Ashleigh Hess

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Ready, Set, Run! Training Plans for a 5K, 10K, and Half-Marathon

5K, 10K, and Half-Marathon Training Plans<p>Run a 5K in 6 Weeks<p><b>Why try it:</b> Running can kick-start a healthier lifestyle or help you bust through a …

Photographer Diego Huerta's Images of Mexico's Indigenous Community Are Stunning

For the last four years, Austin-based photographer Diego Huerta has traveled across Mexico on a mission to photograph all of the country's more than …

Mexico

How to design a foolproof storytelling website

When thinking about the story, consider some elements that all stories have – characters, plot, action, emotion. Your story should contain these elements as well. The other thing that many stories have in common is a voice or narration. While at first you might think this means you need someone to …

What coding class should I take: Programming is like learning a new language.

“You don’t need to go to grad school. Save your money. I’ll teach you how to code.” Seven years ago, in a bar near downtown Los Angeles, I was …

Graduate School

The Dessert That Taught Me to Like Fruit & Chocolate

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Everything (including chocolate ganache pie) is better when topped with fresh figs.</i><p>I have something to …

A Dreamy Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake (That's Also Gluten-Free & Paleo)

If you're a believer that cake isn’t just for birthdays, mark this recipe. We Southerners believe cake is for all occasions — including …

Oliver Sacks’ Last Tweet Shows Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” Movingly Flashmobbed in Spain

"A beautiful way to perform one of the world's great musical treasures." The video above, and the accompanying 58-character sentence, make up the …

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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 …

Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

“There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) is one of humanity’s most grounding yet elevating thinkers, his writing at once lucid and luminous. …

Breakthroughs

On “Beauty”: Marilynne Robinson on Writing, What Storytelling Can Learn from Science, and the Splendors of Uncertainty

Since 1984, Portland-based nonprofit Literary Arts has been inviting some of the world’s most celebrated authors to share their ideas on the craft — ideas like Ursula K. Le Guin’s spectacular meditation on where creativity comes from and the “secret” to great writing. To mark the 30th anniversary …

Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Catalog of Beautiful Untranslatable Words from Around the World

<i>“Words belong to each other,”</i> Virginia Woolf said in the only surviving recording of her voice, a magnificent meditation on the beauty of language. But what happens when words are kept apart by too much unbridgeable otherness? <i>“Barring downright deceivers, mild imbeciles and impotent poets, there</i> …

Typographer’s typefaces

<b>The 25 most admired typefaces by typographers, type designers and letterers.</b><p>Selecting the right typeface makes all the difference to effective design and communication. But with over 100,000 font families to pick from it can be a daunting task. There are some excellent guides on how to choose a typeface and helpful methods for pairing typefaces but in order to apply these principles it’s important to be familiar with a broad range of quality typefaces.<p>Wouldn’t it be great to start with a short …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Fitness

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

My Modern Met's Top 10 Most Popular Stories in 2013

Take at short trip with us, if you will, as we take a stroll down memory lane. Let's look back on 2013 with our most popular stories – the ones that made you laugh and cry so much that you just had to share them with your friends. With six to ten posts per day, it's not easy keeping up all the …