Marj Alvarez

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Jeff Sessions and the Trail of Unanswered Questions

If there was an organizing principle in Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday—which was by turns dismissive, incoherent, evasive, and shameful—it was that certain people are owed deference, and certain others are not. This principle applied …

How Long You Should Rest Between Sets for the Biggest Training Benefits

Rest between sets and exercises has as large an impact on your fitness as the number of sets and reps do. If your breaks are too short, you rob …

Exercise

The Long Haul Flight Carry-On Bag

Long flights are tough, but motorcycle journalist and Everyday Carry reader Wes keeps things as pleasant as possible with his carry-on bag …

MacBook Pro

The Best Exercises for Your Lower Abs

If you're like us, there's probably one area you feel like you can't work enough: your abs. More specifically, your lower abs. It seems like no …

Workouts

Use This 14-Day Plan to Overhaul Your Entire Financial Life

The first step is always the hardest. That applies to overhauling your financial life just as much as walking. This plan breaks down how to get a …

Juniper Bug

This summer, swap your go-to gin in that G&T for something a little more unusual. Here are five bottles to seek out:<p><b>The London No. 1 ($40)</b><br>It drinks …

Summer Reading List: Romance for Real Girls

The summer after I graduated college, I went through my first big break-up. Summer started, and I was single for the first time since high school.<p>But I wasn't alone. The same thing happened to all my girlfriends who were in long-term relationships. It was like all the boys were cyborgs that had …

Bertrand Russell on Love, Sex, the Good Life, and How Moral Superstitions Limit Our Happiness

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Neither love without knowledge, nor knowledge without love can produce a good life.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) endures as one of humanity’s most lucid yet luminous thinkers, his ideas tracking between the timeless …

​A New Generation Black Panther Talks About Baltimore and Black America

We spoke with General T.A.C.O. (which stands for "Taking All Capitalists Out") about Freddie Gray, gang truces, and the Black Lives Matter movement.<p>General T.A.C.O. a.k.a. Wolverine Shakur is the leader of the Black Riders Liberation Party, a group in Los Angeles also known as the "New Generation …

30-Minute, No-Gym Bodyweight Workout

Ready to strengthen, stretch, and break a sweat? This high-intensity bodyweight workout is a simple, effective way to work your whole body—without …

Greatist Workout of the Day: Wednesday, May 6th

This series of GWODs was designed exclusively for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video …

The Truth About Vaccines

A Conversation with Nina L. Shapiro<p><i>This story was originally posted on author Sam Harris’s blog.</i><p><b>Dr. Nina L. Shapiro</b> is the director of pediatric …

5 Super Easy Dinners That’ll Help You Lose 5 Pounds

Can you guess the secret ingredient they all share?<p>Losing weight isn't easy; just ask Ali Maffucci, who lost about 60 pounds a few years ago by going vegan, only to gain it all back. The next time she set out to get to a healthy weight, she tried a different strategy: working out consistently and …

Health equity and the social determinants of health

Health equity is created when individuals have the opportunity to achieve their full health potential. Conversely, equity is undermined when …

James Baldwin and Margaret Mead on Reimagining Democracy for a Post-Consumerist Culture

“Democracy should not mean the leveling of everyone to the lowest common denominator. It should mean the possibility of everyone being able to raise himself to a certain level of excellence.”<p><i>NOTE: This is the third installment in a multi-part series celebrating Mead and Baldwin’s historic yet</i> …

Literature

How Western media would cover Baltimore if it happened elsewhere

<i>If what is happening in Baltimore happened in a foreign country, here is how Western media would cover it:</i><p>International leaders expressed concern over the rising tide of racism and state violence in America, especially concerning the treatment of ethnic minorities in the country and the corruption …

The real best souvenirs to bring home from 19 countries around the world

Travelers always want to bring home something that will remind them of their trip — but many often get stuck buying cheap knick knacks from tourist traps.<p>To avoid getting something you'll only throw away in a few months, we've rounded up a list of some authentic items you should buy when …

10 Adventurous Digs That Totally Beat A Hotel Room

<b>By Hannah Martin for Architectural Digest.</b><p>Make your next trip something truly out of the ordinary with our roundup of offbeat travel accommodations, including tepees in Texas and tree houses in Sweden.<p><i>(photo: Nick Simonite)</i><p>El Cosmico, a quirky campground in the desert of Marfa, Texas, offers a …

​The Girl Who Would Live Forever

The story of the youngest person ever to be cryonically frozen, and the widening allure of the human-freezing industry.<p>Matheryn Naovaratpong was two years and two months old when she didn't wake up one spring morning. On April 19th, 2014, she was rushed to a hospital in Bangkok, where doctors …

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Never Getting Over You Is Going OK

I'm something of a getting-over-the-fantasy-of-people athlete.<p>Ending a relationship is one thing. But getting over the fantasy of a person is a whole other thing. For me, it's harder to accept the death of a fantasy than it is to stop texting a person. I can block a person on my phone. But I …

​The Hidden Language of Hospital Nurses

Passing a blunt doesn't mean what you think it does, and you should be worried if a nurse talks to you about "pillow therapy."<p><i>In</i> The Hidden Language<i>, Nat Towsen interviews an insider of a particular subculture in order to examine the terms and phrases created by that subculture to serve its own</i> …

24+ Brilliant New Words We Should Add To A Dictionary

When languages evolve, it's important that scholars and dictionaries keep up. The internet has spawned a new crop of words for stuff, and while you …

Grow Your Own Way

<i>April is Homegrown Month at Tasting Table.</i><p>Warm cherry tomatoes off the vine.<p>That's the childhood memory that gave author and <i>Edible Seattle</i> editor …

The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.<p><i>And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and</i> …

Racism’s sinister word games: What a white-supremacist talking point tells us about modern politics

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>How a neo-Confederate’s bizarre self-justification helps explain the remarkable persistence of American racism<p>Aaron R. Hanlon<p>March 20, 2015 10:15am (UTC)<p>In a striking recent video interview, a Guardian reporter presses Pat Godwin, president of Selma, Alabama’s United …

Home Ownership

Toni Morrison: Dealing with Race in Literature (Part Two)

<i>The award-winning novelist continues her discussion about her writing with Bill. In this half hour, they discuss the lack of discourse about race in</i> …

Noam Chomsky: Slavery and white fear of revenge 'deeply rooted in American culture'

American culture is imbued with fears that African Americans will someday repay the violence and oppression that has marred their history in this …

Why so many Americans still deny racism exists when the evidence is everywhere

In 1944, Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal, in his famous study <i>An American Dilemma</i>, unpacked the hypocrisy of Jim Crow segregation in a society based on liberty and equality.<p>The new PBS documentary <i>American Denial</i> picks up this decades-old question and asks it again: how in the world can a country …

Psychology

The 15 Most Okayplayer Moments From 'The Daily Show'

<b>Stew Beef!!!</b> We hardly knew ye. It is, without a doubt, the end of an era. This week <b>Jon Stewart</b> announced that he will be abdicating his duties …

Hip-Hop

The Best New Rap Music To Have On Your Radar<p>Andre Gee 06.29.18 11 hours ago<p>All The Best Hip-Hop Releases Of June 2018<p>Andre Gee 06.29.18 13 hours ago<p>The Most Important Day In Hip-Hop History Is June 28, 1988<p>Aaron Williams 06.28.18 1 day ago 3 Comments<p>Drake's 'Scorpion' Is The Most Anticipated Rap …

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