Mark Petz

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Carl Sagan Inspired Curiosity

Carl Sagan's enthusiasm and ability to convey ideas, such as humanity's place in the universe against the backdrop of a cosmic scale, inspired …

old estate

The Depressing Reality in Supposedly Good News on Climate Change

Proposed U.S government regulations to curtail carbon dioxide emissions from power plants are rightfully being hailed as major progress in the fight …

"So My Daughter Won't Have To": Why Kelly Sue DeConnick Fights to Make Women Welcome in Comics

The writer Kelly Sue DeConnick told me a story about a retailer who recommends the same book, <i>Fables</i>, to every woman who enters his store. "Because …

Feminism

To My Friend the Climate Defeatist: Here's Why I'm Still In the Fight

My English friend Paul Kingsnorth was the subject of a long article two weeks ago in <i>The New York Times</i> magazine, “It’s the End of the World as We …

If You Read One Thing About Peter Matthiessen Today, Let it be This

Esteemed writer and naturalist Peter Matthiessen, hailed by paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould as "our greatest modern nature writer in the lyrical …

What happens when you opt your kids out of standardized tests

Lisa T. McElroy is a law professor who's spending a year at the University of Denver with her two kids, one in high school and one in middle school. …

Take Stunning Studio-Quality Portrait Photos with Just One Light

A lot of work can go into taking a good portrait, but it doesn't always have to. You don't need to spend hours getting the perfect lighting setup. As …

Photography

How to Limit Visits to Time-Wasting Web Sites and Give Your Willpower a Break

Unless you've got the willpower of a monk, you've experienced this situation: You sit down at your computer to write a report, finish a presentation, …

This Video Guide to Drinks Makes Sure You're Not Clueless at the Bar

You don't need to be a professional bartender to know the difference between a sidecar and a Tom Collins, but if they're not drinks you order …

Alcohol

Wall Worthy Superhero Cubist Art by Liam Brazier

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

Seven Great, Underrated Desktop Wallpaper Sites

When it comes to decorating your desktop with new wallpaper, you probably have some favorite sources already, and we hopefully our Wallpaper …

Boost Your Photography Skills This Weekend

Photographs can tell a story in an instant, create lasting memories, and end up as the one thing you're so glad you kept years later. Don't settle …

Photography

Waddy Wachtel Reflects on Working With Warren Zevon, Keith Richards

Waddy Wachtel may be the greatest session guitarist of all time, with a resumé including classic work from the Everly Brothers, Warren Zevon (he …

Guitar

1981 - Dr. Doom vs The Thing by John Byrne

How to Make Iced Coffee Perfectly

In case you haven’t heard, coffee is amazing for you. From boosting metabolism to flavoring steak, it has uses upon uses. Unfortunately, we can’t …

Coffee

Q&A: Damon Albarn on the Future of Blur, His First Ever Solo Album and Why He Doesn't Hate Oasis Anymore

Damon Albarn is hours away from the first U.S. Blur show in years, but as he kicks back on a hotel patio overlooking a golf course near Coachella, …

Coachella Valley

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

Q&A: Judas Priest on New DVD, Album Sessions and Aging Metalhead Injuries

British metal greats Judas Priest have released quite a few live home videos and DVDs over the years. But from a track list standpoint, their latest,</i> …

Music

Casio Pathfinder Solar Atomic Watch

I’ve owned a Casio Pathfinder Solar Atomic series watch for about 5 years. The best things about it: 1) it’s solar powered (I don’t like replacing …

5 Ways to Feel Confident in Under 5 Minutes

If there is one event that is sure to strike fear in every fibre of your being, it is having to deliver a best man speech. It’s a mixture of honour …

Body Language

The Painted Landscapes of China Danxia

China Danxia is a UNSECO World Heritage Site and the name given in China to landscapes developed on continental red terrigenous sedimentary beds …

Danxia Landform 丹霞地貌

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

In the past few decades, the fortunate among us have recognised the hazards of living with an overabundance of food (obesity, diabetes) and have …