Rachel Hirsch

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In disputed Kashmir, a young generation in search of a future

<i>Photography by researcher and documentarian Nathaniel Brunt</i><p>There is a tradition in Islam that when a baby is born, a male relative tenderly whispers the <i>azan</i>, the call to prayer, into the ear of the infant.<p>When Masrat Jan was born during the peak of the militancy, a curfew meant no one — except her …

Good luck leaving your Uber driver less than five stars

Have you ever given an Uber driver five stars who didn’t deserve it? If you’ve ever taken any ride-hailing service, the answer is probably yes.<p>Uber asks riders to give their drivers a rating of one to five stars at the end of each trip. But very few people make use of this full scale. That’s …

Gig Economy

The FCC just repealed net neutrality. What happens next?

The FCC voted this morning to nullify 2015’s Open Internet Order and its strong net neutrality rules, substituting a flimsy replacement with a deeply (and deliberately) incorrect technical justification.<p>The battle is lost. What of the war? Here’s what happens next, and what you can do to …

Tears of a Dirtbag: Rapper Lil Peep Is the Future of Emo

<i>This week, we’re celebrating the past, present, and future of Pitchfork’s Rising series, which has offered profiles of exciting new artists for the last eight years.</i><p>Lil Peep: “Kiss” (via SoundCloud)<p>Lil Peep will readily admit that he’s impulsive. The weekend before Thanksgiving, he’s seated on a …

Millennials are narcissistic? The evidence is not so simple

Rising social media use has sparked a passionate debate among psychologists: are today’s young people more “Generation Me”, or “Generation We”?<p>At the next table in the cafe where I was working this morning, a young woman spent a whole hour talking excitedly to her older companion about herself, her …

Psychology

Why are children’s authors eccentric?

The writers of Eloise, Goodnight Moon and more pushed boundaries of behaviour. Dark episodes in their pasts may have proved fruitful, writes Hephzibah Anderson.<p>As new parents and anyone who’s ever gone rummaging through their old childhood libraries quickly realises, much of the best literature for …

Books

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Space Exploration

Bill Clinton: A Reckoning

Feminists saved the 42nd president of the United States in the 1990s. They were on the wrong side of history; is it finally time to make things right?<p>The most remarkable thing about the current tide of sexual assault and harassment accusations is not their number. If every woman in America started …

Yes, You Can Make Office Politics Less Toxic

I once served on the board of a nonprofit with a group of men and women I deeply admired. Board meetings were an uninterrupted joy. Even lengthy conference calls were opportunities for spontaneous sharing, personal connection, and productive problem-solving. It was Camelot. Until it wasn’t.<p>As the …

The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State

<i>Welcome to Urban Legends, a month-long collection of articles dissecting persistent myths, unexplained phenomena, shared nightmares, and tales so</i> …

Horror

How to Turn a Mile-High Torture Chamber Into a Comfy Cabin

Regardless of how an airplane’s cabin irks you—no legroom, garbage Wi-Fi, scant overhead bin space—most of the experience is dictated by the carrier …

Thoughts on Gender and Radical Candor

Management expert Kim Scott builds on her argument for 'Radical Candor' by looking at the challenges of giving and receiving feedback through a …

The End of Marco-mentum

<i>Get live updates about voting in the Florida primary and other March 15 contests.</i><p>The last time I saw Marco Rubio in person, he seemed to be on the verge of inheriting the charred Republican earth. It was Feb. 22, the day before the Nevada caucuses. We were aboard Rubio’s campaign plane, flying from …

What Trump Supporters Were Doing Before Trump

Typically, at this point in a presidential election cycle, punditry is focused on campaign tactics and delegate counts — who is advertising where, …

The Origin of Trader Joe's and Why Americans Don't Drink More Wine

<b>The Origins of Trader Joe's<br>& Two-Buck Chuck</b><p>To celebrate its 30th Anniversary, the California Association of Winegrape Growers invited Joe Coloumbe to …

Wine For Beginners (Infographic)

The Guide to Wine for Beginners<p>Wine is more than just a drink; it’s a lifestyle, a survey into history, a gastronomic adventure, a study in farming, …

DIY: 5 Ways to Give Yourself an AMAZING Massage

Between talking, texting, typing, and cross-training, life can really take a toll on your body. It's no wonder that prescription pain medication sales have jumped 90 percent since 1997, according to an Associated Press investigation. That's a lot of pills, especially when massage can be just as …

Muscle

The Fast-and-Furious Interval Routine

Get a full cardio workout in just 20 minutes<p>When you're short on time, your best bet for an efficient and effective workout is amping up the intensity of your slow-and-steady pace, which will burn more total calories each minute during your workout—and, some speculate, may also suppress your …

Exercise

How to Get Rid of Emotional Family Baggage

Want to grow as a healthy person? Here's how to break toxic family patterns<p>Moving away from long-ingrained behaviors is no easy feat. In most cases, it takes counseling and loads of hard work. Give yourself time and keep this advice in mind:<p>Recognizing a pattern isn't enough. You need to understand …

Genealogy

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Yoga

How to Negotiate Your Salary

Women are less likely than men to initiate salary negotiations, according to a new study. Use these tips to get the starting salary you deserve<p>women are less likely than men to initiate salary negotiations when the starting salary isn’t presented as negotiable, according to an experiment in a new …

Career Development

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout

Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.<p>1. Standing V Raise<p>Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand …

Workouts

The PMS Diet

Lessen your outbursts, battle belly bloat, and nix that short temper with just a few key foods—you and your friends will thank us<p><b>Wine</b>During the week before that time of the month order a glass of wine with dinner. What? Wine! Yes, believe it or not, your PMS may lessen.<p>The study of Women's Health …

Nutrition

5 Ways to Beat Job Burnout

Feeling burned out? You're not alone. According to a new survey published by ComPsych, the world's largest provider of employee assistance programs, burnout is up among Americans, with 63 percent of the 1,800 surveyed participants citing work as the root cause of their stress.<p>This becomes a serious …

Mayo Clinic

10 Birth Control Myths—Debunked!

Learn the truth about these common misconceptions<p><b>Myth #1: The Pill makes you gain weight</b>Reality: The truth is, it might depend on your prescription. In 2011, researchers at the Cochran Database System Review analyzed 49 studies that compared a variety of birth control methods with placebos and …

Women's Health

Have Your Best (At-Home) Workout Ever

Who needs a fancy-pants gym membership<p>when you've got everything you need—your body and about 20 feet of space—at home? Problem is, you've also got a sink full of dishes, a pile of bills, and so many shows to catch up on, all of which can make an all-out workout seem next to impossible. Now, we …

Fitness

One-Day Diet Solutions

These quick-fix food remedies do everything from flatten abs to tame PMS symptoms...in 24 hours<p>Spanx can solve a lot of life's problems, but they can't make you look better in your birthday suit.<p>Nor can they tame PMS, perk you up after one too many cocktails, or keep you revved in bed. But the …

Nutrition

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Workouts

The Surprising Reason You’re Exhausted

Your work could be zapping your energy… but not in the way you think<p>You know those “Do Not Disturb” signs you can put outside your hotel room? You might want to get one for your desk: Interruptions in the office can make you feel exhausted all the time, according to a new study published in the</i> …

OpenOffice