Lauren Davidson

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Earl Grey Buns

1. <b>Make the Earl Grey Sugar:</b> Add the sugar and loose-leaf tea to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse until the tea is finely ground and …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The Burden of Being Asian American on Campus

The arrival of Chinese international students comes at a cost to some.<p>When my father was a graduate student at Loyola University in Chicago, two distinct things marked his day: the “L” and instant noodles. It was 1998 in a studio apartment in Rogers Park below the Red Line. Every night, the sounds …

This Zootopia documentary shows an abandoned, darker version of the film

I enjoyed <i>Zootopia</i>, Disney's new non-Pixar animated feature about a world in which predators and prey live in relative harmony. But I struggled to parse what the film was commenting on. I assumed race, but who does the film view as predator, and who is prey?<p>This 45-minute documentary from <i>Fusion</i> …

What If Physical Illness Were Treated Like Mental Illness?

What if you were sick in bed for three days? You’re popping Advil like candy to keep your fever down. You feel like you are going to die. Well-meaning friends offer to swing by the store if you need anything. Your mother brings over chicken soup and tells you to rest up and take it easy. Everyone …

The Brain

Parents of Teenagers, Stuck Taking Out the Emotional Trash

Psychologists have long observed that teenagers sometimes manage uncomfortable feelings by passing them off to their parents. Remember how your toddler wordlessly handed you her wrappers and empty juice boxes, and you reflexively accepted them, even when both of you stood right next to a …

Tinnitus and Chronic Pain Share a Common Brain Dysfunction

Long after damage has occurred to a person’s hearing, some people still experience persistent tinnitus—the perception of a buzzing, ringing, or …

If Mental Illnesses Were Monsters, This Is What They'd Look Like

"I want to make people aware of how damaging these illnesses are."<p>Mental illness is an intangible thing that can be all but impenetrable to those who don't experience it.<p>That's why the U.K.-based artist Toby Allen decided to draw different mental illnesses as monsters, as a way of helping himself …

Mental Health

The Baskerville Experiment: Font and its Influence on Our Perception of Truth

Tweet“Can we separate the <i>form</i> of the writing from its <i>content</i>?” – Errol Morris“Is it ever possible to understand the meaning of a work of art as …

Typography

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RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Ancient brain fossils hint at the first evolution of heads

Animals didn't always have heads. We know that sometime during the Cambrian Period -- around 500 million years ago, as animals transitioned from the squishy likes of the penis worm to hard-bodied arthropods -- body segments started transitioning into something like the head/body differentiation we …

Paleontology

Benedict Cumberbatch goes full Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch has played Sherlock Holmes for years, and occasionally donned that famous deerstalker cap. But has the actor ever looked so… …

Even setting evolution aside, basic geology disproves creationism

I don't have to travel very far to make this case. There's a slab of polished rock on the wall outside my department office that refutes so-called …

Earth Science

Scientists Have Composed Music Especially For Cats

You can listen, human, but you won't like it<p>When I was learning to play the cello in high school, my cat Stella used to hide under my bed and yowl pitifully. I like to tell myself we just had different tastes. And there’s probably something to that. Whereas humans like music to fall within our …

Why Introverts Excel At Personal Branding

Gregarious. Big personality. Chest-pounding. Outgoing. Braggart. Center of Attention.<p>These are the words people shout when I ask them to describe the characteristics of someone who is good at personal branding. These words reflect a misconception that persists today, despite the evidence; countless …

Public Speaking

8 Methods To Get Anyone To Tell The Truth

Whether you’re interviewing a job candidate or sleuthing for information, these tricks will help you enter into deep conversation faster.<p>Professional interrogators use a number of psychological levers to get people to talk. Among them are techniques designed to instill fear.<p>But for those of us who …

Chocolate-Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

These rich, velvety cheesecake bars feature the flavors of fall.

Flavors