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How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p><b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they …

5 Keys to Real Happiness From 5 Must-Read Books

Fairytales feed our minds with the enchanted thoughts about finding a situation where our wishes are fulfilled and we live "happily ever after." Contrary to this belief, happiness is not something to go out and find. Happiness is made (with focus and effort) from within. Following the guidance of …

Museum Offers a Stroll Through the History of Sneakers

Walk a mile in these historic shoes—metaphorically, of course—at the Brooklyn Museum.<p>The cultural influence and importance of sneakers throughout fashion history is abundant. Case in point: 150 pairs of the in-question kicks will be on display at from July 10 through October 14 for the Brooklyn …

Shoes

A photographer traveled to Iceland and took these incredible photos of his trip

After his most recent visit, he documented his experiences through a comprehensive travel guide.<p>Cornell says the country is like a "photographer's heaven," mainly because it stays light for so long, eliminating the need for rushing to get that perfect shot in a matter of a few short hours.<p>"In …

European Travel

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

Mexico

18 Gorgeous Ways to Use Wallpaper in Your Bathroom

We will be the first to admit that one of our favorite ways to change up our home decor is with a quick paint job on the walls. But for those of us who can’t paint our homes or simply don’t want to, there is the wonderful world of wallpaper. They come in fun prints and patterns, and with a few tips …

Interior Design

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

Self-help

The woman who barely sleeps

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

Margaret Thatcher

Kanye West: In His Own Words

Kanye West

Ephemeral Architecture: 27 Paper Buildings & Pavilions

A study in opposites, paper architecture renders what is normally solid and durable in delicate, temporary form, whether recreating intricate …

Urbanism

Peter Saul is Older (and Cooler) Than Your Favorite Artist

Last Friday night at Neuehouse, we attended a conversation between painters Peter Saul and Joe Bradley. Here's what we learned.<p>Peter Saul is probably older—and cooler—than your favorite artist. Last Friday night at Neuehouse, he and contemporary art star Joe Bradley took part in a conversation …

Art

Brooklyn Is the Future to Open This Evening at the Vazquez in Bushwick: N Carlos J, Chris Soria, Eelco, Marc Evan, Savior Elmundo, Ben Angotti, Rob Plater, LMNOPI and many more

Featuring an awesome array of outdoor and indoor murals, along with a range of smaller works in different media, Brooklyn is the Future opens this …

United States

Why Are Brooklyn Street Artists So Obsessed With The Past?

At a new art show, ‘Brooklyn Is The Future,’ many of the works fetishize gritty “old Brooklyn” that has been lost to gentrification.<p>"Do they have a …

Streetwear

What Can Technology Do for Tomorrow’s Children?

Innovation in education goes well beyond gadgets and apps. Here’s my vision for the classroom of the future.<p><b>By Arne Duncan</b><p>School looks different …

National Geographic Travel

College is worth it if you have these six experiences

A college degree is something Americans have always valued. Even Americans without a college degree believe that education beyond high school is important. But recent Gallup research indicates that 25% of all college graduates in the US fail to thrive in their overall careers and lives. Gallup has …

College & University

Photographer takes incredible photos of “frozen” waves

RAY COLLINS IS A COAL MINER in Bulli, Australia, and at the end of his shift, to wash off the grime of the mines, he goes into the ocean and surfs. …

Color Blindness