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A Visual Tour of Iran's Tilework

As the country opens up, it's time to discover its extraordinary decorative tile mosaics, some of the most beautiful in the Muslim world, which seem …

Should Parents of Children With Severe Disabilities Be Allowed to Stop Their Growth?

Ricky gazed up toward the pine trees as his mother, Cindy Preslar, pushed him along the village road in an orange jogging stroller. She was marking the route for the Summer 2014 Run Through the Clouds 10K, a fund-raiser for the public schools in Cloudcroft, N.M. “You’ll run with Dad and Max …

Empathy

17 Mouthwatering Foods You Need To Eat For Lunar New Year

The best excuse to wear red in February.

Cheesecake

One thing that surprises people is how much French people, even with a tempting barrage of éclairs, macarons, and pain au chocolat on every street, …

Dessert

What Do You Eat in Antarctica?

<i>Each Friday,</i> <b>Roads & Kingdoms</b> <i>and Slate publish a new dispatch from around the globe. For more foreign correspondence mixed with food, war, travel, and</i> …

9 Incredible Ways To Get A Cardio Workout That Aren't All Running

The cure for the common cardio.

A New Theory of Distraction

“At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction,” the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote, in 1839. Those were the days. Browning is still right, of course: ask any reader of Wikipedia or Urban Dictionary. She …

Nine Podcasts for a Fuller Life

A short playlist of intellectual, creative, and spiritual invigoration.<p>We are storytelling animals and the actual telling of stories — that ancient aural mesmerism of the human voice — continues to bewitch us somehow more thoroughly than any other medium of tale-transmission. This, perhaps, is why …

Creativity

Japchae, South Korean noodles recipe

Holiday feasts and social outings in South Korea simply aren’t complete without japchae, a delicious tangle of veggies and noodles<p>Japchae is a side dish of noodles made from sweet potato starch, beef, shiitake mushrooms, carrots, spinach and bell pepper. It’s served at room temperature and usually …

South Korea

In the Name of Love

“Do what you love. Love what you do.”The commands are framed and perched in a living room that can only be described as “well-curated.” A picture of …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Breakfast

4 Salads That Will Make You Crave Kale

Be prepared to fall in love with these salads, even if you're not a kale person.<p><b>1. Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad with Walnuts, Parmesan & Lemon-Mustard Dressing</b><p>Made with crisp power greens, toasted walnuts, chunks of Parmesan and a lemony Dijon dressing -- this salad tastes like a healthful, crunchy …

Cuba: Ricky Ricardo Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Vacation-style tourism is not yet an option for American visitors to Cuba. So, last month, when I escorted 15 of my fellow mediators to Cuba, the focus of our trip was on researching the conflicts that drive a mediator's work as well as the Cuban existence. Since our return, everyone wants to know …

29 Ways To Eat Vegetables That Are Actually Delicious

Eat yer veggies, no salads necessary.

22 Books Women Think Men Should Read

This is the era of the book round-up. 30 books everyone should read before they're 30; 20 books they should read in their 20s; 50 books all women should read; 12 books introverts will love. Fortunately, despite their reputation for reading fewer books, especially fiction, than women, men have their …

Books

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

26 Healthy and Portable Mason Jar Meals

Only a few years ago, mason jars were pretty much strictly for canning. Now, most likely thanks to social media, they’re as trendy as green juice and …

10 Conversations Every Couple Should Have in the New Year

There are many articles that enumerate the types of conversations every couple needs to have prior to getting married, such as discussing their plans for how to parent, and their perspectives on money and religion. But I believe that there are 10 conversations that every couple needs to have on a …

cauliflower with brown butter crumbs

This site is 7 years, 4 months and 5 days old, which is exactly how long I’ve been meaning to tell you about one of my favorite ways to make …

Recipes

Why The Wire Is the Best Show Ever Broadcast on American Television

<i>The Wire</i>, which has just begun its fourth season on HBO, is surely the best TV show ever broadcast in America. This claim isn't based on my having …

The Wire Behind the Scenes: How Bunk, Kima, and McNulty Blew Off Steam in Baltimore

<b>This article is adapted from Brett Martin’s Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos to Mad Men to Breaking …

The 10 best movies of 2014

Any list of the year's "best" – be they films, books, songs or restaurant dishes – is by definition subjective. And that's half the fun.<p>But this year …

Mathematics

Meet the Amateur Street Photographer Taking China by Storm

Street View<br>Tao Liu<p>1 of 15<p>Early in October, in the third-tier Chinese city of Hefei in the province of Anhui, the young street photographer Tao Liu …

41 Recipes for Your Hanukkah Feast

Gallery41 Recipes for Your Hanukkah Feast<p>Hanukkah is hands-down the best holiday ever. Think about it. It combines the best elements of the other greatest holidays—family and overeating—but without the downsides of, say, a panic-inducing turkey that cooks, like <i>forever</i> (looking at you, …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

John Wick

Crispy Green Bean Fries

It's 3 p.m. You're well aware that you should be reaching for something virtuous to snack on.<p>Luckily, we've figured out how to make vegetables more alluring when hunger strikes.<p>These oven-baked green beans are the answer.<p>They're easy, satisfying and not at all bad for you.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound fresh …

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

Secrets of My Travel Drawer: Avid Travelers Recommend 20 Must-pack Items Vetted By Countless Miles, Mishaps, And Serendipity

<i>I was speaking to some friends recently who were going away on holiday, and they asked me for my recommendations on must-pack items for their trip. I</i> …

Measure Backward, Not Forward

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>We often measure our progress by looking forward. We set goals. We plan …