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God and Science: Christian and Vaisnava Perspectives

<b>By Jonathan B. Edelmann</b><p>This phenomenal world or material world in which we are placed is complete in itself because the twenty-four elements of which …

When Philosophy Becomes Therapy

Alain de Botton's self-help books for those who style themselves as intellectuals are making their way to the United States.<p>Philosophy has earned a reputation as a complicated, inaccessible, and irrelevant pursuit, consigned mostly to old white men in wood-paneled offices. It’s vaguely associated …

Your Calling Isn’t Meant to Be Easy

I was just 8 years old, idealistic and full of hope when God called me to use my words, through writing and speaking, to impact the world. It was my …

Swap Out Your Coffee for This Super-Healthy Matcha Smoothie

Not too sweet, and you still get a morning boost.<p>Sure, there are people who can get up and function in the morning without a jolt of caffeine. Most of us, however, are not those people. Which means that, when we’re trying to feel a little less dependent on the life force that is coffee, we turn to …

Learn This Trick for Miso Soup, Thank Us Later

No one likes lumpy miso soup. Use this simple trick for a supersmooth soup every time.<p>Miso soup is one of those foods everyone orders, but no one makes. Until now: The brothy stuff that comes for free with your sushi order doesn't stand a chance against our Elemental Miso Soup recipe, which yields …

How a Chef's Entire Menu is Based on a Catch of the Day—Even If He Doesn't Know What It Will Be

<i>Welcome toOut of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the relationships that build and sustain the food industry. This year, we’re traveling the country to look at how sustainability has become a rapidly growing movement within the food world.Chefs at the forefront of this trend are introducing</i> …

Make Your Own Almond Milk—Just Avoid These 6 Common Mistakes

Want perfectly smooth and creamy homemade nut milk? Don't make these mistakes.<p>Let's be real here: Most homemade almond milk is just not great. If it's not too bitter its weirdly watery and gritty at the same time. But it doesn't have to be this way. Homemade nut milk can be every bit as creamy, …

5 Ways to Eat Healthy-ish All Year Long

When your job involves tasting mozzarella sticks and pies all day like our editors, you learn a few things about how to eat (mostly) healthy-ish the rest of the time. On our latest foodcast, our editors share how they balance cookies with kale.<p>Mozzarella sticks. Onion rings. Cookies. Several pies. …

Dry heat: Hot Jupiters hold surprisingly little water, study finds

Planetary scientists searching for water on three distant exoplanets have come up dry. Scientists who trained NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on three "hot Jupiters" have discovered that they have far less water vapor than previously thought.<p>The findings, published in the Astrophysical Journal …

Universe

Stalking Uranus: A Complete Guide to the 2014 Opposition Season

It’s no joke… now is the time to begin searching the much-maligned (and mispronounced) planet Uranus as it reaches opposition in early October …

A View of Earth from Saturn

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How to Take Kickass, Instagram-worthy Travel Pics — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Instagram is one of my favorite discovery platforms for inspiration, from fitness to …

Wise dog adventurer has learned much on his travels

Aspen the dog wants you to know that adventure is out there.<p>He should know: he loves adventures like hiking, kayaking and sledding with his mom and …

Intrepid Travel's 365-day trip will take you to 34 countries for $75,000

What will your resolution be for 2016? Maybe to travel more?<p>If traveling is high on your priorities, Intrepid Travel wants to help, with a 365-day …

Pouring Hot Tea At -40C Near The Arctic Circle During Sunset

Science tells us that hot water turns into a cloud of ice crystals when tossed at subzero temperatures, but Ontario based photographer Michael Davies …

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Everything I Need to Know, I Learned From (Fictional) Siblings

Well, I wrote about moms, so I thought I’d write about siblings, and maybe if I get around to it, I’ll write about dads. (Don’t hold your breath.) I …

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How to Navigate the Murky Waters of Workplace Friendships: Wisdom from Adam Smith and Aristotle

<i>“A condition of friendship, is the abdication of power over another, indeed the abdication even of the wish for power over one another,”</i> Andrew Sullivan wrote in his beautiful meditation on why friendship is a greater gift than romantic love. <i>“As soon as a friend attempts to control a friend, the</i> …

The Theology of Rest: A Modern Sermon About Living with Presence in the Age of Productivity

<i>“Busy is a decision,”</i> a wise woman once once reminded us. I often think about how our modern obsession with productivity is blinding us to the fact that being productive can be the surest way of lulling ourselves into a trance of passivity, where we coast through our lives day after day after day, …

The Psychology of Your Future Self and How Your Present Illusions Hinder Your Future Happiness

Philosopher Joshua Knobe recently posed a perplexing question in contemplating the nature of the self: If the person you will be in 30 years — the person for whom you plan your life now by working toward career goals and putting money aside in retirements plans — is invariably different from the …

The Only 30 Yoga Poses You Really Need to Know

Although it's an ancient practice, yoga has become the exercise du jour in recent years. Everyone from A-list celebs to your coworkers are getting …

James Tissot

James Tissot<p>French, 1836-1902<p>Ladies of the Chariots (Ces Dames des Chars), 1883-1885<p>Oil on canvas<p><i>In 1883, Tissot conceived a series of paintings on the subject of modern Parisian women. In The Women of the Chariots, he featured performers at the Hippodrome de l’Alma, a grand arena whose sliding roof could be opened to the sky. Known as Amazons, the charioteers wore costumes of shimmering scales. Their diadems resembled the crown on Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s new statue, Liberty Illuminating</i> …