Mario Martinez

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Shame and Survival

She tried public appearances. She tried being reclusive. She tried leaving the country, and she tried finding a job. But the epic humiliation of 1998, when her affair with Bill Clinton became an all-consuming story, has followed Monica Lewinsky every day. After 10 years of self-imposed reticence, …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

The Magic Number For Making Virtual Reality Feel Like Reality

Motion controls. VR goggles. Whatever. Let’s get down to brass tacks: How fast do these need to be to feel real? Twenty milliseconds or less.<p>Kinect can be fun, but the experience rarely feels real. You’re always cognizant of your body, not just as your body, but as a controller–a once-removed human …

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The 5 Best Organizing Websites To Help The Perpetually Messy

Some of us were born with the "organized" gene. These lucky souls swan through life with perfect closets, pristine desks and spotless cars with nary a wad of Starbucks napkins tucked in an unexpected pocket. They might be robots. The rest of us stumble around in a disorganized haze, thinking of the …

Report: American Education Isn't Mediocre—It's Deeply Unequal

Students in Massachusetts are doing great compared to their international peers, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Students in Alabama, Mississippi, and D.C., however, are languishing.<p>It’s so common to see studies about the United States’s lackluster academic performance …

This Video Shows Just How Beautiful Mathematics Is

Betrand Russell once wrote that "[m]athematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the …

Collectible Art At Street Prices: Banksy Sells Pieces For $60

New Yorkers who love a good bargain missed a golden opportunity Saturday, when the artist and provocateur Banksy, whose sly graffiti art adorns collectors' walls, opened a sidewalk kiosk in Central Park to sell his work for $60 apiece.<p>With original signed art works zip-tied to the wire walls of his …

How to Turn Your Garage Into a Blacksmithing & Woodworking Shop | The Art of Manliness

“An object should be judged by whether it has a form consistent with its use.” – Architect Bruno Munari<p>In her book <i>The Not So Big House</i>, architect …

Your False-Equivalence Guide to the Days Ahead

A kind of politics we have not seen for more than 150 years<p>The details are complicated, but please don't lose sight of these three essential points:<p>As a matter of <b>substance</b>, constant-shutdown, permanent-emergency governance is so destructive that <i>no other serious country</i> engages in or could tolerate …

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

Ray Green<p>Mick Jagger: can't get no satisfaction. Photograph: Ray Green<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/9/30/1380555309268/Mick-Jagger-010.jpg<p>460<p>Snap/Rex Features<p>Who or whom? The Ghostbusters know which call to make Photograph: Snap/Rex Features<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>…

Writers and Their Libraries: What Books Did David Foster Wallace, James Joyce, and Evelyn Waugh Own? (PHOTOS)

Shelf Life<p>The Harry Ransom Center shares some of the titles in the libraries of David Foster Wallace, James Joyce, Nancy Cunard, and other writers. …

Ebook Readers Make Reading Easier For People With Dyslexia

The ability to customize how words appear on the page is a boon to dyslexic readers.<p>A new study performed by the Smithsonian Institute found that ebook readers like the Amazon Kindle can actually help those with dyslexia with reading comprehension. Technology!<p>When you think of dyslexia, what first …

Diane Ravitch: School privatization is a hoax, “reformers” aim to destroy public schools

<b>(Lightspring via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Our public schools aren’t in decline. And “reformers” with wild promises don’t care about education — just profits<p>Diane Ravitch<p>September 15, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s …

The Unique Genius of Hong Kong's Public Transportation System

The use of a clever financing system has enabled the territory to provide world-class service—without breaking the bank.<p>In addition to Hong Kong, the MTR Corporation runs individual subway lines in Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shenzhen in China, two lines in the London Underground, and the entire …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

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How Joseph Stalin Invented 'American Exceptionalism'

<i>The phrase is often attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville, but the real author was the Soviet dictator -- and it wasn't a compliment.</i><p><i>Reuters (Gingrich); Wikimedia Commons (Tocqueville and Stalin)</i><p>Rick Santorum and the rest of GOP presidential gang all have a man-crush. Considering he was an outright …

Testicle size may indicate men's childcare aptitude, suggests US study

Men's aptitude for childcare may be reflected in the size of their testes, according to a study by US scientists.<p>Researchers found that men with smaller testes were more likely to take charge of children's bath-time, visits to the doctor, night-time comforting, and other parenting jobs than others …

Your Annual Reminder to Ignore the U.S. News & World Report College Rankings

The list's real purpose is to "exacerbate the status anxiety" of prospective students and parents.<p>The annual college rankings by <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> are out today, and with their release will come a predictable round of excoriating assessments from journalists, college officials, and others. <i>The</i> …

Former Christian fundamentalist: Science robbed me of my faith

<b>(Olivier Le Queinec via Shutterstock)</b><p>Author Ed Suominen explains how evolutionary biology forced him to abandon creationism — and the church<p>Valerie Tarico<p>September 9, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>Ed Suominen was raised in a small sect of Lutheran Christianity called Laestadianism. Of the 32,000 denominations …

The Complete Works of Chopin, for Everybody, for Free

A new Kickstarter project aims to liberate the composer's music from its copyright confines.<p>Frédéric Chopin passed away more than 160 years ago -- sufficiently long ago that today all of his compositions belong to the public domain.<p>Yet, despite this, if you wanted to make a movie with Chopin's</i> …