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"Our Food Is Dishonestly Priced": Michael Pollan on the Food Movement's Next Goal of Justice for Food Workers

Michael Pollan at Pop!Tech 2009. (Photo: Kris Krüg / PopTech)<p><i>Industry plays up the image of the food snob to keep us divided, but the stereotype</i> …

Debunking the Blood-Based Diet

If a specific pattern of eating could propel you toward PRs and boost your performance—all the while playing to your body’s DNA—you’d stick to the plan, right?<p>This past week, the respected <i>PLoS ONE</i> journal debunked the “blood-type diet”—which promised to do all of the above. The fad suggested that …

An Ancient City Is Discovered Underwater. What They Found Will Change History Forever

The city of Heracleion was engulfed underwater 1500 years ago. This grand city had been mentioned by the Greek writer Herodotus, the 5th-century BC …

History of Neoclassical Art

<i>“The only way for us to become great, or even inimitable if possible, is to imitate the Greeks.”</i> —Johann Joachim Winckelmann<p>As the term implies, neoclassicism is a revival of the classical past. The movement began around the middle of the 18th century, marking a time in art history when artists began to imitate Greek and Roman antiquity and the artists of the Renaissance. Apart from Diderot, other art critics desired a “better” kind of art that followed the styles of past masters like Nicolas …

Was Wagner inspired by migraines?

Three German researchers present evidence that the German composer interwove his headache pain into his operas<p>Tom Jacobs<p>December 14, 2013 4:30pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>The enigmatic operas of Richard Wagner have been subject to countless interpretations over the …

Inside the Mind of a Young J.D. Salinger

The late author's second short story for Esquire appeared in our October 1945 issue. So did this brutally honest letter he wrote to us — never before published online — in which he questions his ability to ever write a novel<p><i>As a new book and documentary about the life of J.D. Salinger come out,</i> …

Thoughts I Hope Don't Creep Into My Head

While I meditate, that is<p><i>Published in the September 2013 issue</i><p><b>I'm meditating.</b> Meditating. Got to calm the ol' monkey mind. My mind is not going to act like a monkey. No more masturbating and tossing feces for this mind. Who was the first person to put human clothes on monkeys? That guy must have …

What to Eat On the Run

Fueling during long runs is important for peak performance.<p>Walk into any sports store or go to any race, and you’ll see a buffet of energy gels, chews, bars, drinks, and other engineered sports foods that promise to make you run faster and go longer. But are they for you? When and why do you need …

Should You Vary Protein Sources To Maximize Muscle Building?

Proteins are often put upon a pedestal by gym-goers and for good reason. Aside from the myriad of functions proteins play in vivo, they’re also a key …

Five Health Food Myths That Need to Die

Unless you eat raw nuts, greens, and catch your own meat, eating healthy requires a bit of mental processing. Foods are grown, treated, and packaged …

Crossrail unearths evidence humans lived on Thames in 7,000 BC

<b>Rare evidence that humans lived on the River Thames 9,000 years ago has been discovered by archaeologists working on the Crossrail project.</b><p>A Mesolithic tool-making factory featuring 150 pieces of flint was found at the tunnelling worksite in Woolwich.<p>Archaeologists said prehistoric Londoners were …

The Power of Choosing Your Thoughts

When we learn mindfulness, we gain the power of familiarizing ourselves with our thoughts and our patterns. We can get to know our critical inner voices, and we can start to recognize when these cruel thoughts start to surface.<p>Time spent alone in thought can be positive -- a rich environment for …

Self-Reflection

Don't Give Up, Ever, No Matter What

How would you be living your life today if you hadn't been able to speak until you were almost 4 years old and your teachers said you "would never amount to much"? Please take a moment and answer this question right now. You will learn something very important.<p>It happened to Albert Einstein, who …

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12 Post-workout Shakes for Maximum Muscle

Sure, you’re always fueled up for your workout itself. But what happens after that last piece of iron has been dropped into the rack? After a serious …

Shakespeare defined our concept of nothingness

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>“If it be nothing I shall not need spectacles”<p>Daniel Tammet<p>August 4, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Thinking in Numbers”<p>Few things, to judge by his works, so fascinated William Shakespeare as the presence of absence: the lacuna where there ought to be abundance — of will, or …

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Want To Be A Morning Person? Take A Few Tips From Campers

In the first episode of <i>Downton Abbe</i>y, the Countess of Grantham, played by Maggie Smith, complains about the newfangled electrical chandelier installed in her family's 1915 estate. "Oh, dear, such a glare," she says, shielding her eyes with a fan.<p>The countess may have a point.<p>Too much artificial …

How We Learned to Steal from the Movies

<b>On Sunday morning,</b> a thief managed to steal an estimated $136 million worth of jewelry from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel on the Promenade de la Croisette in Cannes, France, one of the biggest heists ever. That particular hotel is an appropriately filmic location. The Carlton is a setting of …

Less Stress, Stronger Communities: Why We Can't Afford NOT To Read

<i>Is it enough to strive to be a nation that knows how to read? Or must we strive to be a nation of readers?</i><p>In this four-part series on behalf of the …

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy of an artist

If Leonardo da Vinci’s uncannily accurate studies of the human body had been published in his lifetime, they would have changed the course of science, says Alastair Sooke.<p>One day, probably during the winter of 1507-08, <b>Leonardo da Vinci</b> found himself chatting with an old man in the hospital of Santa …

Author :Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) Description:Saint-Rémy - Road with Cypress and Star Date:May 1890 Current location: Kröller-Müller Museum Posted by Lara http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Van_Gogh_-_Country_road_in_Provence_by_night.jpg Posted by Lara

Imān Maleki http://imanmaleki.com/fa/Galery/bedoneonvane100701379.htm Posted by Lara

We are huge fans of GIF art, especially when they’re as cool as these ones from Matt Lucas!

We are huge fans of GIF art, especially when they’re as cool as these ones from Matt Lucas!<p>Be sure to check out the rest of his hypnotic work on his Tumblr!

Ivan Aivazovsky was an Armenian-Russian world-renowned painter living and working in Crimea, most famous for his seascapes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Aivazovsky Posted by Lara

Turkey Clears Kestrel of Spying For Israel

A kestrel detained by Turkish villagers on suspicion of being a non-human Israeli spy has been cleared of any wrongdoing and released back into the wild.<p>Residents in the village of Altinavya discovered the bird with a metal ring around its leg, stamped with the words “24311 Tel Avivunia Israel.” …