Charles

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The Drugging of the American Boy

By the time they reach high school, nearly 20 percent of all American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD. Millions of those boys will be prescribed a powerful stimulant to "normalize" them. A great many of those boys will suffer serious side effects from those drugs. The shocking truth is that many …

Japanese Bar Tools

Japanese bartending blows my mind. It's so artful that, as with oil painting, the equipment is paramount. Even the simplest drinks are painstakingly …

The Hottest New Fitness Tool Since the Stationary Bike

Tone up all over—and boost your flexibility, coordination, and balance—with this fun new workout<p>When it comes to exercise, innovative new equipment and classes may sound fun, but they aren't always efficient—or even effective (Think: dumbbells that shake… talk about a total #FitnessFail). But when …

Living Rooms

Breath in Motion: Why Exhaling Matters Most

Have you been in a yoga class wondering, "Why is my breathing so shallow?" Have you been singing or performing on stage and suddenly realized you're running out of breath? Have you been exercising, or even texting, and noticed you're holding your breath?<p>We limit our breath for many reasons. Maybe …

4 Ways To Communicate Like A Buddhist

Illustrated By Ly Ngo.<p>Have you ever run through a list of to-dos while a friend poured their heart out to you — or worse, noticed your pal neglect …

Why Sleep Makes You Healthier

How much—or little—sleep you get each night could affect everything from your mood, waistline and more.<p>"Sleep is a necessary philosophical process like eating and breathing," says Ana C. Krieger, MD, medical director at the Center for Sleep Medicine and associate clinical professor at the …

A Strong Sex Life Helps Couples Cope With The Trials Of Aging

Health problems can put a strain on a marriage at any age. But as we get older, chronic illnesses can make it even tougher to keep the spark alive.<p>Scientists at the University of Chicago have uncovered one way couples can offset the stresses of illness and aging: more physical intimacy.<p>Couples who …

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare review: turf war

Plants vs. Zombies is an elevating factor in a tired genre<p><i>Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare</i> is an idea that on paper at least swings wildly between stupid and obvious.<p>On the one hand, Plants vs. Zombies as a series has been a charming casual success, full of bright, fun character design and …

This Company Wants To Makeover Your Sock Drawer

Introducing Nice Laundry, a new purveyor of buy-in-bulk colorful socks.<p>Funky socks are like the pocket squares of the digital era: a subtle, but important, sartorial detail that signals membership to a certain culture. So, it would only make sense for startup guys to buy said socks from a startup …

Our 12 Favorite Portlandia Food Moments

You probably haven't heard, but the season four premiere of Portlandia is tonight. You know what that means -- it's time to close your laptops early (get outta there!) and get cooking. No matter which Portlandia clips are near and dear to your heart, we've got the menu for you. Refresh your memory …

6 Milk Punch Recipes for Mardi Gras (or Any Tuesday)

Milk punches are perfect project cocktails that offer a sweet reward at the end.<p>When you first see milk punch, you may think it's a misnomer. Though the 18th-century cocktail is made with milk, it's as transparent as water (okay, more like translucent), which is why contemporary bartenders are as …

The Tiger Mom Is Back

She's baaaaack! Parenting polemicist Amy Chua and her husband explore why some American cultural groups are more upwardly mobile than others<p>"It's like déjà vu—the nightmare all over again. I seem to never learn," says Amy Chua, of <i>Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother</i> fame. That 2011 book about her …

Harvard Law School

Why Was Beyonce Not Cool Enough for the Smithsonian’s New “Cool” Exhibit?

Everyone knows what "cool" looks like. It’s a pair of legs encased in worn jeans, slung over the sides of a Harley. A cigarette rimmed with red …

Q&A: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein talk 'Portlandia'

This week marks the long-awaited return of <i>Portlandia</i>, IFC's standout comedy starring <b>Fred Armisen</b> and <b>Carrie Brownstein</b>.<p>Highlights of the fourth season include a big batch of guest stars (<b>Kirsten Dunst</b>, <b>Jeff Tweedy</b>, and recurring fave <b>Kyle MacLachlan</b> among them) and more spot-on hilarity involving food …

Can Dating an Avatar Improve Real-Life Relationships?

On a typical day, Chris shuffles through the motions at school, attending composition class and taking a quick lunch, perhaps spending some time on …