Kristen Cario

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Grimes isn’t a novelty act: Maybe we’ll see more female producers when we stop treating them like kooky freaks

<b>Grimes (Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)</b><p>Too often, female producers and songwriters are seen as outliers rather than legitimate artists<p>Annie Zaleski<p>November 12, 2015 11:28pm (UTC)<p>Last week, the Canadian artist Claire Boucher (aka Grimes) released her first new album in three years, "Art Angels." The …

Feminism

Characters from Classic Paintings Are Inserted into the Modern World

Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov unites the past and present by giving characters from classic paintings the chance to explore our modern world. The artist skillfully utilizes Photoshop to insert vintage muses in stores, on buses, on stairwells, and in the midst of urban alleyways for his ongoing …

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says Science

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says ScienceStaff Photo by Derek Davis: Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. Vitamin D Capsules. (Photo by Derek …

How to Stop Other People's Emotions from Bringing You Down

Empathy is a terrific skill to have, but too much of it can leave you overwhelmed by others’ negative emotions. Here’s how to stop absorbing what …

Psychology

The White House Is Prepping For a Huge Solar Storm That Could Kick Us Back Into The Dark Ages

Here's the plan.<p>For our electronic way of life, the Sun is a formidable foe, and the White House is taking protective action against it. On October …

The White House

I paid $300 for a $60K round-the-world adventure

Think it’s impossible to shell out just a few hundred bucks to fly around the globe — in mega-pampered first-class seats, no less? It’s not.<p>Sam …

Credit Cards

7 Questions to Ask Yourself If You're Constantly Anxious

The other day my friend asked if I could broach the subject of emotional wellbeing with her father. His generation is one where mental health awareness doesn't exist. She hoped that he'd have some peace from his long-standing anxiety, because he was suffering from a terminal illness. I had an hour, …

Marlon James on Winning the Man Booker Prize, Fictionalizing Bob Marley, and Why He Loves Kendrick Lamar

Marlon James won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction this month for <i>A Brief History of Seven Killings</i>, making him the first Jamaican author to take home the U.K.’s most prestigious literary award. The novel has the words <i>tour de force</i> printed on its cover (a quote from an admiring critic), and it very …

Books

Customized "Momentary Ink" Lets You Try Out a Tattoo Before a Lifelong Commitment

Many people avoid getting a tattoo because its permanence can be daunting. Now, thanks to Momentary Ink, you can wear your desired design without the lifelong commitment. The Philadelphia-based startup creates custom temporary tattoos that look and feel like the real thing. Thanks to the company's …

Inked

House Of Leaves author Mark Danielewski on five books that are disturbing but beautiful

<i>With Reading List,</i> The A.V. Club <i>asks one of our favorite pop-culture creators to describe a list of reading materials that are tied together by a</i> …

The 12 Best Horror Books: Truly Terrifying Works of Fiction

Horror books just can’t seem to get respect. Lately, the literary-genre barrier has never been more porous. Big name literary writers like Kazuo …

Top 10 Books to Read Before You Graduate From College.

Reader EaterWhen you’re in college, the amount of reading you’ll do will vary greatly depending on your major. If, say, you’re a marketing major, …

Men are attracted to nonconformist women: The science that explains the “manic pixie dream girl” cliché

New research refutes one of our oldest (and dopiest) stereotypes about what men find attractive in the opposite sex<p>Matthew Hutson<p>October 13, 2015 8:45am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Men are often advised to stand out from the crowd to attract women—there can be …

Psychology

Fashion Photos with Outfits Made from Trash Found in Polluted Areas of Senegal

“The Prophesy” is a striking series of photographs by photographer Fabrice Monteiro that shines light on the problem of pollution in Africa, yet …

Pollution

How to Quiet Your Racing Thoughts When You're Highly Sensitive

A few years ago I sat in bed at 3 a.m. looking out at a lonely full moon, frustrated and trying unsuccessfully to quiet the swarm of swirling, non-stop thoughts in my head. Recoiling from a fresh breakup, my heart was still healing and all I wanted was some peace and quiet. But my mind had other …

