Samantha Hohl

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Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around the country in an effort to thwart the scary, intrusive thoughts and the repetitive behaviors …

A Visual Alphabet-Dictionary of Unusual Words

As a lover of language and words, especially obscure and endangered words, I was instantly besotted with Project Twins’ visual interpretations of unusual words, originally exhibited at the MadArt Gallery Dublin during DesignWeek 2011.<p>Some of the designs are available as prints in the Project Twins …

What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet

Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. But Michael Harris, riffing on the …

Behavior

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About ‘BoJack Horseman,’ Netflix’s First Crack At Animated Comedy

On Friday, Netflix continues its expansion into every corner of the entertainment and television universe with the original animated series <i>BoJack Horseman</i>. While it sounds like a terrible WWE gimmick created for a guy who looks like he could play Arn Anderson’s son, <i>BoJack</i> is actually an …

The Wonderful, Weird Economy of Burning Man

Burners spend thousands preparing for the money-free event. But just as the desert community cannot fully escape capitalism, neither can capitalism remain untouched by the "gift economy."<p>The busiest time of year for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is not Thanksgiving, or Christmas, or any of …

Pictures of the Week 8.21.14

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.<p><i>Photographs by F. Scott Schafer</i><p>Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell,” Bill Nye said. He was prepping for a Super Bowl party and making pizza dough from a recipe given …

Bill Nye

diy tattoo alternatives

get inked up...sort of.<p>Ever since Bang Bang, the New York-based tattoo artist that serves the likes of Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn, handed the needle over to Miley Cyrus and a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been seriously contemplating taking my long-time tattoo dreams into my own hands, …

Cara Delevingne