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Kazuo Ishiguro just won the Nobel Prize. Here’s a brief guide to his bleak, beautiful world.

From Never Let Me Go to The Unconsoled.<p>The 2017 Nobel Prize in literature went to Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born English novelist who writes lovely, lyrical books about trauma, repression, and survival.<p>Ishiguro’s novels range from the polished and conventional to the sprawling and incoherent, so …


Mindfulness matters: 4 ways to be more present in your life - TODAY.com

You may be hearing the word “mindfulness” a lot lately and wondering what it's about. Mindfulness simply means being grounded and present in your day-to-day. Instead of worrying about what’s going to happen or what’s already happened, you’re rooted in what’s actually happening.<p>Most people think …


Colloidal Silver Turns You Blue—But Can It Save Your Life?

In 2008, Paul Karason, a 57-year-old man from the Pacific Northwest, agreed to appear on the <i>Today</i> show. And <i>appear</i> is the best word for it, since he …

Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain, Study Finds

There’s been a lot of discussion about what kinds of mental activities are actually capable of changing the brain. Some promises of bolstered IQ and enhanced brain function via specially-designed “brain games” have fizzled out. Meanwhile, meditation and mindfulness training have accumulated some …


Journey Across 7 Countries on the World's Newest Long-Distance Trail

Hiking this 1,200-mile-long trail along the Dinaric Alps is worth the trek.<p>The mountains have vanished in swirling mist. Deep in the highlands of Bosnia and Herzegovina, peaks roll under a wet blanket of fog. Each step is a good faith effort to believe the summit is in blind reach. My hiking …


Apple Desserts

From iconic apple pie to more inventive granita, these incredible apple desserts are fresh, comforting and impossible to resist.


Meditation Is Exactly What Your Workout Routine Is Missing

Here are six exercises to get you started.<p>Fitness comes down to two simple things: 1) doing what helps you, and 2) not doing what hurts you. Most active people are great at the first part—they lift weights, do cardio, wear ultra stretchy T-shirts, etc.—but aren't great at the second.<p>So, what hurts …


Puberty, growth spurts, acne, after-school sports — all affect what kids should eat

Most parents expect their role to change as their kids hit their teen years. But many don’t realize quite how much their children’s age affects the way they need to be fed.<p>Countless wonderful transformations occur inside the bodies of tweens and teens, and many directly affect the way they eat or …