Daniel Gongora

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Why We’re Fated to Be Lonely (But That’s OK)

Why We’re Fated to Be Lonely (But That’s OK)<p>There are few more shameful confessions to make than that we are lonely. The basic assumption is that no …

How to Vacation Like a Poet: A Postcard from Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott

Hand-drawn cartography of the land of rum-this and rum-that.<p>Something strange happens when we depart for vacation. We are plunged into a parallel universe, which we inhabit much like we do dreams — as not-quite-ourselves, as a particular version of ourselves unburdened from our everyday selves. If …

The Sound of Silence: An Illustrated Serenade to the Art of Listening to One’s Inner Voice Amid the Noise of Modern Life

A tender reminder that silence is not the absence of sound but the presence of an inward-listening awareness.<p><i>“There are many fine things which we cannot say if we have to shout,”</i> Henry David Thoreau observed in contemplating how silence ennobles speech. A year earlier, he had written in his …

Leo Tolstoy on Love and Its Paradoxical Demands

“Future love does not exist. Love is a present activity only. The man who does not manifest love in the present has not love.”<p><b>Leo Tolstoy</b> (September 9, 1828–November 10, 1910) began tussling with the grandest questions of existence from an early age. As a young man, he struggled through his search …

Idealism

10 Irresistible Habits of the Most Likable People

Try out some of these to make your first impression a great one.<p><i>What are the secrets of being likable? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Andrew Lynch, Publishing Manager at Book In A Box, on</b> …

How Most People Waste Their Time Off (and What You Should Do Instead)

The psychology of making your next three-day weekend actually feel refreshing.<p>So how was your Labor Day break? Did the time off refresh you? Did you use your long weekend to the fullest? Are you fired up and ready to come back to work?<p>Too often when we return from vacation, our answers to these …

Happiness

One shower could flush 100,000 microbeads into the ocean

LONDON — British MPs have issued a report detailing the damage to the environment wreaked by microbeads used in cosmetic products.<p>The report from the …

Pollution

Baby kangaroos scratching each other will make you both happy and itchy

Knitting and stamp collecting are boring. Instead, these baby kangaroos pursue the best hobby of all — scratching.<p>Madeleine and Sebastian, who live …

The stylish rise of leg tattoos

The stylish rise of leg tattoos<p>Prabhat Shetty<p>It’s that weird time of year when the weather swings wildly between the seasons and you see as many …

These beautiful tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build — take a look inside

After more than a decade of designing, editing, and reworking, the students at Rural Studio, Auburn University 's architectural-design program, built two cottages with raw materials that cost just $14,000 each. (The team calls them the "20K Homes.")<p>The goal was to create a model for building homes …

Housing

Photo Contest

Weddings

The best of Switzerland's city sights: readers’ tips

With Alpine backdrops, sparkling lakes and medieval hearts, these Swiss cities rank among some of the most picturesque destinations in Europe<p>Dramatically positioned on a glittering blue lake with mountains towering around, Lugano is a stunner. If arriving by train, take the little funicular down …