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Don't try to be happy. We're programmed to be dissatisfied

Perpetual bliss would completely undermine our will to accomplish anything at all – that’s why perfect contentment has probably been evolved out of us<p>In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the …

13 Laundry Room Makeovers That Will Actually Amaze You

The laundry room is never <i>just</i> a laundry room. It’s a place to store cleaning supplies, often doubles as a pantry, turns into a dog washing station every now and then and, oh, did we mention it’s usually the size of a small closet? Organizing your laundry room and decorating the multi-tasking space …

Storage Ideas

6 Things You Should Say to Your Soulmate Every Single Day

From someone who lost hers.<p>For three years, I had the most perfect marriage in the entire world. I never set out to brag about it, but it's really hard not to. We loved each other. We liked each other. We finished each other's sandwiches, sentences, and Starbucks (he was the slowest drinker on the …

Relationships

What If Famous Filmmakers Were Houses?

What would a house designed by Stanley Kubrick look like?<p>The first step in any great film is figuring out the set design: the storyline, the characters, and the world they live in. It's easy to equate the job of a filmmaker to that of an architect, building a film from the ground up, brick by …

Stanley Kubrick

meet the texas teen feminist whose body hair set the twittersphere on fire

Suraiya’s stomach selfie, showing her natural body hair, has sparked an international conversation about beauty expectations, race and feminism, with hordes of trolls being overrun by an even bigger army of supporters. i-D caught up with the latest...<p>Suraiya, or @iranikanjari as she's known on …

Feminism

The alphabet from space – in pictures

Nasa’s Earth Observatory has tracked down images resembling all 26 letters of the English alphabet using satellite imagery and astronaut photography

The best of the Long Read in 2015

Our 15 favourite pieces of the year<p>The Long Read published 144 pieces in 2015 – our first full year. (If you’re counting at home, that’s about 800,000 words, or roughly the length of the first five Harry Potter novels.) It wasn’t easy to choose 15 favourites, but here they are – perfect reading for …

19 Ridiculously Funny Church Signs

"Stop drop and roll won't work in hell."

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A woman with ambition: Dating down as my career went up

Once you hit a certain professional level, the number of men who feel comfortably equal shrinks<p>I grew up in a town known for hunting, fishing, bars, strip joints—even a house of ill repute, until it burned to the ground when, according to town gossip, a prostitute tried to make a grilled sandwich …

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

5 Practical Habits That Will Make You Happier at Work

When you're happier at work you're more successful. Here's how to increase your happiness.<p>There are a lot of things you can do to be happier at work no matter what your level of happiness already is. When you love your job, it's much easier to smile and have a more positive attitude. If you think …

Happiness

Photographer Crafts Elaborate and Funny Photo Sets From Paper

There is absolutely nothing that says you have to stop playing with paper and scissors when you become an adult. I mean, heck, you can now legally …

We men must embrace our feminine side fast - or face total extinction

A new study argues that early man only achieved social sophistication once he embraced 'femininity'. Here, former lads' mag editor Tom Fordy says that women are still helping men evolve today<p>“This is a man’s world,” sang James Brown, summing up the opinion of chaps the world over.<p>How bitterly …

In the shadows of booming cities, a tension between sunlight and prosperity

Ever-higher buildings in New York highlight the tension between growth and the light it blocks.<p>Ever-higher buildings in New York highlight the tension between growth and the light it blocks.<p>NEW YORK—“Billionaires' Row” is rising over midtown, a collection of glassy new pinnacles that promise the …

Urban Design

Remarkable HD Footage of Berlin from July 1945

The video quality is astonishing. Fascinating HD color video shows the situation of the city in summer 1945, just after the Second World War and the …

Amazing

The Great Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on How to Do “Hugging Meditation”

“When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings.”<p><i>“I embrace you with all my heart,”</i> Albert Camus wrote in his beautiful letter of gratitude to his childhood teacher shortly after winning the Nobel Prize. To embrace one another with our whole hearts is perhaps the …

Meditation

These Science Drawings Are Hauntingly Lovely

Ernst Haeckel doesn't need no stinkin' camera.

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work

Happy people are 36 percent more motivated, six times more energized, and twice as productive as their unhappy counterparts.<p>Let's face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13 percent of us …

Happiness

The Folk Feminist Struggle Behind the Chola Fashion Trend

When I see the rebel Latino subculture being sampled and recontextualized by bourgeois white fashion designers, pop singers, or celebrity starlets, I can't help rolling my eyes.<p>Growing up in the 90s on the south side of Houston, I watched my older sister Lynda set the chola beauty standard. She …

Gwen Stefani

Hillary Clinton: her life and career so far - in pictures

As the former secretary of state announces her candidacy for president, a look back: from her teenage years to her work in the Obama administration

Artists Turn Songs into 3D-Printed Sculptures

REIFY transforms David Byrne, Nick Drake, and even Wagner tracks into physical objects.<p>Music becomes tactile and textured in Brooklyn-based design studio REIFY’s 3D-printed sound sculptures. Using an unconventional array of printing materials—plastic, bronze, and even coconut husks—REIFY weaves …

Modern Art

Spot the impostor: which of these are actually photographs?

The photorealist artists of the 60s and 70s explored the blurred lines of a hyperreal America. A rootin’ tootin’ new show puts people to the test with these all-American images of slick streetscapes, horse rustlers, Airstream caravans and Wet’n’Wild waterpark

White America’s racial illiteracy: Why our national conversation is poisoned from the start

The author of “What Does It Mean to Be White?” examines the ways white people implode when they talk about race<p>I am white. I have spent years studying what it means to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless, yet is deeply divided by race. This is what I have learned: Any white person …

A Furniture Farm Is Growing Whole Chairs

Artist Gavin Munro is cultivating lamps, tables, and more straight out of the ground.<p>When Gavin Munro was a young boy, he saw an overgrown bonsai tree that resembled a throne. Soon after, he got a spinal graft, requiring him to wear a back brace to heal and align his bones: “There were long periods …

Furniture

Surrealist Sculptures by Ellen Jewett Merge Plant and Animal Life | Colossal

<p>Artist Ellen Jewett refers to her sculptural work as “natural history surrealist sculpture,” a blend of plants, animals, and occasionally human-made …

Modern Art

#InMyShoes: scientists share photos of their footwear in support of eight-year-old girl

Female scientists are showing their support for an eight-year-old who was disappointed that dinosaur shoes were marketed for boys<p>"Why can't girls have dinosaur shoes?"<p>This was the question eight-year-old Sophia Trow asked after she spotted that there were dinosaur shoes for boys - but none for …

Great Barrier Reef

From Design to Street Art, 5 Looks Inside Great Creators' Notebooks

<i>A round-up of intimate drawings from Meriwether Lewis, Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, and other bright minds</i><p>The nature and origin of creativity is the subject of many a theory. But, rather than theorizing about it, wouldn't it be great if we could just lift the lid of a great creative mind and …

“Lean the f*** away from me”: Jessica Williams, “impostor syndrome” and the many ways we serially doubt women

Williams had to defend herself against an offensive accusation that she was holding herself back. She’s not alone<p>After a week of intense speculation about who would be taking over “The Daily Show,” Jessica Williams addressed the rumors that she was (or at least should be) the heir apparent for …

12 Ways You Might Be Making Gender Bias Worse

Are you suffering from "sticky-floor syndrome?"<p>Did you think the glass ceiling was a relic of the past? Not so much. Even if there weren't plenty of statistics to demonstrate continued gender bias in the workplace, the marketplace, and in financing for start-ups, a depressing stories out of Silicon …

Leadership