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Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling…

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life<p>In Japan, millions of people have <i>ikigai</i> …

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Physics

Cat has delightfully surprised reaction to meeting owner 1/4 mile away from home

There's nothing like bumping into a friend in an unexpected place.<p>On Wednesday, a man from Brighton, UK was out driving when he spotted his cat Louis …

Pets

This Kurt Vonnegut Quote Completely Changed The Way I Approach The Idea Of "Happiness"

You can't touch it, but you can certainly feel it. You can't buy it, but you can create it. You can't see it, but you can easily perceive it. I'm …

What a dying old woman taught me about love

I was a newly trained hospice volunteer, and E. was to be my first patient. I had to work up the nerve to cross the threshold.<p>After gently clearing my throat and shuffling my feet in an attempt to wake her, I bent low to look at her face. Suddenly, her eyes opened wide.<p>She was as startled as me and …

This Flaky Bread Is the Best Recipe I've Ever Found in a Random Google Search

By Elaheh Nozari<p>It's buttery, flaky, and tastes like my childhood.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the flaky bread recipe that e-commerce editor Elaheh Nozari just couldn't live without.</i><p>My love for flaky bread …

DIY: A Stylish, Modern Wooden Pegboard

After admiring Julie’s wooden pegboard from Germany (as seen in <i>Remodelista: The Organized Home</i>), I hinted to my husband, Chad, that it would make a …

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

Floral Embroidered Felt Pins

You'll be surprised at how quickly a few simple stitches — back stitch, French knot, split stitch, and straight stitch — can create a beautiful, wearable garden.

The Man Who Knew Too Little

GLOUSTER, Ohio — At first, the experiment didn’t have a name.<p>Right after the election, Erik Hagerman decided he’d take a break from reading about the hoopla of politics.<p>Donald Trump’s victory shook him. Badly. And so Mr. Hagerman developed his own eccentric experiment, one that was part silent …

San Francisco

Bachelor's compact 355 sq. ft. apartment gets a modern makeover

Living small can be beautiful in its simplicity, and one doesn't have to build from scratch in order to do so. Aiming to update an older …

This Harry's Shaving Commercial Features Zero Abs

A refreshing take on the genre.<p>Selling men razors and shaving accessories often relies on the fact that it's a rite of passage for men and a symbol of masculinity. That usually means beautiful women, severe cheekbones, and model-grade abdominal muscles. Harry's newly released "A Man Like You" ad …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

3 Guilt And Shame Messages Of Childhood Emotional Neglect And How To Defeat Them

<b>Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN): Happens when your parents fail to respond enough to your emotions as they raise you.</b><p>Adults who were emotionally …

Depression stems from this, not the brain

Ever come across people who seem to have everything going well for them yet depression finds a way to be a hindrance in their life? And, you may have …

Depression

A Turmeric Importer’s Trick For Feel-Really-Good Coffee

When Sana Javeri Kadri moved to California to attend college, she began to crave the frothy coffee poured from tumblers at the <i>udipis</i> (dosa shops) that speckle Mumbai, the city where she grew up. In its stead, she whisked together her own take—an antidote to sleepiness and homesickness. Her riff is …

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

Virtuoso With Yarn: Brooklyn Man Breaks Stereotypes Knitting On The Subway

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –</b> A Brooklyn man is turning heads on the subway – all because of a needle and thread.<p>Every day, he is helping to break the …

I Tried That Chocolate Chunk Cookie That’s All Over Your IG Feed

We may be only a few weeks into the year, but if I were the betting sort, I’d wager that we’ve already laid eyes on <i>the</i> cookie of 2018, the sweet treat recipe that has been, and will continue to be, all over Instagram, on blogs, and in various food and lifestyle publications. The cookie I speak of …

How to invest: An essential guide

Shares 131<p>When I told readers that January would be “back to basics” month at Get Rich Slowly, the number-one request I received was to write about …

Investing

The Only Thing You Need to Do to Overcome Fear, According to Neuroscience

How can you overcome fear? Learn how your brain works and it becomes super simple.<p>Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>Truth?<p>I have never met anyone who doesn't face fear.<p>Every …

I Just Had The Most Surreal -- And Profound -- Flight Attendant Experience In My Life

One of my closest friends is fighting a particularly mean and supposedly merciless kind of cancer, and I have begun to make the trek from my home in Brooklyn to her home just outside Boston as often as I can.<p>Thanks to $96 roundtrip flights from JetBlue, I’m able to travel there without having to …

Boston

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American …

Depression

Walk yourself fit: how striding out could transform your body

You walk every day without giving it a thought, but what if you could unlock a better, fitter, stronger you?<p>• Plus scroll down for step-by-step instructions<p>“Some people walk like this.” Joanna Hall, sports scientist, one-time TV fitness guru and now walking expert springs off to demonstrate a walk. …

Sports Science

16 Profound Murakami Quotes To Calm Your Soul Answer Your Heart’s Most Pressing Questions

<b>You can't not love the writing of Haruki Murakami!</b><p>From challenging the way one looks at the world, to opening one's heart to love, Murakami's words …

A Surprisingly Simple Layer Cake, Frosted With Magic (Basically)

If you like the flavor of almond, this is your cake. If you like pastry cream and custard-y sweets (think vanilla bean-flecked creme brûlée), this is your cake. If you like astoundingly delicious desserts that happen to be light and delicate and easy to eat three slices of, then this is definitely …

Recipe: Salted Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

“I just really don’t like chocolate chip cookies.” NYC-based cookbook author and recipe developer Alison Roman is about to launch into a passionate — and controversial — tirade against America’s favorite cookie: “Look, they’re just too much: too big or too puffy or too sweet or too chewy or flaccid …

These 5 Brain Hacks Will Help You Become More Grateful

Developing a gratitude mindset requires more than attitude. Here are 5 ways to make it a reflex.<p>As I wrote my book, "Top of Mind," I spent time studying how brains learn new habits. Specifically, I wanted to explore the science behind training your brain to practice new habits naturally and …

27 LGBT Movies That Actually Have Happy Endings

There's a happy ending at the bottom of the rainbow.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>