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C he cos’è un classico nell’Italia che non legge? Somiglia molto al maglioncino infeltrito e ceruleo del “Diavolo veste Prada”: oramai reso …

I was a stressed-out workaholic. Then I realized that one fear was at the root of my problems

When I was 34, I decided to start seeing a life coach. I had a good career in finance, but I knew I wanted to make a change—and I thought it would help to sort through professional options with a neutral third party.<p>Years later, my coach and I laugh about our first encounter. The first thing I said …

Stanford University

12 Tiny-Ass Apartment Design Ideas to Steal

Just when I think I’ve seen the tiniest studio apartments in Paris making efficient use of every last inch of space, some interior design blog or …

Lamzac®: de enige echte lucht zitzak voor al je avonturen | Fatboy data-react-helmet

Lamzac® the original is een lucht ligzak die gemakkelijk te vullen is en zo de perfecte lounge ervaring biedt. Ontdek deze comfortabele zitzak met …

Famous Shoes and Who Wore Them (Infographic)

Gender Inequality in Contemporary Dance

Photo: The Women Choreographers, San Francisco, David DeSilva<p>Gender inequality has long affected artists and the cultural sector, but at a first glance this may not seem so apparent. More women than men study fine art. There are large numbers of female actors, dancers, musicians, arts managers, …

Spectrum Apartments / Kavellaris Urban Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Spectrum Apartments is situated on a site with three frontages. It was critical that the architecture …

5 Tiny Houses We Loved This Week: From the Rotating to the Charity Project

Neat!<p><i>Another week, another fresh crop of</i> <i>tiny house news</i><i>. Here, we catch you up on the standout projects you should know.</i><p>359 is a new tiny house from Portland-based firm PATH Architecture It measures 144 square feet and features an airy, lofted interior.<p><b>Why we love it:</b> The whole thing can easily be …

Tiny House Movement

How Blogging can Help You Find Your True Purpose in Life

Turning to blogging can actually benefit your life in many unique ways, and it's really worth giving a shot.

Piero della Francesca. Parla Antonio Paolucci

Se ne è parlato già molto, della grande mostra <i>Piero della Francesca. Indagine su un mito</i>, in corso ai Musei di San Domenico di Forlì: noi stesso lo …

The Heartbreaking Story Behind Iconic Children's Book 'Love You Forever'

Before it was a nursery staple, it was a way for Robert Munsch to grieve.<p>When “Love You Forever” was published in 1986, parents across the country sang its sweet refrain to their children at bedtime. It sold millions of copies in its first few years. By 2001 it was listed as No. 4 on Publishers …

The books community that my site joined was driven by enthusiasm not clicks, goodwill and not money – and that culture has gone<p>I miss the internet. I know that, technically, the internet still exists. It’s the Facebook-, Twitter-filtered series of algorithms designed to put cat videos, think …

Books

King Of The Forest: Sven Cycles Classic CX

On the head tube of each frame by Dorset’s Sven Cycles is the symbol of an elk. While Darron Coppin, founder of Sven Cycles, has his workshop in Weymouth, he was born in Sweden, where the <i>Älg</i> is the national animal.<p>Darron’s scope of work is wide, and rich: ranging from traditional three-speed …

A 2-Year-Old Article About an 87-Year-Old Book, With New Relevance for the Here and Now

A reader email arrived overnight, about a book I’d last read or thought about when I was in college many decades ago. The email said:<p>I am guessing that you might be aware of a book by Jose Ortega written in Spain in the 1930s and has never been out of print.There he describes a movement that …

Books

The 3 Most Crucial Time Saving Strategies (by the way, they're easy!)

There is just never enough time in the day to do it all, is there?<p>That’s one of the biggest issues people face when trying to be productive and …

Sophie Hunger bei den Leverkusener Jazztagen 2015

The Narcissistic Injury of Middle Age

As we pass our prime, it is with a growing awareness that younger people coming after us haven’t yet reached their peak. Those who can’t bear the shift to a supporting role may become increasingly narcissistic in the unhealthy sense of the word.<p>“I feel invisible.”<p>I often hear variations on that …

The 3 Big Trends Shaping Online Commerce

Being the technology at the heart of more than 200,000 small to medium sized ecommerce and retail businesses means that Shopify has a unique view into changes in both how consumers are looking to buy, and how the ecommerce and retail industries are shifting to deal with new opportunities created by …

The era when gay spies were feared

<b>MI5 has been named the UK's most gay-friendly employer - but it isn't long since same-sex relationships were considered a threat to national security. How did attitudes change?</b><p>In 1963 the Sunday Mirror offered its assistance to the Security Service.<p>"How to spot a possible homo," ran a headline in …

Postscript: C. D. Wright, 1949-2016

I first saw C. D. Wright when I was a seventeen-year-old high-school senior enrolled in a pre-college writing program at Brown University. It took about five minutes of her reading in her distinctly Arkansan accent from her most recent book—I believe it was “Tremble”—before I realized I was in the …

8 Powerful Questions we should Ask Ourselves Immediately.

<i>“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You</i> …

The Fairy Tales That Predate Christianity

Using techniques from evolutionary biology, scientists have traced folk stories back to the Bronze Age.<p>Stories evolve. As they are told and retold to new audiences, they accumulate changes in plot, characters, and settings. They behave a lot like living organisms, which build up mutations in the …

Anthropology

Conversational Narcissism: How to Avoid It | The Art of Manliness

Last month I met up with an old friend I hadn’t seen in forever to have lunch. Having both read and written about how to be an effective and …

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have also <i>not</i> given a fuck about many people and many things. And those fucks I …

Jennifer Aniston

Why Are So Many Zappos Employees Leaving?

Last year, the company’s turnover rate was 30 percent.<p>The online shoe retailer Zappos has always stood out for its unconventional human-resources philosophy. For nearly a decade the company has been making something it calls “The Offer” to new hires—an opportunity to take a $2,000 stipend instead …

The Workplace

El Chapo Speaks

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 to be changed, locations not named, and an understanding was brokered with the subject that this piece would be</i> …

23 Things To Do To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016

Have a very happy new year — literally.

Here's What You Should Do Instead Of Making New Year's Resolutions

It's called a "rememberlutions" jar and it'll make you feel good all year.<p>You can review and remember when the ball drops at the end of 2015!

Female Characters Don't Have to Be Likable

Several novels this year starred female protagonists as flawed and interesting as literature’s most memorable male characters.<p>Shortly after Jill Alexander Essbaum’s novel <i>Hausfrau</i> was published in the spring, the <i>New York Times</i> book critic Janet Maslin dismissed the novel on the basis of the main …

Books

26 Very Important Nonfiction Books You Should Be Reading

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