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10 Podcasts That Can Change How You Think About Life

Challenging our assumptions is the beginning of growth.<p>When it comes to the day to day schedules of people in the world, there is so much to get done and, seemingly, so little time. Sometimes we take any chance we can to escape the overwhelming amount of daily tasks on our to-do lists. While …

This 2-Word Quote From Writer Kurt Vonnegut Will Change the Way You Work

You're always going to be in the process of becoming who you want to be, so you may as well learn to enjoy it.<p>When it comes to insights about work, there are tweaks and there are game changers. Which isn't to diminish tweaks. Sometimes, the perfect scheduling hack or productivity ritual can …

Kurt Vonnegut

Dining in Disguise: Genius Hide-Away Furniture Solutions

The longer you live in a small space, the sooner you come to realize that having a dedicated dining room or eat-in kitchen truly is a luxury. But …

I Meditated Every Day For A Month And Here's What Happened

Just a few minutes of the practice can have a big payoff.<p>I first tried meditation in my office about three years ago, when a group of colleagues met in a conference room for a quick guided session.<p>I remember that first simple meditation so well: After about 10 minutes of sitting with my eyes …

Wonder Woman Was Created by a Male Feminist Who Loved Bondage and Matriarchy

Although the beloved comic-book character was developed by a very eccentric man, she was also shaped by the suffragists, mistresses, and birth-control activists he surrounded himself with.<p>William Moulton Marston's life sounds, frankly, exhausting. A man who had eight nonfiction books, three …

Feminism

Refugees and the ‘Globalization of Indifference’

Pope Francis says people are becoming more apathetic to the suffering of others. Is he right?<p><i>Cain, where is your brother?</i><p>The answer, in the Bible, is that Cain had killed his brother Abel out in the field. God is asking because Abel’s spilled blood has “cried out” to him from the sullied ground. …

Pope Francis

Japanese Cheesecake 日式奶酪蛋糕

Japanese cotton cheesecake by Diana's desserts recipe is very popular in online community. Earlier i don't bother the look of this cheesecake, you …

Quick-mix chocolate cake

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 160°C. Brush a deep, square, 19cm (base measurement) cake pan (see tip below) with the melted butter to lightly grease. Line …

Dessert

Society's Dropouts: 31 Eye-Opening Photos Of 1970s Hippie Communes

1 of 31<p>Hippie communes became a prominent fixture in the American counterculture landscape in the second half of the twentieth century. Focused on …

Class stereotypes - chavs, bogans and other animals

By Nick Haslam<i>, University of Melbourne</i><p><b>The Conversation is running a series, Class in Australia, to identify, illuminate and debate its many</b> …

Finding Love Is an Inside Job

My husband and I are in our 25th year together. Soon after we met, when we were just becoming acquainted as friends, I felt nauseated one day. Ron's a doctor and he wanted to help, so he offered to gently stick his finger down my throat to make me throw up. "Wow," I thought. "This guy's one of a …

Relationships

The other side of 'I do': how the weight of wedded bliss forever changed me

Before I got married, no amount of counsel would have made me see how serious it is, but I now see everything with the eyes of forever, writes Elizabeth Wurtzel<p>I knew I would marry my husband the night I met him. Jim is genuine and kind. He is that rarest thing in New York City: a man who wants to …

What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?

<b>"Loneliness is dangerous. It's addicting. Once you see how peaceful it is, you don't wanna deal with people."</b><p>-- Unknown<p>This is a difficult one for most people to understand. For me, it's especially hard because I have a massive fear of abandonment, and feeling lonely brings out those fears in full …

Microadventures: Get Away & Have Fun Without Traveling Far

<b>“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” ~William Feather</b><p>I live for exploring the world, trying new things, and …

Inspiration

3 Steps to Making an Intimate Relationship Work

<b>“True closeness respects each other’s space.” ~Angelica Hopes</b><p>It was a Friday, the workweek had ended, and I was excited for my boyfriend to come …

Relationships

Your Complete Travel Guide to Vietnam

By College Tourist; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa<p><b>A Look into Each City, How to Eat, Where to Stay, and Transportation Options</b><p>After spending a few months backpacking in Southeast Asia, I've concluded that Vietnam was my favorite country in the region for several reasons. I fell in love …

10 facts about infidelity

Love isn’t so much an emotion, says biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, as it is a brain system, one of three that’s related to mating and …

Mushroom Tofu Noodle Bowls Recipe

There is a huge difference between a bowl full of noodles and a noodle bowl.<p>A bowl full of noodles could be a packet of Ramen or even spaghetti, but …

Recipes

Miso Udon Noodle Soup with Spicy Korean Chili Dressing

A quick glance at our <b>Pinterest source page</b>, and you will know we are in the midst of a cold October.<p>Soups, soups, and more soups. Everyone is in the …

If You’re Not Saying 'I Love You' After Six Months, Move On

• shares<p><i>Mark Radcliffe explains how “good enough” is the enemy of great love.</i><p>–<p>I have a simple theory about the world. The reason why more people aren’t …

25 Horror Short Films We Dare You To Watch Alone Tonight

Who isn't a sucker for goosebumps from a scary movie?<p>Watching something spooky at night is a big no-no for me, so a creepy little short film seems …

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

And now I give you: Peanut Butter Banana “Ice Cream.”<p>Yes, unbelievable trickery.<p>This ice cream is defined as ice cream by me even though it’s …

Breakfast

Rice Cooker Chicken Rice

Rice Cooker Chicken Rice Recipe<p>Use half the amount of water you normally need to cook rice, as the juices from the chicken will drip down to the rice …

Easy Chicken in a Rice Cooker

<i>This simple "one pot" dish is actually cooked entirely in a rice cooker (a slow cooker can also be used). The chicken is marinated in a simple but</i> …

6 Healthy Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Toxic

• shares<p><i>Mark Manson says that couples do occasionally need to be willing to hurt each others feelings.</i><p>—–<p>About six months ago, I wrote a post titled 6 …

Relationships

This Is How We Date Now

We don’t commit now. We don’t see the point. They’ve always said there are so many fish in the sea, but never before has that sea of fish been right …

A food blog with simple and tasty recipes.

<b>The latest</b> and greatest<p>February 1, 2018<p>It’s February 1st! Meaning … that’s a wrap on Sugar Free January! WHAT WHAT WHATTTTT! We seriously did it. I …

Recipes

How To Write A Great Essay About Anything

Excerpted from How to Write a Great Essay (Bookhacker, 2013).<p>There is an assumption in the world that an essay is something literary you write for …

48 Little Things You Can Do To Make Yourself Happier Now

1. Read a whole chapter of that book you have been meaning to finish forever – no interruptions.<p>2. Spend five minutes soaking up the sunshine on your …