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Memory Master Reveals 5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp

An entrepreneur who can memorize the order of a deck of cards in under a minute shares tips to sharpen your memory.<p>Ed Cooke, CEO and co-founder of Memrise, has an unusual background for an entrepreneur. Forget business school or years as a consultant, Cooke spent most of his 20s competing in memory …

The Brain

How to make yourself forget things and delete your memories, according to science

Think of your favourite memory and a rush of things probably come through your mind: where it happened, how old you were, who you were with. And …

Improve Your Memory With This Simple Trick

We all have our little tricks for staying healthy and sharp: taking the stairs instead of the elevator, using adult coloring books to relieve stress or drinking loose-leaf brews to cure a cold. Small changes can make a big impact on our overall health — and that extends to our brain health. In a …

University of Waterloo
Books

23 Awesome Mugs Only Book Nerds Will Appreciate

"Caution: Hot. And literate."

Shopping

These Books Can Teach You to Be the Best at Anything

After my post <i>What does it take to become an expert at anything?</i> a number of people have written, curious about where to learn more on the subject.<p>A …

Ludwig van Beethoven

21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read

The one struggle of being a woman who reads is that you want to read <i>everything</i>.<p>It's easy to get overwhelmed by bestseller lists, because there just isn't enough time in the day to read every hot new book. Between near-constant recommendations of amazing memoirs, new sequels and a terrifyingly long …

Books

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Having Something to Say and Saying It

My friend, Eric Bryan, recently pointed out that I re-post a lot of articles about writing on social media, articles with tips from how to structure your writing time to overcoming self-doubt to plotting your novel, but rarely do these essays touch on perhaps the most important aspect of the …

Writing

Science Has Made a Fascinating Discovery About Fiction Readers

LIT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_336x280<p>For most, the love of books starts in childhood. For others, this love blooms later, eventually revealing the vibrant …

Hitler's reaction to Taher Shah's EYE to EYE music video

Assam beyond Kaziranga

From a quiet monastery to a riotously colourful food market, the state boasts plenty of fascinating secrets<p>Standing ankle-deep in sand on a steep …

Mysterious Places in India

More Travel Inspiration For India<p>Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur: Get a Taste of Royal Luxury<p>Nishtha Bhatnagar | Dec 27, 2017<p>Check into ITC Grand Bharat for …

"You don't need to be rich to travel the World" : Insights from a World Traveler

This week <b>Tripoto</b> sits down with travel blogger and vagabond at large, Jonny Scott Blair for a chat about life as a traveler and blogger and where …

Uruma Takezawa photographs the world in his exhibit, Land, at Foto-Care Gallery.

Uruma Takezawa was in his 10th year as a professional marine photographer when he started to yearn for a change of scenery. In 2010, he decided to …

Photography

There’s no good reason to work five days a week—let’s work four

“Seven days,” wrote Witold Rybczynski in the August 1991 issue of The Atlantic, “is not natural because no natural phenomenon occurs every seven days.” The year marks one revolution of the Earth around the sun. Months, supposedly, mark the time between full moons. The seven-day week, however, is …

Great Depression

10 spoken word performances, folded like lyrical origami

Spoken word artist Lemon Andersen begins today’s talk with the poem, “Please Don’t Take My Air Jordans,” written by Reg E. Gaines in 1994.<p>My Air …

Literature

Why I Teach Plato to Plumbers

Liberal arts and the humanities aren't just for the elite.<p>Once, when I told a guy on a plane that I taught philosophy at a community college, he responded, “So you teach Plato to plumbers?” Yes, indeed. But I also teach Plato to nurses’ aides, soldiers, ex-cons, preschool music teachers, janitors, …

Ted Kooser

• Menu<br>• Print<br>• Share<p>b. 1939<p>Born in Iowa and a lifelong midwesterner currently residing in Nebraska, Ted Kooser portrays a rural lifestyle with concision …

How flexible is gender? What about sexual orientation?

Portraits of Famous Artists and Their Cats

What do Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Frida Kahlo have in common? All three are counted among the most famous artists in history, and all three …

Every Frame a Photo: Black and White Moments on New York City Streets

What would a black and white street photographer capture if given a cinema camera instead of a still camera? Perhaps something like this.<p>“Moments” is …

The Earliest Known Photos of People Smiling

The following is a collection of some of the earliest known images of people smiling, starting with a pair of soldiers in the Mexican American War in …

Rare, Poignant Photos of Frida Kahlo During the Last Years of Her Life

German-born French photographer Gisle Freund (1908-2000) offers a rare look at Frida Kahlo in intimate snapshots taken of the celebrated artist during some of the last years of her life. Freund, who fled Nazi Germany in 1933 and later became known as one of the greatest portraits photographers in …

Art

Petition against Mulan whitewashing gathers 20,000 signatures

Pre-emptive call for Disney to cast ethnically appropriate actors in forthcoming live-action remake follows similar petition protesting Scarlett Johansson’s casting in Ghost in the Shell<p>A pre-emptive petition calling for studio Disney to avoid “whitewashing” the role of Mulan in its upcoming …

Scarlett Johansson

"Oh boy, I don't think that was just a fart." . This awesome capture is by @thefugee. Don't forget to tag your funny shots to #ink361_funnyphotosandvideos to get featured.

When 'Mad Men' Ends, Does TV's Best 'Stealth Feminism' Die, Too?

For seven seasons, Matthew Weiner has devoted himself to creating fascinating, complicated female characters.<p><b>This article appears in the March 2015 issue of ELLE magazine.</b><p>To write about the women of <i>Mad Men</i> in a way that sidesteps the usual fawning, rhapsodic, pin-up calendar approach is to confront …

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