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Good hair, crooked gait

by Ryan Call and Christy Call | Jan 30, 2018 | Pocket Finger | 0 |<p>Welcome to week 3 of Pocket Finger, a collection of seven illustrated stories …

Why do so many women oppose feminism? A psychologist explains

Just when you thought sexism was a thing of the past, revelations about Donald Trump bragging about groping women hit the news. Yet only 13 per cent …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Lawn Mowing

High-tech humans: Smart tech that works on (and in) your body

High-Tech Humans<p>Smart tech that works on — and in — your body<p>By Stephanie Walden<p>Presented by the Infiniti Q50<p>High-Tech Humans<p>Smart tech that works on …

After 5 years of practicing mindfulness meditation, I've realised why people think it's impossible

I started practicing mindfulness meditation five years ago, when I was an English teacher living in Seoul, South Korea.<p>I’d sit cross-legged and try …

Meditation

The Urban Death Project: Designing A Better Way To Die

With her Urban Death centers, Katrina Spade wants to create a more environmentally sustainable way to die. Morbid or brilliant?<p>In her thirties, Katrina Spade* started thinking about death. She wondered what her parents would do with her body if she were to die and realized she had no idea. In …

Composting

Melody on the menu: how a sprinkle of Mozart might give your meal zing

Psychologists have found that colours and certain types of music can enhance the enjoyment of wine and food<p>Professor Charles Spence is trying to come up with a sound for salty.<p>“We are not quite there yet,” says the Oxford academic. “Bitter, sweet, sour – we have those. But salty is the hardest …

Flute

Our enduring Tudor obsession: Sex, ambition, wealth and power never go out of style

The highbrow “Wolf Hall” aims to reclaim the historic narrative currently owned by softcore porn and teen drama<p>There wasn't much all-family appointment television during my '70s childhood, but two low-budget BBC miniseries shown by "Masterpiece Theater" always brought everyone to the living room: …

Books

15 Notebooks That Will Inspire Your Creativity

We schedule appointments and meetings on our smartphones and computers, we take notes on our tablets and even journal through apps. But for some people — or everyone, on certain occasions — our tech devices can hinder our creative juices. The practices of handwriting, calligraphy and even sketching …

Doodling

You Won’t Believe How My Family And I Managed To Get Through The Recession

I was born and raised in Smithers, a small, isolated town of about 5,000 people in central British Columbia. I lived in an old bungalow with my …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

What Mathematics Reveals About the Secret of Lasting Relationships and the Myth of Compromise

Why 37% is the magic number, what alien civilizations have to do with your soul mate, and how to master the “negativity threshold” ideal for Happily Ever After.<p>In his sublime definition of love, playwright Tom Stoppard painted the grand achievement of our emotional lives as “knowledge of each …

Oh sh*t, I’m the 1 percent: Secrets of the super-wealthy

I grew up poor. My kids now live in Fairfield County. We all think we’re middle-class because we always feel behind<p>I came to writing about money by accident. After graduating from Trinity College, I went into a PhD program at the University of Chicago to study with the greatest Irish historian of …

Income Inequality

7 Best Calendar Apps for iPhone & iPad 2018

Looking for the <b>best Calendar apps for your iPhone and iPad</b>? Here is the list of the best <b>Calendar apps available for iOS</b> devices.<p><b>1. Awesome Calendar (</b> …

Apps

DNA reveals the origins of modern Europeans

Europe is famously tesselated, with different cultural and language groups clustering in different regions. But how did they all get there? And how …

50 Must-Read Personal Development Bloggers That’ll Change Your Life

Tired of reading the same blogs over and over? Looking for fresh articles to read? A new angle on your favorite personal development topics? I got …

Self-improvement

SXSW 2015: I Reprogrammed A Lifeform In Someone’s Kitchen While Drinking A Beer

Biohacking kits help you modify genes in the comfort of home<p>A group holding red cups full of beer converged around a kitchen table littered with petri dishes, pipettes, and other basic laboratory equipment. Our host/lab director, Justin Pahara, explained how we were all going to take a custom …

Why a Healthy Person's Perception of Time Is Inaccurate

People with normal brains feel the hours pass more slowly than they really do, but new research illuminates the ways this can be manipulated.<p><i>Update, April 13</i><i>: This article originally included the story of Phineas Gage, a historically</i> <i>famous patient who suffered orbitofrontal cortex damage after an</i> …

The Brain

The 15-Minute Gentle Yoga Routine That Fights Pain

<i>Photo by Jonathan Pozniak</i><p>Don't think yoga is for you? If you're feeling stiff or achy, it may be the best medicine—no headstands required.<p>Research shows that doing a gentle yoga workout most days of the week can relieve back and arthritis pain, ramp up energy, and even temper hot flashes. And the …

Google Search Will Be Your Next Brain – Backchannel – Medium

“I need to know a bit about your background,” says Geoffrey Hinton. “Did you get a science degree?”<p>Hinton, a sinewy, dry-witted Englishman by way of …

I Just Want To Be Alone [100 Words Into The Future]

<i>Meanwhile, in one of many alternate futures…</i><p>It’s 8am. Wet city streets teem with people.<p>Grace hurries along the sidewalk, dazzled by lights from dozens of ad­boards.<p>Her AudioChip feeds snippets of promobabble to her as she dodges other commuters.<p>Normally she’s spared the sensory onslaught, but …

Commuting

Did The Future Begin In 1610?

Scientists debate the start date of 'the age of man'<p>Time is a valuable commodity for humans. We like our news up to the minute and our technology up-to-date. But when it comes to some temporal boundaries scientists are still trying to figure out what's up.<p>There is no doubt that humanity is …

What If Men Were As Grossed Out By Rape As They Are By Periods?

Menstrual pads and street art activism have finally united in one young woman's fight for gender equality. Elone has been putting up period pads with …

Aging while female is not your worst nightmare

I’m going to tell you a story that is so common and so troubling it is effectively split off from the emotional lives of young women, tucked away …

Feminism

Chilvary could indicate hidden sexism, study finds

Men who demonstrate 'well intentioned' sexism are said to see women as warm and pure yet helpless and incompetent<p>Men who open doors for women are as guilty of sexism as those who are rude to them, according to a new study.<p>Psychologists found that a friendly or chivalrous attitude can mask …

17 science fiction books that every real sci-fi fan should read

Although sci-fi pushes past the boundaries of reality, it paradoxically allows readers to think about questions that hit closest to home.<p>Technology, society, war, existence, family — these main sci-fi themes are things that we all deal with every day.<p>No literary list is exhaustive, but we've put …

Science Fiction

Self Portraits with Men  - Photographs byDita Pepe | LensCulture

Czech photographer Dita Pepe uses self-portrait photography to explore ideas of how personal identity can seem to change dramatically in relationship to the other people in our lives, and the surrounding circumstances.<p>In this series, she stages "what-if" scenarios, where she portrays herself in …

Photography

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.<p><i>“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,”</i> asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven …

The AI Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction

<i>Note: This is Part 2 of a two-part series on AI. Part 1 is here.</i>___________<i>We have what may be an extremely difficult problem with an unknown time to</i> …

Singularity