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100+ Artists Pay Tribute to Creative Genius Hayao Miyazaki in 3 Day Art Show

Japanese filmmaker and animator Hayao Miyazaki has long delighted and inspired people around the world with his original imaginative universe. Now, those that have found his work artistically influential are paying homage to Miyazaki in the most appropriate way. The SPOKE ART gallery has curated …

Art

Top 9 Healthiest Foods In The World

Top 9 of the healthiest foods in the world, try to include these foods in your diet to improve your health and stay in shape.<p><b>1.Sprouts</b><p>Sprouts may …

Nutrition

New Study Sheds Light On Depression In Teens And Parents

There is a new study on the effect treating teens for depression has on their parents. It suggests just treating teens has benefits for parents.<p>Transcript<p>LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>There are estimates that 13 percent of adolescents in the United States experience at least one episode of major …

Research

Do You *Really* Need to Wash Fruit Before You Eat It?

It's literally just running it under tap water for two seconds. What does that do?!?!<p>Between your mom and the Food and Drug Administration, at least a few people have probably told you to always wash your fruits and vegetables so you don't ingest filthy germs when you eat them.<p>But I have to admit, …

E.coli

Spike Lee Wants BlacKkKlansman to Wake America Up

It’s a picture-perfect day on Martha’s Vineyard. Families stream by on a heavily foot-trafficked thoroughfare, while white men in cargo shorts dock …

BlacKkKlansman

Why most people will never be successful

“Success” isn’t just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives.<p>Success is …

Self-improvement

Don't Make This an Afterthought in Your Kitchen

When you're planning a new kitchen, you probably think about the big stuff: the countertops, the cabinets, the appliances, the flooring. But we're …

Kitchens

22 things to do after work that’ll enrich your life more than happy hour and Netflix

Are you feeling a little uninspired lately? It could be because you’ve gotten into a bit of a rut, especially when it comes to your after-work …

George Michael

2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes Are a Breakfast Miracle

You're probably in disbelief at this recipe title, but yes, you can make tasty pancakes with just two ingredients: baked sweet potato and eggs. (And, …

Recipes

No plumber, no problem: Conquer drain clogs with these 4 cleaners you can make from pantry staples

There are few things more annoying at home than clogged and smelly drains. Calling a plumber is expensive and inconvenient. Commercial drain cleaners …

Cleaning

With 10 Short Words, This Airline Passenger Taught an Incredible Lesson in Emotional Intelligence, as She Persuaded a Plane Full of People to Support Her

She did seven key things. And she persuaded the entire plane as a result.<p>This is a story about an airplane passenger, a viral video--and a lesson in emotional intelligence.<p>By now you may have seen the video (embedded at the bottom of this post). It has more than 3.5 million views on Facebook in …

Emotional Intelligence

Bill Maher Is Stand-up Comedy’s Past. Hannah Gadsby Represents Its Future.

Last weekend, as Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix phenomenon <i>Nanette</i> continued to rack up impassioned reviews and think pieces, Bill Maher aired a new HBO …

Comedy

What does the Bible verse Jeff Sessions quoted really mean?

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been called one of the most important and most misunderstood passages in the Bible: Romans 13:1-7.<p>"The most historically influential paragraph Paul ever wrote," in the words of one scholar.<p>Likely written by the Apostle Paul around 57 AD, Romans 13, including the snippet cited by …

A Brief History of People Using Romans 13 to Justify White Supremacy

Around A.D. 49, the Roman emperor Claudius expelled the Jews from the city of Rome. Historians argue about the exact date and the reasons, but we …

5 Companies That Will Make Your Ikea Furniture Seem Custom-Made

How’s this for original? I am a 20-something living in Brooklyn and my couch is from Ikea. To be fair, the couch wasn’t my idea; it was a joint decision between roommates made years ago. Nothing against Ikea; it services a specific time in all our lives, and I can’t say I didn’t enjoy the ferry …

7-Day 1200-Calorie Meal Plan for Weight Loss

Think a 1200-calorie diet is impossible to follow? Think again.<p>We’ve made sure you won’t feel deprived with these hearty lower-calorie breakfasts, …

Weight Loss

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

Grow to eat: some edible crops grow in 
shade - but be realistic

Owners of small gardens often ask me which vegetables and fruit grow in shade. Many want to tuck “messy veg” away in a dark corner, or think that flowers are difficult to grow in shade, which isn’t true.<p>My answer: “Compost the sun-loving flowers and swap the beds around,” never goes down well. …

8 Foods That Will Happily Grow on Your Apartment Balcony

Many of us would love to join the new movement in home food production, but we lack the space. It’s one thing to convert a suburban lawn into an …

This Study Confirms How Important Forgiveness Is. Here's How To Do It

Forgiveness isn't always easy: If someone has hurt you, you may carry feelings of anger and bitterness for a long time. And forgiving <i>yourself</i> for …

One-Pan Garlic Chicken & Asparagus Is a Dinner Dream — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

7 Big IKEA Home Hacks That Make Huge Wall Statements

Some IKEA hacks are small. A little paint here, some new hardware there—they get the job done. And then there are the IKEA hacks that are so big and …

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

A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it’s huge elsewhere in Europe and on its way to the UK<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 thing? For those too twitchy to sit still …

Meditation

Why The Older You Get, The More You Hate Everyone (And Why That's OK)

You know how you're always talking about how you hate everyone? The thing is, the older you get, the more real this is.<p>True story: I don't really …

Relationships

How to immediately refresh your brain to restore high-level thinking

Mental clarity can escape anyone.<p>Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens.<p>It’s your ability to recover that matters.<p>You can …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

The Report on Race That Shook America

It came out in 1968—yet little has changed since the Kerner Commission denounced “white racism.”<p>In July 1967, when President Lyndon B. Johnson formed a commission to analyze the riots then engulfing several major American cities, the radical wing of the civil-rights movement eyed his appointees …

Black History

About the boys: Tim Winton on how toxic masculinity is shackling men to misogyny

In an excerpt from a speech about his new book The Shepherd’s Hut, the author says it is men who need to step up and liberate boys from the race, the game, the fight<br>• Winton on writing ‘with my heart in my mouth’ – podcast<p>I don’t have any grand theory about masculinity. But I know a bit about boys. …

Misogyny

Google Automatically Rejects Most Resumes for Common Mistakes You've Probably Made Too

Former HR chief Laszlo Bock says Google gets 50,000 resumes a week. This is how it eliminates many of them.<p>Want to get hired at Google (or any other desirable employer)? Chances are, you won't, because your resume is getting in your way. Not because you didn't phrase things just right, or you …

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead.<p>To guard against a …

Political Science