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Use 375,000 images from the Met however you want, for free

If you want to use images of paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, like <i>Woman with a Parrot</i> by Gustave Courbet (above), you no longer have to worry about rights. All of the Met's approximately 375,000 public-domain artwork images are now available for free, unrestricted use. The new "Open …

Fighting Depression? Neuroscience Says This May Reduce Symptoms by 40 Percent (in Just 8 Weeks) | Inc.com

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. It affects over 15 million adults annually, or 6-7 percent of the entire adult population. It is so common, in fact, that nearly everyone has either been affected by it personally or is involved in some way with …

The Brain

Unbuilt Los Angeles: the city that might have been – in pictures

From the offshore Santa Monica freeway to a mini Las Vegas with pyramids and the Parthenon, Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell look at the LA that never happened<p>Never Built Los Angeles is published by Metropolis Books

Los Angeles

If You Do These Things Every Day, You’ll Become Smarter

<i>“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.</i><p>Getting smarter takes time and …

Stunning Photos of Trains Roaring Through Picturesque Landscapes

There’s something romantic about train travel. As you sit and watch the world pass by, it offers a firsthand look at a landscape that’s both intimate and fleeting—truly a moving picture. Many routes take passengers (or cargo) through otherwise desolate lands with adventures along the snow-capped …

Spending Time Around Traffic Is Literally Destroying Your Brain

New research finds a marked increase in dementia among those living by busy roadways.<p>The highways around where I live in Portland, Oregon are like congestion voids—black holes or boundless oceans. You go in hoping to reappear elsewhere in the city or beyond, but without any assurance of exiting at …

Snoop Dogg's Daughter Is Sending a Powerful Message of Self-Acceptance on Social Media

You may recognize Cori Broadus as the daughter of hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg, but the 17-year-old is making a name for herself after sharing an empowering message about embracing herself.<p>The teen took to Instagram on Sunday to share a gorgeous, glowing photo of herself, which she paired with an …

Joyce Wrice & Kay Franklin - Rocket Science (prod. by Mndsgn)

Trump's America Feels as Terrifying as the Colombia of My Youth

I fled homophobia and terror in Bogotá. Last week, it found me in America.<p>I'm waiting for a flight at LAX Wednesday morning, on a layover between JFK and a film festival I was set to report on in Los Cabos, Mexico, when I finally break down. The tears I had tried to keep to myself have finally …

Boston Marathon Bombing

The xx - On Hold (Official Audio)

The Story of Donald Trump

There are a lot of ways you can explain how Donald Trump won the White House. The first one is about white people.<p>You can imagine the story of Donald Trump's election going back to the idea behind America, that idea being that white people could come here and take the land and even other people and …

Donald Trump

Hamilton Searches for the World's Prominent Salvia Experts

On an all new episode of 'Hamilton's Pharmacopeia', we investigate the psychedelic plant Salvia divinorum by meeting the people most devoted to understanding it.<p>On an all new episode of <i>Hamilton's Pharmacopeia,</i> Hamilton investigates the psychedelic plant <i>Salvia divinorum</i> by searching for it in its …

A+E Networks

The Mannequin Challenge Is So Popular Even Billionaires Are Doing It

Desus and Mero discuss the evolution of the unavoidable viral challenge on Monday night's episode of their late night VICELAND show.<p>Rich people, they're just like us! OK, sure, that sentiment isn't exactly a universal truth, but it is when viral challenges come into play. After hopping onboard the …

Jerry Jones

Eating Hallucinogenic Salvia Leaves in Oaxaca

Hamilton Morris seeks out a shaman to perform the traditional ceremony honoring the psychedelic Salvia divinorum plant on the new episode of 'Hamilton's Pharmacopeia.'<p>On tonight's episode of <i>Hamilton's Pharmacopeia,</i> VICE's resident chemist and drug stalwart Hamilton Morris heads to the dense forests …

Oaxaca

This Mix of Classic Berlin Techno and New York Rap Actually Works Insanely Well

Nihiti mixes Marcel Dettman and Planetary Assault Systems with Nas and Biggie Smalls.<p>New York label and club night Bunker is known for booking and releasing some of the deepest, weirdest techno around. They also have an ongoing mix series that includes offerings from the likes of DJ Nobu and …

Steve Void & No Mondays - Chemistry (ft. Clara Mae)

It's Love (prod. Kaytranada)

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Kasra V "Myth" (Dream 2 Science Remix)- Boiler Room Debuts

Outdoorsy smartwatch works as a walkie-talkie in the wilderness

There are already wrist-top walkie-talkies out there, but others we've seen are more toy, less smartwatch. The StarVox seems more the latter, putting …

Wearable Tech

The Happiest People Don't Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

There is an old saying: Happiness is a state of mind. As it turns out, it's true.<p><i>How does one overcome depression and anxiety? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mellissa O'Brien, mindfulness</b> …

Truth is scarier than fiction: 11 terrifying documentaries to keep you up Halloween night

Get creeped out by true stories about cannibals, rats, and much, much more.<p>Looking for a scary movie to watch? Consider a documentary.<p>From true crime films to tales that exploit our ability to scare the hell out of ourselves without much prompting, there are few things creepier than a true story, …

Here's what 8 weeks of mindfulness training does to your brain

What are the neural correlates of these effects? A new systematic review in <i>Brain and Cognition</i> has looked at all studies published prior to July this year that investigated brain changes associated with eight weeks of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction or Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.<p>The …

Tha Boogie Bandit x Jeff Molner - Unconscious

Soulection Radio Show #279 ft. Dave B

Photos the Brazilian Police Could Not Delete

At a recent demonstration in São Paulo, Vinicius Gomes' camera was run over by a police car. Luckily, another photographer was able to recover the pieces and found that the memory card miraculously still worked.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Brazil</i><p>On August 31st, 2016, following the …

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids' Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict," says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of 'Glow Kids.'<p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. …