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Amid A Lost Love, A Son And Father Finally Speak The Secret Between Them

Andy Goodling met his boyfriend, Bryan, at college in Pennsylvania. Six years ago, they started dating — but for years, they kept their relationship hidden.<p>"Bryan was my best friend, but we were both very much in the closet," Goodling tells his father, Scott, on a recent visit with StoryCorps. "You …

We Asked a Philosopher Whether It’s OK to Take Drugs

What would John Stewart Mill say about weed? Are psychedelics OK if they expand your mind? And are drugs morally a bad thing? We asked an expert.<p>Philosopher Peg O' Connor is no stranger to drugs. In fact, she's pretty much made thinking about them her life's work. Her blog, "Philosophy Stirred, Not …

'I Regret Everything': Toni Morrison Looks Back On Her Personal Life

"It's not profound regret," Morrison tells <i>Fresh Air</i>. "It's just a wiping up of tiny little messes that you didn't recognize as mess when they were going on." <i>Originally broadcast April 20, 2015.</i><p>Transcript<p>DAVE DAVIES, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I’m Dave Davies in for Terry Gross, who’s off this week. …

'Times' Restaurant Critic Dishes On Guy Fieri And The Art Of Reviewing

Pete Wells has a job that most people can only dream of. As restaurant critic for <i>The</i> <i>New York Times,</i> he gets paid to eat out four or five nights a week — often at quite pricey places — on someone else's dime.<p>But for Wells, going out for drinks and delectable meals is still work. He tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s …

Nightwalking: a Nocturnal History of London by Matthew Beaumont, review: 'wonderfully mischievous'

Charlotte Runcie enjoys a captivating account of the writers, from Charles Dickens to John Clare, who have drawn solace and inspiration from nocturnal walks<p>We are told not to walk at night. Women, in particular, are often advised to travel after dark in groups.<p>Our relationship with the night is …

Review: 'Ex Machina' Is A New Sci-Fi Classic

<b>Thumbnail: Wickedly smart and often wickedly funny, this delightfully entertaining science fiction drama is one of the best films of the year.</b><p><b>Box Office:</b><p><i>Ex Machina</i> is an original science-fiction drama written and directed by Alex Garland, writer of <i>The Beach</i> and screenwriter of <i>28 Days Later</i> and</i> …

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Jack Kerouac on How to Meditate

An intoxicating homage to the ancient practice that milks the brain’s “good glad fluid.”<p>Centuries after Montaigne contemplated the double meaning of meditation and decades before Western science confirmed what Eastern philosophy has known for millennia — that meditation is our greatest gateway to …

These Nut-Hugging Bear Cookies Are Almost Too Cute To Eat

Maa Tamagosan, a French-trained Japanese cook, just might have created a cookie that is too cute to eat. Her cookies look like cute little teddy …

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have also <i>not</i> given a fuck about many people and many things. And those fucks I …

Jennifer Aniston

Brain Science Explains The Most Productive Ways To Procrastinate

Research on the brain’s decision-making systems reveals the five most productive ways to waste time.<p>Sit down to work on a specific task and you may find your mind veering off on a different track, spiraling down into the black hole of procrastination.<p>“We all experience motivational breakdowns, like …

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Tolstoy’s Reading List: Essential Books for Each Stage of Life

Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions, discovering great similarities in how they …

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How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Let Your Life Shine

<b>“I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” ~Hafiz of Shiraz</b><p>I have been on a quest to be …

Positive Thinking

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An Electric Bus That Recharges While You Step Inside

A new system can charge batteries in 15 seconds, or just enough time to fill up between bus stops.<p>Electric buses aren’t new. The “trolley bus” system in San Francisco, for example, has been around for almost 80 years. But even though the older buses keep pollution down, they aren’t quite ideal: In …

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Bastille - Bad Blood (Fred Falke Remix)

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22 Hilariously Derpy Animals

Many of us tend to put animals on a pedestal, admiring them for their effortless grace and beauty and what seems like a certain purity of spirit. …

Animals

20 Interesting Facts About Love

Love is pure, love is painful, love is sweet and love is dreadful. True love is overwhelming. Our lives depend on it and it often seems like our …

Stay In Love (feat. Sam Sparro)

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Ink

"I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark." <b>Henry David Thoreau</b><p>"Writing is an adventure." <b>Winston</b> …

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