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Creating Trust in a Fear-Based Environment

When we were children our parents or teachers did their best to connect the dots so we could see an entire picture. Remember puzzles? Where are they today? We used to sit as a family together and after viewing the complete picture, we would literally break it into a thousand pieces because the …

Spirituality

Chineasy

Beginning with key Chinese characters—which the book refers to as building blocks—author ShaoLan Hsueh and artist Noma Bar have made a memorable guide, as helpful as it is pretty, to one of the most difficult and oldest languages in the world. "Chineasy" translates the Chinese language into a …

Charisma

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

why being a mom is enough.

I'm talking about simply being a mom.<p>I'm talking about getting up in the morning, slapping your face with water, looking in the mirror, sighing, …

American Airlines Expanding Service to Roatan, Honduras

<i>Above: the Bay islands</i><p>By the Caribbean Journal staff<p>American Airlines is expanding its service from Miami to Roatan to three times per week, the …

Brené Brown: How to Live with Uncertainty

I'm currently trying to make some changes in my career—and travel a lot less—so I can spend more time with my family and explore new creative …

Positive Thinking

4 Secrets That Can Lead to Self-Acceptance

1. I Have Terrible Cellulite, Possibly the Worst In History<p>I am going to leave all my money to UC Med, so they can build a wing (in my dimply name) …

18 of Our Best 10-Minute Appetizers

You could just open a bag of chips...or you could whip up any one of these spur-of-the-moment, homemade snacks.<p>Canned Tuna's Other Calling

The Best Thanksgiving Sides Ever

We've tracked down 13 can't-miss recipes for dishes that will threaten to upstage the main event at your Thanksgiving table.<p>Photo: William …

56 Delightful Victorian Slang Terms You Should Be Using

In 1909, writing under the pseudonym James Redding Ware, British writer Andrew Forrester published <i>Passing English of the Victorian era, a dictionary</i> …

Ian Fleming

Jumbo the Elephant goes large

It's 1882 and Jumbo the Elephant boards a steamer bound for New York. It's a journey that will change his life forever …<p>Name: Jumbo<br>Species: <i>Loxodonta africana</i><br>Dates: 1860 to 1885<br>Claim to fame: The largest animal on earth<br>Go visit: Tufts University Archives<p>[Previously on <i>Animal Magic</i>, we learned about …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

Graceful Photo Shoot Staged Completely Underwater

<i>The Flood</i> is a captivating series by Belgium-based photographer Harry Fayt that features Belgian soul singer Typhene Barrow immersed in an underwater world. Everything from a couch and coffee table to a chandelier and piano is submerged in Fayt's surreal, alternate universe, presenting a beautiful …

Coffee Table

Journey into the Alaskan wild

Take a road trip through the US state that has long drawn those looking for riches, adventure and the purity of its mountainous landscape.<p>Half past eight on a cool, damp September morning, and the Black Bear Coffee House is already a-bustle, its mix of regulars and out-of-towners rubbing elbows at …

Hiking

Eight Rustic—But Luxurious—Beach Escapes (Photos)

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