Arts & Culture

An elderly man has a jovial moment and relishes at a paddy plantation at Jitpur Fedi, Kathmandu. Third-place winner in the Nepal smiles category. Image by Sulav Bhakta Shrestha. Courtesy: Photojournalist Club, Nepal.

During the last week of July, the Photojournalist Club Nepal announced the winners of this year’s IME-Global IME Bank Nepal Photo Contest, which gives out the most award money of any photo contest in Nepal. The categories included culture and tourism, daily life, nature and wildlife, Nepal smiles, sports, news, …

Texting In Bushwick, NC-SA

James A. Roberts, Baylor University How many times a day do you check your smartphone? According to a recent survey, the typical American checks once every six-and-a-half minutes, or approximately …

https://primitivetechnology.wordpress.com/

We’ve previously written about “Primitive Technology,” the amazingYouTube channel chronicling a guy (who never identifies himself) navigating the wilds of Far North Queensland, Australia with nothing more than what he …

https://youtu.be/dql-D6JQ1Bc

Two villages either side of the Apurimac River in Peru must rebuild the rope bridge linking their communities every year. You wonder: why don’t they build a modern one that …

Good investment? What do your friends think? Phelan Ebenhack/Reuters

Theresa Kuchler, New York University; Johannes Stroebel, New York University, and Ruiqing Cao, Harvard University People interact with their family, friends and coworkers on a daily basis, both through online …

When girl gamers do well, men will often find ways to discredit the success. 'Gamer' via www.shutterstock.com

Cuihua Shen, University of California, Davis and Rabindra Ratan, Michigan State University Although women now make up almost half of all video game players, the gaming community remains, in some …

And you thought it just indicated the end of a sentence… "Dots" via www.shutterstock.com

Lauren Collister, University of Pittsburgh When it comes to texting, the period, full stop, point – whatever you call it – has been getting a lot of attention. People have …

illustration by Priyoshi Kapur

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re in college or grad school, and things are suddenly crazier and more fun than ever before. You are going to all kinds of …

Screen shot from How the Cossacks Rescued Their Fiancees (1973).

‘Traditional’ bondage in Mauritania; forced prostitution in Europe; and bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan. In 2016, an estimated 45.8 million were subjected to some form of slavery in 167 countries, according to the Global Slavery Index. Even …

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