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This Podcast-Based Writing Course Will Get You Working on Your Dream Novel

Tim Clare’s Couch to 80K writing podcast is a delightful, intense, encouraging eight-week journey towards writing a novel. For the best experience, …

How To Get Your Point Across To These Five Personality Types

Not everyone thinks the same way. Here’s how to repurpose a three-decade-old management theory to tailor your message to just about anybody.<p>The VP of finance for a major multinational company recently came to me with a problem. “I’ve been trying to start a conversation with the VP of marketing, and …

Can blockchain democratize education? This startup seems to think so

Without much fanfare, recent advances in technology have helped provide quality education to people across the world. Cloud applications helped us create classrooms that defy geographical barriers and span across thousands of miles. Artificial intelligence and machine learning helped make up for …

Blockchain

The Wonderful Comic Strip Walls of Antwerp

<i>Jommeke</i> by Jef Nys<p>The 11-year old boy with the straw-colored hair and crazy posse of friends has cornered a spot at the Frans Halsplein. Jommeke has …

Painting Exhibition: Vincent van Gogh and Expressionism

01<p>of 18<p>Vincent van Gogh: Self-Portrait With a Straw Hat and Artist's Smock<p>The Impact Van Gogh had on German and Austrian Expressionist painters.<p>Van …

10 Things to Remember Before You Take Things Personally

Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you…• This morning at a train stop near the hospital, a man and his three young …

grumpy

Ten female artists you should know about

In honour of the late art historian Linda Nochlin, we’ve put together a list of 10 women artists from around the world that should be on your radar.<p>“In the field of art history,” wrote academic Linda Nochlin in 1971, “the white Western male viewpoint, unconsciously accepted as <i>the</i> viewpoint of the …

Art

Hannah Arendt and the source of human values

Hannah Arendt was a literary intellectual, defined by Thomas Pynchon as, “people who read and think.” Like Socrates, Hannah Arendt thought and went …

New Mural 'Telepathy' Rises Above BuzzWorks

Two Italian artists have come together to create a new mural on top of BuzzWorks at 365 11th St. (between Folsom and Harrison) in SoMa.<p>Alice …

Google’s Newest Feature Is Great for Art Lovers

<i>This article originally appeared on TIME.</i><p>It’s already possible to explore museums like the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian National Art …

Kantian Ethics in a Nutshell: The Moral Philosophy of Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is, by common consent, one of the most profound and original philosophers who ever lived. He is equally well known for his …

The Married Couple Behind Summer's Darkest And Weirdest Comedy

Janicza Bravo and Brett Gelman's "Lemon" explores white male mediocrity in a truly unsettling indie.<p>Janicza Bravo’s film “Lemon” begins with a black woman’s face on a television screen. “They come in the night, always at night. You don’t hear them coming,” the woman says. “They took my family. They …

Race & Ethnicity

Facts are not always more important than opinions: here's why

Which is more important, a fact or an opinion on any given subject? It might be tempting to say the fact. But not so fast…<p>Lately, we find ourselves …

This Simple Philosophical Puzzle Shows How Difficult It Is to Know Something - Facts So Romantic

<i>What is knowledge? Well, thinkers for thousands of years had more or less taken one definition for granted: Knowledge is “justified true belief.” But</i> …

University of Toronto

3 ways to get rid of anger, according to neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Anger Management

How To Get People To Like You: 7 Ways From An FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Hands Down, These Are the Best Documentaries of All Time

Just as we watch romantic period dramas to feed a nostalgic wonder, feel-good comedies for a much-needed laugh, indie flicks to delight our eyes, and …

How Everyone Might Reasonably Believe They Are Much Better Than Average

In a classic study, Ola Svenson (1981) found that about 80% of U.S. and Swedish college students rated themselves as being both safer and more …

Psychology

The Most Important Philosophy Books Ever Written

We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing some of the world’s leading philosophers, and there has been a subsequent plethora of book recommendations. …

University of Tennessee

The stunning photographs of Irving Penn are some of the 20th century’s best

The master photographer has a new retrospective at the Met<p>When you spend 60 years making pictures every day, you get pretty damn good at it. Take …

Stop taking pictures and start drawing!

How your drawings come to life<p>Some drawings look fresh and alive while others … don’t. <b>What is their secret?</b> Let’s look at cameras first.<p>This is what …

The Last Paradox: Does the Universe Have a Mind?

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Avtar Singh, PhD</i><p>Until very recently it was nearly laughable among physicists to speak of a conscious universe, and yet the notion now seems to be not only respectable but necessary. The realization is dawning that a true Theory of Everything must include consciousness. …

Can Feminist Scholarship Stop Sexism?

Sexism is rampant in academe. If only theorizing would provide a remedy.

Academia

South Africa’s first art gallery dedicated to illustration and animation opens in Cape Town

In a slightly run-down corner of a Cape Town suburb, two friends are hoping to quietly transform the South African art scene with a very different type of gallery; one dedicated to animation and illustration.<p>After being inspired by London’s Illustration Cupboard, artist Thea de Klerk found there …

Art

Beatrix Potter’s Greatest Work Was a Secret, Coded Journal She Kept as a Teen

It took a dedicated superfan 13 years to translate it.<p>In November of 1943, Beatrix Potter wrote a letter to her beloved cousin, Caroline Clark. …

Books

One community garden at a time: how New Yorkers are fighting for food justice

Tanya Fields’ Libertad Urban Farm joins a city-wide movement to redistribute resources to poor communities that are systemically deprived of healthy food<p>For the past three summers, Tanya Fields produced a veritable cornucopia of fruits and vegetables at the Libertad Urban Farm in the South Bronx. …

Urban Agriculture

Ask Ethan: What Does The Edge Of The Universe Look Like?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it began with the hot Big Bang. Over that time, space itself has expanded, the matter has undergone gravitational attraction, and the result is the Universe we see today. But as vast as it all is, there’s a limit to what we can see. Beyond a certain …

Universe