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19 Indie Movies Out Summer 2018 You Might've Missed Between All The Blockbusters

As fun as huge Hollywood blockbusters can be, sometimes they just aren't your cup of tea. And when you need a break from all those major movies, take …

Blockbusters

8 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

Books

Ars on your lunch break: Tim O’Reilly on why the future doesn’t have to suck

But inequality and economic distortions give us ample opportunity to blow it.<p>Below you’ll find the third installment of the After On interview with …

Jeff Bezos

The Rise and Fall of the Family-Vacation Road Trip

Richard Ratay, the author of Don’t Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History of the Family Road Trip, discusses the factors that turned road trips from an individual adventurer’s pursuit into a family activity—and those that led to their decline.<p>The writer Richard Ratay was on the beach in the …

Road Trips

Would Homer Simpson have voted for Trump? A deep investigation.

We examine a question that has caused our writer multiple sleepless nights over the last 18 months. It’s a battle for a beloved cartoon character’s soul.<p>On Sunday night, Donald Trump tweeted a self-congratulatory magnum troll-opus featuring the famous <i>Simpsons</i> “prediction” of his eventual …

11 podcasts to listen to if you want to laugh your ass off

Life is hard. The news is stressful. And sometimes you just need a break from *gestures broadly at everything happening in the world right now.* …

Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at …

Brainwaves

Best Podcasts of 2018 So Far

Just when it seemed like all the good podcast ideas were taken, a slew of original, new shows dropped into our earbuds. In the last few months alone, …

Podcasting

9 New Books Every Guy Should Read This Summer to Be Better and Smarter

A summer reading list that can also make you a better person.<p>It’s summer book season. Hopefully, what with the longer days and a few vacations thrown …

7 essays that every David Sedaris fan should read

The latest book from writer David Sedaris, <i>Calypso</i>, hits shelves on Tuesday, adding yet another tome to the writer's stellar collection. The book is …

Books

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it’s huge elsewhere in Europe and on its way to the UK<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still …

Meditation

The Ocado way: The British future of grocery e-commerce is coming to Canada

Open this photo in gallery<p>Rafiqul Alam pauses for a split second as a bright red plastic box clatters toward him. He quickly grabs a package of paper towels and puts it into one of the three plastic bags neatly tucked inside the box, all the while keeping an eye on a computer screen that tells him …

5 Books To Read When You’re Considering Making A Big Change

Making a major career change doesn’t have to be intimidating. These books can help you figure out what your next steps should be.<p>Changing careers is scary. Whether you’re finally taking the step to pursue your lifelong dream, or looking to leave a profession that’s making you miserable, it’s not …

About the boys: Tim Winton on how toxic masculinity is shackling men to misogyny

In an excerpt from a speech about his new book The Shepherd’s Hut, the author says it is men who need to step up and liberate boys from the race, the game, the fight<br>• Winton on writing ‘with my heart in my mouth’ – podcast<p>I don’t have any grand theory about masculinity. But I know a bit about boys. …

Misogyny

How to read your valuable personal Facebook data

If we’ve learned anything from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, its that our personal Facebook data has some real value. The fact that Cambridge Analytica allegedly paid big bucks to get the data, then directly lied to Facebook to hold onto it, shows that our personal details are worth …

‘What’s the point of a risk-free life?’ – Deborah Levy on starting again at 50

At 50, two decades of stable family life fell apart. In this extract from her memoir, the novelist recalls finding strength in the chaos – and a new voice<p>As Orson Welles told us, if we want a happy ending, it depends on where we stop the story. One January night I was eating coconut rice and fish …

Scuba Diving

10 Free Meditations to Encourage Restful Sleep

I really resisted getting into meditation. I thought it was too quiet, boring, and unproductive—I like action. But I noticed the calm in people who …

The 28 Best Subscription Box Services for Men

Get everything you could ever want delivered to your doorstep. Just make sure to check out our suggestions first.<p>Nowadays it's pretty easy to get anything you want delivered right to your doorstep—but in most cases you still have to do the actual shopping and curating for yourself. That's where …

Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Is the Most Dangerous Organization in Human History'

<i>* This interview originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.</i><p><i>To help make sense of where we stand as an economy, as a</i> …

Middle-class

How to beat procrastination (backed by science)

Procrastination has been around since the start of modern civilization.<p>Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin …

The 6 Stages of Transformation

From Average to Awesome<p>From Sedentary to Dedicated Lifter<p>Back in 2005, Chris Shugart wrote about something he called "the transition." He said there …

14 Women Writers Recommend Books for Men

From Audre Lorde's book of essays to Margaret Atwood's chilling fiction.<p>When I finished <i>Sex Object,</i> Jessica Valenti's memoir about sexism in everyday life, I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it: hand it off to every guy in my life with a little note that said, "Please read now." While it's …

The 14 Smart Books You'll Want To Read at the Beach This Summer

When you're lounging near the surf (or even at the pool).<p>Sure, you can take some trashy lit to the beach with you, but wouldn't you rather impress your fellow sunbathers with some quality reading? Feed your brain while you catch some rays this summer with this assortment of great books that will be …

5 Meal Prep Strategies From a Guy Who Does It For a Living

Get your oven mitts ready because these meal prep tips are on fire.<p>There are many ways to be a chef these days besides working at a restaurant. You can serve the every whim of hedge fund billionaires and pop queens. You can travel the world apprenticing with groundbreaking chefs and yoda-like …

The 10 Best Music Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: May 30th</b><p>Whether they’re about an artist, a band, or maybe just a particular place and time, music documentaries have a unique ability to let their soundtrack be a central aspect to their storytelling. With a selection varying from artist biographies, music history lessons, and those …

11 Incredible TV Shows That No One's Talking About

We're bringing the buzz for these unsung gems<p><i>Game of Thrones</i>, <i>Stranger Things</i>, <i>Black Mirror</i>... yadda yadda yadda.<p>If you're looking for some new pub ammo, we recommend checking out these 12 brilliant TV shows and recommending them to all your friends. Talk up these underrated gems and everyone will …

TV

5 Sleep-Habit Tweaks To Help You Adjust To Daylight Savings Time

Here are a few ways to cushion the mental and physiological blow from that hour of sleep you’re about to lose.<p>When your clocks jump forward, you’ll lose a full hour of sleep and wind up with a 23-hour day. The shift may seem pretty insignificant, but it affects your daily circadian rhythms and …

The idea that could save Canadians’ retirements

There is a big idea that could improve Canadians' retirements. All that's needed is a politician willing to tackle the issue.<p>The right leader could open the doors to a category of financial products known broadly as longevity insurance. These products could be offered either by government or by the …

Lisa Feldman Barrett: Can We Really Tell How Other People Are Feeling?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Decoding Our Emotions.<p><b>About Lisa Feldman Barrett's TED Talk</b><p>Identifying basic emotions in others — like fear, sadness or anger — seems instinctive, but psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett says we're doing more guesswork than we think.<p><b>About Lisa Feldman Barrett</b><p>Lisa …

The 50 Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time

Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention and plaudits that the genre’s horn blowers – <b>saxophonists</b> and <b>trumpeters</b>, in particular …