Joel Studebaker

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Meghan Daum on Rolling Stone, personal essays, Internet culture: “We’re so driven by the idea that one person’s story can guide an entire narrative”

The acclaimed essayist explains why we need more reporting, more facts – and perhaps fewer essays and opinions<p>The first person is a tradition I relate to and that I use; historically it’s been the voice I work in. But the hair on the back of my neck stands up when I’m referred to as a …

11 Better-For-You Baking Swaps

There’s something that feels so right about indulging in a rich brownie or a frosted, fluffy cupcake. But it’s no secret that baking staples aren’t making anyone’s superfood list.<p>Luckily, we’ve found a way to help you feel better about treating yourself: make some simple substitutes in your …

A Wells Fargo Employee Emailed The CEO Asking For A $10,000 Raise And He CC'd 200,000 Other Employees

He also CC'd 200,000 other Wells Fargo employees on the email to CEO John Stumpf. Talk about some chutzpah!<p>Oates confirmed to The Oregonian that a copy of the letter posted on Reddit was authentic.<p>In the letter, Oates brought up the issue of income inequality. He pointed out that Stumpf took home …

Dark matter may have been detected – streaming from the sun’s core

An unusual signal picked up by a European space observatory could be the first direct detection of dark matter particles, astronomers say.<p>The findings are tentative and could take several years to check, but if confirmed they would represent a dramatic advance in scientists’ understanding of the …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

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Photographer's Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

Discovery Channel's 'Hawaii' Shows Just How Amazing The Islands Are

“It was nature’s greatest experiment in evolution, an experiment that asked a big question: What would happen if you put the world’s most active volcano in the wettest place on the planet, and then made it all so remote, that everything that happened here happened in complete isolation from the …

Stephen King Explains Why He Still Hates Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING

8 signs the rich have way too much money

They control our world but barely even live in it<p>The statistics about wealth inequality in this country are both astonishing and alarming. But statistics can’t tell the entire story if they’re presented in isolation. Our country is increasingly being turned into a plaything for the ultra-rich.<p>Here …

Arctic will be basically ice-free by summer 2050, NOAA study says

It's been apparent for several years now that the Arctic is melting. But it's melting much faster than most studies previously predicted. As early as 2020 and no later than 2050, it will be almost completely ice-free, according to a new paper out this week. "It's pretty scary how rapidly all this …

Privacy Contrasts with Startling Openness in Thai House

A private oasis of a top-floor bedroom and a master bathroom with a glass wall facing the swimming pool are the two main contrasting features of …