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The secret to living a meaningful life

Your ambitions to improve your life do not need to be confined by your personality.<p>Brian Little, one of the world’s leading experts on personality psychology, is renowned as a public speaker. If you watch his recent TED talk on personality, as millions of others have, you will see an engaging and …

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7 Uncomfortable but Essential Things You Should Be Doing for Success - Law of Attraction Blogs - A Spiritual Community

By now we all know that what separates successful people from the not so successful is largely the mindset and action they take; it’s been proven …

How To Escape The Procrastination Doom Loop

When you imagine a highly productive person, you likely think of someone who focuses effortlessly on the job and never succumbs to procrastination. You know, the type who can sit on the ground in a subway station with their laptop and still manage to get more done in an hour than you would in a day …

5 More Ways to be Kind to Yourself When You're Anxious

So many of us judge ourselves for being anxious. We think we’re weak. We think we’re being stupid or ridiculous. We think we shouldn’t feel this way …

One-Pot Chicken Recipes for Hectic Weeknights

<b>You have your main ingredient -- chicken -- but how to cook it? All these recipes require is one pot, pan, or baking dish and can be prepared with little effort and minimal cleanup.</b><p>Chicken, Fennel, and Artichoke Fricassee<p>Take one skillet and add chicken thighs, artichoke hearts, red onion, and …

Earbits Unveils New Apps, Still Streams Great Free, Ad-Free Independent Music

iOS/Android/Chrome: It’s been a while since we heard from Earbits, a streaming music service that focuses on independent music, new artists, and …

Apps

Nigel Slater's five mellow recipes for autumn

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Recipes

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Want to write a book? You can if you've got 75 minutes spare

A group of people will attempt to write a book in a little over an hour at Nine Worlds Geekfest this weekend. Don’t expect it to be in next year’s Booker longlist<p>Every year, writers across the world struggle through the month of November to hit a seemingly impossible target: write a whole novel in …

Writing

‘Faith vs. Fact:’ why religion and science are mutually incompatible

<i>Jeffrey Schloss is BioLogos Senior Scholar & T. B. Walker Chair of Biology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara.</i><p>FAITH VERSUS FACT<p>Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible<p>By Jerry A. Coyne<p>Viking. 311 pp. $28.95<p>The current blood feud between religious science-deniers and New Atheist religion-bashers …

Scenes From a Latte Art Showdown in Brooklyn

<i>Story and photographs by Ben Jay, Writer at</i> Edible Brooklyn<p>Last month, 32 baristas converged upon Industry City for the city's largest latte art throwdown to date, each one pouring against successive head-to-head opponents. The afternoon was a veritable clash of coffee titans fighting tooth and …

When Your Mind Feels Like a Prison & You Zone Out to Escape

<b>“All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn</b><p>I’m currently obsessed …

Self-Criticism

Parallel Worlds Could Explain Wacky Quantum Physics

The idea that an infinite number of parallel worlds could exist alongside our own is hard to wrap the mind around, but a version of this so-called …

16 Things Successful People Do to Maximize Their Time

Successful people focus on the five percent of things only they can do. Most importantly, they’ve defined success for themselves.

5 Great Songs to Learn

While writing your own music is certainly a driving force behind learning how to play guitar, the ability to play some of your favorite hits can also …

How to Read Critically: 8 Steps

It takes more than simply reading a book to truly reach an understanding of a work of literature. Here are some steps you can take if you wish to …

Writing

What Your Personality Type Says About Your Career Destiny (Infographic)

1 min read<p>What does your personality type have to do with being an entrepreneur? Quite a bit, according to a recent study.<p>Truity Psychometrics, a personality test developer, surveyed more than 25,000 volunteers about their careers and personalities. Covering topics such as job satisfaction, income …

Personality

Italian Tomato Hoagie

4 Servings<p>There’s nothing wrong with a regular tomato-and-mayo sandwich, but this shredded lettuce and Italian vinaigrette masterpiece is worthy too.<p>August 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Vinaigrette<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>2 tablespoons red wine vinegar<p>2 tablespoons white wine …

Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History review – ennui and its origins

Francis O’Gorman’s study of why we worry covers everything from medieval monastic life to modern cultural theory without really providing any answers<p>Brooding in their cells, medieval monks identified a malaise they called accidie – not acid indigestion of the soul, but an apathetic and …

Top 10 Literary Cities

If your idea of vacation includes checking out local bookshops and exploring writer hangouts, this list is for you.<p><i>From the September 2011 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>magazine</i><p><b>Edinburgh, Scotland</b><br>It’s practically mandatory that visitors to Edinburgh travel by the book. The atmospheric …

5 Ways To Know If Your Loved One Is Suffering From Depression

Many people experience low moods where they feel sad and/or helpless, stressed or vulnerable for periods of time, as they struggle to deal with …

Mental Health

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Astronomy

Around The Universe: New ISS Crew; Earth From Above; Pluto's Atmosphere; A Galactic Nursery

Taking a look back at the past seven days of breathtaking discoveries and images being gathered from space, this week’s Around The Universe features stories about new satellites, the space station’s new crewmembers, Earth’s twin, Pluto’s atmosphere and more.<p>Around The Universe highlights a few of …

Universe

Dark Pion Particles May Explain Universe's Invisible Matter

Dark matter is the mysterious stuff that cosmologists think makes up some 85 percent of all the matter in the universe. A new theory says dark matter …

Dark Matter

Teen's Poem Goes Viral After Stranger Finds It in a Bar

A Brooklyn teenager’s poem somehow made its way across the Atlantic Ocean to a bar in London, where it was printed and tacked up in a bar. When …

Poetry

Billy Corgan says Radiohead were ‘last band that did anything new with the guitar’

Smashing Pumpkins frontman says rock bands are getting their "asses kicked by EDM"<p>Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has written off the last 15 …

Fracture: Life and Culture in the West 1918-1938 by Philipp Blom, review: 'a masterpiece'

An epic work of history examines the Western crisis of values in the interwar years. By Alwyn W Turner<p>This time, it seemed as though the preachers who were prophesying the end of the world might just be right. In a drought that lasted for years, the wind blew at speeds of more than 100 miles an …

Sigmund Freud

The paradox of measuring happiness

The best of the week’s long reads in science and technology, including Silicon Valley’s resurgence and why suicide rates are highest in the happiest places.<p>Food | Two months of soylent<p>Consumer review of the powdered meal-replacement mix which claims to be a complete adult food. “Soylent is a …

Living with anxiety is difficult enough without being told to cheer up

IT’S THE middle of summer. There are no exams to worry about and my job isn’t stressful. But I am hyper-aware of my heartbeat: I can hear and feel it …

Mental Health