"New research discovers a nearly fivefold increase in risk for heart attack in the two hours following outbursts of anger."
As I have no musical training I lack the formal vocabulary with which to adequately discuss the kind of beat that carries songs like this along, but I can very definitely say that it is a sound I rather enjoy, signifying as it does both propulsion and possibility. It is difficult to know with music—with anything, really, but music in particular—if these feelings are subjective or universal, so give this one a listen and see if you don't nod along. [Via]
"The electronic cigarette lounge on Bedford Avenue may soon be able to serve beer and wine after the local community board's State Liquor Authority committee unanimously approved its license application Monday night. Being able to serve beer and wine will let MoVapes offer 'vapers' — as e-cigarette smokers are sometimes known — a laidback place to use the nicotine devices, owner Dr. Sathish Modugu told the board. 'It’s not about alcohol, it’s about the hobby of vaping,' he said, reassuring locals that MoVapes would stop serving alcohol if it gets too rowdy."
"Ten years ago, when you told New Yorkers you were going to eat Japanese noodles, nearly everyone pictured soba. When you say it now, half your friends will ask which ramen-ya is your favorite and the other half will be in line in front of you."
"Play sets can echo a home's architectural features. In San Carlos, Calif., John and Megan Rodkin's backyard play set incorporates redwood slat fencing to match the existing fence surrounding the property. Local landscape designer Kristen Rudger added a gable on top of the playhouse as a visual tie with the Craftsman-style gable on the family residence. The entire play structure—including swings, rope ladder and playhouse—is set on a terrace one level up from a patio where the parents can relax while their three children, ages 5, 3 and 1, exhaust themselves. 'We expect six to eight years of use out of it,' says Ms. Rodkin, 36, a stay-at-home mom. When [...]
On the one hand it is terrible that this astounding historical record of human civilization disintegrates in front of us while we are apparently unable to do anything about it, but when you realize that we are not too far away from everything looking like this it seems like preserving what will soon be just another pile of garbage in which our species once celebrated its supposed superiority is probably more effort than it's worth.
"A diet rich in meat, eggs, milk and cheese could be as harmful to health as smoking, according to a controversial study into the impact of protein consumption on longevity."
This is week old and you have probably heard it already and if you are a certain age it sounds exactly like growing up (with all the good and bad that conveys) but gosh if it isn't ever pretty, and in this winter we are having right now that is going to have to be enough. Enjoy. Like, turn off everything that would keep you from enjoying and just enjoy. I know you can do it.
Do people still have media diets? If you do, here is a new thing on the Internet that you should add to your media diet. It is about the outdoors and the environment, but not in the preachy, annoying way which characterizes so much of that discussion and causes even the most ardent conservationist to dream of a world that has been entirely plowed under, paved over and fracked like there is no tomorrow. You won't find that here! Plus, they've got a very amateur logo, which means they are sincere in the best kind of way.
“I could easily have six today and be fine tomorrow morning,” is the argument in favor of Budweiser.
Maybe the most effective way to get people concerned about climate change is to threaten them with the loss of all they hold dear.
"The Texas Land Commissioner is responsible for managing billions of dollars of state assets, investments and mineral rights. The 37-year-old son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, George P. Bush, easily defeated businessman David Watts to secure the Republican nomination for Texas land commissioner Tuesday."
"Peter Glickman, who helped revive the cleanse in a 2004 book, writes that the first three days are the hardest and that serenity, euphoria and mental clarity set in after about Day Eight. The Mayo Clinic's Dr. Hensrud says it could be incipient starvation instead."
I dunno, if what we've heard so far is any indication, Lykke Li's new album will be all that we're listening to this summer. If there is indeed a summer, which seems pretty doubtful at this exact moment no matter what the TV tells us. Anyway, this is pretty.
You had to figure that when gender equality finally started to play itself out in the field of politics this is what it was gonna look like.
"On March 20th, this year's equinox, the northern hemisphere—our part of the Earth—starts tilting close to the sun. That fact alone means it has to warm up." —It is horrifying on every level that we need to have a "news" story like this, but perhaps the most horrifying part of all is just how comforting I'm finding it.
"Most of our second- (or third-) generation success stories refuse to allow themselves to believe that they haven’t earned everything they’ve got — even Mitt Romney indulges in the fantasy of being a self-made man. In fact, Bellow’s formulation seems precisely backward: The age of the Brahmins was also the age of noblesse oblige. This is the age of Luke Russert. (And Ronan Farrow, WORLD’S MOST ACCOMPLISHED MILLENNIAL.) This insistence on merit — the successful person’s fantasy of earning what you got by out-working people from less privileged backgrounds — defines our unequal era of naked, unabashed favoritism. That comforting fiction is basically why it’s been difficult to [...]
Happy birthday, comedy legend Catherine Anne O'Hara. I hope people remember you for more than Home Alone, because you are one of the best we've got and we don't tell you that enough.