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The perfect guide to a book everyone should read

Ian Thomson describes Dante’s Divine Comedy as a 12-step recovery programme for those who have lost their way. He himself proves an excellent companion<p>‘<i>The Divine Comedy</i> is a book that everyone ought to read,’ according to Jorge Luis Borges, and every Italian has read it. Dante’s midlife crisis in …

Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Self-improvement

Scientists Uncover a Higher State of Consciousness

Neuroscientists from the University of Sussex made a pretty neat discovery as they claim to have just found evidence of a higher state of …

Every Book Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

Whether he’s reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, President …

Wine 101: A Sensory User's Manual

<b>Sensory User's Manual</b><i><br>... using chemistry, physiology, physics and psychology to develop a wine palate...</i><p>Wine tasting can be an occasional pleasant …

How Beethoven Composed While Deaf | WQXR | New York's Classical Music Radio Station

"Beethoven composed when he was deaf" might be the go-to did-you-know music fact, but seriously, how did he do it?

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status

With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section.<p><i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann,</b> …

Mortgage rules explained, from credit scores to income requirements

New programs and updated regulations are changing the mortgage game<p>Following the 2008 financial crisis, mortgage lending ground to a halt for all but the most perfect of borrowers, and largely stayed that way until recently. Two years ago, lenders began to ease mortgage standards, and today, it’s …

Home Ownership

Cubist Paintings That Changed the View of Modern Art

Pablo Picasso - Les Desmoiselles d'Avignon, 1907<p>This large painting was finished in 1907 and is the most famous example of early Analytic Cubism. In …

Art

A delicate balance between positive and negative emotion | Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Neuroscientists identify two neuron populations that encode happy or fearful memories.<p>Our emotional state is governed partly by a tiny brain …

The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

Experts say human impact on Earth so profound that Holocene must give way to epoch defined by nuclear tests, plastic pollution and domesticated chicken<p>Humanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official …

Anthropocene

Your guide to Björk, one of our greatest living artists

Throughout her decades-long career, Icelandic multi-disciplinary singer-songwriter, innovator, and artist Björk has established herself as one of the most exciting musicians actively making music today, inspiring and working with everyone from Jay Z to David Attenborough. Her relentless …

The best remedy for bad days

Available on iOS & Android only.<p>Tag<p>This is sensitive<p>Attribute original poster<p>We remove posts that include copyright or trademark infringement. If …

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It

Let's pretend for a moment that you are a giraffe.<p>You live on the grasslands of the African savannah. You have a neck that is 7 feet long (2.1 meters). Every now and then, you spot a group of humans driving around on a safari taking pictures of you.<p>But it's not just your neck and their cameras that …

Duke University

The downside of being happy

By Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>The idea that sadness somehow kindles creativity is a popular and long-lasting one. Its roots go back to antiquity; even Aristotle noted that those who excelled in the arts, politics and philosophy had a tendency toward “melancholia.” The artistic canon …

Artists

The neuroscience of “cool”

In the early 2000s, a major shift happened in the way people dress. Flared and baggy jeans began to give way to a skinny, low-slung version, and by the end of the decade, it seemed everyone—including men<i>—</i>were squeezing into jeans so tight that doctors began issuing health warnings. Now skinny is …

The New Science of Empathic Accuracy Could Transform Society

Do you believe that the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel empathetic is more the result of gut intuition or systematic …

How Tantric Sex Helped Me Find My Life's True Purpose

<i>Psalm Isadora is the top tantra expert in the world, and a highly sought-after sexuality, relationship, and trauma expert specializing in women’s</i> …

A Cornell economist who studies luck says the more you acknowledge good fortune, the better off you are

“Luck is not a subject you can mention in the presence of self-made men,” the writer E.B. White once observed. Indeed, many accomplished people bristle at the suggestion that chance played a role in their success, preferring to attribute their achievements to talent and hard work alone.<p>Yet even in …

10 Books billionaire Warren Buffett wants every entrepreneur to read

Share36<p>Tweet<p>Share92<p>+12<p>Shares 130<p>Warren Buffett is a voracious reader, and the legendary investor isn’t shy about sharing his book recommendations. …

7 Steps to a 'Hard Reset' in Work (and Life)

Will you follow this regimen to do a hard reset and learn how far you have come in life and where you will go from here? Join me as I tackle the same steps starting June 1.<p>For the past few years, I've taken sabbaticals as a way to gain some perspective on life and my career. It's usually around the …

What You Need To Know About Life – Paul Miller

Around May time last year I learned something that would change the way I approach things and reduce the amount of stress that I had in my life. It …

The Workout Plan All Skinny Guys Have Been Waiting For

Use this 60-day routine to help you bulk up and gain muscle once and for all<p>If you’re a naturally skinny guy, bulking up can feel like trying to sneeze with your eyes open: Impossible.<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY: The New Training System From <i>Men’s Health</i> That Can Flatten Your Belly and Strengthen Your Body …

How to Figure Out If Your Big Idea Is a Viable Business

Before you sink any money into a new enterprise, take your idea for a test drive.<p><i>This story is part one of a five-part series on the best way to</i> …

How to Live in the Present Moment? Advice from 13 experts.

<i>“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”</i> <b>— Albert Einstein</b><p><i>“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry</i> …