Why there is joy behind a system of hierarchies and formalised rules
Each week, TIME Magazine designs covers for four markets: the U.S., Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. Often, America's cover is quite, well - different. This week offers a stark example. ...
By now, you might have heard: continuing a long string of jaw-dropping mishaps, Uber lost it's license to operate in London. Let's talk about it for a moment, because I think it's a perfect mini case
I'm looking for examples of unexpected (and not widely known) practices of everyday life from bygone eras. I'll give a few examples of the type of information I seek.
Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. But Michael Harris, riffing on the observations of Melvin Kranzberg, argues that "technology is neither good nor evil. The most we can say about it is this: It has come."
Many Indian men are getting so dependent on digital sex and online pornography that they can't handle real relationships. And a new book says this is happening the world over. Prasun Chandhuri and Avijit Chatterjee turn the spotlight on the trend
I'm fifty. I'm not the same guy I was when I was forty, or thirty, never mind twenty, or ten. I visualize identity not as a solid object but as a wave form travelling along the temporal dimension through a complex emulsion of memories, experiences, and emotions, bounded at front and back by singularities-boundaries beyond which there is no continuity (and almost certainly no persistence of identity). We're all waves travelling through this common soup of human existential phenomena, occasionally refracting through one another and being changed thereby. And as we move, we change. Not only are our physical bodies not made up from the same individual atoms: the bits you could notionally use to describe us change, too. New data is added, old patterns are lost (I have the memory of a goldfish these days).
Paul Verhaeghe: An economic system that rewards psychopathic personality traits has changed our ethics and our personalities
There's a way to counter their success, but it means liberals must get comfortable talking about the spiritual
Last week, I figured out that I am a part-time locust. Here's how it happened. I was picking the brain of a restauranteur for insight into things like Groupon. He confirmed what we all unders
Why? We have many elderly people who need care, and children-especially those with disabilities-the piece argues, and not enough caregivers. This is not just an inhuman policy perspective; it's
A Call to Integrate Faith, Ecology and the Global Economy To sign on to this statement as an organization or individual, For a pamphlet version of this statement, click here As hope-filled people, we stand in awe of Earth's goodness and its capacity to provide abundant life for all God's creation. We recognize our interconnection with Earth
The LAX shooter, once again, is reported to be a white male. Here's why they're always first to violence
I want an untamed, beautiful death. So I think we should have a competition in dying, sort of like Halloween costumes," wrote Anatole Broyard in his pathography, Intoxicated by my Illness, written in
Divorce is a traumatic and difficult decision for all parties involved. The idea of conscious uncoupling is an alternative to a nasty divorce.
The current model of lifelong, cohabiting monogamous partnership has never been such an outdated ideal.
Tesla, the fastest-growing stock in the automotive industry, is run by a software engineer. Amazon has a market cap three times bigger than Target, even though it operates at a loss. Instagram, a
To look at her carefully curated Instagram feed, designer L'Wren Scott was a 1-percenter, a gold-plated member of the international elite: There she was on...
Why Monogamy is Important
Burrneshas, also known as 'Sworn Virgins', cut their hair, don male clothing and adopt all the chores and responsibilities of the typical male head of the family.