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The Hidden Price of Mindfulness Inc.

THE other morning, I woke up and brewed a cup of Mindful Lotus tea ($6 for 20 bags). On the subway, I loaded the Headspace app on my iPhone and followed a guided mindfulness exercise ($13 a month for premium content). Later in the day, I dropped by Mndfl, a meditation studio in Greenwich Village …

Lena Dunham Talks to Jane Fonda About Feminism, Hollywood Sexism and Dangerous Women

As <i>Girls</i> heads into its fifth -- and penultimate -- season, it's hard to believe that the show's creator and star, Lena Dunham, has only been on our screens for four years (six if you count the release of her beloved indie film, <i>Tiny Furniture</i>). From wonderfully capturing post-recession Millennial …

Feminism

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Why Doctors Die Differently

Careers in medicine have taught them the limits of treatment and the need to plan for the end<p>Years ago, Charlie, a highly respected orthopedist and a mentor of mine, found a lump in his stomach. It was diagnosed as pancreatic cancer by one of the best surgeons in the country, who had developed a …

Cancer

Philip Seymour Hoffman on Happiness

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Northern Lights: More than just a pretty light show

Humans have been fascinated by this unpredictable, eerie light show for centuries. But it’s amazing how little we know about the science behind it.<p>The thermometer on the car is reading -22C. Outside, we are standing in snow up to my knees. We’re in a region called Inari in Finnish Lapland, inside …

Astronomy

15 Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Shows to Hit in 2013

Dig through the local paper or community website in the spring and summer and it's easy to find car shows. But let's be honestif you've seen one bright red '57 Chevy with a swapped-in Corvette motor, you've seen 57 of them. It's the oddball events f<p>Dig through the local paper or community website …

Classic Cars

20 Brilliant Bookshelves for Modern Bookworms

As the famous saying goes, <i>I like big books and I cannot lie</i>. Even though we may take in most of our reading via an iPad or Kindle these days, we are still bookworms at heart. The warmth and character of a well-worn or brand new book is hard to beat. But those books of yours need a good home. Here …

The Children of China

When I was seven, I met my father’s youngest sister for the first time. She lived in the same village where her siblings were born and had spent their lives, but she went by a different last name. She looked different as well: pale skin—in a place where that was prized—glossy hair, and soft, …

Cheating to Learn: How a UCLA professor gamed a game theory midterm

On test day for my Behavioral Ecology class at UCLA, I walked into the classroom bearing an impossibly difficult exam. Rather than being neatly …