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NASA's $1 Billion Probe Just Sent Back Mind-Meltingly Gorgeous New Images of Jupiter

?<p>NASA's $US1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 10th high-speed trip around Jupiter on December 16.<p>The robot gets relatively close to the gas …

16 Beautiful European Cities You Can Actually Afford to Visit Right Now

We're as guilty of it as anyone: trotting out every ridiculously cheap flight from New York or Boston or Atlanta to some cool-ass European capital or …

Boost your mindfulness and try to rise above digital distractions with these apps to carve out time for peaceful reflection<p>The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can …

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Retro Retail Gold Mines: D.C.'s Vintage and Consignment Shops

Washington, D.C.’s shopping scene is a varied and rich one. Yes, we have the hot boutiques and big-name labels, but we also have a healthy vintage …

Terror watch lists have grown dramatically since 9/11

The push by congressional Democrats to bar suspected terrorists from acquiring guns and explosives has focused renewed attention on the government’s secretive terrorist watch lists, which have grown exponentially since the 9/11 attacks and triggered widespread concern among civil liberties …

Mediterranean diet wins again, helps bones

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Mediterranean diet is well-known for its health benefits on your heart and waistline, but now your bones could benefit too, according to a new study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.<p>In this study, researchers examined whether diet quality affects bone health in postmenopausal …

How To Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets To Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

DIY Scratch-Off Cards For Super-Crafty Thank-You Notes

Writing a thank-you note is, let’s face it, a tedious art that's being replaced by easier means; I’m used to getting texted all-caps THANK YOU!!'s and emails that say about as much, and am guilty of using those same expressions rather than heeding my parents' instructions to always, always—even …

Letting Go of the Past with Mindfulness Meditation, Part 2

By Charles A. Francis<p><b>Letting go of the past</b> can be quite a challenge for many of us. Pleasant memories lure us back to happier times in our lives, …

Italy’s Lago Maggiore offers three very different botanical sanctuaries: Isola Bella, Madre and Villa Taranto

When I was growing up in Italy, it was a nearly a mandate for well-heeled northerners to summer on the sun-warmed lakes at the foot of the Alps. …

Glass Bottle Slumping Tutorial

Glass bottle slumping is becoming quite popular, possibly because you don't even need to buy expensive glass, you can re-use the wine and beer …

The Secrets of Cantonese Cooking, America's First Chinese Cuisine

"Chicken," the dim sum lady said to my father when he gestured at the steamed-up, inverted glass bowl atop a white plate. He nodded and she handed over the chicken and stamped our ticket. He lifted the bowl and my brothers and I gasped as we beheld a tangle of gnarled chicken feet in a dark sauce …

14 Food TV Shows Actually Worth Watching

Today's food TV is a cultural wasteland, but you can still watch food shows that were actually great. Here are 14 of the best of them<p>With the onslaught of a generation of TV food shows that seem to be vying for an Emmy in the category of Most Thoroughly Robbing Cooking of Dignity, Fun, and Good …

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

<i>Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.</i><p><i>Evan Osnos | New Yorker | Dec. 14, 2014 | 51 minutes</i> …

Our 11 Favorite Italian Cookbooks

<i>You know how some people are obsessed with stamp collections or fantasy football teams? Well, we're obsessed with cookbooks. Here, in Books We Love, we'll talk about our favorites.</i><p><i>Today: When we're dreaming of Italy, these are the books that we turn to.</i><p>It should go without saying, but when we think …

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A complete guide to lovingkindness meditation

The Metta Bhavana, or Development of Lovingkindness, practice is one of the most ancient forms of Buddhist practice, one that has been passed down in …

Pictures of the Week 12.11.14

Where to Eat in New York

Cat Nap Pillowcases - Set of 2

<b>Cat Nap Pillowcase Set = a wonderful Cat Lover Gift!</b><br>These Cat Pillow Cases are screen printed by hand, with permanent eco friendly, water-based ink. …

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Watch full episodes of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS All Access, view video clips and browse photos. Join the conversation and connect …