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On sustaining a creative metabolism
How do you stay focused when there are so many opportunities for distraction online and on smartphones? Well, you know, when I sit down to write I move forward…
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I'm the Food Expert. But My Kids Love My Husband's Cooking.
Good food is worth a thousand words—sometimes more. In My Family Recipe , a writer shares the story of a single dish that’s meaningful to them and their loved…
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A Business With No End
NOV. 27, 2018 Where does this strange empire start or stop? Where does this strange empire start or stop? By JENNY ODELL Part I: Zooming Out 1. Orders and…
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3 days ago
The Best Movies of 2018
Illustration by Cari Vander Yacht The word “resistance” has been central to political, intellectual, and, for that matter, moral life in the past two years, as…
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3 days ago
Toward a More Radical Selfie
Mitchell Grafton, Updating Vermeer . 2012 We are at the end of an era characterized by the self-portrait. This claim is not provocative—we’ve lived as…
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7 days ago
21 Completely Subjective Rules for Raising Teenage Boys | A Cup of Jo
Catherine Newman has two children, Ben and Birdy . This fall, Ben left the nest for college, so we thought it was the perfect time to hit her up for advice.…
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8 days ago
The Value Proposition: A Seventy-Five Dollar Watch That Looks Like A Million Bucks - HODINKEE
I sometimes wonder, when we post pictures and articles of watches like this , or this , or even this , whether we are not inadvertently creating the impression…
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9 days ago
“Everyone’s for Sale”: Winter Has Arrived for the Digital-Media Darlings
Jonah Peretti, founder and CEO of Buzzfeed, in Paris, 2017. By Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images. It was around this time last year that things were starting to…
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9 days ago
The strange theology of Jordan Peterson
Advertisements IN the opening pages of 12 Rules for Life: a antidote for chaos , Jordan Peterson describes a vision that gave rise to an epiphany. He is…
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15 days ago
How Children Change the Way We See
Talking to kids about what we’re looking at helps clarify our thinking, much as reading aloud something you’re writing can sharpen a sentence. Photograph by…
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17 days ago
Beavers Are Responsible for How We Coexist and Communicate
Having gnawed their way across the Bering Land Bridge with their iron-glazed teeth, beavers by the tens of millions straight-up built North America. They worked…
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22 days ago
I Found the Best Burger Place in America. And Then I Killed It.
I n my office, I have a coffee mug from Stanich’s in Portland, Oregon. Under the restaurant name, it says “Great hamburgers since 1949.” The mug was given to me…
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27 days ago
Hearing Lost Voices: Risky Friendships and Faithful Presence
Main image: Portraits in the Characters of the Muses in the Temple of Apollo // Photo by National Portrait Gallery, London / You have written a woman into the…
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27 days ago
How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet
California is currently ablaze, after a record hot summer and a dry fall set the stage for the most destructive fires in the state’s history. Above: The Woolsey…
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28 days ago
13 Brilliant Reader Comments on Parenting | A Cup of Jo
Has anyone ever given you a game-changing piece of parenting advice, large or small? Here are thirteen of our favorite reader comments on the ups and downs of…
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28 days ago
The fuzzy memories behind Calgary's bid to host the Olympics
Twelve-year-old Robin Perry, of Calgary, lifts the Olympic torch to light the Olympic flame during the opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics, February 13,…
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4 weeks ago
How fascism works
Nearly 100,000 Nazi storm troopers are gathered to listen to a 1933 speech by Adolf Hitler on “Brown Shirt Day.” Shutterstock “Fascism” is a word that gets…
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4 weeks ago
Six Secrets From the Planner of Sevilla’s Lightning Bike Network
PlacesForBikes is a PeopleForBikes program to help U.S. communities build better biking, faster. You can follow them on LinkedIn , Twitter or Facebook or sign…
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4 weeks ago
Hell...and How to Get There - Brian Zahnd
(This is chapter 6 of Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God . I want you to have it. Share it freely and widely.) Hell…and How to Get There Brian Zahnd My dad…
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How a Woman Becomes a Lake
In Book V of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the nymph Arethusa tells Ceres the story of how she was transformed into a spring. Photograph from The Picture Art Collection…
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4 weeks ago
How to Raise a Sweet Son in an Era of Angry Men
IDEAS Salie is the author of Approval Junkie . Hours after I gave birth to my first child, my husband cradled all five pounds of our boy and said, gently, “Hi,…
