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'Basquiat: Rage to Riches' Is the Last Doc We Need on the Iconic Artist

The mythical artist's family comes forward with grounding anecdotes that suggest we should stop searching for an otherworldly man behind the world-shaking art.<p>Whether you encounter his art in a museum, in a house, on a T-shirt, or on social media, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s urgent, frenetic …

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Why I’m Making the Transition from Copywriter to UX Design

I can hear my super traditional Filipino mom criticizing me for making yet another career “transition” at this point in my life, wishing that I would …

UX Design

9 Odd Morning Rituals That Will Supercharge Your Day

Would you like to get out of the starting blocks faster when your alarm clock sounds?<p>If so, you need a morning ritual or routine you adhere to without question. Beethoven, for example, went for an early morning walk each day with a pocket notebook to capture ideas before composing.<p>He did all …

High Level

A Beginner’s Guide to Freelance Writing

Although I love creative writing (and want it to be my full time job forever please) I have yet to make any money from it.<p>Okay, that’s not strictly …

Writing

A Killer Marketing Plan for Startup Entrepreneurs

Why break the bank for your marketing needs when you can brainstorm your way to a killer marketing plan? The best marketing ideas are simple and …

Customers

Scientists Gave MDMA to Octopuses—and What Happened Was Profound

When humans take the drug MDMA, versions of which are known as molly or ecstasy, they commonly feel very happy, extraverted, and particularly …

Ecstasy (Drug)

What Do Most People Misunderstand About Einstein's Theory Of Relativity?

<i>What do most people misunderstand about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Paul Mainwood, Doctorate in Philosophy of Physics, on Quora:</b><p>Most people get …

Thermodynamics

15 Phenomenal Historical Fiction Books That Bring Your Favorite Era to Life

Historical fiction books are like doors that give us a glimpse into the past. Aside from attracting history buffs hungry for adventure and …

Time Travel

Reimagining of Schrödinger’s cat breaks quantum mechanics — and stumps physicists

In a multi-‘cat’ experiment, the textbook interpretation of quantum theory seems to lead to contradictory pictures of reality, physicists claim.<p>In …

Quantum Mechanics

Astronomers Spot Unprecedented Glow Around Neutron Star, and Whatever It Is, It’s Important

Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have glimpsed a neutron star unlike any seen before.<p>Neutron stars, which contain more mass than the Sun …

University of Toronto

Bizarre Phenomenon Suggests Objects Can Be Two Temperatures at Once

The famous thought experiment known as Schrödinger's cat implies that a cat in a box can be both dead and alive at the same time — a bizarre …

Physics

'Accessory To War' An Uncomfortable Wake-Up Call For Some

Any doubts that science has a dark side were extinguished when, on August 6, 1945, an American Air Force B-29 bomber dropped the atomic bomb Little Boy on Hirsoshima.<p>Three days later, Fat Man, a plutonium implosion-type bomb, was dropped in Nagasaki, prompting Japan to surrender.<p>Just weeks before, …

Moon Landing

Major schizophrenia breakthrough finds immune cells on the wrong side of the tracks

For so long schizophrenia was seen as a disorder exclusively of the mind, but new lines of research are uncovering evidence that its machinations may …

Immune System

Why Is M-Theory the Leading Candidate for Theory of Everything?

The mother of all string theories passes a litmus test that, so far, no other candidate theory of quantum gravity has been able to match.<p>It’s not …

String Theory

Astronomers Have Found the Universe's Missing Matter

Astronomers have finally found the last of the missing universe. It’s been hiding since the mid-1990s, when researchers decided to inventory all the …

Galaxies

How to pull a friend out of the conspiracy theory rabbit hole

<b>(AP/Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>It’s not a blue pill or a red pill, but a poison pill<p>Mick West<p>September 16, 2018 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted with permission from “Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect” by Mick West. Copyright 2018 by Skyhorse Publishing,</i> …

Conspiracies

Karl Ove Knausgaard: ‘I don’t know why more people don't read Mein Kampf’

