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The Avant Garde Art of Yayoi Kusama at Her Museum

Attention Economy

The most famous book that takes place in every state

Whether you come from the California coastline or the snowy forests of Maine, reading a book set in your home state can make you feel a warm nostalgia for that beloved place.<p>After scouring the internet and surveying our colleagues on their picks, we rounded up the most famous book set in every …

10 New Books We Recommend This Week

Looking for an escape into the jungle? A revisit with Huck Finn? A deep dive into the origins of ISIS or a rousing defense of the Obama administration? Then this is your week, reader. Some seriously great storytelling below.<p>Pamela Paul<br>Editor of The New York Times Book Review<p><b>TRANSIT,</b> <i>by Rachel Cusk.</i></i> …

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

The More You Energize Your Coworkers, the Better Everyone Performs

How much energy do you have at work? Do you feel invigorated and engaged or down and disengaged? Either way, the reason might be your coworkers: They are infecting you with their energy, positive or negative.<p>We “catch” energy through our interactions with people – something called “relational …

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No-Bake Chocolate Energy Bites

In a mixing bowl, stir together almond butter, honey, vanilla and cocoa powder. If mixture seems too thick stir in 2 tsp warm water to thin. Add …

Are We Becoming Information-Rich, But Knowledge Poor?

The echo chamber is one of the more surprising evolutions of our connected age. It is defined as a <i>virtual digital-social arena which enables anyone with to present and amplify their views with other like-minded individuals without obstruction</i>.<p>Within this chamber, continuous repetition of these …

What’s Really Standing in the Way of Gun Control

After the Supreme Court decided District of Columbia v. Heller, in 2008, it appeared that all attempts at gun control might be doomed, as a matter of constitutional law, for the foreseeable future. In an opinion by Antonin Scalia, writing for a five-Justice majority, the Court reversed decades of …

Guns

The Glossary of Happiness

Last summer, Tim Lomas flew from London to Orlando to attend the fourth annual congress of the International Positive Psychology Association—held, naturally, at Walt Disney World. As Lomas wandered around the event, popping in and out of various sessions, he stumbled upon a presentation by Emilia …

Language

The Nature of Doubt: A Reading List on Faith’s Role in Society

Questions of religion and belief have made for compelling narratives for nearly as long as both have existed as social constructs. Centuries-old conflicts concerning faith continue to impact our modern world, and early histories of belief systems can offer readers exposure to unexpected sides of …

The Erotic Truths of “Scary Old Sex”

“Should a man of seventy still be involved in the carnal aspect of the human comedy?” the professor David Kepesh asks in Philip Roth’s 2001 novel, “The Dying Animal.” Considering that Kepesh made his début, three decades earlier, in Roth’s novel “The Breast,” as a man of thirty-eight who finds …

Literature

Abraham Lincoln Warned Us About Donald Trump

Watching the rise of Donald Trump brings to mind the story of Francis J. McIntosh’s demise.<p>McIntosh was a Mississippi River boatman who disembarked, one morning in the spring of 1836, at the port of St. Louis. He had a rendezvous planned with a chambermaid there, but he didn’t make it far before he …

The Go-Between

The Mexican actress who dazzled El Chapo.<p>On the evening of January 9, 2012, the Mexican actress Kate del Castillo poured a glass of wine, sat down at her computer, and opened Twitter. She had just returned home, to Los Angeles, after a Caribbean cruise with her sister and her parents. The previous …

Mexico

Surging Seas: Risk Zone Map

<b>Introduction</b><p>Climate Central’s Surging Seas: Risk Zone map shows areas vulnerable to near-term flooding from different combinations of sea level rise, …

This Gorgeous House Was Once Literally Covered in Garbage

Years of shocking neglect might have destroyed the original floor — but not the home's potential.<p>If you really (<i>really)</i> wanted a covetable Spanish Revival home in Los Angeles' Los Feliz neighborhood, you might have to make some sacrifices to afford one. But if those concessions involved owning a …

Thirsty Thursday | The Mexican Hipster

You guys, this is a cocktail you're going to want to learn to make. I wouldn't go as far as to say that it is <i>easy</i>, but boy is it <i>worth it</i>!! It is …

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

We all want it both ways: to get what we want from a tough negotiation and to walk away with our relationship intact. The good news is that kind of outcome is possible. But how exactly do you drive a hard bargain while also employing soft skills? How do you advocate for what you want without …

The Best Of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, celebrated poet, writer and civil rights activist died on Wednesday, in her home in Winston-Salem, NC. She was 86.<p>Angelou wrote lyrical prose of her childhood in the Jim Crow South, including her autobiography “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.” Reading her life story feels like you’re …