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Selfie sticks and terror: The moral dysfunction of bearing witness in 2017

<i>Jennifer Good is an Associate Professor of Communication, Popular Culture and Film, at Brock University.</i><p>In the frenzied moments following the London terror attack, a familiar phenomenon occurred: a man started taking selfies. A photo of the bearded and sunglassed man is taken on Westminster Bridge, …

Remains of the Day: BritBox Is a Streaming Service Just for British Television

• For $6.99 a month for BritBox you can watch a library of classics like Blackadder and The Office, as well as a variety of series that have never been …

Top Gear

YA All Day: Teen Books For Adult Book Clubs

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Wonderful Feels Like This</b> by Sara Lövestam, translated by Laura A. Wideburg<p>“Sensitive and deeply moving: outstanding. <i>(Fiction. 12 & up)</i>” Fifteen-year-old Steffi Herrera feels the beat of jazz in her soul, but is that enough to sustain …

U.S. ethics watchdog urges probe into Conway's promotion of Ivanka Trump's fashion line

The U.S. government's ethics watchdog urged the White House to investigate and possibly discipline President Donald Trump's counsellor Kellyanne …

Vermeer: the artist who taught the world to see ordinary beauty

Johannes Vermeer was so obscure he was barely even known when he died, let alone forgotten. But the French avant-garde rescued him – and showed us his calm, unpretentious genius<p>Johannes Vermeer is such a quiet and introspective artist that it took hundreds of years for anyone to notice he was a …

Art

Why South African students have turned on their parents’ generation | Eve Fairbanks

When a black South African student threw a bucket of excrement over a statue of Cecil Rhodes, it kicked off a protest movement that is shattering the way the country sees its past<p>One of Chumani Maxwele’s stronger childhood memories is of an aeroplane. Not one he rode, but one he heard flying over …

South Africa

The Psychological Research That Helps Explain the Election

At the end of most years, I’m typically asked to write about the best psychology papers of the past twelve months. This year, though, is not your typical year. And so, instead of the usual “best of,” I’ve decided to create a list of classic psychology papers and findings that can explain not just …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a …

Learning from Physicians with Disabilities and Their Patients, Oct 16

Abstract<p>Although progress has been made in diversifying medical school admissions and faculty, this has not extended to physicians with physical …

World Map Projection [AuthaGraph World Map]

Outline<p>This original mapping method can transfer a spherical surface to a rectangular surface such as a map of the world while maintaining correctly …

Geography

An Art of Loopholes

How the French artist Philippe Parreno studiously avoids having ideas.<p>The first time I met the French artist Philippe Parreno, one afternoon last April, I found him hunched over a laptop in his Paris studio, spying on a beaker full of yeast he was breeding in the Gladstone Gallery’s uptown New York …

Child Actors

8 natural & homemade insecticides: Save your garden without killing the Earth

<b>These natural and DIY pesticides are effective at helping to rid your crops of harmful critters, but safe enough to keep from poisoning you and your</b> …

Gardening

50 Excellent Modern Design Ideas For Living Room

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Interior Design

Beyond Oatmeal: Everything You Can Do With Oats

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>For years, I always kept a container of oats around the house, tucked into the back of my pantry for chilly-morning breakfasts and the occasional batch of cookies. But more often than not, I'd wind up tossing the …

Breakfast

Best new crime and thriller novels

This is our repository of crime and thriller novel reviews<p>THE FORCE by Don Winslow<p>490pp, HarperCollins, £18.99, ebook £9.9<p><b>There's a glut of novels about New York cops</b>– <b>but this stands out by a mile, says Jake Kerridge​</b><p>Perhaps none of us felt we were in desperate need of another novel about what it …

I helped eight people end their lives. By the time you read this, I’ll have ended mine

John Hofsess ran a secret assisted suicide service for years

The 13 Biggest Living Room Trends of 2016 + More Design Links We Loved This Week

An app that helps you visualize design changes before you spring for them, and more home links we loved this week.<p>A new app called Pair uses the camera on your smartphone or tablet to help you envision (and weight the pros/cons of) design changes in a space. Point the camera, drop in and arrange a …

Living Rooms

The Unreal, Eerie Emptiness of China's 'Ghost Cities'

The Kangbashi district of Ordos, China is a marvel of urban planning, 137-square miles of shining towers, futuristic architecture and pristine parks …

The Unexpected Influence of Stories Told at Work

Growing up on a Missouri farm, Walt Disney developed a love for drawing after his neighbor, a retired doctor known as “Doc” Sherwood, paid him to draw pictures of his horse. Disney later became a newspaper cartoonist and commercial artist, where he learned how to make commercials from cutout …

Howard Schultz

Design Museum exhibition celebrates 50 years of British road signage

<b>London Design Festival 2015:</b> designers including Neville Brody, Morag Myerscough and Malcolm Garrett have reinterpreted the Calvert and …

I'm A Doctor With ADHD. Here Are 9 Reasons Why I Celebrate It

It's time to dispel the misconception that ADHD is an affliction in need of a fix. Even its name, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, includes …

Nautical terms and phrases in English

Ahoy, me hearties! When I plumbed the hidden depths of the nautical origins of common English words and phrases last year, I dredged up a treasure …

The 100 best novels: No 92 – Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson (1981)

Marilynne Robinson’s tale of orphaned sisters and their oddball aunt in a remote Idaho town is admired by everyone from Barack Obama to Bret Easton Ellis<p>Ever since President Obama identified <i>Gilead</i> as one of his favourite contemporary books, Marilynne Robinson’s reputation has been dominated by her …

Staff Picks: Buses, Basements, Boots, Bed-and-Breakfasts

Space suits.<p>I finally got my hands on a copy of <i>Spacesuits</i>, an illustrated history of the protective clothing worn by space explorers, from the earliest designs in the 1930s to the universally recognizable suits worn during the Apollo missions. The book, with its clinically detailed photographs and …

15 Desserts You Won’t Believe Are Made With Chickpeas

When you think dessert, chickpea isn’t the main ingredient that usually comes to mind. Believe it or not, chickpeas are way more versatile than a salad addition or a base to hummus: They are actually a great substitute for flour in many dessert recipes. Full of protein, fiber, folic acid and …

You Can Make This Decadent Indoor S’mores Dip Without the Campfire

S’mores are such a big hit in the summer months, especially for all those camping trips. But you know what we think: Why wait for camping to enjoy this delicious summer treat?! Here’s a sweet little twist on the infamous s’mores that you can make at home! They’re perfect for a dinner party dessert …

Dessert

14 Ridiculously Good Restaurant Dupes You Should Make for Dinner Tonight

Sometimes there’s a dish on the menu that’s so good you just can’t help but order it any chance you get. You tell yourself that you’re going to try something new tonight and be daring, but when the waitress comes around your stomach growls and you revert to your tried-and-true pick. What if you …

Cooking

DIY: Razor Clam Pendant Light

One sure sign of summer in my family: Aunt Sheila coming in from the flats carrying a bag full of razor-clam shells. These she employs to add texture …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Sales<p>Saving dough never looked so good.<p>22 Photos2 days agoView More<p>Grooming<p>and the week's 6 other grooming moves you need to see.<p>7 Photos1 day …