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More in Immigration<p>View all<p>Senator Jeff Flake breaks from the plan and speaks openly about the bipartisan DACA proposal to the media before the …

Jeff Flake

Dressed in excess: people put on all their clothes – in pictures

Canadian photographer Libby Oliver’s striking portrait series, Soft Shells, is a playful exploration of how people express themselves through clothes. It features individuals swathed in every item from their wardrobe, flashes of body parts only just visible. “Clothing is an immediate social cue,” …

Photography

The Era of Fake Video Begins

The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.<p>In a dank corner of the internet, it is possible to find actresses from <i>Game of Thrones</i> or <i>Harry Potter</i> engaged in all manner of sex acts. Or at least to the world the carnal figures look like those actresses, and …

University of Michigan

Scenes of Homelessness

To portray the life of homeless people on the streets of Los Angeles, Times photographer <b>Francine Orr</b> enters their world slowly.<p>Working alongside colleague and videographer Albert Lee, Orr visits at night to witness people at their most vulnerable.<p>She asks permission to photograph them, and when …

California

First Aid Kit - Ruins (Full Album)

Can You Be A Person If You're Not Human?

A case at New York’s highest court will determine whether certain non-humans should enjoy freedoms, rights and protections currently granted only to human under the law. <i>Nonhuman Rights Inc. v. Lavery</i> is an important case, not only because science keeps challenging our standing as the only highly …

Law

This Is the Most Popular Sweet Potato Recipe on Pinterest

It was sometime last year that I became deeply enamored of sweet potatoes. I don't do anything particularly special with them or anything — I simply …

Sweet Potatoes

How Creativity Creates Mindfulness, Happiness, and Peace

<b>“Mindful and creative, a child who has neither a past, nor examples to follow, nor value judgments, simply lives, speaks and plays in freedom.”</b> …

Creativity

Oren Lavie - Did You Really Say No (Official Video) ft. Vanessa Paradis

Kava: Inside the All-Natural High That's Sweeping America

For centuries, this South Pacific root has been brewed into a calming tea – and now U.S. shops are offering it up as an alternative to drugs<p>Tracy and …

FDA

Compassion and the Role of Women

Pictures Capture the Invisible Glow of Flowers

Ultraviolet light reveals alien-like colors and fairy sparkles in seemingly normal plants.<p>Take a look at some of the flowers photographed by Craig Burrows and you might feel as if you’ve suddenly been transported into the alien world of Pandora from James Cameron’s <i>Avatar</i>. Brightly pigmented petals …

Varanasi: City of Life and Death

Ghats, worshippers of idol, the Ganges, pyres, Lord Shiva & the ultimate liberation.<p>Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited …

David LaChapelle finds God

At the peak of his career he abandoned Los Angeles for rural Hawaii. Now he’s more interested in religion than celebrities<p>Imagine a world where Kanye …

Five myths about loneliness

Loneliness has been called a modern epidemic. But is it really getting worse?<p>At some point in our lives, the chances are that you and I will feel lonely. It’s a problem that’s getting a lot of coverage at the moment. The UK even has a new Minister for Loneliness charged with working across …

Psychology

638: Rom-Com

The one thing you know for sure when you're watching a romantic comedy is that it's going to turn out okay in the end. When you're living one? Not so …

Romantic Comedy

The show that takes avant-garde beyond Duchamp and Dalí

Avant-garde art is any creation that radically pushes boundaries, challenges the status quo and asks viewers to question their social and political realities. The avant-garde movement has its roots in modernism when it peaked with movements like Futurism, Dadaism and Surrealism. You can find …

Time is a human invention that controls how we work

Not content with being a half-a-trillion-dollar company with 2 billion users worldwide, Facebook casually announced this week it had invented a new unit of time. The “flick,” at 1/705,600,000th of a second, is longer than a nanosecond (1/1,000,000,000th of a second), and is designed to measure the …

Alfa Mist - Antiphon [Full Album]

Net neutrality is under threat (again). Here's why you should care

The internet was built to work as a level playing field.<p><i>The vote approved the repeal of net neutrality by the count of 3:2. You can watch the rest of the hearing via the FCC stream.</i><p>The internet is an entirely human phenomenon. It is an unfathomably vast interconnected sea of computers that hold …

Net Neutrality

Art in 2018: Check out Frida Kahlo's wardrobe and Michael Jackson On The Wall

<b>From celebrity closet gazing, through to fanfare openings and reopenings, surreal theatricality, Parisian delights and Michael Jackson, there is much on offer from the arts world to fill your diary from spring to winter this coming year.</b><p>People's wardrobes and what they chose to keep in them is …

Art

World's longest glass bridge opens in Hebei, China

<b>(CNN) —</b> Because walking across a glass-bottomed suspension bridge just isn't scary enough, China is finding new ways to bring the fear.<p>The country's latest -- billed as the world's longest -- opened at the end of 2017 in Hebei Province's Hongyagu Scenic Area.<p>And just in case the 488 meter span …

China

20 Satisfying Hobbies and How to Get Them

<i>The New Year is the perfect time to finally take up ceramics, learn Mandarin, start a book club, try rock climbing, or plant a garden. In 2018, the</i> …

Manhattan

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Gorgeous Images of the Planet Jupiter

Launched in 2011, NASA’s <i>Juno</i> mission to Jupiter arrived in mid-2016, and the spacecraft maneuvered into a 53-day orbit around the gas giant. The JunoCam imaging instrument, one of nine scientific instruments on board, has been returning red, green, and blue filtered images of Jupiter to Earth, and …

Astronomy

Visit a Country That Doesn't Exist

Here's why bold travelers should visit Transnistria, a mysterious land in limbo.<p>Imagine a normal country with borders, a democratically-elected government, sealed passports for the population, a president, and a flag flying—yet nobody recognizes its existence. Welcome to Transnistria.<p>A small piece …

What workers around the world do for lunch

What does a lunch break look like around the world? We asked people from across the globe how they take their midday meal.<p>There’s a lot to learn about a country’s work culture from how people take their lunch. But what does a lunch break look like around the world? We asked people from across the …

Food

This Floating Sauna Hotel Offers an Amazing View of the Northern Lights

At this hotel, catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights is sure to be a highly relaxing experience.<p>Opening later in 2018, the Arctic Bath hotel …

Northern Lights

Emilio Pucci Pre-Fall 2018 Collection

Feisty and fun, the Pucci Pre-Fall collection paid homage to Pop Art; Andy Warhol; and his leggy muse, Edie Sedgwick. In fact, the design team was so charmed by her unconventional élan that her face was Pucci-fied into an artsy new print.<p>Built as a believable wardrobe covering all possible …

Satisfying Pictures of Meticulously Arranged Objects

At the extreme opposite of Katerina Kamprani an her “The Uncomfortable” series, the artist Adam Hillman satisfies our need of order with his …

Design