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World Famous Artworks Now With Powerful Tattoos

Following on from our previous article 17 Famous Celebrities That Look Amazing With Photoshopped Tattoos comes a brand new series by French graphic …

Art

Exercise and meditation together help beat depression: Scientists say learning new cognitive skills can help reduce overwhelming negative thoughts

Scientists say learning new cognitive skills can help reduce overwhelming negative thoughts<p>A mind and body combination of exercise and meditation, …

The Brain

Gravitational waves: Einstein was right - and this announcement is the scientific highlight of the decade

Physicists and astronomers are agog. On Thursday, experimenters will report the first detection of a phenomenon that has been long predicted:bursts of gravitational waves generated by cosmic collisions of black holes.<p>Sadly it is not unknown for hyped-up scientific claims to be mistaken or …

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A Light, Refreshing, 100% No-Cook Dinner to Beat the Heat

It's been one of <i>those</i> weeks. The sweltering kind, where you start sweating within seconds of hitting the pavement and your skin sticks to any smooth surface it comes in contact with. Even my air-conditioned apartment feels overwhelmingly humid and hot. And when air-conditioning isn't cutting it, …

Cooking

What Does the Planned Parenthood Video Show?

A secretly recorded conversation with the group’s medical director has ignited a heated debate over its handling of fetal tissue.<p>A video of Planned Parenthood's medical director discussing the harvesting of tissue from fetuses, released Tuesday, is at the center of the latest national controversy …

FAO Schwarz Closes in NYC

If you're going crazy waiting for Pluto flyby photos, here's what they'll look like

Earth's emissary was NASA's robotic New Horizons spacecraft, and it performed a flawless 31,000-mph drive-by science mission that lasted about 30 minutes.<p>Unfortunately, it's going to take 9 months or possibly up to 16 months to send all of that data back. New Horizons basically has a dial-up-like …

Why The Clinton Foundation Wants More Parents To Read To Kids At Laundromats

Too Small To Fail, an early childhood initiative from the Clinton Foundation and Next Generation, is hoping to turn local laundromats around the country into hotbeds for early childhood education.<p>On Tuesday afternoon at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting, Chelsea Clinton is expected to …

14 Scrumptious Summer Crock Pot Recipes

There’s seriously nothing better coming home to the sweet smell of dinner waiting for you. No, you don’t have to hire a butler to make this a reality. We’re talking crock pots, the ultimate kitchen appliance when it comes to stress-free meals. If you can chop an onion and open a few cans, you can …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

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Got a bad case of the Mondays? These brilliant inventions should help

Design makes all sorts of things better, easier, more efficient, cooler. But can good design take unpleasant experiences and make them <i>joyful</i>? In April, Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen asked you for suggestions of things that could use a joy makeover. We got a lot of good ideas, from the DMV to taxes …

Inventions

Tony Awards 2015’s 12 Best and Worst Moments

Best: Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming, BFFs<p>Chenoweth and Cumming are two of Broadway's brightest and most distinctive stars, so it's not a …

Finding Neverland

Harvard researchers have mapped the five child-rearing techniques you need to raise kind kids

Ask parents how important it is to instill kindness in their kids, and most will rank it high: even as their very top priority, according to Harvard researchers.<p>But children surveyed by the university’s Making Caring Common (pdf) project said, overwhelmingly, that they were getting a different …

High School

Sex, religion and politics collide in 'Dirty Paki Lingerie'

Aizzah Fatima used to worry that the title of her one-woman play, "Dirty Paki Lingerie," would offend her fellow South Asians. But after nearly five years of staging the production from Toronto to Turkmenistan, the Pakistani American actress is less concerned when the ethnic slur raises …

Muslim Women

Mexican tequila harvest - in pictures

Graeme Robertson went to Mexico to photograph the Patrón tequila process, from harvest to bottling.<p>Order of Patrón production process<br>1 Harvesting, trimming, sorting<br>2 Baking/cooking<br>3 Crushing (Roller mill/tahona mill)<br>4 Fermentation (Roller mill/tahona mill)<br>5 Distillation (Roller mill/tahona mill)<br>6 …

Tequila

This awesome graphic of all lifeforms will make you feel tiny

"LIFE ON EARTH IS ONE BIG EXTENDED FAMILY!" is the greatest lesson from evolution, Leonard Eisenberg shouts at the top of his website EvoGeneao.com, which he says stands for Evolutionary Genealogy.<p>Eisenberg created the graphic below to counter the creationist themes he's seen spring into science …

15 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Weekday mornings can be rough. Between getting kiddos ready for school, last-minute presentation prep, hitting the snooze button a few too many times and a million other reasons, breakfast can easily fall by the wayside. And a wholesome AM meal? Forget about it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. …

13 Best and Worst Modern-Horror Movie Remakes

Last weekend, horror fans were blessed (or cursed) with a new version of <i>Poltergeist,</i> the 1982 Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg collaboration that taught …

Horror

Addy Walker, American Girl

By Brit Bennett May 28, 2015<p>Arts & Culture<p><i>The role of black dolls in American culture.</i><p>From the cover of <i>Meet Addy</i>.<p>In 1864, a nine-year-old slave girl was punished for daydreaming. Distracted by rumors that her brother and father would be sold, she failed to remove worms from the tobacco leaves she …

Black History

The Good Bagel Manifesto

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>For the past couple of months, I've been on a quest to find the best bagel in San Francisco. This led me to a shocking realization: there are really, really bad bagels <i>everywhere</i>, and I'm not just talking in the …

Breakfast

Welcome to the Red State HIV Epidemic

Republican governors face tough decisions as the disease spreads in middle America.<p>It wasn’t supposed to happen here. Not in Austin, a one-doctor-and-an-ice-cream-shop town of 4,200 in southeastern Indiana, nestled off Interstate 65 on the road from Indianapolis to Louisville, where dusty …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

(UPDATED) The toll of human casualities in Qatar

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this post, and accompanying graphic, created the impression that more than 1,000 migrant workers in Qatar had died working on 2022 World Cup infrastructure. The post should have made clearer that the figures involved all migrant deaths in Qatar. A report by Qatar’s</i> …

National Spelling Bee Ends in Tie for 2nd Year in a Row

OXON HILL, Md. — They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the National Spelling Bee.<p>So they shared the title, making history in two different ways.<p>The bee hadn't ended in a tie for 52 …

4 Commencement Speeches to Get You Through the Work Week

Commencement speeches can be sappy, long-winded and sometimes flat-out uninteresting. Here’s a guide to the 2015 addresses that will have everyone …

Tim Cook

June 2015

The Mysterious Columba Bush

Who is Jeb’s wife, what effect will she have on his campaign—and what effect will his campaign have on their marriage?<p>Now and then in an otherwise unmemorable speech, Jeb Bush will drop a mention of his wife, like a sudden pop of color. At an event in Nevada this March, one of his first speeches of …

Hip-Hop

Why Drake's 'Comeback Season' Was His True Star-Making Moment<p>Aaron Williams 06.21.18 16 hours ago 2 Comments<p>'Everything Is Love' Is A Rare And Exuberant Triumph<p>On their first official joint album, The Carters erect what may be the greatest monument to forgiveness in pop culture history.<p>Caitlin …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Duane Hanson: ‘An artist tailor-made for the age of the selfie’

The late artist was derided for his hyperreal sculptures of everyday Americans doing everyday things. But now, argues novelist Douglas Coupland, they seem astonishingly timely<p>There are some creators who died too early, who never lived to see their work get the attention it deserved. Van Gogh comes …