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7 Vegetables Italians Do Best, and 20 Ways to Make Them

If you get stuck on the tomato when you think about Italian cooking, well, Italians <i>do</i> do the tomato <i>really well</i>.<p>But the Italian vegetable treatment goes well beyond the <i>pomodoro</i>: Italian cooks do a whole lot of vegetables—like broccoli rabe and cardoons and artichokes and cabbage and celery—better …

10 Books You Can Read In One Night That Will Boost Your Motivation For Work

Feeling blah? These 10 books are short enough to read in a few hours, yet highly likely to make tomorrow more productive.<p>Some days you feel on top of the world. Others, not so much. For the latter, here’s a cheap and easy solution: a quick, motivational read. For less than $20 on an e-reader and an …


Elton John: I do not endorse Donald Trump

<b>Sir Elton John</b> has become the latest high-profile musician to tell American presidential wannabe Donald Trump to stop using his music for campaign purposes.<p>Following in the footsteps of Adele, R.E.M. and Neil Young, Elton John was displeased by the Republican politician using his 1972 hit Rocket …

A story of drugs, darkness and death in the Amazon

“Unais was a good man. We spoke for four or five hours a day about philosophy, health and world politics. I thought we would be lifelong friends. But that night, all I could sense from him was evil. His eyes had an empty rage. He was possessed.”<p>On Wednesday, December 16, Joshua Stevens, 29, a …

Five Everyday Activities That Hurt Your Memory

Turns out there are several surprising and common activities people do that make them more forgetful.<p>You can’t find your phone. You don’t remember if you answered your client’s email. And you forgot the question you wanted to ask your colleague when you bump into her in the hallway.<p>If you’re …


10 qualities of people with high emotional intelligence

According to Psychology Today, "Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others." This usually involves:<p>Emotional awareness, which includes the ability to identify your own emotions as well as those of others;<br>• The ability to harness emotions …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Qualities Mindful People Enjoy That Mindless People Don't

Being more mindful about your work can make you more innovative, productive, and even attractive.<p>Mindfulness, as hot a topic as it is, is also an oft-misunderstood concept. Many confuse being mindful with being meditative, but you don't have to become a dedicated yogi to enjoy the professional and …


7 White-Hot Suspense Novels To Heat Up Your Holidays

You’re sharing a bedroom with your kid sister. Your uncle won’t stop turning the volume up on his favorite holiday CD (“Christmas With the Chipmunks”). You RSVPed “yes” to apparently endless seasonal parties despite never having had any desire to attend.<p>The holidays are stressful.<p>While many of us …


Add the Best Books of 2015 to Your Reading List (If You Haven't Already)

The Amazon Books editors read hundreds of thousands of pages throughout the year to curate their list of the Best Books of 2015—and each month, they meet to discuss which titles make their cut as keepers. Then, at the end of the year, they look back at each monthly pick and debate which books stood …

Writing a Haiku Every Day Changed My Life

It started how most things I do start, as an accident and a promise to no one other than myself. I have always set challenges for myself before the reasons for them ever came to light, often for no other purpose than the challenge itself. Over six years ago, sitting on an airplane home from …


5 Great Books To Read In November

Some of the recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

Great Sentences in Literature

<b>Some of my favorite books to read are the classics: Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, A Tale of Two Cities, Jane Eyre. I also love coming</b> …

A 17-Year-Old Artist Created This Incredible Map Of Literature

Martin Vargic's intricate cartography is basically porn for book lovers.


Why Creativity, Vulnerability and Sensitivity Are Your Superpowers

<i>Here is my confession: I've got Superpowers. Even more I'm a Creative Superhero. No, I can't fly through walls, lift the Eifel Tower or read your mind. My superpowers are creativity, vulnerability and sensitivity.</i><p>I share those Magic Three with people from all over the world. But few of us are …

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Esquire's Summer Reading List

Packed with sex, drugs, and digital wormholes. Also: mistaken identities.<p><i>Last month, we rounded up the</i> best non-fiction books for Spring<i>. Now we're heralding the advent of June with sexy tell-alls, page-turning thrillers, and genre-defying short stories. From Don Winslow's ruthless drug war novel</i> …


10 Things Mindfulness Will Teach You About Life

10 Terrific National Poetry Month Titles & Tools

<i>Photo by Paul Van de Velde, Creative Commons, via Flickr.</i><p>National Poetry Month is just a few weeks away. While you wait for the celebration to begin, you might want to get some great titles and tools onto your list (or your laptop).<p>Check out these ten terrific recommendations, and try your hand at …


How To Make $225 An Hour Writing Poetry

Two guys and a girl/Crafting Haiku at events/Earning good money.<p>“Our mission is to write haiku for everyone on the whole entire planet,” says Lisa Markuson, the one woman in the poetry-writing trio The Haiku Guys.<p>This might seem a bit ambitious, but given how frequently Markuson and her cofounders, …

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Alan Watts on What Reality Is and How to Become What You Are

This past holiday season, I attended a meditation retreat at a remote but renowned center for “deep change in self and society,” where I was struck — more sharply than I have been before — by our culture’s conflicting values of material success and self-transcendence. That disconnect was manifested …

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Mindfulness: the saddest trend of 2015

The growing popularity of mindfulness, a meditative practice with Buddhist roots being offered offices and schools, conceals a dark truth society must confront, argues Emma Barnett<p>How does your mind feel? Slowly revving back up after the festive fug of Christmas?<p>Chances are, in the slew of “New …

How To Zen Out Your Space For The New Year

We left 2014 covered in confetti, saying goodbye to the stresses of the year with a Champagne-themed farewell toast. As our glasses clinked, we also …

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Tesker LM's answer to What's it like to have a 150 IQ? Is life easier? What are the advantages you feel you have over others? Are there any disadvantages?

Good answers here, especially those that express the limitations and problems that high intelligence can create. My IQ is higher than 150; that's all …

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You Have the Power to Rewire Your Brain for More Joy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Seeking to find happiness through a job before you find happiness on a personal level is like trying to stand on stilts in quicksand.<p>That’s how Anahita Moghaddam feels about it, anyway. As founder of Neural Beings, a coaching practice …


My World War I 101

The line of people who know more about World War I than I do could stretch longer than the Great War's 450-mile scar that runs through Europe to this day. But I have learned a bit, and some book recommendations gently forced on others over the holidays got me to thinking -- what would my list of …

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