Namita Narayan

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What creative people understand about the importance of being alone

In the digital age, it’s easier than ever to avoid spending time alone with our thoughts. If we don’t have family, friends or colleagues nearby, we can just whip out our smartphones or fire up Netflix. In fact, we so dislike solitude that we would rather <i>administer electric shocks to ourselves</i> than …

Here’s Who Made the Shortlist for 2015’s Essential Mix of the Year

Week after week, BBC Radio 1 icon Pete Tong has graced ears all over the world with his long-serving Essential Mix series. This year has seen its …

13 Showstopping Desserts for Your Christmas Table

Cold winter days are a perfect excuse for spending time in the kitchen. If you’ve exhausted all of your favorite cookie recipes but still can’t satisfy that baking itch, that’s when you know it’s time to get going on a decadent dessert for your holiday table. Whether you need to find something …

Dessert

Did Ancient Volcano Alter Human History?

An ancient volcanic super-eruption, one of the largest known in Earth's history, may not have devastated the world and humanity as much as once …

The 5 Most Beautiful Places In The World

<i>by Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Getty<p>Pinpointing every breathtaking place on the planet could take a lifetime, but we think that these 5 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list.<p><b>1. Cappadocia, Turkey</b><p>Cappadocia, an area …

Best books of 2015,Books,Fiction,Marlon James,Kazuo Ishiguro,Elena Ferrante,Benjamin Markovits,Anne Enright,Marilynne Robinson,2015 in review,Best books,Best books of the year<p>A truly vintage year for fiction with a strong Booker shortlist, dazzling debuts and a real masterpiece from an old hand

Books

In 2013, 86 women in Britain were killed by a husband, a boyfriend or a male ex-partner. A new documentary by Vanessa Engle tells the story of every one of them by giving voice to the traumatised families left behind<p>On 4 March 2013, Chantelle Barnsdale-Quean, a 35-year-old mother of two, was killed …

Crime

Photographer Aaron Huey's Favorite Places to Photograph

Aaron Huey has traveled the world, shooting in some of the planet's most beautiful locations. In his own words, Huey tells us about his favorite places to visit—and photograph.