I'm a worrier. It's inherited. Or more likely, it's ingrained. My grandfather worried. My mother worried. I worry. About really dumb things. I'm talking about things that no one else worries about. For
Melissa Tandiwe Myambo, University of California, Los Angeles The real world is often overwhelmingly complicated. Literature can help. This is true at universities too: courses in comparative literature
The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'
That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity
Why do we work so hard and get so little in return? Sure, we may be paid well for the work we do, and we may enjoy our co-workers and the work itself. But for most of us, we work harder and longer hours
You're sure to find something on this list that will make you want to get snowed in. When the snow falls (…and falls… and falls…) a good book seems not only like a solid idea, but a necessity. Whether
From the latest Harry Potter to that zombified Jane Austen adaptation. If you're anything like us, you prefer to read a book before seeing the story in movie form. Sure, Jennifer Lawrence may not have
Next month, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra marks the 100th anniversary of its first public concert. This season and last, music director Marin Alsop has given both her programming and her musicians energy-boosting
Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe • If you’ve read a book with a powerful
A host of strong debuts plus new novels from Don DeLillo, Julian Barnes and Nicola Barker promise a strong year for fiction Once the Star Wars tie-ins (my favourite was Slave to the Empire: An Erotic Wars
1/31 Guys, it takes five minutes. And it'll make your makeup go on better, your brushes last longer, your skin less breakout-prone, and your roommate less judge-y. Do it. 2/31 Check the labels, do a sniff
For some people, the holiday season is a time to relax the health and fitness regimen, put it on the backburner until the new year. But for others, being healthy, happy and successful is a nonstop concern.
Most people want to be happy, but they often set themselves up for discontent. It's not that they wake up and decide to do things that will make them unhappy. They simply don't have the right practices
What kind of life do you want? I say a happy one. Why not! Many people believe that you're either born happy or you're not. I believe happiness is a choice -- that you have the ability to create real lasting
The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time. Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular