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The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.<p>Last year, just …


18 Amazing Active Vacations You Can Actually Afford

There’s something about using our vacation days that makes us loosen up—way up—on our otherwise healthy habits. Whether we’re downing margaritas and …

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15 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Weekday mornings can be rough. Between getting kiddos ready for school, last-minute presentation prep, hitting the snooze button a few too many times and a million other reasons, breakfast can easily fall by the wayside. And a wholesome AM meal? Forget about it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. …


The Great Pot Experiment

Photo-illustration by Brobel Design for TIME. Mouse: Getty, Lighter, Joint, Smoke: iStockphoto


How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

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Daniel Arnold Was Let Loose on the Met Gala

The street photographer Daniel Arnold brought his camera to the Met Gala. Here, the party of the year through his lens.

Denmark moves step closer to being a cashless country

Danish government proposes getting rid of the obligation for certain retailers to accept payment in cash<p>The Danish government has proposed getting rid of the obligation for selected retailers to accept payment in cash, moving the country closer to a "cashless" economy.<p>Nearly a third of the Danish …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

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Dick Soup

WARNING: This post contains very graphic photos of stag penises being prepared as food.<p>The four pizzles lay sprawled out on the kitchen counter. Two of them were neat and tidy, as gorgeously tanned as homemade bacon, still attached to their pubic bones and exuding an appetizing aroma of wood smoke. …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Journey to Canada’s secret sunshine coast

Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the British Columbia paradise is where old growth forests collide with sandy beaches and razor-tipped mountains meet the wild Pacific waters.<p>Located just northwest of Vancouver, the 180km-long Sunshine Coast is picture-perfect Canada with an island-like …


Toronto really is superior to Vancouver

Shedding a preconceived notion can be a difficult and disconcerting thing, especially when that notion turns out to be more than just a notion, but a deeply held personal belief. Like a superstition or a phobia, it may not be anchored in logic, but in your bones you know it to be right and true. …


The 10 Most Secluded Hotels Around The World

And while there are dozens of great off-the-beaten-path properties out there, these 10 offer their own special kind of seclusion in great destinations from the Americas to Africa.

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Pasta Cooking Tips By Cook Smarts: Do It Like An Italian (VIDEO)

"Tip #1: Salt the water until it tastes like the ocean."<p>That is all the convincing you should need to watch this brilliant video by Cook Smarts, "Tips for Cooking Pasta Like the Italians." Ever wonder how a simple bowl of pasta, with minimal ingredients can taste so spectacular? This video holds …

The perfect smartphone is close, and that's why sales are slowing

If you’ve been living in a cave for the past six years, you may be forgiven for missing the largest change to individual behaviour since the …

25 Places That Look Not Normal, But Are Actually Real

Prepare to have your mind blown. We tip our hats to those who see things differently. MINI. NOT NORMAL.<p>©2012 MINI USA, a division of BMW of North America, LLC.

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15 of the Best Travel Photos Taken With an iPhone

There are many ways that Apple's iPhone has transformed our lives. It has put a previously unimaginable array of technology in our pockets - everything from a global positioning system to a video editor. One of the many industries it has changed in the process is travel photography. As the quality …

Mobile Photography

Rock on the Simpsons

Ringo Starr, U2, Aerosmith, Britney Spears and more get animated<p>28<p>This cover appeared on the November 28, 2002 issue of <i>Rolling Stone</i> and is based on …

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Top 10 Summer Beers

Delicious, nutritious and refreshing, beer is a 100-per cent natural way to unwind after a long, hot day. Next time you're shopping, check out one of these world-class summer beers.<p><b>21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat</b><p><b>Price:</b> $1.80 (12 oz.)<p>Known for creating innovative brews with clever …


Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni …


35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.