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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. …

Climate Change

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> …

How Alexander the Great Changed the Art World Forever

A major new Met exhibit shows the breadth and richness of Hellenistic art. Prepare for gold-plated head-dresses, and two meter-tall vases.<p>The …

'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 …

The Work Of These 10 Tattooists Is Elevating The Idea Of ‘Body Art’

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 …

Climate change is now affecting how the Earth moves

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 our planet makes as it travels has shifted. A hundred years ago this movement -- called polar …

Global Warming

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 …

Gear & Gadgets

10 Beautiful National Parks In China

National Parks

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

Will Gleason is a staff writer at Time Out New York. He's remarkably bad at predicting the plot of movies. Follow him on Twitter at @willsgleason.

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 …

Relationships

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: …

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

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

Global Warming

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, …

Economic Development
Climate Change

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 …

Creativity

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 …

Mindfulness

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> …

Global Warming

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. …

Dancing

Humanity vs. the Climate Supervillains

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leaves his office, on his way to a vote on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 4, 2015. Top …

Climate

6 Things We Learn From Backpacking

I have always been comfortable throwing myself out of my comfort zone. Maybe more comfortable out of my comfort zone than in it.<p>All my life, I dreamed of traveling, I hungered for the big world waiting for me out there so when I finished school at 18, the only thing I knew for sure was that I …

Learning

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

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>We might not have a money tree, but we can have a happiness tree. 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 …

Self-improvement

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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 world. His philanthropic activities reach far and wide and have actually …

Self-improvement