Anthony O'Brien

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Sonapani Film Festival: A secret film festival in a Himalayan village

This train journey is the strangest thing: you embark on Old Delhi station in the dark, amidst the crowd of bodies, the sense of ruin, the muted …

Puerto Rico’s Superman is a Super-Woman from Brooklyn

'La Borinqueña' is a climate-defending, genre-defying superhero.<p>Since Superman’s debut in 1938, the world has become accustomed to watching white men with a self-proclaimed sense of moral superiority repeatedly save the world, while sporting fluorescent-colored tights. In the face of public …

How to Be the Best Version of Yourself

6 practical ways to consistently bring excellence into your life.<p>Motivation can be a fickle concept. We're all go-getters at some point. We're also all slackers at other times. Admit it...<p>When we're confronted with unrealistic demands, how will we react? Can we sustain optimal performance? …

New Study Finds Yoga Breathing Lowers Inflammation

Yoga isn’t just about physical poses. The ancient practice has specific yogic breathing techniques known as <i>pranayama</i>. Yoga breathing has been …

13 New Shows You Need to Watch This Summer

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Alexander Wang Is Selling His NYC Loft, and It's Everything You'd Expect It to Be

If you’re a fan of Alexander Wang, but aren’t content with simply keeping his aesthetic contained to your apparel, then you might be interested in …

The Best of Brain Pickings 2015

The paradoxical psychology of why we fall in love, what maturity really means, how our emotions affect our immune system, the transformative power of solitude, and a year’s worth more.<p>After the annual reading list of the 15 finest books of the year, it’s time for the annual look back upon the best …

7 Morning Habits to Increase Your Productivity For the Day

Everyone procrastinates. Since the dawn of time, people have been putting things off.<p>Sometimes, procrastinating is harmless. Take for instance the …

6 Things The Most Organized People Do Every Day

Most of us feel that way. But not all of us. The most organized people don't.<p>As NYT bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explains, the VIP's he's met don't seem scattered and frantic.<p>They're calm, cool and "in the moment", not juggling nine things and worried about being done by …

The 10 Best Free Apps for Travel Junkies

Odds are you use no more than two travel apps to get from point A to point B, and that’s fine — surveys show you’re not alone.<p>But consider for a …

Google Unveils The Gmail Of Photos We’ve Been Wanting For Years

Google Photos is as magical as apps get. Here’s why.<p>A couple weeks ago, Yahoo unveiled a new update to Flickr that made Flickr worth taking seriously again. But, as often happens in the world of tech, it only took two weeks for someone to release a photo service that makes Flickr’s update look old …

You Have a Choice: Your Future Can Be Better Than Your Past

<b>“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.” ~Mary Oliver</b><p>On the January 17, …

5 Writing Rules That Work No Matter What You’re Writing

by Emily WenstromShort stories. Marketing copy. News reporting. Poetry. Business proposals. Literary fiction. Technical writing. Blogs. …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Literature

The Best Comics We Read in March 2015

<b>Silver Surfer #10 by Dan Slott, Mike Allred, Laura Allred, and Joe Sabino (Scott Carelli)</b><p>I’ve been reading and really enjoying Slott and Allred’s</i> …

The future of loneliness | Olivia Laing

As we moved our lives online, the internet promised an end to isolation. But can we find real intimacy amid shifting identities and permanent surveillance?<p>At the end of last winter, a gigantic billboard advertising Android, Google’s operating system, appeared over Times Square in New York. In a …

Eight reasons why we started cycling, and why we should never forget them

It’s all too easy to forget what it was that inspired you to take up cycling regularly. When you are pedalling hard into a headwind, tired, freezing …

Cycling

Going Up? Elevator Scenes on ‘Mad Men’

In ‘Mad Men,’ dozens of key scenes on the ’60s-era ad-agency series have played out on elevators. For series creator Matthew Weiner, elevators are where time, physical space and tension get neatly compressed.<p>The first time Peggy Olson, a pivotal character in “Mad Men,” appears in the 2007 series …

Mad Men

When 'Mad Men' Ends, Does TV's Best 'Stealth Feminism' Die, Too?

For seven seasons, Matthew Weiner has devoted himself to creating fascinating, complicated female characters.<p><b>This article appears in the March 2015 issue of ELLE magazine.</b><p>To write about the women of <i>Mad Men</i> in a way that sidesteps the usual fawning, rhapsodic, pin-up calendar approach is to confront …

A Second Chance to Make the Right Impression

Romualdo Faura<p>Years ago a friend of mine, Gordon, interviewed for a position at a prominent university. During his daylong visit to campus, he had lunch with a senior faculty member (let’s call him Bob) who had final say over the hire. After their food arrived, Bob said of his meal, “You know, this …

The Best Movies of 2014

There are years in which the list fills itself up to the mid-twenties or more. This year, I had to cut it down, arbitrarily, to thirty. Many of the movies on the list fall into the category of “independent” films—in the strict sense of “independent,” rather than in the sense in which it’s commonly …

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21 Ways To Flatten Your Belly

Your ultimate guide to a slimmer midsection.<p><i>This article was written and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>A toned, flat tummy is a goal many of us strive to achieve, but endless crunches and ditching all your favorite foods isn't the right way to do it. Fortunately, a flat belly can be …

Nutrition

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15 Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

For when you have zero desire to step outside<p>We totally get it: When it’s pouring rain or temps are at Arctic levels, the last thing you want to do is head to the gym. But if you’ve made big fitness resolutions for 2014, skipping workouts because you’d rather curl up on the couch with hot chocolate …

Exercise

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