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Corpus callosum: Function and disorders

The corpus callosum connects the left side of the brain to the right side, each side being known as a hemisphere. The connection allows information …

The 5 impressive ways David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest predicted the future

The publication of Infinite Jest on Feb 1, 1996 turned David Foster Wallace, 34, into a literary rock star. The reviews were adulatory and even the caveats (“too long” “too playful” “too smart”) were flecked with praise. One review dubbed it the Grunge American Novel and fans queued around the …

The evil behind Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski: Can we overcome our long, painful history of rape and power?

No one can ignore the truth about Bill Cosby now — and it might help us face the moral darkness of our past<p>This week’s extraordinary cover story by reporter Noreen Malone and photographer Amanda Demme in New York magazine, in which 35 women come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of rape or sexual …

Bill Cosby

The Evolution of TV's ‘Very Special Episode’

Family sitcoms once embraced the preachy format to teach teens about important social issues, but more subtle, complex storytelling has since taken over.<p>Before <i>Cast Away</i> and <i>Captain Phillips</i>, before he waxed inspirational over boxes of chocolates in <i>Forrest Gump</i> or flirted online with Meg Ryan in</i> …

TV

Bernie Sanders Has a Secret

Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today.<p>One morning last month in Burlington, Vermont, at the law office of John Franco, one of Bernie Sanders’ best friends since the 1970s, Franco talked to me at length about Sanders’ commitment and his …

Middle-class

5 People Describe How Being Bisexual Affects Their Love Lives

<b>Renee Dowling, 30</b><br>I typically tell people I’m gay because it’s easier. There’s a large faction of people out there who don’t understand bisexuality. So when they don’t understand it, they either think that you are lying or refuse to believe that being bisexual is even possible. I just think of it as …

Emotional Attachment: 5 Unhealthy Relational Patterns

Photo credit: Unsplash<p>What were your thoughts when you read this article title? You might believe that attachment has nothing to do with mental …

Teens

Key & Peele's Marriage Equality Sketch Imagines a Different Kind of Gay Panic

It's like a remake of In & Out.<p>Last week, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality and Prideful folks spent a rainbow-draped weekend in celebration. People are optimistic. For now. Gay rights prevailed, but as many advocates have pointed out, there's plenty of work to do before the …

Same-sex Marriage

ALTA - Alive Again

Vince Vaughn's Big True Detective Monologue Explains His Entire Career

Can Nic Pizzolatto do for the Wedding Crashers star what he did for Matthew McConaughey?<p>"Night Finds You," the second episode of <i>True Detective</i> season two, kicks off with the most Pizzolattoan moment of Nic Pizzolatto's career. Vince Vaughn's entrepreneurial criminal Frank Semyon lies half-naked in …

Comedy

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Humanity