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The Difficult Art of Giving Space in Love: Rilke on Freedom, Togetherness, and the Secret to a Good Marriage

“I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.”<p><i>“Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls,”</i> the great Lebanese-American poet, philosopher, and painter …

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Fine Art Photographer Captures the Melancholic Beauty of a Rainy Day

Rome-based Italian photographer Alessio Trerotoli captures the melancholic beauty of rainy days in his fine art photography series, <i>Raindrop Blues</i>. Believing raindrops can be compared to a blues song, as they “fall with a repetitive but fascinating rhythm,” Trerotoli aims to transport his viewers …

Jamie Oliver's ramen is exactly what you need this winter - Recipes

1<p>Heat oil in a frypan over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Add pork and cook, …

This Artist Can’t Stop Creating Weird and Wonderful Animal Hybrids in Photoshop

Digital collage artist Arne Olav Gurvin Fredriksen uses Photoshop to create strange—and often hilarious—hybrid creatures by mixing different animal parts together. A project that started purely as a hobby, Fredriksen began making his photo manipulations in 2012. Each “cross-breed” is posted on …

12 Healing Bowl Recipes That Are Like a Warm Hug

Usually, the term “comfort food” is basically just a synonym for junk food. But while there’s definitely a time and a place for burgers and a gooey …

17 Inspirational TED Talks on Motivation (Infographic)

Need a boost? These TED talks will get you excited and inspired.<p>There’s no doubt that during your entrepreneurship journey your motivation will be put to the test. Whether it’s stress from family or finances, staying motivated can be tough, but it’s essential in order to be successful.<p>Luckily, …

6 Books That Explore the Power of Chance Encounters

Gayle Forman<p>The three characters in Gayle Forman’s new young adult novel <i>I Have Lost My Way</i> have all these excuses, plus several more, for not getting to know each other. But when aspiring pop star Freya falls off a bridge, landing on runaway Nathaniel, and Harun is the closest witness, the three …

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How Being a Workaholic Differs from Working Long Hours — and Why That Matters for Your Health

Hanna, a finance director at an international home care retailer, works long hours. She’s usually in the office from 9am to 5pm, but at home, when her three children go to sleep, she’ll work another four hours, not closing her laptop until midnight. She sometimes also works on weekends. But even …

Why We Want Who We Want

Throughout her 20s, management consultant and author Nita Tucker dated doctors—usually tall ones. She was drawn by their status and her mother's …

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

9 science-backed books that could change your life for the better in 2018

This year, like every year, most of us are trying to get more done, be happier, and have better relationships. Given the high levels of burnout across professions (50% by some accounts), we all could use some tools for higher efficiency and better self-care. The good news is that these 9 books …

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How do I stop being lonely? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Kate Leaver

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 …

Now Is the Time to Talk About the Power of Touch

In 1945, the Austrian physician René Spitz investigated an orphanage that took extra care to make sure its infants were not infected with disease. The children received first-class nutrition and medical care, but they were barely touched, to minimize their contact with germs. The approach was a …

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8 signs that you're actually healthy — even if it doesn't feel like it

We live in a world where good health is usually equated with a certain kind of appearance. Instagrammers with thigh gaps are held up as exemplars of wellness. "Health" magazines publish cover lines about flat stomachs and getting lean. Reality TV shows celebrate punishing, unsustainable weight loss …

Multigrain, wholegrain, wholemeal: what's the difference and which bread is best?

Wholemeal, wholegrain, multigrain, sourdough, rye, white, high fibre white, low GI, low FODMAP, gluten free. With so many choices of bread available, …

Psychologists explain why micro-cheating is the latest infidelity trend everyone's talking about

A subconscious Facebook like may cause more harm than good.<p>Temptation is everywhere – and no, we're not talking about the junk food restaurant down …

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

A couples therapist says 'marriages often die more by ice than by fire' — here's how to know if it's happening to you

I recently read a novel that's partly about the dissolution of a marriage.<p>Years after the split, the ex-husband asks his wife, "What do you tell people when they ask why we got divorced?"<p>The ex-wife hedges for a bit, and admits she had "a hard time explaining it."<p>I'd been somewhat confused, too, …

Exploring Japan's 'genderless' subculture - CNN Style

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Posing this simple question to a first date will help you decide if you have a future together

First impressions are very important. That's why a first date with someone is so nerve-racking — you have to put your best self out there and hope for an instant spark.<p>But it's not all on you. You want to actually fancy the person sitting opposite you too. Dating is a way of sussing out whether you …

Our Bodies Could Be Treating a Western Diet Like It Was a Dangerous Infection

Put that burger down.<p>The immune system responds to a fast food diet in much the same way as it does to a bacterial infection, according to a study on …

Bagel Shop Worker Captures Adorable Faces of Dogs Passing By Her Drive-Thru Window

Working in customer service might be a drag for some, but for Einstein Bros Bagels employee Natasha Jones, it’s time well spent with adorable dogs that visit her drive-thru window. Jones posts photos of her fluffy visitors on Instagram, where she encourages customers to “stop by with your best …

11 Foods With More Potassium Than A Banana

Turns out it isn't the only food packed with this powerful nutrient.<p>Potassium is a crucial nutrient in your diet, playing key roles in muscle strength, nerve function, and heart health. And if you don't get enough—4,700 milligrams (mg) a day, according to the USDA (or 5,100 mg if you’re …

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What Mark Zuckerberg didn’t tell Congress: You’re risking more than your data on Facebook

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress about the social media giant’s recent privacy violations. On day two of answering …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

What You’re Worst At In Relationships, Based On Your Myers-Briggs Type

When it comes to relationships, no one is perfect. We all have our strengths, but we also have our weaknesses — it's just easier to ignore the …

How To Design Your Ideal Workday Based On Your Sleep Habits

According to sleep expert Michael Breus, you can pack the most into your working hours by knowing your sleep type.<p>Chances are you don’t start work in the morning without first having a cup (or several) of coffee.<p>But as board-certified sleep specialist and <i>The Power of When</i> author Michael Breus sees …

To Recover from Burnout, Regain Your Sense of Control

You feel exhausted, ineffective, unaccomplished, and cynical. Maybe you feel like no matter how hard you work, you can never keep up. Or that you can’t make your boss happy no matter how hard you try. And you’re beginning to question your professional situation: <i>Am I in the right job? The right</i> …

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read …

Women 'more likely' to suffer winter depression and mood changes

<b>Women are more likely than men to experience seasonal changes in their mood, researchers have found.</b><p>The changes, which include depressive symptoms in winter, appear to be independent of factors such as smoking, alcohol use and physical activity.<p>A University on Glasgow study found low mood and …