Esther Shin

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53 Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Everything

1. “Everything you can imagine is real.” ― <b>Pablo Picasso</b><p>2. “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

European Travel

11 Debut Novels We Love (pg. 1)

Spider-Man lore is one layer of this superbly suspenseful first novel about two loners, improbable lawbreakers, on a mission to Chicago. Read full …

Anton Chekhov on the 8 Qualities of Cultured People

What does it mean to be “cultured”? Is it about being a good reader, or knowing how to talk about books you haven’t read, or having a general disposition of intellectual elegance? That’s precisely the question beloved Russian author <b>Anton Chekhov</b> (January 29, 1860–July 15, 1904) considers in a …

The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain–And Why You Should Have One Today

Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking, and memory performance. Ready, set . . . snooze.<p>I’m a big fan of afternoon naps.<p>In fact, I was super excited when I joined Buffer to hear that the team is pro-napping. It’s not every day you come across a company …

Sleep

10 Simple, Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier Today

Did you know that the perfect temperature for happiness is 13.9°C? Adjust your thermostat, then check out these quick tips for maximizing mirth.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Happiness is so interesting, because we all have …

Happiness

10 Unique Train Trips

Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit of Bald Knob, which has …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

10 Last-Minute Details Brides Tend To Forget

<i>Editor's note: Contributor Janice Yu turned in this story to us while on her Italian honeymoon because she wanted the advice to be "fresh." We</i> …

Where to Whale Watch in Hawaii

Humpback whales are Hawaii’s <i>other</i> visitors every year. They are easy and fun to spot, if you plan to visit between December and May.<p>Some in Hawaii …

Three Reasons I Love Traveling Alone

For me, the most frustrating part about traveling alone used to come at the end of the day, when I’d call my beau at home. “How was Machu Picchu? I saw your tweet and it looked incredible,” he’d say, eager for a full rundown. I would have absolutely loved it if he could have been there with me in …

Christiane Amanpour Grills Syria's UN Ambassador: 'How Do You Sleep at Night?'

Getty<p>Christiane Amanpour had one burning question for Bashar Ja-afari, Syria's UN Ambassador: "How do you sleep at night?" The CNN correspondent interviewed Ja-afari on Tuesday as members of Congress debated the U.S. response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. During the interview, which grew …

The 8 Skincare Secrets You Need To Know Now, According To Dr. Perricone

We all want beautiful skin, but we may not know how to achieve it. Should we be slathering on more creams? Exfoliating every day? What about all of those oils being thrown at us?<p>Luckily, we got the expert opinion of Dr. Perricone himself on the confusing world that is skin maintenance. The health …

10 Retinol-Free Anti-Aging Products

Give on of these retinol alternatives a try.<p>Retinol boasts perhaps the most powerful anti-aging effects that any ingredient can offer. But it's no secret that it can also cause irritation and dryness to even the most tenacious of skins. Here, we've assembled a platoon of anti-agers with alternative …

4 Hot New Restaurants And The Looks To Match

The sun's out, the season of love is officially here, and yet, we're having a hard time committing. With so many hot, new restaurants cropping up all …

How To Keep Those Stubborn Lashes Curled — For Good

I’m a simple mascara-and-go type of person, but for lashes to stand on their own, the key is to curl them up and out of your eyes to really open up …

Prep School: The Raddest New Foundation Primers

Wouldn't it be awesome if there were <b>a magic potion that you could put on under your foundation</b> to make it apply perfectly, conceal flaws better, and …

Dear Men, Please Grow a Set

"Say what you wanna say.And let the words fall out.Honestly, I wanna see you be brave."~ Sara Bareilles<p>I met Mike -- a nice, smart, FDNY fireman -- at my local bar one Saturday night. I had stopped in for a beer and veggie burger at the bar, and to do some writing. I honestly had no desire to meet …

Relationships

How To Prevent And Get Rid Of Acne Scars For Good

Pimples are seriously the skin problem from hell. They hurt when they are forming, and they look and feel disgusting once they are there. But that's not it. After that pimple is gone, it leaves you with a little parting gift: an acne scar. The discolored mark is blatant proof that you had a pimple, …

5 Things To Do With Avocados Besides Make Guacamole

Whenever we find avocados rolling around in our refrigerator bins, we can't help but do a little dance. (Guacamole, anyone?) The green fruit is rich in vitamins, protein, copper, fiber and monounsaturated fats that does the body good. From lowering cholesterol to strengthening eye health to …

The Perfect Poach

Makes 2 Servings<p>We consulted the perfectionists at Thomas Keller's Per Se in New York, where chef de cuisine Eli Kaimeh gave us his number-one piece of advice (and recipe) for the perfect poached egg: Start with a fresh egg. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April …

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …

Cheese

The Waterproof Mascara Test

There comes a moment in every girl’s life (or, rather, every mascara-wearing person’s life) where she finds herself sporting some eyelash-coating goo …