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What Makes an Intimate Relationship Intimate?

Every year for the past three years, I have had the pleasure of teaching the course 'Psychology of Relationships' to eager students yearning to learn …

Relationships

So You Want to Read Time Travel Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Any respectable list of time travel novels has to start with H. G. Wells’ groundbreaking novel <i>The Time Machine</i>. Casting aside the magic and mysticism …

Books

How to Make Friends as an Adult — and Why It's Important

Anyone who’s ever made room for a big milestone of adult life–a job, a marriage, a move–has likely shoved a friendship to the side. After all, there …

Psychology

Let Harvard teach you about Buddhism in this free online course you can take now

Harvard University's popular course on Buddhism returns with an interactive feature and great content.<br>Read More

Spirituality

15 Books You’ll Wish You Read Sooner

A great read can be transformative—and may even change the way you think about your life. These books, chosen by <i>RS</i> staffers, are so powerful, you’ll …

Books

How to tackle London's 10 best museums – from 'secret' exhibits to dodging the crowds

Planning a trip to one of London's museum heavyweights? Already hyperventilating at the thought of having to contend with selfie-snapping tourists and rambunctious school groups? Look no further than Telegraph Travel's guide to how to visit London's best museums like a pro. Here you'll find the …

Museums

This pillow claims to reduce acid reflux symptoms — I decided to try it

This pillow is dedicated to reducing acid reflux. This is the MedCline Reflux Relief System. It reclines your body, so stomach acid can't reach your esophagus.<p><b>Liz Jassin, Business Insider:</b><p>"I've had acid reflux for five years. I went to the doctor, and they gave me a long list of foods to cut out of …

Sleep

This brilliant trick can un-shrink your sweaters

This clever tip revives clothes that have spent too much time in the dryer<p>If your favourite cashmere jumper spends too long in the dryer and ends up …

T-shirts

Leonardo Da Vinci's mysterious 'invisible' drawings on display for first time

To the untrained eye, they look like little more than blank, if rather old, sheets of paper.<p>In fact, Leonardo Da Vinci’s empty pages hold a secret few could imagine: more than a dozen studies of hands drawn in a metal substance turned to invisible ink over time.<p>The two pieces of paper, now known to …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Fifty shades darker yet: five boundary-pushing films about pleasure and pain

The sting of leather on bare flesh. The thrill of giving in to pleasure and pain. The danger of putting your trust completely in the hands of someone …

Filmmaking

9 Nonfiction Books About Love That Will Change How You Feel About Finding "The One"

Every February, the fairy tales begin in earnest: Prince Charming, true love's kiss, and happily ever afters are everywhere you look. Quite frankly, …

Relationships

Shame, Porn, and Perversion: On Erica Garza’s “Getting Off”

WE’VE COME A LONG WAY from Luis Buñuel’s <i>Belle de Jour</i>, with its prim meows and horse carriage bells symbolizing female sexuality alongside risqué …

Books

Danielle Lazarin Recommends 6 Must-Reads By Women, For Women

I love books that counter the narratives we expect about women’s relationships to themselves and to others, especially ones that don’t avoid those stories of our families and romances and dreams, the stories that make up our daily lives. I’ve never read a book that has crammed so much about …

Books

Three-Cup Chicken

Place the chicken pieces in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover them. Bring the water slowly to a simmer, skimming off any scum that forms …

The Philosophy of the Midlife Crisis

When he was thirty-five, Kieran Setiya had a midlife crisis. Objectively, he was a successful philosophy professor at the University of Pittsburgh, who had written the books “Practical Knowledge” and “Knowing Right from Wrong.” But suddenly his existence seemed unsatisfying. Looking inward, he felt …

British Philosophy

I Tried A Face Epilator & My Skin Has Never Looked So Good

As a professional makeup artist, I'm constantly in search of smoother skin. I'm not particularly hairy, which does allow me to spend less time and …

Skin Care

Month in Review: January 2018 - The Hub

What happened in YA this month? Here is a quick round up of featured posts on The Hub and other links to keep you up to date when collecting for your …

Books

The Secret To Becoming Rejection-Proof

I’m not going to sugar coat it – rejection sucks. It can do a number on your self-esteem and bruise your ego…big time. But we need to remember that …

Self-help

Only Pets Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing pets in the Only Pets Photo contest with chances to win Focus Shifter and …

Pets

7 Things Night Owls Do That Morning People Will Never Understand

Nighttime is the right time for some.<p>Last night I stayed up writing until 2:20am, then watched an episode of The West Wing to unwind before actually falling asleep at 3am. This not entirely unusual for me.<p>I live on the west coast. At 1:45am my time, I took a break and Snapchatted back and forth …

J.R.R. Tolkien

A psychological phenomenon known as the 'default effect' could help us make better decisions

More than 8,000 Americans die every year while waiting for an organ transplant.<p>This figure doesn't reflect a lack of empathy so much as a lack of will: While 85% of Americans approve of organ donation, few actually bother to sign up as donors.<p>But what if rather than having to sign up to donate …

Psychology

Why are people prejudiced? The answer is not what you think

<b>(CNN) —</b> People are prejudiced -- sometimes unashamedly so. We tend to have a host of reasons ready to justify our biases -- the mentally ill are dangerous, immigrants steal jobs, the LGBTQ community corrupts family values, Muslims are terrorists and rural whites are uneducated.<p>But these prejudices …

Psychology

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

The Greatest Works of Russian Literature Everyone Should Read

There are certain books that are always on lists of “books you must read” and the like, and these books are generally two things: Old and complex. …

Literature

19 Celebrity Books That Are Actually Worth Reading

Books written by celebrities that are really worth your time.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Tiffany Haddish

Beyond the Gaze: Reclaiming the Female Form After Nochlin

I RECENTLY WANDERED through the Art Institute of Chicago and came upon <i>Woman in Tub</i> by Jeff Koons. His work is recognizable from a distance, and I …

Art History

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

Now this is a Pinterest trend I can get behind.<p>We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid …

Recipes

The opposite of a narcissist is an 'empath' — and it could be a bad thing if you date one

In relationships, there are certain qualities we all look for in a significant other. Our love stories and desires may be different, but for many people, empathy ranks high on the list of desirable traits in a partner.<p>But what happens when someone feels empathy to the extreme? They could be an …

Emotions

9 Essential Anime Movies That Aren’t Made by Studio Ghibli

Everyone knows that Studio Ghibli is basically the Disney of anime—universally beloved by viewers of all ages, with exquisitely crafted tales of …

Anime

What is the ‘ideal’ female body shape?

A new exhibition explores how for centuries fashionable corsetry and clothing styles have dictated to women how their bodies should look, writes Cath Pound.<p>Fashion has long seen the female body as a malleable entity, something to be moulded according to the dictates of complex social codes or the …

Christian Dior