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The Best Coming-Of-Age Movies

Growing up is hard to do. Before "adulting" — that is, clumsily impersonating our role models and pretending we have our lives together — became a …

Retirement

Dancing on Ice on Day 11 at the Olympics: Pictures

Winter Olympics

Hand-painted illustrations from New York Fashion Week autumn/winter 2018

As we did in the fall, <i>Mic</i> has once again teamed up with our go-to fashion illustrator James Skarbek to hand paint some of our favorite looks from the …

Prabal Gurung

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 …

Guitar

How I Get It Done: Gayle King

Gayle King is a busy woman. She starts her days co-hosting <i>CBS This Morning</i> (with Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson), and then heads over to the …

Gayle King

Korean scrub mistress spills her secrets

<b>(CNN) —</b> For first-timers in a bathhouse in South Korea , stripping naked and soaking for hours in tubs with strangers often comes as a jolt.<p>The scrub corner in any jjimjilbang (a Korean facility that's a bathhouse, sauna and spa rolled into one) is the section newbies find most alarming.<p>This is …

CNN

Russia Isn’t the Only One Meddling in Elections. We Do It, Too.

Bags of cash delivered to a Rome hotel for favored Italian candidates. Scandalous stories leaked to foreign newspapers to swing an election in Nicaragua. Millions of pamphlets, posters and stickers printed to defeat an incumbent in Serbia.<p>The long arm of Vladimir Putin? No, just a small sample of …

Russia

China’s great leap forward in science

Chinese investment is paying off with serious advances in biotech, computing and space. Are they edging ahead of the west?<p>I first met Xiaogang Peng in the summer of 1992 at Jilin University in Changchun, in the remote north-east of China, where he was a postgraduate student in the department of …

China

Process of Elimination

Karl Campbell is a craftsman bedeviled by bad tools. He’s a middle-aged, medium-size, muscular Australian with a five-day beard and an intense gaze …

Genetics

Neither His Nor Hers

Architects are working to make all-inclusive bathrooms the new norm<p>In the privacy of a home, the notion of gendered bathrooms is seldom an issue, but step into the public realm—the office, the gym, school, or movie theater—and it’s suddenly a space that’s governed by a far more complex tangle of …

LGBTQI

Long Before Trump, We Were Obsessed With Presidential Hair

Back in the day, getting a lock of a president’s hair was cool, not creepy.<p>Americans have been curious about Donald Trump’s hair for a long time, and that curiosity has only increased since his election. But the fact is that Americans have had a thing for commander-in-chief coifs ever since George …

Hair

Missouri Fought For Years To Hide Where It Got Its Execution Drugs. Now We Know What They Were Hiding.

The state of Missouri did everything it could to keep secret where it got the drugs it used to put 17 inmates to death. Now, BuzzFeed News has discovered the supplier is a pharmacy repeatedly found to engage in hazardous practices that could put patients — and convicts — at risk.<p><b>The state of</b> …

Pharma

What an ayahuasca retreat showed me about my life

What the psychedelic drug ayahuasca showed me about my life.<p>When I finally puked on the fourth night, I felt an odd sense of pride.<p>Inside the loud, stuffy ceremony room, people were laughing, crying, chanting, gyrating, and, yes, vomiting, around me. When my time finally comes, I think: Just aim …

Mind

Can You Revise a Book to Make It More Woke?

In 2013, when Keira Drake sat down to write her debut young-adult fantasy novel, <i>The Continent</i>, she wanted to write about privilege, about the way …

Books

#MeToo in medicine: Women, harassed in hospitals and operating rooms, await reckoning

Inside a bright operating room, Dr. Christina Jenkins gripped her surgical clamp, ready to remove a skin graft.<p>With her was a scrub tech, an anesthesiologist, and, across the operating table, the attending physician — a veteran trauma and burn surgeon.<p>Jenkins, a resident at the time who was just …

Physiology

This Man's Drawings Of Life With His Wife And Kids Are So Relatable And Sweet

These are getting all up in my feels.

Digital Art

Can You Hack Coral to Save It?

