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T. S. Eliot’s Iconic Vintage Verses About Cats, Illustrated and Signed by Edward Gorey

Until the wonderful <i>Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology</i> came out, the great Edward Gorey had the corner on feline art with his timeless illustrations for the 1982 edition of <b>Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats</b> (<i>public library</i>) by T. S. Eliot, a documented cat-lover, who …

Why you should take advantage of the psychological practice Apple, Yahoo, Starbucks, and Google are teaching their employees

Mindfulness is an increasingly popular notion in the workplace, with companies such as Apple, Yahoo, Starbucks, and Google using it to their benefit. Google, for example, offers employees a 19-hour course on the subject, which is so popular that thousands of Googlers take it each year.<p><b>So what</b> …

3 Simple Habits That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Remove the unnecessary. Automate decisions. Maintain good health.<p><i>What are the best productivity hacks of startup CEOs? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mikael Cho, founder of Crew | Unsplash,</b> …

Productivity

The man who changed the way we live

Controversial yet visionary, gifted but divisive, Le Corbusier’s influence continues to be felt today, writes Jonathan Glancey.<p>Such is the quality of the architect Le Corbusier's work that this summer Unesco made the radical decision to list 17 of his buildings in seven countries as a collective …

The rise and fall of great world cities: 5,700 years of urbanisation – mapped

Recent research provides a better understanding of urban populations throughout history, digitising almost 6,000 years of data for the first time<p>Urbanisation is one of the defining processes of modern times, with more than half of the world’s population now living in cities, and new …

Urbanization

The Ancient Ghost City of Ani

Situated on the eastern border of Turkey, across the Akhurian River from Armenia, lies the empty, crumbling site of the once-great metropolis of Ani, known as “the city of a thousand and one churches.” Founded more than 1,600 years ago, Ani was situated on several trade routes, and grew to become a walled city of more than 100,000 residents by the 11th century. In the centuries that followed, Ani and the surrounding region were conquered hundreds of times – Byzantine emperors, Ottoman Turks, …

Dark Energy Illuminated By Largest Galactic Map Ten Years In The Making

In 1929, Edwin Hubble forever changed our understanding of the cosmos by showing that the Universe is in a state of expansion. By the 1990s, …

Dark Matter

6 Networking Tips for Introverts

I’ve always been a closeted introvert. I see networking events as the “necessary evil” part of the freelance lifestyle. Walking around and having …

Self-help

From Nothing To You In 12 Easy Steps

A 200 word journey from the Big Bang to modern humans.<p><i>“It surprises me how disinterested we are today about things like physics, space, the universe</i> …

Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren't Living in a Simulation

A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist.<p>Recently Elon Musk made internet headlines by claiming that the probability we live in "base reality" is one in billions. Instead, we are much more likely to be living in a historical ancestor …

You Heard Me: We Need MORE 'Liberal Scientists'

If you’re a responsible scientist, you shouldn’t adopt just one worldview. In this age of tolerance and diversity, that ought to be easy to see.<p>Of …

10 books that will change the way you think about the future

1/<p>"The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" by Elizabeth Kolbert<p>Amazon<p>Combining science and history, Kolbert highlights humans' impact on the …

Understanding And Overcoming Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, an estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders. Only about one-third of those suffering from an anxiety disorder receive treatment, even though the disorders are highly treatable.<p>Six years ago, I was diagnosed …

Depression

The Tipping Point Of China's Authoritarian Capitalism

On Tuesday I had the chance to interview a former head of state who is well-placed to understand China. I started the interview with an admittedly leading statement. “I’m worried that China could someday, say over the next 50 years, overtake the United States and snuff out democracy globally.” He …

Film Review: ‘The Lovers and the Despot’

<b>The secretly taped voice of Kim Jong-il sounds more good-humored than you’d expect, but it nonetheless sends a chill through “The Lovers and the</b> …

North Korea

Eight novels digital marketers will enjoy

A good yarn can inspire creative thinking. Here's a list of novels that digital marketers might enjoy.1. <i>The Circle</i> - Dave EggersEggers' novel is the …

Time Management: Tips To Better Manage Your Life

Drowning under a pile of emails? Late home from work again as you struggled to reach a deadline? You are not alone. It seems more and more people are trying, and often failing, to complete a seemingly endless list of tasks – and in the rush to do it all we can end up achieving less and feeling …

Time Management

32 New Books To Add To Your Shelf In 2016

New year, new TBR pile.<p>Whether you’ve promised yourself that 2016 will be the year you’ll read more books, the year you’ll read books more thoughtfully or the year you’ll read fewer curmudgeonly comments sections, we have a few new releases worth considering.<p>We’re looking forward to bold familial …

Thank God! The Pope Says Atheists Are No Longer Banned From Heaven

Rejoice, secularists! Not only do you get to continue your beliefs in a more separate church and state, but you can be a downright blasphemous atheist, and you’ll still be welcomed into the pearly gates of heaven.<p>While some atheists may cry foul at Pope Francis saying they’re not only welcome in a …

Eleven books to read in November

Charlotte Roche: ‘I don’t like taboos in sexuality’

Charlotte Roche’s books have delighted many but horrified others with their frank accounts of female sexuality. She talks to Hephzibah Anderson at the Frankfurt Book Fair.<p>The British-born, German-raised writer Charlotte Roche burst onto the literary scene with her novel Wetlands. The book was …

Books

After Kurosawa: Why the Japanese Independent Film Industry is Hopeful For the Future

READ MORE: Takashi Murakami on Bringing Art to Life in Directorial Debut ‘Jellyfish Eyes’<p>Ask most cinephiles to define Japanese film today, and …

Lynne Ramsay, James Gray and 24 More Iconic Directors Share Top 50 Film Lists

READ MORE: Christopher Nolan, Steven Spielberg and 14 More A-List Directors Share Filmmaking Stories with Sam Mendes<p>French streaming website La …

Zen no more: Japan shuns its Buddhist traditions as temples close

More than one in three temples are expected to close over the next 25 years as religion faces an ‘existential crisis’<p>Perched on a hilltop and surrounded by mountain forests ablaze in autumn reds and yellows, Kaigenji is a picture postcard image of old Japan. The stone steps leading to the entrance …

The theory of parallel universes is not just maths – it is science that can be tested

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical …

Fun Ceramics That I Make Together With My Husband

We’re Alicia and Jo of Beardbangs, a wife and husband team in Montreal, Canada that attempts to make the cutest housewares imaginable by transforming …

Ceramics

Baby Loves Literature So Much That He Cries Every Time A Book Ends

The way this adorable 10-month-old baby named Emmett reacts when his parents (Dan and Alicia Stevers) finish reading a book to him proves that the …

Cute

Millions Of Dots Form Intricate Pen Drawings To Raise Environmental Awareness

California artist Kyle Leonard, who draws stunningly detailed stippled art with millions of dots, is inspired by the natural world and politics, …

How to Write Brilliant Blog Posts: 5 Tips from Psychology

<i>This is a guest contribution from Ellen Jackson of Potential Psychology.</i><p>Are you ready to rock a brilliant blog post? Do you want to write faster, …

Productivity

That’s Too Much: The Problem with Prolific Writers

On Thursday, <i>The New York Times</i> published an op-ed defense of prolific writers by one of the modern era’s most prolific writers himself, <b>Stephen King</b>. …