Jason Thomas

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What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Neuroscience

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

Self-improvement

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

Best of Travel: 16 More Things We Loved

Even if they didn’t snag the tippy-top spots on our 2015 Best of Travel list, these outstanding runners-up still deserve an award for being the best in their respective fields.<p>Want to see the wildlife of Uganda or ride a camel in the Sahara? The outfitters here have you covered. Seeking endless …

Don't Allow Your Limitations to Define You!

What do you believe is holding you back from going to the next level in your life? Could it be the lack of financial stability, the lack of drive or motivation, or is it the lack of education or training in a desired practice area? Or could it be that you just feel stuck, trapped in a web of …

11 In-Your-Face Baked Potatoes

<i>Pictured: Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes recipe from CHOW</i>You love baked potatoes, right? Of course you do. From nutritious, veggie-packed plate fillers …

The Cure

Feeling queasy after yesterday's meal of questionable kebabs? Well, you know what they say: A shot of vodka a day keeps the doctor away.<p>"They" would …

8 Global Takes on Chicken Curry

Whether they’re made to be creamy or brothy; sweet or savory; fiery or mild, all chicken curries are fragrantly spiced. Here are eight takes from …

6 Dream Date Night Dishes That Would Make a Chef Swoon

Still undecided about what you’re cooking for that extra-romantic Valentine’s Day dinner? We asked three chef couples what dish someone could make …

Surreal Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Our imaginations take us to grand and colorful places that we can not conceive as a reality. But what if those colors actually existed right here on Earth?<p>Our imaginations take us to grand and colorful places that we can not conceive as a reality. But what if those colors actually existed right …

New Zealand

Homemade Marinara Sauce Is Easy to Make—If You Avoid These Common Mistakes

Jarred marinara sauce can't hold a candle to the homemade version. Avoid these common mistakes and whip up a batch tonight.<p>Is there any dinner that's easier to make and more satisfying than pasta and marinara sauce covered in a flurry of shredded Parmesan? We think not. But before you reach for a …

Cooking

The Greatest, And Easiest, Skillet Chicken Recipe In The World

Sean Brock will show you how.<p>When it comes to chicken recipes, there are so many to choose from. We ourselves have found 75 different ways to cook this bird. And most of them are pretty simple and wholly satisfying. It's chicken, after all. The thing is though, a great many of those chicken recipes …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …