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A New Method For Having Lucid Dreams Has Been Discovered by Scientists

Would you try it?<p>They're incredible. Amazing. Magical. But perhaps the most fantastic thing about lucid dreams – in which the dreamer becomes aware …

Consciousness

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Psychology

The biggest lie we still teach in American history classes

“The idea that we’re always getting better keeps us from seeing those times when we’re getting worse.”<p>One of my favorite writers, Gore Vidal, once described his country asthe United States of Amnesia. “We learn nothing because we remember nothing,” he wrote.<p>Vidal’s point is simple enough: America’s …

Black History

Why You Forget Names Immediately—And How to Remember Them

Of all the social gaffes, none is perhaps more common than meeting a new person, exchanging names and promptly forgetting theirs — forcing you to …

Self-help

The Facts are True, the News is Fake

(Chapter from <i>Skin in the Game</i>)<p>How to Disagree with Yourself<p>In the summer of 2009, I partook of a an hour long discussion with David Cameron, who was …

This Best-selling Home Security Camera With Over 13K Rave Reviews Is on Sale for Amazon Prime Day

If you thought Prime Day was over, think again. Amazon’s biggest sale event of the year doesn’t end until Wednesday morning at 2:59 a.m. ET, so you …

Travel Gear

The Best Amazon Prime Day 2018 Grooming Products On-Sale Right This Second

It's Prime Day, my dudes. That means using you'll be using parents Amazon Prime account to make online purchases—and then letting them handle all the confirmation emails. (Unflinching love in the face of a "no-reply" order update barrage is what being a good parent means in 2018.) And, in addition …

Foreign Belly Dancers? Egyptians Shake Their Heads (and Hips)

CAIRO — When undercover police officers in Egypt swooped on an upscale nightclub on the Nile last spring and arrested a Russian belly dancer, the focus of their investigation was her costume — and what, if anything, lay beneath it.<p>Was the dancer known as Johara, whose sizzling video had become an …

Belly Dancing

Best Travel Quotes: 50 Inspirational Travel Quotes to Stir Your Wanderlust

I love inspirational quotes. Not surprisingly, one of more memorable gifts I’ve ever received is a daily calendar from my college roommate, each page …

Without a Doubt, the 9 Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Will Change Your Life

If you're a regular MyDomaine reader, you've no doubt noticed I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. In the past few months, I've scrolled …

An Honest Look At Christopher Nolan Movies

You're probably thinking to yourself that Christopher Nolan is a masterful filmmaking god and Screen Junkies is here to tell you, you're exactly …

How to Trick Your Mind Into Enjoying Long Flights, According to a Travel Psychologist

Long-haul flights may only seem tolerable for travelers flying in luxurious lie-flat seats. But even in economy, I’ve discovered a number of ways to …

The Best Natural Deodorants Are Kind to Your Skin and Your Clothes. Plus, They Actually Work.

You don't need a bunch of harsh chemicals to smell good.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>I am well aware of the stereotypes about smelly dudes who blather on about natural deodorants and how your …

5 Golden Rules for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Give your kids the skills they'll need to tackle life's toughest challenges head-on.<p>When my first book, <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, hit the shelves, readers kept asking me the same question over and over again: "How do I teach my kids how to be mentally strong?"<p>I was thrilled to learn …

True Crime Docu-series 'The Staircase' Coming to Netflix With 3 New Episodes

"The Staircase," the granddaddy of true crime docu-series, is ready for its third act on Netflix.<p>The 2004 series made by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade followed the twists and turns of the trial of novelist Michael Peterson, accused of murdering his wife, Kathleen Peterson after she was found dead at the …

Craft Beef

Microbrews, artisanal coffees, locally-grown produce — we pay a lot of attention to what we ingest, except when it comes to the meat on our plate.</i> …

The first-ever VR Google doodle is a charming tribute to Georges Méliès

Over the years, Google’s doodles–those frequent charming musings at the top of its home page–have evolved from static to dynamic, and have included games, animations, and more. Now, add virtual reality to the mix.<p>Today, Google launched its first-ever VR doodle, a terrific celebration of French …

The Unflinching Humanity of Ai Weiwei's Human Flow

The artist's brutal look at the global refugee crisis reveals a radical form of empathy.<p><b>There’s a moment an hour or so into the refugee crisis documentary Human Flow by Ai Weiwei that forced me to look away when I first saw it.</b> It began with the artist sitting opposite a man and two women in a van. …

The Best Anti-Aging Products to Benjamin Button Your Face

The time spent on your skincare regimen can take years off your face—if you use the right products. We rounded up our favorite anti-agers for GQ’s Best Stuff—here are five products you should use every day.<p>If you're planning on maturing gracefully into craggy silver fox-dom, you've got to use the …

The Best Night Cream for Men Will Fix Your Face While You Sleep

GQ’s Best Stuff tested tons of night creams, serums, and even hair masks to find the best products for a supercharged, well-groomed sleep.<p>If it sounds like we're invading the last sacred space—sleep—and forcing you to think about your appearance even then, well, we are. That's because if you …

This Serum Was Developed By MIT Scientists — & It's Only $28

If $28 — including the cost of shipping — seems like a suspiciously low price to pay for a serum that comes out of the finest luxury laboratories in …

Skin Care

Which of These New TV Dramas Should You Binge?

It’s the winter doldrums and you’re wondering what everyone is wondering: What show should I watch next? How about an hour-long drama to match the moodiness of the season? Here are three new ones airing on cable and streaming services over the next few days—thoughtful, political, humane shows that …

Is India really open for business?

Last month, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi was warning countries against closing off their economies.<p>"The forces of protectionism are raising their heads against globalization," he said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, criticizing new trade barriers cropping up around the world.<p>Since …

A First Look At The Spheres, Amazon’s Wild New Corporate Biodome

Stuffed with foliage rather than gadgetry, the company’s newest office space is unlike anything that it–or anyone else–has ever built.<p>When I toured the Amazon Spheres with one of the building’s lead architects, its head horticulturist, and Amazon’s real-estate chief, they didn’t conceal their …

Call 'Em the Dirty Dozen: The 12 Most Popular Stars in Adult Entertainment

Fame in the adult entertainment industry is a fickle thing. Many performers leave the industry before anyone knows their name. Some experience a …

Social Media

You have been pronouncing these luxury brands all wrong - Here is a guide to doing it right -

Every fashionista is certainly not a linguist by heart! While style come easy to most of us, we often struggle with the pronunciations of top-notch …

Kenyan Multi-Millionaire Narendra Raval Pledges Half His Fortune To Charity

Kenyan multi-millionaire businessman Narendra Raval, popularly referred to as ‘Guru’, has pledged to donate at least half of his fortune to charity.<p>In a conversation with this reporter in Nairobi on Wednesday in his offices in Ruiru, Nairobi, Raval, 55, promised to donate half of his net worth to …

DNA-Based Diet Advice Is Big Business With Little Scientific Support

Tech companies are selling expensive diets based on genetic and microbiome sequencing. But scientists say there are no shortcuts to healthy weight loss.<p>If you believe nutrition scientists, healthy eating is a simple — if difficult — pursuit: Eat lots of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, seafood, and …

Women Are Fueling The Growth Of Collective Philanthropy Giving Circles

Most of the newly popular charitable organizations, where many people pool small amounts of money in order to make a larger impact, are majority female.<p>If you don’t have a lot of money to donate to a cause, you could give a little bit whenever you can afford it, or you might consider pooling that …

Mosaic

A collaboration between Steven Soderbergh and HBO, Mosaic employs branching narratives to provide a new twist on TV-watching. In the first episode, …

Steven Soderbergh