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Stalking the Wild Madras Wearers of the Ivy League

In May of 2008, the style blogger Michael Williams posted a few dozen scans of an obscure 1965 Japanese photo collection called “Take Ivy” to his Web site, “A Continuous Lean.” The images documented a golden age of Ivy League campus life—young American men strolling across the quad, eating hot dogs …

Isis’ plan is to destroy their enemy from within

<i>By Nathan Dufour, Polish Institute of International Affairs</i><p>Europe’s security services are blinded by their quest to prevent terrorism from striking …

Central Europe

3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

<i>Jennifer Maravillas FOR HBR</i><p>I perused the restaurant menu for several minutes, struggling with indecision, each item tempting me in a different way.<p><i>Maybe I should order them all . . .</i><p>Is this a silly decision not deserving deliberation? Maybe. But I bet you’ve been there. If not about food, then …

12 Ridiculously Simple Hacks Every Parent Needs In The Morning

<i>Ah</i>, mornings. There’s nothing quite like the birds chirping, the sun rising and the kids, well, not rising -- at least not without some coaxing first. As every mom or dad knows, getting the family dressed and out the door on time in the a.m. isn’t exactly the easiest feat -- medaling in the …

German Literary Critic Reviews IKEA Catalog

German literary critic Hellmuth Karasek thinks it's a scandal that “the world’s most widely distributed book” has never received a proper review. …

Sigmund Freud

Former Apple engineer creates incredible new furniture design

When former Apple engineer Brad Sewell moved from California to Boston to attend Harvard Business School, he quickly became frustrated with the state …

Why Two Kids Is More Than Twice As Hard As One

"The only thing that changes your life more than one baby is two babies." That's what a good friend remarked to me about 6 months ago, before the birth of my second child. I looked at him with some bewilderment, because being the father of an active two year old, I felt I had become pretty good at …

10 Lifehacks Every New Mom Needs to Know

<b>Every mother out there looks back at how she thought she would parent, before she actually became one -- and then laughs her butt off.</b><p>The following are lifehacks that all new moms should be taking advantage of, right now, to make their lives not only easier, but exceedingly more enjoyable.<p><b>Let their</b> …

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The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

Medieval Sword Carries Mysterious Inscription

A medieval sword inscribed with a mysterious message is stumping researchers and causing a stir among armchair historians.<p>The 13th-century weapon was …

British Museum

Why do we intuitively believe we have free will?

Free will experiments may not explain whether we are in charge of our destinies – but they can nevertheless reveal just how little we know about our own minds, says Tom Stafford.<p>It is perhaps the most famous experiment in neuroscience. In 1983, Benjamin Libet sparked controversy with his …

Consciousness

Cecil and the Law of the Playground

By now, everyone has heard of Cecil the lion, and about his notorious end. Cecil was a famous lion, as lions go: fitted with a tracking collar and part of an observational experiment conducted, in Zimbabwe, by several British scientists, who wanted to find out where he went and what he did. People …

18 Unique Pairs of Black Heels That’ll Go With *Everything*

We’re all about taking classic fashion to a whole new level, and today, we’re starting with basic black heels. Most of you probably already own a pair (if not multiple), and rightfully so — they’re simple enough to go with just about any outfit. That being said, simplicity isn’t the only path to …

Clothing

How Greece Became European

The troubled relationship between modern Greeks and their neighbors to the north and west—sometime admirers, sometime lenders, sometime detractors—helps explain today’s crisis.<p>Greece is the cradle of European civilization, but is it even in Europe?<p>The answer might seem obvious: The country is on …

How to Get Rid of Blackheads on Your Nose—and Prevent Them from Coming Back

We’ve already copped to enjoying the occasional blackhead. But the tiny black dots that have relentlessly covered our noses since high school? Those …

Skin Care

Mobster 'Whitey' Bulger Says His Life Was 'Wasted' In Letter Penned To Teens From Prison

James "Whitey" Bulger, mobster and convicted murderer, has a simple message for the younger generation: Don't waste your life.<p>In a letter penned in February, Bulger told three teens working on a project at a high school in Lakeville, Massachusetts, that his "life was wasted and spent foolishly," …

A man who used to be the 'Kremlin's banker' is changing the story behind Putin's rise

Members reportedly included then president Boris Yeltsin's daughter, her husband, oligarch Boris Berezovsky, and a man who later become known as the "Kremlin's banker" — Sergei Pugachev.<p>And by the end of Yeltsin's second term, as his health started to deteriorate, the group went out in search of a …

Apple Music wanted to rob artists like Taylor Swift robs photographers

Taylor Swift is a shrewd business woman and thought she was speaking for all the little artists when she told Apple to kiss off when it comes to featuring her album <i>1989</i> on its new music streaming service.<p>To not pay artists during Apple Music’s free three-month trial period is exploitive, the …

Chile’s largest city temporarily shut down due to smog 'emergency'

Measures relaxed on Monday night after cars were ordered off streets of Santiago, businesses shut and 7 million residents told to stay indoors<p>Authorities in Chile’s capital shut down hundreds of businesses and ordered hundreds of thousands of cars off the streets on Monday as a grey carpet of smog …

Pollution

Surprisingly Healthy Teeth Write a New Chapter in Ancient History

Changing Planet<p><i>Haagen Klaus studies the ancient and mysterious remains of societies along Peru’s northern coastal areas. A recent project has seen him racing against the clock in the modern-day town of Olmos to rescue skeletons from a looming construction project and the scathing rains of El Niño.</i> …

First Day of Summer: 4 Things to Know About the Summer Solstice

It's almost summer in the Northern Hemisphere—but does it mean the Earth is closer to the sun?<p>Ah, summer. The season of swimming, relaxing, and lazy days in the sun arrives June 20, the summer solstice for the Northern Hemisphere.<p>So what is a solstice, exactly? It's the result of Earth's …

Were the Mayas the ultimate ancient civilisation?

Ahead of a major exhibition, Alastair Smart explains why we remain so fascinated by this magnificent, mysterious and bloodthirsty people<p>The trouble with the great civilisations of Mesoamerica isn’t just the sheer number of them, but the fact that their names sound so similar. From the Olmecs and …

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Middle East

Ancient Roman Tunnel from Gladiator Training School to Colosseum set to be Revived

Authorities hope to preserve some ancient Roman history with the restoration of a tunnel that runs from a gladiator training school to the Colosseum, …

Dazzling jewels from an Ethiopian grave reveal 2,000-year-old link to Rome

British archaeology team uncovers stunning Aksumite and Roman artefacts<p>Spectacular 2,000-year-old treasures from the Roman empire and the Aksumite kingdom, which ruled parts of north-east Africa for several centuries before 940AD, have been discovered by British archaeologists in northern …

Archaeology

10 Best Countries To Be A Mom... And One Conspicuous Absence

Being a mother is arguably the nation’s most difficult job. Sadly, the playing field around the world is not a level one: A variety of indicators related to maternal well-being make motherhood in some countries more difficult (and even more dangerous) than others.<p>To celebrate Mother’s Day this …

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We might fantasise about universal harmony, but vicious disagreement is not going to go away by itself. We need to learn how to disagree well.<p>We live …

Great Britain

Singapore sets basic wage of S$1,000 for cleaners

Singapore’s government on Wednesday moved to set an entry-level minimum wage of S$1,000 for its cleaners.<p>Deputy Prime and Finance minister Tharman …