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14 Fall Soups, Because Salads Are So Last Season

Now is the perfect time to cozy up with a bowl of pumpkin soup or, better yet, classic tomato. If those two don't cut it, does butternut squash, beet, or chicken noodle entice your palate? Whether you're looking for a light lunch or a warm way to start your dinner, spoon through our recipes to find …

The Best Movies On Netflix You Haven’t Yet Seen

Directed by: David Robert Mitchell, 2014<p>This movie is distilled horror. A teenager sleeps with her boyfriend for the first time, after which he tells …

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Grace Paley on the Art of Growing Older

“The main thing is this — when you get up in the morning you must take your heart in your two hands. You must do this every morning.”<p><i>“For old people,”</i> Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in her sublime meditation on aging and what beauty really means, <i>“beauty doesn’t come free with the hormones, the way it does</i> …

Literature

This is what your cat is really trying to say

Dogs we get, mostly because they are so easy to get. They have expressive faces and body language that we can read pretty accurately, according to researchers who study animal behavior. Cats, on the other hand, are known for their emotional opaqueness and standoffishness; even the cat-ladiest of …

Japan has created a Google Street View just for cats

Google’s most popular mapping features is now available for everyone’s favorite furry felines. Hiroshima’s tourism board reportedly created a Street …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Psychology

Inside the mind of a teenager: A parent's guide

The Teenage brain explained: A new book gives parents insight into the brain of the teenager and five ways to save the relationship with their children<p>There isn’t a parent with a teenager who hasn’t been told 'You’re ruining my life’ or 'I hate you’ at some point. But if that’s not bad enough, …

100 Percent Is Overrated

People labeled “smart” at a young age don’t deal well with being wrong. Life grows stagnant.<p>At whatever age smart people develop the idea that they are smart, they also tend to develop vulnerability around relinquishing that label. So the difference between telling a kid “You did a great job” and …

Weekend Projects | 20 Gorgeous DIYs to Try

Hi friends! A round-up of 20 gorgeous weekend projects up on the blog today!!! Happy Friday! Check them all out after the jump!<br>CONTINUE …

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Cancer screening: An example of when less can be more, experts say

Americans get too many tests to screen for common types of cancer, and the American College of Physicians wants them to stop.<p>New clinical guidelines from the medical group include a litany of statistics that illustrate our obsession with cancer screening. Among them: About 6 in 10 adults submitted …

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Modern Cat: Simple DIY Cat Scratcher

Don’t let pet accessories clash with your otherwise clean, modern decor! Build your own sleek and stylish DIY cat scratcher to keep both your kitties and your design aesthetic happy.<p>If you’ve got sisal twine, wood, and some basic tools, you can build a custom cat scratcher for your favorite …

Pets

Momma Cat Who Lost Her 3 Kittens United With 3 Abandoned Kittens Who Needed A New Mom

Even the most terrible life events can turn into hidden blessings. Mikey, an 8-month-old cat that had recently given birth to three kittens, was …

A psychologist discovered the secret to never getting frustrated

The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn't listening.<p>And sometimes these all happen to you <i>on the same day</i>.<p>What's the fix for this? One guy came up with a solution that deals with all of these problems — and more.<p>Albert Ellis was quite a …

Tylenol Might Dull Emotional Pain, Too

A common pain medication might make you go from "so cute!" to "so what?" when you look at a photo of a kitten. And it might make you less sensitive to horrifying things, too. It's acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. Researchers say the drug might be taking the edge off emotions — not …

The myth about women in science

<b>(CNN) —</b> The prevailing wisdom is that sexist hiring in academic science roadblocks women's careers before they even start. The American Association of University Professors and blue-ribbon commissions attest to this. An influential report by the National Academy of Sciences in 2006 concluded that …

Virginia Woolf on Why the Best Mind Is the Androgynous Mind

“In each of us two powers preside, one male, one female… The androgynous mind is resonant and porous… naturally creative, incandescent and undivided.”<p>In addition to being one of the greatest writers and most expansive minds humanity ever produced, <b>Virginia Woolf</b> (January 25, 1882–March 28, 1941) was …

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”<p>What does love mean, exactly? We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who …

Let's get this straight: depression does not make people a danger to society

In our rush to try to understand the actions of Andreas Lubitz, we must be careful not to stigmatise people with depression, says Matt Haig<p>Depression is a common problem. Really, staggeringly common.<p>One in five people will suffer depression (and as stigma might be shrinking the figures, it could be …

Mental Health

‘But You Never Said...’ Why Couples Remember Differently

The root of many arguments, memory is affected by mood and emotions<p>By<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EBernsteinWSJ<p>elizabeth.bernstein.50<p>Google+<p>Elizabeth.Bernstein@wsj.com<p>Carrie Aulenbacher remembers the conversation clearly: Her husband told her he wanted to …

Los Angeles

Here's How To Tie Anything And Everything

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I had anorexia – but not because I wanted to look like a fashion model | Hadley Freeman

A French plan to ban skinny women from the catwalk ignores the fact that anorexia is an illness. We need to look at the causes not outcomes of self-loathing<p>Nobody ever asks me what it felt like. They never ask what it was like to spend three of my teenage years in secure psychiatric units for …

Opinion: When fans turn vile we all lose

<b>(CNN) —</b> They didn't come forward, because they were afraid. Afraid of the fans.<p>Afraid of the harassment. Afraid of the online trolling. Afraid of the bullies.<p>Two women reportedly confided during separate campus retreats at Duke University that they were victims of sexual assault at the hands of a …

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