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Mindful Parenting - How You Can Help Your Kids Thrive

Ask any parent what they want for their kids and in the top 3 responses, if not at the very top, will be “happiness”.<p>Different parents will use …

The 23 coolest neighbourhoods in Europe, according to travel bloggers

While most tourists choose their holidays based on affordability or the famous landmarks they want to post to Instagram, many prefer to head off the …

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum’s incompleteness theorem of the heart – fascinating read on the insufficiency of the intellect in discerning …

Philosopher <b>Martha Nussbaum</b>’s incompleteness theorem of the heart – fascinating read on the insufficiency of the intellect in discerning the heart’s truth and how we know whether we actually love somebody.

19 U.S. museums with outstanding architecture

When design and art collide<p><i>Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>From New York to Los Angeles and everywhere in between, U.S. museums house some of the finest art in the world. While it’s easy to get caught up in the …

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The 30 Most Enlightening Eckhart Tolle Quotes That Will Shift You Perspective On Life

Eckhart Tolle is a famous spiritual teacher promoting mindfulness and living in the now. His teachings often contradict what we are taught in the …

Susan Sontag on the writer’s task – beautiful read, especially amid our era of opinion-mongering and misinformation

<b>Susan Sontag</b> on the writer’s task – beautiful read, especially amid our era of opinion-mongering and misinformation.

Abraham Lincoln on Living with Loss: His Magnificent Letter of Consolation to a Grief-stricken Young Woman

On trusting that time will transmute the unbearable pain of grief into “a sad sweet feeling in your heart.”<p>One of the noblest leaders in Western civilization, <b>Abraham Lincoln</b> (February 12, 1809–April 15, 1865) led a difficult life punctuated by tragedy — his mother’s death when he was only nine, the …

Staying Alive: Mary Oliver on How Books Saved Her Life and Why the Passion for Work Is the Greatest Antidote to Pain

“The world’s otherness is antidote to confusion [and] standing within this otherness — the beauty and the mystery of the world, out in the fields or deep inside books — can re-dignify the worst-stung heart.”<p><i>“There are perhaps no days of our childhood that we lived as fully,”</i> Proust wrote in …

Le Corbusier’s Color Theories, Explained

The Swiss architect was a stickler for color, as a rare wallpaper book now up for auction shows.<p>Henry Ford was famous for saying a customer could have any color of car she or he wanted, so long as it’s black–a nod to how the industrialist viewed color, all function no fun. Black paint dried the …

As Brain Pickings turned 10, I reflected on the 10 most important learnings about writing and life from this first decade. 

As <i>Brain Pickings</i> turned 10, I reflected on the 10 most important learnings about writing and life from this first decade.

Kierkegaard on Our Greatest Source of Unhappiness

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard memorably wrote in reflecting on why presence matters more than productivity. <i>“On how one orients himself to the moment depends the failure or fruitfulness of it,”</i> Henry Miller asserted in his beautiful meditation on the …

The Surprising Sexiness of Plastic Watering Cans

Photographer Ken Lavey's new series "Cavities" continues to make us appreciate the eroticism of everyday objects.<p>I landed on the subject of watering can cavities by accident in the studio one day, and it grew into a spinoff series of some previous work. My previous images took into consideration …

RÄS studio updates Barcelona apartment with monochrome paintwork and textured tiles

Dark grey tiles, black and white paintwork, and leafy pot plants complete this minimalist apartment in Barcelona designed by Spanish architects RÄS …

Bruce Lee’s Never-Before-Seen Writings on Willpower, Emotion, Reason, Memory, Imagination, and Confidence

“You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”<p>Although <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is best known for his legendary legacy in martial arts and film, he was also one of the most underappreciated philosophers of the twentieth century, instrumental in introducing Eastern …

Why We Should Explore the Ocean as Seriously as We Explore Space

Anyone who's found themselves beneath a spectacularly starry night sky has to wonder what's out there. That same person, though, might stare out at a …

10 Toxic People You Should Avoid At All Costs

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.<p>As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic …

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Teaching With Your Mouth Shut

Opinion | Learning Strategies<p>Teaching With Your Mouth Shut<p>By Stefany Bolaños     Oct 15, 2016<p>Image Credit: JrCasas / Shutterstock.com<p>Related …

The Story Behind John Cage's 4'33"

<i>In a world plagued by Muzak, John Cage needed to find a quiet way to make a powerful statement.</i><p>On August 29, 1952, at a rustic outdoor chamber music …

7 Steps to Help Fight Depression

There are a lot of things you can do to help fight depression. This is not an all-inclusive list, but it is a start.

Greener times for inner cities?

<b>Cause for optimism from the New York Times and the Economist Intelligence Unit / Siemens</b><p>Our inner cities are pretty bad places, as suggested by …

20 minutes of this simple breathing technique could lower your inflammation

Ever struggle to keep up with the heavy yoga breathing that everyone around you seems to do effortlessly? Well, it’s time to hone in your skills—in …

HugeDomains.com - Squidot.com is for sale (Squidot)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

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How to Calm Your Inner Critic in Seconds

This easy technique will shut down your inner critic and make you much more self-accepting. Learn the price you pay for judging and what to do about …

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Bertrand Russell & Buckminster Fuller on Why We Should Work Less, and Live & Learn More

Why must we all work long hours to earn the right to live? Why must only the wealthy have access to leisure, aesthetic pleasure, …

10 Things to Do When You're Feeling Stuck

Did your va-va lose its voom? Your edge its steely sharpness? Boomerang not coming back? Mojo not working its magic?<p>Chances are you’re suffering from …

Screen Test | Jayde Heiser (NSFW)

Screen Test <i>is an in-house photo editorial series curated by Highsnobiety. Each edition highlights the best up-and-coming models and photographers</i> …