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How To Live This Year As If It Were Your Last

In New York, two Zen monks are helping people live (and die) mindfully.<p><i>Sophia is a project to collect life lessons from fascinating people. Subscribe to get our updates directly via Facebook or email, or share your own wisdom.</i><p>On their first night in class, the students receive alarming news. They …

Meditation

George RR Martin: our long obsession with Mars

The author behind Game of Thrones spent his childhood reading stories about Mars and hoping to write one himself. As new discoveries on the red planet capture the world’s attention, he surveys a rich Martian literature<p>Once upon a time there was a planet called Mars, a world of red sands, canals and …

Literature

Please Stay This Weird, Stephen Colbert

Author: Angela Watercutter. Angela Watercutter Culture<p>Date of Publication: 09.09.15.<p>Time of Publication: 3:58 pm. 3:58 pm<p>When it was announced that …

15 new books you absolutely need to read in September

After three long months of maxi skirts, a lot of sweat, and cringe-worthy energy bills, it’s finally FINALLY September. It’s not exactly autumn yet, …

The most anticipated fall 2015 books that aren't already on all the most anticipated fall 2015 books roundups.

Labor day has come and gone: Now is the season of pumpkin spice everything and “fall books to look forward to” roundups, which have been compiled in …

7 Books That Every Middle-Aged Person Should Read This Fall

Shake the sand out of your summer books and get started on these now.<p>While we still have beach sand in the pages of our summer reading books, we wanted to get a jump on our fall must-read list. Here's what our Facebook followers suggested, including a few oldies-but-goodies we might have missed on …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Time Travel

The 30 best places to travel alone

In fact, there are many reasons to travel alone. Solo travel allows for more self-reflection, and chances are, you'll take in more of the culture.<p>We've put together a list of 30 places that are ideal for traveling alone, from an adventure in New Zealand to a relaxing getaway in Cinque Terre, …