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Opinion: The best places for online music, books and magazines

In the world of books, magazines and music, one thing is for sure: Things have changed really fast.<p>Only two years ago, The New York Times confirmed …

25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime

Allow us to introduce you to your hiking bucket list<p>Research shows that spending time outside is vital to our health—and that exercising outdoors is more satisfying and can burn more calories. Luckily, you can get a workout and a hefty dose of vitamin N at the same time by hiking. These 25 …

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7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

The Unaddressed Business of Filling Our Souls: Mood Science and the Evolutionary Origins of Depression

<i>“Depression is a disorder of the ‘I,’ failing in your own eyes relative to your goals,”</i> legendary psychologist Martin Seligman observed in his essential treatise on learned optimism. But such a definition of depression, while true, appears somehow insufficient, overlooking the multitude of …

I Heart My National Park: Yosemite

Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been a ranger at the …

12 must-see views at U.S. national parks

From the sleepy mangroves of Florida to the active volcanoes of Hawai'i, these breathtaking landscapes and landmarks belong on every American's …

Relationship Advice: The 50 Things You Need To Do For A Relationship To Last

1. Burn your blueprint.<p>Rid yourself of whatever fantasies you harbor about the bliss of coupled life. They’re not helping. There is no script, so …

41 Cheap And Easy Backyard DIYs You Must Do This Summer

Go outside! You look like you need a little sun.

Transcript of "Success, failure and the drive to keep creating"

Elizabeth Gilbert was once an "unpublished diner waitress," devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of 'Eat, Pray, …

Motivation

Love Undetectable: Andrew Sullivan on Why Friendship Is a Greater Gift Than Romantic Love

<i>“A principal fruit of friendship,”</i> Francis Bacon observed, <i>“is the ease and discharge of the fulness and swellings of the heart, which passions of all kinds do cause and induce.”</i> Thoreau would “sometimes awake in the night and think of friendship and its possibilities.” St. Augustine described …

Pioneering Psychologist Jerome Bruner on the 6 Pillars of Creativity and How to Master the Art of “Effective Surprise”

One of the greatest preoccupations not only of our culture but of our civilization is the question of what creativity is, dating back to the dawn of recorded thought. But it wasn’t until the advent of modern psychology in the early twentieth century that our answers to the question began to take …

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

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10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Elevated Planters

Bring your gardening to new heights with an elevated planter box. “Why,” you ask, “a garden box on legs?”<p>There are several benefits to an elevated …

Growing Blueberries - Quick Guide and Master Grower's Tips

Shares 11K<p>Do you love the taste and health benefits of blueberries? Would you like a fruit crop that will produce well in a short amount of time and …

DIY Willy Wonka Turns Home Into Chocolate Factory

Some people fill their workshops with sawdust and power tools; Ben Rasmussen built a chocolate factory in his.<p>Actually, "factory" might be too big a word for the Woodbridge, Va. operation, which Rasmussen says is "absurdly small." But it's a step up from his kitchen, where his Potomac Chocolate – …

How to Photograph Wildlife for National Geographic

Wildlife photographer Steve Winter has enjoyed one of the most storied careers in the history of <i>National Geographic</i>. A former photojournalist, he …

Miki Asai Shares Her Secrets To Shooting Macro

From water droplets to insects to flower petals, photographer <b>Miki Asai</b> has a knack for shooting the big world of tiny things that can rarely be seen …

This Is Water: David Foster Wallace on Life

On September 12, 2008, David Foster Wallace took his own life, becoming a kind of patron-saint of the “tortured genius” myth of creativity. Just three years prior to his suicide, he stepped onto the podium at Kenyon College and delivered one of the most timeless graduation speeches of all time — …

A Short Guide to a Happy Life: Anna Quindlen on Work, Joy, and How to Live Rather Than Exist

The commencement address is a special kind of modern communication art, and its greatest masterpieces tend to either become a book — take, for instance, David Foster Wallace on the meaning of life, Neil Gaiman on the resilience of the creative spirit, Ann Patchett on storytelling and belonging, and</b> …

How to Do What You Love

<b>Want to start a startup?</b> Get funded by Y Combinator.<p>January 2006<p>To do something well you have to like it. That idea is not exactly novel. We've got …

Skoll | Social Entrepreneurs Driving Large Scale Change

Turn a Full Length Mirror into an Attractive Bathroom Storage Unit

Most of us could use more storage space in our bathrooms, and this DIY project hides lots of storage space behind a full-length mirror in an …

Tips for a Small-Space Kitchen Herb Garden

(Image credit: Jayme Henderson)<p>One of my favorite moments, while driving through the city, is to glance up at an apartment building and spy a balcony …

8 Daily Habits From History's Smartest People

8 Daily Habits You Should Definitely Steal from History’s Greatest Creatives<p>April 9, 2014<p>You know their work, but do you know how Jane Austen, …

Navigations: Laisvé

It is one of the great regrets of travel: You meet someone on a journey, come to know them intimately in just a few hours, then never see them again. You promise to keep in touch, but it seldom happens. When you return home, your own life takes over, and so does theirs, and the bond begins to …