Adrian Velasco

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Tokyo's House in Ouji blurs the line between home and narrow city streets

The narrow dead-end streets that stop and start through the city blocks of Tokyo are a distinctive, if not entirely useful, part of the city …

Japan

America's Young Doctors Are Embracing Universal Healthcare

Unlike their older counterparts, today's physicians are looking to single-payer solutions.<p>Doctors are a pretty strong lobby here in the US, and the way they feel about our healthcare system influences legislation that impacts all of us, be it insurance reimbursements or ER visits. For many …

Health Care

Three reasons you shouldn’t retire. Ever.

The “in thing” now for retirement is to do it early.<p>There are communities, blogs and early-retirement crusaders whose mission is to sing the praises of a work-free lifestyle.<p>Actually, to tell the truth, many early-retirement enthusiasts are earning quite a bit of money through blogs and podcasts …

Retirement

A High School Senior Casually Reverse-Engineered eBay in a Hackathon

"She's remarkable. She's going to change the world, no doubt."<p>When Megan Cui, a rising senior at William Mason High School in Mason, Ohio entered her …

High School

The 10 Cheapest International Trips You Can Take Right Now

It’s suddenly August, and you’re nowhere near using up your vacation days. For many people, it’s because taking a real vacation just sounds too …

Flying

How Video Can Create a Just Society

“We live, at the moment, in a country where basic rights are really being violated,” Yvette Alberdingk Thijm told <i>The Atlantic</i> at the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival. Thijm is the Executive Director of WITNESS, a global team of activists that empowers citizens to use video and technology to protect and …

Human Rights

Denialism: what drives people to reject the truth

We are all in denial, some of the time at least. Part of being human, and living in a society with other humans, is finding clever ways to express – and conceal – our feelings. From the most sophisticated diplomatic language to the baldest lie, humans find ways to deceive. Deceptions are not …

Climate

Doctors Reckon With High Rate Of Suicide In Their Ranks

Alarms go off so frequently in emergency rooms, doctors barely notice. And then a colleague is wheeled in on a gurney, clinging to life, and that …

Mental Health

Photograph or Painting? These Landscapes Are Both

As a student at the School of Fine Arts in Caen, France, Guillaume Hebert studied painting. He later transitioned into photography, but rather than …

Art

US Catholics urged to withhold donations amid 'grave moral failures'

The president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops said Wednesday that sex abuse allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick dating back decades raise serious questions about how the claims could stay secret for so long as the retired archbishop from Washington DC rose in prestige …

Christianity

How History Classes Helped Create a 'Post-Truth' America

The author of Lies My Teacher Told Me discusses how schools’ flawed approach to teaching the country’s past affects its civic health.<p>In 1995, the University of Vermont sociologist and historian James W. Loewen published a book that sought to debunk the myriad myths children were often taught about …

High School

Aristotle said there are three types of friendship, but only one we should strive for

At age 17, Aristotle enrolled in the Platonic Academy. He would stay there for 20 years.<p>Founded by the father of Western philosophy, the Greek philosopher Plato, Aristotle was the most promising student around. He asked many questions and answered even more.<p>The exact time of his departure from the …

Relationships

21 Travel Quotes to inspire and motivate

#1. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”<br>- Robert Louis Stevenson<p>#2. …

How The Brain Helps You Sing Or Say What You Mean

Read these sentences aloud:<p><i>I</i> never said she stole my money.<p>I <i>never</i> said she stole my money.<p>I never <i>said</i> she stole my money.<p>Emphasizing any one of the words over the others makes the string of words mean something completely different. "Pitch change" — the vocal quality we use to emphasize words — is …

Neuroscience

How To Find Out If 'Women's Empowerment' Programs Really Empower Women

So many aid programs in low-income countries have set "empowering women" as their goal. They don't just want to boost women's incomes and health and education level, but to give them the ability to make their own decisions over those aspects of their lives.<p>But how do you actually gauge how much …