‘There is no chance that anyone could become a Nazi by reading that book,’ says the Norwegian author who discusses his autobiographical novels, his love of schnitzel and Liverpool FC<p>For anyone who has read all or part of the six volumes of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s autobiographical novel <i>My Struggle</i>, I …

Biographies

The Brilliant, Playful, Bloodthirsty Raven

A new book from Christopher Skaife is a beguiling, fascinating, and highly amusing account of the strangely magical birds.<p>I can make a passable imitation of a raven’s low, guttural croak, and whenever I see a wild one flying overhead I have an irresistible urge to call up to it in the hope that it …

Ravens

How to shut up that insistent negative voice in your head

Your brain is just trying to protect you, but the constant stream of self-doubt is holding you back. Here are some tactics to override it.<p>Have you ever found yourself facing a new challenge and suddenly a thought emerges in your head–“I can’t do this,” “I’m going to fail”? These negative thoughts …

Self-confidence

2 Brutal Truths About Losing Weight and Getting Fit That Few People Are Willing to Admit

A few weeks ago, I was at the gym doing dips and realized I was stuck. I typically do 50 dips at the end of my chest and triceps workout just to round off the session. A year ago, I could accomplish that in two sets: 32 and 18, or 30 and 20, or if I was especially tired, 26 and 24, but two sets was …

Fitness

An Amazing Reaction Happens When a Plant Gets Hurt, Making Them More Similar to Animals

We could watch these videos all day.<p>When plants are under attack - say, for instance, by an insect making a tasty leaf meal - their defence systems …

Calcium

Finally, a cure for insomnia?

We live in a golden age of sleeplessness. The buzz of the all-night streetlamps, the natter of 24-hour news anchors, the scrolling Niagaras of social media feeds have built a world that is hostile to sleep. Night is no longer clearly delineated from day. The bedroom is no longer a refuge from the …

Work From Home Jobs: These 29 Companies Will Hire You Whether You're At Home Or Traveling The World

For many of us, to work from home is the ultimate indication of freedom. It means that you own both your time and your space, that your life is firmly within your control. Yet not every job can be done from afar. Some jobs, like being a pilot or a flight attendant, must be done from a certain place …

List-Worthy

Researchers Discover a Pattern to the Seemingly Random Distribution of Prime Numbers

The pattern has a surprising similarity to the one seen in atom distribution in crystals.<p>Often known as “the building blocks of mathematics,” prime numbers have fascinated mathematicians for centuries due to their highly unpredictable and seemingly random nature. However, a team of researchers at …

X-rays

The 3 requirements for achieving huge goals (according to psychology)

According to the “Expectancy Theory of Motivation,” three things must occur for a person to be deeply and fully motivated toward their goals.<p>If you …

Self-improvement

Mark Rothko on How to Be an Artist

COMPOSITION, 1959.<br>Mark Rothko<br>Leopold MuseumMark Rothko, 1961. Photo by Kate Rothko/Apic/Getty Images.Famed Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko …

Artists

A Message To Those Who Body-Shame People At The Gym: Shame On You

To anyone out there who feels the need to criticise other people about their body shape, hear me loud and clear…<p>Jameela Jamil<p>Three weeks ago, I …

The Brain

The Body's Reaction to Exercise Could Signal Later Cardiovascular Problems

"Given the future risk of cardiovascular disease, this could be an identifier."<p>In general, we know that exercise improves heart health. But …

High Blood Pressure

More Older Americans Are Turning To Marijuana

Members of the generation that came of age in the era of marijuana are reaching for weed in their golden years.<p>A study published in the journal <i>Drug and Alcohol Dependence</i> this month suggests that increasing numbers of middle aged and older adults are using marijuana — and using it a lot.<p>The …

Middle Age

Exploring consciousness using psychedelics

DMT is a potent psychedelic drug used for centuries in ritual contexts. It induces rich experiences characterised by feelings of deep immersion into …