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4 weeks ago
How to Break Up With Your Phone
Credit Miguel Porlan Leer en español The moment I realized I needed to break up with my phone came just over two years ago. I had recently had a baby and was…
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The Complicated Philosophy of Jay Smooth
Illustration: McDavid Henderson I n July, on Friday the 13th, Jay Smooth, a 45-year-old cultural critic, video blogger, and DJ was preparing to host another…
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5 weeks ago
Yes, even your pockets are sexist. These startups are fighting back
Three years ago, Evelyn Frison set out to re-engineer professional women’s pants. She wasn’t exactly the person you’d expect to take on this task: She had no…
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5 weeks ago
Review: 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson | Kate Manne
Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules For Life: An antidote to chaos was born as an answer to a question posed on the internet discussion forum Quora: “What are the…
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Anxy Magazine
Fall / Winter 2018 The Masculinity Issue What does it mean to be masculine? And how does masculinity influence our sense of self—and the culture around us?…
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The Red Baron
Catherine Shakespeare Lane Michael Young, London, 1997 Michael Young was an inconvenient child. His father, an Australian, was a musician and music critic, and…
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The caravan “invasion” and America’s epistemic crisis
Take a step back and appreciate the vertiginous absurdity of the fact that our military is now being mobilized to defend our border from a walking caravan of…
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6 weeks ago
When White Nationalist Christians Redefined Their Neighbors
Gerhard Kittel, a professor of New Testament at the University of Tübingen, joined the Nazi Party in May 1933. One month later, he gave a speech on “The Jewish…
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6 weeks ago
Busting Out in WWII-Era Brooklyn
This piece by Emily Brooks is the first entrant into the Second Annual UHA/The Metropole Graduate Student Blogging Contest. We we invited graduate students to…
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6 weeks ago
Is LSD Good for You?
One day, while driving home to Berkeley after a poorly attended reading in Marin County, Ayelet Waldman found herself weighing the option of pulling the…
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6 weeks ago
Let’s complicate the narrative | The Sprawl
Last week, flying back from Toronto (more on that in a bit), I read this lengthy investigation by American journalist and Atlantic contributing editor Amanda…
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6 weeks ago
Opinion | Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way?
Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way? Teacher preparation programs continue to ignore the sound science behind how people become readers. Ms. Hanford…
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6 weeks ago
The Best Time to Go to Bed Is 8:45
Photo: Debrocke/ClassicStock/Getty Images A few days ago, my esteemed new co-worker Edith Zimmerman offered some advice: try getting up really, really early in…
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6 weeks ago
Watching ‘Daria’ Made Me Feel Seen And Known
We all had them, those all-consuming crushes that took over our teenage lives. In our series The Objects of Our Obsession , writers explore the deeper meanings…
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7 weeks ago
If the Most Interesting Man in the World Were a Woman
Illustration by Elena Xausa [Gentle guitar strumming] She doesn’t always ride in an Uber alone, but when she does, she calls her friend Brittany and talks…
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7 weeks ago
America’s Next Civil War
E veryone in Canada with any power has the same job. It doesn’t matter if you’re prime minister, minister of foreign affairs, or premier of Alberta; it doesn’t…
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7 weeks ago
B. F. Skinner: The Most Important Theorist of the 21st Century
14 min read This talk was presented (virtually) to Nathan Fisk’s class on digital media and learning at the University of South Florida. I’m currently working…
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7 weeks ago
Rent the Runway Wants to Lend You Your Look
Many subscribers say that they have effectively stopped buying clothes. Illustration by Janne Iivonen At the back of my narrow New York City closet, squished…
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8 weeks ago
Baby boomers are stealing big-time from millennials
The most heinous case of intergenerational theft in American history is underway, and few people seem to care. The culprits include Democrats and Republicans,…
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8 weeks ago
Clear and present danger: The urgency of a good climate policy
Illustration by Bryan Gee Chris Turner’s books include The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need , The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the…
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8 weeks ago
Why putting £1m through the shredder is Banksy’s greatest work
Play Video 1:01 Banksy publishes video detailing auction stunt plan – video T he moment I love most in the video Banksy has released of his latest art stunt is…
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9 weeks ago
How Much of a Doctor’s Diagnosis Is Gut Feeling?
