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3 business deals that have been screwing us for years

If you think politicians are shady, a new book has some news for you — businessmen are worse.<p>“The Deals That Made the World: Reckless Ambition, …

Trump ‘plans to scrap’ Obama-era rule that turned schools into war zones

The Trump administration plans this summer to scrap a controversial Obama-era discipline rule forced on schools to close racial gaps in suspensions …

Chief Justice Roberts Is Reshaping The First Amendment

It’s been a big year for free speech at the Supreme Court. Two of the most high-profile cases argued before the court so far have revolved around …

These Designs Take Bamboo Infrastructure to a New Level

Flexible, durable, and fast-growing—it's no wonder bamboo has been nick-named "the green steel of the 21st century."<p>Did we mention it can help protect the environment, too? By absorbing high amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, bamboo is a wonderful natural resource for both temporary and …

How to Debug Any Problem

The ability to quickly and effectively find and resolve bugs in new and established systems is one of the most valuable engineering skills that you …

Learning about Silicon Valley in the 1970s is ‘like watching the Big Bang,’ historian Leslie Berlin says

Berlin’s new book, “Troublemakers,” tells the stories of seven men and women who made the tech industry what it is today.<p>With new tech products rolling out every day, it’s all too easy to lose sight of Silicon Valley’s history. But those who do neglect it are missing out on an amazing story, …

Glorious Interior Architecture of Copenhagen’s Vast Expressionist Church

French Photographer Ludwig Favre’s stunning photographs capture the beauty of Copenhagen’s Grundtvig’s Church—one of the most well-known churches in Denmark, and a rare example of expressionist church architecture. Built between 1927 and 1940, the church was designed by architect Peder Vilhelm …

5 approaches to learning Python

Python is a powerful, versatile programming language that's popular with open source software developers. Whether you're a seasoned developer looking …

The Radical Women Who Inspired Modigliani

As the paradigmatic tortured artist, <b>Amedeo Modigliani</b>’s biography is now legendary. An alcoholic, drug addict and rampant womaniser, his early death …

A Case for Trying (Really) Hard to Make Friends as an Adult

<b>In May 2015, I broke up with my boyfriend on a Tuesday.</b> It was 9 p.m. I was exhausted. But as I walked to my car on the way back from delivering the …

What Happened When I Went On 28 Tinder Dates in 28 Days

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Real Life<p>by Anonymous | 09 09 2015<p>28 back-to-back Tinder dates? Horrifying and eye-opening in equal measure...<p>Look, everyone's tried Tinder …

God Bless Women Who Sing Candidly About Fucking

There's a new generation of ax-slingers celebrating female sexuality with hot licks and explicit lyrics, and I'm here for it.<p><i>This story appears in VICE magazine and Noisey's 2017 Music Issue. Click HERE to subscribe to VICE magazine.</i><p>One day in early September, I logged on to social media and …

The Genius of North Vietnam's War Strategy

The long-awaited airing this past September on PBS of <i>The Vietnam War</i>, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, brought the sights, sounds, and …

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North Korea’s Kim dynasty is following the example of Joseph Stalin and the British Raj in India

Most of the chaperoned tours to North Korea each year include a walk through some well-tended gardens in Pyongyang, where Korean men in nondescript uniforms tend flower beds and manicure lawns without even briefly acknowledging a rare group of foreigners. As my group walked around, we approached a …

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

10 maps that explain Russia's strategy

In fact, they are the first place to start thinking about a country's strategy, which can reveal factors that are otherwise not obvious.<p>The 10 maps below show Russia's difficult position since the Soviet Union collapsed and explain Putin's long-term intentions in Europe.<p><i>This article was originally</i> …

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Here's Neil Gaiman's 'Sandman' Secret for Making Truly Experimental Comics

This week's Strip Panel Naked focuses on the importance of a legendary comic's very first page.<p>When Neil Gaiman and Sam Kieth first revived and overhauled "cool-goth-manifesto" <i>The Sandman</i> for DC comics back in 1989, the comic immediately set about dismantling comic conventions. It immediately …

Gerhard Richter, savior of contemporary painting, turns 85

From photo-like paintings to out-of-focus works, he is consistently inconsistent and beyond his time. Gerhard Richter, at 85, claims to have to …

The moment that changed Picasso

A short trip to an ancient village was the catalyst for a profound shift in Picasso’s work – but it is often overlooked. Alastair Sooke finds out more.<p>One day in June 1906, Pablo Picasso arrived in the ancient Catalan village of Gosol, high in the Pyrenees. A friend had tipped him off about this …

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Europe thought it had a monopoly on artistic genius. Hokusai proved it wrong | Jonathan Jones

Japanese artists’ style was admired by Europe’s 19th-century avant-garde, but these prints and drawings reveal the inspired individuality they overlooked<p>In Jeff Wall’s 1993 photograph A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai), a disparate group of people are caught in a wild breeze. They seem liberated …

How Putin engineered Russia's return to superpower status

"The Russians can't change us or significantly weaken us," Barack Obama said on Dec. 16, during his final press conference as president.<p>"They are a smaller country. They are a weaker country. Their economy doesn't produce anything that anybody wants to buy, except oil and gas and arms. They don't …

Women Who Count: 3 Smart STEM Romances

When Octavia Spencer first read the script for <i>Hidden Figures</i> — based on a book about the African American women who did the math for our early space launches — she thought it was fiction because it seemed too good to be true. Her disbelief reveals how conditioned we are to think that only white men …

2016 was a great year for fiction. Here are the year’s best books

Plenty of people are complaining about what a terrible year 2016 was, but in one area, we were lucky: It was a great year for fiction. While none of …

28 books you should have read in 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at a truly exceptional year for genre fiction. As we pointed out in last year’s attempt to provide …

Abandoning the Constitution

America has a problem, not because of our Constitution but because constitutionalism as a theoretical doctrine is no longer meaningful in our …

The amazing street photography of Eamonn Doyle

For 20 years he hardly picked up his camera – now Martin Parr is a fan and the Beckett-inspired Dubliner is the talk of this summer’s Arles photography festival<p>• See a gallery of Eamonn Doyle’s Dublin photographs here<p>Eamonn Doyle is an unlikely candidate for the title “saviour of street …

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Scarcity mindset is a great way to suck creativity and visionary thinking out of your life

If you consider yourself to be ambitious, this has happened to you. Your alarm goes off, and you’re ambushed by thoughts of the grind ahead; finding that needle in a haystack; denting the universe; the roller coaster that never ends—and many more horrible but unfortunately apt cliches. Today, the …

Howard Hodgkin: 'I felt like an outcast in the art world'

The artist, famously as emotional as his vibrant works, only started to earn acclaim in his 60s – and two decades later, paints more passionately than ever<p>“I hate painting,” says Howard Hodgkin, one of the world’s greatest living painters. “Most of the time it’s irrelevant. It doesn’t mean enough, …

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6 ways to make your personal website more effective

From authors and designers, to coders and writers – and everyone in between – personal websites are a new concept that is likely here to stay.<p>For those of us who are self-employed, well known on the internet, or trying to build an online persona, personal websites help us further our career goals …