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Hunter S. Thompson On Finding Your Purpose

In April of 1958, a 22 year-old Hunter S. Thompson wrote a letter on the meaning of life when asked by a friend for advice. What makes his response …

Another war in Iraq won’t fix the disaster of the last

The Yazidis need aid, but military intervention by states that destroyed Iraq will deepen the crisis now tearing it apart<p>They couldn’t keep away. Barely two years after US forces were withdrawn from Iraq, they’re back in action. Barack Obama has now become the fourth US president in a row to launch …

Good News, You Are Not Your Brain, And 12 Other Essays That Will Change Your Life

<i>Good News, You Are Not Your Brain,</i> And 12 Other Essays That Will Change Your Life<p>This was a pleasure to compile. A life hack for you: ask everybody …

Obama: "We tortured some folks" after 9/11

<b>WASHINGTON</b> -- The United States tortured al Qaeda detainees captured after the Sept. 11,2001 attacks, President Obama acknowledged Friday, in some of …

Australia's detention regime sets out to make asylum seekers suffer, says chief immigration psychiatrist

Guardian Australia exclusive: Doctor responsible for mental health of people in detention becomes the most senior figure to condemn system from within, saying immigration department deliberately harms vulnerable detainees in a process akin to torture<p>Asylum seekers’ medical records ‘being used …

The Social Laboratory

Singapore is testing whether mass surveillance and big data can not only protect national security, but actually engineer a more harmonious …

Interview with a sex offender

<i>On March 18, 2010, VOICE reporter Daniela Rocha conducted an hour-long interview with a 27 year old sex offender named Kurt Werner at the Adult</i> …

Crime

Digital photography: message and memory

<i>Photographs have a way of transporting us back to the time they were taken and dredging up hidden memories. However, new research shows that in our</i> …

Oxford University

Nature makes abstract visual art more captivating

There’s a two-storey warehouse wall in Melbourne’s western suburbs where man-made concrete uniformity has been transformed. On this enormous vertical …

Rippin' the Rainbow a New One | Radiolab | WNYC Studios

Hairstyling

Mirror, Mirror

The mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson posed a big question about mirrors in one of his best-known books: <i>Through the Looking-Glass</i> (yup, …

Asymmetry

Why Isn't the Sky Blue?

What is the color of honey, and "faces pale with fear"? If you're Homer--one of the most influential poets in human history--that color is green. And …

The Greatest Commencement Address of All Time: Joseph Brodsky’s Six Rules for Playing the Game of Life Like a Winner

The exquisite commencement address is a special kind of art, necessitating in equal parts the vulnerability of sharing personal experience and the challenge of extracting from it wisdom of universal resonance. Among history’s most memorable are Neil Gaiman on making good art, Debbie Millman on …

5½ Timeless Commencement Speeches to Teach You to Define Your Own Success

It’s that time of year again, the time when cultural icons and luminaries of various stripes flock to podiums around the world to impart their wisdom on a fresh crop of graduating seniors hungry to take on the world. After last year’s omnibus of timeless commencement addresses by J. K. Rowling</i> …

Advice on Living the Creative Life from Neil Gaiman

On the heels of last week’s timeless commencement addresses by icons like <b>David Foster Wallace</b>, <b>Ellen DeGeneres</b>, and <b>Ray Bradbury</b> comes this fantastic speech by Neil Gaiman, addressing the 2012 graduating class of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. (Which happens to be the technical …

10 Life Lessons I Learned from Surviving My 20s

On my 20th birthday, I got drunk and peed on some old ladies’ front lawn. A cop saw me and stopped me. Fortunately, I talked my way out of going to …

Calling it as it is: the minister for debasing the language

Morrison has been consistent if nothing else in regard to the last matter. In speeches in Parliament over the past few years, he has reiterated that …

Australia

Moving forward. Stop moving forward. Full stop.

The phrase is a favourite of presidents. Barack Obama, whose ''Moving America Forward'' slogan actually helped his re-election, uses the term on …

When words aren't enough, language can EVOOlve into something ugly

Since it takes up finite menu space to write four words of five, six, five and three letters, respectively, there is perhaps good reason to …

Language

Culture of hysteria hijacks our language

When, by contrast, something went well, Australians might respond to the query ''how'd you go?'' with the classically understated ''not too bad''. If …

The Incredible Shrinking United Nations

In early 2011, the United Nations seemed poised for a renaissance. After playing a marginal role in global conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the …

Why You Should Make Falling In Love A Priority

Recently I met up with a friend of mine in San Francisco and we got to talking about someone we both knew back in New York. My friend explained to me …

We Should All Be Hopeless Romantics

When you say that you are a hopeless romantic, it usually conjures up images of unrequited love, desperate affection, and a tendency to ascribe …

21 Things To Look For In A Best Friend

1. Calls you out on your bullshit. A best friend does not hesitate to tell you when you’re acting insane or behaving like an asshole. Although you’ll …

Wellesley High grads told: “You’re not special”

We’d been hearing good things over the weekend about Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr.’s faculty speech to the Class of …

Mind your slanguage

<b>Slang is sabotaging language, with some teenagers unable to speak in any other way, say critics. So should it be banned in schools?</b><p>From the Cockney rhyming calls of London's East End traders to teen speak, slang has always been part of Britain's rich and diverse language.<p>But young people are …

How To Miss Someone

Remove yourself, physically. Change time zones and continents or lock yourself away in your bedroom or do anything that will limit your contact with …

Do Not Send This Text

Listen, I want you to truly appreciate my sustained effort to pretend to be a reasonable human being. I’ve gone days without texting you, multiple …

What Second Chances Are Like

There are silences made just for us. –Roberto Bolaño<p>I can only think about my life lying next to someone at night, that time when the collapsed gills …