Cristi Lee

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Einstein vs Bergson, science vs philosophy and the meaning of time

<i>When Henri met Albert the stars didn’t quite align; nor did their clocks. Jimena Canales, historian of science, tells Joe Gelonesi about her</i> …

Some unsolicited parenting advice from an economist: give yourself a break

One afternoon last year, a woman and her 10-year-old son sat down next to me while I was writing in a quiet Upper West Side coffee shop in New York City. She anxiously quizzed him on math and language questions, noticed me looking at them, apologized for being loud, and explained they were hours …

DARPA: We Are Engineering the Organisms That Will Terraform Mars

The Pentagon is working on technology that will allow it to engineer a new organism within a day of it being found in the wild.<p>It's no secret that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investing heavily in genetic engineering and synthetic biology. Whether that excites or terrifies you …

6 Habits of Highly Effective Parents

How To Make Your Wife Happy In 5 Minutes A Day

Do you only have five minutes to make your wife happy per day? No, you probably have more, but it's a good thought experiment to show that even tiny increments of time can make a huge difference in your marriage. This is a relationship-focused extension of this piece about how to make your life …

Florence + The Machine Get Candid About Their Incredible New Album

Over the period of just a few years, Florence + the Machine have become one of the most critically acclaimed indie rock/alternative pop outfits on the planet, selling millions of albums and headlining festivals left and right (such as this weekend, when they’ll play opposite Drake on Friday night …

8 Truths You Need to Know About Cancer

Cancer will very likely affect each and every one of us at some point in our lives -- whether it is through our own personal diagnosis or through that of someone we love. In light of this, I'd like share eight things that we as survivors and potential targets of this disease need to know.<p>The …

Breast Cancer

Moments of Motherhood Portrayed by Six National Geographic Photographers

Picture Stories<p>How does motherhood shape photographers? On this Mother’s Day, I asked six National Geographic photographers, who are also moms, to share images of their own children and write about their experiences balancing motherhood and their photographic careers. They shared intimate images …

4 Reasons to Teach Kids Entrepreneurship Principles

Getting children involved in school and learning could be as easy as teaching them how to be entrepreneurs. The skills learned in starting a business …

Junk food kills bacteria that protect against obesity, heart disease and cancer, study finds

Strong link between good bacteria, diet and overall health discovered after researchers lived on McDonald's meals for 10 days straight<p>Eating junk food kills stomach bacteria which protect against obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, inflammatory bowel conditions and autism, fresh studies have …

Map: Police have killed at least 1,500 people in the past 16 months

The deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, and Freddie Gray have placed a national spotlight on police killings of black men. But these four cases are a small fraction of the hundreds of people cops have killed over the past few years.<p>Jishai Evers, for Vocativ, visualized what police …

Fast food kills gut bacteria that can keep you slim, book claims

You probably didn’t need another reason to avoid fast food, but a prominent British researcher has one for you.<p>While highly processed ingredients and …

Productivity expert David Allen on getting things done in a digital world

By Jena McGregor<p>Jena McGregor<p>Reporter covering leadership issues in the headlines<p>Email Bio Follow<p>David Allen can sound something like a guru. The author of the productivity bible <i>Getting Things Done</i> likes to talk about "mismanaged inputs," the things that "pull on your psyche" and the nirvana people …

Productivity

NASA Chief: 'The Journey to Mars Is Real, and It's Attainable'

NASA administrator Charles Bolden said there is a "growing consensus" at the agency that it will be able to fly humans to Mars in the 2030s.<p>The most important person at NASA said Tuesday that a manned mission to Mars is not only inevitable but is on track.<p>"The journey to Mars is real, it's …

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Painkillers

In This 360-Degree Rotating Tower, Everyone Gets to Live at the Top

Industrial designer Shin Kuo imagines a future of spinning skylines with his egalitarian building concept.<p>A spinning skyline literally gives new perspective to urban architecture in Taiwanese industrial designer Shin Kuo’s Turn to the Future building concept. Developed as his thesis project at the …

The Best Date Spot Near Every Manhattan Subway Stop

<i>By: Meagan Drillinger</i><p><i>Credit: Jennifer Bui/Thrillist</i><p>If you've dated in NYC, you've inevitably dealt with the pressure of choosing the spot (SO MUCH PRESSURE!). Your choices have either made you a hero, or sent you home horny and alone. Fear not! We've got the thing for you: introducing the Manhattan …

How Empathy and Compassion Can Change Your World for the Better

Wednesday, April 08, 2015<p>Too often, people speak about sympathy, empathy, and compassion, as if these three words are synonymous. They are quite …

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's chicken with lentils recipe

Chicken casserole cooked with lentils and rosemary makes a perfect weekend dinner<p>An easy one-pot dish for a cold day, this is started off on the hob, then transferred to the oven to bake. A sturdy casserole, or any good pan that’s both flameproof and ovenproof, is the ideal vessel. As a variation …

How “Meaning Withdrawal,” aka Boredom, Can Boost Creativity - Facts So Romantic

In his book <i>Boredom: A Lively History</i>, an oxymoronic title if ever there was one, Peter Toohey argues that the eponymous feeling has plagued our …

Watch Part of a Film Commissioned by Vladimir Putin — About Himself

In 1992, as Vladimir Putin rose through the ranks of St. Petersburg’s government, he commissioned a film about himself called <i>Vlast</i>, a Russian word …

The Government Is Changing its Dietary Guidelines--and Here's What to Expect

They might include advice on some of your favorite foods.<p>For years, the government has told Americans to eat their vegetables. A rewrite of the government's dietary guidelines could include some new advice, too, on sugar, salt, meat and caffeine.<p>Whether individuals listen or not, the dietary …

Photographer captures the beautiful chaos of parenting

Parenting is filled with precious moments. Of course, sometimes it's hard to appreciate those moments when you're scraping gum out of your kid's hair.<p>…

Parenting

Awful '50s Marriage Advice Shows What Our Mothers And Grandmothers Were Up Against

"Of course, she herself was largely responsible for [her husband's] infidelity."<p>A long-running Ladies' Home Journal column that started in 1953, called "Can This Marriage Be Saved?," features real-life couples and the juicy details of their marital issues.<p>The columns were split into three parts: a …

You & Me (feat. W. Darling)

La Roux - Let Me Down Gently (Playless Club Mix)