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You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

‘Warmth spreads across my shoulders. I feel a quiet buzz’<p>In 'the raisin meditation' you spend five minutes studying a raisin with all your senses, then eat it<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your …

Mindfulness

The one crystal you should own, according to your horoscope

When you’re searching for a crystal that resonates with you, the stars are one of the best places to look for guidance. (And no, I don’t mean Bella …

Drink your star sign at Brooklyn’s hot new bar, Mood Ring

So . . . what’s your sign?Previously fodder for mega-cringe chat up lines that signalled the need for a swift exit, the Zodiac is making a real …

Why Some Gay Men Label Tragic Women 'Iconic'

Woman ghosted by her ex gets ultimate revenge by becoming his boss

If there was ever any doubt that karma existed, read the “conundrum” of this guy, who ghosted his girlfriend of three years only for her to be …

The Secret Sauce to Opening the Intuition

Not your run-of-the-mill intuitive, certified herbalist Deganit Nuur uses acupuncture, essential oils, and cupping to open the meridians before every …

The Best & Worst Foods To Eat For Your Sex Life

Instead Of Renting An Apartment, Sign A Lease That Lets You Live Around The World

Roam provides short-term apartments with a communal feel, for today’s digital work-from-anywhere nomad.<p>If you can afford the airfare, it’s getting easier to be a digital nomad. Roam, a new network of co-living spaces, offers a lease that lets you continually move: After a couple of weeks or months …

Vladimir Nabokov’s Passionate Love Letters to Véra and His Affectionate Bestiary of Nicknames for Her

Long before <b>Vladimir Nabokov</b> (April 22, 1899–July 2, 1977) became a sage of literature, Russia’s most prominent literary émigré, and a man of widely revered strong opinions, the most important event of his life took place: 24-year-old Vladimir met 21-year-old Véra. She would come to be not only his …

3 genius ways to clean your home using essential oils

Is there anything essential oils <i>can’t</i> do? They help relieve work-related stress, soothe winter cold symptoms, make your skin glow, and even get you …

Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones

Most mornings as I leave the Y after my swim and shower, I cross paths with a coterie of toddlers entering with their caregivers for a kid-oriented activity. I can’t resist saying hello, requesting a high-five, and wishing them a fun time. I leave the Y grinning from ear to ear, uplifted not just …

Mindfulness

How To Make Your Bookshelves Beautiful

Why slow exercise is the way forward for losing weight

Victoria's Secret Sport<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>When it comes to burning fat, we've been trained (pardon the pun) to think harder, …

London Lies Beneath - a guided London walk by Stella Duffy

<b>A London Lies Beneath guided London Walk</b><p>from Trafalgar Square to East Street Market<p><b>The celebrate the publication of London Lies Beneath, Stella Duffy</b> …

England

4 Step Guide to Letting Go of the Past

We’re constantly struggling with the past, in so many ways:<p>Mistakes we’ve made that we regret or that make us feel bad about ourselves<br>• Anger about …

Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy on the Weight of Mental Illness

Glenn Close does not read her reviews. So the jumbo excerpt on the marquee where she is reprising her Tony Award-winning role in “Sunset Boulevard” (“One of the great stage performances of this century”), surrounded by flashing lights, may be a spoiler.<p>“You still have to go out the next night no …

The Weird Instagram Side Effect That Comes From Online Dating

This President’s Day Weekend, I was in Nashville for my cousin’s bachelorette party and used the opportunity to really lean into some of the …

Overheard at Le Bon Marché

PARIS — Attention, Paris shoppers: Loïc Prigent has been eavesdropping on you.<p>In 2011, the highly regarded journalist and fashion documentary filmmaker (“Signé Chanel,” “Le jour d’avant”) started chronicling on Twitter all the hilarious, inane and occasionally (unintentionally) profound fashion …

Shunned by Vogue, Joan Juliet Buck Seeks Inner Peace

RHINECLIFF, N.Y. — When Joan Juliet Buck completed the first draft of her new memoir, “The Price of Illusion,” for Atria Books, the manuscript was over a thousand pages. “It was like a deposition,” she said, an apt description considering the material she had to cover.<p>In 2000 Ms. Buck, known for …

Bill Cunningham’s Trademark Bicycle and Jacket Join the New-York Historical Society

Bill Cunningham, the beloved chronicler of street fashion and a longtime photographer for The New York Times who died last year at 87, was known for circulating the city with his Biria bicycle and Nikon camera, often while wearing a blue French worker’s jacket.<p>Those personal possessions, along with …

A Personal Trainer for Heartbreak

After a traumatic breakup, Julia Scinto, a fashion designer in Manhattan, found herself searching online sites far and wide, looking for any available resource to help her feel better.<p>“I even considered hypnosis,” said Ms. Scinto, who designs women’s wear for Macy’s private label.<p>Instead, she …

9 Unmissable London Exhibitions In 2017

From queer art to royal fashion, Soviet agitprop to sexy fruit paintings, London will be host to masses of amazing exhibitions in 2017.<p>Big …

Art

Ask Polly: My Boyfriend Dumped Me for a Crazy Reason!

<b>Dear Polly,</b><p>My boyfriend of four years broke up with me last week, and I am a mess. I’m shocked because the reason he gave doesn’t make sense.<p>Some …

Chain

Hard Rock hotel, late night, walking back to my room. Pass photos of famous musicians, stop and stare at them for a while. Kurt Cobain. You can see …

How Spike Jonze Communicates Loneliness Through Cinematography in 'Her'

There are plenty of films about loneliness and the struggle to find love and meaning, but none of them do it quite like Spike Jonze's <i>Her</i>.<p>Set in a …

Cinematography

Emotional Balance – Gigi Young

<b>Q:</b> I know that positivity is vital to staying in alignment and creating my reality but I sometimes just find myself down, angry, depressed, listless, …

Emotional Intelligence

Ask Polly: I Finally Got Sober, but I’m Losing Faith!

Get Ask Polly delivered weekly.<p><b>Dear Polly,</b><p>I’m closer to 30 than 25, bipolar (type II), and, most important, <i>six days away from being six months …

A Year In, and Still Trying to Say the ‘L’ Word

The fortuneteller was wrong. Of course, I didn’t know it at the time.<p>This was on a Friday evening last March, the final night of a three-day vacation in New Orleans with my best friend. On a street between Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral, she and I sat on folding chairs, glued to the seats. …

Zen of Busy: Continual Letting Go When You’re Overwhelmed

These past two weeks have been hectic and exhausting for me. My wife’s father passed away, and I’ve been in non-stop planning, coordinating, cooking, …

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