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A guide to radically improving your life and career in 31 days

Now that you have a glimpse into your own plan, a fair warning: It's not a quick fix. And it's not about you.<p>It took years for me to develop the understanding that life is really about giving, service, and meaningful relationships.<p>If you're still with me, these things have reshaped my path as …

Happiness

Clever Artist's Daily Illustrations Are Inventive Interpretations of Tiny Everday Items

For Desirée De León, it really is the little things that matter most. The artist takes tiny and typically inconsequential everyday items and integrates them into original ink drawings, drawing delight and surprise from what's familiar and overlooked.<p>Many of her materials are sourced from the …

Mexico

61 amazing photos prove that the iPhone camera has transformed photography

The winners of the 9th annual iPhone Photography Awards, or iPPAwards, were just announced, and they're stunning.<p>Kenan Aktülün, founder and curator of the iPPAwards, tells Tech Insider the contest exists to celebrate the power of filling the world with simple, powerful point-and-shoot cameras. All …

Ronald Reagan

My middle-age dread

Fortysomething blues? In this extract from her new book, Miranda Sawyer reflects on the existential puzzle of midlife<p>These are the facts. I am in my 40s. I have a job. I am married. We have children and a flat with no garden, and a mortgage and a fridge-freezer and a navy blue estate car. None of …

Mind

A Photographer’s Mission to Capture America’s Last, Great Rest Stops

RVs

Remarkable Shortlisted Entries from the 2016 Environmental Photographer of the Year

Compelling photography can open our eyes and hearts in ways we never expected. Highlighting this visual power is the 2016 Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition, an international showcase open to all professional and amateur creatives. They’ve recently selected their …

Boxing Day
Los Angeles

Widow finds secret love note from husband after his death in unexpected place

A secret love note penned by a husband to his wife has touched internet hearts months after the man behind it passed away.<p>Becca lost her husband back in February but was left a touching message to remember him by underneath her favourite workbench.<p>The beautiful message was only discovered months …

3 daily practices for living a happy life, according to over 100 psychologists

As Annie Dillard writes in her book "The Writing Life," "how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."<p>There's no short-cut to a happy life, but there are simple things we can do to help us get there.<p>"We have a choice in our lives, in our behavior, and in our thoughts, as to what we …

Happiness

The best folk music albums of 2016

<b>The best folk music albums of 2016, regularly updated with picks from culture editor Martin Chilton. The albums are listed purely in the order in which they have been reviewed.</b><p>1: SONGS OF SEPARATION COLLECTIVE: SONGS OF SEPARATION (NAVIGATOR RECORDS)<p>Jenny Hill has brought together 10 female …

Cinematic Photos of Tokyo's Streets Magically Lit up at Night

Japanese photographer Masashi Wakui routinely waits for the sun to set before embarking on a quest to capture the city of Tokyo. At night, the city's streets are peppered with paper lanterns that give off a warm glow, neon signs that act as guiding lights, and plenty of people who are basking in …

Photography

30 Little Things To Do To Become A Different You In 2016

Are you ready to improve yourself and your life in 2016? Making changes in your life doesn’t have to be totally overwhelming. There are many little …

Our 9 Favorite Design Trends from 2015

With a butcher-block countertop and subway-tiled walls, the office space we moved into in February staked claim to certain interior design trends that really spoke to us. (Lots of natural light, white waxed wooden floors, and rustic open shelving were some others.) Throughout the year, we picked up …

Interview: Jason Travis Captures Personalities Based on What People Carry with Them

Atlanta-based photographer Jason Travis has been photographing people and their possessions for years, giving his audience a fascinating look into a person's personality based on what they happen to be carrying with them. In his series called <i>Persona</i>, Jason uses diptychs to juxtapose a portrait of …

InterAct

Eye-Opening Portraits of People Living in Cramped Capsule Hotels Hidden in Tokyo

Photographer Won Kim took up residence in a tiny, hidden Tokyo hotel to capture portraits of the backpackers living there for his <i>Enclosed: Living Small</i> series. “This diminutive, bare-bones hotel takes up one floor of an office building,” Kim wrote on his website. “It is composed of a few hallways, …

Diminutive

Best Folk Music Albums of 2015

<b>The best folk music albums of 2015 chosen by culture editor Martin Chilton. There are 70 folk albums for the year. Five star reviews are at the top, otherwise numbers refers to the order in which the albums were reviewed and only ★★★★★/★★★★☆/and ★★★☆☆ albums are included.</b><p>1 HARRY HARRIS: SONGS ABOUT …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful effect of these emotions, and to use that information to guide thinking and …

TED Talks

The Sexiest Memoir of the Year

Molly Crabapple has held up a less than flattering mirror to society, and now we get to see the backstory to this dynamic artist.<p>Picture, for a …

This holiday season, 34 long reads to explore

Post-feast, pour another glass of wine and savor some of 2015’s best long reads, published on the Guardian and elsewhere<p>You’ve made it: your belly is full, and you’re now sitting on the couch with a glass of scotch in hand.<p>You now have a few hours to kill, so here’s a list of incredible features …

Bill Cosby

7 Inspiring TED Talks That'll Help You Get Through Difficult Times

Are you facing adversities and in need of positive messages to help you get through difficult days? All of us have to deal with feelings of failure, …

The Extraordinary Scientific Proof That Positive Thinking Works

Ninety percent of success in any walk of life is a direct result of how the mind is used. Top athletes, top business executives, top parents, top entrepreneurs, and the most successful individuals all understand the important truth that the mind is what counts.<p>It really is as simple as Henry Ford …

Self-improvement

17 Beautiful Rooms For The Book-Loving Soul

I want to go to there.

Books

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

Productivity

5 Lessons Sebastião Salgado Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<i>All photos copyrighted by Sebastião Salgado.</i><p>I recently saw Sebastião Salgado’s “Genesis” exhibition in Toronto about a year ago, and was blown away …

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

Creativity

15 Instagrams That Will Give You Wanderlust of the Water Variety

Water, water, everywhere — especially on our Instagram feeds. With summer travel in full (and sunny) swing, we’re wanting to splish, splash the day away. Who’s with us? But we’re not talking about epic pool parties; we have a case of around-the-world water wanderlust. Lucky for us, we’re not the …

Shark Week

The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

Workouts

How to Survive a Migraine at Work

You have a critical presentation to deliver at the end of the day. The one you've been working on for months. And then it happens. That feeling when you know a migraine is coming. Today is definitely not the time for a migraine. Yet, like it or not, it's coming.<p>Don't throw in the towel just yet. …

Wellness

What Sherlock Holmes Can Teach Us About Problem Solving

221B Baker Street can be a busy place. Sometimes a fat schoolmaster who just lost a Duke's son faints on the rug. Sherlock Holmes will show up for lunch toting a harpoon under his arm, fresh from spearing pig carcasses. The Prime Minister might drop by to report a crucial state document missing. …

Literature