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93 Flips | 2 Magazines | 8 Likes | 1 Following | 6 Followers | @chewytravels | New Yorker for life, traveler for now. Currently in London. Vienna in November, Australia and Asia in Dec-Feb 2017.

The Perfect Wife

How Edith Windsor fell in love, got married, and won a landmark case for gay marriage.<p>“Fuck the Supreme Court!” Edith Windsor said, one hideously hot morning in June, when she’d had just about enough. Then she sighed and mumbled, “Oh, I don’t mean that.” What she really meant was that she was hot, …

How America Lost Its Mind

The nation’s current post-truth moment is the ultimate expression of mind-sets that have made America exceptional throughout its history.<p><i>Updated on December 28, 2017</i><p><i>“You are entitled to your own opinion,</i><p><i>— Daniel Patrick Moynihan</i><p><b>—</b><p><i>“We risk being the first people in history to have been</i><p><i>— Daniel J.</i> …

Political Science

Best place to hang out on Kangaroo Island: Kangaroo Island Brewery

• 4 July, 2017<p>Happy Fourth of July! On this day meant for being outside and having beers and BBQ, I want to tell you about my favorite place to chill …

Australia

Gentrification is turning me into a bitter old lady

• 27 June, 2017<p>I never thought it would come to this.<p>Let me explain. It’s not that I look at teenagers and say “darn kids these days,” although …

This Is What Everyday Life in the Middle East Actually Looks Like

Photo by Ahmed Gaaber<p>A group of Sufis take a rest during the mawlid (birthday celebration) of Al-Sayed Al-Badawy in Tanta, Egypt.<p>This Instagram …

A Tale of Two Cubas - Did We Really Have Fun Visiting There?

Updated on: 06/20/17<p>Shares 19<p><i>Disclaimer</i>: This post may contain affiliate links. All hosted affiliate links follow our editorial policies.<p>I want to …

Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island are really remarkable!

• 20 June, 2017<p>[Photo Journal] Remarkable Rocks are truly remarkable!<p>When you hear Remarkable Rocks, what do you think of? Precious stones? Meteorites? …

A ‘Fauxdega’ Where the Real Bodegas Have Been Priced Out

Today’s public art demands research. You don’t show in an old sugar factory without studying plantation labor. You don’t install in an abandoned prison without reading up on inmates’ lives. When the British artist Lucy Sparrow was preparing for her first New York installation, “8 ’Till Late,” a …

Manhattan

Summer 2017 travel goals! New York, London, Brighton, Chicago and Philly

• 13 June, 2017<p>Summer is just about here in New York! This week the temperatures have finally broken the 80s Fahrenheit (~30s Celsius).<p>I’m super …

Cultural Clash | Why I And Many Others Will Gladly Serve Our Husband's Food First

<b>Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes</b><p>The sound of cultures clashing has such a melodic tune when perspective is gained at the end of it. Who knew such a …

6 Designers Explain Why Craft Still Matters In A Digital World

“Craft is more than just a way of making things; perhaps it’s a way of thinking.”<p>Machines are slowly creeping into every aspect of our lives, from how we communicate to how we work, along with a healthy debate over how much or how little we should resist. But there’s one area where we’ve all but …

How a Trained Journalist Is Using Public Art to Expose Media Racism

People<p>The artist's first body of work is quickly becoming a social phenomenon.<p>,<p>If you live in New York, you might have spotted artist Alexandra …

5 practical tips to get by in New York from a born and bred New Yorker

• 6 June, 2017<p>It’s raw. It’s real. It’s New York City. Definitely not for the faint of heart, this city can eat you up and spit you out. Whether you …

Two awesome weeks: Best places to visit in Sri Lanka

• 30 May, 2017<p>Two awesome weeks: best places to visit in Sri Lanka travel guide, video highlights, budget and tips<p>I didn’t know what to expect when I …

Future - The Cleanest Line

By Luke Mehall | May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017<p>As I write these words, the future of this place we humans now call Indian Creek is up in the balance. In …

The Case for Xenophilia

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — For the past four years I have been walking across the earth. As I retrace the paths of our species’ first Stone Age migration out of Africa, I’m writing about my encounters along the modern global trail. I am often asked about safety. Americans in particular seem preoccupied …

Stone Age

How Women Mentors Make a Difference in Engineering

They act as a “social vaccine” that protects female students against negative stereotypes and gives them a sense of belonging.<p>For some women, enrolling in an engineering course is like running a psychological gauntlet. If they dodge overt problems like sexual harassment, sexist jokes, or poor …

Mentoring

Genetically engineered humans will arrive sooner than you think. And we're not ready.

"What's happening is bigger than any one of us": a conversation with historian Michael Bess.<p>Artificial intelligence has become the pet anxiety of luminaries like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Stephen Hawking. They have all expressed concerns about our Promethean quest to develop machine intelligence, …

Springtime in NYC! A trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and High Line Park

• 9 May, 2017<p>[Photo Journal] Springtime in NYC! A trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and High Line Park<p>Spring might be the best season in New York …

Cherry Blossom

Day trips from NYC: Kaaterskill Falls hike

• 2 May, 2017<p>I have a confession to make. I don’t do many outdoorsy things in New York. Besides playing ultimate, I spend most of my leisure time doing …

Hiking

Why people prefer unequal societies

Altmetric: 3136<p>Citations: 3<p>More detail<p>Perspective<p>Christina Starmans<br>• , Mark Sheskin<br>• & Paul Bloom<p><i>Nature Human Behaviour</i> <b>volume 1</b>, Article number: 0082 …

Google Scholar

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

Colin Woodward and Tufts/Brian Stauffer<p>In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," …

Going up and down Adam’s Peak in Sri Lanka

• 11 April, 2017<p>Once upon a time in Kandy, I met three French people and we went on a road trip to climb a small mountain. Here’s how I got there, a …

Sri Lanka

Pre-tryout nerves and how travel has made me feel (almost) invincible!

• 6 April, 2017<p>This weekend marks the start of the tryout season for club teams in my sport of ultimate. Commonly known as ultimate Frisbee (but for …

New York City

Lessons from living in 3 of the most expensive cities in the world

• 4 April, 2017<p>Sometimes where you live determines the standard of living you can afford. It can be a harsh reality, or something you deal with and …

Personal Finance

An 'I love summer' budget for a month in Australia

• 28 March, 2017<p>An ‘I love summer’ budget for a month in Australia<p>Australia, the land down under, the outback, Oz.<p>It’s a wonderful place.<p>But it can …

Australia

3 months on the road: TravelMore backpack review

• 18 April, 2017<p>As travelers, we’re always on the lookout for the perfect bag. It might not be perfect for everyone, but to find the “perfect for me” …

Backpacking

Tim Wu: ‘The internet is like the classic story of the party that went sour’

Tim Wu is a law professor at Columbia University. His specialities include competition, copyright and telecommunications law. So far, so conventional. But Wu is an unconventional academic. For one thing, he ran for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governorship of New York (and won 40% of …

Subculture

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.<p>In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other …

Critical Thinking