jessica

90 Flips | 2 Magazines | 8 Following | @rinonawyder | Keep up with jessica on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “jessica”

Roughly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism

Exceptional nonfiction stories from 2014 that are still worth encountering today<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I send out once or twice a week. This is my annual attempt to bring some of those …

Accepting Yourself as an Introvert and Loving Your Inner Tortoise

<b>“We can’t underestimate the value of silence. We need to create ourselves, need to spend time alone. If you don’t, you risk not knowing yourself and</b> …

How to Fail in Business While Really, Really Trying: The True Story of J.C. Penney

<i>This week, we’re thrilled to share a new Longreads Member Pick from Fortune magazine. “How to Fail in Business While Really, Really Trying” is</i> …

J.C. Penney

Critical Reading on the Conservative Movement

<i>Below is a guest reading list from Maisie Allison, digital editorial director of The American Conservative.</i><p>Here is a (mostly critical) reading list …

The Things In Our Diaries: A Reading List

Age 7: <i>Dear Diary, Today I went to Clarisse’s house. It was fun.</i><p>Age 13: <i>Dear Diary, We are leaving for Mom-mom’s funeral soon. Mom and Dad are fighting</i> …

The recovery puzzle: A new factory in Ohio struggles to match jobs to job-seekers

In rural Ohio, Perham Egg wants to hire 40 people at its new factory. But in some places, matching the jobs to the job-seekers can prove a struggle.<p>In rural Ohio, Perham Egg wants to hire 40 people at its new factory. But in some places, matching the jobs to the job-seekers can prove a …

Busting Out of Online Poker: Our College Pick

College campuses are full of ghosts. Alumni magazines have the glossy success stories about the alumnus who made good, but what students remember are …

Suffering Children and the Christian Science Church - 95.04

April 1995<p>Suffering Children<br>and the<br>Christian Science Church<p><b>The unwillingness of many Christian Science parents to seek help from physicians for their critically ill children has led to many painful and unnecessary deaths and, increasingly, to legal actions that have become burdensome to the Church</b> …

The brain’s need for justice is based in reason, not emotion

New research based on brain scans shows that people who care about justice are swayed more by reason than by emotion.<p>Psychologists have found that …

An Interview With a Therapist Who Was Once Insane

<i>Michael Hobbes | Longreads | March 2014 | 10 minutes (2,425 words)</i><p><i>Joe Guppy is a writer, actor and psychotherapist living in Seattle. Thirty-five</i> …

Girl Power

by Susan Orlean<br>The New Yorker<br>May 18, 1998<p>I grew up in the sixties and seventies, under the spell of the old television show "Bewitched." I saw every …

What I Want to Know Is Why You Hate Porn Stars

Listen, I want to tell you a story, and it's about porn.<p>I was dating this guy who was handsome and made me laugh and had dishwater blond hair. He …

The Hugo Problem - Los Angeles Magazine

<b>H</b>e was L.A.’s most prominent male feminist, a professor of gender studies who used his online presence to burnish his reputation. Then Hugo …

The 25-Year-Old at the Helm of Lonely Planet

I'm supposed to go flying over New Zealand's South Island with the director of the world's largest guidebook company, but I'm feeling haggard. Last night, Daniel Houghton and I made a little tour of Queenstown's bars: Winnies, the Buffalo Club, Zephyr, a few other places. There was a retractable …

The Dilemma the Food Movement is Facing: Can We Really Be 'Conscientious Carnivores?'

The dream of the “Food Movement” is for all meat to be humanely raised and locally sourced so we can all be “conscientious carnivores.”<p>In The …

Agriculture

Free Course: “Darwin and Design” Examines Philosophical Questions of Intelligence and Human Behavior

Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection provided a scientific answer to a philosophical question: must design imply a designer? To the …

Make Delicious Biscuits with Just Two Ingredients

There's nothing quite like fresh bread products, but usually it takes a lot of work to make them. Food blog The Splendid Table comes to the rescue …

Top 10 Ways to Beat a Bad Mood

Feeling grumpy? It happens to the best of us. Stress is one thing, but some days, your brain just decides it's in a bad mood and it feels impossible …

Personal Zen Scientifically Reduces Anxiety in 25 Minutes

iOS: Psychology professors have made a new game, Personal Zen, can reduce anxiety in stressed individuals. All it takes is playing the free game for …

12 Rules for Learning Foreign Languages in Record Time — The Only Post You’ll Ever Need

Preface by Tim Ferriss<p>I’ve written about how I learned to speak, read, and write Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish. I’ve also covered my experiments …

the secret to mila kunis' eyeliner

When we last hung out with Mila Kunis at a party for Jim Beam (she's the first-ever global ambassador for the brand) her eye makeup was typically …

Helen Keller & Annie Sullivan Appear Together in Moving 1930 Newsreel

Helen Keller was born on this day in 1880, some 133 years ago. If you don't know the Helen Keller story, you can watch <i>The Miracle Worker</i> below, the …

A Romp Through the Philosophy of Mind: A Free Online Course from Oxford

These days, neuroscience seems to have a monopoly on the mind. Flip to the science section of an established newspaper or magazine, and you’ll likely …

William S. Burroughs Teaches a Free Course on Creative Reading and Writing (1979)

According to Ted Morgan, author of William S. Burroughs biography <i>Literary Outlaw</i> (which Burroughs hated), the hard-living Beat writer added “teacher” …

John Waters Catches A Ride With RuPaul, Talks Hitchhiking Across America and Growing Up Weird - PAPER

Filmmaker and professional weirdo John Waters, is used to catching rides from strangers. Though he wouldn't be opposed to riding shotgun with Ted Bundy, this time around he's hopped in the passenger seat of the <i>Drag Race</i> queen, RuPaul, to talk about his new book <i>Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across</i> …

Interior Of Seinfeld's Apartment Made For Oculus Rift

This is the interior of Seinfeld's apartment made for touring with an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? …

Uber Cab Confessions

City by city, Uber is upending the taxi business, even though its rides can be pricier than cabs. So what's the hook? Instant gratification, a hint of glamour, even some sex appeal. That's what GQ's Mickey Rapkin discovered after spending one week as an Uber driver. He also saw and heard some …

Fear is the Root of Your Problems

Every problem you or I have (and they are many, small and large), is rooted in fear.<p>For some, that might seem obvious: the question is how to beat …

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

Facebook Paper Has Forever Changed the Way We Build Mobile Apps

Mike Matas was sitting on an L-shaped couch inside one of the largest offices at Facebook, holding an iPhone that plugged into a Mac laptop through a …