Victor Carr, Jr

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Denzel: Your Phone Is Changing You

“Are you using your phone, or is your phone using you? Can you put it down? Can you turn it off?”<p>These were the blunt rhetorical questions asked by …

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Seeking Solitude in Japan’s Mountain Monasteries

“Your eyes should be neither open nor closed,” explained the monk at the front of the room. “They should be sort of sleepy — like a Buddha.” It was my first time meditating, and I was anxious about making some sort of conspicuous misstep. I squinted, then tried to relax my eyelids, but …

Procreate 4 brings interface overhaul, new Metal engine for performance improvements, more

On the heels of Apple officially rolling out iOS 11 this afternoon, popular painting Procreate has announced a major update to better take advantage of the new operating system. Procreate 4 is the “biggest release ever” of the app and includes a host of changes that will “truly improve the …

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John Adams reflects what it means to compose music in 'a small cultural arena'

If John Adams' good health and productivity persist as long as that of the late Elliott Carter — whose mantle he has assumed as the most widely performed and respected living American classical composer — we may expect a steady stream of music to issue from his pen for at least three more decades. …

A farm shouldn’t be a factory

Gunnar Lovelace Contributor<p>Gunnar Lovelace is the founder of Thrive Market.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Corporate sustainability must give way to corporate responsibility<p>Most of today’s food is produced by industrial agriculture and that’s a problem.<p>Industrialized agriculture essentially turns …

You'd Never Know by Looking at Me, but I'm in an Open Marriage

She describes herself as ordinary, but her marriage is anything but. Let one woman explain why a polyamorous relationship works for her, the rules …

Vitamin D guidelines may be changed following new study

A new study finds that, contrary to popular belief, vitamin D-2 and D-3 do not have equal nutritional value. With vitamin D deficiency on the rise, …

The ocean's crucial carbon capture mechanism is slowing down

The Earth is actively fighting back against human-induced climate change. Some of the excess carbon dioxide we're pumping into the air is absorbed by …

Race, Homosexuality, and the AIDS Epidemic

In “America’s Hidden HIV Epidemic,” her recent cover story for <i>New York Times Magazine</i>, Linda Villarosa documents the struggles of Black gay men in …

This is how climate change will shift the world’s cities

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>If we don’t cut back on carbon pollution, our summers will keep getting hotter<p>Brian Kahn<p>July 6, 2017 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.<p>Summers around the world are already warmer than they used to be, and they’re going to get dramatically hotter by …

Sunnier skies driving Greenland surface melt

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Greenland’s ice sheet has become the biggest single contributor to rising sea levels<p>Andrea Thompson<p>July 1, 2017 9:58am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.<p>In the past two decades, the Greenland ice sheet has become the biggest single contributor to rising sea levels, …

How Extreme Heat Could Leave Swaths of the Planet Uninhabitable

Last year, in Kuwait, the earth’s hottest recorded temperature topped 129 degrees, a tie with Death Valley’s sizzling 2013 high. Recalling his own near-lethal brush with such temperatures—now the leading cause of weather-related fatalities—the author investigates how it could alter Earth …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Laptop Replacement

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Four critics talk about what it was like to review the first iPhone 10 years ago

Lost in the endless coverage of iPhone 8 leaks and speculation is the fact that the 10-year anniversary of the original iPhone is just days away. On …

Borrowing the iPhone’s design wasn’t enough, so Google found a new way for the Pixel to copy Apple

If you’re an aspiring photographer looking to get more free exposure, Google’s got your back. Late last week, Google announced on its Product Forums …

What the Supreme Court’s Travel-Ban Ruling Means in Practice

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the Trump Administration’s executive order barring travellers from several majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. It also allowed the travel ban—which the Administration first issued in January, and …

Uncovering Lisbon’s Forgotten History of Slavery

By all accounts, the Portuguese capital of Lisbon is a strikingly beautiful city, but—like so many entrepôt Mediterranean cities of its kind—it is …

A Life of Toscanini, Maestro With Passion and Principles

<b>TOSCANINI</b> <b><br>Musician of Conscience</b><br>By Harvey Sachs<br>Illustrated. 923 pp. Liveright Publishing. $39.95.<p>On the night of June 30, 1886, Arturo Toscanini — recently turned 19 — arrived, barely on time, at the imperial opera house in Rio de Janeiro, where the touring company for which he was the principal …

Frank Rich: Nixon, Trump, and How a Presidency Ends

“Let others wallow in Watergate, we are going to do our job,” said Richard Nixon with typical unearned self-righteousness in July 1973. By then, more …

You, Me and He: Polyamorous Couples Go Mainstream?

<b>Online dating is a concept</b> that’s finally become a staple within our society. No longer is it considered “dangerous” or downright “creepy” to create …

My two husbands

<b>The author with her first husband, right, and boyfriend, left.</b><p>Everyone wants to know how my polyamorous family works. You’d be surprised how normal we really are<p>Angi Becker Stevens<p>August 5, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>My family is very ordinary to me. We eat dinner together. We gather in the living room and …

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Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?

When Daniel and Elizabeth married in 1993, they found it was easy enough to choose a ring for her, but there were far fewer choices for him. Daniel, then a 27-year-old who worked in information technology, decided to design one himself, requesting that tiny stones be placed in a gold band, like …

Polyamory can be an alternative to cheating: Ellie | The Star

Also, not everyone’s emotionally suited to this level of inclusive intimacy and acceptance.<p>Nevertheless, it’s your choice and nobody’s business if …

It's Polyamorous Polysaturation — Unconventional Relationships Abound On TV

Let's look at some of the buzziest shows on television in the past year or so, shall we? What do <i>House of Cards</i>, <i>Girls</i>, <i>I Love Dick</i>, <i>Orphan Black</i>, <i>Transparent</i> and <i>The Magicians</i> have in common?<p>Every one of them has featured unconventional romantic or sexual relationships involving more than two …

You Don’t Have To Break Up With Them: One Of The Hardest Decisions In Polyamory

It was the third time I’d sent her a text: “Hey, I’m free this weekend. Did you wanna get together?” And it was the third time she’d said, “Lemme …

Open marriages are a lot more functional than you think

Couples may still not be comfortable to talk about their open marriages, but experts say the more we make them less of a secret, the less “dirty” the …

Science Says Polyamory May Lead To Happiness

The modern world is obsessed with love and with finding a partner with whom you can spend forever with. Every movie, book and TV show tricks us into …