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Beyond Sea Views, What to Explore While Visiting the Amalfi Coast

From Cuba, I set off to Rome for a fitting with Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino for my ensemble for the Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan. I stayed in high style at the Fendi Suites in the heart of town, in a room with a view to the Spanish Steps that was glamorously appointed by the …

How to identify a toxic work environment before accepting a job

As the year goes on, many people are thinking about making a move in the job market. In addition to looking for more compensation, advancement opportunities, or a change of place, job seekers these days are paying close attention to company culture — for good reason.<p>No matter how great the title, …

The mobile apps we use the most may be making us unhappy. Here's why

Are you “app happy” or does the amount of time you spend online make you angry, anxious, envious or depressed?<p>If the latter, then you’re probably …

We Still Don't Understand Why Time Only Flows Forward

Every moment that passes finds us traveling from the past to the present and into the future, with time always flowing in the same direction. At no point does it ever appear to either stand still or reverse; the “arrow of time” always points forwards for us. But if we look at the laws of physics — …

Physics

Why you should give your brain a spring-clean

As a change in the seasons draws nearer, now is the perfect time of year to consider a spring-clean. You are likely to get a lot of satisfaction from decluttering your life – whether it be sifting through your wardrobe, throwing away old papers and magazines, or just having a general tidy-up in …

Spring Cleaning

100 under-the-radar beaches everyone should visit in their lifetime

Whether you've only spent a handful of days on the sand in your life or you're a full-blown sunseeker, there are plenty of breathtaking beaches on this planet waiting to be discovered.<p>And, whether you look for a spot with an element of adventure, peace and quiet, or you simply don't like your towel …

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Loneliness is a stealthy bastard. It can settle in on your soul without you even noticing, until the texture of the words appear on your tongue one day: “I’m lonely.” It’s a …

Mental Health

30 trips everyone should take before turning 30

Exploring far-flung places, immersing yourself in diverse cultures and venturing out of your comfort zone on a life-altering trip may be the best form of education. From hiking to Machu Picchu to navigating hair-raising turns along the Pacific Coast Highway, enriching adventures in unfamiliar …

Intermittent fasting for the New Year? Read this first

by Rosie Fitzmaurice<p>Intermittent fasting was one of the most talked about diet trends in 2017.<p>There's the 5:2, where you eat what you want for five …

Here Are 365 Beaches — One for Every Day in 2018

A beach for every day, to feed your wanderlust in 2018.<p>Antigua has a saying, that it has 365 beaches — one for every day of the year. But while you …

Beaches

Attention Vegans: Fill Up on These 12 Protein-Rich Meals

Healthy Eating

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Searching For Your Soul Mate Diet? Find Out If Keto or IF Is Right For You

Waffling between trying out intermittent fasting or the ketogenic diet? First of all, put down the waffle, because they aren't on the menu for either of these popular diets. Sorry. But now that we've got your attention, let's get down to business. The ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting have …

Nutrition

9 Soups To Make If You're Trying To Lose Weight

They're nutritionist-approved.<p>When it comes to weight loss, soup is your one-pot secret weapon—especially if you’ve just about had it with the whole salad scene.<p>After all, research published in the <i>British Journal of Nutrition</i> shows that, on average, people who get their soup on have lower body …

Nutrition

15 Things Psychologists Wish You Knew Can Gradually Destroy Self-Esteem

It can be tough to step outside yourself, and truly recognize what affects your self-esteem. That's because nobody wakes up in the morning <i>wanting</i> to …

Self-help

Easy cleanse: Cut out these 4 food groups for a healthier you - TODAY.com

Dieting can seem overwhelming, and the term "cleanse" can have so many different meanings. Before you read further, forget whatever you've read about doing a cleanse. This time around, you're going to focus on only four things.<p>I say “only” four things to show you just how do-able this is, but don’t …

How To Travel Like A Millionaire (Without The Wallet)

Here are some travel tricks and tips that will help you travel in complete luxury on 2018, just like a millionaire, but without a millionaire’s …

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

The secret behind Italy’s rarest pasta

It's so difficult and time-consuming to prepare, that for 300 years only the women of a single Sardinian family knew how to make it.<p>Away from its famed cerulean seas, Sardinia’s craggy interior is a twisting maze of deep chasms and impenetrable massifs that shelter some of Europe’s most ancient …

Italian Food

How to Inspire a Group of People to Do the Impossible | Inc.com

It was Andrew Carnegie who said, "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."<p>When you want to motivate people to do amazing …

Motivation

How Italian became the language of love

Writers and poets shaped its style and vocabulary over centuries, with beauty and sound as some of their primary considerations.<p>It happened again the other day. I was walking down the street in my home city in the US when I heard it; a couple speaking Italian. I hurried to catch up with them, …

Language

Is this the most perfect love story?

An American hitchhiker meets a Swiss miss in her hometown. They spend three lovely days together, then part forever — or so they thought.<p>By the medieval Old Town of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, I sat in the sun, sipping a beer on a cafe’s terrace. Behind me, a young woman sat at a small, round, …

A Zen Master Explains the True Meaning of Non-Attachment and Why Most People Get it Wrong

A lot of people tend to misunderstand the non-attachment concept inspired by Buddhism.<p>While some people think it’s negative, non-attachment actually …

A Buddhist Master Explains What Karma Really Means and How It Can Be Used for Personal Growth

Just about everyone’s heard of karma. You’ve probably heard someone say “She must have some good/bad karma!”<p>Some people think it’s almost fate.<p>But …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

Cooking

No College Left Behind: Randy Best's Money-Making Mission To Save Higher Education

Randy Best can’t read. “I’m acutely dyslexic,” says Best from his office in a glitzy Dallas skyscraper where he is plotting his assault on the ivory tower. “My mother read to me all through college. She was a schoolteacher, so she was just humiliated–and made it clear to me that she was devastated. …

The evolutionary puzzle of homosexuality

<b>In the last two decades, dozens of scientific papers have been published on the biological origins of homosexuality - another announcement was made last week. It's becoming scientific orthodoxy. But how does it fit with Darwin's theory of evolution?</b><p>Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's hit song Same Love, …

Cartier: Style and History

"Cartier: Style and History," is a unique show currently on display at the newly renovated Salon d'Honneur within Paris' Grand Palais, which tells the story of French luxury label Cartier (known as "jeweler to kings"). The exhibition includes approximately 600 pieces—most of them from the company …

23 Photos Of Same-Sex Couples That Will Warm Your Heart

Australian Marriage Equality has compiled a gorgeous collection of images celebrating the love of same-sex couples. You can even add your own!