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It Happened To Me: I Spent My Twenties In A Cult

I was the perfect cult recruit: fresh out of college and really into hallucinogens. So when my best friend said a Taiwanese gentleman at the copy shop off campus had sold him a copy of the Tao Te Ching and invited him to “Chinese philosophy classes,” I insisted he bring me along. (We were at a rave …

Tracking My Food Intake Is Driving Me Crazy

Back in December of 2012, I wrote about how I was very much back in the throes of an eating disorder. Not eating is not really sustainable, what with the whole needing to eat to stay alive thing, and I really hate being so dysfunctional when it comes to feeding myself, too.<p>And so, after reading …

Photo Slideshow: Poverty in Today’s America

America’s poor are, unfortunately, often out of sight and out of mind. In the tradition of groundbreaking photojournalists like Jacob Riis, Dorothea Lange

Keep a list of your favorite songs. Add to it for the rest of your life.

Tell your family members where it is. Make sure people know where it is for the rest of your life.<p>This is why:<p>Skip ahead to 2:00 if you are impatient.<p>Music is powerful and amazing. Do yourself a serious favor and make that list and keep that list forever.

Watch Michael Shannon’s dramatic reading of “deranged sorority girl’s” email

No words. There simply are no words<p>Prachi Gupta<p>April 22, 2013 5:24pm (UTC)<p>Last week, the University of Maryland gave the world a crazy, intensely angry email that went viral, introducing America to its new favorite sorority girl. The email, reprimanding the sisters of the university's Delta Gamma …

5 hidden killers of the Victorian home

Suzannah Lipscomb nominates five potential 19th-century death traps – from wallpaper to children's toys.<p><i>This article was first published in April 2013</i><p>…