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Our Recent Favorite Recipes from the Test Kitchen

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we announce a new Wildcard Winner. It's a recipe that may not have won—or even been entered in—a contest, but that we know, love, and can't keep to ourselves. Here are our recent favorites.</i><p>Lamingtons by Oh Sweet Day!<p>Fish with Green Masala and Coconut Wrapped in Banana …

Recipes

Event poster for tonight's SOLD OUT show at The Green at Shelburne Museum is by Miles Tsang.

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

If You’ve Never Run A Marathon, Here Are 8 Need-To-Know Tips From An Olympic Runner

Running a marathon isn’t easy. Okay…it’s really, really, really hard (see the 13 stages of running a marathon here). But it is doable — if you try …

Marathons

9 Delightful Recipes From the 1950s You Should Make with Your Kids Today

Have you ever been accused of gulping down a meal so fast you were consuming your food "like it was going out of style"? Well, keep gulping, because …

Indigenous Peoples

Meet the Man Who Built Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdoms

We recently discovered this lost interview deep within our ImagineeringDisney.com home library. This rare discussion with one of Walt Disney's …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests

‘Legends of Frontierland: Gold Rush!’ Begins Today at Disneyland Park

A few weeks ago, we told you about a new experience coming to Disneyland park, in which guests will not only watch the story unfold, they will be …

The Most Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Around the World

One of the best known symbols of spring in Japan are the magnificent pink Japanese cherry trees, also called sakura. Starting in mid-March, the …

The Science of Lucid Dreaming and How to Learn to Control Your Dreams, Animated

As if the science of sleep and the emotional function of dreaming weren’t fascinating enough in and of themselves, things get even more bewildering when it comes to lucid dreaming — a dream state in which you’re able to manipulate the plot of the dream and your experience in it. But how, exactly, …

What Actually Happens While You Sleep and How It Affects Your Every Waking Moment

The Ancient Greeks believed that one fell asleep when the brain filled with blood and awakened once it drained back out. Nineteenth-century philosophers contended that sleep happened when the brain was emptied of ambitions and stimulating thoughts. <i>“If sleep doesn’t serve an absolutely vital</i> …

Does Mindfulness Mean Anything?

We are in the middle of a mindfulness revolution.<p>According to Time, The Huffington Post and a host of other media outlets, mindfulness and meditation are having their moment in the spotlight. From hospitals to corporate wellness programs, mindfulness is — supposedly — a new path to relieving …

Mindfulness

Kate Tempest

Warning: Kate Tempest will connect you with your emotions and the cold, callous world around you. You may cry.<p>Of all the artists I saw at SXSW this year, Tempest was the one I'll never forget. The London hip-hop artist, playwright and poet speaks with a clarity and honesty unencumbered by code or …

Let’s Make 2015 “The Year of Living Empathically”

I began the new year on a very positive – and inspiring – note after reading Eric Liu’s latest commentary on “Radical Empathy”. The founder and CEO …

Empathy

What Happens to the Losing Team's Pre-Printed Championship Shirts?

Following a big win in the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, or any other major sporting event, fans want to get their hands on championship …

Gymnastics

Super Bowl Entertainment: In Pictures

7 Reasons You Need A Personal Management System

I've been a big fan of David Allen's Getting Things Done system for a long time. I believe that without this system I would likely be lost. You see, I'm a really big fan of bright shiny objects. For me, a bright shiny object is anything that gets my attention and manages to move me away from what's …

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Songs Of 2014 (So Far)

Songs announce themselves as essential in different ways. Some knock you off balance; some help you find your rhythm. Some insinuate themselves into your life slowly, until you can't imagine a time they didn't exist; some leap out of car windows, change the course of your week and then vanish.<p>The …

10 Delicious Recipes for Your Father's Day BBQ

Show Dad some love on Father's Day with these tested and perfected grilling recipes.<p><b>1. Grilled Spice Rubbed Beef Tenderloin with Chimichurri</b><p>A specialty of Argentina, chimichurri is a tangy, zesty condiment traditionally served with grilled meats. This version -- made from a fragrant blend of …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Zadie Smith’s 10 Rules of Writing

In the winter of 2010, inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules of writing published in <i>The New York Times</i> nearly a decade earlier, <i>The Guardian</i> reached out to some of today’s most celebrated authors and asked them to each offer his or her rules. My favorite is <b>Zadie Smith’</b>s list — an exquisite balance …

The Science Of Conquering Your Fears -- And Living A More Courageous Life

Aristotle believed courage to be the most important quality in a man. “Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible," he wrote. Today, it's one of the more neglected areas of positive psychology, but recent research has begun to move toward an understanding of what …

53 Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Everything

1. “Everything you can imagine is real.” ― <b>Pablo Picasso</b><p>2. “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, …

No Quick Fix to Fighting Depression Comes Without Long-Term Side Effects

In today's fast-paced multitasking world, too many look to the quick fix. Antidepressant drugs, originally prescribed for severe depression, are being handed out like candy for any number of reasons. These days there is no longer a stigma attached to antidepressants. Taking them is often viewed as …

Quiet Anxiety, Depression without Drugs

All it takes is a little time and focus<p>Mind over mood: Just 30 minutes of daily meditation can lower anxiety and depression levels up to 38 percent—about the same amount as an antidepressant, finds a review study from Johns Hopkins University.<p>From a sense of panic to heart palpitations and poor …

One of the best habits for happy living may also be the least practiced

A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology

<i>“When [a man] has fair health, a fair fortune, a tidy conscience and a complete exemption from embarrassing relatives,”</i> Henry James wrote in his diary, <i>“I suppose he is bound, in delicacy, to write himself happy.”</i> More than a mere philosophical contemplation, however, James’s observation presages …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …