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9 Things to Cut Out of Your Life to Be Healthy

Many of you are here to improve your diet and overall well-being and to start cutting certain things out of your life. But that doesn't always mean junk food or sweets — we've got some habits that might be holding you back from your healthy goals that you should <i>definitely</i> consider eliminating for …

Fitness

Lessons in Stillness From One of the Quietest Places on Earth

<i>This story is featured in T Magazine’s Travel issue, on newsstands Nov. 12.</i><p>THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK stretches down coastal Washington and east toward Seattle on a thumb of land known as the Olympic Peninsula, some 60 miles long by 90 miles wide. Around a three-hour ride by car from Seattle, it …

Nature

Breathe Easy—This Is How to Stay Positive When Others Bring You Down

The holidays are drawing near, signaling time with family, which can often bring more stress than relief. This, along with the end of the year push …

Happiness

Celeste Ng: ‘It’s a novel about race, and class and privilege’

The books interview: the bestselling US author on family, fitting in and giving a voice to those without power in her new book, Little Fires Everywhere<p>Celeste Ng’s first novel <i>Everything I Never Told You</i> opens with 16-year-old Lydia Lee found drowned in a lake. She was her parents’ favourite, the …

Books

Chicken Pharm Will Feed Poultry Capital on Fried Chicken

The Petaluma restaurant is going into the former Tuttle Drug Store space<p><b>Chicken Pharm</b> is almost ready to feed Petaluma, a town once known as the egg capital of the world and still a poultry powerhouse. Itopens next Saturday, November 11, at 132 Keller Street in the former Tuttle Drug Store — hence …

Fried Chicken

How 'Stranger Things' Accidentally Became a Great Teen TV Show

The Netflix show's second season didn't skimp on the sci-fi – but it also discovered its inner teen-angst drama in the best of ways<p>Maybe you tuned in …

TV

The modern workplace doesn’t work for introverts

When I was a both a new mother and budding entrepreneur, I often had to pump while meeting clients at their offices. When I finally found the “wellness” room, I can’t tell you how many times it was already occupied by someone seeking refuge from an open office plan. Even the conference rooms would …

The Workplace

Socks Are the Secret to Making Any Outfit Fun (Trust Me)

I was a sock influencer in elementary school.<p>As part of my school uniform, we were mandated to wear an ill-fitting green jumper, a blouse with a …

Clothing

One Stretch Can Help You Fix Your Posture ASAP

Got a desk job? You might want to read this<p>We work on our biceps, chest, legs, and abs quite a bit, but we almost never pay attention to our spines. That's a shame, because maintaining a healthy spine may be the key to maintaining a healthy body in the long term. If you have an office job (or even …

Fitness

Here's the top 50 house & techno acts from Top 100 DJs 2017

Did your favourite underground DJ make the cut?<p>The Top 100 DJs poll results always make for interesting reading. Unless you’ve been living under a …

Electronic Music

How Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman Gets Her Surreal Paintings to "Glow"

Walking into the studio of Deirdre Sullivan-Beeman is like walking into a life-size version of her dream journals. A firm believer in Jung’s …

Illustration

Extreme level of lead at SF school gym fountain, among 30 taps failing test

At least 30 water taps at three San Francisco public school campuses tested for high levels of lead, and water from one fountain in a high school gym had a lead level nearly 60 times the maximum under federal health guidelines, data released by the district show.<p>The numbers offer a clearer and more …

Education

3 ways essential oils can take your workout to the next level

You may already dab on essential oils when you’re feeling anxious or having trouble sleeping, but it turns out that stashing ’em in your gym bag is …

Essential Oils

A training course to get 1m mothers coding

Sue Black left home and school at 16, and did not return to education for a decade. “By that time, I was a divorced single parent bringing up three …

Women in Tech

Why Burial’s Untrue Is the Most Important Electronic Album of the Century So Far

Delving into the politics, emotion, and musical history behind the disquieting masterwork a decade after its release.

Emotions

Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

Earlier this month, the toy-giant Mattel announced it had pulled the plug on plans to sell an interactive gadget for children.<p>The device, called Aristotle, looked similar to a baby monitor with a camera. Critics called it creepy.<p>Powered by artificial intelligence, Aristotle could get to know your …

Parenting

The ultimate guide to learning anything faster

<i>“If only I learned about investing when I was still in my early twenties…”</i><p>If only.<p>For many of us, there are more things we want to learn than we have time.<p>As information becomes more readily accesible online, the number of things we want to learn is only continuing to increase. And the only …

Lifehacks

To see more women in science, deal with test-taking anxiety in girls

In a recent standardized science test given to 15-year-olds in 72 countries, there was almost no gap in the scores between boys and girls. The latest Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a test administered by the OECD every three years to more than half a million students, found …

Education

When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy

I first met Amy Cuddy in January, soon after she moved into a new office at the Harvard School of Public Health. Cuddy was, at the time, officially on the faculty at Harvard Business School, but she was taking a temporary leave, her small box of an office filled with boxes. As she talked about her …

Psychology

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the …

Education

How to save money by going meatless — and actually enjoy it

Vegetarian Awareness Month, which began on Oct. 1, is a good time to recall that being kind to mother nature pays off in multiple ways: From taking …

Your need for instant gratification is killing your productivity. Here’s how you can override it.

Every time your phone chirps with a text, an email or a Twitter alert, your brain gets a flood of the pleasure-seeking chemical dopamine — and that …

20 Clean-Eating Recipes You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

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Cleaning the dead: the afterlife rituals of the Torajan people

• WARNING: this gallery contains graphic images of dead bodies<p>For the Torajan people of Indonesia, death is part of a spiritual journey: families keep the mummified remains of their deceased relatives in their homes for years – and traditionally invite them to join for lunch on a daily basis – …

Archaeology

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

Today's students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers.<p>Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in …

Education

How to Season Rice So That Everything You Eat with It Tastes Better

I eat a lot of rice: brown, white, black, basmati, something called TexMati that I don't quite understand. I find it to be a suitable carbo-base for just about any meal. And, maybe it's because I was raised on Cream of Rice, but I've always enjoyed rice as an <i>actual</i> meal (see: grad school; whenever …

Food & Dining

The Hidden Forces Behind Toutiao: China’s Content King

<i>Special contributions from Luke Pryor and Brad Lightcap.</i><i>Disclosure: I’m a personal investor in Toutiao.</i><b>Using Machine and Deep Learning to Create and</b> …

Machine Learning

Multi-Level Marketing’s Feminine Mystique: A Reading List

The commodification of female friendship began in the living room, often with a small party or a conversation between neighbors. Then the goods came …

Mental Floss

The Number One Secret to Superhuman Willpower

10 years ago, the scientific and journalistic world was telling you your self-esteem was the most important thing for your success and happiness. All …

Self Control

‘Exposure Is Bullshit’: Who Should Get Paid for Live Storytelling Events?

<i>Rick Paulas</i> <i>| Longreads | August 2016 | 12 minutes (2,986 words)</i><p>The storytelling show Mortified was created in 2002 by Dave Nadelberg, and the show …

Money