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‘Americanitis’: The Disease of Living Too Fast

How a 19th-century nervous condition shaped the way modern Americans think about health and happiness<p>In the decades after the Civil War, a lot of things were changing in the (re-)United States. The late 19th century and early 20th saw a huge increase in the country’s population (nearly 200 percent …

Visualizing the future of cities with New York's ex-transportation chief

<b>Andrew J. Hawkins: What do you see as being some of the most significant changes that are happening now and that will change how cities look?</b><p>Janette Sadik-Khan: I think a lot of people don’t realize how close we are to seeing autonomous vehicles on the street. I think that it’s five or ten year …

Transportation

Today’s Cars Are Parked 95% of the Time

Reports of the death of car-buying among millennials turn out to have been greatly exaggerated. But there’s one big reason ride-hailing services like …

Why Mistakes Are Often Repeated

Several recent studies show how the brain fails to learn from past experience, dooming us to relive our errors.<p>If there’s anything that stings more than wasting good money on a subpar outing, it’s doing so repeatedly—but still, the depths of TripAdvisor teem with accounts of mistakes that were made …

Ready for a different Meghan Trainor? She says she's 'intense' with new album 'Thank You'

Meghan Trainor wants to show she’s more than “All About That Bass.”<p>The body-positive anthem from this Massachusetts native was inescapable when it was released in 2014. Between its breezy catchiness and divisive lyrics -- it’s dismissal of "skinny bitches" yielded endless thinkpieces around the …

The Reasons We Work

Why do you go to work? Chances are it’s got something to do with money. But as most of us know, it’s more complicated than that. “There is a spectrum …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Self-help

The deviousness of dementia | Dasha Kiper

When memory disappears, something more than memory gets lost. This is how a world begins to unravel – and how caregivers unwittingly become part of the chaos<p>In November 2010, when I was 25 years old, I moved in with a man who was 98. This man, whom I’ll call Mr Schecter, wasn’t a friend or relation …

Dementia

The 1% Now Owns Half Of All The Wealth In The Entire World

While wages stagnate, stock prices rise and the rich get richer.<p>If you’re lucky enough to be a member of the global 1%, last year was another good year to be alive (every year is pretty great, though). Your wealth bracket increased its share of global riches so that it holds just over half of …

Inside the Oculus, New York's insane-looking, $4 billion train station

World Trade Center

Deepest part of the world's ocean is incredibly noisy, scientists say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Unlike deep space, the deep sea is not a silent oasis, according to newly released recordings.<p>Researchers shared audio clips of ambient noise that were captured at a depth of more than 36,000 feet, about 7 miles, in the Mariana Trench, near the U.S. territory of Guam, according to a …

Seafloor

These Reporters Are Struggling To Adjust To Life After Covering Death

Years of violence at the hands of Mexico’s drug cartels made Ciudad Juárez the murder capital of the world. The city is now recovering, and BuzzFeed News' Karla Zabludovsky joins the local crime reporters as they try to come to terms with the death they witnessed.<p>CIUDAD JUÁREZ, México — The police …

Norway Is Investing Nearly $1 Billion in Bike Highways

Norway has just made a serious commitment to becoming more bike-friendly. The Scandinavian country recently announced a plan that includes spending …

W Chair – the Truly Ergonomic Desk Chair

Price: $336.60If you’re going to sit in a chair for eight hours a day you should be doing it right. Sit more comfortably and healthily with the W …

Study Investigates The Ideal Body For Men And Women

Here is a harrowing stat for your Monday morning – 29% of men think about their appearance at least 5 times a day. Clearly physical appearance is …

Virtual reality will be stuck in limbo until it gets its own language

Virtual reality is being hailed as the Next Big Thing, the newest tech trend that will upend all our lives and make a handful of Silicon Valley wunderkinds very, very rich (already happening as we speak). If you’re old enough to remember past high profile failures in VR like Nintendo’s Virtual Boy …

Sanders wins Maine decisively

Bernie Sanders has won the Democratic caucuses in Maine, according to the Associated Press.<p>The Vermont senator's victory is his third of the weekend, along with wins in Kansas and Nebraska on Saturday, and his eighth state overall.<p>Sanders had courted the state's voters aggressively, while …

This is how much humans actually grow when they go to space

Contrary to certain tall tales.<p>The human body is meant to exist under the force of gravity. So when we do crazy things like send it up into space where the weight of this force is slim to none, weird things are going to happen. Here’s one: On Twitter this past Monday, Japanese astronaut Norishige …

Beauty and Beasts

“Knight of Cups” and “Zootopia.”<p>The new Terrence Malick film, “Knight of Cups,” sets off in hearty English style. We hear the voice of Sir John Gielgud, intoning the opening lines of “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” and the celestial cadences of Vaughan Williams’s “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.” …

Kendrick Lamar’s Latest Restless Innovation

The second half of “untitled 07|2014-­2016,” one of the last tracks on Kendrick Lamar’s new, abruptly released EP, “untitled unmastered,” is a scratchy recording of Lamar accompanied by a single electric guitar and obviously surrounded by several friends. He alternates between singing a song that …

Kendrick Lamar

Exploring Yosemite and San Francisco with the kids and grandkids

<i>Our readers share tales of their rambles around the world.</i><p><b>Who:</b> Gay and T. Woodson “Woody” Rogers (authors) of McLean; daughter Anne Davis of Leesburg; and daughter Kathryn Purselle, along with her husband, Matt, and children, Louise, Caroline and Thomas, all of Decatur, Ga.<p><b>Where, when, why:</b> For …