True Stories: I Went to the Pre-Oscar Celebrity... →
BEVERLY HILLS— Here, anything that is necessary is, by definition, low class. The real marker of too much wealth is a silent arms race of collecting unnecessary things. The women of Beverly Hills must only leave the house in boots, though the chance of encountering a loose rock or mud pit on Brighton Way is low. And those boots must be slouchy and soft, robbed of any pretense of usefulness by...
Marie Colvin: 'Why Is No One Stopping This... →
Not for the faint of heart, Marie Colvin’s last report from Homs, Syria shows the slow death of a baby boy. The city has been under siege for 18 days, resulting in thousands of casualties.
Every drama in your outer life is a reflection of a drama in your inner life....– Orin (via we-are-meant-to-thrive)
Announcements: This is the World Press Photo Of... →
This stunning image of a woman in Yemen comforting an injured relative during demonstrations against Yemen’s president won the World Press Photo Of The Year.
Squee: Baby Bear and Wolf Cub are The Cutest Best... →
I am saving this video for those days when I’m feeling down. Lil’ Bear, a grizzly, and Tala, a wolf, have been best friends for six years. Better yet, there’s video of the besties (beasties?) playing as babies.
The Poors: Sorry, Young People: You'll Probably... →
If you’re young and poor, today’s new Pew Center survey has bad news and good news. The bad news: you’re economically devastated. “[Since] 2010, the share of young adults ages 18 to 24 currently employed (54%) has been its lowest since the government began collecting these data in 1948.
Science: These Are the Earliest Human Paintings... →
According to new dating tests, these are the first paintings ever made by humans. They are seals painted more than 42,000 years ago, located in the Cave of Nerja, in Málaga, Spain.
What psychological twisting will occur to individuals as they adapt to more...– Would You Still Love Me If I Was A Robot? (via wildcat2030) Brilliant
The Operating System: Humans are far too concerned... →
olena: In response to: When asked by his interviewer if memory isn’t also a form of baggage, a conduit for suffering or a handicap, Foer responded with two stories. The first is about a man who lost his memory and his ability to form new memories, which made him less human in a way, because “to be a…
Exclusive: In NYPD Custody, Trans People Get... →
A trans woman says that when she was arrested for a minor subway violation, NYPD officers belittled her, called her names, asked about her genitals — This is horrible. No one should have to go through that. Humans are really terrible sometimes.
Food: What Your Frozen Diet Dinners Really Look... →
I can’t look away! They’re all so gross! Frozen diet meals cater to that particular — and vast — demographic of people who are at once lazy and calorie-conscious. Like some of us here.