Andrew Lesk

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A Philosopher's Advice For Managing Midlife

(<i>Excerpted from</i> MIDLIFE: A Philosophical Guide by Kieran Setiya<i>. Copyright © 2017 by Princeton University Press. Reprinted by permissio</i>n.)<p>Many of us are casualties of the midlife crisis, striving to achieve what seems worthwhile, succeeding well enough, yet at the same time restless and …

British Philosophy

The 100 Best Songs Of 2017

The best songs we heard this year reflected a deep sense of collective need. For safety, for respect, for self-definition. For money or sex or revolution. Maybe we just hear what we crave, but on huge hits and semi-obscure album cuts alike, it seemed that musicians in 2017 were facing down eternity …

“Mindhunter” and the Presentation of the Serial Killer in Everyday Life

“Mindhunter” arrived, in October, on Netflix, under a sleekly portentous title adapted from its source material: “Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit.” The book, from 1995, is the true-crime memoir of John E. Douglas, who was writing as a former F.B.I. agent on his way to …

Union Square Apartment

The kitchen is the focus of our renovation for a bachelor's one-bedroom downtown Manhattan apartment. To make the most of a very tight layout we designed this room like a piece of built-in furniture. Using teak wood as a warm and unifying material, the kitchen combines open shelving, partial and …

Storage Ideas

25 genius meal-prep recipes that will last you all week

Beef stir-fry with Asian peanut sauce<p>In my cookbook <i>The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook</i> I provide more than 100 recipes and tips to get your meals …

Our Complete Guide to Marinating: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why - MyRecipes

As it turns out, marinating longer doesn't necessarily mean a more delicious dinner.<p>That moment you realize everything you’ve ever believed about …

BBQ

1st-time homebuyer stunned to discover new backyard isn't his

Nova Scotia man told he doesn't own the backyard he thought he'd purchased with his home<p>Imagine buying a home with a deck, a shed and a big fenced …

6 Healthy Ways To Stop Your Sugar Cravings

Breaking up with sugar can be hard, even harder than breaking up with an actual significant other. Its yummy goodness rewires our brains to have an …

10 Things the Nicest People Never Do

What you do is important, but what you choose not to do also helps define you.<p>Some of the most successful people I know are also the nicest. That's no coincidence, since no one ever does anything worthwhile alone -- and that means building great relationships is a key contributor to success.<p>Plus, …

Stephen Fry

How to Start Healing After Personal Trauma

Do you feel too fragmented after a traumatic event? A few lifestyle adjustments can help you feel whole again.

Mindfulness

What We Don't Know About The Universe

Support the news<p>The questions scientists have about the universe far outnumber the answers, and there's a lot we don’t know about things like …

Chris Pratt's intense 'Guardians of the Galaxy' workout routine

We're so accustomed to seeing Chris Pratt as a bona-fide action star, it's almost tough to remember he first came to fame as a chubby goofball. …

Self-help

17 Changes You Won't Regret Making This Year

2017 > 2016

53 Healthy One-Pot Meals So You Spend Less Time Cleaning, More Time Eating

There are fast meals, and then there are one-dish meals. Most people love eating, quite a few enjoy cooking, but almost nobody gets their kicks from …

How To Be Good

An Oxford philosopher thinks he can distill all morality into a formula. Is he right?<p>What makes me the same person throughout my life, and a different person from you? And what is the importance of these facts?I believe that most of us have false beliefs about our own nature, and our identity over …

A 10-Minute Meditation for People Who Think They Can’t

Meditation can seem both intimidating ("How do I think about <i>nothing</i>?!") and boring ("So I just sit here?"). But when done correctly and often, it's …

Fleetwood Mac: Tusk Album Review

The autumn of 1979 was, by any reasonable accounting, a challenging time to be alive. The world felt tenuous, transitional: panicked families were fleeing East Germany via hot air balloon, China was restricting couples to one child each, fifty-two Americans were barred inside the U.S. Embassy in …

When You Fail To Achieve Your Goals, Try Systems Instead

Do you set high goals for yourself? If you’re ambitious, or if you simply want to do a lot of things in life — there’s something you might have …

How to change your life in five minutes

Meditation has gone mainstream.<p>Once considered a practice for hippies with lots of time on their hands, the benefits of meditation are now being …

Allergic to life: the Arizona residents 'sensitive to the whole world'

In Snowflake, people tell Kathleen Hale they have found refuge in the desert to escape fragrances, electricity, Wi-Fi and other facets of modern life<p>A lot of things caused Susie pain: scented products, pesticides, plastic, synthetic fabrics, smoke, electronic radiation – the list went on. Back in …

Exhibit at Bronx Museum Explores the Influence of HIV/AIDS on American Art

The curators of “Art AIDS America” want to bring discussions of the epidemic into the present, and into bright and shiny museum spaces they say don’t …

The Cost of Diane Arbus’s Life on the Edge

In 1956, Diane Arbus was 33 but still child-faced and quiet, girlish in a pageboy cut and Peter Pan collars. She was married to the man she’d met at …

Street Photography

Hermann Hesse on the Three Types of Readers and Why the Most Transcendent Form of Reading Is Non-reading

“At the hour when our imagination and our ability to associate are at their height, we really no longer read what is printed on the paper but swim in a stream of impulses and inspirations that reach us from what we are reading.”<p>Categories are how we navigate the world, for better or for worse — …

Literature

F*ck That, A Guided Meditation for Today’s World

<i>“Gradually let the horseshit of the external world fade from your awareness.”</i><p>Jason Headley helps you forget the realities of the world and relax with …

34 Best Free Movie Streaming Sites 2017 (Updated List)

Are you an avid movie lover? Do you enjoy watching a movie? Do you hate paying for movies? Are you among the smart group of people searching for ways …

Streaming