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The whole truth about Van Gogh's ear, and why his 'mad genius' is a myth

A new exhibition claims Vincent Van Gogh’s mental illness hampered his work, rather than drove his singular vision – and presents fresh medical evidence about his notorious self-mutilation<p>Madness terrified Vincent van Gogh, yet he also wondered if it was inseparable from artistic genius. In letters …

Art

Software Flaws May Invalidate 40,000 Neuroscience Studies

The human fallibility of science has been in the news a lot lately. The latest hit? Researchers say the three most popular programs for interpreting …

Latest Trend of ‘The Panty Challenge’ Got Women Thinking Twice Before Attempting It

Get the latest viral stories daily! Like us:<p>Just when you think the world cannot get any weirder, it does. The latest social media challenge — the</i> …

New Jersey Passes Adorable Bill Requiring Pet Stores to Sell Only Shelter Animals

This is pawesome news.<p>New Jersey, henceforth known as the happiest place in the world for canines, recently passed a bill that will require pet stores to sell only shelter animals. The bill aims to reduce the prevalence of inhumane puppy mills, which, according to the Humane Society, produce 99 …

A Week of Gun Violence Does Nothing to Change the N.R.A.’s Message

In the language of today’s National Rifle Association, “an armed society is a polite society.” The aphorism, borrowed from the science-fiction author Robert Heinlein, is the inspiration for one of the N.R.A.’s most popular T-shirts, which bears the word “<i>COEXIST</i>,” spelled out in brightly colored …

Guns

ISIS tightens its grip on its 3,000 sex slaves

The advertisement on the Telegram app is as chilling as it is incongruous: A girl for sale is "Virgin. Beautiful. 12 years old.... Her price has …

Yazidis

Parents Tell Boy His Lost Elephant Is ‘Traveling,’ Internet Backs Them Up

Little boy’s lost toy elephant gets Photoshopped around the world<p>Most kids have a favorite toy or blanket that they simply can’t be without, and when …

Cute

13+ Hilarious Explanations How God Created Animals

Picture the scenario. You're God. You've just created the world and now you want some animals. So you start adding legs to bodies and heads to necks …

A Study Finds Men Who Harass Women Online Have Inferiority Complexes

Today in “duh” news, a recent study posits that men who harass women online have inferiority complexes and are quite literally losers. Researchers from New South Wales University and Miami University studied 163 games of Halo played by male and female games alike and studied the results. In a …

Feminism

What is the Lowbrow Art Movement? When Surrealism Took Over Pop

July 4, 2016<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist and …

confirmshaming

7 'Friends' Moments That Have Become Horrifying With Age

I refused to watch <i>Friends</i> growing up. I was too busy doing cool things, like learning Elvish and not getting fingered, to figure out which one was …

Read a new Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie short story about Melania Trump

It’s the weekend of the Glorious Fourth! And whether you’re spending it inside by the AC or outside by the pool, one thing’s for sure: The national holiday will afford you some extra time to read. So here’s the best the internet has to offer on books and related topics for the week of June 27, 2016.<p>…

Books

Harvard Professors Recommend Summer Reads

We asked Michael Sandel, Jill Abramson, Greg Mankiw, and other professors for summer reading recommendations. Here are their suggestions.<p>By Grace R. …

5 Baffling Lies Society Told You About Fat People

A few months ago, Reddit made news because it banned a 150,000-strong group dedicated to tracking down and harassing fat people (don't worry, several …

The Hidden Insights of Ben Affleck’s Viral Armageddon Commentary

The actor and director’s cynical accounting of the blockbuster that launched him to fame sheds surprising light on the Hollywood machine.<p>Like many Hollywood actors, Ben Affleck’s career has been defined by epic highs and sweeping lows—over more than 20 years, he’s been an indie darling, a marquee …

Ben Affleck
Pets

I Know It’s Not Socially Acceptable but I’m Really, Really Not Enjoying Being Pregnant | The Vagenda

…and all the pregnancy propaganda around is making it worse<p>Last November I found out I was pregnant. I have been married for 5 years and I am nearly …

Is Your Life *Actually* a Good One? Can You Even Decide? What Does Good Even MEAN These Days?

It’s hilarious, really.You spent the first twenty years of your life worrying what the f*ck you were suppose to do on this planet—with your ONE BIG …

New York Style

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

Shutterstock<p>Theoretical physicists have confirmed that it's not just the information coded into our DNA that shapes who we are - it's also the way …

What Women Want in Their Male Friends

A new study shows boys with higher empathy have more female friends.<p>Most women don't want to do boring "guy stuff" like watching pool on TV, gaming for hours, or being strangely competitive about taking shits. Right? We—and by "we," I mean all women, universally—just like to sit around sharing …

Empathy

The Top Lesson Female Leaders Will Never Learn From Facebook | Inc.com

<i>"Women should walk into a meeting with an all-white pants suit and they should cry in the middle of it."</i><p>Harriet Rubin, author of The Princesa: Machiavelli for Women, tells professional women - albeit in an outrageous way - that we need to embrace and harness our feminine qualities rather than hide …

Sheryl Sandberg

10 breathtaking abandoned places you should visit this summer

It's a fantasy of many to find an abandoned place that has a striking history and to just see it decaying. There are actually plenty of abandoned spots in Europe that have astounding beauty and where nature has reclaimed its rights. So especially for you, the Trip4real team has selected some of the …

Abandoned Buildings

This hero made a Tumblr to shame shameless marketing campaigns

By now, we’ve all experienced it in one way or another: you’re casually browsing a website when a promo suddenly pops up asking you to sign up for a new service or special offer. But while there’s nothing wrong with a little marketing, recently websites have been growing exceedingly shameless in …

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

Literature

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

The Brain

Chicken Industry Workers Wear Diapers Because Bosses Allow No Breaks, NGO Says | VICE News

Americans consume more chicken than ever before — 30 percent more than they did just 20 years ago.<p>Not only do consumers in the US want chicken, they want it cheap, and in an increasing variety of styles and shapes. Growing demand is squeezing the industry, and as a result, the four industrial …

Agriculture

More Life-Saving Research, Fewer Chainsaw Dissections: The Body-Donation Industry Fights to Clean Up | VICE News

The first incision is made at the woman's throat, a 60mm scalpel plunging into the soft flesh below her chin before slicing through muscle and viscera. Within seconds, only the spine connects head to torso, and the scalpel is exchanged for an osteotome — a chisel that splits bone.<p>The edge of the …

Medical Education

Love in the time of Tinder: Does Tinder lead to casual sex? - Firstpost

<i>Editor's note: So you’ve swiped right, exchanged numbers and got yourself a date on Tinder. What next? This is a 10-part series on the dating</i> …