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Why even an old ruin can be so elevating for the human spirit

Lovely old buildings such as Lowther Castle gladden the heart – and provide a perspective our politicians would do well to remember<p>One morning earlier this month, I pulled on my boots and walked from the village of Askham near Penrith in Cumbria to Lowther Castle, formerly the seat of the earls of …

Better All the Time

How the “performance revolution” came to athletics—and beyond.<p>In the summer of 1976, Kermit Washington was in trouble. He was a power forward in the N.B.A., and had just finished his third season with the L.A. Lakers. He had been a highly touted player coming out of American University, where he …

Molly Crabapple's 15 rules for creative success in the Internet age

1. The number one thing that would let more independent artists exists in America is a universal basic income. The number one thing that has a …

Time Assets vs. Time Debts: A New Productivity Strategy Inspired by Steve Jobs

Late in his career, Steve Jobs famously drove his car without a license plate.<p>There were all sorts of theories about why Jobs decided to drive …

How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker

U want 2B a better writer?<p>Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even …

10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

How to find your passion

Too many of us believe in a magical being called ‘passion’. “If only I could find my passion”, we cry. “Finding my passion would make me happy”.Well, …

How to Be Efficient: Dan Ariely’s 6 New Secrets to Managing Your Time

It’s hard to be efficient.<p>Sometimes it feels like the world doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes youdon’t make any sense. And sometimes it feels like …

I'm Will Young, Director of Zappos Labs, and This Is How I Work

Zappos, of course, may be your online destination to peruse a plethora of shoes, among other things, but there's a bit more to it than that. At …

Has Travel Become Another Exercise in Narcissism?

I’m sorry Expedia, but it sure as hell doesn’t make you more interesting<p>“Travel yourself interesting…”<p>The concept invaded my consciousness as only an …

Melbourne

Stylish, arty Melbourne is both dynamic and cosmopolitan, and it's proud of its place as Australia’s sporting and cultural capital.

Angela’s Assets

She may be the world’s most powerful woman, but German chancellor Angela Merkel has governed with the utmost caution—one of several contradictions that make her an enigma at home and abroad. After a year that forced Merkel into confrontations with Putin and Obama, Maureen Orth explores how a once …

Europe

The complete guide to Instagramming your Thanksgiving dinner

The fourth Thursday of November, when the US celebrates Thanksgiving, is Instagram’s busiest day of the year. More than 10 million photos mentioning Thanksgiving were uploaded to the social network that day in 2012, and Thanksgiving 2013 was the most active day on Instagram to date.<p>This year, …

Mobile Photography

Unexpected Gift Ideas on Etsy

There are certain holiday gifts whose reputations precede them. Sweaters knitted (albeit lovingly) with images of candy canes and reindeer have inspired an entire sub-genre of Christmas party. Children are taught from babyhood to fear the dreaded lump of coal. Fruitcakes are the butt of many a …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

The Wal-Mart Protester and the Ghost of Tom Joad

When I was a dumb high school kid, I read <i>The Grapes of Wrath</i>, and remember being struck by the countless indignities systematically inflicted upon …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

emojis just got x-rated

here’s how to up your sexting game.<p>Much like eyebrow game, keeping your sexting game strong requires dedication, refined taste, and constant self-evaluation. You must ask yourself questions like:<p><i>Exactly how descriptive can I get before turning this into an anatomy lesson?Does the “take your socks</i> …

Lavish Perks Spawn New Job Category

At Tech Companies, Aim-to-Please Specialists Provide Yoga Classes, Jell-O Shots; ‘We’re Like Little Elves’<p>SAN FRANCISCO—The nine employees at Pinterest Inc. who report to Jen Nguyen had a busy week in August.<p>One taught a company-only class in muay thai, a martial-arts style with kicks and punches. …

Employment

10 Recent Music Releases To Listen To That Aren't Taylor Swift

It's getting hard to escape Taylor Swift since the release of <i>1989</i> -- in addition to conquering radio, she's also taken over the entirety of New York City. But even though it seems like whole world is swept up in Swift-mania, the music world has been quietly pumping out some amazing, non-Taylor …

Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview

The horror master looks back on his four-decade career<p>Stephen King's office building sits on a particularly dreary dead-end road on the outskirts of …

Stephen King

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

Cooking

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

Fortune.com

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Print Media

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

Food

The 19 best drone photos of 2014

The sky is the limit when it comes to creative uses of drones for photography — see for example Dronestagram or the <i>National Geographic</i> magazine …