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What I learned from trying out for Playboy

<b>A photo of the author when she was in college.</b><p>A college lark turned out to be the beginning of a career — though not in porn<p>Lauren Grodstein<p>August 6, 2013 11:02pm (UTC)<p>Recently, while perusing the morning Internet, I came across an article about Farrah Abraham, a former star of a former show called …

Our Right to Revenge After the Boston Attacks

Why are we so confused about the difference between revenge and justice? Why can’t we just admit that revenge is a moral right? Thane Rosenbaum, …

Gorgeous DIY Headboards For a Charming Bedroom

In many cases, a bedroom is not complete until it has a stunning headboard as its focal point. Whether your style is modern, rustic, simple, or …

Is Michael Pollan a sexist pig?

“Femivores” have made DIY domesticity cool. But critics who blame feminism for obesity and fast food have it wrong<p>Emily Matchar<p>April 28, 2013 1:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity”<p>My grandmother, a 1960s housewife of the …

Artist Hong Yi Plays with her Food for 30 Days | Colossal

<p>For almost every day last month Malaysian artist/architect Hong Yi (who often goes by the nickname Red) created a fun illustration made with common …

Star brightness versus star luminosity

Some extremely large and hot stars blaze away with the luminosity of a million suns! But other stars look bright only because they’re near Earth.<p>The …

A Roundup of April Fools’ 2013 Jokes in the World of Photography

April Fools’ Day: the beautiful (or painful) day of the year on which the Internet is teeming with fabricated stories designed to fool and humor. We …

10 Phenomenally Tricky Books Everyone Should Read

This morning, we read Laura Miller’s piece on “sneaky author tricks” over at Salon, in which she muses on the dangers of metafictional, tricks-y …

Books

Disney Characters Come To Life As Topiaries At Epcot (PHOTOS)

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival has arrived at Walt Disney World for spring 2013. The event, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, has Epcot blooming with themed gardens and character-based topiaries that delight both the young, and young at heart; we're looking at you, …

Opting Out of Reality for Jesus

The simple act of questioning whether organized religion makes people stupid is bound to provoke a heated response. On one hand, there are people who claim to live in faith-based communities who attribute every event in their lives to the will of God. On the other hand, there are those (like my …

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10 Countries With The Most Executions

Kykuit Gardens, New York

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Week in Photos: March 30, 2013

From customers mobbing a Cyprus bank to a Puget Sound landslide, see the week’s most striking images.<p>Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

100 Diagrams That Changed the World

Since the dawn of recorded history, we’ve been using visual depictions to map the Earth, order the heavens, make sense of time, dissect the human body, organize the natural world, perform music, and even concretize abstract concepts like consciousness and love. <b>100 Diagrams That Changed the World</b></i> …

The Most Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Around the World

One of the best known symbols of spring in Japan are the magnificent pink Japanese cherry trees, also called sakura. Starting in mid-March, the …

Japan

Beyond lies the wub: a history of dubstep

The atmosphere of Belvedere’s, a dive bar on Butler Street in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood — with its stage and pool tables and little in the way of ambiance — was completely transformed by the bass. It reminded me of a water jet cutter. Taking water and streaming it at such a high rate …

Colorized Black And White Photos Bring Historical Figures Like Darwin, Lincoln And Dali To Life (PHOTOS)

What would Charles Darwin or Jim Henson look like in color?<p>Thanks to Mads Madsen, an active Reddit and Facebook user with a knack for photo manipulation, we can find out what historical icons look like in color. The 18-year-old colorizes historical images, from close-ups of famed scientists Albert …

Get Your Head In The Game With Tresemme’s Hairdo How-Tos

Are you stumped about how to do those hairdos that certain women seem to be able to whip up effortlessly at the start of yoga class? Here’s a site for you.<p>When it comes to hair, most women are stuck in a rut. Same hair color, same style, same always. While the possibilities might seem endless, the …

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'Tom Was Lestat For Me': Authors Who Loved the Film Versions of Their Books

Authors are notorious for hating the movie adaptations of their work, but Philip K. Dick, Dennis Lehane, Anne Rice and others found themselves pleasantly surprised.<p>Warner Bros.<p><b>Movies That Quietly Spawned TV Shows</b><p>Last week, <i>Flavorwire</i> had a good laugh at the recently uncovered notes from the …

Boxes sealed with ATHEIST tape lost by USPS 10X more often than controls

Atheist Shoes ("a cadre of shoemakers and artists in Berlin who hand-make ridiculously comfortable, Bauhaus-inspired shoes for people who don't …

A Cat-Hater’s Handbook: Irreverent Vintage Gem Illustrated by Tomi Ungerer

<i>“If you want to concentrate deeply on some problem, and especially some piece of writing or paper-work,”</i> Muriel Spark advised, <i>“you should acquire a cat.”</i> But while felines may have found their way into Joyce’s children’s books, Indian folk art, and Hemingway’s heart, their cultural status is quite …

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