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People’s egos get bigger after meditation and yoga, says a new study

According to Buddhist teaching, the self is an illusion. The religion preaches a fundamentally selfless worldview, encouraging followers to renounce individual desires and distance themselves from self-concern. To advance this perspective, millions of people around the world practice yoga and …

Meditation

A Beginner's Guide to ISO: What It Is and and How to Use It in Your Photography Work

Shutter speed, aperture, and ISO are the three most fundamental properties of photography, and understanding them inside and out when you first start …

Stephen King Gets Some Revenge On Donald Trump For Blocking Him On Twitter

"Go float yourself."<p>Horror master Stephen King was blocked on Twitter by President Donald Trump back in June.<p>Now King is ready to block Trump back in another way.<p>He wrote on Twitter:<p>For anyone not named Donald Trump, “Mr. Mercedes” is currently airing on Audience, while the highly anticipated “It” …

65 Thoughts Book Lovers Always Have At Barnes & Noble That Will Make You LOL

Would anyone notice if I smelled this book?<p>1. OK, I'm only going to browse around for fifteen minutes.<p>2. I will NOT spend half a day in here like I did last weekend.<p>3. I've got my 15% off coupon LIKE. A. BOSS.<p>4. Where do I even begin??<p>5. Omg, journals!!<p>6. Why do I already own five but feel like I …

These Historical Fiction Novels Will Sweep You Away

As it turns out, you don’t need a TARDIS to travel through time. All it takes — pardon our cheesiness — is a library card. But it’s true: More than …

Inside the Internet's Obsession with "Slime"

Strange, soothing—whatever you call it, millions of young women all over the world have been watching it, making it, and raking in money from it this year.<p>The pastel pink mass swelled and receded on my screen. Disembodied fingers poked and prodded it, resulting in loud pops and smacks. I watched as …

Social Media

In the future, your body won’t be buried... you’ll dissolve

The Resomator stands monolithic in the corner of a room in the bowels of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). It's as sterile as a …

Alex Rodriguez

I Used To Be a Neo-Nazi. Charlottesville Terrifies Me.

When I was a skinhead, living in the Los Angeles area in the 1980s, I remember watching a favorite video with my fellow extremists. It was footage of the 1979 Greensboro massacre, when Ku Klux Klan members shot and killed five people at a workers’ demonstration in North Carolina. A group of cars …

Rights & Freedoms

Words in your ears: the 10 best books podcasts

A bookseller and writer chooses his favourite audio options for those occasions when actually reading a book would be ill-advised<p>You can’t read books all the time; trust me, I’ve tried (and like I said to the officer, at least I wasn’t texting and driving). The next best thing is a good books …

Text Messaging

David Bowie’s Art Collection To Be Auctioned by Sotheby’s: Pictures

England

Monkeys create stone tools forcing scientists to rethink human evolution

The path of human evolution may need to be rewritten after archaeologists discovered that monkeys also produce ‘tool-like flakes’ that were thought to be uniquely man-made.<p>In a discovery that calls into question decades of research, a band of wild bearded capuchin monkeys in Brazil were seen …

Comfort Reading: On Lee Bailey's Cookbooks

By Sadie Stein May 3, 2016<p>Our Daily Correspondent<p>From the cover of <i>Lee Bailey’s City Food</i>.<p>Lee Bailey’s books are some of my favorite comfort reads. Bailey, a designer and eighties-era entertaining doyen described in the intro to one book as “a model of style, taste, and invention,” was a famous host …

On Morbid Sensitivity

By Sadie Stein March 30, 2016<p>Our Daily Correspondent<p>Saul Bass’s poster design for <i>Bonjour Tristesse</i>, 1958.<p>And why is it, thought Lara, that my fate is to see everything and take it all so much to heart?<br>—<i>Doctor Zhivago</i><p>I’ve always liked the term <i>morbid sensitivity</i>, which seems to suggest not just …

'Sistine chapel of early Middle Ages' reopens in Rome after 30 years

Sixth century Basilica di Santa Maria Antiqua, which houses rare collection of early Christian art, has undergone extensive restoration<p>A sixth-century church with a rare collection of early Christian art is reopening to the public in Rome after a restoration that took more than 30 years.<p>Nestling at …

The tragic downfall of iTunes is everything that’s wrong with Apple

It’s a poorly kept secret that Apple has a growing software problem. Every new version of the iPhone is applauded for its sleek external design and …

branstetter

The Bugs That Live On Us and Around Us

At the turn of the nineteenth century, Aaron Burr, who would later become the third Vice-President of the United States, secured a charter and millions of dollars in financing to establish the Manhattan Company, which promised to tap clean drinking water for New York City. Instead, Burr and his …

The Cruel Irony of “The Americans”

When Karl Marx wrote that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, he couldn’t have known that a television show would find a way to take those two versions of history and combine them. But over the course of three seasons—the fourth premières this week, on FX—“The Americans” has …

No, Adam Johnson, child abuse is not a grey area | Victoria Coren Mitchell

Footballer should not receive a lighter sentence just because his victim was nearly 16<p>All I seem to be doing at the moment is arguing about Adam Johnson. I bickered about him over dinner at a friend’s house. I rowed about him in a poker game, where it’s bad form to have a difference of opinion …

Twitter’s Feed is No Longer Live (And People Don’t Seem to Hate It)

This week, Twitter made its new algorithmic timeline the default setting for users across its entire service. The change is intended to help users …

10 feminist books to read after you've gotten through the classics

Literature has always been the foundation of the feminist movement. Since the 18th century, when Mary Wollstonecraft wrote A <i>Vindication of the Rights</i> …

Ulysses for iPhone makes me consider writing articles on my phone

I write hundreds of words every day on my phone. At first it was just emails and text messages, but now it’s also Slack conversations, notes and countless of messages of various sizes and shapes in all sorts of messaging apps. And yet, there’s one thing I’ve refrained from doing so far — writing …

Apps

Andrew Hou’s Art Shows the Simple Power of Love

Relationships can get unnecessarily complicated. When people first fall in love, it’s always about enjoying simple things together—long walks, phone …

I Opened a Book to Meet Tiffany Aching...and Myself

For years friends have recommended I read Terry Pratchett’s five-book Tiffany Aching cycle (from the larger Discworld series). The first book is <i>The</i> …

How Libraries Are Becoming Modern Makerspaces

They’ve long served as communal gathering spots, but these civic institutions are becoming gateways to technological tinkering.<p>If you could ask Ben Franklin what public institution he would like to visit in America today, I bet he would say the public library. And if you asked him which part of the …

Who Are You Calling "Delinquent"? On the Language of Debt

By M. G. Zimeta March 10, 2016<p><i>The language of debt and ethics.</i><p>Illustration: Thomas Hosmer Shepherd<p>When E. E. Cummings wrote “i am never without it (anywhere / i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done / by only me is your doing, my darling),” he was talking about a lover, but he may as well have …

Ces photos qui font revivre le Paris d’autrefois

EN IMAGES - L’ouvrage Paris Passion regroupe des dizaines de clichés du photographe Eugène Atget, qui a immortalisé une certaine idée de Paris... qui …

Who Is Really Paying for Adele?

The decision to withhold Adele’s new album, “25,” from streaming services seems to have worked out well so far. Not only have her first-week sales broken the previous and seemingly unassailable record, 2.4 million, set by ’N Sync, in 2000, Adele did so at a time when piracy is a simple alternative …

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