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Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

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It's no secret that design has an impact on the way people use and feel about space.<p>Driaan Claassen combines a variety of materials and a love of history to create distinct objects.<p>NAi Publishing, in collaboration with the Dutch Design Awards, recently released the 2010 Dutch Design Yearbook, a …

Music Festivals

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

Architizer

How much do Delhi’s top advocates charge?

The colonial-era building with a red sandstone dome on Delhi’s Bhagwan Dass Road is home to an elite class of lawyers who are likely to be the most …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

The mysterious European businessman who gave India its iconic railway book stalls

At a time when booksellers everywhere appear a threatened breed, the life of Emile Edouard Moreau, who set up A H Wheeler and Co, the chain of railway bookstalls that endure to this day, appears as a fascinating example of a man with interests that spanned continents, and yet about whom there …

Literature

Photos of the Week: 8/15-8/21

Cleanup work at the site of the Tianjin explosions, red sprites in the sky above Mexico, wildfires in the American West, filming <i>Game of Thrones</i> in Northern Ireland, the most recent selfie from the surface of Mars, topless performers in New York’s Times Square, migrants’ clash with police on the …

Northern Ireland

Pablo Neruda and translation's losses

It seems fair enough that some licence is granted when rendering poems in a different language, but dropping entire cantos is surely taking things too far<p>Perhaps it’s down to his wonderfully refreshing manifesto for “an impure poetry” or maybe (whisper it not) it’s due to the seduction of David …

Literature

World's top 500 sights revealed in Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travelist 2015

The Temples of Angkor, Cambodia top the Ultimate Travelist compiled by Lonely Planet, followed by the Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu in Peru.<p>In this first-of-its-kind list from the world’s leading travel authority, Lonely Planet’s globetrotting community of staff and writers have ranked the …

Loneliness

Adorably Wrinkly Shar Pei Dons Delightful Costumes with a Stoic Expression

Meet Paddington, an adorable Shar Pei whose soft wrinkles make him look much older than his five years. Tasmania-based owner Annie Jacob highlights this fact by snapping delightful photos of him dressed in plaid jackets and reading glasses. The wrinkled cutie amusingly resembles an old man, always …

Cute Animals

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

Tesla is entering another crisis

The company then upped the amount of stock on offer, to $640 million. CEO Elon Musk will likely purchase $20 million in shares himself.<p>The move surprised no one who has been following the ups and downs of Tesla's fortunes and stock price over the past 12 months, although it came sooner than anyone …

Tesla

The World’s Most Beautiful Train Ride: A Tale In 13 Photographs

Photographer Rolf Sachs immortalizes a train ride through the Swiss / Italian alps along the famous Rhaetian Railway.<p>Staring out a train window as the countryside blurs by is one of the quintessential pleasures of continental travel. These are the moments of zen that London-based artist Rolf Sachs …

Photography

Vibrant Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears in Award-Winning Photo

Ama la Vida TV captured a phenomenal Wikimedia Picture of the Year that's both visually stunning and educational. The remarkable, Ecuador-based snapshot features <i>Dryas julia</i> butterflies quenching their thirst with a drink of fresh turtle tears. While this may seem like unusual behavior, there's …

Nature

Photographer Accidentally Captures Rare Sight of the ISS in a Stunning Milky Way Image

This past weekend, a Perseid meteor shower was predicted on a very clear night in the Netherlands, a combination that Albert Dros knew was rare. Not wanting to miss this photographic opportunity, he ventured out with his Sony A7II camera and a friend. What he got was a series of incredible shots of …

Space

Hugo Moreno animates retro-futuristic city for Art Department music video

<b>Music:</b> French director Hugo Moreno presents an animated urban landscape that blends ancient Mesopotamian and mid-century Modern architecture in this …

Mid-Century modern

Geometric Glimpses

I love simple and geometric illustrations, especially when the illustrator is capable of adding depth by using hard shadows. Lino Russo, shared some …

Inspiration

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

8 Simple Ways to Avoid Raising Spoiled Kids

No one intends to raise spoiled brats, but it’s sometimes hard to see the consequences of your actions several years down the road.<p>Ron Lieber, …

How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery | WIRED

Franklin knew that his computers would do anything he told them to. That was a problem and a temptation. “It's very easy to fall into the trap of …

Films to fuel your wanderlust this year

Finding oneself while traveling: it's a classic literary theme from <i>Siddhartha</i> to <i>On The Road</i>, and a somewhat overused trope in contemporary page-turners-turned-blockbusters.<p>But the process comes full circle when film adaptations inspire further adventure. Books such as <i>Into the Wild</i>, <i>Lord of the …

World Trade Center

Into The Jungle With Sri Lanka’s Last Hunter-Gatherers

A trip into the jungle with members of one of Sri Lanka’s oldest tribes reveals a way of life both richly entwined with nature, yet ever more …

What I’m Reading: Sommelier Raj Vaidya

<i>As the head sommelier of a restaurant with three Michelin stars, Rajeev Vaidya is a man whose good taste is literally certified. At Daniel, Chef</i> …

Look who's now working for Apple Inc.

This list below was posted Thursday on Investor Village’s AAPL Sanity board by “centex” under the heading “Food for Thought.”<p>It’s largely based on …

27 Pinterest Boards That Will Actually Make Your Life Better

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>There are not many places on the web as …

Productivity