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What Would It Take to Make You Do Something About Climate Change?

Things are looking bleak, but how bad does it have to get before we'll actually take action?<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Bad news if you like living on Planet Earth. According to a report from the Committee on Climate Change, things are looking pretty bleak on the environmental front. …

Mothering Ourselves {aka radical self love}

<i>Sofia Rose Smith in Death Valley, photo by Sammy Lyon</i><p>Years ago, I had heard Alexis Pauline Gumbs {who is brilliant} talk about the practice of "mothering ourselves." Now and again {and especially around Mother's Day} this phrase pops into my head. <b>What does it mean to mother ourselves?</b><p>Today as I …

This Former Fisherman Is Now Farming the Most Sustainable Food on Earth—Underwater

[From the introduction by Lisa Holmes, president of the board of CitySeed and member of the board of GreenWave:] <i>By designing a small-scale,</i> …

Aquaculture

How Alexander the Great Changed the Art World Forever

The Hellenistic period inspired awe in works both big and small.<p>That feeling of constant wonder can be found at a massive new exhibition five years …

Ancient History

'Greatest living painter'? MCA shows life's work of Kerry James Marshall

For the forthcoming, 70-plus-painting retrospective of his work, the one that will open at the Museum of Contemporary Art and then travel to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and to the MCA Los Angeles, Kerry James Marshall had to put into the hands of the show's curators his life's work, an …

It’s #TattooDay — Check Out These Inkers Who Elevate The Art Form

Tattoos are becoming damn near ubiquitous these days. It’s pretty hard to think of a celebrity under 40 that doesn’t have at least one (or more). Any amount of time spent watching sports, scrolling through Instagram, or drinking at a bar, and you’re going to see some ink.<p>I’ve been getting tattoos …

Kyrgyzstan

Climate change is now affecting how the Earth moves

NASA researchers from JPL believe that melting ice is redistributing the planet's weight balance.<p>Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have found that climate change is now affecting the way that the Earth moves. The team found that, as the last century has progressed, the "wobble" that …

Climate Change

These Are the Best Windows 10 Laptops You Can Buy

Some computer operating systems drive more buzz and industry-wide upset than others. The release of Windows 10 came with a retooled version of the …

10 Beautiful National Parks In China

In China, a national park must possess historical or scenic importance. So you can expect spectacular scenery and landscapes, cultural sites, and …

National Parks

Travel back in time to 1900s NYC with this crazy realistic video

Alexey Zakharov, a photographer and animator in Moscow, created the short film “The Old New World” using old photos of New York, Boston, Detroit, …

Animation

Ditch the Dating Rules! Wear What You Want, Do Who You Like

I was at drinks last night when someone said, “You know, <i>sex positive</i> seems like a term made up by men.” We’d been discussing dating, sex, and Raya profiles, as New York City women are wont to do, and yet—I took a gulp of my Old Fashioned and shook my head <i>no</i>. Actually, it’s the result of ’80s …

Take a Virtual Tour of a Frank Lloyd Wright House That Was Never Built

See the modern design in all its simulated glory.<p>In 2013, an English engineer named Dr. Hugh Pratt asked the village of Wraxall, England for permission to build a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home on his 12-acre property.<p>The house originally was planned for a site in Santa Barbara, California but …

Frank Lloyd Wright

LACMA gets gravity-defying John Lautner-designed home featured in 'The Big Lebowski'

The architect John Lautner — Frank Lloyd Wright disciple, iconoclast and reluctant Angeleno — produced a number of strikingly unorthodox, gravity-defying houses in the decades after World War II. For pure drama, few can match the 1963 Sheats-Goldstein house just above Beverly Hills.<p>The living room, …

Want good sex? Get married

While my mid-20s peers are playing the field and avoiding commitment, I’m married and thrilled to find the frisson hasn’t fizzled out. Anything but – and it’s all thanks to the three Cs<p>Let’s play a word-association game. If I say the word marriage, what comes to mind? Hot, steamy sex and …

Career Development

Oddly Shaped Brick Could Revolutionize Sustainable Building

A design studio in Colombia is tackling one of architecture’s growing energy challenges by using an unexpected traditional building material: …

Architecture

This Video Of A Dude Making A Sculpture With Just Drywall Is Insane

"What do you mean it should be an easy patch job?"

Sculpture

Did a January Hurricane Just Set off a Massive Greenland Melt Event in Winter?

This freakish Winter there’s something odd and ominous afoot.We’ve seen unprecedented above-freezing temperatures at the North Pole coincident with …

Climate Adaptation Is Key to Managing Interconnected Global Risks

The consequences of climate change are causing growing concern among global leaders as they intersect with a large number of interconnected global risks.<p>The Global Risks Report 2016, published by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Zurich Insurance Group and other leading institutions, …

Today's Oceans Are Different Than They Were Twenty Years Ago

While we can’t say that climate change causes El Nino, the evidence is mounting that the warming of our planet could be intensifying the natural phenomenon, which in turn can lead to some extreme weather events. New research published today in the journal <i>Nature Climate Change</i> found that half of the …

What Are The 15 Keys to Creativity? Try Adam Grant's Nifty New Quiz

Management professor Adam Grant inspired — and surprised — a lot of people in 2013 with his first book, “Give and Take,” which showed why kindness can be a strategic advantage. He’s about to do it again with a new book on creativity, called “Originals.”<p>I haven’t yet read the new book, which doesn’t …

Adam Grant

Was there no Celtic Revival to vie with the Gothic?

Anything is possible in the fabulous Celtic twilight, which is not so much a twilight of the gods as of the reason.’ This quotation, by the author of</i> …

British Museum

Why NYU’s B-School Teaches Mindfulness

Manish Chopra, a mindfulness practitioner who’s a partner at McKinsey and author of <i>The Equanimous Mind</i>, recently came to NYU’s Stern School of Business to speak to students. He began his lecture to a packed auditorium with a question: “Why did you all come here today?”<p>One student’s hand went up …

50 Badass Ballerinas More Flexible Than You Are on Instagram

A standing ovation for the women who celebrated #NationalDanceDay, please.<p>The internet celebrated #NationalDanceDay this past weekend, and the dancers that seem to have taken over Instagram lately celebrated by sharing photos of their most impressive arabesques, attitudes, pliés and grand jetés. …

Photos

Humanity vs. the Climate Supervillains

The cover of a recent issue of Scientific American reads, “How We Conquered the Planet, Our Species Wielded the Ultimate Weapon: Cooperation.” When I …

6 Things We Learn From Backpacking

Traveling takes us from the security of the known to the excitement of the unknown. Put into new situations, we can learn to see ourselves in a different light. Each trip we take has the potential to teach us and mold our characters and thoughts.<p>I have always been comfortable throwing myself out of …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Paper: Researchers’ Findings Will ‘Infuriate’ Climate Change Activists Who Warn of Global Warming-Caused Glacier Melting

A team of European researchers are out with a new study that will “infuriate” climate change activists warning of melting glaciers as a result of global warming.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>The scientists say that their research models indicate the earth is likely to undergo a “mini ice age” that may …

Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins and Oxytocin

Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for our happiness. Many events can trigger these neurotransmitters, but rather than being in the passenger seat, there are ways we can intentionally cause them to flow.<p><i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>We might not have a money tree, but …

Dopamine

5 Things Bill Gates Says You Must Do to Be Successful

When the world's richest man offers career advice, it's smart to listen.<p>If you're looking for a role model of lifelong success, you can't do much better than Bill Gates. Microsoft, the company he founded, created a whole industry. At a net worth of nearly $80 billion, he's the richest man in the …