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Dina Oganova’s Faces of Georgia

At a time when many journalists in post-Soviet states have turned their attention to the encroaching threat of Russia, the photographer Dina Oganova has continued to document life in her home country of Georgia. Inspired by the Georgian photographer Yuri Mechitov, Oganova began studying photography …

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>Best …

Where to find the best bird's-eye views of London

Hold on to your hats - these are the most awe-inspiring places from which to check out London from on high.<p>1. The Shard<p>London’s latest icon offers the capital’s highest viewing platform. From the first viewpoint at The View from The Shard (www.theviewfromtheshard.com), at dizzying level 69, you’ll …

Awake

Running: the top five reasons to keep going

If, like many others, you began your running career in a mire of hungover resolution on New Year's Day, then that resolution may be beginning to fade. Research shows that as many as 50% of newcomers to running will give up in their first couple of months. But while everyone already knows that …

Become a Runner in Six Weeks: Training Plan

Burn fat with this training plan for beginners<p>Haven't run since middle school gym? No sweat. This women's workout plan, designed by fitness guru Amy Dixon, will help you build from a walk to a run. By the end, you'll be able to run 30 minutes without stopping—and you'll be showing off a rock hard …

Exercise

Start Running: The Beginner Running Plan

New to running? Or starting to run again after a long layoff? This is the beginner running plan for you.<p>You can become a runner (really)—or pick up running again.<p>This running program, designed by coach Jenny Hadfield, co-author of <i>Running for Mortals</i>, will take you from running newbie to 30 minutes …

Marathons

Running for Beginners: FAQs

Run your way to a better body with these beginner tips from Runner's World<p><b>How do I get started?</b>Start walking for a length of time that feels comfortable--anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. Once you can walk for 30 minutes easily, sprinkle 1- to 2-minute running sessions into your walking. As time goes …

Marathons

6 Reasons to Start Running

It'll help you stress less, fight cancer, and boost your bones

Cancer

Where 11 Beloved Novels Got Their Names

Some classic titles explain themselves, as they reference characters ("The Great Gatsby") or lines from notable passages ("The Catcher in the Rye"). Others are riffs on even older classics ("1Q84"), and still others remain a pleasant mystery ("2666").<p>Unsurprisingly, the titles of many books come …

Why I Quit My Happy Life

Last week I quit my rewarding job at a respected company. I moved out of my dream place on the sand in Malibu. I left a life that took years of persistent work to create. Was it worth it? I'm not sure, but I'm heading full speed towards the answer.<p>Quitting and moving out weren't the biggest risks …

Pioneering Primatologist Jane Goodall’s Children’s Book about the Healing Power of Pet Love

As a lover of little-known children’s books by celebrated luminaries — including especial favorites by Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, James Joyce, and Sylvia Plath — I was thrilled to chance upon a signed copy of <b>Dr. White</b> (<i>public library</i>) by none other than beloved primatologist and reconstructionist</b> …

Life Skills You May Need to Relearn

The Making of a 21st-Century Illuminated Manuscript: Inside Debbie Millman’s Creative Process

<i>“Start with a big, fat lump in your throat, start with a profound sense of wrong, a deep homesickness, or a crazy lovesickness, and run with it,”</i> wrote friend-of-<i>Brain Pickings</i> Debbie Millman in her superb illustrated-essay-turned-commencement-address on courage and the creative life, based on her …

Top 10 summer holiday reads 2013

Our essential guide on the hottest books to pack for your summer holiday.<p><b>How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid</b><p>Superficially a self-help book, this is actually a novel about self-help books – and a novel about novels. Hamid’s ingenious confection follows the life of "You", the …

Books

A Favorite Son Kindle Edition

In this plot of mistaken identity, Becky instructs her son to cheat his elderly father Isaac, who is lying on his deathbed. Will Jacob pretend to be …

Single Composite Made from Photo Sequences Shot over 2-4 Hours Show Slices of Time

Singapore-based photographer Fong Qi Wei believes that time is a dimension, and he explores that hypothesis by shooting cityscapes and landscapes …

Getty Museum makes 4,600 high-res images free to download with Open Content Program

Journalists and news consumers alike may be familiar with the Getty name -- Mark Getty founded his namesake stock photography company in the 1990s, and Getty Images is responsible for distributing thousands of photographs every day. But many Southern Californians best know the family for its …

Five expert tips for getting started in travel writing

So you say you want to be a travel writer? You want to wander the world, sending back tantalising tales of far-flung adventures to magazines, newspapers and websites. And get paid handsomely for it. Is that too much to ask?<p>Well, surveying the scene of travel publishing right now is a little like …

Cultural differences in counting, numbers, and math: Icelandic numbers and African counting.

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> <b>Thinking in Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math</b><i>, by Daniel Tammet, out now from Little, Brown.</i><p>Ask an Icelander …

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces

The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 …

Xiequ Yuan - Garden of Harmonious Pleasures - Garden of Harmonious Interests

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Philippa Gregory: 'There Is An Untold History Of Women'

Though there are certainly notable exceptions to the rule, women's stories are often missing from the pages of history. Wildly successful British author Philippa Gregory recognizes this, but she hardly accepts it.<p>Gregory, author of historical fiction hits like <i>The Other Boleyn Girl</i> and <i>The White …

This column will change your life: why do we undervalue what we're good at? 'If a talent comes naturally, you conclude that it's nothing special. And so you gravitate toward whatever it is you can't do'

Book News: The Discoverability of Books, The Biographies of Poets

A Mississippi judge has dismissed the lawsuit brought against Sony Pictures by the owners of the rights to William Faulkner’s works over a line from Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.”<p>“To me, Mademoiselle was to Vogue what Skipper was to Barbie: her younger, crisply put-together sister who read Mary …

New Pinterest board: skyscrapers

Our new curated Pinterest board contains a definitive selection of skyscrapers from across the globe, including the world's tallest wooden …