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How to Raise a Child: 10 Rules from Young Susan Sontag

The second volume of Susan Sontag’s diaries, <i>As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980</i>, gave us the celebrated author and thinker’s insights on love, writing, censorship, and aphorisms. However, it was in the first installment, <b>Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963</b> …

George Orwell’s Dessert Recipes

It’s no secret I have a soft spot for unusual cookbooks, especially ones with a literary or art bend — from homages like <i>The Alice in Wonderland Cookbook</i> and <i>Modern Art Desserts</i> to actual recipe collections by Alexandre Dumas, Andy Warhol, Liberace, and Alice B. Toklas, and especially <i>The Artists &</i> …

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Original Watercolors for “The Little Prince”

Although <b>Antoine de Saint-Exupéry</b> (June 29, 1900–July 31, 1944) only wrote one children’s book in his lifetime, it is among the most beloved of all time, one of those rare gems with most timeless philosophy for grown-ups. But what few realize is that Saint-Exupéry, a commercial pilot who never …

The Psychology of Trust in Work and Love

<i>“When you trust people to help you, they often do,”</i> Amanda Palmer asserted in her beautiful meditation on the art of asking without shame. But what does it really mean to “trust,” and perhaps more importantly, how can we live with the potential heartbreak that lurks in the gap between “often” and …

Stop Overplanning: The Psychology of Why Excessive Goal-Setting Limits Our Happiness and Success

<i>“The job — as well as the plight, and the unexpected joy — of the artist is to embrace uncertainty, to be sharpened and honed by it,”</i> Dani Shapiro wrote in her beautiful meditation on the perils of plans. But while embracing uncertainty may be the cure for our epidemic of anxiety and the root of …

David Hockney Illustrates the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

As a lover of fairy tales — especially little-known gems like those E.E. Cummings wrote for his only daughter or beloved classics illustrated by creative legends like Edward Gorey, Maurice Sendak, and Alice and Martin Provensen — I was delighted to discover <b>Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm</b> …

Charles Darwin on Family, Work, and Happiness

Charles Darwin (February 12, 1809–April 19, 1882) may be best-remembered as the father of evolution, but he was also a man of great dimension and extraordinary capacity for reflection. In his prolific correspondence, he contemplated everything from the pros and cons of marriage to the downturns of …

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 …

The 10 Stages of the Creative Process

The question of what creativity is and how it works will perhaps remain humanity’s most unanswerable — but that hasn’t stopped us from trying. On the heels of Neil Gaiman’s recent reflection on the subject comes one from filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, founder of the Webby Awards and daughter of the …

Dinner with Mr. Darcy: Recipes from Jane Austen’s Novels and Letters

As a hopeless lover of imaginative cookbooks, especially ones with a literary or art bend — from homages like <i>The Alice in Wonderland Cookbook</i> and <i>Modern Art Desserts</i> to conceptual masterpieces like <i>The Futurist Cookbook</i> to actual recipes by Alexandre Dumas, Andy Warhol, Liberace, George Orwell, and …

Life Is Like Blue Jelly: Margaret Mead Discovers the Meaning of Existence in a Dream

The meaning of life has been contemplated by just about every thinking, feeling, breathing human being, and memorably so by a number of cultural icons, including Carl Sagan, Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, David Foster Wallace, Richard Feynman, and other luminaries. But one of the most unusual and …

Mobile advertising for millennials — how to do it right

The youngest millennials (age 18-24) rated their mobile phones as indispensable to their daily lives (96%), that’s higher than TV (54%), a car (80%), Internet access (88%) or their toothbrush (93%), according to a recent study from Bank of America on Trends in Consumer Mobility.<p>Millennials are more …

The Greedy Pig Turns Empty Containers into Piggy Banks

It seems the little pig has been stuck in the mug. Don’t worry, he just wants you to leave some coins in the mug. If you like the idea, let’s go on …

Arrow Smartwatch Offers Rotating 360 Degree HD Camera (video)

Adding to the ever-growing list of smartwatches available for consumers to purchase is the new Arrow smartwatch, which is equipped with a 360 degree …

Gear & Gadgets

Outback Shoes by PaleoBarefoots

Price: $265Feeling the effect of natural soil touching your feet can now be possible after wearing these pair of Outback Shoes by PaleoBarefoots. It …

Washing Machines

Samsung Galaxy Tab S Goes on Sale in Europe

Last month at their premier event, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab S tablets, which were first available for pre-orders in South Korea shortly after …

BlackBerry may exit handset business if it can't make profit, says CEO

John Chen says he has short timeframe for decision because he is 'losing money and burning cash'<p>The struggling handset and services company BlackBerry may stop selling handsets if it cannot do so profitably, its chief executive officer John Chen says, as he looks to expand its corporate reach with …

Python Cord Charger Protector

The Python Cord is a rubber accessory that absorbs and distributes the stress on the charging cable of laptops and other gadgets, preventing it from …

Gear & Gadgets

Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet

Net neutrality is dying, Uber is waging a war on regulations, and Amazon grows stronger by the day<p>Halfway through 2014, and the influence of technology and Silicon Valley on culture, politics and the economy is arguably bigger than ever -- and certainly more hotly debated. Here are Salon's choices …

A Google Employee Says Google Employees Are Too Confident, And Too Isolated From The Real World

At his blog, Apenwarr, Google Fiber engineer Avery Pennarun is largely complimentary of Google and its employees: "I continue to be amazed at the overall smartness of people at this place. Overall, very nearly everybody, across the board, surprises or impresses me with how smart they are."<p>However, …

Family of Girl Allegedly Asked to Leave KFC Rejects Chain's $30,000 Donation

The family of a little girl who was attacked by pit bulls is sticking to their claim that the 3-year-old was asked to leave a KFC in Mississippi, and …

Fast Food

London buses go cashless

London's buses are no longer accepting cash. Transport for London (TfL) said dwindling numbers of passengers using money to pay for their journeys had prompted the change.<p>Research shows that 99% of customers use Oyster, prepaid tickets, contactless payment cards or concessionary tickets. TfL says …

Chicago Group Fights Growing Street Violence with Yoga Classes

With their brightly colored mats spread along a sidewalk, Tameka Lawson’s yoga students try to follow her instructions: concentrate on their …

Yoga

15 Red, White and Blue Rooms That Are Impressively Patriotic

These stylish spaces proudly pay tribute to America all year long.<p>These stylish spaces proudly pay tribute to America all year long.

Pictures: Celebrating the Fourth of July and America

Nostalgic For Lava Lamps? An Illustrated History Of Interior Design

Designers over at Harvey Water Softeners have created an illustrated guide to the evolution of interior design, covering everything from lava lamps in the ‘60s to the Memphis Group’s bold geometric shapes in the ‘80s to the Ikea flatpack takeover of the aughts.<p>The accompanying text is best left …

HYVE: A Modular Organization System that Can Grow

HYVE, by Herbst Produkt, is a brand spanking new modular organization system that’s currently on Kickstarter. We’ve seen a lot of similar types of …

247 Years Of American Flags, Visualized

During more than 200 years of American history, the United States flag has undergone near-constant transformation. The prolific infographic designers at Pop Chart Lab condensed 247 years of the American flag’s design evolution into one poster–from the Sons of Liberty’s rebellious stripes in 1767 to …

Articles about modern energy efficient smart home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using a combination of passive design principles and active technologies, LGA Architectural Partners forges a smart,...<p>To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the latest...<p>Are you looking for some efficient ways to save energy …

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