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Finding Answers in a Tarot Deck – BLARB

Once around a new moon in Oakland, I stumbled somewhat accidentally into a magic shop. By that, I mean that I was not necessarily <i>seeking</i> a brush with …

Tarot

9 Pretty Baby Names Inspired By Real British Witches

They were condemned to hellfire; let's bring them back.

Witchcraft

Erin Loechner Tells Us Why Living Slow Is the New American Dream

Somehow, over the years, we’ve collectively decided to equate being busy with being successful. Having too much on our plates is somehow a mark of accomplishment, even if it leaves us feeling stressed, unfulfilled and exhausted in the process. Lately, though, we’ve been noticing a beautifully …

Minimalism

This Scandinavian Design Trend Is Proven to Boost Happiness

<i>Hygge</i> might have been the décor buzz word of 2016, but this year, a Swedish concept is set to change the way we decorate our homes and look after our …

Get the Look: A Mix of Nordic & Natural

Eva's Barcelona apartment has that rare combination of clean, airy, Scandinavian minimalism and quirky, colorful coziness. Her large art collection …

From Joni Mitchell to Laura Marling: how female troubadours changed music

Singing about drugs, politics and disappointment was once seen as a male pursuit – and almost half a century after female artists began to defy convention, many are still trying break the mould<p>In the summer of 1969, Newsweek published an article under the headline The Girls – Letting Go, charting …

Blind Woodchuck Saved From Death In A Backyard Cannot Stop Snuggling With Its Rescuers

Meet Coco the woodchuck, who was badly injured and remained in the middle of a family’s yard for three days. When the people finally noticed her, …

Snoring

UNFCCC

<b>It’s easy to make a difference for the future</b><p><b>Who are we?</b><p>Climate Neutral Now is an initiative launched by the UN Climate Change in 2015, aiming at …

I Practiced Hygge and It's Kind of the Best Thing Ever

“Do Hot Pockets count as hygge?” I ask my husband on our first night of practicing the Danish way-of-life-turned-phenomenon pronounced <i>HOO-gah</i>, and …

Is this the hardest pose in yoga?

Yoga poses generally fall into one of two camps: the ones that feel straight-up awesome (looking at you, happy baby), and those that make you want to …

Keeping A Happiness Jar Is A Great Idea, And We Should All Be Doing It

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of seven books including her very famous memoir, <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>, and her latest, <i>Big Magic</i>, is doing something wonderfully …

45-Minute Favorites

45-Minute Favorites<p>The end of 2016 saw two games enter my collection that are two of the best I've played all year . . . in a very long time in fact …

The Secret to Drying Hydrangeas and Other Botanicals

22 Short Novels You Can Finish on Your Next Flight

You can read some of our favorite fiction from the past 50 years in less time than it takes to fly from one coast to the other.<p>Yes, <i>Gatsby</i>. Yes, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>. Yes, <i>The Stranger</i> and <i>Ethan Frome</i>. But (theoretically) you already read those classic shorties in high school, right? And while we …

Speedboat

I Practiced Yoga Every Day For 108 Days. Here's What I Learned

I'm busy. We're all busy. However, in the past year, I noticed that the busier I was, the more numb I felt. Although I was jumping from one crisis to …

The Canada experiment: is this the world's first 'postnational' country? | Charles Foran

Telling an Italian or French citizen they lack a “core identity” may not be the best vote-winning strategy<p>Can any nation truly behave 'postnationally' – ie without state governance and control? The simple answer is no<p>As 2017 begins, Canada may be the last immigrant nation left standing. Our …

Canada

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Music has long been tied to deep emotion in all living beings--including happiness.<p>For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that …

Mesmerizing Depictions of Magic and Witchcraft Throughout History

How the occult has been depicted in art, from mandrakes to palmistry.<p>In 1870, artist Robert Bateman painted an unusual scene. In it, a mandrake plant …

Queer Culture in the Age of Transgender Disruption

How the transgender community maintains the radical potential of queerness in an age of assimilation.<p>A few days after last summer's shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, I was at a nearby club called Southern Nights when a girl named Adriana—ample-cheeked, glowing in blacklight—sat next to me on …

Minimalism no more! How I discovered the joy of recluttering

<b>Clinical white walls and sparkling surfaces? So last year. In 2017 it’s all about letting go of your inner Kondo...</b><p>I used to have a recurring dream in which I walked through a previously unnoticed door at home, only to find myself in a secret extension, painted sparkling white and devoid of …

5 Cult Favorite Lipstick Shades That Truly Look Awesome on Everyone

As far as lipstick goes, we've seen—and tried—them all. So when someone asks us the ever-important questions "What's your favorite?" or "What color will look good on me?" we're more than equipped to reply. The answers lie in the so-called cult classics, the lipstick shades that crop up regularly in …

Makeup

9 Knitting Projects to Tackle This Winter

The winter holidays often bring some vacation time and the desire to curl up by a fireplace with hot chocolate. You might as well do something …

6 Simple Principles for Creating Your Own Sanctuary

<i>When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. “</i> – Jean …

The Best Workout (Ever) in a Series of Gifs

<i>This piece was originally published on October 15, 2015.</i><p>If you’ve ever tried “the class,” you know it’s a challenge. A very loud challenge. There is …

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

14 Times Justin Trudeau Made Us Wish He Really, Really Was Indian

When he walks into a room, all eyes are fixated on him. When he makes a speech, everyone is quietly enjoying each word that is charmingly coming out …

Hooked on a (Hygge) Feeling: My Secret to Happiness

Everyone wants to know the secret to happiness. There are countless books about its pursuit—films, TED talks, Harvard studies. People spend their …