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Let Harvard teach you about Buddhism in this free online course you can take now

Harvard University's popular course on Buddhism returns with an interactive feature and great content.<br>Read More

Spirituality

An Extremely Photogenic Disabled Cat Who Can Roll His Tongue While Posing Elegantly for Pictures

An extremely photogenic cat named Rexie has a unique ability to roll his tongue and will often do so while modeling handmade kitty apparel for his …

23 Life-Changing Beauty Products With Insanely High Reviews On Amazon

While it’s fun to experiment with a bevy of different face masks, innovative hair tools, and K-beauty favorites, it can be hard to choose new …

10 Obscure Cult Horror Movies Everyone Should Watch (and Re-Watch)

You’ve seen the horror heavy-hitters, like <i>Halloween</i>, <i>The Shining</i>, and <i>The Exorcist</i>. You’ve also seen the most-beloved cult horror flicks, like <i>Evil Dead</i> …

I've been traveling on a budget for years — here are my 10 best tips to book luxurious getaways at enviable prices

When I was 21, I spent four amazing months in Europe. I remember exploring Paris for the first time, surviving strictly on inexpensive street crêpes and only splurging on escargot and other French delicacies on my very last night in the City of Lights. I spent a beautiful long weekend in Amsterdam, …

Hospitality

Top 10 Must-Read Mindfulness Books Of All Time

You’ve probably heard before that a book can change your life. This phrase couldn’t more relevant than to a book about mindfulness. Practising this …

Meditation

Don’t like the way you write? An artificial intelligence app promises to polish your prose

I am a professional writer, but I often hate my writing. I wish it was more concise and powerful. And it certainly doesn’t read as smoothly as the work of my literary heroes.Recently, I began to wonder: Could a software program make me better at my job?<p>The Hemingway App, an online writing editor …

Creative Writing

Now You Can Give Oral Sex Long-Distance By Licking Your Phone

Smartphones allow people to check sports scores, send email and watch cat videos almost anywhere.<p>They now can also allow you to perform cunnilingus just by licking your phone.<p>That’s the idea behind “O-Cast,” a new digital marketplace that allows people to upload simulated oral sex sessions that can …

The 22 Best Books I Read in 2016

These books helped keep my brain sane amid a year of near-complete fuckery.<p>I read less this year than I have in almost 15 years—less than I did in 2014, 2013, 2012 (when I read 135 books), and every other year since I was still in college. From what I'm told, this is true of a lot of people. How …

Books

Ariel Leve: 'I was the parent and my mother was the child'

The journalist grew up on New York’s Upper East Side with her mother, a celebrated poet who partied with Andy Warhol and Saul Bellow. Now she’s lifting the lid on a deeply unhappy childhood<p>“This is the first time I have ever been interviewed.” Ariel Leve sits opposite me in a cafe in Manhattan’s …

Why These 12 Only-In-New Orleans Experiences Need To Go On Your Bucket List

One of the things we love about New Orleans is that it offers a little something for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for live music, local …

A 3-Minute Breathing Exercise To Beat Bloat & Stimulate Your Thyroid

<i>Fern Olivia is the founder of Thyroid.Yoga and an L.A.-based wellness expert renowned for her artful approach to self-healing. This week, we’re</i> …

Wellness

Learn to Reduce Stress: Mindfulness eCourse by Thich Nhat Hanh

Stress can be overwhelming, and sometimes crippling.<p>Not only does stress suck the joy out of our days and keep us awake at night, it can also take a …

Mindfulness

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Top 10 women's events in North America

While there is a slew of incredible, all-inclusive LGBT events confettied across the calendar — Prides, film festivals and cruises galore — there is …

Festivals

50 Books Every Woman Should Read

Consider this your life's library.<p>This list celebrates female writers who wrote coming-of-age classics as well as modern page-turners. They've won awards, provoked discussion, and ultimately their work has become cherished favorites on the bookshelves of many.

Books

A Guide to the Groundbreaking Board Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Some of the cleverest, most exciting, and original ideas in gaming aren't on your PC or your console, but they could be on your kitchen table.<p>I was sitting in the middle of a crowded coffee shop, and my wife was holding a gun to my head.<p>It was a troubling situation, alleviated only slightly by the …

Gaming Conventions

How to Film a Virus: The Evolving Depictions of HIV/AIDS from 'Kids' to 'Precious'

Chloe Sevigny and Rosario Dawson stunned audiences in Larry Clark's slap-in-the-face 90s classic, <i>Kids</i>. A decade later, both actors would go on to star in far more milquetoast depictions of the HIV/AIDS crisis in America.<p><i>This article is part of a series of stories inspired by our latest</i> …

Rosario Dawson

Three Arrested After Two Cops Shot and Killed in Mississippi

Three people were arrested after two police officers were shot during a traffic stop Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Saturday night, the Associated Press …

Three Short, Savage Books You Have to Read

'McGlue,' 'The Dig,' and 'Love Hotel' are three feverish novels where the only things that seem for certain are fear and death.<p>It's pretty clear by now that everything is fucked. So much so that even sitting at home and reading seems insane. As such, it's become more and …

Books

18 Apps That Will Help You Chill The F*ck Out

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Man Wakes Up From Coma Horrified to Learn He's Not Matthew McConaughey

A British man who fell into a coma after a brutal car accident says the worst part of the whole ordeal was finding out he wasn't Matthew …

Fallon and Timberlake Go Back to '90s Summer Camp to Sing "Jumper"

The duo of Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon took it all the way back to the summer camp of your '90s childhood last night in a sketch where they …

Should Women Get Days off Work During Their Period?

There's an ongoing debate about the merits of "menstrual leave"—basically, getting a few extra sick days for when you're on the rag.<p>Menstruation is one of those age-old excuses for women to get out of things: "Can I be excused from gym class? It's a 'female' thing." "I can't sleep with you …

Menstruation

Tara Subkoff reveals LA inspiration behind Chloe Sevigny short 'Magic Hour'

We shot <i>Magic Hour</i> in my real house in LA. I wrote most of the dialogue myself and also with Tatiana Von Furstenberg who has inspired so many great …

RETURN OF THE CONDOR HEROES: Tsui Hark To Adapt Jin Yong Novel Into Trilogy; Fan Hopeful Lin Gengxin May Star

Independent filmmaker <b>Gabriel Simon</b> was once a film student back in 2009 with a bold idea in mind for something that sounded as crazy as much as he …

15 Incredibly Weird Things You Can Buy On Amazon For Under $15

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The Adult's Guide to Finding Drugs When You're Home for the Holidays

If you're old and no longer in touch with your high school buddies, there's one obvious problem with coming home for the holidays: You don't know …