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This 'I'm on Vacation' Auto-Reply Email Is Freaking Brilliant

Why should you be burdened with digging through two weeks of emails the moment you get back?<p>It's hard or even impossible to relax on vacation when you constantly have to answer emails. (Is that a vacation, really?) That's why most people set an "out of office" email response, promising that you'll …

When Anthony Bourdain Went Home to Face His Demons

In a 2014 episode of ‘Parts Unknown,’ Bourdain opened up about his brush with death as a young heroin addict.<p>Over the course of his 16 years as a …

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, and the Preventable Tragedies of Suicide

The pattern of highly accomplished and successful people committing suicide is transfixing. It assures the rest of us that a life of accolades is not all that it’s cracked up to be and that achieving more will not make us happier. At the same time, it reveals the fact that no one is safe from …

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

Kino talks with Waylon about Alo and Dana & the Path of Yoga in an Instagram culture.

Video Editing

Watch Alexa rap with Too Many T’s in this interactive music video

Alexa can already sing and rap, but now she’s the star of a new music video by the English rap duo Too Many T’s. The London-based rappers this week released an interactive video that lets Alexa sing along by triggering with voice commands, then pausing while she answers. The result is essentially a …

Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now

Why you (and your team) need to be emotionally healthy to grow.<p>Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene …

Adult dorms in Silicon Valley? Maybe the millennials were right

Brunch. Instagram. Renting. If we millennials were a band, those would be our greatest hits. But the inability to buy a home is a familiar tune for older Gen Xers too.<p>Starcity, a company buying huge properties in San Francisco, is turning big ol' buildings into adult dormitories, according to a New …

Notes from the International Yoga Festival 2018

Walking into Parmarth Niketan is a welcome respite from the narrow, crowded lanes around the area. Shops packed with trinkets and jewellery, cafés …

The Virginity Games Muslim Women Play

If you imagine The Hunger Games to be hard, I can assure you that trying to lose your virginity as a Muslim woman is harder<p>Tae Hyung Kim / EyeEm via …

Relationships

So You're Smart, but You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

Scientific Research

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

Bengali Delicacies Meet French Flavours At An Idyllic Goan Bungalow

Redefining contemporary youth culture in India. Free delivery to your inbox, week after week, with stories that inform, surprise and make you …

These villas in the Maldives have slides that take you right into the water

A luxury resort in the Maldives is sure to appeal to the child in all of us – as the incredible villas feature slides that guests can take straight down and into a shimmering blue lagoon.<p>Soneva Jani, a resort that opened just over a year ago in the Maldives, is built around the 150-acre island of …

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

1 of 14<p>Egremnoi, Greece<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 14<p>Crater Lake, Oregon<p>3 of 14<p>Con Son, Vietnam<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 14<p>Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin …

Reviving Hawaii’s Most Valued Crop

Revered as a sacred root vegetable, taro could be in trouble.<p>Hawaiian legend holds that taro is the sacred ancestor of all Hawaiian people. The staple root crop is so valued that it’s “known affectionately as the staff of life,” says University of Hawaii agroecologist Noa Kekuewa Lincoln. Known …

What Is Aerial Yoga? The Fitness Trend Might Have Some Benefits For People With Chronic Pain & Trauma

If you've ever wanted to pretend that you're in Cirque du Soleil, then you have to try aerial yoga. Aside from being fun, aerial yoga can possibly …

Why Your Breasts Need To Be Massaged—& A DIY Ayurvedic Technique To Try

1.2K<p>SHARES<p>“The breasts are totally ignored in most [Western] massage,” says Aarya Carolan, a Chopra Center massage therapist. “But it is very healing …

Some of the best (and weirdest) ‘Stranger Things’ theories for season 3

Season 2 of <i>Stranger Things</i> began streaming in October, but many fans are already clamoring for the third installment of Netflix’s critically …

Changing Google's domain will no longer give results from another country

Until today, if you wanted to use Google Search in another locale or language, all you had to do was type Google into the address bar with a …

Goa through an insider’s lens: Airbnb launches Goan travel guide on how to live like a local

The new Airbnb Goa Insider’s Guide encourages travellers to ‘Live There’ and has interesting suggestions for everyone – from a gourmand or merrymaker …

The Tatas’ best aviation bet would be a buyback of the airline they founded: Air India

It’s been a little over four years since India’s Tata group made a much-celebrated comeback into the country’s aviation sector.<p>In 2013, after staying on the sidelines for over six decades, the salt-to-software conglomerate returned to India’s aviation sector through two joint venture (JV) …

Aviation

12 boutique hotels in India that scream luxury

How do you define luxury? What is it that immediately comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘luxury’? Luxury in its raw from is the purest …

Boutique Hotels

GOLD SMUGGLED IN BUMS!

PASSENGERS travelling from Sri Lanka to India were bust smuggling gold – with 29 out of the 37 suspects found with the gold stuffed up their …

India

Kino MacGregor: Youngest woman to be certified to teach Ashtanga Yoga

The World's Largest Cruise Ship Has Been Revealed—Here's What to Expect

The most luxurious family vacation yet.<p>The world's largest cruise ship has been revealed, and it's unlike any of its predecessors. Royal Caribbean announced this week that it'll launch the biggest cruise ship to date, <i>Symphony of the Seas,</i> in April 2018, reports <i>The Telegraph</i>.<p>The ship will take the …

Why Race Is Not a Thing, According to Genetics

Scientists are unlocking the secrets to how we’re all related—to each other and to the species that came before us.<p>Today, scientists routinely map the genomes of the long dead, from Neanderthals to medieval kings. What they’re finding out, says British geneticist Adam Rutherford in <i>A Brief History</i> …

A boiling river of wine runs through a fire-ravaged Santa Rosa winery

A photographer captured a haunting image of a boiling stream of wine on Tuesday at a Santa Rosa winery scorched by fire.<p>Josh Edelson says he was walking the fire-ravaged grounds of Paradise Ridge Winery with the owner when he noticed a large plastic container, about three-feet-by-three-feet in …

Wine

An Appetizer So Good It Should Be Dinner

When you’re invited to a friend’s house for dinner, it’s impolite to gobble so many of the hors d’oeuvres that you have no room for the rest of the meal.<p>But the stuffed, roasted mini sweet peppers that my friend Meline Toumani made were so ridiculously tasty that I just didn’t have the will to …

Recipes

Why Google's Pixel 2 XL will be my next phone

In all of my years writing about Android, I've never once pre-ordered a phone on the day of its announcement. I typically wait for reviews to come …