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The Misguided Desire of Wanting Our Kids to be Happy

It’s both human, and typical of how we parent today: At the first indication of unhappiness from our kids, we rush in to fix it, serving, as Dr. …

22 Summer 2016 Books You Won’t Want To Miss

Soak up these family dramas, advice column collections and near-future hijinks.<p>This summer, in addition to the obvious 2016 warm-weather pastime of drinking watermelon water while listening to “Lemonade,” we’re looking forward to reading new books! Because, although we are big proponents of couch …

Books

5 new books not to be missed

Five new books people are talking about, from the editors of the National Book Review.<p>1."The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir" by Betsy Lerner (Harper Wave: 320 pp., $25.99) Bridge, the card game, proves to be an apt metaphor for connection in this memoir about five Jewish ladies who have been playing …

Books

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

Books

The Very Important Dinner Party Rules of Drinking all Night

A PSA from our creative director Alex Grossman on how to serve your guests booze all night.<p>Creative director Alex Grossman's two passions in life are drinking (cheap beer, fancy cocktails, wine; he doesn't discriminate), and entertaining. One of the secrets to his successful dinner parties is …

The 8 best action movies on Netflix right now

Yes, they can. We came up with a list of eight films currently streaming on Netflix that are thrilling, intense, and applauded by critics. Read on to see the best-rated action films on Netflix:

Entertainment

31 Brilliant Books That You Really Need To Read This Spring

Required reading from April to June. UK release dates.

Books

What to stream on HBO, Hulu, Amazon, Netflix and Showtime in January

A new year, a new you, a new set of chances to say yes...to staying in and watching TV.<p>Make it your New Year's Resolution to be straightforward about …

10 Movies You Need to Watch on Netflix This November

10 Movies You Need to Watch on Netflix This NovemberPoised in front of the TV without anything to watch? We've all been there. Fortunately, Netflix …

Cobie Smulders

This Tiny Finnish Cabin Appeared as if by Magic

Relying on a sleek, minimalist design made this the easiest build ever.<p>Sometimes the red tape involved with building your dream home makes it more work than it's worth. But Robin Falck found a loophole that allowed him to build this lakeside cabin without annoying regulations or permits: He made it …

Cowl Scarf with Sleeves

I love large cowls, and love shrugs. I wondered if I could make a set of sleeves that could extend into a long scarf that when wrapped around the …

'Silver On The Road' Is A Pure American Myth

There's magic in the West, and weirdness not easily explained. The deserts are a place of ghostly silences and inexplicable sounds in the night. The mountains have a pull that is magnetic — the kind of thing you can feel in your sleep. The wind will mess with your dreams.<p>None of this has anything …

Make-up Magnet Board

We all know with craft blogs that original ideas are often hard to come by, we find ideas we love and make them our own but we didn't come up with …

12 Dalai Lama quotes that will make you think differently about happiness

He fled his home during the Chinese occupation of Tibet and soon set up a government in exile in India.<p>The monk has been the spiritual leader of his people and his religion since he was 15 years old. He's also one of the foremost authors and philosophers within Tibetan Buddhism, having authored …

Happiness

The revolution that could change the way your child is taught

The video does not seem remarkable on first viewing. A title informs us that we are watching Ashley Hinton, a teacher at Vailsburg Elementary, a school in Newark, New Jersey. Hinton, a blonde woman in a colourful silk scarf, stands before a class of eight- and nine-year-old boys and girls, almost …

Teaching

17 shocking facts that could change the way you think about water forever

Water, water everywhere — but less than half of a percent of Earth's reserves are drinkable.<p>That's just one shocking fact <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> and five experts dropped at this year's Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History — all about the surprising origins, scarcity, …

35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

Literature

The Trinity Slouch a free slouchy hat pattern

This free slouchy hat patterns utilizes trinity stitches in two different ways, offset on the band and stacked in the body of the hat for a great …

Blackbeard's Ship Yields Booty of Medical Supplies

Archaeologists are excavating the vessel that served as the flagship of the pirate Blackbeard, and the medical equipment they have recovered from the shipwreck suggests the notorious buccaneer had to toil to keep his crew healthy.<p>Blackbeard is the most famous pirate who ever lived. His real name …

Curtis McMurtry On Mountain Stage

Curtis McMurtry makes his first appearance on <i>Mountain Stage</i>, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. McMurtry spent four years writing contemporary chamber music for the banjo at Sarah Lawrence College. He soon felt the pull to sharpen his skills as a singer-songwriter, …

Amazing Facial Hair Designs from the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships

It's that time of year again! Time to enjoy the results of the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. For the annual event, men flock to the competition to show off their amazing facial hair designs. The website explains, “From delicate Dali moustaches to anything-goes full beard freestyles …

Men's Fashion