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A Better Kind of Happiness

Nearly two and a half millennia ago, Aristotle triggered a revolution in happiness. At the time, Greek philosophers were trying hard to define precisely what this state of being was. Some contended that it sprang from hedonism, the pursuit of sensual pleasure. Others argued from the perspective of …

Famous Chefs Share Their Best Secrets For The Ambitious Home Cook

People always assume that a chef’s family eats like gods. It’s not true. I often find myself in a cooking rut. I work with food all day, so when I get home I’m out of ideas. My family has eaten so much penne with basil, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella that they can no longer come up with clever …

24 Things You Need to Do to Heal Your Life From Anxiety

1. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. Usually all three. You must reconnect with your life.<p>2. You must give yourself permission to want what you really want. There …

7 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results | Inc.com

The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket." Working on your novel goes in the …

Productivity

Hemingway Editor

13 Valuable Skills You Can Teach Yourself for Free

Here are 13 skills you can teach yourself for free, along with resources to help you acquire those skills.

How to Get into a Rhythm at Work If You Can’t Stick to a Schedule

A lot of individuals with a rebellious streak resist structure, snub the idea of a schedule, and then find that their lives and creative output aren’t nearly as harmonious as they hoped.<p>If you fall at this end of the spectrum and find it hard to accept — and even harder to follow — a standard …

These 8 Apps Make Following a Budget So Much Easier

If you're having trouble staying on top of your finances, help is here. So many money problems stem from one place: your budget. Keeping up with your …

Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard On Small-Town Life, Big-Time Music

Brittany Howard, the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist with Alabama Shakes, says she still remembers the day she decided to start a band. She was 11 or 12 and attending a concert in her school gym put on by some classmates (including future Alabama Shakes guitarist Heath Fogg).<p>"Probably about …

Songwriting

How to Make the Most of Your Seriously Small Apartment Balcony

(Image credit: Marie Claire Maison)<p>Spring is here! After all those months spent cooped up inside, the weather is finally nice enough to enjoy the …

Feedback Loops: How to Master the Invisible Hand That Shapes Our Lives

Looking back, the most surprising thing about Robert Wadlow was his normal height and weight at birth. When he was born on February 22, 1918, Wadlow …

Immune System

Improve Your Memory of an Event by Replaying the Scene in Your Head

Remembering the details of events seems easy enough. You’d think that when important things happen, we’d just think about them enough and the memory …

It’s Time to Stop Being Stupid About Sports Gambling

I had a friend named Owen Wells who passed away in 1993. Owen was a fine basketball player, good enough to play at the University of Detroit and then …

Time I

The Six Lists You Need To Make Every Day Productive

You might make a daily to-do list, but have you considered project lists or outsource lists? Here’s what to write down to get the most done.<p>Your brain is for thinking, not for storing a long list of random things you need to do.<p>“When you’re juggling a lot of tasks, things will fall through the …

Japan: Citizens clamour for Tokyo disaster manual

<b>A manual to help people in Tokyo prepare for disasters has proved so popular that local officials have complained that they are being sold on the internet for profit.</b><p>The 340-page Tokyo Bousai ("Disaster Preparedness Tokyo") appears in a startling yellow cover, and 7.5m copies are being distributed …

Japan

7 research-backed ways to stop procrastinating (and get more done)

We’re all guilty of procrastination.<p>We start the day with the intention of doing one thing, and it gets pushed off for later in the day. Then the next day. And soon after, the next week.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p>It’s …

Procrastination

Scientifically proven ways to make your weekend happier

News flash: research finds that people are generally happier on weekends than weekdays. However, some weekends — even a long holiday weekend, like …

Homemade Dulce de Leche Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Caution: before you proceed with this recipe, understand that dulce de leche is dangerously addictive. It's perfectly sweet and rich -- without being too sweet or too rich. Its name also translates to "milk jam," so it is perfectly acceptable to spread thickly on buttered toast, …

Dessert

Smart Storage, Part 2

<i>Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. Today, we're talking about smart storage.</i><p>We've shown you what to store <b>on your counter and in your pantry</b> -- now, we're taking you to the refrigerator and …

Pie

Art history class: Learn to analyze and appreciate fine art in museums.

There are few things I dread more than a trip to an art museum. The spectacle of visitors drifting aimlessly between masterpieces, tossing a fleeting …

I’ve Spent A Lifetime Building a Mighty Network. Here Are My Secrets.

Rule One: Take pleasure in it. It’s not just a safety net, it’s YOUR net.<p>I’ve long been told that I “know everyone.” In other words, I have a great …

Which countries have the happiest children?

Where are the world’s happiest children? The question is more difficult than you might think. Is it a matter of possessions, wealth, safety or …

Maple, Pecan, and Sour Cherry Granola Bars

Makes 16 bars<p>If you want to change up the mix of nuts and seeds in these bars, go for it. Just make sure the total quantity adds up to 3 cups total (you could use sunflower seeds in place of the pumpkin seeds, sesame for flaxseed, peanuts for pecans, etc.).<p>August 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups …

Breakfast

What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>“After board dinners, we inevitably sit around and talk about our kids and their careers,” Dave Calhoun recently told me. “Frankly, we’re often at a loss with how to help them.” If someone with Calhoun’s experience has trouble with this – he’s chairman of Nielsen’s board, sits …

Health Care's Blind Side

Four in five physicians say patients’ social needs are as important to address as their medical conditions, according to a new survey conducted by …

Amanda Hesser's Best Tips for a Clean, Organized Pantry

<i>Welcome to Spring Clean Your Life, your one-stop shop for gotta-try-those tips & bookmark-me inspiration to spruce up your kitchen and home this season—and well beyond.</i><p>________<p>Every spring since the beginning of your cooking life, you’ve heard the same chipper siren call: IT’S TIME TO REORGANIZE …

Gluten-Free

Miranda July Talks to Amber Sealey About Artistic Impulses and Low-Budget Filmmaking

<i>Filmmaker, writer and artist Miranda July is serving as consulting producer on award-winning writer-director Amber Sealey’s third feature, “No Light</i> …

Filmmaking

5 tips for writing a blog that people actually want to read

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p>What are Oliver Emberton's tips for running a blog?<p><b>Answer below by Quora user Oliver Emberton, Founder of</b> …