Carol Colalella

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Donald Trump, narcissism and diagnosis as political sport

The consensus as to Donald Trump's psychiatric issues is nearly unanimous. "Textbook narcissistic personality disorder," according to clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis, quoted in Vanity Fair. He is just one of many who have reached the same conclusion. Noting his motor mouth, chronic inability to …

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

How the Star-Spangled Lyrics Were Born

On the Fourth of July, Americans who celebrate with myriad renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” may well know that the lyrics were the handiwork …

14 Women Writers Who Dominate The Universe Of Sci-Fi

Octavia Butler, Madeleine L’Engle, Emily St. John Mandel, Karen Russell and more.<p>In Karen Russell’s “Reeling for the Empire,” a crew of girls are transformed into thread-spinning silkworms, duped by a dark and mysterious man promising a better future. Each girl spends long hours spooling her own …

Books

Life's Stories

How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.<p>In Paul Murray's novel <i>Skippy Dies,</i> there’s a point where the main character, Howard, has an existential crisis.“‘It’s just not how I expected my life would be,'" he …

This Instagram Account Offers a New Perspective on China

LightBox Newsletter<p>Sign up to receive the latest from TIME's photo editors. View Sample<p>When Kevin Frayer moved to China two years ago, the freelance …

China

Outsmart Your Own Biases

Suppose you’re evaluating a job candidate to lead a new office in a different country. On paper this is by far the most qualified person you’ve seen. Her responses to your interview questions are flawless. She has impeccable social skills. Still, something doesn’t feel right. You can’t put your …

33 stunning pictures of US national parks

The US National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the US and US territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>We found some spectacular pictures of national parks, monuments, seashores and heritage areas around the country that will make you appreciate how beautiful the US …

I Heart My National Park: Glacier

Montana’s <b>Glacier National Park</b> is where everything bright and strong and never tamed comes together on high: gray wolves and great silver-tipped bears, storms that hit the Great Divide like tsunamis with golden eagles surfing the wind waves, twisted trees 200 years old but scarcely tall enough to …

National Parks

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

A neurochemical shift happens in your brain when you say “done” at the end of even the smallest tasks.<p>Perfectionists are often reminded that “done is better than perfect.” But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more “done” moments in our workdays.<p>Saying the word <i>done</i> can …

8 Nonalcoholic Drinks That'll Satisfy When You're Craving a Cocktail

When I first got pregnant, everyone I told reacted with the same two questions. First: "How are you feeling?" And second: "Wait...don't you <i>drink</i> for a living?<p>For my first few years working for Serious Eats, I kinda did. I wrote about wine and beer and edited everything drinkable: posts about …

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

Does the National Park Service have a youth problem?

Watch CNN's "Morgan Spurlock Inside Man" Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT<p><b>(CNN) —</b> In 2014, America's national parks attracted a record-setting 292.8 million visits, but the typical visitor to the country's biggest parks is edging closer to retirement age.<p>As Morgan Spurlock points out in the latest …

National Parks

A Best New Chef's Insanely Fun Restaurant in Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico, chef Jose Enrique makes pineapple mojitos and garlicky pork shoulder to fuel San Juan’s nightlife.<p><i>In Puerto Rico, chef Jose Enrique</i> …

Amalfi Coast

<b>Site</b>: Costiera Amalfitana (Amafi Coast)<p><b>Location</b>: Italy<p><b>Year Designated</b>: 1997<p><b>Category</b>: Cultural<p><b>Criteria</b>: (ii)(iv)(v)<p><b>Reason</b>: This quintessentially Mediterranean landscape blends centuries of artistic and architectural accomplishments with one of nature’s perfect panoramas.<p>* * *<p>Italy's Amalfi Coast …

Italy

Free Things to Do in Florence

The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence boasts a wealth of museum masterpieces, most famously Michelangelo’s "David" and Botticelli’s "The Birth of Venus," but there’s plenty of culture to experience that doesn’t involve pricey admission or epic waits.<p>The birthplace of the Italian …

Italy