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Gender is dead, long live gender: just what is ‘performativity’?

Gender is burdened by a lot of adjectives these days. It’s non-binary, it’s fluid, it’s ‘over’. According to the American rapper Young Thug, an …

American Philosophy

The history of the 'ideal' woman and where that has left us

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hidden in the halls of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York are historic textiles and glamorous garments, many of which hold secrets from years past.<p>Yet no matter how aesthetically unique or historically significant a particular piece of fashion may be, most visitors to the …

Artists

Hear Hours of Lectures by Michel Foucault: Recorded in English & French Between 1961 and 1983

Tucked in the afterward of the second, 1982 edition of Hubert Dreyfus and Paul Rabinow’s <i>Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics</i>, we …

Self Control

The Third Gender

“There are women, men, and <i>muxes</i>,” says a non-binary individual from the Mexican town of Juchitan in Ivan Olita’s short documentary. “We have our own muxe identity, which is what defines us.”

Industrial Revolution

Maria Cook and Lance Compa were only looking to kill a sleepy Sunday afternoon when they drove 20 minutes south of their home in Ithaca, New York, to see a house that a real estate circular had teased as an “architect-designed modern."<p>Maria Cook and Lance Compa were only looking to kill a sleepy …

Architecture

10 Zen Homes That Champion Japanese Design

From mono no aware, the awareness of the transience of things, to wabi-sabi, the appreciation of imperfection, Japanese design principles have influenced architects all over the world.<p>Rhythmic wooden structural frames, narrow corridors, internal courtyards, sliding screen doors, tansu-style hidden …

Architecture

The Greenhills House

Portland, Oregon<p>A Portland Home Embraces Indoor-Outdoor Living on a Challenging Sloped Lot<p>A creative family of five wanted to build a functional home that catered to their teenaged kids while also giving the owners an adult retreat with entertainment-ready living areas. Portland’s Southwest Hills …

Living Rooms

4 Proven Methods for Learning Faster | Inc.com

<i>What can we do to learn better and faster? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Brett Wingeier, CTO and co-founder of Halo Neuroscience, on Quora:</b><p>Learning can be hard work. That's what …

Self-improvement

11 things successful people do in the first 3 months at a new job

You landed the job. Congrats!<p>Now it's time to make your boss love you by becoming a star employee. Start with these 11 things successful people do to make the most of the first three months in a new position.

11 job interview tricks that are hard to master, but will pay off forever

<b>• If you're wondering how to interview for a job, these tips</b> <b>can help you really take your interview game to the next level.</b><p><b>• From slowing down your speech to doing your homework when it comes to salary, these strategies will pay off in your next job interview.</b><p>Okay, you've wowed your potential …

A homophobic slur before the fight, a barrage of death blows in the ring

Did Emile Griffith’s outrage at a pre-fight insult intensify his fighting?<p>It should have been a great fight. In March of 1962, welterweights Emile …

Boxing

Racing Through the Dunes at the Dakar Rally: Pictures

Baltic States

Here’s an ancient philosophy so simple even a 5-year-old could understand it

The great Richard Feynman said that if someone can’t explain something simply to a novice -- at the freshman lecture level -- it’s because they don’t …

How to write a prize-winning short story

Short story writing takes great skill. You have to engage your reader and get them invested in your characters – all in under 4,000 words. Here are …

Incredibly Realistic Sculptures By A Japanese Artist Kazuhiro Tsuji

Kyoto-based artist Kazuhiro Tsuji has been shocking people with his incredibly lifelike sculptures of famous people. His perfect bust of Abraham …

Learn About Japan's "Third Gender" in a Fascinating Historical Art Exhibition

‘A Third Gender,' currently on view at the Japan Society in New York, explores the unique occurrence of an alternative gender of sorts in Edo period Japan.<p>Whether you oppose the gender binary or don't, there is increasingly insurmountable evidence that gender is a social construct. Throughout …

Lilac Drive

Montecito, California<p>The 3,500 square-foot Lilac Drive Residence is located on a lush lot in the foothills of Montecito, California. The two-story home is comprised of three bedrooms and three bathrooms, with the second story devoted to the master suite.<p>The property is densely covered in oak trees …

Swimming Pools

Drilling the Basics for BJJ Success

<b>The best athletes in the world all have something in common.</b> They spend thousands of hours drilling and practicing technique outside of practice. The …

Advice for BJJ Beginners - From MMA and BJJ Pros

I recently began teaching a women’s only Brazilian jiu jitsu class at Titans MMA in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Now that I am a purple belt, I feel as …

Learn How to Code From Your Couch With This Complete Web Developer Course 2.0

From HTML to Bootstrap.<p>Do you need to get your website up to scratch, or want to make some extra money building sites for others?<p>Web development is a …

Web Design

10 top tips to improve your sketching skills

When you are trying to master the art of how to draw and sketch, there are many things to bare in mind. In 3dtotal Publishing’s latest book, 'Masters …

You can now get a free photography diploma from Harvard

As academic hopefuls face more debt than ever just to brush up on the skills of their choice, Harvard university is making the art of photography more accessible – and, more importantly, cheap. You can now ace a course from the prestigious institution for absolutely nothing from the comfort of your …

These Are the Jaw-Dropping Winners of the 2016 Monochrome Awards Photography Contest

These stunning images are among the winners of the 2016 Monochrome Awards, an international competition that celebrates the best black-and-white …

Nature Photography

Discuss: What's the Best Idea You've Seen in a Kitchen?

As a multifunctional space, the kitchen is often the setting for innovative design ideas.<p>What people choose to do with their kitchens may come as a surprise and a delight. From clever systems that streamline the workspace to stunning tile work to storage solutions, there are myriad ways to …

Kitchens

The 45 Most Creative Infographics Of 2016

With nearly a decade in the infographics game, our parent company, Column Five, has seen the good, the bad, and the straight-up cringeworthy. But a …

Want To Be A Better Photographer? Harvard Just Uploaded A Free Photography Course Online

No filter needed.<p>Thanks to the arrival of the smartphone, we’ve become a generation of amateur photographers, sharing our best #nofilter efforts with …

Getting out of Auto: Understanding Aperture

What is aperture?<p>In simple terms, aperture refers to the opening of a lens diaphragm through which light passes. Changing this setting – which is …

Loft Apartment by OFD architects

Lofts

100 Years Of Infographics From National Geographic

A new tome from Taschen explores why National Geographic‘s approach to information design has changed little since the 1800s.<p>The fact that <i>National Geographic</i> continues to be a collector’s item when other print magazines are struggling—there’s even a popular eBay guide for selling them–is testament …

Samurai concept aimed at making Japan (aesthetically) great again

Traditional Japanese design is based on seven Zen aesthetic principles. Simplicity and removal of clutter. Dynamic, balanced asymmetry. Naturalness …

Japan