Holly Shaw

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Your summer podcast guide: Why 2018 is the year of the 'podcast boom'

<b>Whether driving the car, sitting on a train, out running or doing the housework, more of us than ever before are choosing podcasts to keep us company.</b><p>The latest figures from Rajar suggest six million (11%) of us listen to a podcast each week.<p>That's up from 3.8 million in 2016.<p>While that's still a …

Love Island

7 secret beaches in South West England

1: Land's End and the Lizard, Gwynver<p>A wide slice of golden sand that has plenty of places to sit or stroll (even at high tide), Gwynver makes a …

The history of a city, as told through its trash

Today’s garbage is tomorrow’s archaeology.<p>Humans have been tossing stuff into rivers for thousands of years, whether it’s trash, wished-upon coins, lost items, or dramatically dumped, once-significant objects. That makes the river bed into a microcosm of human history and the development of …

Take a look around this bright and modern four-bed farmhouse in Devon

After lots of renovation work, the owners of this Victorian farmhouse put together a simple, modern look on a shoestring<p>Having fallen for a quaint, …

Living Rooms

The Neuroscience of Pain

Brain imaging is illuminating the neural patterns behind pain’s infinite variety.<p>On a foggy February morning in Oxford, England, I arrived at the John Radcliffe Hospital, a shiplike nineteen-seventies complex moored on a hill east of the city center, for the express purpose of being hurt. I had an …

Pain

The 15 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Will Make You Lock Your Doors

Serial killers, sadistic cartels, and sinister cults abound in our list of the absolute-best crime documentaries on Netflix (US) right now.<p>It’s no small secret: we’re obsessed with true crime. There’s probably a reason stories of assassination, murder, and torture keep us coming back for more. But …

Trump vs Nato: the trade war is becoming a security crisis

America won’t put up with Europe’s weakness on defence any more<p>For Theresa May, the most worrying part of Donald Trump’s talks with Kim Jong-un came two days before the two men met. The US President had arrived in Singapore early after escaping the G7 summit in Canada, still sore at being upbraided …

'They put us in a little box': how racial tensions shape modern soul music

Leon Bridges remembers the exact moment he realized something had gone wrong. It was June of 2016, and Bridges was performing a headlining set in front of a mixed crowd at the Roots music festival in Philadelphia when he noticed a visible disconnect with the black fans in his audience. As Bridges …

Vice Media Was Built on a Bluff. What Happens When It Gets Called?

Contour by Getty Images.<p>It was sunny in Williamsburg on the last Wednesday in May, which also happened to be the second day of a new era at Vice …

Journalism

Where killings go unsolved

Christopher Dickson felt justice had been served. For weeks, he’d bragged around his neighborhood about winning $5,000 in a dispute settled on the TV show “Judge Joe Brown.”<p>On a cool evening in July 2009, the 39-year-old auto mechanic emerged with his nightly tallboy from Dailey’s Package Liquors, …

Crime

The Decline of American Motherhood

The share of the U.S. population who are moms is the smallest it’s been in a quarter century.<p>As the American population grows, so does the number of American moms. But, more than a century after Mother’s Day became an official holiday, even as that number increases, the share of the American …

Demographics

What is the true cost of eating meat?

<b>What are the economics of meat?</b><p>Food and farming is one of the biggest economic sectors in the world. We are no longer in the 14th century, when as much as 76% of the population worked in agriculture – but farming still employs more than 26% of all workers globally. And that does not include the …

Agriculture

11 Chocolate Mousses That Prove the Dessert Isn't Just for Fancy Restaurants

Mousse may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of easy desserts. Instead, it likely brings to mind stark white tablecloths, …

10 books to read if you love Westworld

Books to Read After Re-Entering <i>Westworld</i>

Anatomy Of An Earworm: What Makes A Catchy Song?

You could spend hours dissecting what turns a song into the perfect earworm. But we can cut the whole thing short by noting what happens when we say …

Music

The culture of bailing: why we love cancelling plans

We’ve all been there. On Monday morning, organising drinks with a friend on Thursday seems like a great idea, then by the time Thursday afternoon rolls round, you want nothing more to head home and watch an episode of <i>Queer Eye</i>. Before you know it, you’ve sent a quick WhatsApp message to say you’ve …

The Failures of Anti-Trumpism

WACO, Tex. — Over the past year, those of us in the anti-Trump camp have churned out billions of words critiquing the president. The point of this work is to expose the harm President Trump is doing, weaken his support and prevent him from doing worse. And by that standard, the anti-Trump movement …

This Job Comes With a Free House on a Beautiful Island in Cornwall

Finally, a job that makes it easy to relocate.<p>A job opening for a Visitor Services Manager on St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, England, looks very …

How Did Lift Tickets Become So Expensive?

<b>Buy the ticket (If you can afford it). Take the ride.</b><p><i>Words: Jesse Huffman</i><i>(Originally published in the latest print volume of TransWorld SNOWboarding</i> …

Teenage Vandals Were Sentenced to Read Books. Here’s What One Learned.

A Virginia judge handed down an unusual sentence last year after five teenagers defaced a historic black schoolhouse with swastikas and the words “white power” and “black power.”<p>Instead of spending time in community service, Judge Avelina Jacob decided, the youths should read a book.<p>But not just …

Books

18 Documentaries That Have Shocking Endings

"I'm thinking the allegations are clearly false, and then...bam!"<p><i>Warning: Some spoilers ahead. Continue at your own risk.</i>

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

Trump and North Korea talks: The political gamble of the 21st Century

<b>South Korean leader Moon Jae-in is either a diplomatic genius or a communist set on destroying his country and US President Donald Trump is either a master of brinkmanship or a pawn in a more devious game - depending on who you speak to.</b><p>But it is the other actor in this saga, Kim Jong-un, the only …

North Korea

30 Living Rooms That'll Make You Want to Redecorate Immediately

You've got your bedroom looking cozy and the kitchen has been overhauled. Now it's time to turn your attention to the living room. Luckily, the lounge is one of the easiest rooms in the house to redecorate: a lick of paint, a new sofa (or cover) and some cleverly chosen ornaments, throws, and …

Inside the NRA’s Florida Strategy

On March 1st, Gov. Rick Scott did something shocking. He showed up unannounced on the floors of the Florida state Senate and House of Representatives …

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

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 …

'Show Us the Carnage'

After a previous horrific massacre via AR-15, the one in Las Vegas last winter in which a single murderer killed or injured <i>more than 600</i> people<i>,</i> readers wrote about that weapon and its history. For reference, those items were:<p>“Why the AR-15 Is So Lethal”<br>• “The Nature of the AR-15”<br>• “Why the AR-15 Was …

Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now

Our democracy is in serious danger.<p>President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or is a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy.<p>That is, either Trump’s real …

Donald Trump