Culture

May 29, 2014

If Your Partner Can't Resist Extra Fries, That's Bad News for Your Waistline, Too
The cool new research on how lack of self-control is contagious
3:55 PM

The cool new research on how lack of self-control is contagious

The Winner in the Kinsley-Greenwald Spat: The New York Times Book Review
Opinion journalism—which is what a book review is—can not be subject to some kind of impartial standard of correctness.
1:17 PM

Opinion journalism—which is what a book review is—can not be subject to some kind of impartial standard of correctness.

Self-Driving Cars Are Still Cars—Which Means They Won't Improve Your Commute
12:45 PM

The company's attempt to "disrupt" the car industry is an embrace of the status quo. We need innovation in mass transit instead.

If Your High School Friends Are Having Babies, You're More Likely to Get Pregnant, Too
11:01 AM

It's your friends—not your family— that have the most influence on when you decide to get pregnant. 

May 28, 2014

Feminists Killed Home Ec. Now They Should Bring It Back—for Boys and Girls.

Let's reboot it, tweak it, and teach it to BOTH genders.

Kids Playing in Gas Masks and Other Spooky Photos from World War II
3:05 PM

Disconcerting photos of Brits going about their daily lives and children playing—in gas masks.

Ithaca (No Suitors)
3:05 PM

Sgt. Graham, fresh from Iraq, ...

Why Clinton Chose Maya Angelou to Read at his Inauguration
10:56 AM

A critical take on the new president and the established poet. 

Watch Maya Angelou Read at Clinton's First Inaugural
10:55 AM

The poet reads "On the Pulse of Morning."

Saint Maya
Angelou's flawed books helped relieve black writers of the burden of representing their race
10:54 AM

There isn't much art in her books, but she helped pave the way for black writers who can enjoy the luxury of being merely individuals rather than representatives of their race.

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