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Anna Jarvis Was Sorry She Ever Invented Mother's Day

The woman who devoted herself to the creation of a national holiday to honor overworked, underappreciated mothers later devoted herself to fighting the commercial juggernaut it became. Was Anna Jarvis stubborn and crazy, as many came to believe, or misunderstood?

Fly curator joins the California Academy of Sciences

Every person’s face tells a story.<p>But for Dr. Michelle Trautwein, the most riveting chapters are deep in our pores, where face mites live in the hair follicles of our cheeks, nose, eyelashes, eyebrows and forehead.<p>Trautwein, an expert in the insects that we host on our bodies and in our homes, is …

Biology

Artist Maude White Creates Intricate Scenes by Snipping Away at Paper

Maude White snips away tiny bits of paper to reveal incredibly intricate scenes. The artist, based in Buffalo, New York, brings imaginative animals and fanciful panoramas to life with her lacy, hand-cut designs. She calls her technique “paper carving.” Most of her creations are cut from plain white …

Art

15 Weird Ice Cream Flavors That Are Anything But Vanilla

If you grew up with your parents telling you that you can’t have ice cream for dinner, they probably never thought about it including avocado, balsamic vinegar or goat cheese. There has been a true revolution in the world of ice cream, and the only rule is that there are no rules. We’ve collected a …

Ice Cream

The Most Productive Ways To Waste Your Time

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You’re a responsible adult.<p>Like most of us, you want to improve your personal and professional life and think about the things you could do to get there. But (like most of us) rather than working towards those goals the second you get home you post up …

A Photographer's Personal Look at Vietnam 40 Years After the War

Hanoi's street in an afternoon in May, 2010.<br>Maika Elan<p>1 of 16<p>Today, Vietnam commemorates the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, which led to the …

Vietnam

Pictures of the Week 5.1.15

The Beauty and Grandeur of Opera Houses Around the World

For centuries, opera houses have stood as the symbol of a nation's wealth and grandeur. David Leventi celebrates these cultural landmarks by photographing the interiors of world-famous opera houses around the globe, capturing the spectacular architecture and ornate decor of vast halls in Budapest, …

The Arts

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p><i>There’s no time to lose, I heard her say Catch your dreams before they slip away.</i><p>When we sleep, wrote English psychiatrist Havelock Ellis over a hundred years ago, we enter a ‘dim and …

Literature

5 Surprising Star Wars Facts, Straight From 1977

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Obi-Wan Kenobi

Magnifying Glass Reveals In-Focus Tokyo Among a Dazzling Blurred Landscape

Japanese photographer Takashi Kitajima captures the same Tokyo scenes in two different ways and juxtaposes them in one gorgeous composition. His series is titled <i>Glassporthole</i>, and it features a diffused and blurry view of the city where the buildings, streets, and signage are fused into a dazzling …

Art

Street Style: Tokyo Fashion Week Fall 2014