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Nothing Is Quite What It Seems In Surreal, Unsettling 'Twenty Days'

I read it like a memoir. Like autobiography. Which, ideally, is the way it's supposed to be read, I suppose, but is also a dangerous way to let it into your head. The way it will mess with you most fully and inhabit your dreams. <i>The Twenty Days Of Turin</i> is a novel. There's no truth to it at all. But …

How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal.<p>New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, …

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How To Look Better In Your T-shirt

<b></b>How To Look Better In Your T-shirtWhile attacking the large muscle groups in your upper body—your back, chest, shoulders—is obviously important, the …

4 things that happen to your brain and body when you exercise

We all know it's important to exercise.<p>The CDC recommends adults get two and a half hours of moderately intense activity — like briskly walking or …

Exercise

Oberlin activist students want conversations instead of exams, no below-'C' grades

Also, the college should pay them when they protest stuff<p>Life is hard for Oberlin College's activist undergraduates. Protesting against the injustices of society takes so much work and energy that they have little time for less important chores — like studying and taking tests.<p>And the elite Ohio …

What your walk really says about you

We often think we can read someone’s personality from their gait – but while many of those assumptions are wrong, your walk may nevertheless reveal the one thing you are trying to hide.<p>If you saw a man walk into a bar with a John Wayne swagger, you might assume that he’s a confident, tough kind of …

9 small steps toward becoming a minimalist

Embracing a minimalist lifestyle can mean a healthier body, mind, and home— and getting rid of what you don't need can be pretty cathartic.<p>If you're a bit of a hoarder or maybe just really attached to some of your stuff (understandable), then minimalism may seem a little intimidating at first.<p>But I …

Minimalism

Videogames So Tough They Teach You to Win in Real Life

Punishingly difficult ‘masocore’ games, such as ‘Dark Souls III,’ can instill such practical virtues as patience, persistence and the value of work<p>Videogames, as everyone knows, are for losers—literally. In defiance of our participation-trophy culture, videogames demand that their players fail, …

Dark Souls

There's No Economic Justification for Massive U.S. Military Presence Around the Globe

America's major alliances date back six to seven decades. Washington has been protecting Europe, Japan and South Korea for longer than most Americans have been alive.<p>The original justification for this expensive global role was the Evil Empire, as President Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union. …

What Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and 21 other highly successful people were doing right out of college

But while some tech geniuses and business tycoons took this route to success, finding the optimal career path right away is easier said than done for many, and others found career bliss many years down the road.<p>To show that no two paths to success are alike, here's what 23 highly successful people …

General Motors

Why Hamilton Matters

<b>A young man</b> stands in the dark, waiting to take his shot. It is May 5, 2009, and Lin-Manuel Miranda is listening at the back of the East Room for his cue. The administration of the newly elected president, Barack Obama, has invited him to the White House to perform a song from <i>In the Heights</i>, his …

Barack Obama

January 2016

How to tell if other people think you’re attractive, according to science

One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centred beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a …

Psychology

Best science fiction books to read

By Washington Post Staff<p>Fans of science fiction find themselves in the genre for a number of reasons. It could be a love of all the accoutrements that mark the genre: new species, alien warfare, spaceships and gripping anti-heroes. But, it also serves as a crystal ball — showing humanity through …

10 Grooming Tips to Help You Start Spring Off Right

New season. New rules.<p>Spring is frickin’ awesome, isn’t it? Especially after the frigid weather we’ve only just escaped from, there’s no beating the feeling of warm April sun on your mug, coupled with the knowledge that it’s only bound to get better from here on out. But before you go ahead and …

LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

By Daniel Miller<p>In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of …

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

Coyote Bros: How Hard-Partying College Kids Became Immigrant Smugglers

Stephen Sluyter was lounging on his leather couch, taking bong hits and watching the Cartoon Network, when his phone rang. “Bro, you hungry?” his …

Reading Books Has Become a Competitive Edge

Twenty-eight percent of American adults say they have not read a book in the past year - book as in words... be it digital, print, whatever. And while I don't know the matching statistics globally - help me if you can by checking your country's stats - I imagine most of us are facing the same sad …

10 Signs You and Your Partner Are a Great Match

No couple is perfect, but you two are pretty close.<p>You’re pretty sure you’ve finally found that right person for you. You know, the one who listens intently while you vent about your grueling day at work and is there to hold you tightly on the couch with your Netflix queue already lined up. But how …

Text Messaging

Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Diane Kruger... Les héroïnes de Quentin Tarantino

CULTURE À VOIR<p>Mia Wallace, Jackie Brown, La Mariée, les filles de "Boulevard de la Mort"... Des personnages féminins sanguinaires, combatifs, sexy ou …

How The Language You Speak Changes Your View Of The World

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …

Language Learning

A World War Has Begun - Break The Silence

I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Whenever I tell people where I have …

Yes, he tried: what will Barack Obama's legacy be?

Obama was elected on a tidal wave of optimism, promising to heal America’s wounds. Did he deliver? Gary Younge looks back on an electrifying victory night in 2008 – and what came next<p>When Ohio fell on election night 2008, the President’s Lounge, a bar on the overwhelmingly black south side of …

The Science of Getting Swole

Rachael SchultzScience of 'Swole'Learn exactly how strength training makes your muscles bigger.Despite the stereotype of a meathead, it actually …

30 Easy Mindfulness Practices to Help You Focus & Be Present

<b>“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” ~</b><b>Thích Nhất Hạnh, Peace is Every Step: The Path of</b> …

Mindfulness

America's unlearned lesson: the forgotten truth about why we invaded Iraq - Vox

Perhaps the tensest moment in Saturday's Republican presidential debate came when Donald Trump finally said something so outrageous that the other candidates onstage and even the debate audience closed ranks against him.<p>Here is what Trump did: He accused George W. Bush of launching the Iraq War …

Rise of human civilization tied to belief in punitive gods

Beliefs in all-knowing gods that punish wrongdoers helped enable the rise of modern civilizations, a new cross-cultural study suggests.<p>Cooperation …

Guy Falls Asleep At Work, The Internet Takes Him To Task With Photoshop

Thank you for this gift, Internet.<p>This is anything but a snooze.<p>On his first day working an internship for a tech startup, a Reddit user who posts as TheOrangeDuke, passed out sitting upright at his desk.<p>“One of the associates noticed me sleeping,” he told The Huffington Post. “And it just went …