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Rebecca Solnit on Hope in Dark Times, Resisting the Defeatism of Easy Despair, and What Victory Really Means for Movements of Social Change

“This is an extraordinary time full of vital, transformative movements that could not be foreseen. It’s also a nightmarish time. Full engagement requires the ability to perceive both.”<p><i>“There is no love of life without despair of life,”</i> wrote Albert Camus — a man who in the midst of World War II, …

Comic Books

Radical Hope: Philosopher Jonathan Lear on the Paradoxical Seedbed of Courage and Cultural Resilience

“Radical hope anticipates a good for which those who have the hope as yet lack the appropriate concepts with which to understand it.”<p><i>“Courage is the measure of our heartfelt participation with life, with another, with a community, a work; a future,”</i> wrote the poet and philosopher David Whyte in …

Simone de Beauvoir on Atheism, the Ultimate Frontier of Hope, and the Need to Move Beyond the Simplistic Divide of Optimism and Pessimism

“To fight unhappiness one must first expose it, which means that one must dispel the mystifications behind which it is hidden so that people do not have to think about it.”<p><i>“Optimism is an alienated form of faith, pessimism an alienated form of despair,”</i> the great humanistic philosopher and …

Atheism

A Grand New Theory of Life's Evolution on Earth

A series of energy revolutions—some natural, some technological—built upon one another to give us our rich, diverse biosphere.<p>The modern world gives us such ready access to nachos and ice cream that it’s easy to forget: Humans bodies require a ridiculous and—for most of Earth’s history—improbable …

How to pave the way for more women engineers

<b>Close up of a female university student holding books and a laptop [url=http://www.istockphoto.com/file_search.php?action=file&lightboxID=4140694][img]http://www.erichood.net/edubanner.jpg[/img][/url] (Eric Hood)</b><p>The disparity between the number of male and female engineers can be reduced through …

Education

Simone Biles Dominates at Prelims While Gabby Douglas Misses Chance to Advance to All-Around

The U.S. women's gymnastics team could've phoned in their routines and still walked away with the top spot. But if they had done that, it would've been boring. And the five women on the American gymnastics team—Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, and Madison Kocian—don't do …

Gymnastics

Cry, Heart, But Never Break: A Remarkable Illustrated Meditation on Loss and Life

“Who would enjoy the sun if it never rained? Who would yearn for the day if there were no night?”<p><i>“Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead,”</i> John Updike wrote, <i>“so why … be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?”</i> Half a millennium earlier, Montaigne posed …

Rebecca Solnit: The Age of Capitalism is over

Rebecca Solnit assesses our poisonous fossil fuel dependency — and why we’re on the verge of a paradigm shift<p>It was the most thrilling bureaucratic document I’ve ever seen for just one reason: it was dated the 21st day of the month of Thermidor in the Year Six. Written in sepia ink on heavy paper, …

The BEST Life Advice For 2015 — From 16 Bona Fide Superwomen

Our favorite thing about the end of the year isn't the tinsel or the party dresses or the excuse to wear metallic makeup...or even the cookies. …

Neha

Free Lolita! The remarkable story of a remarkable whale held captive for four decades

A wild-born orca living at the Miami Seaquarium finally has a shot at freedom. It’s time she got it<p>When you first enter the stadium at Miami Seaquarium to see the killer whale Lolita, you can walk up to the railing and peek into her home. And it is there that you are left with the indelible …

Recline!

I had an epiphany the other day. I was in the middle of marking up a memo on U.S. drone policy while simultaneously ordering a custom-decorated cake …

A Glimpse At How The Media Treated Women This Year Is A Look At Way Too Many Cringe-Worthy Moments

5 Stylist Secrets That Will Change the Way You Do Your Hair (Seriously)

Have you ever wondered why your bobby pins always seem to drop to the floor, or why your ponytail droops by lunchtime? I asked top hairstylists for their best-kept secrets. And what I discovered might surprise you.<p>__You're using your bobby pins wrong.__See how one side of the pin is bumpy? That …

Ask E. Jean: How Do I Make It in the Big City?

I'm embarking on my first great job in a city, post-school! Any tips?<p><b>Dear E. Jean:</b> What rules can you give a woman who's about to enter the world and embark on her first great job in the big city? <i>—Starting the Adventure</i><p><b>Starting, My Fetching Fledgling:</b> Delighted you asked. Without further ado, it is …

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