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Gord Downie’s last song, and his gift to the country

It's not often a man gets to sing at his own wake, but that's what Gord Downie, the lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has been doing this summer. Diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Mr. Downie and his bandmates have undertaken a final cross-country tour that will end Saturday in Kingston, Ont., …

Watercolor Your World (Easy Watercolor Canvas Art)

I love simple, yet impressive, DIY projects and crafts. And I also love all kinds of canvas art. Canvas art is easy, inexpensive, and requires no artistic skills (really!). When I wanted a little something to add some color to my foyer, I decided to create some simple watercolor canvases, and I …

This Video Game Teaches You To Design Patterns With Math

Iranian game maker Mahdi Bahrami’s Engare allows users to create their own intricate patterns found in Islamic art and architecture.<p>The intricate geometric patterns of Islamic art are not only visually stunning, they’re also some of the earliest examples of algorithmic art. Artisans would generate …

14 Proven Writing Tricks From Genius Writers by @AlyceFabel

No matter what, learning from great authors is always a plus. So let’s see what some of the literary elite have to say to young writers … Thanks, …

Writing

Hollywood Director Reveals the Biblical Miracle That Leaves Him With a Big Question for Jesus

Hollywood director and writer Cyrus Nowrasteh has some big questions for Jesus after writing and directing the soon-to-release film, “The Young Messiah,” based on famed writer Anne Rice’s book, “Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt.”<p>When asked if he could ask Christ one question, especially after spending …

A 'sneaky' disease that affects mostly older women

Sjogren’s syndrome affects at least 80,000 Israelis, but is under-diagnosed and gets too little attention in medical schools and from drug …

The 25 greatest British novels

BBC Culture contributor Jane Ciabattari polled 82 book critics from outside the UK, to pick Britain’s best novels ever – this is what some had to say about the top choices.<p>What are the greatest British novels ever written? In search of a collective critical assessment, BBC Culture contributor Jane …

Just the Way You Are

For people that grew up feeling like they weren't lovable, love can be a tricky thing. We are all to eager to give, whether it's a batch of cookies, a blouse, or a blow job. We attach our hopes and expectations to potential friendship and romantic prospects that have no hope of meeting them. We …

Happiness: It’s Like This…and This Too

Ajahn Chah was the spiritual teacher to many leading mindfulness teachers. He had a wonderful saying when it comes to being present in life, “It’s …

Break the Vicious Cycle of Chronic Anger With Cognitive Therapy

Sometimes it <i>is</i> better to just walk away when you're angry.<p>As naturopathic doctor Dan Labriola explains in <i>The Seattle Times</i>, anger is similar to fear …

Infographic: The Key to a Healthy Brain Is a Healthy Digestive System

Scientists are becoming increasingly certain that all the stuff we put through our digestive system is making a major impact on our state of mind. …

Digestion

How to Write Brilliant Blog Posts: 5 Tips from Psychology

<i>This is a guest contribution from Ellen Jackson of Potential Psychology.</i><p>Are you ready to rock a brilliant blog post? Do you want to write faster, …

12 Commandments for a Happy Life and Soul

<b>1. Choose happiness. Radiate it.</b><p>Happiness is a choice and an energy you can cultivate on a daily basis. Do your best to live in high vibration energy like love, peace, fun and joy -- for your own wellbeing and fulfillment, and for the positive ripple effect it has on those around you and the entire …

Happiness

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

Stradivarius: What you need to know about the legendary violins

Owning a Stradivarius immediately puts a violinist into one of the world's most exclusive clubs. Either you're rich enough to own one, which as a musician is an accomplishment in itself, or you've won the privilege to play one through a contest or fellowship. But for those who don't play violin, …

Chris Hyndman's death is a loss to the national family

He was one half of a pop-culture pair like Nick and Nora or Sonny and Cher—a couple who were as charming off the screen as they were on it<p>This …

US-led coalition conducts 13 air strikes against Isis in Iraq and Syria in 24 hours

US and coalition forces conducted 12 air strikes against Islamic State (Isis) fighters in Iraq and one in Syria in the past 24 hours, the US military said on Sunday.<p>The Syria strike, near Kobani, hit an Isis tactical unit and destroyed five fighting positions, according to the military’s …

Vintage Icons' Holiday Style

From Elizabeth Taylor to Sophia Loren, how the glamorous style set of the '50s and '60s dressed for Christmas.<p>From Elizabeth Taylor to Sophia Loren, how the glamorous style set of the '50s and '60s dressed for Christmas.<p>Getty Images