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7 Ways To Eat Healthier This Week

All doable, all delicious.

These 10 Best Eyelash Growth Serums Are the Secret to Your Longest Lashes Ever

How the CIA Infiltrated the World's Literature

The new book, Finks, reveals how great writers such as Baldwin, Márquez, and Hemingway became soldiers in America's cultural Cold War.<p>When the CIA's connections to the <i>Paris Review</i> and two dozen other magazines were revealed in 1966, the backlash was swift but uneven. Some publications crumbled, …

French poet Yves Bonnefoy dead at 93

Yves Bonnefoy, France's most famous contemporary poet and celebrated translator of Shakespeare whose poems were translated into 30 languages, has died at the age of 93, officials confirmed Saturday.<p>The prolific writer, essayist and poet, who composed more than 100 books over his long career, was …

Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

In honor of summer and our hope for some leisurely reads, we've been talking to booksellers across the country — and they have a lot of suggestions.<p>So imagine your favorite summer reading spot, and get ready to "Pack These Pages." Our first guide is Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in …

Books

Gravity-Defying Shoes Hang Skyward From London Street Lamps

Farewell, physics?<p>Hurl shoes into the air and click that time-freezing stopwatch from <i>The Twilight Zone</i>, and you’ll have something akin to the bizarre, gravity-defying sneakers popping up above London’s streets.<p>“Downside Up” is the latest installation from artist Pejac, last seen carving poignant …

Murals

Meet the 18-Year-Old Girl Who Has a Painting in the Met

Cliffannie Forrester is a name you'll want to remember.<p>Cliffannie Forrester has had kind of a big week. On June 14, her painting <i>"</i>Uganda" debuted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition <i>P.S. Art 2016: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of New York City Kids.</i> It was just one of 89 works in the …

Art

The press has not done its job: 3 ways the media has failed our democracy in covering the election

<b>Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton/Lucas Jackson/Mark Kauzlarich)</b><p>It’s not just Fox News — mainstream news organizations have betrayed the public’s trust this election season<p>Sophia A. McClennen<p>June 22, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>Very few of us are inclined to consider …

Government

This Video Will Teach You How People Made Fried Chicken In The 18th Century

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to try and cook contemporary foods in the 17th or 18th centuries? Granted, that’s a super weird thing to spend time thinking about but we don’t like to judge without knowing somebody so your curiosities can remain your own, no side-eye from us. If that …

The monsters hidden beneath the sea

From the Old Testament to the Loch Ness Monster, strange watery beasts have terrified and inspired artists in equal measure. Alastair Sooke dives in.<p>Ever since antiquity, mankind has been fretfully besotted with strange creatures from the oceans’ depths. A terrible sea monster called Leviathan is …

[Discrete Math 1] Relations

[Discrete Math 2] Introduction to Graph Theory

[Discrete Math 1] (OLD) Introduction to Propositional Logic

Discrete Math You Need to Know - Tim Berglund

[Discrete Math 1] Direct Proofs

[Discrete Math 1] (OLD) Introduction to Sets

Green Eggs, Ham And Metaphysics: Teaching Hard Ideas With Children's Books

What is language? What is beauty? Who gets to decide?<p>Philosophers have grappled with these questions for centuries, and they've generated a pile of long (and often tortured) books in their efforts to answer them.<p>But for Tom Wartenberg, some of the best books about philosophy are much shorter and a …

Kids

What is a “particle”?

Quantum physics says everything is made of particles, but what does that actually mean? “Is he a dot or is he a speck? When he's underwater, does he …

Physics

Essay writing industry 'booms' as students demand tailor-made coursework

For most people, essay writing becomes a thing of the past as soon as they step out of university and prepare themselves for the world of work.<p>But for others, the dissertation is just the beginning. That is because it has become increasingly easy to make money out of the very thing students spend …

The Observer/Burgess prize for arts journalism 2017 – call for entries

The prestigious award will mark the centenary next year of the literary maverick who wrote 400 pieces for the Observer<p>The <i>Observer</i> has published the work of several important writers, including George Orwell, Arthur Koestler, Muriel Spark, Kenneth Tynan, Clive James, and Julian Barnes. But few were …

Literature

Sustainable energy: inside Iceland’s geothermal power plant

In the first of a series, we visit the Hellisheiði plant, which provides 300MW of power – and Reykjavik’s hot water<p>Thanks to its position on a volatile section of the Mid-Atlantic ridge, Iceland is a world leader in the the use of geothermal energy, and of the six geothermal power plants in …

Hydroelectric Power

My mother had no chops in the kitchen, but she pulled off one thing beautifully

<i>One in a collection of essays celebrating the cooking of our mothers.</i><p>My mother cooked, but she was no cook.<p>Taxed with rustling up meals for our six-member family and aware that my father would eat only a handful of foods, she didn’t seem to take much pride in what came to the table. “I see your …

NASA releases glorious 4K footage of Earth as seen from the ISS

NASA is on fire: Shortly after releasing beautiful, high resolution footage of Aurora Borealis, the agency posted a 4K video of Earth, as seen from …

20 Post-Workout Recovery Recipes

Being an athlete—whether you do Crossfit, take spin class, run marathons, or dance in pointe shoes—means being committed and informed. You don't …

Beauty and the Battleship

In the Great War British artists developed a new form of marine camouflage.<p>During the First World War, patterns of ‘disruptive colouration’ were …

Four Simple Ideas I Used to Become Fluent in Nine Languages

<b>Pick up a new language in 157680000 seconds with the Teleport Method</b><p>Lets start with the sarcastic version! Just repeat everything I did. It will …

European Arrival Devastated Ancient American Genetic Lineages

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA—Analysis of DNA samples from 92 pre-Columbian mummies and skeletons, ranging in age from 500 to 8,600 years old, suggests that …

For the Love of Bad Art

It’s a #fail, captured in paint.<p>The Spanish village of Borja, population 4,931, has experienced an unexpected tourist boom of late. But the estimated 30,000 annual visitors aren’t there to seek out the town’s medieval architecture, or its archeological museum, or even the region’s emerging local …

Queen Elizabeth II

Lose Yourself in this Atlas of the World’s Lost Cities

Cities that continue to stand long past their glory days are particularly poignant.<p>Mandu, an abandoned ancient city in northern India with a timeless …