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Ikigai: Why you need to try the Japanese secret to a long and happy life

<b>If you tried the Danish concept of hygge last year, embracing the joy of cosiness, then it's time to turn your attention to a new lifestyle principle</b> …

Brooke Waggoner On Mountain Stage

Nashville singer-songwriter Brooke Waggoner returns to <i>Mountain Stage</i>, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. A frequent collaborator for Jack White and Beck, Waggoner makes music that's "less rawk, more Rachmaninov," using her classical background to bend indie folk-pop …

Stuck? We've Got 50 Secrets Motivated People Use to Get Things Done.

Put yourself in the right frame of mind to achieve your goals.<p>You have your plan, you know what you want to accomplish, but after awhile, the novelty of your goal can start to wear off, and it becomes more of a struggle to get started every day.<p>We’ve all been there and we want to help.<p>Read on for …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

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The 100 best paintings in New York: 50-41

50<p>Aristotle with a Bust of Homer (1653), Rembrandt<p><b>Where can I see it?:</b> The Metropolitan Museum of Art<p><i>Aristotle with a Bust of Homer</i> is one of the …

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do …

15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015

As the new year approaches, many of us will resolve to transform our bodies -- but what about our minds?<p>Giving ourselves a mental makeover could be just as important as giving ourselves a physical one. But accomplishing that doesn't just lie in changing our thoughts -- it's also dependent on …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

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How Will the Pope Play in 2016?

Francis’ softer brand of Catholicism kept his bishops out of the midterms — and they’re likely to tone down their message next time too.<p>As Barack Obama’s foes lined up against him during the mid-term elections, one warring party was conspicuously absent from the battlefield: America’s Catholic …

Why I’m buying more of this bank stock

<i>John Heinzl is the dividend investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here<i>. You can see his model portfolio here.</i><p>It's been nearly three months since my last Strategy Lab update, so today I'll review how my model dividend portfolio has been faring. I'll also disclose what …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

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Five quick tips on speaking powerfully

General managers of major-league baseball teams meet to gauge other's interest in their players while perusing the list of available free agents looking to add key personnel to their teams. While my hometown team, the Toronto Blue Jays, hold the distinction of MLB's longest playoff drought, which …

Opinion: 11 rules to guide you through this vexing stock market

For several weeks, the market has been trading in a narrow range. Many bulls believe the market is consolidating and will finish the year with a …

The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis

What a growing body of research reveals about the biology of human happiness—and how to navigate the (temporary) slump in middle age<p>This summer, a friend called in a state of unhappy perplexity. At age 47, after years of struggling to find security in academia, he had received tenure. Instead of …

Three good investment books you’ve probably never heard of

<i>Andrew Hallam is the index investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here <i>and view his</i> model portfolio here<i>.</i><p>In 1973, three years before Vanguard created its first index fund, Burton Malkiel wrote the classic book, <i>A Random Walk Down Wall Street</i>. It ruffled plenty of Wall …

6 Black and White Photography Tips for Monochrome Enthusiasts

Thanks to digital technology, monochrome photography is easier today than ever before. Check out these six black and white photography tips for …

The 8 Most Common Living-Room Mistakes

We've been to enough houses to know what we do and don't like in other people's living rooms. While some have good taste, there are a few design mistakes we see folks making again and again.<p>Here's a list of the eight most egregious blunders and what you can do to fix them.<p><b>MISTAKE #1: Not Using Color</b><p>…

Read the fine print: Travel insurance can bring expensive surprises

However much you agonize over your mortgage and investments, double that effort level when buying travel medical insurance.<p>Paying an uncompetitive interest rate on a mortgage can cost you thousands, and bad investment decisions can be harmful, too. But travel medical insurance is special in the way …

Give Your Week an Amazing Start With These 30 Links to Beautiful Photos and Articles

As another terrific week in the field of photography passes, Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all corners of the internet …

ESA's Philae bids farewell to Rosetta, hello to comet - CNN.com

Rosetta's lander Philae is on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Thursday, November 13, and sending back images. One of the lander's three feet can be seen in the foreground. While Philae is the first probe to land on a comet, Rosetta is the first to rendezvous with a comet and …

The 20 Chicest Mom & Daughter Duos

From fashion moguls to iconic actresses, the adage "I got it from my mama" couldn't ring more true. In honor of Mother's Day this weekend, we're celebrating the chicest mother and daughter pairs.<p>From fashion moguls to iconic actresses, the adage "I got it from my mama" couldn't ring more true. In …

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