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The Mediterranean diet is so easy to follow that anyone could do it — but there's one thing you should know before trying it

When nutritionists rank popular diets, the Mediterranean diet often comes out at or near the top.<p>Its well-touted health benefits include everything from improved memory function to a longer life.<p>It's also a favorite among celebrities like Christie Brinkley and Penelope Cruz.<p>The diet includes:<p>Its …

When The Books You're Reading Start Talking to Each Other

I recently finished <i>Insomniac City</i>, Bill Hayes’ beautiful memoir about his relationship with the neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. After the sudden …

The Epic City review – a love letter to Kolkata

In 1690, the East India Company established a new base in Bengal. To the evident surprise of his contemporaries, Job Charnock planted his new settlement at Kalikata between a swamp and the boggy banks of the Hooghly river, next to a temple of Kali, one of Hinduism’s most fearsome goddesses. …

Hinduism

The Compelling Memoirs You Have To Read

Some call it navel-gazing. We call it too good to put down.<p>As much as we adore fiction, a good memoir really has a huge emotional impact on the …

#6 Websites Which Can be a Book Lover's Paradise

Now, read a book on your smartphone for free<p>3 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Whether it's a lazy sunny afternoon or a rainy day, you are travelling or are at leisure, books have always been a much loved resort for many. While the love for …

Books

How to Not Cure Your Panic Attacks

The things that have helped me the most in the midst of severe panic attacks have not been attempts to "cure" the attacks, but to reframe the narrative of what I'm experiencing.<p>If you google "panic attack cure," you get more than 1.5 million results. There are breathing techniques, herbal cures, …

This is how the world’s great writers actually made a living. (It wasn’t from their books)

Postal clerk. Poacher. Propagandist. And nine more extraordinary professions for writer.<p>It’s a lean time for writers, as arts funding shrinks on all …

Literature

The Dalai Lama explains how to be prepared for your death

We can all agree that the fear of death is the most fundamental fear that all humans face in their lives. We may try to forget our uncertainty as to …

15 Incredible, Edible Egg Salad Recipes

You put SOOOOO much creativity into making beautiful Easter eggs each year, only to toss the whole bunch after the holiday. But here’s a food *reuse* idea that’s as green as spring. Store the eggs properly and you’ve got a real jump-start on delicious hard-boiled egg recipes. Everyone loves deviled …

My 10 Favorite Books: Irvine Welsh

For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in the series is Irvine Welsh, the author of the book “Trainspotting,” which became a film in 1996. “T2 Trainspotting,” …

Literature

In 'Things We Lost,' Argentina's Haunted History Gets A Supernatural Twist

Argentina can be beguiling, but its grand European architecture and lively coffee culture obscure a dark past: In the 1970s and early '80s, thousands of people were tortured and killed under the country's military dictatorship. In many cases, the children of the disappeared were kidnapped, and some …

The Universal Hunt for Meaning: 11 Memoirs to Read Now

It’s difficult to pin down exactly what makes a memoir great.<p>Having read my share of (non-celebrity) memoirs over the years, as well as written one …

Books

19 Nonfiction Books From 2016 That Will Expand Your Mind

Read 'em and learn.<p>While we do love our fiction at HuffPost Arts & Culture, 2016 ushered in ample nonfiction work that’s just as worthy of your time and eyeballs.<p>What many need after a drawn-out and frightening election season are resources to unplug and reconnect to our humanity. The sprawling …

What It Took

How a lifetime of compromises and concessions brought one woman to the brink of history.<p>In early 1979, on a community access television program called <i>In Focus</i>, the wife of the new governor of Arkansas was peppered with question after question about all the ways in which she was an untraditional …

10 Things for Writers This Week

<i>An ultimate guide to writing advice, a promising new app for readers, and swoon-worthy office supplies…</i><p>Hey there, happy Sunday!<p>Here are 10 things for …

Writing

How Crazy Successful People Beat Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

Self-help

The power of pop literature: Why we need diverse YA books more than ever

<b>(AP/Beth J. Harpaz)</b><p>The freedom to choose our own books is still an act of resistance<p>Paula Young Lee<p>September 30, 2016 4:36pm (UTC)<p>Books are dangerous things. But not reading enough of them can be fatal to civil society.<p>Given the high political stakes, it’s amazing that being called “bookish” has …

47 Fall Soup Recipes That Are Cozy & Warming

Fall is PSL and pretty leaves season, sure, but it's also the start of soup season—and here are 47 of our favorite recipes for autumn.<p><b>Soups, stews, bisques, chilis</b>—now's the time to make them in the chunky knit sweater you've been storing in the back of your closet since this time last year. It's …

The Shape Of Emily’s Coffin

The mysteries of the least known Brontë sisterEmily Brontë is buried under the floor of St. Michael and All Angels, Haworth, West Yorkshire. Photo …

DIVIDED AMERICA: Town and country offer differing realities

ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) — From where Peggy Sheahan stands, deep in rural Colorado, the last eight years were abysmal.<p>Otero County, where Sheahan lives, is steadily losing population. Middle-class jobs vanished years ago as pickling and packing plants closed. She's had to cut back on her business …

Urbanism

The Longform Guide to Manhunts

Stories about looking for people who don't want to be found.Christopher Goffard | The Los Angeles Times | Oct 1997[Full Story]

How Little Can You Own and Be Happy?

How to live a happy life? This question has been pondered by the billions of people that came before us and very likely will be the root of human …

Feeling Overwhelmed? Remember "RAIN"

When I was in college, I went off to the mountains for a weekend of hiking with an older, wiser friend of twenty-two. After setting up our tent, we …

Mindfulness

Paris Review - Haruki Murakami, The Art of Fiction No. 182

Interviewed by John Wray<p>Issue 170, Summer 2004<p>The author at his jazz club, Peter Cat, in 1978.<p>Haruki Murakami is not only arguably the most experimental Japanese novelist to have been translated into English, he is also the most popular, with sales in the millions worldwide. His greatest novels …

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Fifteen Art-Inspired TED Talks to Boost Your Creativity

JR x TED - Turn the World Inside Out<p>One of the most iconic TED Talks ever features JR and his global project entitled <i>Inside Out</i>, which was introduced …

The World According to MFK Fisher in 8 Sumptuous Quotes

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, the real-life subject of Ashley Warlick’s new historical fiction <i>The Arrangement</i>, wrote about food in words both terse and luxurious. Alongside the foodstuffs and glassfuls, she also cataloged the people, rooms, and worlds surrounding the plates set before her. To MFK …

This Tiny Detail Will Help You Unlock Buddhist Art

Here are just some of the meanings of Buddhist mudras, or hand gestures.<p>Buddhist artwork is infused with layers of meaning. Every posture and gesture has a special significance, intended to inspire devotion and reflection. But it's easy to miss these subtle cues without a guide.<p>Most images of the …

The Polaroids of the Cowboy Poet

He captured a crumbling city and almost went down with it. Then one man saw his photos.<p>Chris Earnshaw is an odd and brilliant and sloppy man who vibrates with great joy and grand melancholy. For decades he has ambled through bandstands, major motion pictures and demolition sites, searching for …