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5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …

Relationships

Martin Luther King's last 31 hours: the story of his final prophetic speech

On the eve of his assassination, King delivered an improvised masterpiece, ‘I’ve been to the Mountaintop’. In it, the civil rights leader foresaw his own death.<p><b>While the man who</b> would assassinate him the next day was holed up in the New Rebel motel, hundreds of people were filtering into Mason …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

15 Easy Vegan Weeknight Meals

Shares 21K<p>Now that the holidays are over, we all need easy, healthy, and of course delicious recipes that are ready in no time. Start the year off …

The 4 rituals that will make you an expert at anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

7 Vegetarian Lunch Ideas So You Never Have a #SadDeskLunch Again

There are plenty of reasons to try out a vegetarian diet or at least incorporate more veggies into your day. Aside from the nutritional benefits of …

Try This Time-Obsessed Designer’s Approach To To-Do Lists

Forget the app. Grab a piece of paper.<p>There are countless to-do apps designed to help us be more productive–but no matter the strategy, it’s very easy to lapse back into old habits after a few weeks. The designer Jake Knapp knows the struggle, having fallen off the wagon himself.<p>Knapp is a fellow …

26 Handy Architecture Cheat Sheets

If you find yourself always looking up the same information, or if you're just starting out and you need to have the basics handy, this post is for …

12 Ways Successful People Get More Done Than the Rest of Us

Successful people are not more gifted. They just work hard, and then succeed on purpose.<p>Most of us know at least one madly productive person--someone who's able to accomplish more in a couple of hours than the rest of us get done all day. And chances are that person is also quite successful.<p>It's no …

Technology is destroying the most important asset in your life

<i>“Money isn’t the most important thing in the world. Your time is.”</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Fall Art Preview: 30 of the Most Important Museum Exhibitions to See Around the Globe This Season

Exhibitions<p>artnet News editors pick their favorite exhibitions taking place around the world this summer.<p>,<p>This summer of international art fairs and …

Art

This bright teal tiny house features an observation tower for amazing views

Imagine buying a plot of land with a stellar view for your future home, only to see the construction of multi-family developments on the neighboring …

What It's Like to Be an Atheist in Prison When Only God Forgives

Between chaplains offering guidance and the 12-step programs spiritual undertones, what happens when you want rehabilitation without needing to find God?<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Prison might be a grim place, but it's a holy one too. We've all heard the stories: hardened criminal …

Fantasy art: the future of energy and water technology - in pictures

They look like designs from the pages of a futurist’s notepad, but the concepts below are some of the finalists in the biennial public art contest held by the Land Art Generator Initiative (Lagi).<p>These ideas illustrate the possibility of marrying aesthetics with renewable energy and water …

Salvador Dalí’s Rare 1969 Illustrations for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Rediscovered and Resurrected

Two masters of the fanciful and philosophical, together.<p>In 1865, a Victorian mathematician wrote a fairy tale that would go on to live parallel lives as one of the world’s most beloved children’s books and a modernist masterwork of philosophy that mushrooms its yield of wisdom with each reading — …

Salvador Dalí

British Muslim schoolgirl gives powerful speech about the prejudice she faces every day

LONDON — A Muslim schoolgirl has discussed the daily prejudice she and her family face in a powerful speech about Islamophobia given during a school …

Religion

DEAR TOURISTS: Here's why you should stop riding elephants

On Thursday, a 43-year-old captive female elephant died in Vietnam.<p>The elephant — named Na Lieng — was forced to work in the tourist industry, giving "holidaymakers" rides on her back. She likely died, Thahn Nien News reported, from exhaustion.<p>Sadly, the animal's death wasn't an anomalous event.<p>In …

Elephants

These Parks Are Reclaiming Ugly Urban Underpasses as Public Space

Manhattan’s rails-to-trails High Line sparked a global trend of turning old transit infrastructure into parks. But a new breed of public spaces …

Urban Design

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Superstar Dutch Designer Piet Oudolf

If the world of gardening has rock stars, Piet Oudolf qualifies as Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Prince rolled into one. The Dutch landscape …

The Billionaire Who's Fighting Income Inequality

The average annual compensation of the 30 highest paid CEOs is $47 million per year.<p>With a net worth of $21.1 billion according to the Bloomberg …

Not in our name: It’s time for Muslims to reclaim Islam

<i>Dany and Lisa Assaf are Toronto lawyers.</i><p>Paris and the world bleeds, fires roar and we all weep in desolation. There is a criminal gang masquerading as some kind of extreme Muslim movement, terrorizing and killing innocent people; the horror in Paris the most recent and gruesome example.<p>Enough is …

Placemaking as a fulcrum for innovation

<i>By Ethan Kent, Senior Vice President, Project for Public Spaces</i><p><i>This post is part of a series marking the release of The Intersector Project’s new</i> …

Where is the world's most stressful city?

Photograph: Tim Graham/Getty Images<p>The Shanghai urban area is home to more than 23 million people: 119,000 per sq mile in the inner city, way above that of Paris or …

How psychopaths can save your life

The right balance of ruthlessness and cool can make people heroes rather than killers, says psychologist Kevin Dutton<p>I once met a man who told me this: “In the operating theatre I am reborn: as a cold, heartless machine, totally at one with scalpel, drill and saw. Emotion is entropy and seriously …

Adorable Dog Refuses To Go On With Life Until Owner Grants Forgiveness (Video)

FORGIVE THE DOG ALREADY, YOU HEARTLESS MONSTER!<p>I don't know what Ettore -- the WORST name for a dog, by the way -- did to get owner Anthony Federica …

Dachshund Racing in Australia: Pictures

Australia

Punkt launches Jasper Morrison-designed MP 01 as a "liberating" alternative to smartphones

<b>London Design Festival 2015:</b> Swiss technology brand Punkt has launched a stripped-back mobile handset designed by British designer Jasper Morrison …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …