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One Art Lover’s Crusade To Catalog The World

Or, how to make big data in your living room.<p>If you’re a famous dead artist, nothing welcomes you to the canon quite like someone sitting down and …

Artists

The Seven-Second Rule: How to Avoid Being an Easy Target

A criminal decides in just seven seconds if you will be their next victim.<p><i>It takes a criminal just seven seconds to select their next victim.</i><p><i>So how do you avoid being a target? Enter: Steve Kardian, a self-defense expert with 30 years experience in law enforcement as a police officer, detective,</i> …

Self Defense

Michael Bond interview: 'The modern world is depressing. Paddington is my escape'

In a 2007 interview with The Telegraph, Paddington author Michael Bond, who has died at the age of 91, spoke about how his much-loved creation helped him cope with some dark times<p>A few months ago, the leader of the Conservatives, David Cameron, was having dinner with some friends in Chelsea. As …

Books

The 13 Best Japanese Drugstore Beauty Products You Can Buy on Amazon

<i>About a year and a half ago, beauty director Kathleen Hou at the Cut put together a guide to the 13 best Japanese drugstore products, many of which</i> …

Shopping

23 Hipster Baby Name Ideas From The Dictionary of Medieval Names

Looking for a unique name with some historical cachet? The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources is the place to go. It is a hefty work …

My Friend Sam

If you’re trying to tell the story of a friendship, do you start when the two of you met? For Sam and me, that was in the late summer of 1996, after we became co-editors of the arts and entertainment section of our university’s student newspaper.<p>Do you start with the beginning of your friend’s …

A Google Maps for the Human Body

A group of scientists has taken the first important steps towards creating the Human Cell Atlas—a complete inventory of our staggeringly diverse cells.<p>Earlier this year, Steve McCarroll announced that his team had discovered the gene that most powerfully drives our risk of schizophrenia. Known as …

Genetics

The Care and Keeping of Notebooks: A Reading List

I found my favorite notebook—a red Moleskine, narrow-ruled, hardback—at the Harvard Book Store while on vacation. I liked its bold color. Someone had …

These 29 jobs have the best work-life balance

Do you feel like your work never stops and you’re logging countless hours each week? Well, you’re not alone. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Factbook, Americans work an average of 34.4 hours a week — the longest of any other country in the world — and receive …

Employment

The 15 Best Places On The Internet For Book Lovers

It’s lit<p>The internet is great for many things: <i>The OC</i> GIFs, Harambe memes, and literature.<p>Does it seem like one of those things is not like the other? If it feels at all strange to you that the medium which has been credited (along with television, of course) with a national decline in attention …

Books

Bulgarian werewolves and Byzantine eunuchs: 12 historical lives that should be novelised

<i>Minoo Dinshaw on 12 unfamiliar lives – from a Byzantine eunuch to a Turkish arms dealer – that deserve to be novelised</i><p>British historical fiction is thriving, but its readers might be forgiven for seeking fresher banquets. The wild boar at the Henrician court grows overcooked. Hilary Mantel herself …

The secret of taste: why we like what we like

How does a song we dislike at first hearing become a favourite? And when we try to look different, how come we end up looking like everyone else?<p>If you had asked me, when I was 10, to forecast my life as an adult, I would probably have sketched out something like this: I would be driving a Trans …

Sydney Opera House

7 HIIT YouTube Workouts That Take You From Zero to Sweat in Record Time

So you’ve decided it’s finally time to get serious about getting in shape. Great work! But just because it <i>is</i> the time doesn’t mean you always <i>have</i> the time. There are tons of yoga, pilates, cardio and strength training workouts available on YouTube (that’s right, no gym necessary), but if you’re a …

Exercise

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity. But does music itself help one to create?<p>It’s a question worth asking, since music has …

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The fashion ads that changed the world - CNN Style

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The baby badass: How rebellion is more mainstream than ever

There's a movement sweeping the nation, a revolution infiltrating our culture. The insurgents aren't protesting in the streets to riot for their …

How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' And 'Black-ish' Can Change Your Brain

Will Smith from <i>The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air</i> was my first American friend. Ours was an unlikely friendship: a shy Indian kid, fresh off the boat, with big glasses and a thick accent, and a high school b-ball player from West Philadelphia, chillin' out maxin' and relaxin' all cool. And yet, I was with …

TV

14 Street Style Boards You Should Follow On Pinterest

If there's one thing everyone loves to pin on Pinterest, it's street style photos. With boards and boards dedicated to outfit ideas and personal style, it's easy to find beautiful images full of skinny jeans, blazers and heels.<p>We rounded up a group of bloggers and pinners who curate the best in …

Street Style

A Little Life: The Great Gay Novel Might Be Here

Hanya Yanagihara’s novel is an astonishing and ambitious chronicle of queer life in America.<p>In a 2013 essay for <i>Salon</i>, the culture writer Daniel D’Addario lamented the absence of a big, ambitious novel about gay life in America today. While the number of LGBT characters in mainstream novels has …

Books

Ancient Sparta in Modern Fiction

Paul Cartledge argues that all historiography can be seen as fictionalised and relishes the fact that novelists breathe new life into ancient worlds.

17 Colouring Books That Every Grown-Up Needs

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The 99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time

From the well-known to the unexpected, these 99 LPs span five decades and countless BPMs in the name of dancefloor greatness.<p>In the world of dance music, the single is the thing. Still, not everyone is a DJ and sometimes a playlist just won't do. Even in a time when the record industry is satiating …

Pop Culture

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …

Writing

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Goal Setting

35 Hidden Podcasts You Really Should Be Listening To

Because the second series of Serial still hasn't bloody arrived yet.<p>1. <i>Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids</i> (suggested by teaganfe)<p>The title sums it up. As teaganfe says: "'Grown ups' read short fiction, diary entries, letters, and more that they wrote as young children or teens <b>to a live …

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Forget EL James, let’s have some real dirty fiction

As Grey smashes UK sales records, Scarlett Thomas reveals a lifelong love of dirty books, and asks whether female writers who focus on sex are taken seriously<p>I have always enjoyed a really dirty book. As a child, I loved the sensual thrill you could get from reading – before I was old enough for …

Books

Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain

<b>Editor's note, June 10:</b> <i>We have added an acknowledgement of several sources that Esther Gokhale used while developing her theories on back pain. These include physiotherapy methods, such as the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method, and the work of anthropologist Noelle …

Leonardo Da Vinci