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Easy Stretches Almost Everyone Can Do to Stay Flexible

Flexibility is very important, especially as we get older. Here are some basic, everyday stretches to improve and maintain your flexibility.<p>Business …

Yoga

The city of 187 different countries

Home to more international organisations than any other place in the world, Geneva has a decidedly global feel, with more than 40% of residents coming from outside Switzerland.<p>A haven for expats and loved by locals, Geneva attracts people from around the world for its economic opportunity, lakeside …

19 Essential Life Skills Everyone Should Learn Before They’re 25

A few months ago I realized I’d reached my professional goals much earlier than my deadline of July 19th—<b>my 25th birthday.</b>The feelings that followed …

I Want Your Monday Mornings

The mornings when your head is spinning with alarms, deadlines, and to-do lists. When you pace furiously around the kitchen, when you leave the dirty …

Why ‘squinting’ can lead to better sight

Florence is a boot camp in the power of seeing properly, by narrowing our field of view in order to expand it.<p>My favourite travel quote comes via the Indian poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Musing about why he travelled so much, Tagore concluded that he did so “in order to see properly”.<p>…

How ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables Can Help Solve World Hunger

About a third of the planet’s food goes to waste, often because of its looks. That’s enough to feed two billion people.<p>Tristram Stuart has 24 hours to produce a restaurant meal for 50 people—to plan a menu, gather food, then welcome guests to a venue in a city not his own. Complicating what sounds …

5 Incredible Books That Will Have You Reading Again

Chances are if you’re reading this, then you’re not in middle school anymore. If you are, then stop reading right now because you must preserve your …

10 Books For Depressed People

Here are 10 books for depressed people. There are probably some minor spoilers, so watch out.<p>1. <i>Freedom</i> (2010), Jonathan Franzen<p>I know <i>Freedom</i> went …

Tell The People You Love That You Love Them

I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and …

11 Words That Will Make You Sound Super Freaking Smart

1. Ennui<p><b>Definition</b>: A feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.<p><b>Synonym</b>: You are like completely …

7 Inspirational Movies That Will Get You Out Of Your Rut

You know when you watch a film or read a book and immediately after you feel invigorated and raring to go out and DO STUFF. YEAH!<p>These films have the …

The One Ingredient Necessary For Accepting Yourself

Recently I was surfing an online forum, and I came across something that almost made me cry. Somebody had dug up an old, old post of mine and replied …

What Do You Wake Up For?

Here’s the big truth of life: It’s not like the movies. We rarely get happy endings, and things will hurt us a lot more than they will make us happy. …

30 Ways To Do The Things You Love Without Your Smartphone

In our tech-obsessed culture, our smartphones seem to be as essential as our wallets when we're heading out the door -- and when we accidentally leave home without ours, panic ensues.<p>But what if we started doing it on purpose?<p>Before there were gadgets stocked with newsfeeds, emails and text …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Ideas & Advice

Photo<p>26 Must-Have Wedding Photos You Don’t Want to Miss<p>Trust us—you’ll want to capture all of these moments.<p>Flower Arrangements<p>Your Complete Guide to …

What I learned in Jerusalem

I have unfolded and refolded your letter a dozen times. You are going to the West Bank and you want me to tell you everything I learned, everything I …

Things You Do Online That Would Be Creepy In Real Life

It's fine to feel #blessed, but you probably shouldn't announce it out loud.

20 After-School Activities That Are Actually Fun

Because your kids are always in the pursuit of happiness. And hey, they might learn from these too (but don't tell them that)!

No Kidding: Women Writers and Comedians on the Choice Not to Have Children

Mother’s Day has come and gone, and with it history’s finest letters of motherly advice. But while most people <i>have</i> a mother or mother-figure to associate with the holiday, far fewer than half <i>are</i> a mother or mother-figure, placing the occasion on a spectrum from irrelevance to alienation and …

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on What It Takes to Be Free from Fear

Reconstructionist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate <b>Aung San Suu Kyi</b> (b. June 19, 1945) is one of modernity’s greatest champions of peace, following in the footsteps of Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolent resistance. In her 1991 essay <b>“Freedom from Fear,”</b> found in the altogether essential anthology <b>Freedom</b> …

Makeup Artist Transforms Women in Stunning Before and After Photos

Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev shows what a little (ok, maybe a lot) of hair and makeup can do. While we've featured our fair share of artists on My Modern Met, this is one of the few times where we've shined the spotlight on a makeup artist. Using only cosmetics, and not any post …

The Psychology of How Mind-Wandering and “Positive Constructive Daydreaming” Boost Our Creativity and Social Skills

Freud asserted that daydreaming is essential to creative writing — something a number of famous creators and theorists intuited in asserting that unconscious processing is essential to how creativity works, from T. S. Eliot’s notion of “idea incubation” to Alexander Graham Bell’s “unconscious …

Youth Volunteer Trips

It’s more than a stamp in your passport.<p>It’s about people, connections and self-discovery—all working together to change the world. It’s about being …

How Your Thoughts Create Your Brain | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Of course you know that your thoughts are generated by your brain. But you may not have considered that in many very real ways, your thoughts <i>create</i> …

The Brain

This Food Video Will Make You Cry

In travel or in our daily lives, at restaurants or at markets, we pass by others, forgetting that all the people we interact with are just like us... human: full of happiness and pain and hope. In Turkey, we tried to take an extra moment to "see" the people that make up this wonderful country.<p><b>For</b> …

10 documentaries every traveler should watch

I tell Werner Herzog jokes at parties. David Attenborough makes me swoon. I’m such a documentary nerd, I’ve gone places because of them. These 10 …

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