Trevor Noah destroys GOP pro-life, pro-NRA hypocrisy: “They’re more like comic book collectors. Human life only holds value until you take it out of the package”

“The Supreme Court said this is law and the pro-lifers were like, I accept your challenge,” Noah said<p>Sarah Burris<p>October 6, 2015 11:41am (UTC)<p>Monday night's Daily Show with Trevor Noah attacked the GOP primary candidates in the best possible way: by pointing out their pro-life hypocrisy. Noah began …

Comic Books

This Innovative Kitty Litter Could Literally Save Your Cat’s Life

As a certified crazy cat lady, I was *thrilled* to hear that there was a new product on the market that could provide early detection for a handful of serious feline illnesses before my Siberian cat, Figgy, would even show <i>any</i> symptoms — basically a pet parent’s dream, right? It’s called Pretty …

Articles about vancouver renovation transforms backyard giant living room on Dwell.com - Dwell

Sliding glass doors and new landscaping fulfill a family's outdoor needs.<p>In North Vancouver, Canadian architects Scott & Scott have breathed new life into an aging mid-century home.<p>A cramped apartment in a prewar apartment building becomes an inviting space for a young family.<p>With co-living, the …

Living Rooms

How to Better Pack Your Backpack

<b>RELATED: Better Backpacking Basics</b><p><b>Don't leave dead air space.</b> The more rugged the terrain, the more compact you want your pack. Be inventive: …

Backpacking tips and techniques

In my previous post, I discussed the Sawyer Mini Water Filter, at 2 ounces, a real challenge to big clunky water filters.<p>I use a SteriPen Adventurer, …

Sunday’s rare supermoon eclipse: What you need to know

Stargazers are in for a treat Sunday when a supermoon combines with a lunar eclipse for the first time since 1982.<p>The supermoon eclipse will last 1 hour and 11 minutes, and will be visible to North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific, according to NASA. …

Science and Buddhism Agree: There is No 'You' There

There is no consistent self. Here is why that's really okay.<br>Read More

University of British Columbia

Sarah Hampson: Elena Ferrante’s unflinchingly honest world of women sucked me in

Finally, I'm up for air, having surfaced from the Neapolitan series of novels by Elena Ferrante. For weeks now, I've been immersed in the four books – <i>My Brilliant Friend</i>, <i>The Story of a New Name</i>, <i>Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay</i> and, finally, <i>The Story of the Lost Child</i>, the conclusion that was …

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

The Brain

The First Supermoon Eclipse In 32 Years Happens This Sunday

It's not a sign of the apocalypse (we hope)<p>As you gaze toward the sky on Sunday night, the cooling fall air around you, perhaps a few leaves crunching beneath your feet, and—WAIT the moon is giant and red! Don't worry, it's not a sign of the end times. You're witnessing a rare and exciting event.<p>On …

The New York Art Book Fair Was Too Hot and Too Stimulating

Every year the New York Art Book Fair stuffs itself inside of Queens' MoMA PS1, and every year I go and give it all my money.<p><i>All photos by the author.</i><p>Every year the New York Art Book Fair stuffs itself inside of Queens' MoMA PS1, and every year I go and give it all my money. This year was no …

Sunday's 'Supermoon' Total Lunar Eclipse: When and Where to See It

<b>Editor's update for Sept. 28, 2:41 am ET:</b> The supermoon total lunar eclipse wowed sky-gazers with a moon spectacle. See our full story here: …

Astronomy

Trailblazing Physicist David Bohm and Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard on How We Shape What We Call Reality

“Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe… What we believe determines what we take to be true.”<p>We never see the world exactly as it is — our entire experience of it is filtered through the screen of our longings and our fears, onto which project the …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

The Easiest Way To Get A Better, Smarter Brain

Extraordinary abilities -- from memory to supercharged creativity -- may be within reach for all of us, says neuroscientist Berit Brogaard, PhD, coauthor of the new book <i>The Superhuman Mind</i>. We asked her to tell us more.<p><b>Q: You say ordinary people possess talents they haven't even tapped into. Can</b> …