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The Mindfulness of the Buddha

As secular mindfulness continues to expand into many layers of our society, from psychotherapy offices and schools to corporations and the military, …

Meditation

10 secret places in Paris you would never discover on your own

SECRET TOUR GUIDE and filmmaker Mathieu Stern reveals the top 10 secret places to discover in Paris.<p>1 – Jardin alpin (Map)<br>Nestled in the heart of the …

What to Pack for Your Next Summer Trip

Summer vacations provide a welcome reprieve after a winter of hunkering down, and they’re a perfect opportunity to return some energy to your …

Ten ways in which Shakespeare changed the world

This week marks 400 years since the death of our national poet. And yet his characters, the worlds he created, the thoughts he expressed – some raw, fashioned in fire, some exquisite and turned in silk – are for all people and all time<p>Back in 2012, the British Library displayed a rare book that …

Literature

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Prague

Known as the City of a Hundred Spires, Prague tempts travelers with its incredible charm and impressive architecture. The Czech Republic’s capital is …

European Travel

Capitalism or Socialism? There’s an Even Better Option

Politics and polling data reveal a remarkable shift in American attitudes toward socialism. More Democrats now view socialism favorably (42 percent) …

Middle-class

Seven historic places in London for coffee lovers

London's coffee history isn't exactly glittering. In fact, it involves murder, scandal, drugs, corruption and, worst of all, foul-tasting coffee. To …

The best luxury headphones tested: from bluetooth to noise cancelling

Bose, Sennheiser, Vertu, Bowers and Wilkins, Bang & Olufsen and more go head to head<p>For your listening pleasure, we've tested the very best luxury …

God Is Not Dead — but Our Ability to Be Aware of God Might Be

TIME’s 1966 cover story—which provocatively asked “Is God Dead?”—was and remains an ethnocentric proposition with …

Faith

I loved the beat generation. Then I realised it has no place for women

The literary world has become more gender-inclusive since the beats of the 1950s. Just as well, because it’s jarring to find yourself in love with a world that doesn’t love you back<p>The first real book I ever read was Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind. I read it simply because, in the stubborn …

Literature

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Reddit

HBO’s Girls delves into an existential crisis with a gorgeous standalone episode

Girls is at its best when episodes act like short films. “The Panic in Central Park” is one of its best to date.<p><i>Every Sunday, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives</i> <i>here</i><i>. The episode of the week for March 27</i> …

TV

Unleashing the creative: Nietzsche, the phenomenologists and the good life

<i>Art is the supreme task,</i> <i>as Nietzsche would have it. How can we balance creativity with rationality? And what are the dangers of letting the Dionysian</i> …

Creativity

The Temptation Of Nothing

A man lies on his living room floor. His eyes are closed, arms by his side. His face is still, even, but occasionally furrowed. He continues to lie …

Nietzsche’s Concept of Superman Explained with Monty Python-Style Animation

Friedrich Nietzsche first introduced the concept of the Übermensch -- often translated in English as "The Superman" -- in his influential …

God and state: Nietzsche explained horrors of modern world best

OPEN TO OPINION<p>Unable to deal with religion no longer being dominant, groups like ISIS are trying to recreate a world where reason can be …

The Limits of Absurdity

<i>Seventy years ago this month, Albert Camus arrived in New York City. It was the first, and last, visit the author of</i> The Stranger <i>made to the United</i> …

New York City

The Modern Sisyphus: Albert Camus Goes Online

No matter how exhaustively we post, tweet, comment, and curate our feeds, it isn’t until we reach a plateau, a full-stop, that we realize how bound …

Social Media

What good is thinking about death?

In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into …

Lawn Mowing

A Guide To All The Different Types Of Espresso Drinks

Video by Jessica Leibowitz<p>At its heart, coffee in NYC will always be "regular," a simple affair of deli or breakfast cart java spiked with cream and …

An Introduction to Satire: A Modest Proposal

by Kellie McGannI was a junior in High School when I was first introduced to satire. I had been fluent in sarcasm for some time, but it was in my AP …

Satire

"Camus: A Stranger in the City" - The New Yorker

How A.J. Liebling Became BFF’s With Albert Camus

Seventy years ago, on March 27, 1946, the renowned New Yorker writer A.J. Liebling fell in love. Bard of battered boxers and Bowery boozers, Liebling …

The night I spent drinking with Hunter S Thompson

The evening started badly and almost ended in a shooting… it was, in fact, everything you’d hope for from the legendary American writer<p>I nearly killed a family as I pulled up to Woody Creek, Colorado. The memory still brings me out in a sweat. I had driven from Salt Lake City, a journey of seven …

Literature

Marxism at the Existentialist Café

<i>At the Existentialist Café</i> takes us from the birth of existentialism to the deaths of its originators, exploring the lives of Martin Heidegger, …

Existentialism

Science gives clues to 'The Bedroom' as van Gogh painted it

Though science and art are vastly different disciplines, one can shed light on the other. That connection is on display in a recolorized version …

Art

This is how the GOP imploded: The real story behind the conservative crack-up, and the creation of Donald Trump

Donald Trump used right-wing rhetoric to steal the conservative base. But this crack-up has been a long time coming<p>Today’s civil war in the GOP has observers scrambling to make sense of the struggle among the current Republican presidential candidates. Pundits are trying to find the roots of the …

Political Science

Muhammad Ali: rebel, showman and the lord of the ring

This week, an exhibition opens in London that honours the man whose charm, wit and courage, not to mention astonishing boxing skills, made him the greatest sportsman of the 20th century<p>When it comes to sports, there are great athletes and famous athletes and then there is Muhammad Ali, the greatest …

Boxing

Paris Belongs To Us is an eerie gem of the French New Wave

In the summer of 1958, a 30-year-old film critic and amateur filmmaker named Jacques Rivette started shooting a movie called <i>Paris Belongs To Us</i>, set …

France