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Who gets Mindfulness 'Right'? An Engaged Buddhist Perspective

Previously, I wrote about the historical and ideological blind spots and the challenges of cultural translation that circumscribe the emergent …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Articles about 8 one room wonders on Dwell.com - Dwell

Though not strictly modern—well, not modern at all, really—the Wonders of the World series of books from Harvard Universtiy Press...<p>Due to its shape and size this living room presented quite a challenge in terms of creating a cohesive, organic interior design.<p>Check out this list of furnishings and …

Ten of the best food and drink secrets in Europe

With its momentous history, cutting-edge culture, and breathtaking landscapes, Europe comprises an extraordinary wealth of sights, sounds, peoples and parties. But it’s the endlessly varied cuisine that makes us reach for our passports again and again. Whether you’ve been to Europe once or 100 …

Architecture of Bucharest

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>The Little Paris of the East continues to charm, with picturesque corners and gracious centuries-old architecture.

The Well of Being: An Extraordinary Children’s Book for Grownups about the Art of Living with Openhearted Immediacy

A lyrical invitation to awaken from the trance of the limiting stories we tell ourselves and just live.<p><i>“This is the greatest damn thing about the universe,”</i> Henry Miller wrote in his magnificent meditation on the meaning of existence, <i>“that we can know so much, recognize so much, dissect, do</i> …

6 Natural Oil Moisturizers That Aren’t Coconut Oil

At this point, if you haven’t been preached to about the many wonderful benefits of coconut oil, then either we have failed you or you have been living in some sort of cave, probably one with an ideal level of humidity—in which case, we are jealous. But whether you’re coconut oil devotee or you’re …

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Articles about 5 serene bedrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

These bright bedrooms from the Dwell community exude relaxing vibes.<p>The modern bedroom is a personal place that reflects your style and offers respite at the end of the day.<p>George Nakashima’s sublime Japanese-style bathroom endures at his rural estate.<p>Aldo Cibic, Yves Behar, Kelly Wearstler, Marcel …

Articles about first class cabins on Dwell.com - Dwell

Streamlined and tactile, Finell’s boxes reflect the brand’s polished sensibility.<p>In Sydney’s cramped beachside suburbia, architect Steve Kennedy defied a small footprint and a terrible drought with a generous...<p>Chronicling the eponymous exhibition from earlier this year at the Architectural …

10 Must-Visit Spots In London

Showcasing the designs of nine past winners of the Korean Young Architects Award, one of South Korea's most coveted prizes in the field, a new exhibition at the Cass Bank Gallery reveals the innovative work that has emerged since the 2008 global financial crisis.<p><b>Reported by Natalia Rachlin and</b> …

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Top 10: the best budget hotels in Amsterdam

An insider's guide to the best cheap hotels in Amsterdam, including the top affordable places to stay for canal views, stylish design, fun bars and interesting architecture, in locations including the canal ring, Jordaan, De Pijp and Rembrandtplein.<p>Volkshotel<p>Southeast of the historic canal area, …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

5 Affordable Amsterdam Hotels

Amsterdam, best known for its shady Red Light district, party atmosphere and cultural gems, is also a haven for families with a surprising amount to do with kids.<p>(Photo Credit: The Radisson Blu Hotel Amsterdam)<p>The vibrant Dutch city is one of the most kid-friendly capitals in Europe. Amsterdam, …

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The 25 best European city breaks for autumn 2018 and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to the top 25 destinations for a city break in 2018, including what to do and where to stay in Venice, Amsterdam, Florence, Lisbon, London, Barcelona and Reykjavik.<p>Italy<p>Rome<p>Rome's mild Mediterranean climate is a persuasive draw for visitors from the cool north, but the …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

Trans-Siberian Rail Journey: Beijing to Moscow

Set out on an epic train journey that crosses one-third of the world, from imperial Beijing to the heart of Moscow along the famous Trans-Siberian …