Levi Otter

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Vinyasa, Ashtanga or Bikram: The 101 on different types of yoga

Perhaps I'm biased since it's the one form of fitness I've ever unconditionally loved, but it always bums me out when people dismiss yoga for being "too easy." (Have you tried Bikram?) Or that it isn't good cardio. (Let's revisit that after we go to the heart-pounding vinyasa class.) One of the …

VPN use on the rise in the aftermath of Trump administration privacy rollback

<i>The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.</i><p>Regardless of party lines, most will agree that the current political climate is “interesting,” to say the least. Congress’s vote to roll back rules that …

17 New Orleans Restaurants and Bars to Get Excited About in 2017

Nearly one month into the new year and New Orlean’s dining scene is already bracing for loads of exciting additions. From new LGD micro distilleries to old-school revivals like Nick’s Big Train Bar and fizzy champagne lounges, below find 17 of the biggest and most exciting projects headed to The …

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A Year Of Listening Desperately: 10 Classical Albums That Saved 2016

Looking back over the year, it's clear my listening habits and preferences were colored by the most contentious presidential election of our time.<p>More than usual, I found myself drawn to the comfort of old standbys like Joni Mitchell, and craving escape into endless hours of ambient music, mainly …

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This Is How Much Turmeric You Actually Need To Eat For Arthritis And Other Diseases

Turmeric is an ancient herb that comes from the root of the curcuma longa plant.<p>While you may be familiar with its warm, peppery and bitter flavor …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie On Beyoncé: “Her Type Of Feminism Is Not Mine”

The award-winning Nigerian author, whose speech was sampled for Beyoncé’s 2013 hit “Flawless,” addresses the pop star in a new interview.<p>In her 2013 …

Così fan tutte; Verdi’s Requiem; Jeremy Denk – review

<b>Royal Opera House; Barbican; Wigmore Hall, London</b><br>There is an excess of everything, and a lot more besides, in Jan Philipp Gloger’s new staging of Così fan tutte<p>What do women want? Less than you might think. When it comes to the Royal Opera’s new <b>Così fan tutte</b>, a work that addresses the question …

Chopin: The Piano Concertos CD review – superb flexibility and freedom

Elizabeth Sombart has been a noted Chopin exponent for many years, but it is only now that she has felt ready to record the two piano concertos. Her approach has always been to try to understand and recreate the ambience of the composer’s time – to find the right conditions to reach into his world. …

A Voice from Heaven CD review – lushly romantic British choral works

Recorded in the Lutyens church of St Jude’s, Hampstead, this album of unaccompanied British choral works shows the 28-strong Choir of the King Consort, especially known for baroque performance, in a rich, lushly romantic light. Texts in more than one version (as with “Bring us, O Lord God” and …

7 Ayurvedic Secrets for Weight Loss

7 ayurvedic secrets for weight lossWe live in a diet-obsessed culture. It seems like every week a new diet makes headlines, claiming to be the best …

Medieval Meets Modern in Catalonia

Medieval meets modern in Alemanys 5, a project in Girona’s historical quarter by architect Anna Noguera. Noguera and her husband originally purchased …

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1912 School Exam

1912 Eighth Grade Examination for Bullitt County Schools<p>This copy of the Eighth Grade Exam for Bullitt County Schools in 1912 was donated to the …

Space Oddities: 8 of the Strangest Exoplanets

Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar system, there are more than 900 confirmed exoplanets and thousands of additional candidates. Some of the worlds out there are just plain out-there.<p>Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar …

A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …

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Hubble Finds Birth Certificate of Oldest Known Star

A team of astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken an important step closer to finding the birth certificate of a star that’s been …

Why I changed my mind on weed

Over the last year, I have been working on a new documentary called "Weed." The title "Weed" may sound cavalier, but the content is not.<p>I traveled around the world to interview medical leaders, experts, growers and patients. I spoke candidly to them, asking tough questions. What I found was …

Conservative ideology no longer privately insured

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>Two insurance industry reports expose the right’s broken logic on gun control and environmentalism<p>David Sirota<p>August 9, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Stripped down to its fundamentals, the insurance business is the business of assessing risk. Regardless of what is being insured, a …

Unique Rorschach Tests with Various Foods

Madrid-based photographer Esther Lobo, aka FahLoSue, has embarked on a personal project known simply as <i>Rorschach</i> that uses various food items to create works of art inspired by Rorschach inkblot tests. Each frame is a unique creation by the artist herself experimenting with splatters of condiments, …

Everything you know about drugs is wrong

<b>A DEA agent carries a bundle of marijuana. (AP/Elaine Thompson)</b><p>Author Carl Hart says we focus too much on drugs’ dangers – and not enough on how racism affects drug policy<p>Tessie Swope Castillo<p>August 10, 2013 6:30pm (UTC)<p>It’s not every day you read a book that blows the lid off of everything you’ve …

Android phones are everywhere, and are easier to hack than ever

Security researchers have long maintained that malware is a problem on Android, the Google operating system that's on 80 per cent of the world's smartphones. In extreme cases, hackers with malicious intent can do more than send premium text messages – they can turn a phone into a spying tool too. …

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Obama task force revives SOPA provision outlawing online streaming

Sharing a song on YouTube could soon become a felony: the United State Department of Commerce is asking Congress to increase the penalties for …

Grinding 20-Ton Mirrors For The Giant Magellan Telescope

One of the largest telescopes ever made will reveal previously unobservable facets of our universe's past.<p>The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will be one of the largest telescopes ever made, and will allow scientists to observe distant realms in unprecedented detail. It will display the far reaches …

Complex Graffiti Machine Produces Vibrant Rainbows

In 2010, Swedish street artist Akay created <i>Tool No. 10: Robo-Rainbow</i> in an ongoing series of <i>Instruments of Mass Destruction</i>, which he further describes as “complicated technical solutions to aid in simple acts of vandalism.” Obviously, the words ‘mass destruction' are used lightly here, considering …

80 Percent Want Minimum Wage Raised To $10.10 Per Hour: Poll

The vast majority of Americans support increasing the national minimum wage, according to a recent poll commissioned by the National Employment Law Project Action Fund, a non-profit group that supports increasing the minimum wage.<p>The poll, which was conducted by the public opinion research firm …

Obama cancels meeting with Putin over Snowden asylum tensions

Relations between the United States and Russia deteriorated further on Wednesday when Barack Obama abandoned a presidential summit with Vladimir Putin that was due to be held next month, amid fury in Washington over Moscow's decision to grant asylum to the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>The White …

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …