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What If You Made Talking to Your Friends Your Job?
Do you and your friends have interesting conversations? Consider taking your act on the road.
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Being Bored Is Really Good for You
It might be the most important thing you do today.
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There's a Place on Earth Where Girls Run Everything
Photographer Karolin Klüppel returns from India with dramatic, dreamy images of a society where girls run their family clans.
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We're Very Close to Finding Life Beyond Earth
On not one, not two, but three different planets.
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Science Proves Clever Pickup Lines Actually Work
So brush up on your Shakespeare and Ryan Gosling memes, guys.
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What Happens When You Publish Your Diary?
This artist recorded every day of her life as a comic for two years. And then she published it, opening up every awkward social encounter,...
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No One Does Political Protest Like "Dear Ivanka"
Meet the artists who are sending the president's daughter a message.
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Sweet's Death-Defying Snow Drive
OK, not quite. But this is what extreme winter driving looks like.
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Why Every Modern Girl Needs a 500-Year-Old Squad
The coolest women I know all lived before the advent of pants.
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How Authentic Is a Facebook Friend?
A photographer set out to meet all of her Facebook "friends" IRL and wound up rethinking friendship altogether.
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Should You Go Out or Stay In?: Whether You Should Make Plans or Not
Two editors share their very different philosophies.
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A Group of Brilliant Teen Artists Tackle the Question: "What Makes You You?"
See how they're answering.
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Meet Your New Favorite Heroine
Watch this if you need a little adventure.
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Put Down Your Phone, Pick Up Some 35mm Film
Taking great photos with film is actually pretty simple.
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Start Taking Photographs That Can Change the World
Take photographs that can change the world.
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Obama's Greatest Jokes, According to Comedy Writers
Dad/president jokes, right this way.
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Bowie Served Up a Posthumous Lullaby
2017 already gave us a musical gift.
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Could Your Text Messages Be Art? This Teen Thinks So
And she created a Tumblr-turned-book.
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Reading This Will Get You Through the Day
You'll want to read all of these immediately.
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This Is the Ultimate 2016 Time Capsule
Everything that happened last year is right here.
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