Jamie Kurzdorfer

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13 Podcasts You Should Listen To, Based On Your Favorite Books

Finding your new favorite podcast = easier than ever.<p>There are thousands of podcasts about any conceivable topic, which makes it that much more intimidating to get started if you’re a podcast newbie.<p>So here are 13 podcasts that you might like, based on 13 books that are at the top of best-seller …

How Famous Paintings Inspired Cinematic Shots in the Films of Tarantino, Gilliam, Hitchcock & More: A Big Supercut

It's no accident that one of the best-known series of cinema-analyzing video essays bears the title <i>Every Frame a Painting</i>. When describing the height …

Download 200 Free Art Books, Courtesy of the Guggenheim

Perusing through a beautiful, hefty art book is one of life’s simple pleasures, but beautiful, hefty art books can be pretty expensive. Fortunately, …

If You’re Planning To Pick A Murakami, Here’s A List Of His 10 Best Books

You're probably living under a metaphorical rock if you haven't at least come across a quote by the literary genius Haruki Murakami. A Japanese …

The Guggenheim Museum Just Made Over 200 Art Books Free to Download

Featuring artwork by Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein and more.<p>Art heads, you’re in for a treat. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum just transformed over 200 hard-copy art books into downloadable PDF files and ePubs. This isn’t the first time the acclaimed institution has released entries from their …

Art

32 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't …

Unlikely friendships in the animal kingdom, in pictures

Animal Rescue

Catnip to cat lovers everywhere: your fluffy friend loves you right back

Research has shown that cats love human company above all else. That may be news to some – but not to me and my loyal, sociable sidekick<p>In very important news: cats are nice. Yes, that’s right – forget about Legs-it; purge your mind of Trump’s climate change idiocy (if only) and don’t worry about …

Pets

Edward Hopper’s Iconic Painting Nighthawks Explained in a 7-Minute Video Introduction

If any one painting stands for mid-twentieth-century America, <i>Nighthawks</i> does. In fact, Edward Hopper's 1942 canvas of four figures in a late-night …

The 10 best iPhone apps of 2016, according to Apple

Apple has released its year-end list of top apps, games, and other entertainment sold on its App Store.<p>If you're looking t0 freshen up your iPhone with some fun or useful apps, Apple's recommendations are a great place to start. These aren't necessarily the most downloaded or most popular apps, but …

This 1 Daily Ritual Will Make Your Life Better Forever

Get a head start for 2017. Start this daily ritual today and watch your life change forever.<p>With all that we have going on in our lives, we tend to get caught up in distractions, disruptions, and diversions.<p>Most of the time we're so busy keeping up--or catching up--that we're barely aware of the …

The 33 Best Books of 2016

Add them to your reading list now.<p>With 2016 slowly winding down, it's the exact right time to catch up on the books you may have missed. Whether you're in the mood for excellent short story collections, sharply drawn fiction, or unbelievably gripping memoirs, scroll ahead for our round-up of the …

Who Says You Can't Train A Cat? A Book Of Tips For Feline-Human Harmony

It's 3 a.m. and Whiskers has decided it's time for breakfast. He jumps up on your bed, gently paws at your eyelids and meows to be fed. Annoyed? Cat behavior specialist Sarah Ellis says you have only yourself to blame.<p>Ellis says that cat owners reinforce negative behaviors when they give in to …

Pets

'Commonwealth' Doesn't Need Big Drama To Draw Us In

Chekhov is supposed to have said that if you show a loaded gun on stage, it has to go off. Ann Patchett's new novel, <i>Commonwealth,</i> is full of guns that don't fire.<p><i>Commonwealth</i> is an unassuming book about the life of a family. But it prompts the kind of evaluations that books about the great and …

Books

'Cruel Beautiful World' Was Inspired By Two Haunting Relationships

Caroline Leavitt's latest novel, <i>Cruel Beautiful World,</i> is about coming-of-age in 1969; it's about wild love, rebellion and finding oneself in the time of Woodstock and the Manson murders.<p>The story follows 16-year-old Lucy Gold, who runs away with her English teacher, William, to the wilds of …

