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Pole dancing, naked yoga, punk rope: a week inside the weirdest fitness classes in NYC
Pole dancing, naked yoga, punk rope: a week inside the weirdest fitness classes in NYC

Pole dancing, naked yoga, punk rope: a week inside the weirdest fitness classes in NYC

Hopes&Fears challenged one writer to try the most niche exercise offerings on the market. Here’s how she fared.

Can you be addicted to adrenaline?

Can you be addicted to adrenaline?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of experts. Today, we ask addiction professors and adventure junkies if an adrenaline "habit" is a real thing.

Sebastian ErraZuriz wants to liberate your soul
Sebastian ErraZuriz wants to liberate your soul

Sebastian ErraZuriz wants to liberate your soul

Hopes&Fears pays a visit to the polymath's Brooklyn studio to talk about designing for a higher purpose, sticking it to the gallery scene and paying tribute to his exes with shoes.

What's the difference between a religion and a cult?

What's the difference between a religion and a cult?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we speak to theologians and psychologists about worship, fanaticism and blurred lines.

Mr. Robot: every title and episode, explained
Mr. Robot: every title and episode, explained

Mr. Robot: every title and episode, explained

A look at the unique ways that Mr. Robot titles its episodes and the dual meanings that every title carries.

The messy history of the pie fight, from vaudeville to Nickelodeon
The messy history of the pie fight, from vaudeville to Nickelodeon

The messy history of the pie fight, from vaudeville to Nickelodeon

A pie in the face knocks everyone down to the same level. Let's take a look at the pie fight in movie history.

How biofeedback games can rewire your brain
How biofeedback games can rewire your brain

How biofeedback games can rewire your brain

The neurons that fire together, wire together. We spoke to Evoke Neuroscience's Dr. James Thompson about how biofeedback training can help rehabilitate the physiological changes resulting from trauma.

Death and beauty at the Morbid Anatomy Museum's Flea Market
Death and beauty at the Morbid Anatomy Museum's Flea Market

Death and beauty at the Morbid Anatomy Museum's Flea Market

"I really like something that has a little bit of gore to it, but it's also very beautiful and delicate." We check out what's for sale at the Morbid Anatomy Museum's Flea Market in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

How virtual reality training is changing American Football
How virtual reality training is changing American Football

How virtual reality training is changing American Football

From strategy to recruitment, new virtual reality technology is upgrading American football. We spoke to some early adopters.

20 new words from the Oxford Dictionary, illustrated
20 new words from the Oxford Dictionary, illustrated

20 new words from the Oxford Dictionary, illustrated

From hangry to butt-dial.

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City

How to shake someone who's tailing you

How to shake someone who's tailing you

You never know when you might be followed. This is how to lose that nefarious character that's hot on your heels.

The time zone rebels of the world
The time zone rebels of the world

The time zone rebels of the world

A geopolitical hot mess, meet the areas whose time zones are completely fucked.

What are the penalties for public nudity in cities around the world?

What are the penalties for public nudity in cities around the world?

We look at the potential maximum penalties for letting it hang out.

Culture

J.J. Fad, the girl group cut out of the 'Straight Outta Compton' story

J.J. Fad, the girl group cut out of the 'Straight Outta Compton' story

The group's frontwoman discusses the new NWA biopic.

Who are these people? True Detective Season 2 character guide for the hopelessly confused

Who are these people? True Detective Season 2 character guide for the hopelessly confused

There's too many characters. Catch up before this Sunday's season finale.

From vrrrramp to snikt: exploring sci-fi's most iconic movie sound effects
From vrrrramp to snikt: exploring sci-fi's most iconic movie sound effects

From vrrrramp to snikt: exploring sci-fi's most iconic movie sound effects

Foley artists work hard to fabricate sounds for cinema—an incredible process that’s birthed some of the most profound audio in pop culture.

Future

All the ways hackers will try to kill you in the future
All the ways hackers will try to kill you in the future

All the ways hackers will try to kill you in the future

In the wake of recent hacking scares, thefts and attacks, we take a look at all the ways hackers will potentially kill you in the future. Don't panic.

Feeling the internet: how people with visual disabilities surf the web
Feeling the internet: how people with visual disabilities surf the web

Feeling the internet: how people with visual disabilities surf the web

A tour of a side of the web that sighted people can't see, guided by those who know it best.

Now

I hid Illuminati symbols in broadcast news graphics because I was bored
I hid Illuminati symbols in broadcast news graphics because I was bored

I hid Illuminati symbols in broadcast news graphics because I was bored

An anonymous 3D graphics designer talks about hiding Satanic and "Freemasonry" conspiracy symbols in the broadcast news just because he could.

I didn't shower for a week and got a staph infection, but I'm a lucky idiot
I didn't shower for a week and got a staph infection, but I'm a lucky idiot

I didn't shower for a week and got a staph infection, but I'm a lucky idiot

Hopes&Fears challenged a friend not to bathe or groom herself for a week. This is her story.