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Ask Ethan: How Do We Know Space Is Expanding?

If you take a look out at the Universe, and in every direction you look, you see objects rushing away from you, what would you conclude? Would it be that you’re a repellant, somehow? That the fabric of space itself is expanding? That you’re at the center of an earlier explosion, and everything else …

Universe

How Netflix Became Hollywood’s Frenemy

<b>By Michal Lev-Ram</b><p>Photograph by Art Streiber for Fortune<p>June 7, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>The streaming service is changing the way TV shows and movies get …

Televisions

There's a President of Virtual Reality and He's Creating 3 Million New Jobs

Your next employer could live in the virtual reality universe.<p>The American West was once the great frontier, the land of opportunity. But as automation and artificial intelligence have replaced job growth in the modern world, some may question whether opportunities to profit from opening new …

Virtual Reality

5 Proven Hacks to Increase Self-Control

After a long day at the office, happy hour sounds like sweet, sweet relief. But, let us know if this sounds familiar: You look at your calendar, see an 8 a.m. meeting scheduled for the next morning and think, "I'll just stop by." Then, you proceed to stay too late, and drink too much -- again. …

Self Control

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

The Brain

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LGBTQI

This Graphic Shows How Hurricane Katrina Changed New Orleans

Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda—The Orlando Sentinel/AP<p>Tim Chapman—Newsmakers/Getty Images<p>Jack Thornell—AP<p>Chris Hondros—Getty Images<p>Horace Cort—AP<p>Paul …

Extreme Weather

Let John August Show You How to Spruce Up Your Shabby Screenplay Step by Step

Every filmmaker knows that boring an audience means unequivocal failure.<p>And I'm not just talking about the audience sitting in seats watching your …

Video Tutorials

We were blown away by virtual reality park The Void

Have you ever wished you could jump into your favorite video game or live inside a movie? Those are only some of the possibilities offered by The Void, the first company to seamlessly blend virtual reality experiences with real, physical environments, for the sake of entertainment and fun.<p>Tech …

Virtual Reality

15 Kurt Vonnegut Quotes About Writers and Writing

As affable and loquacious as he was, Kurt Vonnegut disliked interviews. In <i>Palm Sunday</i>, he mentions his distaste for the process itself, of being …

New York Times

17 Ways to Cook With Sumac, Your Next New Pantry Obsession

Sumac is the best seasoning you're not using. It's lemony, astringent, and tangy—and we love adding it to these 17 recipes.<p><b>Sumac isn't a pantry staple across America—yet</b>. But with its bright, astringent flavor and use-it-with-everything versatility, this deep red Middle Eastern spice is ready for …

Cooking

Not School Happenings In February

There is plenty of philosophy afoot in Not School this month. Our members are running a variety of groups, and some of the podcast fellows are …

What a Republican Senate Would Mean for World Politics

On Tuesday, when tens of millions of US voters go to the polls, they are very likely to deliver a US Senate majority to the Republican Party.<p>Six years into the administration of Democratic President Barack Obama and four years after the midterm elections that delivered control of the US House of …

Obama Administration

Opinion: Republican victory will boost these 21 stocks

<i>(This article was first published in October and updated on Wednesday to reflect the election result)</i><p>It’s the elections, stupid!<p>Many investors are so …

Stock Markets

6 Questions You Might Have About Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution

<b>1. Why the umbrellas?</b><p>Hong Kong students are currently protesting for more political freedom and have been using umbrellas to protect themselves from …

Hong Kong

Orgasm for dummies: Neuroscience explains why sex feels good

New brain studies explain how pleasure really works — and the amazing science behind amazing pleasure<p>Before I realized what was happening, the patient reached down between my legs and grabbed my genitals. It was 1985, in the middle of the night during my medicine internship. I was working about 110 …