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5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Self-improvement

The 5 Best Email Apps for Power Users

Chances are, you spend a good chunk of your day reading and sending email. And, chances are, a significant portion of that is done on your phone.<p>But …

10 New Artists You Need to Know: June 2014

Meet the rising stars of rock, R&B, EDM, pop and more acts shaping your tomorrow<p>Once again, we talked to 10 of the hottest artists who are climbing …

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Mascarpone

Heat an oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 8" cake pans and set aside.<p>In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, clove, ginger, …

Collect Raindrops: The Rhythm of the Seasons, in Gorgeous Cut-Paper Illustrations

There is something enormously enchanting about exploring the seasonability of life — of human life, of all life — in visual narratives, from French graphic artist Blexbolex’s thoughtful <i>Seasons</i> to Italian illustrator Alessandro Sanna’s <i>The River</i>, one of the most breathtaking books I’ve ever seen. In</b> …

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

The World According To Vladimir Putin

The worldview of Russian President Vladimir Putin could be summed up along these lines:<p>Moscow's precipitous decline in global influence since the Soviet breakup must be reversed. Russia must be respected as the dominant power in former Soviet republics like Ukraine. Russia is entitled to a strong …

Free Online History Courses

Samuel Beckett Directs His Absurdist Play Waiting for Godot (1985)

Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, <i>Waiting for Godot</i>, premiered in Paris in 1953, at the Théâtre de Babylone, under the direction of French actor, Roger …

Short film 'Noah' will make you think twice about Facebook

This remarkable Canadian short probes how online experiences can undermine a relationship.<p>Would you watch a film that's set entirely on someone's computer screen? As in the person's Skype, Facebook, iPhone, and Chatroulette conversations?<p>It sounds unbearable, but "Noah" is a Canadian short film …

Film Festivals

Kale Spinach And Pear Smoothie

Kale Spinach And Pear Smoothie from Joy The Baker• 1 heaping cup spinach leaves<br>• 1 heaping cup chopped kale leaves<br>• 1/2 pear<br>• 1 frozen banana<br>• 1 1/2 cups cold …

Breakfast

Murder, Mayhem, and Mishaps: Inside Weegee’s New York (PHOTOS)

The peripatetic freelance photographer Arthur Fellig (1899-1968), nicknamed Weegee for his seemingly paranormal ability to turn up at the scene of a …

Reincarnation: Fact or Fallacy? Case Studies

Reincarnation. Fact, fallacy, superstition or simply coincidence? Those stories of people with super-minds; minds that delve into the past, minds …

Hilarious Cynicism Conveyed Through Minimalist Illustrations

In this digital age, using smartphones, deciphering icons, and clicking “like” have become second nature. It's inevitable that our minds might begin to apply these many technological trends to everyday life. In his series called <i>Cinismo Ilustrado (Cynicism Illustrated)</i>, illustrator and designer …

Minimalism

Top 10 arthouse movies

Elitist and pretentious, or an endangered species? Whatever your feelings, there's no doubt that arthouse movies are among the finest ever made. Here the Guardian and Observer critics pick the 10 best<p>• Top 10 romantic movies • Top 10 action movies • Top 10 comedy movies • Top 10 horror movies • Top …