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Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling…

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life<p>In Japan, millions of people have <i>ikigai</i> …

Happiness

Want to Get Smarter? Read Something on This List

There’s a lot of hope today that playing mindless brain training games will make you smarter. But instead of trying a quick fix, why not read …

Antibody breakthrough brings universal allergy treatment one step closer

A team of European researchers has uncovered the mechanism behind an antibody that can potentially inactivate the body's allergic processes. The …

How Cannabis and CBD Offer Hope in Future Treatments of Autism

Emerging research is demonstrating how CBD-rich preparations of cannabis may help alleviate symptoms associated with autism (ASD).The post How …

4 Free Must Have Mobile Photography Apps

Let us all face the facts: mobile photography isn’t going anywhere. It’s only getting better — the cameras, the apps, the photos. I’m not one that …

Is Pilates Better Than Yoga?

Yoga

Proof of Evolution That You Can Find on Your Own Body

DO try this at home.<p>It might sound a little offensive, but your body is a museum, full of ancient relics that no one really needs anymore. From your …

Want to be a Better Writer? 7 Tips to Help You Improve Your Writing Skills

So, you want to be a writer? Ever since reading your first story, you’ve been dreaming of being able to put your emotions and the world of your …

How to Transform Your Writing Into Easy Reading | Inc.com

<i>By Gregory Ciotti, writer at Help Scout.</i><p>"As for how to write well," writes Paul Graham, "here's the short version: Write a bad version 1 as fast as you can; rewrite it over and over; cut out everything unnecessary."<p>It's all too easy to follow his first piece of advice and then neglect to follow the …

Google executive says it's possible to live to be 500

"If you ask me today, is it possible to live to be 500? The answer is yes," Bill Maris, Google Ventures' managing partner and president, said in a Bloomberg profile.<p>"Twenty years ago, without genomics, you could only treat cancer with a poison. That's really different from, 'We can cure your cancer …

What Is Philosophy For? A Beautiful Animated Manifesto for Undoing Our Unwisdom, Cultivating Our Character, and Gaining Perspective

<i>“Philosophy’s main task is to respond to the soul’s cry,”</i> Sharon Lebell wrote in her classical manual for the art of living. But what types of consolation does philosophy offer the soul, in more practical terms? Like science, it offers an essential tool of critical thinking, or what Carl Sagan …

Self-Scrutiny Applied with Kindness: Epictetus’s Enduring Wisdom on Happiness and How Philosophy Helps Us Answer the Soul’s Cry

Marcus Aurelius’s <i>Meditations</i> remains one of humanity’s most significant and influential packets of thought on what it means to live a meaningful life. And yet Aurelius’s ideas were profoundly shaped, if not heavily borrowed, from those of his most formative mentor, the great Stoic philosopher</b> …

God's Country: Lake Titicaca

November is springtime in the altiplano of South America, where the vast two-million-acre Lake Titicaca collides with the 20,000-foot peaks of the Cordillera Real and an endless sky. At the heart of it all is Titilaka Lodge, situated on a remote peninsula on the lake’s western shore. The 18 rooms …

To Get Fit, You Need to Get Strong

Mark Rippetoe believes the $27 billion fitness industry is confusing you. Worst of all, they’re doing it on purpose to nab your cash.<p>The man doesn’t have a degree in exercise physiology or a PhD after his name. Instead, the owner of Wichita Falls Athletic Club in Texas has more than 35 years of …

Where to set-jet Game of Thrones

Been missing out on your dose of warring armies, unruly dragons and cunning courtiers? Fans of hit TV show Game of Thrones can rest easy - Series Four of HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s fantasy epic begins in the US on 6 April (and on 7 April in the UK).<p>The story follows the fortunes of …

Gone Girl, Fall’s Most Anticipated Thriller, Doesn’t Disappoint

The new film from David Fincher, adapted from Gillian Flynn’s hit novel , is dark and probing, and makes a star of Rosamund Pike.<p><i>Note: While we tried to avoid specifics as much as possible here, there are still some spoilers. Reader beware.</i><p>Three years ago, <b>David Fincher</b>’s <i>Girl with the Dragon Tattoo</i> …

The battle of Agincourt and the Spanish communists

Ranulph Fiennes talks about his ancestors’ involvement in the battle of Agincourt, and Paul Preston explores the life of Spanish communist politician …

British History

Man Booker prize: the six shortlisted authors reveal the story behind the book

<b>Joshua Ferris</b><p>Dr Paul O'Rourke, the dentist narrator of <i>To Rise Again at a Decent Hour</i>, has no gift for friendship. His alienation is a kind of pathology. Or maybe a congenital disease. Loneliness inheres in his hobbies, his love affairs, his every exchange. Even social media, that great banisher of …

This Week in Literary History? - Irish Novelist James Joyce Died on January 13, 1941

YOU ARE READING<p>This Week in Literary History?<p>Thanks for reading "This Week in Literary History" but this is the end of the line. The past year has …

Fleetwood Mac eBook Covers Band's Rich History

Nearly 40 years ago, writer Sam Graham began work on a book about the suddenly very hot rock group Fleetwood Mac. He spoke with each of the five musicians -- Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks -- and accompanied them to some gigs in suburban Detroit. …

Are the Cowboys Really This Good or Have the Seahawks Come Back to the Pack?

The Dallas Cowboys defeated the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in Seattle in Week 6. While the score was close throughout, the statistics were heavily in favor of Dallas in passing and rushing yards.<p>Are the Cowboys elite? Do teams still fear the Seahawks? Who is the best team in the NFC?<p>Watch …

Football (U.S.)

Weezer: Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Of all the rock stars to emerge in 1994, the goofily nerdy Rivers Cuomo didn't seem like a rebel. But when two roads diverged in an alt-rock wood, he …

Neil Young Shares "Who's Gonna Stand Up?" Video Featuring Full 92-Piece Orchestra

Neil Young's <i>Storytone</i> is out November 4 via Reprise. It's actually two different albums—there's a solo version and an edition accompanied by a 92-piece orchestra and choir. Today, he's shared the video for the full-orchestra version of "Who's Gonna Stand Up?", which documents the song's recording …

David Bowie Shares "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)"

David Bowie has shared "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)", a new song written specifically for his forthcoming retrospective <i>Nothing has Changed.</i> It was recorded specifically for the compilation alongside longtime collaborator Tony Visconti and the Maria Schneider Orchestra. Listen to a radio rip from …

The Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus, and Moby Share Their "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" Cover

The Flaming Lips' guest-filled full-album cover of the Beatles' 1967 classic <i>Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band</i>, <i>With a Little Help From My Fwends</i>, is out October 28. They've shared pre-ordering details via Pledge Music, which is where they're also streaming "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" …

This Week in World War I October 3-9, 1914

Proclamation of Wilhelm Fredrick as German Emperor<p>From Waterloo to the Marne: The Rise of Prussia<p>The battlefields of Waterloo and the Marne are separated by a physical distance of approximately 180 miles and by a time span of roughly a century. They mark the defeat of two successive attempts for …