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What Makes a Good Life: Revelatory Learnings from Harvard’s 75-Year Study of Human Happiness

“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier.”<p><i>“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge,”</i> Bertrand Russell wrote in his 1925 treatise on the nature of the good life and how we limit our happiness. For the …

Happiness

Elon Musk's brother is building vertical farms in shipping containers

Starting fall 2016, he and fellow entrepreneur Tobias Peggs are planning to launch a new urban farming incubator program, called Square Roots. Musk tells Business Insider that it will give young food-tech entrepreneurs spaces to develop and accelerate their vertical farming startups.<p>Musk and Peggs …

How Orgasmic Meditation Finally Made Sex Good for Me

My journey into sexual healing, group clitoral stroking, and going to third base with a bisexual R&B singer.<p>I'm walking around a yoga studio Donald Duck-style: just a T-shirt with no pants or undies, chach fully in the breeze. About eight other women are also hanging out...literally. The men in the …

Sexual Health

People Who Achieve Their Dreams Share These 3 Beliefs | Inc.com

There are two types of people in the world: those who dream and those who do. What sets them apart?<p>What sets apart the student who perseveres from the one who decides education isn't really for her? What makes one person get up at 5 a.m. every day to squeeze in a run while another person just …

Motivation

10 of the least-visited US national parks

With US national parks such as Yosemite and Yellowstone facing overcrowding, we take a look at 10 beautiful but little-known parks where you’re more likely to see a bear, moose or ‘champion tree’ than another human. Tell us about your experiences in less-trodden parks by clicking the Witness button …

National Parks

10 cities that are starting to go car-free

According to Time, Norway is preparing a bill that, if passed, would ban the sale of gas-powered cars in the country by 2025.<p>But cities in Norway are not the only ones getting ready to take the car-free plunge. Urban planners and policy makers around the world have started to brainstorm ways that …

What I Learned as a Black Man Traveling Through the Terrifying Heart of America

As I traveled the nation for VICE, I saw some Americans yearning for a time that had long since passed, a time that they barely understood, a time that was defined by white supremacy.<p>Last summer, I piled into an ancient Ford Fleetwood Jamboree RV with my friends Abdullah Saeed and Martina de Alba …

Poorer Than Our Parents? Study Explores Rising Threat of Income Inequality

Income inequality is a problem the world over, but some new research uncovers some surprising findings about what causes it — and what can fix it.<p>In studying 25 advanced economies, a recent McKinsey study comes to a grim conclusion: That about two-thirds of people, worldwide, are in a position …

Income Inequality

6 Sunday-night habits that will set you up for success all week long

The day marks the end of the fun and freedom of the weekend — and that's especially true during the summer, when ordinary Saturdays and Sundays have a carefree vacation vibe.<p>Even if you love your job, the angst of having to go back to the grind on Monday can leave you disorganized and spinning your …

The solution for the melting polar ice caps may be hiding in the rainforest

Reducing carbon emissions is truly important to mitigating climate change. But in the meantime, it’s faster and cheaper to save and regrow tropical trees<p>There was already dramatic evidence that our planet is undeniably warming before 30 December 2015, when the world heard that the ice at the North …

Forestry

The curse of urban sprawl: how cities grow, and why this has to change

The total area covered by the world’s cities is set to triple in the next 40 years – eating up farmland and threatening the planet’s sustainability. Ahead of the latest Urban Age conference, Mark Swilling says it is time to stop the sprawl<p>I have just spent two days in Barcelona, one of the most …

Urbanization

4 Bold Scenarios For A Future Chicago

Reinventing the Windy City.<p>Chicago survived the 1871 Great Fire, elevated a sizable chunk of its landmass, and redirected the Chicago River. But perhaps it’s time for a new reinvention for the 21st century? At this year’s inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, an exhibition called Bold …

Urbanism

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness

Beyond the maximum: cities may be booming, but who's invited to the party?

New York, like Rio, like Mumbai, seems to be flourishing – but who exactly is it going well for? To build a great city, a just city, we have to look at who’s included and who’s excluded, writes Suketu Mehta<p>I’ve been spending a lot of time in New York’s Coney Island, because it’s the capital of fun, …

East Village

A psychologist told us why 'creating a village' is so important for being happy in cities

At the last place, where I lived for three years, it was all sorted out: best burrito spot is there, comfy cafe over there, and yes, I'd love to meet for a beer at the beloved local bar.<p>In my new neighborhood, I have a shorter commute and a nicer morning jog, but I'm no longer a regular at any …

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: Harvard Physicist Lisa Randall on the Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

A thrilling cosmological detective story of how the universe evolved and what made our very existence possible.<p>Every successful technology of thought, be it science or philosophy, is a time machine — it peers into the past in order to disassemble the building blocks of how we got to the present, …

Dark Matter

Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

Here's how much of the world would need to be covered in solar panels to power Earth

Solar energy is a seriously underrated resource.<p>More power from the sun hits the Earth in a single hour than humanity uses in an entire year, yet …

Renewable Energy

A Look Back at our Public Interest Design Predictions for 2013

For <i>PublicInterestDesign.org</i>’s third annual year in review series, we’re chronicling initiatives shaping the field of public interest design. As was …

As cities fall out of love with cars, Toyota redefines its role as 'mobility provider'

Automotive giant Toyota identifies ‘the last mile’ – the short journey from station to home or office – as its key urban target, as it starts work developing a range of vehicles aimed specifically at car-sharing in cities<p>In an era of rapid urbanisation, single-person households and a generational …

Urbanization

What a Happy Cell Looks Like

A growing field of research is examining how life satisfaction may affect cellular functioning and DNA.<p>“What is the truest form of human happiness?” Steven Cole asks.<p>It’s a question he’s been considering for most of his career—but Cole is a genomics researcher, not a philosopher. To him, this …

7 ways mentally strong people take advantage of solitude

But solitude can be highly beneficial to your mental health, creativity, and productivity, psychotherapist Amy Morin writes in her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do."<p>In the book, Morin says mentally strong people "don't fear alone time," since it offers restoration and a chance for …

Tackling the “Wicked Problem” of Urban Street Planning

For urban transport planners like me, these are interesting times. As our cities expand to accommodate new residents, traffic steadily worsens, along …

Millennials Are Creating Their Own Cities: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.<p><i>Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads.</i><p>“Millennials Will Live in Cities Unlike Anything We've Ever Seen Before,” Alissa Walker, <i>Gizmodo</i><p>It’s actually hard to know what to believe about millennials, the …

Is Urban Planning Having an Identity Crisis?

Some planners are calling for a shift away from rigid, conventional approaches toward more complex, flexible ones.<p>PRAGUE—Call it post-planning, planning 2.0, or maybe un-planning. And the crazy thing is, this revolt against traditional approaches to planning is being conducted by planners …

When You Give a Tree an Email Address

The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees.<p>"My dearest Ulmus," the message began.<p>“As I was leaving St. Mary’s College today I was struck, not by a branch, but by your radiant beauty. …

European Union

This trippy thriller with a future 'Star Wars' star is a must-see

Bolstered by terrific performances, it's clearly one of the best (fiction) films at the Tribeca Film Festival.<p>A famous actor (Garret Hedlund, in easily his best role to date) ventures off to the Mojave desert in an attempt to get off the grid and escape the hellish grip of Hollywood. While …

Christian America is an invention: Big business, right-wing politics and the religious lie that still divides us

The idea of “one nation under God” is a modern one — and does not date back to the Founding Fathers<p>When he ran for the White House, Texas governor George W. Bush took a similarly soft approach, though one that came from the right. A born-again Christian, he shared Bill Clinton’s ability to discuss …