By signing up you agree to receive email about events, articles, offers, and the impact of The Walrus in your community. You can unsubscribe at any time. About…
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9 weeks ago
Stephen Harper has some ideas about conservative populism - Macleans.ca
The first excerpt from former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper’s soon-to-be-published book Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age…
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9 weeks ago
For a Better World's Fair, Try Pessimism
Raising awareness can be a poor and vicarious substitute for action, especially given that climate change is demonstrably already happening. Is it enough for…
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10 weeks ago
America Isn’t Ready for the Lanternfly Invasion
From the road heading east, the apple trees of Beekman Orchards unfold in waves, rising and falling on a sea of verdant grass. Behind them, basking in the June…
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10 weeks ago
Should you delete your social media? | Oliver Burkeman
‘The truth is, you could choose, right now, to jettison unfulfilling aspects of your life.’Illustration: Michele Marconi for the Guardian S hould you delete…
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11 weeks ago
‘This guy doesn’t know anything’: the inside story of Trump’s shambolic transition team
C hris Christie noticed a piece in the New York Times – that’s how it all started. The New Jersey governor had dropped out of the presidential race in February…
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11 weeks ago
Fidget spinners, weighted blankets, and the rise of anxiety consumerism
Two Kickstarter campaigns between the fall of 2016 and the spring of 2017 set out with relatively modest goals: Each intended to raise around $20,000 to create…
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11 weeks ago
Tell Me It’s Going to be OK | Miya Tokumitsu
Siegfried Kracauer, one of the eloquent theorists of pop-culture associated with the Frankfurt School, frowned upon the cinema with its velvet drapes and plush…
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11 weeks ago
Who likes to be alone? Not introverts, according to a new paper on personality and the experience of solitude
Why do some people go to great lengths to have the chance to spend time by themselves, while others find solitude painful and forever crave company? The most…
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11 weeks ago
A New Kind of Adultery Novel
Rooney, twenty-six, is a writer of rare confidence, with a lucid, exacting style. Photograph by Ruby Wallis for The New Yorker In 2015, The Dublin Review ran a…
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11 weeks ago
'We're moving to higher ground': America's era of climate mass migration is here
A fter her house flooded for the third year in a row, Elizabeth Boineau was ready to flee. She packed her possessions into dozens of boxes, tried not to think…
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11 weeks ago
Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It
Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior. That's…
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11 weeks ago
7 strategies to keep your phone from taking over your life
Raúl Soria We’re distracted like never before — and our phones are probably the biggest culprit. But there is a way you can live with one and still get things…
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11 weeks ago
Beth Moore Is Risking Her Evangelical Empire
Andy Friedman When Beth Moore arrived in Houston in the 1980s, she found few models for young women who wanted to teach scripture. Many conservative Christian…
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12 weeks ago
Ask a Clean Person: The Stain Trifecta
Having the tits that I have, i.e. enormous, I inevitably ruin new shirts by getting food/coffee/etc. on my front. Spraying them with Shout does not seem to…
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12 weeks ago
Ask Polly: ‘My Parents Don’t Love Me!’
The Cut’s advice columnist Heather Havrilesky answers readers’ questions about how to be in the world. Got a question for Polly? Email askpolly@nymag.com .…
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12 weeks ago
The Borderline Mother
The Borderline Mother The Brutal Womb and the Child of the Borderline Posted May 08, 2014 Source: iStock.com “I wish my mother was dead…is that a terrible thing…
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12 weeks ago
An Oral History of Apple's Infinite Loop
In the early 1990s, Apple decided to expand its Cupertino headquarters by building a new, grander campus. Steve Jobs, who was forced out of the company in the…
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12 weeks ago
Utilities have a problem: the public wants 100% renewable energy, and quick
American as apple pie. Shutterstock Renewable energy is hot. It has incredible momentum, not only in terms of deployment and costs but in terms of public…
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12 weeks ago
Kids Don’t Damage Women’s Careers — Men Do – Jessica Valenti – Medium
O ne of the most pernicious modern myths about motherhood is that having kids will damage your career. Women are told that we need to choose between our jobs or…
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september 2018
There’s No Discrimination in Baseball!
