Tim Liang

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Taking the 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Made Me Love Work but Hate People

In the rat race that is modern life, it's sort of the only drug that makes sense. How awful is that?<p><i>More on Nootroprics:</i><p>Will 'Smart Drugs' Really Make Us Smarter, or Just Ruin Our Lives?<p>A Campus Dealer Explains How the College Drug Economy Works<p>Can the Pills That Claim to Make You Clever Also Make …

A bicyclist made an incredible 14,000-mile journey across Asia — and his photos are stunning

Working as an urban planner in chaotic London, Gandy took up cycling as a temporary escape from city life.<p>"Zipping through the streets, dodging cars and pedestrians became ... almost a form of meditation," he told Business Insider.<p>After some hard saving, Gandy came up with a plan. In 2013, he left …

Christmas Eve

The way to fix outrageous drug pricing in the US is simply to do what all other rich countries do

When news broke that the price of Daraprim, a 62-year-old life-saving drug often prescribed to AIDS patient, had been raised from $13.50 a tablet to $750, outrage ensued. The steep rise was announced on Sept. 20 by Turing Pharmaceuticals, a startup that, according to the New York Times, acquired …

Health Care

How Traveling Solo Destroyed My Dating Life

Up until about a year ago, I would have expected myself to be in a serious relationship right now, and getting engaged in five months, since that's when I'll be turning 28. Year-ago-me would have expected to be getting married by 29, and having a baby by 30, because that's what seemed to be …

For late-starting backpacker, at 76, it's the wander years

It started with a quote he had heard on television about regret: that at the end of life, you are haunted not by the things you did, but by the things you didn't do.<p>A few months later, Hyo So booked a hostel bed in Cairo and took off solo from his Pico-Union apartment on his first-ever backpacking …

Los Angeles County

This mathematical principle reveals the type of online dating profile photo you should use if you want people to ask you out

And we have the math to prove it.<p>Hannah Fry, a mathematician at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis in London, explains the theory in her 2014 TED Talk and recently released book, "The Mathematics of Love."<p>When most people choose their online dating profile pictures, she explains, they …

Mathematics

My new attitude to travel is to skip the iconic – and I thank my father for that

A lot of travel can be about pretending to like monuments and sights that you don’t really enjoy, but my father, the reluctant traveller, has shown me that what matters is only doing the things you are genuinely interested in<p>My father, who lives in India, loathes travel. He will tell you this …

Grand Canyon

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

The clock has only just struck 7am on 2 January, a national holiday, but already the streets of central Tokyo are humming as thousands of people …

This Is the Top Predictor of Success in Life

Increase self control to increase success<p>Self control predicts success even better than IQ.<p>From Charles Duhigg’s excellent book The Power of Habit: …

What you can rent for $3,500 a month in San Francisco

According to the most recent analysis by real-estate marketplace Zumper, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment continues to be about $3,500 a month. This is a record high for San Francisco, the second month in a row that the median rent has soared to such heights.<p>To give you a better idea of …

Why So Much Of The Health Care We Deliver Is Unnecessary - And What We Can Do About It

In the late 19th century, Dr. William Halsted, a pioneer of modern surgical techniques, performed ultra-radical mastectomies for women with breast cancer. The procedure, soon named after him, involved the surgeon removing not only the breast itself but also surrounding musculature and the …

Medicine

23 pictures that show why travelers voted Kyoto the best city in the world

This year, for the second time in a row, travelers voted Kyoto, Japan, to be the best city in the world.<p>Kyoto — Japan's imperial capital for over 1,000 years — is full of incredible temples, parks, and markets that make it a favorite with travelers.<p>These photos show why Kyoto was named the world's …

Historical Photos and Artworks Set in Motion by Nicolas Monterrat | Colossal

<p>One of my new favorite Tumblrs to follow is Un gif dans ta gueule… (roughly ‘A gif in the mouth…’) run by French photographer and animator Nicolas …

