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80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

Space and Time: Inertial Frames (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

The term “reference frame” was coined in the 19th century, but it has a long prehistory, beginning, perhaps, with the emergence of the Copernican …

Stanford University

The Best Fine Art Books of 2015

In a world in which an American clothing designer’s car collection is exhibited at The MFA in Boston and a major Italian clothier is shown in major …

Art

Woman With 36 Different Appearances!

I wouldn't be surprised if photographer Nienke Klunder was a Russian spy. She is a master at transforming her appearance, as you can see from these 36 drastically different self-portraits.<p>Klunder says the set, named <i>The Community</i>, is “an exploration into the female quest for identity and self …

Unbelievable Hyperrealistic Sculptures

Another photo of a pretty swimsuit model? Think again. In fact, gaze down at her cut-off legs and you might realize that what you're actually looking at is a hyperrealistic sculpture.<p>Like Ron Mueck, Carole Feuerman is a hyperrealist sculptor who creates mindblowing pieces of art. Having displayed …

100 Things To Be Grateful For

Thankfulness isn't just for Thanksgiving.<p>We take stock of the monumental moments -- that promotion at work, spending another holiday with our loved ones -- but what about the tiny treasures?<p>There's something to be said for the rare moments throughout the day that make you smile. Research shows …

This woman was tired of seeing naked men on dating apps. So she did an experiment

Kerry Quinn, 27, was sick of receiving images of penises from men on dating apps.<p>Like most women who used apps such as Tinder, she was often sent unsolicited photos of male genitalia and hated it.<p>“I get more unsolicited d*** pics than you could ever imagine,” she wrote on Thrillist. “Let’s be …

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

20 Years of Pixar and the Truth Behind 'Toy Story'

Dotted across the cinematic landscape you'll find a number of landmarks - films that transcend the usual to invigorate, define, and sometimes …

A cartoonist turned the iTunes Terms of Service into a 47-page graphic novel

It is a time-honored truth (or at least an oft-cited anecdote) that no one reads the iTunes Terms and Conditions. It's long and presumably boring (but who knows? I've never read it) and I'm not even sure there are paragraph breaks. There already exist a few projects that try to reshape various user …

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Pictures of the Week 10.1.15

TGS 2015: The Anime Taking Over Tokyo

These nine idols have take over Akihabara.<p>I saw merchandise for One Piece, Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon, and Dragon Ball during my adventures around …

Watch a Disney artist draw The Little Mermaid in a mind-blowing, new way

Your favorite Disney characters now look even more amazing, thanks to virtual reality.<p>In a video from Future of Storytelling, legendary former Disney …

Virtual Reality

Hear The Solar System Make Sweet, Beautiful Music

Pondering “what does the solar system sound like?” seems akin to a tree-falling-in-the-woods rhetorical question. But for visual designer Luke Twyman it’s an opportunity to have a little fun with astronomy and music.<p>SolarBeat is an addictive and oddly soothing web application that uses the orbital …

Go to ‘Hell and Back’ In First Red Band Trailer For R-Rated Stop-Motion Animation

Dominated by kid-friendly, all-audience films, it’s rare to find adult-centered entertainment the field of feature-length animation. Ahead of next …

These Minimalist Disney Drawings Are Majorly Eye-Catching

For those of us who grew up on Disney movies (isn’t that almost all of us?), it only takes one signature item to trigger a memory of those childhood classics. Snow White’s apple, Ariel’s hair, Pinocchio’s nose — they all remind us of those whimsical, fantastical films filled with morality tales and …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels …

Immune System

People with these rare brain disorders have a disturbingly skewed perception of reality

These are just a few of the strange brain disorders that have plagued a rare set of people over the years. Oliver Sacks' classic book "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" introduced us to some of the strangest brain disorders people suffer from, but that's only the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here are a …

Here’s The Donald Trump Porn Parody That Will Make America Great Again

My fellow Americans, ask not what the porn industry can do for you, for they’ve already done it! The good folks at WoodRocket have created a patriotic masterpiece that will knock your hairpieces off. To honor Donald Trump on the orange-tinted heels of his stunning performance at the Fox News GOP …

Graphic Designers From Around the World Photoshopped This Model Into Their Country's Ideal Woman

In an effort to explore varying beauty standards from around the globe, an online doctor service based in the U.K. asked 18 graphic designers to …

Illustrations Share Hilariously Relatable Adventures of an Adorable Bunny

Artist Kitt Santos digitally illustrates the story of an adorable rabbit who goes on relatable, uplifting, and funny little adventures. Ever since he started the Little Bunny. Big World. project, Santos has chosen to base the main character's ever-changing journey on his own observations, flaws, …

Marvel's new teen girl superhero is the comic book character we've be waiting for

What’s better than girl power? <i>Teen</i> girl power. Teenage girls are often given a bad rap in traditional media, treated like gossiping giggle machines …

Comic Books

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

The 100

How States Rank on High-School Graduation Rates

Nationwide, the percentage of students getting their diplomas is at an all-time high. But while some states have made incredible strides, others have struggled to keep up.<p>More students are graduating from high school than ever before, and that number could rise again with this year’s seniors.<p>The …

30 Dating Tips People Wish They Knew In Their Twenties

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Relationships

22 Things Women Say When You First Start Dating Them (And What They Really Mean)

By Kim Quindlen,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1Cx0EXM<p>1.<p><b>What They Say:</b> I’ve been through a lot in my life.<p><b>What They Mean:</b> I’m trying to tell you …

22 Things Men Say When You First Start Dating Them (And What They Really Mean)

By Kim Quindlen,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1wBQm8b<p>1.<p><b>What They Say:</b> I’ve got a lot going on right now so I’m not really looking for anything …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Study Skills

Universe slowly dying as old stars fade faster than new ones are born

Analysis of starlight from more than 220,000 distant galaxies shows that the cosmos has lost half of its brightness in the past two billion years<p>Without applause or encore, the lights are going out across the universe, as old stars die faster than new ones are born to replace them.<p>Astronomers …