Relationships

Overwhelmed Mom Seeks 'A Basic Amount Of Dignity' In 'Today Will Be Different'

We meet Eleanor Flood, the main character of Maria Semple's new novel, on a day when she has resolved to change some things about her life:<p>"Today I will be present. Today, anyone I'm speaking to, I will look them in the eye and listen deeply. Today I'll play a board game with Timby. I'll initiate …

Middle Age

Mad Enchantment by Ross King review – the truth about Monet’s lily pond

The closing decades of an artist’s life do not generally make the biographer’s heart beat faster, but Claude Monet is one of a handful of painters who bucks the pattern of an irrelevant old age. While it’s true that by the time he was 73 he had accumulated all the usual dragging baggage – outhouses …

Art

Get Your Paws on These Kitty-Themed Games Right Meow

We’re not kitten you, there’s practically a meow-tain of cat-themed tabletop games out there. With card games, dice games, games with miniature cat …

How London was built: from Tower Bridge to the South Bank – in pictures

These photographs showing the construction of landmark London buildings and infrastructure projects are taken from Collage: The London Picture Archive, a new website home to more than a quarter of a million images of the UK capital spanning the last 550 years. The site also hosts The London Picture …

England

Don’t believe the protein pushers — you’re probably eating enough

Q: I’m hearing so much these days about the need to eat more protein and distribute it evenly throughout the day. How much protein do I really need to eat and when?<p>A: You may be increasingly spotting the words “high in protein” or boasts of protein counts on the fronts of packaged foods. Or you may …

Nutrition

15 Salad Recipes For People Who Hate Lettuce

Lettuce is not an essential part of a great salad. Here's all the proof you need.<p>Some folks just don't like lettuce. We get it. Sometimes leafy greens are wilty and wrong, and taste bland in comparison to all the good stuff also found in a salad bowl. In those cases, lettuce is just an annoying …

Healthy Eating

These Illustrations Show What It's Like To Live With Anxiety

Catherine Lepage makes emotions digestible with quaint illustrations.<p>If you know someone who suffers from anxiety but are yourself calm and collected, imagining his inner life poses a particular challenge. You may know about his side effects -- that he has trouble sleeping, say -- but can you place …

Books

7 Simple Habits to Keep Happy Every Day

You're reading 7 Simple Habits to Keep Happy Every Day, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

Happiness

Mona Lisa: research backs theory on male and female models, 'art detective' claims

Mona Lisa’s famous image could have been inspired by both the male and female form, a self-styled Italian art detective has claimed.<p>Silvano Vinceti says new research backs his long-standing theory that Leonardo Da Vinci used both a female and male model to create the acclaimed portrait that hangs …

Art

Sale of Banksy art in L.A. brings new cred to ‘street’ artists

A collection of works by elusive street artist Banksy goes on the block in Los Angeles this weekend, and pre-auction bids put a six-figure starting …

Power Suits: How Dressing For Success At Work Can Pay Off

What does it mean to "dress for success"? Certainly not what it meant when a book by that name first came out in 1975.<p>Now, what to wear to work is a murky area that includes a new clothing trend known as "athleisure" — workout wear that might also work for the office.<p>According to the NPD Group, …

Yale School of Management

Italy: Priceless trove of 600 Roman statues lay hidden in basement for 40 years

A legendary collection of ancient marbles that has been locked away from public sight is to go on display for the first time in decades. The Torlonia …

An Arizona vacation to please the whole family

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE in a family of four — ranging in age from 8 to ancient — to get what they want from a weeklong vacation in the …

National Parks

5 Powerful Mind Hacks to Read 10X More Books This Year

Unlike articles that can be written in a matter of hours, well-written books take several years of research, writing, and editing.

Hacking