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Hans Asperger aided and supported Nazi programme, study says

The Austrian doctor after whom Asperger syndrome is named was an active participant in the Nazi regime, assisting in the Third Reich’s so called euthanasia programme and supporting the concept of racial hygiene by deeming certain children unworthy to live, according to a study by a medical …

Autism

Apple publishes new ‘Families’ webpage with parental control tips & tricks

Apple is facing increased pressure from investors to do more to curb technology addiction and to give parents more control over how their kids use Apple products. Seemingly in response to those concerns, Apple today has launched a new “Families” page on its website, outlining what parents can do to …

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Obama Administration

36 TV Shows to Watch in 2018

The year’s most anticipated series include Lena Waithe’s The Chi, the return of Jessica Jones and American Crime Story, and more.<p>If 2017 welcomed a fleet of film mainstays to the small screen, 2018 is further bolstering television’s status as the medium of choice for actors and directors. The next …

TV

The Cover Story: Emily Blunt: World, Meet Your New Mary Poppins | Vanity Fair

Cover StoryFebruary 2018<p>Emily Blunt: World, Meet Your New Mary Poppins<p>Cover StoryEmily Blunt: World, Meet Your New Mary PoppinsThey don’t come more talented or tough-minded than Emily Blunt, but even she was initially daunted by the title role in <i>Mary Poppins Returns,</i> out next Christmas. The …

Emily Blunt

Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

A diet of fiber-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Indeed, the evidence for fiber’s benefits extends beyond any particular ailment: Eating more fiber seems to lower people’s mortality rate, whatever the cause.<p>That’s why …

Immune System

The Killer-Nanny Novel That Conquered France

Leïla Slimani’s best-seller explores the dark relationship of a mother and her babysitter.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>A year ago, I picked up a book, “Chanson Douce,” that I’ve thought about pretty much every day since. I was …

Literature

Zadie Smith on Tourists and Metaphors

<i>This week’s story, “The Lazy River,” is set at an all-inclusive hotel in Almería, in southern Spain, and takes its title from the hotel’s pool, where a steady current allows guests to float along, as if they’re in a river. The narrator says, “Sometimes we get out: for lunch, to read or to tan,</i> …

Creative Writing

Everything We Know About IKEA's 2018 Catalog So Far

The theme is "make room for life".<p>It's that time of year, when the IKEA lovers in your life start obsessively checking their mailbox in anticipation of the brand new catalog, full of new takes on Scandinavian decor and unconventional design inspiration. Maybe it's you checking your mailbox, every …

Furniture

The Best Listens of Summer

My 7 favorite podcasts<p>One of the surprise hits of new media these days is podcasts.<p>Many of the most popular ones are descendants of the 2014 hit …

Podcasting

An Ancient Cure for Alzheimer’s?

In 2011, Ben Trumble emerged from the Bolivian jungle with a backpack containing hundreds of vials of saliva. He had spent six weeks following indigenous men as they tramped through the wilderness, shooting arrows at wild pigs. The men belonged to the Tsimane people, who live as our ancestors did …

Dementia

Arundhati Roy’s Fascinating Mess

Being an activist and an artist is trickier than it sounds.<p>On the night she won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel, <i>The God of Small Things</i>, Arundhati Roy had a strange and frightening dream. She was a fish being ripped from the water by a bony emerald hand. A voice instructed her to make a …

Books

How The Handmaid’s Tale Freed Itself

The Hulu show was at its best when it moved beyond the source material, which bodes well for a second season.<p><b>This article contains spoilers through all ten episodes of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.</b><p>One of the most powerful scenes in Margaret Atwood’s <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> comes late in the novel, when …

TV

Bobbi Brown: I’m Ready To Start Another Revolution

<i>Bobbi Brown, makeup artist, author, and founder of her namesake cosmetics line, has decided to leave her company. In this letter, she reflects on the</i> …

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2016

From politics shows to horror series, highlights from a year of listening<p>Gone are the days of explaining what a podcast is: The arrival of money to the form and a continued increase in listeners has led to another banner year and the premiere of hundreds of shows to suit any listener’s audio …

Stranger Things

Fentanyl crisis: November death tally expected to reach 35 in Vancouver

The B.C Coroners Service is expected to release a tally of November overdose deaths on Monday, and officials expect the worst — predicting that 35 or …

Western Canada

How the Steven Galloway affair became a CanLit class war

A petition. A counter-petition. Apologies. Accusations. Canada’s most beloved authors have found themselves embroiled in an ugly controversy<p>In …

Canadian Literature

The History Behind America's Favorite Chair: The Eames Lounge and Ottoman - Dwell

Charles and Ray Eames often visited their friend Billy Wilder on his film sets. While working, the famed director would put together a makeshift lounge chair so that he could nap between takes. Something about his jerry-rigged seat struck a chord with the duo.<p>The couple already had significant …

Furniture

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

Here's How Wi-Fi Actually Works

Most computer users know little about how Wi-Fi works. In fact, one of the only things many do know is that sometimes it doesn’t. But even a little …

Wi-Fi

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Books

Attention: A Muscle to Strengthen

A doctor's recommendations for mental health evoke more philosophy than biology.<p>"Today is Thursday, the day of Meaning."<p>That's the message at the very top of the page. And from there down, almost everything about Amit Sood's website, stressfree.org, is couched in the self-help jargon that …

Mindfulness

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Artist Walks For Hours In Snowshoes To Create Sublime Snow Drawings

Sonja Hinrichsen is a snow artist. It's not her official title -- she conducts a lot of art interventions in nature, and pursues photography and good ol' fashioned ink drawings. But her snow drawings are nestled rightfully at the top of her artist website, revealing what happens when a professional …

Dust lane halo

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

Motivation

The Snowden Saga: A Shadowland of Secrets and Light

Whether hero or traitor, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is the most important whistle-blower of modern times, one whose disclosures will reverberate for decades to come. With extensive input from Snowden himself, Suzanna Andrews, Bryan Burrough, and Sarah Ellison have the …

Nigel Slater's brown rice, carrot and cashew pilau recipe

The recipe<p>Scrub and finely dice two medium carrots. Warm a slice of butter and a little oil in a frying pan, add a couple of roughly chopped spring onions and then the diced carrots. Let the carrots and spring onions colour lightly then add three whole cloves and a teaspoon of ground coriander. Add …

Momma Mia!

Grounded in her human-rights work, Mia Farrow can look back at another triumph—the loving home she created for 14 adopted and biological children. But she must also continue to deal with the wreckage from the sensational scandal that almost rent it apart 20 years ago. From Farrow and eight of her …