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An Openness to Life: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dag Hammarskjöld on Love, Failure, and What It Means to Be Yourself

“Openness to life grants a lightning-swift insight into the life situation of others.”<p>Months after his death in a plane crash while traveling to negotiate a ceasefire during the budding civil war in Congo, the Swedish diplomat, economist, and author <b>Dag Hammarskjöld</b> (July 29, 1905–September 18, …

Literature

The Best Beaches Near Lisbon

When you think of European capitals, pristine beaches aren’t the first thing that springs to mind. Lisbon, though, is different. Sitting on the …

Beaches

Q&A: our plastic addiction is out of control. How can we consume less?

Our air, water and salt are contaminated by plastic and the impact on our health is unknown. While we wait for the findings, here are ways to reduce plastic use<p>Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show<p>Tap water around the world is contaminated with tiny plastic fibres, the …

Pollution

Is it OK for straight people to take part in Pride, or is it cultural appropriation?

opinion<p>I’ve always been heavily involved in gay culture.<p>I’ve had a dance-off in a gay bar. I’ve been cheekily flashed by a drag queen. I blubbed my …

Advertisers Are Actually Teaming Up To Fight Sexism. For Real.

Several major companies announce a new push to remove gender stereotypes from commercials.<p>Yes, sex sells. But sexism, increasingly, seems less and less marketable.<p>The latest sign: On Thursday, some of the world’s largest companies and advertising agencies will announce a new initiative to banish …

Advertising

This is how bad it is for women in Silicon Valley

<b>I work in Silicon Valley, a community where six- and seven-figure investments are routinely tossed at ideas that sometimes soar to success but more</b> …

The Secret of Great Leadership: Forgiveness | Inc.com

I poorly handled a situation that transpired with another leader who is important to me, and respects, trusts, and looks up to me. My intentions were in the right place, but I did a terrible job of navigating an incident.<p>I'm quick to forgive others. Through extensive psychotherapy and continuous …

Leadership

The lottery is now open for permits to hike Yosemite's iconic Half Dome this summer

If you want to hike Half Dome this summer, start making plans. The cables that guide hikers the last 400 feet to the top of the Yosemite high point will be in place starting Friday. The lottery for a hiking permit for the popular rock face has started too.<p>The steel cables usually go up around …

Hiking

Norwegian Air Just Launched $190 Flights From the US to Rome

One of Europe's most stellar destinations is about to get even most stellar for residents of the US; industry game-changer Norwegian has debuted …

Your City Guide to Lisbon | goop

Like all European cities, Lisbon oozes with history (truly, you can’t turn a corner without running into a castle or a UNESCO World Heritage Site), …

Wineries

All Extremely Happy People Give Up These 17 Behaviors | Inc.com

Happiness is something that all people want. People spend billions of dollars each year trying to buy material items that are supposed to make them feel fulfilled, only to discover that, once purchased, the goods lose their appeal. Happiness, it seems, is short-lived.<p>The biggest problem with …

Happiness

Helen Keller Quotes: Famous Sayings By American Activist On 49th Death Anniversary

Thursday, June 1, marks the 49th death anniversary of Helen Keller, who was known as the crusader of disabled people. She was also one of the …

Home Hacks: 19 small things to make your home beautiful

Style is a matter of putting together a number of touches and elements that make a visually appealing statement without compromising on functionality …

The Best Books of June 2017: From Arundhati Roy to Eddie Izzard

A Novel<p>John Grisham’s latest thriller is set in Princeton, and follows a gang of thieves as they try to pull off a heist: looting a vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. This summer is the perfect time to get into Grisham if you’re a newcomer, and to revel in his …

These Are the Books That CEOs Are Reading Right Now

Good morning.<p>Still working on your summer reading list? As part of our survey of <i>Fortune 500 CEOs</i>, we asked them to tell us the best book they have …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

I'm particularly aware of this, because my daughter Eliza is graduating from high school in two weeks. The days are long, but the years are short.<p>I'm trying to hold back the urge to follow her around the apartment giving her little bits of advice and wisdom. To relieve my mind, here's what I would …

No motivation to exercise? Focus less on intensity, and more on happiness

You join a gym with the intention of improving your fitness and losing weight, only to lose motivation and stop going within a matter of weeks. Sound …

So, You Want To Be A Writer? There's Never Been A Better Time Than Right Now...

If there's one thing most writers agree upon, it's the fact that creating something original is hard, but choosing to unleash it into big, wide world …

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

New Zealand