Gender

A Dating Coach Reveals What To Do When Your Crush Starts Dating Someone Else

It can be absolutely devastating to be super into someonewhen they start to date another person. You can have moments of self-doubt, insecurity, …

Relationships

How Freelancing Can Solve Your Money Problems

Freelancing is an excellent way to bring in side income so you can meet your financial goals.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>Whenever someone signs up for my email list, they are asked to complete a survey. As a personal finance blogger, my questions are personal finance related.<p>One of the …

Personal Finance

The American Revolution history you didn’t learn in high school

If you think the American Revolution was an isolated conflict between Great Britain and the American colonies, you know only part of the story.<p>A new …

Remembrance Day

5 Jane Austen Leading Men Who Are Actually Seriously Toxic

"Miss Sophie Pettiworth took a turn around the courtyard as Lord Gareth Bumbleton stared hungrily at her from afar, but didn't care to greet her." …

Literature

7 Graphic Novels Written By Women If You Want To Get Into Them But Don't Know Where To Start

This week, a graphic novel made the Man Booker longlist for the first time — <i>Sabrina</i>, by Nick Drnaso, a brilliantly disconcerting depiction of trauma …

Graphic Novels

Why It’s Notoriously Hard to Make Real Friends When You Move to Seattle

Before you arrive in Seattle, relocation check in hand and Amazon job starting next Monday, you’ll already know the civic signifiers mentioned in …

Pop Punk

‘Am I Going To Die, Mum?’ How I Told My 9-Year-Old Son His Tumour Would Never Go Away

'I didn’t want to say the word cancer to Jack.'<p>When Vicky Weaver told her nine-year-old son Jack he had a tumour in his spine, he asked her if that …

Cancer

On the Red Couch with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

<i>Happier people are healthier people, says United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. The leading spokesperson on public health believes that, in combination with diet, exercise and preventative care, emotional well-being forms a critical fourth pillar of good health.</i><p><i>Research backs him up. Murthy,</i> …

'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Is Still One of the Greatest Shows of All Time

A decade after it went off the air, it remains a groundbreaking work that's always being discovered by new fans.<p>It has been ten years since the season finale of one of the best animated children’s television shows, <i>Avatar: The Last Airbender</i>. Ten years since 5.6 million people watched Aang defeat …

Anime

Algebra at five, calculus in third grade: One of Australia's youngest undergrads finishes maths degree

A Wollongong man who was one of Australia's youngest university undergraduates has finished an honours degree in mathematics at the age of 19, and …

Education

The Dark Knight Changed Hollywood Movies Forever

Released 10 years ago, Christopher Nolan’s seminal comic-book adaptation legitimized the superhero film—for better and for worse.<p>In 2008, the superhero movie was foundering at the box office. Just a few years after the success of films such as <i>X-Men</i> and <i>Spider-Man</i> had convinced Hollywood that a …

Comic Books

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

"I Was a Starter Wife": Inside America's Messiest Divorce

In the middle of her headline-grabbing divorce settlement from Elon Musk, Justine Musk reveals the truth about her marriage to the multimillionaire cofounder of PayPal, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX.<p>In the late spring of 2008, my wealthy entrepreneurial husband, Elon Musk, the father of my five young …

Black Tie

According to the teenage experts, 'Eighth Grade' gets it right

There were valet attendants where the school buses should have been. Instead of an attendance roster, hip comedy types — Nick Kroll, Alia Shawkat, Gillian Jacobs — had their names checked off a VIP list. Hollywood had taken over Joseph Le Conte Middle School for the premiere of the new movie …

Middle School

The real reason the sound of your own voice makes you cringe

Most of us have shuddered on hearing the sound of our own voice. In fact, not liking the sound of your own voice is so common that there’s a term for it: voice confrontation.<p>But why is voice confrontation so frequent, while barely a thought is given to the voices of others?<p>A common explanation …

Psychology