K. Merle Ramsey

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All Hollowed Out

The lonely poverty of America’s white working class<p>For the last several months, social scientists have been debating the striking findings of a study by the economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton.* Between 1998 and 2013, Case and Deaton argue, white Americans across multiple age groups experienced …

Great Depression

Britain's classic novel wishlist revealed - how many of the 25 books have you read?

YouGov have found the classic novels Brits are perhaps too intimidated by or busy to read. Have you read any of them?<p>Have you read the 25 novels Britons most want to read, but haven't read?<p>War and Peace is often cited as an arduous but fulfilling read, and it's recently been revealed that some of …

10 Tips About Bird Boxes

<b>A Gardeners Guide to Bird Nesting Boxes</b><p>As we head into spring in the Northern Hemisphere, mornings get lighter and the dawn chorus gets louder and …

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

Copenhagen shootings: hundreds attend funeral of gunman

Hundreds of people attended the burial of the gunman who killed two people in twin shootings in Copenhagen last weekend.<p>The body of Omar el-Hussein was placed in an unmarked grave in the Muslim cemetery in Brøndby, on the outskirts of Copenhagen, watched by around 500 people, mostly young men …

Extremism

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Five Mags: The Art of Analogue Film

MagMaker / December 17, 2014<p>Why shoot on film? Anyone with either an entry-level DSLR or smartphone camera can snap some beautiful shots and share …

7 Things Happy Couples Do All The Time

<i>By Dr. Jim Walkup, LMFT</i><p>If you truly want the best relationship possible, don't leave the fate of your "happily in love" connection to luck or chance. Trust me, couples who thrive for the long-term actively choose behaviors that keep them in a good place with each other.<p>As a marriage therapist who …

Freeze! 6 frozen beer desserts

The chocolate and bitter notes of stout become a rich base for the chocolate sauce that tops this s’mores-inspired ice cream pie.<p>A Berliner weisse’s …

Illustrator Creates Doodles That Interact With Their Surroundings

French art director and illustrator David Troquier, who goes by Troqman, has an impressive sense of humor. He creates scrapbook doodles and places …

Drawing

A beginner's guide to drills and bits

<b>Steve Hoefer</b> returns with another guide to some of the things that make civilized life possible.<p>There are a dizzying number of ways to put a hole in …

While you sleep, your inner wordsmith keeps vigil

A pair of experiments show that humans can classify words in their sleep, suggesting that the brain remains in some sense aware of its environment …

Allen Ginsberg & Julian Beck on Reagan, Recordings & Resilience

Photographer Terry O'Neill on His Rolling Stones and Beatles Photos

Muhammad Ali Goes to Mars: The Lost Interview

Fidel Castro 1959: the lost interview

Jerry Garcia on the Acid Tests

Stan Getz on Wasted Years | Blank on Blank

Jimi Hendrix on The Experience | Blank on Blank

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

“Deep Dive” on Immigration

Faced with a life in poverty, of violence and far from their families, over 57,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since …