Stephen Ellis

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Document Fight Slows Inquiry of Affirmative Action at Harvard

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is threatening to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over student and applicant records, as the Justice Department presses forward with an unusual civil rights investigation into whether the university’s affirmative-action admissions practices amount to …

Civil Rights

6 of The Biggest Misconceptions About Happiness, According to Science

And real things you can do about it.<p>Some people see happiness as the feeling in a small moment - a chat between old friends, a warm meal. Some see it …

Happiness

Sleep deprivation can rapidly reduce the symptoms of depression

It may sound counter-intuitive, but for decades it has been known that sleep deprivation can rapidly alleviate symptoms of depression. A new …

Sleep

Twitter Users School SheaMoisture On Race, Authenticity

Looking for new customers may sound like Marketing 101, but SheaMoisture’s latest effort earned it an “F” in a swift and blistering lesson from …

Young Americans Have No Interest in the Most In-Demand Jobs, New Data Finds

There's a huge disparity between the work that will need to be done in the next decade and the people who will be willing to do it.<p>In a decade, who's going to fix your vehicle, deliver your mail or landscape your yard? Probably not the teenagers you know, at least if they have anything to say about …

Demographics

More Men Are Taking ‘Women’s’ Jobs, Usually Disadvantaged Men

Even as women moved into men’s jobs, in fields like medicine, law and business, men did not flock to the lower-status jobs that women mostly did.<p>That’s changing. Over the last 15 years, according to a new study, men have been as likely to move into predominantly female jobs as the other way around …

Brillant Representation of Our Solar System

Chicago-based graphic designer Justin Van Genderen is famous for his collaborations with Nissan and Mazda, through his sutdio 2046 Design. For …

Posters

Tech workers complain about cost of living increases in San Francisco

A tech worker in Silicon Valley said his six-figure salary is not enough to support a family in the famed California region.<p>The Guardian reported that a Twitter employee, whose base salary is $160,000, is finding it difficult to raise a family in San Francisco.<p>“Families are priced out of the …

Researchers Have Woven a ‘Smart’ Fabric That Mimics One of Our Bodies’ Hardiest Tissues

They hope to replace worn-out human joints.<p>For the first time, researchers have created a ‘smart’ fabric that mimics a type of special human tissue …

Wales

Teacher lowers grade for Native American students who sat during Pledge of Allegiance

Leilani Thomas's protest of the Pledge of Allegiance may be generating attention in light of similar recent protests by athletes around the United …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Siblings

What 2,000 Calories Looks Like At Every Major Fast-Food Chain

The Food and Drug Administration recommends an average daily intake of 2,000 calories.<p>Healthier, more transparent practices are making their way into …

Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friends

Ready?<p>"I'm just too intelligent."<p>Be sure to come with plenty of supporting evidence, namely an IQ score and the results of a recent study on the "<b>savanna theory of happiness</b>." Your pals will be sure to understand.<p>The study, led by psychologists at Singapore Management University and the London …

The 47 Most Mind-Bendingly Gorgeous Dresses from Couture Week

Bury me in Valentino (or any one of the following—not picky).<p>Made by the many to be worn by the few, haute couture is more about showmanship and bravura than actual sales. Here, we celebrate last week's excess with 47 of the most outrageously beautiful looks.

Ralph & Russo

Uber and Snapchat Are Making Bill Gurley's Unicorn Fears Come True

Don’t say Bill Gurley didn’t warn you.<p>The Benchmark venture capitalist lamented in a blog post in April that the high numbers of “unicorns”—private …

Why We See Guns That Aren’t There.

When George Zimmerman saw Trayvon Martin walking down the street in Sanford, Florida, he quickly assumed that the Black, hoodie-clad teenager was …

Psychology

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Artist Uses a Rake to Create Amazingly Large Sand Paintings

Artist Andres Amador takes unconventional art to a whole other level with his incredible sand paintings. Using the beach as his enormous canvas and rakes as his brushes, Amador creates massive, eye-catching murals featuring geometric and floral patterns. The sand artist uses his whole body to …

Hypnotic Fusion of Portraits by Antonio Mora

Spanish photographer Antonio Mora fuses standard portraits with landscape, animal, and abstract photography, resulting in extraordinary combinations. His ongoing <i>Dream Portraits</i> transform two separate images by combining them into one frame and thereby reconfiguring their visual power.<p>Playing with …