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How stories have shaped the world

From ancient epics to modern novels, some narratives have changed history and influenced the mindsets of generations, writes Martin Puchner.<p>From a young age, Alexander the Great was groomed to be the leader of Macedonia. The small kingdom in northern Greece was perpetually at war with its …

Literature

Our fiction addiction: Why humans need stories

From fireside folk tales to Netflix dramas, narratives are essential to every society – and evolutionary theorists are now trying to figure out why, writes David Robson.<p>It sounds like the perfect summer blockbuster.<p>A handsome king is blessed with superhuman strength, but his insufferable arrogance …

Literature

Why Orwell’s 1984 could be about now

Audiences around the world are re-reading George Orwell’s 1984, which is ‘a handbook for difficult times’, writes Jean Seaton.<p>Reading 1984, George Orwell’s claustrophobic fable of totalitarianism, is still a shock. First comes the start of recognition: we recognise what he describes. Doublethink …

Literature

Looking for an Emotional Detox? Try This Sequence from C.L.E.A.N.S.E. Yoga

Jason Crandell will awaken and strengthen your arms and upper body in this video sequence.<p>This restorative sequence will support your body and mind …

Yoga

Yin Yoga 101: A Simple Yin Meditation to Let Go of Your Inner Control Freak (and Why It Works)

13<p>SHARES<p>Want to learn a style of yoga that's focused on bringing balance—physically, energetically, and mentally? Join Josh Summers, founder of the …

Meditation

3 Yin Yoga Poses That Build Strong, Healthy Qi

0<p>SHARES<p>Want to learn a style of yoga that's focused on bringing balance—physically, energetically, and mentally? Join Josh Summers, founder of the …

Yoga

15 Keto-Friendly Dessert Recipes Because Life Sucks Without Sweets

It is I, your keto dessert fairy godmother.<p>Meat! Cheese! Butter! The foods you <i>can</i> eat on the keto diet are pretty damn amazing—but, uh, what about dessert tho? That's where it gets hard: Sweets are definitely a no-go (ice cream is out, even though you can have dairy); forget about delicious …

Dessert

4 Ways to Care for Your Crystals

222<p>SHARES<p>1. Soak<p>Add ½ tsp of sea salt to every cup of alkaline water in a glass bowl and stir. Add your crystal, making sure it is submerged. Close …

Spirituality

Chicago's Air Credits Makes Dystopian Music From A Not-So-Distant Future

Chicago rapper Showyousuck and producer STV SLV (pronounced "Steve Sleeve") make up Air Credits, one of NPR Music's 2018 Slingshot artists. The duo's music imagines a not-too-distant future when the planet's water supply has all but vanished and the landscape has turned to desert. WBEZ Chicago's …

Music

The Path of Stormy Daniels’s $130,000 Payment to Keep Quiet

It may prove to be the most-talked-about secret payment in American political history — the $130,000 that President Trump’s lawyer Michael D. Cohen paid to the pornographic film actress Stephanie Clifford to keep quiet about an alleged affair with Mr. Trump before he became president.<p>That payment …

Corruption

Pruitt Is Wrong on Burning Forests for Energy

As Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, was preparing to defend himself before Congress last week against charges of extravagant spending and other improprieties, he found time to travel to Cochran, Ga., to address the Georgia Forestry Association.<p>On the day after …

Forests

A Conspiracy Video Teaches Kids A Lesson About Fake News

<i>Our Take A Number series is exploring problems around the world through the lens of a single number. Today's number is 81, which is how many French schools a journalist visited to teach kids about disinformation on the Internet.</i><p>As the bell rings, students file into class at Maxence Van der Meersch …

Fake News

How Trump’s ‘Fake News’ Obsession Started a Global Plague of Censorship

The American president’s attacks on the news media have become a ‘trademark excuse for media repression’ across the globe.<p>PARIS – “Fake news.” From …

Donald Trump

The Relationship Between PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) commonly occur together. It has been found that many individuals with …

Mental Health

In ‘The Moralist,’ Woodrow Wilson and the Hazards of Idealism

Instead of “The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made,” Patricia O’Toole could have titled her new book “The Hypocrite.”<p>After all, as she herself points out, to lay claim to the moral high ground as often and as fervently as President Wilson did during his eight years in the White House …

