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Sartre on Sin: Between Being and Nothingness

2018.06.35 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kate Kirkpatrick, Sartre on Sin: Between Being and Nothingness, Oxford University …

Philosophy

The Onion’s Brutal Israel Commentary Goes Beyond Satire

The country's leading humor publication has taken a stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict in a way that most "real" newspapers haven't.<p>On Monday, as the United States celebrated moving its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thousands of Palestinian protesters were shot by the Israel …

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Physics

A broken idea of sex is flourishing. Blame capitalism | Rebecca Solnit

In this world, women are marketed as toys and trophies. Are we surprised when some men take things literally?<p>Since the Toronto bloodbath, a lot of pundits have belatedly awoken to the existence of the “incel” (short for involuntary celibate) online subculture and much has been said about it. Too …

Feminism

ServiceScape Short Story Award 2018

Deadline: November 29, 2018 – CST ServiceScape Short Story Award 2018. This is a free-to-enter writing contest. For this writing award, any genre or …

Apple is just as ‘disappointed’ with iPhone X sales as everyone else

Joining a slew of reports from a wide variety of sources who claimed that iPhone X sales are in serious trouble, a new story says that Apple will …

What is it with BMW drivers?

In a comment on my post about roundabouts, commenter sonofrojblake talked about the conditions under which problems can arise and how some drivers …

Psychology

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

India’s abuse of women is the biggest human rights violation on Earth | Deepa Narayan

Over 50% of Indian men and women still believe that sometimes women deserve a beating<p>India is at war with its girls and women. The planned rape of eight-year-old Asifa in a temple by several men, including a policeman who later washed the clothes she was wearing to destroy evidence, was …

Human Rights

34 Writing Contests in May 2018 — No entry fees

There are nearly three dozen free writing contests in May, some with substantial prizes.As always, these contests cover every genre, form and style, …

Whatever happened to the Christian intellectual? Progressive faith in a secular age

<b>Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; W.H. Auden; Dorothy Day (AP/Getty/Salon)</b><p>Progressive Christian thought dominated much of 20th-century public life — and we need it more than ever today<p>Jay Parini<p>April 1, 2018 12:00pm (UTC)<p>In a poem called “Men Made Out of Words,” Wallace Stevens says it all: “Life …

A platform that allows you to write short stories for money, like an Airbnb for writers.

Everyday, for each and every one of us, there are new events that could be another narrative. We tell them in different ways that serve a purpose, …

Writing

59 Brilliant Romantic Comedies That Are Seriously Underrated

Save this list for a rainy day.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Some millennials aren’t saving for retirement because they don’t think capitalism will exist by then

<b>(Getty/AntGor)</b><p>Given poor economic prospects, many millennials can’t save anyway — but their hope for the future is social change<p>Keith A. Spencer<p>March 18, 2018 2:00pm (UTC)<p>CNN reported last week that 66 percent of millennials aged 21 to 32 have nothing saved for retirement. And while their writer …

The 32 best things we ever bought on Amazon for under $25

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Amazon, land of 1 million things you need and 5 million options for each of them, has quickly become the one-stop shop for an insane …

Shopping

What Does the Bible Teach About Transgender People?

If the Bible is our guide, then God’s design for gender is a gigantic rainbow of variation, not a black-and-white conformity with sex.<p>On February 18, …

Did Archaeologists Just Prove the Existence of Prophet Isaiah?

A stunning article published Thursday announced that archaeologists have stumbled upon the first physical evidence of the existence of the prophet …

The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Getting an MFA is admirable and useful, but it's also incredibly time-consuming and costly. There are other ways to get a similar education to start …

Roma and African Americans share a common struggle | Margareta Matache and Cornel West

Despite the abolition of Roma and African American slavery, criminalization and demonization continues<p>On 20 February, we mark the abolition of Roma slavery on the territories of today’s Romania. Much has changed across continents but the enslavement of people in both Romania and the US has …

Oxfam sexual abuse scandal is built on the aid industry’s white saviour mentality | Afua Hirsch

I’ve seen for myself how agencies operate, and the toxic and exploitative relationships that can so easily develop<p>A century ago doctors began to take notice of a disturbing condition affecting white men in “the tropics”. These men, hard at work with empire-building and civilising natives, were …

How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

Creative Writing

The Jesus we’ve inherited from centuries of Christian art is a lie

Over the past few decades, the question of what Jesus looked like has cropped up again and again. Much has been made of a digital reconstruction of a Judaean man created for a BBC documentary, <i>Son of God</i>, in 2001. This was based on an ancient skull and, using the latest technology (as it was), shows …

Theology

9 Zero Waste experts to follow on Instagram

<b>Stay on track with your zero waste efforts by joining an inspiring community doing the same thing.</b><p>Instagram is a great platform for educating people …

What the dip in US life expectancy is really about: inequality

While poor Americans are dying earlier, the rich are enjoying unprecedented longevity.<p>Living in the US increasingly looks like a health risk. Average life expectancy here dropped for the second year in a row, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The grim …

The Psychology of Inequality

Researchers find that much of the damage done by being poor comes from feeling poor.<p>In 2016, the highest-paid employee of the State of California was Jim Mora, the head coach of U.C.L.A.’s football team. (He has since been fired.) That year, Mora pulled in $3.58 million. Coming in second, with a …

Amazing moment hero whale saves snorkeler from shark by hiding her under giant fin while pushing her to safety

This is the heart-stopping moment a giant 50,000-pound humpback whale protected an unsuspecting snorkeler from a SHARK by pushing her through the …

25 of the highest-rated novels you can read in 5 hours or less

Books have been proven to make us more empathetic, equip us to deal with uncertainty and anxiety, and help to prevent cognitive decline through middle age into our advanced years.<p>With so many advantages — not to mention the fact that they give our eyes a much-needed rest from back-lit, digital …

As #MeToo takes off, don’t let the right define misogyny | Zoe Williams

After Weinstein, calling out sexism has gone mainstream. But as the Clive Lewis affair shows, this throws up new ethical dilemmas for feminists on the left<p>The unmasking of Harvey Weinstein was like the breaching of a dam, against which decades of abuse, outrage, injustice, rumour, shameful …

Rise and fall of Isis: its dream of a caliphate is over, so what now?

Islamic State’s last stronghold, Raqqa, has fallen. But the world’s attention must now focus on what it or other Islamist groups will plot next<p>For a group with such spectacular ambitions, Islamic State’s last stand took place in surroundings of almost shocking banality: a hospital and sports …