Katherine Miller

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Why we can't ban plastic straws completely

Banning straws makes sense — except for those who really need them.<p>The environmental movement of the moment is the elimination of plastic straws. …

Pollution

According to Oprah, All Your Arguments Come Down to These 3 Questions

If the answers are no, there's likely going to be a problem.<p>Conflict is complicated.<p>Most of the time, it involves feelings that are both logical and illogical. That thing you're fighting about, whether at home or at work, is about both what's being stated and what's not being stated. It's about …

Oprah Winfrey

This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

Employment

What "Natural Beauty" Looks Like in Different Countries

Obsessed with international beauty? Don't miss the number one trending haircuts in France, Japan, Australia, and more.<p><i>This story was originally</i> …

Love, Sex, and Marriage in Ancient Egypt

Attitudes toward love, sex, and marriage in Ancient Egypt are significant in themselves, and because they may have informed or influenced mores and …

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

How Logos Became the Most Important Quarter-Inch in Business

Suppose Uber—to pick a random example of a distinctly digital-era company—had been founded in 1909. Obviously it would have had a different business …

Women have been drugged and raped by men for centuries. This medieval woman fought back — and won.

A lesson for the Cosby trial?<p>In southwest England in 1292, Isabella Plomet brings a legal complaint against Ralph de Worgan, a local physician. She alleges that he abused his medical position to drug and rape her.<p>Drug- or alcohol-facilitated sexual assault is perceived by many as a recent concept, …

Bill Cosby

Jomon Pottery

The Jomon Period (c. 14,500 - c. 300 BCE) of ancient Japan produced a distinctive pottery which distinguishes it from the earlier Paleolithic Age. …

4 Buddhist Monk Habits That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Benefit You Forever

Ever wondered how Buddhist Monks live and what habits they adopt to make them so peaceful?<p>I’ve been always been fascinated by this question so I did …

Inside Top Chef Alum Sam Talbot's Cozy Compact Brooklyn Kitchen

<i>Top Chef‘s</i> <b>Sam Talbot</b> isn’t exactly a homebody: His comfort-food hotspot Pretty Southern opened in Brooklyn in January, so he’s not spending a ton of …

Why Mad Max: Fury Road is a masterclass in visual storytelling

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Mad Max

3 Lessons From Albert Einstein on How to Become a Better Student of the World

These pieces of wisdom are applicable to just about any individual or business--forever.<p>There's no doubt that Albert Einstein was a pretty smart cookie -- he changed the world forever with his theory of relativity. But Einstein didn't just figure things out for his own benefit. He was a teacher who …

Albert Einstein