History

The Real Villain Behind Our New Gilded Age

The comedian Chris Rock once said, “If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.” Populist revolts throughout the world may not count as street riots, but they do reflect disenchantment with not just our government but also liberal democracy itself.<p>In the past …

Economics

Why Is Fish Sex So Hot Right Now? An Investigation

Melissa Broder’s "The Pisces," like "The Shape of Water," offers romantic possibility to straight women who feel ready to give up on men.<p>Time for the easiest game of “if you loved this movie, read this book” ever: If you loved “The Shape of Water,” a movie about fish sex, you should definitely read</i> …

Sexual Harassment

Listening To Nas Makes Me Complicit In Misogynoir

As a teenager, there were few things more sacred than retaining sovereignty over my bedroom. Trespassers were unwelcome. But my parents, being parents, never passed up the opportunity to remind me of the hierarchy within our household.<p>So as one could imagine, I was incensed to discover one day that …

Music Charts

‘Ride-Or-Die’ Mentality Is Killing Black Women

When I was a young girl, I fell head-first into a sexy, sometimes one-sided but always thrilling love affair with hip-hop. My love for the genre grew a lot deeper when a handsome, young rapper from Queens, New York, came on the scene: Nas.<p>The first song I listened to was “One Love” from Nas’ debut …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Your Diet Might Be Causing Anxiety and Depression

You are what you eat. We’ve known this for a long time. Michael Pollan’s observation took it a step further: you are what what you eat eats. This is …

Overshadowed by Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace Was the Most Admirable Man in Science History

Scientific history is littered with bitter and fierce rivalries, as well as acrimony felt by those who history slighted. That wasn't the case with …

Evolution

This Is Your Brain On Ads: How Media Companies Hijack Your Attention

After you read this sentence, pause for a moment to think back on advertisements you first heard when you were a child.<p>Perhaps you recall a favorite jingle or the catchphrase of a cereal mascot. You probably can remember more than just one.<p>On this week's <i>Hidden Brain</i> radio show, we look at the shelf …

Media Industry

Poll: More Than Half of GOP Voters Believe Media Is the ‘Enemy of the People’

A Quinnipiac poll released this week reveals that a majority of Republican voters believe the media is “the enemy of the people.” In a survey of …

Voting

Lawyer Who Was Said to Have Dirt on Clinton Had Closer Ties to Kremlin Than She Let On

MOSCOW — The Russian lawyer who met with Trump campaign officials in Trump Tower in June 2016 on the premise that she would deliver damaging information about Hillary Clinton has long insisted she is a private attorney, not a Kremlin operative trying to meddle in the presidential election.<p>But newly …

Russia

Why The Teacher Walkouts Sweeping The Country Are A Feminist Issue

“I think women are just tired of feeling like we're second class. We’re tired of white men in power telling all of us what to do."<p>Yes, the teacher strikes that have swept states such as Arizona, West Virginia and Kentucky in recent months are a matter of substandard labor conditions. Teachers …

Education

The Deep Roots of Trump’s War on the Press

Long before cries of ‘fake news,’ there was Brent Bozell and his Media Research Center.<p>You couldn’t miss it. Arriving in Cleveland for the 2016 Republican National Convention, visitors found themselves staring at an enormous white billboard, slapped across the top of a tall concrete building in the …

Journalism

12 Famous Fairytale Princesses, And The Real Stories, Folktales, And Actual History That Inspired Them

Disney’s big screen adaptations of fairy tales and folk stories have become as well-known as the original stories on which they’re based — and, in …

Literature

Every Day, Tons Of Viruses Are Swept Into The Sky And Fall Back Down To Earth

Scientists now think they understand why so many viruses seem able to exist in widely varying ecosystems on Earth.<p>There are an enormous number of viruses that get sucked up into the outer atmosphere and then fall out of the sky and scatter across the globe, according to new research published in …

Biology

Enter an Online Interactive Documentary on M.C. Escher’s Art & Life, Narrated By Peter Greenaway

Despite their enormous popularity, the enigmatic works of Dutch artist M.C. Escher have not, perhaps, received their due in the high art world. But …

Inventions

Thank Trump, or You’ll Be Sorry

President Trump recently tweeted, “The United States, under my administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is our ‘Thank you, America?’ ”<p>President Trump has often criticized Americans for not being grateful enough. Now he has chastised the whole world as a thankless …

Donald Trump