The Visually Stunning ‘Tesseract’ Scene in Interstellar was Filmed on a Physically Constructed Set | Colossal

<p><b>Spoiler alert</b>. One of the most jaw-dropping moments of Christopher Nolan’s 2014 film Interstellar is the climactic moment when Cooper (Matthew …

The German City of Karlsruhe Issued a Parking Ticket to a Warped Car Sculpture by Erwin Wurm | Colossal

<p>Austrian artist Erwin Wurm has become famous in part for his humorous sculptural treatments of iconic vehicles that are stretched, inflated, and …

Art

Christophe Debon: One Of The Best Street Photographers Of Our Time

<b>All Photographs (c) Christophe Debon</b><p>Few photographers (dead or alive) make me jealous. Christophe Debon is an exception. I am terribly jealous of his work, it's damn good. As a street photographer there is lots of competition, but not much that worries me. This work worries me as it gives a whole …

Meet Monika Mogi, Tokyo's Photography Prodigy

At just 22, she has an impressive list of credits and the photo skills to back them up.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>I met Monika Mogi a few years ago in LA while we were both nervously standing around at the Ardorous/Rookie group show in which we both had work. Her boyfriend had …

This is What These Famous Photographers Actually Meant With These Quotes

Photographers whо have been practicing photography all their life often have a piece of wisdom to share with future generations. Some do this by …

Can Epigenetics Stop Late-Stage Cancer?

A new study from the Mayo Clinic hints at a promising treatment for late-stage cancer patients—but a real breakthrough could be years away.<p>Just when …

Genetics

Why street photography is facing a moment of truth

It took root in New York in the 60s and 70s with compelling images of street life that captured the heart of the city. But anxieties about privacy, terrorism, and paedophilia have conspired to make the art of street photography ever more difficult. Sean O'Hagan recalls the movement's heyday and …

Game of chances: inheritance is a question of probability, not destiny

We must get over the idea that genes determine – in all but a handful of cases, they simply create minuscule changes in the odds<p>His nickname was “the Hexed”, and his curse left him childless – probably sterile – along with a suite of disabilities so profound that no single disease can be …

Genetics

How to stay safe on your next camping trip

When the warmer weather hits, nature lovers like to take to the unbeaten path, packing up their tents, sleeping bags and campfire equipment to sleep …

Gear of the Year Spring/Summer 2015

Top Gear Innovations Outdoor gear doesn't just improve, it keeps getting dramatically better. For our biannual Gear of the Year awards, we celebrate the insights, breakthroughs, and leaps forward in new products that make our time in the outdoors safer, more comfortable, and more fun. Here are our …

Top Gear

Game Changer: 4 Reasons Digital Learning Thwarts Feelings of Failure

Failure seems to be all the rage these days. Fail fast. Fail smart. Fail forward. It's hard not to gag on the plethora of "failure" clichés that headline cultural media today.<p>My 6-year-old daughter is even wrapped up in the topic. One day, reflecting on the fact that she will receive grades for the …

A Defense of the Prices a Photographer Charges for Portraits

<i>Dear Mom,</i><p>No, I won’t charge the friend you literally just met $30 for portraits. Would you do a Real Estate rental for free? No, I’m not just going …

What life is like as a Chinese immigrant living and working in a small town in Italy

Then the cracks appeared. Tiny fissures ruptured at the joints and split her knuckles open. She started to bleed. Everyone told Ye Pei it was normal.<p>"You're just not used to the work," her mother reassured. "It will get better over time."<p>Pei calculated out of the twelve hours she worked each day, …

Nobody knows why 320,000 chickens were killed in South Carolina, but it looks like an inside job

In a fascinating and in-depth <i>Bloomberg</i> piece, investigative reporter Christopher Leonard lays out the agricultural murder mystery of our time. Starting in February 2015, someone who had to have intimate knowledge of how factory chicken farming (including climate controls, fans, and alarm systems) …

Agriculture