Historically girls have been excluded from baseball and pushed into softball instead. Baseball for All seeks to change that, empowering girls to stay in the…
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september 2018
Decision-Making Should Be a Required Course in Every High School
W hen I look back at the first quarter-century of my life in school, it’s hard not to be astounded at the sheer range of subjects I was taught: grammar,…
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september 2018
How to Teach White Kids About Race
Gretchen Ertl / Reuters When Margaret Hagerman was trying to recruit white affluent families as subjects for the research she was doing on race, one prospective…
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september 2018
The Belief You Didn’t Know That’s Fueling Your Body Shame
Hillary McBride | June 25, 2018 | Growth One time, I tried to count how long in my short life I had spent feeling shame about my body. The edges of the moments…
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september 2018
What it is Like to Celebrate Mass
I come from a very devout Catholic family, and when I was growing up we went to Mass every day—not just on Sundays. When I was very small Mass was just boring.…
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september 2018
Deleting Instagram, Installing Instagram: The Vicious Circle
7:45 A.M.Awaken to birds chirping. Today is full of possibilities!
7:46 A.M.Roll over and catch enchanting glow of Instagram notification. Open app and marvel…
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september 2018
Ayami Sato is the best female baseball player on Earth. She might be the greatest who ever lived.
WBSC/Facebook The comparison between Japan's utterly dominant women's baseball team and the frustratingly triumphant New York Yankees is almost too easy. They…
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september 2018
The Alternative to Thinking All the Time
One evening last week, I was sitting on my front stoop waiting for a friend to come over. I brought a book out with me, but instead of reading I just sat there…
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september 2018
Listening for Silence With the Headphones Off | Pitchfork
Features Resonant Frequency Listening for Silence With the Headphones Off After years of escaping into music, writer Mark Richardson finds out what it feels…
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september 2018
The #1 Office Perk? Natural Light
Wong/Unsplash The news headlines about what perks or elements of office design make for a great employee experience seem to be dominated by fads — think…
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september 2018
Every single emotion
“Kids practice every single emotion they’re ever going to use on anybody on you .” — Tony Millionaire This morning novelist Laura Lippman , author of Sunburn ,…
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september 2018
How the Trans Mountain pipeline became a political dumpster fire - Macleans.ca
Chris Turner is a Calgary-based writer who focuses on energy and climate change. His latest book is The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil…
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september 2018
DON'T MENTION IT
The New Yorker , April 15, 2002 P. 36 I suppose Kenny Shopsin, who runs a small restaurant a couple of blocks from where I live in Greenwich Village, could…
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september 2018
Opinion | How to Make a Big Decision
In July 1838, Charles Darwin, then 29, sat down to make a decision that would alter the course of his life. The decision he was wrestling with was not related…
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september 2018
No helmets, no problem: how the Dutch created a casual biking culture
In 2010, Chris and Melissa Bruntlett sold their cars and began transporting their family of four around Vancouver, BC, by bike. They noticed that bicyclists’…
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august 2018
Opinion | Happy Children Do Chores
Children should do chores. That’s a controversial premise, though not everyone will admit it. A few parents will declare outright that their children are “too…
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august 2018
“Sight” and The Pleasures of Overthinking Motherhood | The New Yorker
Jessie Greengrass’s début, “Sight,” is a dazzling, obsessive entry in a burgeoning genre. Photograph by Sophie Davidson About the resolution of the big question…
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august 2018
When We Eat, or Don’t Eat, May Be Critical for Health
Nutrition scientists have long debated the best diet for optimal health. But now some experts believe that it’s not just what we eat that’s critical for good…
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august 2018
A father's letter to an infant daughter: 'I wanted my last name to be a burden' - Macleans.ca
Amna, you have to know: your name was built carefully, with great tenderness. Craft and thought and meditation went into choosing it for you. The whole thing…
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august 2018
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