Ruth Leanezes

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When a Friendship Is More Than Friendship: The Tender Letters of Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms

“I would gladly write to you only by means of music, but I have things to say to you to-day which music could not express.”<p>Half the beauty of life lies in its complexity — in those experiences whose depth and dimension cannot be sliced, flattened, and contained into neat categories. Nowhere is that …

Literature

Bruce Lee’s Never Before Revealed Letters to Himself About Authenticity, Personal Development, and the Measure of Success

“Where some people have a self, most people have a void, because they are too busy in wasting their vital creative energy to project themselves as this or that, dedicating their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like rather than actualizing their potentiality as a human</i> …

Olive Trees Indoors: Our Best Tips for Care & Growing

Given the current craze for houseplants, it's hard to imagine there's any un-trod territory there, and yet — I was totally surprised to realize that …

Here's what happens when we die, according to Buddhism

If you grew up in the west, you were probably taught that when we die we will either go to heaven or hell. Buddhism, however, offers a different view …

How the brain stores memories | Daniel Glaser

Memory loss is gradual but, unlike computers, we have inbuilt backups<p>Every week there is a new dementia study, raising hopes that we can find a way to halt memory loss. Interestingly, in any form of dementia our memories don’t vanish immediately but fade gradually – our memory systems have a …

Memory Loss

5 charming cabins and bungalows offering peace and escape

House Calls’ best retreats, whether in the city or the country<p>Whether a weekend getaway or an oasis in the city, small cabins and bungalows charm with their simple construction and cozy-making capabilities. As we look back at some of our favorite home visits from House Calls’ inaugural year, we’ve …

The Best Meditation Apps for Every Personality

Meditation often conjures up images of blissed-out hippies wearing flowing clothes and sitting in trance-like stillness. If the only stillness you …

19 Best Low Light Indoor Plants

All living houseplants require some light, but some grow very well with very little. Our homes and offices can benefit greatly by having living …

Plants

No Known Expiration Date

“Hell, no,” Richard Isaacson bellows when asked whether some form of cognitive decline is inevitable with age, especially for those genetically …

Alzheimer's Disease

Milky Way is about half as massive as Andromeda galaxy, say astronomers

Dark matter makes up 90% of the matter in both systems, the study finds.<p>Our Milky Way galaxy is less massive than astronomers previously thought, …

Universe

The Black Hole That Birthed the Big Bang

In his Allegory of the Cave, Greek philosopher Plato described prisoners who have spent their entire lives chained to the wall of a dark cavern. …

Great Discoveries Channel

Catastrophic end-of-our-universe scenarios proposed by physicists at Kazan Federal University include the Big Rip during which matter of the Universe …

Keats on the Three Layers of Reality and What Gives Meaning to Human Existence

“Every mental pursuit takes its reality and worth from the ardour of the pursuer.”<p><i>“Reality is what we take to be true,”</i> pioneering physicist David Bohm asserted in 1977. <i>“What we take to be true is what we believe… What we believe determines what we take to be true. What we take to be true is our</i> …

An Antidote to the Loneliness of the Divided Mind: Alan Watts on Our Integration with the Universe and How We Wrest Meaning from Reality

“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance.”<p><i>“All things physical are information-theoretic in origin and this is a participatory universe,”</i> the great theoretical physicist John Archibald Wheeler wrote in his influential <i>It for</i> …

Alan Watts

Staying Alive: Mary Oliver on How Books Saved Her Life and Why the Passion for Work Is the Greatest Antidote to Pain

“The world’s otherness is antidote to confusion [and] standing within this otherness — the beauty and the mystery of the world, out in the fields or deep inside books — can re-dignify the worst-stung heart.”<p><i>“There are perhaps no days of our childhood that we lived as fully,”</i> Proust wrote in …

19 home decorating tricks you can do on the cheap!

We all want a beautiful home—the sort that really wows guests and makes a stunning impression—but how can you get one without the expensive price tag …

How Much Do You Know About Freudian Dream-Interpretation?

Nobody in modern history did more to change how we view dreams than Sigmund Freud, the Austrian founder of psychoanalysis. Freud’s <i>Interpretation of</i> …

Psychology

New Theory of the Higgs Boson Could Explain Why Gravity Is So Weak

A new theory suggests that missing extra copies of the Higgs boson might explain why gravity is so much weaker than it should be.<p>Something is seriously wrong with gravity, and nobody's quite sure why.<p>The problem is that gravity is too weak. Out of the four fundamental physical forces in the …

18 No-Bake High-Protein Energy Bites for Easy Fueling

Pre-make these snacks for a handy energy boost.<p>1 of 18<p>Chocolate Energy Bites<p>These yummy treats from Cooking Classy combine almond butter, honey, and oats with chocolate for a decadent-tasting treat.<p>2 of 18<p>Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Balls<p>This recipe is from our cookbook, <i>Meals on the Run</i>. Not only are …

Bruce Davidson: 'An outsider on the inside' - CNN Style

Written by Allison Love, CNN<p>Bruce Davidson was waiting to get in a basketball game when a friend asked if he wanted to see some "darkroom magic."<p>The darkroom was in a basement, and Davidson remembers seeing a red light and a tray filled with a liquid that looked like water. As he watched the …

Top 20 City and Architecture Photos on 500px So Far This Year

At the end of every year, we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, where we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. …

10 travelers reveal the incredible stories behind their most jaw-dropping photos

Some of the world's most daring travelers have scaled great heights, survived intense weather, and explored remote destinations, all to capture stunning images.<p>We teamed up with @BeautifulDestinations, which is currently one of the most-followed travel Instagram accounts, to pull together 10 …

Times Square

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

50 Extraordinary Photos From One Year in Space

Some 340 days ago, astronaut Scott Kelly arrived at the International Space Station to begin his 11-month mission to explore and help document the effects of longterm spaceflight on the human body. For nearly a year, Kelly has shared his days through some of the most astounding photos of our solar …

Albert Einstein’s vision realized: The future of gravitational wave astronomy is here

<b>(AP)</b><p>Scientists anticipate this latest discovery could take decades — even centuries — to fully comprehend<p>Lee Billings<p>February 14, 2016 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>A century ago, when Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational …

LIGO

Wildlife from the ocean waves - in pictures

Jonathan Jagot, 17, has been sailing around the world with his parents since he was 12 taking photographs along the way. The young traveller was named BBC Wildlife photographer of the year 2015 and has captured a variety of animals in places as diverse as Malaysia, Namibia and Chagos Archipelago