Yash Maheshwari

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Even the Nobel Prize in literature has been rocked by #MeToo, but let's not backslide

It was announced last week that the Nobel Prize in literature will not be awarded this year, because the body that awards the prize, the Swedish Academy, has been roiled by a series of sex scandals. It sounds like something out of a telenovela directed by Harvey Weinstein, including one academy …

David Foster Wallace and the Dangerous Romance of Male Genius

A recent spate of #MeToo stories serves as yet another reminder of the centrifugal forces of talented men.<p>On Monday evening, <i>The</i> <i>New Yorke</i>r published yet more proof that the #MeToo moment continues apace: a report containing the testimony of four women accusing the New York attorney general, Eric …

A Few Reasons Science Is Afraid of Animal Consciousness

Slowly, slowly, animal cognition — or, gasp, consciousness! — is becoming a valid, fruitful scientific pursuit: over the past year, scientists have …

A garment originally made for astronauts is saving the lives of new mothers in developing countries

In 1969, medical researchers at NASA’s Ames Research Center were referred an unusual patient: a local California woman who had given birth to a healthy baby, but who kept hemorrhaging dangerous amounts of blood.<p>While doctors at Stanford University Hospital gave the hemorrhage patient a blood …

Medicine

10 space-saving furniture designs for small homes

City dwellers are adapting to escalating house prices by living in smaller, more flexible spaces, and designers are responding with furniture that …

Furniture

5 Ways That One Minute of Meditation Could Change Your Life

Seriously, meditating for one minute today could change your life. Here's how:<p><b>1. Hear Your Intuition</b><p>You wake up in the morning and you feel grumpy but instead of doing a grumpy day, you decide to try something new. You meditate for one minute and have an intuition that it's a good idea to go the …

5 Powerful Mind Hacks to Read 10X More Books This Year

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

How long would the US military last in a war against the rest of the world?

Not just its traditional rivals, but what if it had to fight off its allies like the UK, France, and South Korea as well?<p>In short, America would stomp them.<p>Especially if it pulled back to the continental US and made its stand there.<p>First, the US has the world's largest Navy, by a lot. With ships …

North Koreans Can Either Work 70 Days Straight or Pay to Take a Day Off

Grappling with an intensification of global sanctions over its nuclear-weapons program, North Korea recently ordered its working population to toil …

12 Powerful Ways To Access Hidden Dimensions and Alternate Realities

Our whole life is a rush. We chase our desires and unfulfilled dreams. We are attracted by money, power, prestige, a wholesome, happy life. Spurred …

1. Before you go to bed at night, tell your brain, “wake me up at __ a.m.”

Unless you got drunk the night before, you’ll likely start waking up right before the alarm clock startles you awake.<p>2. If the subconscious command …

Annoyance Is a Sign of a Good Relationship

Generally speaking, the objective of relationship advice is to minimize friction between romantic partners. We all want our relationships to run …

Relationships

7 Amazing Things You Probably Didn't Know About REM Sleep

A lot happens while you're dreaming.<p>The mysterious phase of deep sleep when our most vivid dreams occur has long fascinated scientists and artists. But it wasn't until the 1950s that sleep period -- also known as rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep -- was actually discovered and documented in a …

How To Be The Person Who Never Misses A Deadline

Missing deadlines is a bad habit that’s easy to fall into, but it hurts your professional reputation. Here’s how to change it.<p>I’ll be the first one to admit that in certain areas of my life, I have fallen into a pattern of lateness. In fact, as I type these very words, this piece is late, and I can …

Time Management

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

A Series Of Unfortunate Tech Predictions - The Smartphone Is Dead

This one is so plainly obvious it can’t even be classed as a prediction anymore. At the time of writing, Ericsson has also released a report which surveyed 100,000 consumers on their own predictions for the top tech trends in years to come. Unsurprisingly, the smartphone will no longer be seen as …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Men and Women Can't Be 'Just Friends'

Is the idea of a pure, platonic relationship between non-related, heterosexual men and women a myth? For the most part, it would seem the answer is …

Relationships

Ancient City Found in India, Irradiated from Atomic Blast

Radiation still so intense, the area is highly dangerous. A heavy layer of radioactive ash in Rajasthan, India, covers a three-square mile area, ten …

How to Create a Luxury Bachelor Pad on a Budget

<i>All photos courtesy of Décor Aid.</i><p>Sometimes, a big life change just calls for a home refresh. Whether it's a positive change -- marriage or baby --- or something a little less joyful like a big breakup, adjusting the design of your space can help you cope with your new reality.<p>Located on a quiet, …

The 10 Questions You Should Know the Answer to Before You Begin a New Relationship

When boy meets girl sparks fly and hormones rage. As a result, they usually throw caution to the wind and run heart first into this exciting and wonderful thing we call a "relationship." The only problem is that they do so without asking the important and revealing questions that may determine if …

Is he my boyfriend? My lover? I just don't know what to call our relationship

I never know how to describe my relationship with Ken. It feels silly to refer to ourselves as boyfriend and girlfriend when our combined age is 143. Should I say that we're lovers? Significant others?<p>It comes as a surprise to me that I'm facing this dilemma. I'd always figured that at this point …

Relationships