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Our 19 Favorite Foreign Candies to Buy When Traveling

For us, no trip abroad is complete without stocking up on these foreign candies, from mango bars to marshmallow-covered shortbread<p>They say you should eat like a local when you travel. Well, you know what locals eat more often than four-star dinners? <b>Candy</b>. Here are our picks for the best candies to …

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Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

<i>“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,”</i> Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: <i>“Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…”</i> Far from Pollyanna platitude, this …

The VICE Guide to Girls

It's fun to be a girl. We get to giggle and cry and throw hissy fits and keep diaries and bleed out of our vaginas and care about stuff and we don't have to feel like a fag about it. We even get to vote, hooray! Sometimes we forget to though. Sorry...<p><i>Illustration by Christy Karacas</i><p><i>It’s fun to be a</i> …

Love Undetectable: Andrew Sullivan on Why Friendship Is a Greater Gift Than Romantic Love

<i>“A principal fruit of friendship,”</i> Francis Bacon observed, <i>“is the ease and discharge of the fulness and swellings of the heart, which passions of all kinds do cause and induce.”</i> Thoreau would “sometimes awake in the night and think of friendship and its possibilities.” St. Augustine described …

How To Make Weed Guacamole That Will Get You Stoned

Proceed with some caution because it's guacamole and you know how that stuff usually disappears...<p>Recipe by Jessica Catalano<p>Serves 4, as an appetizer<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>4 Haas avocados<p>1 sweet white onion<p>2 small heads of garlic<p>1 cup small cherry tomatoes<p>1 lime<p>1 ounce of Basic marijuana Olive Oil (recipe …

Todd Brendan Fahey and His Acid-Laden Writing Style

In 1996, Todd wrote “acid novel” Wisdom’s Maw under the influence of 500-microgram doses of LSD-25. The novelist would drop as soon as his wife went to work and be back inside corporeality by the time she got home. I spent 36 years as an acid head, and...<p>It’s a peculiarity of these apocalyptic …

On Knowing Your Enemy

I recently wrote a short essay about airline security (“In Defense of Profiling”) that provoked a ferocious backlash from readers. In publishing this …

Religion

Trying Not to Try: How to Cultivate the Paradoxical Art of Spontaneity Through the Chinese Concept of Wu-Wei

<i>“The best way to get approval is not to need it,”</i> Hugh MacLeod memorably counseled. We now know that perfectionism kills creativity and excessive goal-setting limits our success rather than begetting it — all different manifestations of the same deeper paradox of the human condition, at once …

Vladimir Nabokov on What Makes a Good Reader

<i>“All attempts at gaining literary polish must begin with judicious reading,”</i> H.P. Lovecraft advised aspiring writers. We’ve already seen that reading is a learned skill and an optimizable technique, and that non-reading is as important an intellectual choice as reading itself, so it follows that …

Nabokov on Inspiration and the Six Short Stories Everyone Should Read

<i>“Show up, show up, show up,”</i> Isabel Allende advised, <i>“and after a while the muse shows up, too.”</i> <i>“Inspiration is for amateurs,”</i> Chuck Close famously proclaimed, <i>“the rest of us just show up and get to work.”</i> <i>“When you work regularly,”</i> Gretchen Rubin asserted, <i>“inspiration strikes regularly.”</i> But as …

Illustrated Flowcharts to Find Answers to Life’s Big Questions

From ever-inventive designer Stefan G. Bucher of <i>You Deserve a Medal</i> and Daily Monster fame comes <b>344 Questions: The Creative Person’s Do-It-Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival, and Artistic Fulfillment</b> — a delightful pocket-sized compendium of flowcharts and lists illustrated in Bucher’s …

Can You Match These Illustrations with the Correct Horrifying Diseases?

Try not to throw up all over your computer.<p><i>Some guy with yellow fever who's probably super pissed he wasn't born in the 21st century. All images courtesy of Wellcome Library, London</i><p>Old-timey diseases were the worst. Everything was fatal, all patients were essentially test subjects, the germ theory …

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Your Diet is Making You Smell Weird

It's all true: You are what you eat. And depending on the kinds of food you consume, you can come up smelling like a rose—or like a pile of garbage.<p>When I was 19, I had a crusty boyfriend who decided that for health reasons, he was going to eat half a dozen or so raw garlic cloves every day. Which …

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Paris Review - Writers, Quotes, Biography, Interviews, Artists

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How habituation, confusion, distraction, self-interest, fear, rationalization, and a sense of personal powerlessness make terrible things …

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London Review of Books · 7 June 2018

Andrew O’Hagan<p>It was 1.20 a.m. The fire had travelled diagonally up the building before spreading round the north face, passing from the fourth to …