Marissa Hicks

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All the myths about the history of the original Olympic Games, debunked

The Rio Olympics will be the 31st summer games of the modern era, but they have a long way to go before they can compete with nearly 12 centuries of ancient Olympics. Athletes came from across Greece to compete in everything from running to discus to boxing to horse racing, in honor of the Greek …

Ancient History

33 unique ways to use concrete stylishly in your home

If you thought that concrete was just grey, dull and uninspiring, prepare to have your mind blown!<p>Far more refined and stylish than you ever thought …

Seeing the Unseen: Understanding Adolescent Eating Disorders

The Art of Handwriting

The personal letters of luminaries like Philip Guston, Dorothea Lange, and Robert Rauschenberg offer insight into their work as much as their lives.<p>Handwritten letters are performances on paper. Elegant flourishes of cursive sashay across a page; bold strokes of calligraphy shout for attention. …

Art

'Sex Object' Author Talks Penises, Trauma and Everyday Sexism

Jessica Valenti's new memoir explores how daily assaults – from inappropriate hugs to subway groping – affect women<p>When Internet trolls tell Jessica …

Feminism

The growing food divide between rich and poor in America

Much has been written about the growing income inequality in the United States. But another kind of gap is also widening between us, and it's at the …

Income Inequality

The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

How many have you read? (#7 is a good place to start...)<p>As Anna Quindlen once said, "Books are the plane, and the train and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home." These were the tomes making people laugh, weep and whisper in homes across the country as your story got …

11 Phrases Intelligent People Say Every Day (and So Should You)

Sometimes what you say to yourself matters most of all.<p>Every success is based on action, but every action starts with a thought. That's why every worthwhile accomplishment starts with a change in perspective, or a new connection, or a renewed sense of purpose and motivation.<p>And sometimes success …

Self-improvement

Staying Organized And On Task (Even If It's Not Your Forte)

<b>by Liz Gutman</b><p>I will be the first to admit that I'm not the most organized person in the world. In fact, I'm not even the most organized person in my company. Shockingly -- appallingly -- I might not even be the most organized one who lives in my apartment. (My dog has a weird habit of organizing …

5 Ways Picking Up a Pen Can Make You Smarter

How sometimes opting for old-fashioned pen and paper can boost your brain power.<p>When's the last time you wrote something using actual pen and paper?<p>If you're still scratching your head and trying to come up with an answer, you're not alone. One recent British survey of 2,000 adults found that …

Is it worth hiking? Exercise review

The hit of fresh air in your nostrils? The beauty of the countryside? Hiking is amazing<p><b>What is it?</b> Just a nice long walk.<p><b>How much does it cost?</b> Probably an initial outlay of about £50 for some decent gear, and then free for ever.<p><b>What does it promise?</b> Improved cardiorespiratory fitness, improved …

These 14 desert parks are the hottest destinations in the Southwest

The National Park Service oversees dozens of desert parks throughout the American Southwest.<p>Here are some you won't want to miss:<p>Grand Canyon National Park: Still the best view on Earth. The Grand Canyon offers rafting, long and short hikes and grueling adventures.<p>Saguaro National Park: An …

National Parks

How to make sun prints from any object in your home (or yard)

Years ago in college, I learned how to make light drawings, or "sun prints" as they are commonly called, using <b>an alchemistic process that uses</b> …

DIY

Smelling Farts Could Work Wonders For Your Health, Says Science

It turns out you were doing your friend a favor when you cupped your hand to your butt, farted, then swiped it into their face. Same with all those times you crop dusted (the act of farting and walking at the same time thus spreading the scent over an expansive area) an unsuspecting crowd at the …

Wellness

To feel better, eat less (yes, even if you're not overweight)

For the dwindling few of us who don't actually need to lose weight, the idea of slashing food intake in a bid to extend our healthy life span isn't universally appealing.<p>Hedonists the world over, in fact, have denounced the calorie-restriction-for-life-extension idea as a cruel hoax: The bony, cold …

Alternative Medicine

25 Mother's Day Gifts That Belong in a Mason Jar

Donald Trump Performs Shakespeare’s Soliloquies

<b>"Hamlet"</b><p>Listen—to be, not to be, this is a tough question, O.K.? Very tough. A lot of people come up to me and ask, "Donald, what's more noble? Getting hit every day with the slings, the bows, the arrows, the sea of troubles—or just giving up?" I mean, smart people, the best Ivy League schools.<p>But …

9-Year-Old Girl Criticized for Breaking Murder Story

Hilda Kate Lysiak tells haters to “get off your computers and do something”<p>Hilde Kate Lysiak received a tip, hustled to the scene, and beat all local …

The Charming Doodles Charles Darwin’s Children Left All Over the Manuscript of ‘On the Origin of Species’

From fish with legs to carrot cavalries, an endearing testament to the human life of science.<p>In contemplating family, work, and happiness, Charles Darwin proclaimed: <i>“Children are one’s greatest happiness, but often & often a still greater misery. A man of science ought to have none.”</i> And yet he and …

Arts and Crafts movement

Fuckers Who Curse a Lot Aren't Stupid, Says Science

A new study shows that douchebags who know more profanities tend to have better vocabularies overall.<p>Good news, assholes: All those cockheads who have been telling you for years that curse words are a sign of poor breeding, low intelligence, and a shitty command of the English language should shut …

Linguistics