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The Secrets of Orgasmic Meditation

We might just be the last people to this particular pajama party, but we recently found out that there’s an entire meditation practice that revolves …

Meditation

John Dee painting originally had circle of human skulls, x-ray imaging reveals

Enigmatic Tudor polymath known in his day as ‘the Queen’s conjuror’ is subject of exhibition at Royal College of Physicians<p>Hidden beneath a painting of the enigmatic Tudor polymath John Dee performing an experiment for Elizabeth I is a dark and slightly terrifying secret, research has …

Imaging

The riotously beautiful house my sister hid from me – in pictures

Edvard Bjelland and his sister Bergit had lived for years on a remote farm in Norway. One day, she decided to have her own house built nearby, decorating it in a colourful, magical way – a total contrast to the family farmhouse. Since Bergit died in 2011, Edvard has looked after her house. Elin …

Golf
Donald Trump

Siberian Gender-Bending Warrior Princess

Debate is raging over the legendary Siberian warrior princess buried 2,500 years ago. Is she, in fact, a he? Or intersex?<p>One of the archaeological …

5 reasons why anxiety is so difficult to cope with (and what you can do about it)

If we aren’t careful, we can makes things worse. Here are some effective ways to keep your emotions under control<p>Have you ever had a friend or family member tell you to “just get over it” when you felt sad or worried? If getting rid of negative emotions is so easy, why is it that more than 21 …

Mindfulness

Sanjay’s Super Team: the story behind Pixar’s history-making new short

Pixar’s philosophy may be to draw the stories out of their artists, but after 15 feature films, the animation leviathan has never created a central character who wasn’t white. That’s changed with Sanjay’s Super Team: the first Pixar film directed by a person of Indian heritage, and the first to put …

The Paris attacks did not take place | Politics

Between early January and late March 1991, the distinguished French philosopher Jean Baudrillard published three essays in the French daily Liberation, which he sequentially titled, "The Gulf War will not take place", "The Gulf War: Is it really taking place?" and finally, "The Gulf War did not …

Middle East

Ancient skull reveals the secret to why snakes lost their legs

A 90 million year old skull has unlocked the secret to an evolutionary mystery: how snakes lost their legs.<p>Until geoscientist Hongyu Yi, from the …

Paleontology

Digital images can't be trusted, says war photographer Don McCullin

Best known for moving pictures of Vietnam, McCullin says photography has been hijacked by digital cameras and art world<p>One of Britain’s most celebrated and respected photographers has lamented the digital domination of his field, calling it “a totally lying experience” that cannot be trusted.<p>Don …

Northern Ireland

NASA's new spaceship looks sleeker than a sports car

SpaceX already has a contract with NASA to deliver supplies to the ISS, but now it has finally convinced the space agency that its Dragon spaceship can safely transport humans.<p>Take a look inside the sleek new space capsule that future astronauts will travel in.

Space Travel

'Rarest' medieval panel painting saved by recycling

A rare medieval panel painting could have been saved from destruction by a quick-thinking worshipper turned it into a noticeboard<p>A rare medieval panel painting survived more than 500 years, enduring <b>the Reformation</b>and Civil War, after a quick-thinking owner recycled it into the Ten Commandments, it …

Time Management

Could Plants Help Cure Your Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Two brown paper bags arrived at the Vogue.com offices last week, holding a secret prescription for the winter blues. That’s right: <i>Winter</i> is already coming (if you couldn’t tell by the 4:30 p.m. sunset), and with it comes a lethargic, listless mood. In fact, according to experts, seasonal affective …

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia

BEIRUT -- The dramatic arrival of Da'ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West. Many have been perplexed -- and horrified -- by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth. But more than this, they find Saudi Arabia's ambivalence in the face of this manifestation both …

Islam

Humans of New York and the Cavalier Consumption of Others

The most famous photograph from Brandon Stanton’s new book, “Humans of New York: Stories”—the one you have probably seen or read about or heard discussed—is of a boy in an open black bubble jacket. Beneath the jacket is a fleece-lined hoodie, also black, and in his hand the boy holds a black …

Penguin Random House

Top 10 Seemingly Risky Things You Can Totally Do Yourself

GIF<p>Some things in life—such as fixing your own car or DIY home improvements—might appear dangerous or risky, especially if you’ve never done them …

3 Tips for Finding Smaller Scenes

I recently returned from co-leading an enthusiastic group of photographers in Iceland, one of my favorite places for photography. Although Iceland is …

Landscape Photography

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Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes versatile, industrial-inspired lighting that won't break the bank.<p>The two Toronto curators behind this showcase for innovative Canadian design run through 10 of their current favorites.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and …

Design

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Home Tours

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.<p>Zhangye Danxia Landform: Gansu, China<p>These striped, technicolor mountains are Mother Nature's answer to …

New Zealand

Archaeologists Discover Burial Vaults Beneath Washington Square Park

An archaeological discovery at Washington Square Park has brought to light skeletons that may have been in the dark since the 19th century.<p>The New …

The Whitney Rejected This Masterpiece Sculpture

For all its promise, the new Whitney Museum of American Art is and will be marked by an invisible original sin that can't be lifted. That sin? An …

Zen no more: Japan shuns its Buddhist traditions as temples close

More than one in three temples are expected to close over the next 25 years as religion faces an ‘existential crisis’<p>Perched on a hilltop and surrounded by mountain forests ablaze in autumn reds and yellows, Kaigenji is a picture postcard image of old Japan. The stone steps leading to the entrance …

Japan

NASA just saw something come out of a black hole for the first time ever

You don’t have to know a whole lot about science to know that black holes typically suck things in, not spew things out. But NASA just spotted …

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

For the past half-century, sleep researcher <b>Rosalind D. Cartwright</b> has produced some of the most compelling and influential work in the field, enlisting modern science in revising and expanding the theories of Jung and Freud about the role of sleep and dreams in our lives. In <b>The Twenty-four Hour</b> …

Hate speech, harassment, and trolling online: Some history.

In 1996, John Perry Barlow published the Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace. “I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind,” Barlow wrote. …

Feminism

YANSS 059 – How the illusion of control leads you to perpetually wait for your life to begin

Over the years, when most patients have first met psychiatrist Michael I. Bennett, they have tended to believe they would soon to get to know a …

Online

The Best Ways to Break the Ice and Get to Know Someone on the First Date

Most first dates are less about trying to make sparks fly and more about getting a feel for who someone is. Whether it’s your first date or you feel …