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  1. Behavioral Scientist

    Behavioral science seeks to understand why we do the things we do and act the way we act, and Behavioral Scientist magazine publishes original reports, columns, essays, and even cartoons from the front lines of behavioral science “to make the valuable insights gathered from behavioral science accessible and useful to all.”

    Journals & Magazines
  2. My Persian Corner

    Born to Iranian parents in Alabama, Pontia lived in Madrid, Bologna, Berlin, and Santiago before settling in Tehran. On My Persian Corner, she shares “experiences, knowledge, and insight into a misunderstood country… to dispel misconceptions and stereotypes about Iran and its people and culture.”

    Culture
  3. The New Food Economy

    We all have to eat. At The New Food Economy, a nonprofit newsroom, in-depth reporting helps us understand what we eat, why we’re eating it, and the forces that influence those choices, for better and worse.

    Animals
  4. Society and Space

    Scholars from the U.S. and Canada collaborate on a peer-reviewed journal and this companion website examining the social struggles over access to and control of space, place, territory, region, and resources.

    Academia
  5. december magazine

    december magazine was created in 1958 by a group of poets, writers, and artists: “We are humanists…far more concerned with people than dogmatic critical or aesthetic attitudes.” Many of the new-to-us voices they publish go on to major literary success — think Rita Mae Brown, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates.

    Authors
  6. The Huntswoman

    Brianne Huntsman’s lifestyle blog is also a political act, because art and fashion are political. “If you’re a plus size babe looking to create a fabulous and luxe wardrobe, who also wants to kick ass in her career – this space is for you!”

    Fashion
  7. Tavola Mediterranea

    Have you ever wanted to eat like an Etrurian? Bake like a Babylonian? 2019 Saveur Blog Award nominee Tavola Mediterranea is the “home of edible archaeology and ancient Roman recipes online.”

    Cooking
  8. Sugar and Charm

    Need cocktail ideas, cupcake inspiration, or a table setting chart for a tea party? Sugar and Charm, a 2019 Saveur Blog Award finalist for “Best Entertaining Blog,” has you covered — and then some!

    Cooking
  9. Juls’ Kitchen

    Take an armchair trip to Tuscany with Giulia and Tommaso, the cooks behind 2019 Saveur Blog Award finalist Juls’ Kitchen. These “Best Food Culture Blog” nominees have been collecting their traditional family recipes online for 10 years.

    Cooking
  10. Anise to Za’atar

    Eric Ritskes’s blog, Anise to Za’atar, is a finalist in the 2019 Saveur Blog Awards — and since it’s nominated in the “Most Groundbreaking Voice” category, you’ll find recipes that explore global techniques and flavors paired with great reads on food history, culture, and justice.

    Cooking
  11. So About What I Said

    When trolls told Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome sufferer Melissa Blake that she was too ugly to post photos on the internet, she responded with selfies — and they went viral. On her blog, she talks about disabilities, lifestyle, and pop culture.

    Lifestyle
  12. Belt Magazine

    As more and more national magazines and website consolidate into big media groups, regional journalists are keeping the investigative and creative fires stoked — like Belt, “a digital publication by and for the Rust Belt and greater Midwest.”

    Journalism
  13. Hijabi Librarians

    This group of librarians works to give voice to Muslim literature and books with Muslim protagonists: “We aim to recognize, celebrate and honor the books and authors that get it right.” As the site’s authors cleverly say, “We’ve got it covered.”

    Books
  14. MOLD

    From cellular agriculture to 3D food printing, entomophagy to beautifully designed tableware (and why it makes your meal taste better), MOLD spotlights the ideas that will revolutionize how we produce, prepare and eat food in the years to come.

    Design
  15. Red Pepper

    Red Pepper is London-based magazine and website of left politics and culture. “We seek to be a space for debate on the left, a resource for movements for social justice, and a home for open-minded anti-capitalists.”

    Feminism