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When porn stars become escorts: Lucrative new trend could also be risky

<b>(Shots Studio via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>In a flagging industry, porn stars can make money escorting on the side. But the practice has some people worried<p>Ej Dickson<p>February 24, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>In 2007, the former adult performer Mariah Milano returned to porn after a seven-year hiatus from the …

The ultimate in space-saving travel tech

Trying to keep it to carry-on? This list of essential and compact travel gadgets and tips will make your trip easier – and your luggage lighter – without skimping on fun and convenience.<p>'Travel Gear' by Eric Ritchey. Creative Commons Sharealike Attribution licence<p><b>Ebook reader</b><p>Books are beautiful, …

Our Picks For Dinners, Parties, Where To Watch The Fireworks And More

It’s nearly New Year’s Eve, Philadelphia. Let the countdown to 2014 begin!<p>To ring in the coming year, there will once again be two sets of …

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How Relationships Refine Our Truths: Adrienne Rich on the Dignity of Love

From her stirring poetry to her timeless wisdom on love, loss, and creativity, beloved poet and feminist <b>Adrienne Rich</b> (May 16, 1929–March 27, 2012) endures as one of the most celebrated poets of the twentieth century, a remarkable woman of equal parts literary flair and political conviction. In a …

The Science of How Your Mind-Wandering Is Robbing You of Happiness

<i>“The main thing is to get what little happiness there is out of life in this wartorn world,”</i> Clare Boothe Luce advised her young daughter, <i>“because ‘these are the good old days’ now.”</i> And yet most of us are conditioned to escape into the past, into the future, into our to-do lists — to wander off …

Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose: The Science of What Motivates Us, Animated

The question of how to avoid meaningless labor and instead find fulfilling work brimming with a sense of purpose is an enduring but, for many, elusive cultural ideal. <b>Daniel Pink</b> tackles the conundrum in this wonderful animation by the RSA — who have previously sketch-noted such fascinating pieces …

The Go West! Craft Fest Brings More Than 40 Artists, Crafters And Designers To The Rotunda In University City, Sunday, December 15

’Tis the season for holiday craft fairs and pop-up markets!<p>This Sunday, December 15, take a shopping trip to The Rotunda in University City for the …

The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013

After the best biographies, memoirs, and history books of 2013, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating psychology and philosophy books published this year. (Catch up on the 2012 roundup here and 2011’s here.)<p>1. ON LOOKING: ELEVEN WALKS WITH …