On September 10, 2017, as Hurricane Irma drowned the Florida Keys with a five-foot storm surge and shredded houses with 130 mph winds, David Vaughan, a 65-year-old marine biologist, and Frank Slifka, a 67-year-old maintenance man, huddled inside the Elizabeth Moore Center for Coral Reef Research …

Weather

Match.com for Mullet Lovers (and Other Obscure Dating Sites)

There's no two ways about it; dating is very, <i>very</i> difficult. You'll always find someone who is <i>too</i> into themselves, <i>too</i> into their job, <i>too</i> into their ex, <i>too</i> into the gym, <i>too</i> into feet, or <i>too</i> into you, which makes things especially hard because you're perfect and deserve the best, right? But what do …

Relationships

How to Not Get Sick While Traveling

Nobody wants to suddenly come down with the flu on day 1 of vacation.<p>It’s cold and flu season, and if you didn't notice that by looking around at your dripping, sneezing friends and family, you’ll definitely become aware of the situation if you’re passing through an airport. There may be nothing …

Wellness

Meet the Sacklers: the family feuding over blame for the opioid crisis

Philanthropic heirs to OxyContin fortune have a ‘moral duty to help make this right’ says the widow of one of Purdue Pharma’s founders<p>US drug companies accused of being ‘cheerleaders’ for opioids<p>The Sackler Drug Rehab Facility, unlike the prestigious Sackler art galleries of New York and London …

Satire

How presidents spent their birthdays

<i>What’s the deal with Presidents' Day?</i><p><i>It started as a celebration of George Washington’s birthday on Feb. 22. But in the 1970s, the holiday was moved to the third Monday in February to create more three-day weekends. To help kick off the celebration, The Post’s Lillian Cunningham, host of the</i> …

Calvin Coolidge

The strange power of the ‘evil eye’

From the Eye of Horus to Gigi Hadid, ‘for thousands of years the eye has maintained its steady hold on the human imagination,’ writes Quinn Hargitai.<p>When it comes to warding off the mystic malevolent forces of the world, there is perhaps no charm more recognised or renowned than the ‘evil eye’. …

Ancient History

Tools of Trump’s Fixer: Payouts, Intimidation and the Tabloids

As accounts of past sexual indiscretions threatened to surface during Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign, the job of stifling potentially damaging stories fell to his longtime lawyer and all-around fixer, Michael D. Cohen.<p>To protect his boss at critical junctures in his improbable political …

Donald Trump

The latest brain hack to get ahead in Silicon Valley: flashcards

Eager to keep up with the pace of change, some Silicon Valley researchers are embracing a grade-school technique to enhance their cognition and memory.<p>Michael Nielsen, a research fellow at Y Combinator Research, a division of Silicon Valley’s top startup accelerator, took to Twitter last week to …

Silicon Valley

A crisis counselor on the struggle to respond to mass tragedies

In the wake of the Florida shooting, a chaplain explains how she helps survivors cope.<p>In the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people, officials had a message that’s become a common refrain in the wake of these tragedies: Grief counselors would be available.<p>These …

Empathy

The More Gender Equality, the Fewer Women in STEM

A new study explores a strange paradox: In countries that empower women, they are less likely to choose math and science professions.<p>Though their numbers are growing, only 27 percent of all students taking the AP Computer Science exam in the United States are female. The gender gap only grows worse …

World Economic Forum

Big Air Meets Big Hair on Day 10 at the Olympics: Pictures

Winter Olympics

22 Cottage Decorating Ideas

1 of 22<p>Earn Your Stripes<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 22<p>Love Island Life<p>3 of 22<p>Go Retro<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 22<p>Line It Up<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 22<p>Be Bold in a Small …

Small Spaces

See 100 Years of Presidential Portraits, Leading Up to the Unveiling of Kehinde Wiley’s Inventive Barack Obama

On View<p>Show of the Day: "America's Presidents" (plus Barack Obama's presidential portrait) at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, …

Kehinde Wiley

9 quotes from U.S. presidents we can apply to our careers

On the third Monday of February, people around the United States close up shops, companies, and schools to honor the past presidents. As many of us …

Lyndon B. Johnson