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22 Places All Book Lovers Must Go

Travel by the book.

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

Time Management

5 Quirky Things To Do In Kansas City, MO

Some people may think “quirky” is a bad thing. We happen to love it. Kansas City is full of fun things to see and do that aren’t typical tourist …

Meet The 13 Youngest Legislators In America (That We Could Find)

The average age of a state legislator nationwide is 56, but that didn't stop these folks from running for office. With differing political ideologies and representing a range of states, they share one uncommon characteristic: their youth. The youngest one was elected at 18, and even the oldest is …

New Hampshire

6 Amazing 18th Century Lady Authors Who Aren't Jane Austen

Real talk: Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, and George Eliot have monopolized the 18th and 19th century "groundbreaking female author" title. While …

Literature

In the Twilight by Anton Chekhov (tr. Hugh Aplin)

<b>In the Twilight</b>, a collection of sixteen short stories compiled by Chekhov himself, was first published in Russian in 1887. The collection was a …

EXCLUSIVE: 49 Extraordinary Vintage Portraits of Hollywood's Most Famous Faces

These new photos of Ethan Hawke, Jason Segel, and other notable attendees at Sundance Film Festival capture what they might have looked like in the 19th century.<p>These new photos of Ethan Hawke, Jason Segel, James Franco, and other notable attendees at Sundance Film Festival capture what they might …

Sundance

Alzheimer's documentary 'Alive Inside' pushes for music therapy | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Rossato-Bennett initially thought it was the worst job he had ever taken.<p>Director Michael Rossato-Bennett poses for a portrait while promoting the documentary "Alive Inside" in Los Angeles, California July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni<p>The filmmaker was …

I Am Eleven - Trailer 1

Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey travelled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving …

Childhood

Nora Ephron’s Unfinished Jane Austen Project Just Found the Perfect Replacement

When the multi-talented Nora Ephron passed away in 2012 she left a few projects unfinished. One was <i>Lost in Austen</i>, a film adaptation of the U.K. series about a modern young woman who finds herself mysteriously transported into the plot of Jane Austen’s <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>. <i>Variety</i> is reporting that, …

Emma Thompson Makes the Most Adorable Real-Life Superhero

This past year alone, <b>Emma Thompson</b> has accomplished the unthinkable. She’s convinced us that <b>Prince Charles</b>, at one point in his life, was sexually desirable. She’s stormed onstage at a major awards show in bare feet while swilling a martini. She’s stunt-driven in Paris. She’s recalled an …

9 Things We Learned From the New Carter Family Documentary

'The Winding Road' is a chronicle of the influential pioneers of country music and their descendants, including June Carter and husband Johnny …

Iceland's Sleek, Wild Escape

Located an hour east of Reykjavík near the greatest geologic hits of the famed Golden Circle loop, Ion Iceland is a luxurious respite for hikers, fly fishermen, and other adventurers. After a day exploring nearby glacial streams, lava fields, ancient geysers, and fault lines, return to the boxy, …

Northern Lights

Pyrgos Skies

Makoto Azuma Uses the Stratosphere as a Backdrop For His Latest Floral Art | Colossal

<p>Last week Japanese botanic artist Makoto Azuma attempted to go where most artists only dream of going: to space. In a project titled Exbiotanica, …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Best Summer Trips 2014

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

Laser-Cut Wooden Landscape Rings

Etsy user CliveRoddy creates imaginative sets of laser-cut rings made from birch that make a landscape when worn together.<p>[via Whimsebox]

Barcelona

'Boyhood' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know Before Seeing the One-of-a-Kind Drama

Yes, the current cinematic landscape is filled with giant, towering transformers that can handily destroy large swaths of both Chicago and China, super-intelligent apes leading a revolt against humanity, and dueling, computer-generated dragons. But the most epic film of the summer, maybe the entire …

The Tiger’s Nest

According to the teenager with a shaved head, two hand tattoos and one bare shoulder, the crossed lightning pendant I just purchased will cancel out eighteen different evils and assist me in overcoming 80,000 obstacles.<p>The IRS comes to mind—but the young Buddhist monk who kneels before me offers no …

How John Lennon Rediscovered His Music in Bermuda

Shortly before his death, John Lennon became the most unlikely of tourists on this coral island. What drew him to its shores, and why did he stay for …

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long abandoned -- I'll add it to my to-tour list.<p>But after spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've …

The Best of East Africa: Gorillas, the Big Five, and Village Life

After three weeks of traveling East Africa, I’m back at our home base in Spain and eager to share my experiences here. East Africa is a part of the …

Troll’s Tongue, Fjord Norway: Is this the sickest view on the planet?

IF YOU’VE EVER seen a picture of the Troll’s Tongue (and if you haven’t, just scroll down), you know the feeling you get looking at some random …