and then mercilessly opened their windows and freed themselves of dust and dirt.<p>The renewing feeling of spring endures. Becky Rapinchuk, founder of the lifestyle website Clean Mama, …

Apple's new 'Apple Park' spaceship campus will open in April

If you think Apple's products are impressive, just wait until you see the company's brand new campus.<p>Though the planning and construction has taken …

This Is How Insanely Big 'Pokémon Go' Is Already

Bigger than Tinder and on its way to smashing Twitter’s “daily active users” ceiling. That’s how nuts this <i>Pokémon</i> <i>Go</i> augmented reality experiment has …

Pokémon

How Cuba's Reggaeton Defies Internet Restrictions

Reggaeton artist El Yonki prepares for his concert in Varadero, Cuba on Nov. 7, 2015. His spiky hair is synonymous with<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Lisette …

Cuba

Kentucky Derby Fashion Inspiration From 1945

Fashion at the horse races, 1945.<br>Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 12<p>The horses that will take to track at the Kentucky Derby on …

Kentucky Derby

Mapplethorped: Photography, The Perfect Medium

"Robert loved art books, especially large-format coffee-table books, which he absorbed rather than read," writes musician, writer, and artist Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe's late-60s lover and longtime friend. "We had books on surrealism, Marcel Duchamp, tantric art, erotic art, abstract …

Robert Mapplethorpe

Picture Perfect: 10 Photo Gifts to Make

Have you ever given a handmade gift that was oohed and ahhed over? A gift that the recipient fell in love with instantly, and you know for a fact will never part with? Chances are, that gift was personalized in some way with photos! Photo gifts are meaningful, special, and always well-received. …

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The House That Bleeds: Mexico’s Disappeared - Photographs and text by Yael Martinez | LensCulture

“People without memory are condemned to repeat their mistakes.”<p>Guerrero is one of the Mexican states that has been most affected by organized crime. It is the second poorest state in the country and by far the most violent. The condition of social and economic marginalization of Guerrero are …

Mexico
Mexico
Mexico

Blanco: Silent Landscapes - Interview with Awoiska van der Molen | LensCulture

<i>On the occasion of Awoiska van der Molen’s first major museum solo exhibition, titled “Blanco” (exhibited at FOAM in Amsterdam), LensCulture contributing writer Jack French traveled to the Netherlands to learn more about this artist’s poetic, intriguing work.</i><p>Within the oddly shaped and always …

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The Fastest Way To Get Rid Of Deep, Painful Pimples, According To Top Derms

<i>By Renee Jacques, Allure</i><p>Photos: Michele Morosi/VogueRunway.com<p>As far as pimples go, those deep, humungous cystic-acne ones are probably the most traumatic. Aside from how much surface area those suckers tend to cover, the pain they cause makes them impossible to ignore. Press on one, and it …

Skin Care

Identity, Self-Portraits and Autofictions: The Invention(s) of French Photography - Curation by Fannie Escoulen for Dubai Photo Exhibition | Interview by Alexander Strecker | LensCulture

<i>An interview with the French curator Fannie Escoulen about her inventive exhibition that was shown at the inaugural Dubai Photo Exhibition. Her curated collection focused on self-portraiture.</i><p><i>In her words, “S</i><i>ome artists, such as Claude Cahun and Antoine d’Agata, have implemented various</i> …

Art

10 Beauty Habits That Are Actually A Waste Of Time

PHOTO: BRAYDEN OLSON.<p>If our beauty routine had an astrological sign, it would be Gemini -- totally two-sided. We love pampering ourselves, taking care of our skin, and experimenting with new makeup and hairstyles. But sometimes, we feel like it takes soooo long and we just can't be bothered. There …

Skin Care

All The 'Down-There' Grooming Questions You Were Too Afraid To Ask

"Down-there" grooming is a touchy subject ... literally. Whether you leave the hair-removal process up to the professionals or you prefer to do your own "landing strip" at home (yeah, we went there), you're probably still wondering if you've got this thing all figured out.<p>So we took one for the …

Skin Care

How Times Have Changed: Photojournalism and the Middle East - Interview with Bryan Denton | LensCulture

<i>Freelance photographer Bryan Denton has spent most of his career photographing news in Afghanistan and the Middle East.</i><p><i>Now a mid-career photojournalist, he is one of the few who makes a living on assignments. Blink’s Laurence Cornet chats with him about the evolution of journalism in the region,</i> …

Middle East

12 Longreads To Get You Through A Snow Day

If you live in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic, a gigantic winter storm is about to screw up your weekend plans.<p>On the bright side, a snow day is one of the best excuses for finally getting around to tackling your Pocket or Instapaper queue. Need some inspiration? Here are 12 fascinating stories …

Obama Administration

Intimacy - A group exhibition at Seelevel Gallery | LensCulture

The current group exhibition at Seelevel Gallery in Amsterdam presents four unique views of the concept of intimacy as it can be portrayed in photography and video.<p>Each of us holds an intrinsic desire for intimacy, a tenacious need for love and thus: intimacy. This need can be fulfilled in many …

Teens

Here's Why Scientists Are Giving Tiny Glasses To Insects

Researchers are equipping praying mantises with stylish 3D shades -- and not just for fun.<p>The tiny glasses were used in a study published in the journal Scientific Reports on Thursday to analyze 3D vision in mantises, and to explore how they use their vision to hunt.<p>Better understanding how the …

Optometry
Art

Scientist Discovers Hidden Portrait Beneath The Mona Lisa

For centuries, human beings from all walks of life have spent countless hours wondering what lies behind Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile. Is it superiority? Cunning? Boredom? Finally, after 500 years of wondering, French scientist Pascal Cotte thinks he knows what Mona Lisa has been hiding.<p>Spoiler: …

Mona Lisa

The 30 Best Sites for Buying Art Online

Deck out your walls in style, without ever leaving the comfort of your couch.<p>Deck out your walls in style, without ever leaving the comfort of your couch.

10 Old Hollywood Makeup Secrets the Screen Sirens Swore By

Courtesy of legendary makeup artist and chemist Ida Gàl-Csiszar.<p>Commissioned by Max Factor himself to create his wife's signature orange-red lipstick shade, Ida Gál-Csiszar wasn't just any ol' makeup artist in Hollywood's heyday. In fact your current go-to lip color could very well have been …

Secrets of kindness from Matthieu Ricard, the 'world's happiest man'

If being kinder is a goal for you, Matthieu Ricard has some good news. Kindness leads directly to happiness, says the 69-year-old Buddhist monk.<p>Ricard, often called the “happiest man in the world," has undergone hours of MRI scans during which scientists found unusually high levels of upbeat …

Happiness