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The 10 Best Places to Eat Gelato in Florence

Days in Florence are packed with cultural pursuits, leading to mornings squashed between the Venus of Urbino–gawking tourists at the Uffizi Gallery and afternoons slowly climbing up the 414 steps to the marble-clad bell tower of the Duomo before the rewards of evening <i>bistecca alla fiorentina</i>. In …

Italy

7 Timeless Thoughts on Taking Responsibility for Your Life

<i>“Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility.”</i> <b><br>Albert Einstein</b><p><i>“It</i> …

Motivation

Take responsibility for your own actions

We are responsible for our actions – all of them. We are responsible for our thoughts and behaviour, whether deliberate or unintentional. A …

Self-help

12 Signs of emotional maturity Control your own destiny.

Emotional maturity refers to your ability to understand, and manage, your emotions. Emotional maturity enables you to create the life you desire. A …

Emotional Intelligence

An Introduction to Plato's The Republic - A Macat Politics Analysis

PHILOSOPHY - Plato

Spain’s medieval clifftop skyscrapers

Built in the Middle Ages, Cuenca’s skyscrapers sit precariously on the edge of a cliff, offering residents spectacular views of the Spanish countryside.

Skyscrapers

The Paint Guru at This All-White Amalfi Coast Hotel Shares the Secrets of the Perfect Shade

It’s not news that Italy’s Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful, iconic destinations in Europe. The drive along Highway SS163 leads you from Sorrento down through Positano to Salerno, and is still as picturesque as it was when classic moviemakers like Fellini captured it on film decades ago. …

The 11 worst money mistakes to make in your 30s

But as you enter a new decade, you'll face a whole new set of challenges.<p>We consulted financial experts to help you avoid money mistakes in your 30s as you navigate homebuying, relationships, starting a family, and saving for retirement.<p><i>Original reporting by Kathleen Elkins.</i>

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

WWOOF specialises in linking people who are passionate about healthy food, healthy living and a healthy planet. Join us, show your support for the …

Why This Restored Medieval Village Should Be Your Next Tuscan Escape

Tuscan wine country is the obvious choice for those seeking a picturesque Italian vacation (the <i>Under the Tuscan Sun</i> cliché exists for a reason). And while there are many charming hotels to choose from in popular destinations like Siena and the Chianti region, Montaione’s Toscana Resort Castelfalfi …

Shrimp Tempura 海老の天ぷら • Just One Cookbook

Gather Tempura sauce ingredients.<p>To make tempura sauce, combine dashi, soy sauce, mirin, and sugar in a small saucepan and bring it to a boil. Then …

Deep Frying

Get Off the Grid With These 7 Quiet Destinations

Sometimes you just need to unplug. From spiritual deserts to crystal blue waters and lush rainforests, these seven off-the-grid destinations around the world are perfect for those seeking a much-needed respite from urban life. Channel your best sense of enlightenment at these mellow, …

1,600 Islands, Emerald Green Waters—A Guide to Vietnam’s Halong Bay

Flanked by jagged, looming limestone cliffs and rocky outcrops that rise up from the emerald green waters, there’s no denying the staggering beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage–stamped Halong Bay. The 1,600-plus islands have a history that dates back roughly 18,000 years and feature an astonishing …

Einstein's unique way of thinking contributed to his genius — here's how

Robbert Dijkgraaf is a theoretical physicist and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is also the co-author of "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge."<p>In this video, he explains how Albert Einstein saw the world in a different way from how most scientists see it. …

8 Strategies for Overcoming Shame

<b>“Shame is a soul eating emotion.” – C.G. Jung</b>I have felt shame. You have felt it too.It’s that emotion when you want to tuck yourself into a tight …

Self-help

Healing Shame

<b>Understanding How Shame Binds Us and How to Begin to Free Ourselves</b><p><b>Robert D. Caldwell, M.Div.</b><p>Shame is the inner experience of being "not wanted." It …

Hoʻoponopono

<b>Hoʻoponopono</b> (ho-o-pono-pono) is a Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. The Hawaiian word translates into English simply as …

The story of an Ivy League MBA dealing with a failed business highlights 2 questions to ask when you're feeling down on your luck

Brach, a psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher, went over to Carl's house one day to check on him; predictably, she found him looking dejected.<p>At some point she asked him: "Carl, what's happening right now?" "What inside you most needs attention?"<p>Brach writes:<p>"He glanced up at me, perhaps a …

Are These Luxury Lodges Uganda’s Best-Kept Secret?

Uganda is revered for its gorilla-filled jungles, awe-inspiring Nile waterfalls, and untamed, un-touristy safaris through the savannah. But just recently, Americans have woken up to this dreamy destination: The number of annual U.S. visitors grew by 31 percent from 2010 to 2014, according to data …

The tragic lover who never escaped Rodin’s shadow

Camille Claudel was Auguste Rodin’s lover, muse and most gifted pupil. Her sad life belies a formidable talent, writes Fisun Güner.<p>“I showed her where to find gold, but the gold she finds belongs to her.”<p>These are the words of Auguste Rodin, said of his most talented pupil Camille Claudel. When the …

France

Overcome Impostor Syndrome: What to Do When You Feel Like a Fraud

Everyone feels it at some point in their professional life: I'm a fraud and everyone is about to find out. It's healthy to question your own …

Impostor syndrome

Not to be confused with Capgras delusion, in which a person believes that a loved one has been replaced by an impostor.<p><b>Impostor syndrome</b> (also known …

Tall poppy syndrome

For the Leprous album, see Tall Poppy Syndrome (album).<p>The <b>tall poppy syndrome</b> describes aspects of a culture where people of high status are …

Uffizi

The <b>Uffizi Gallery</b> (Italian: <b>Galleria degli Uffizi</b>, pronounced [ɡalleˈriːa deʎʎ ufˈfittsi]) is a prominent art museum located adjacent to the Piazza …

100 Women Who Have Stood Up To Trump In His First 100 Days

Even though it feels like it's been well over a century since Donald Trump took the oath of office and officially became the president of the United …

Viewpoint: Is inequality about to get unimaginably worse?

<b>Could advances in technology, genetics and artificial intelligence lead to a world in which economic inequality turns into biological inequality? asks the historian and writer Yuval Noah Harari.</b><p>Inequality goes back at least 30,000 years.<p>Hunter-gatherers were more equal than subsequent …

Singularity

Motivation and Personality (book)

<i>Motivation and Personality</i> is a book on psychology by Abraham Maslow, first published in 1954. Maslow's work deals with the subject of the nature of …

Classics in the History of Psychology -- A. H. Maslow (1943) A Theory of Human Motivation

<i>The 'physiological' needs</i>. -- The needs that are usually taken as the starting point for motivation theory are the so-called physiological drives. …

How To Master The Art of Being Alone

Do you ever feel lonely? Who doesn’t? We’re mammals after all and we were made to touch, dream, and be together. The older I get, the more true that …