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304: Habits: Why We Do What We Do

365: Why We Love to Hate Consultants

371: Lead Authentically, Without Oversharing

381: Reduce Stress with Mindfulness


385: Nomadic Leaders Need Roots

Freeman Dyson and Paul Davies — Einstein's God (Feb 25, 2010)

Albert Einstein

Eboo Patel — Religious Passion, Pluralism, and the Young (Aug 16, 2007)


Elie Wiesel — The Tragedy of the Believer (July 13, 2006)

Elie Wiesel

Major John Morris — The Soul of War (May 24, 2007)


Steven Waldman — The Future of Moral Values (Jan 20, 2005)


'The Body Book' Author Cameron Diaz's Tips on Living Healthy Life

Cameron Diaz

Phyllis Tickle + Lynn Clark — A Return To Mystery: Religion, Fantasy + Entertainment (Feb 3, 2005)


Political "opportunists" thrive in "weak" states: Uganda president


Jelle de Boer and Ursula Goodenough — The Morality of Nature


Planter Wall Tiles by Maruja Fuentes

Presented at Milan Furniture Fair 2009, Green Pockets is an innovative idea designed by Maruja Fuentes a designer from Puerto Rico. Green pockets are …

Talented Artist Recreates van Gogh Paintings with Spices and Food Coloring

Cincinnati-based photographer, Kelly McCollam recreates classic paintings, particularly Vincent van Gogh’s, using salts, spices and food coloring.<p>You …

Spice It Up! The Stories and the Places Behind the Spices

<i>Mulled wine, also known as glögg, glühwein or vin chaud. Wikimedia Commons.</i><p>This holiday season, while you're sipping mulled wine and nibbling gingerbread, impress your company with some spicy knowledge. I'm talking about <b>spices</b>, those dried, powdery substances (roots, bark and seeds) that were once …


A World Map of Flavors – 36 Regions, 36 Herb and Spice Combinations

Inspired by The 4-Hour Chef, the friendly folks over at the startup Maptia (launching soon) have created this fun typographic map of flavors from …

Photos of San Francisco’s SoMa District During the Urban Renewal of the 1970s and 1980s

In her photo series “South of Market,” photographer Janet Delaney documented San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood between 1978 and …

San Francisco

The Delicious World of Japanese Doritos

This weekend I was shopping for snacks. I picked up a bag of corn soup-flavored "Gourmet" Doritos. But that's only the tip of the iceberg.<p>Most …


You Don't Want To Live Next to China's "Bacon Apartment"

Some people hang clothes on their balcony. This resident, it seems, hangs meat. Lots of it.<p>Online in China, photos of what looks to be a butcher …


WaterWheel Water Carrier for Urban India

In India, collecting and carrying water is women’s responsibility. In rural areas, they have to carry water from distant sources and most often than …


U2 "Ordinary Love" Music Video - Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

This Map Shows The Global Divide On Homosexuality

With the impending Sochi Olympics in Russia taking place in a tense atmosphere following anti-gay measures passed by Moscow in 2013, India's re-criminalization of homosexuality, and the surprise announcement of a ban on gay marriage in Nigeria, the global role of LGBT rights looks set to be a big …


2013 Was Earth’s Fourth-Warmest Year on Record, Federal Agency Reports

Global surface temperatures last year were tied with 2003 as the fourth-warmest on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration …


(Compulsory Musical AccompanimentTo This Post)<p><i>So tear up your mourning and hang up your brightest colours in his honour; and let us all praise God that he did not die in a snuffy bed of a trumpery cough, weakened by age, and saddened by the disappointments that would have attended his work had he</i> …

South Africa

The Wanderings of Dennis Rodman

<b>I first met Dennis Rodman</b> when he was a shy -- oh, yes, incredibly so -- rookie with what was becoming a very good Detroit Pistons team in the mid-1980s. His fellow rookie, John Salley, did most of the talking for both of them, which is not surprising, since Salley with a head cold can out-talk the …

Dennis Rodman

A Guide To British Pub Life

<b>When I was a commander</b>, the term of art amongst my Scouts was "Thug Life." Not my thing. "Pub Life," however, resonates.<p>Living in England is interesting. They are so much like us, but then every now and again they throw me a curveball and I am at a complete loss as to how to understand them. …

Winston Churchill

MLK, Victim Of The Surveillance State

<b>The most queasy-inducing part</b> of the president's big NSA speech last week was this passage:<p><i>In fact, during the course of our review, I've often reminded myself I would not be where I am today were it not for the courage of dissidents like Dr. King who were spied upon by their own government. And as</i> …


Men, Booze, and Tarot Cards: An Excerpt of Drinking With Men

<b>Rosie Schaap believes</b> "every drink has a story to tell," she says. And it's this fundamental belief in the joint power of alcohol and storytelling that propels her debut memoir, <i>Drinking with Men</i>, published last week. Schaap is the voice behind the <i>New York Times Magazine</i>'s "Drink" column, said her …