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The Wedding Registry Gifts We Still Use 10 Years Later (and the Ones We Don't)

(Image credit: Ed Anderson, used with permission)<p>When my husband and I got married, we set up a gift registry, as people do, and filled it with …

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”<p>What does love mean, exactly? We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who …

31 Delicious Things To Cook In December

The best way to stay warm is to start eating and drinking and never stop.

31 Affirmations That Can Transform Your Life

Affirmation simply works. We really can influence our bodies and feelings with techniques designed to hone the mind, like meditation.<p>Pick one of …

6 Things to Try When A Room Just Isn't Coming Together

(Image credit: Julia Brenner)<p>If you've ever had a room hovering at "almost there," you know how frustrating of a situation it can be. The room …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

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No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that a rubbish dump being created would, in the space of a century,...<p>Ernst …

23 Creative Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Soup

From soups to salads, here are 23 of our favorite recipes to cook with a pantry staple, lentils.<p><b>One of the most humble pantry items is also one of our favorites</b>: The lentil. From stews and soups to salads and side dishes, they're a real recipe workhorse. Grab a pot and some stock—here are our …

Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves Discusses Andrew W.K., Lana Del Rey, Authenticity, Sexism in Essay

<i>Photo by Ebru Yildiz</i><p>Perfect Pussy singer Meredith Graves performed at this past weekend's Basilica Soundscape Festival, presented in association with Pitchfork. She read an essay that discusses Andrew W.K., Lana Del Rey, sexism, and the notion of authenticity as it relates to male and female …

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10 Apartment-Appropriate Plants

<b>Cactus</b> : “This is the absolute easiest way to go. They come in so many sculptural shapes and sizes. It likes a warm and sunny spot, but you only have …

You Can Change Your Life with Tiny Daily Improvements

<b>“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” ~Karen Kaiser Clark</b><p>Of all the people who have passed through my life over the years, the one …

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Doing These 4 Things Every Day Can Make You More Successful At Work

In order to succeed in your career, you'll also need to develop the right set of habits, says James Caan, CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw Group and author of "Get The Job You Really Want," in a recent LinkedIn post.<p>"The very best people, in any walk of life, are those who are constantly challenging …

First Listen: The Bad Plus, 'The Rite Of Spring'

This is a recording of a jazz trio playing the score to a 101-year-old ballet. It is not a "jazzing the classics" record or a "fantasia on the themes of" sort of project. It is a band translating one of the landmark works in music history to piano, bass and drum set, and doing it as literally as …

Teen Blogger Joshua Weissman Shares 5 Recipes Your High Schooler Will Want to Cook (and Eat!)

Last year we shared the inspiring story of Joshua Weissman, a formerly overweight and bullied teen who turned his life around when he started …

Here's Where Teens Are Going Instead Of Facebook

Earlier this month Facebook’s chief financial officer, David Ebersman confirmed a worrying, but long-suspected trend for the world’s biggest social network: teenagers, perhaps the most important demographic for a modern-day communication tool, were becoming less active on the site.<p>“We did see a …

Is Your Ego Your Servant or Your Master?

"I think I'm the most important person in the world, but nobody else thinks it's about me, time doesn't think it's about me, space doesn't think it's about me, the planet doesn't think it's about me," says Prof. Robert Thurman in our book, <i>Be The Change</i>: "It doesn't take much to get the message that …