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How can I accept impermanence while desiring to live? - Lion's Roar

Pictured: Zenkei Blanche Hartman, Narayan Helen Liebenson, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Photos by Barbara Wenger, Janine Guldener, Mary Lang.<p><b>Question:</b> I …

'Women are just better at this stuff': is emotional labor feminism's next frontier?

From remembering birthdays to offering service with a smile, life has a layer of daily responsibility that is hardly discussed – one which falls disproportionately on women. Finally confronting it could be a revolutionary step<p>We remember children’s allergies, we design the shopping list, we know …

Feminism

A phenomenal Perseid meteor shower peaks this week — here’s how to watch

The Perseid meteor shower was particularly dazzling this year as extra-dark skies created an optimal backdrop for stargazing.<p>The Perseid meteor shower was particularly dazzling this year as extra-dark skies created an optimal backdrop for stargazing.<p>Barring cloudy skies, this week’s Perseid meteor …

Here's What Disaster Preppers Pack to Survive for 72 Hours

When all hell breaks loose, it may be awhile before anyone comes to help. That's why the government suggests having a three-day supply of essentials …

The Melancholy Pop Idol Who Haunts China

Earlier this year, the Chinese government finally lifted its restrictions on the Hong Kong director Peter Chan’s 1996 film, “Comrades, Almost a Love Story.” Insofar as censorship ever makes for sound cultural policy, the reasons for blocking “Comrades,” a star-driven romantic comedy about two …

China

Clinton: The Tyranny of Quarterly Earnings Hurts Innovation

Hillary Clinton wants Wall Street to prize long-term success over short-term gains. And so, during a campaign stop at New York University's Stern …

The end of capitalism has begun

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian<p>The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during …

20th Century

On the Value of Not Knowing Everything

<i>The Hedgehog Review</i>: Vol. 17 No. 2 (Summer 2015)<p>On the Value of Not Knowing Everything<p>James McWilliams<p>Audio brought to you by curio.io, a <i>Hedgehog</i> …

The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

What compassion does to the brain<p>In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the …

Mindfulness

Lucasfilm Drops Magical 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Reel and App at SDCC

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>Last night marked the long awaited return of <i>Star Wars</i> to San Diego Comic Con. I wasn’t there, but boy do I wish I were. One of …

Listen to Reese Witherspoon read the first chapter of the To Kill a Mockbingbird sequel

<i>Go Set a Watchman</i>, the sequel to Harper Lee's masterpiece <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, has been the subject of great controversy since its announcement last year. Speculation fermented around the ethics of releasing the book to the public; some members of the publishing community suspected Lee had been …

Going Car Camping? Take These Creature Comforts With You

You want to stay snug in the wilderness, but a mummy bag can be a bit much, especially in summer. The Hot Tamale is light and roomy, and its …

Pancakes

Harper Lee’s new novel: read the first chapter

Since Atlanta, she had looked out the dining-car window with a delight almost physical. Over her breakfast coffee, she watched the last of Georgia’s hills recede and the red earth appear, and with it tin-roofed houses set in the middle of swept yards, and in the yards the inevitable verbena grew, …

This Template Makes Introduction Emails Easier

Networking is an important part of developing your career, but it can be intimidating to reach out to a stranger. The Muse suggests this simple …

Faulkner's Cocktail of Choice

By Robert Moor December 31, 2013<p>On Food<p>When I first started working at Kings County Distillery, in the summer of 2010, I was delighted to find the job provided ample time to read. Whiskey making has its own peculiar rhythm. Each batch begins in a flurry, as one juggles a series of tasks like a line …

Thomas Piketty’s “Capital”, summarised in four paragraphs

It is the economics book that took the world by storm. <i>Capital in the Twenty-First Century</i>, written by the French economist Thomas Piketty, was …

The Easiest Way to Clean a Public Grill

You know the last time you cleaned your own grill, but if you’re grilling in the park, you can’t be sure when that public grill last got a thorough …

Arnold Toynbee shines a light on the humanities’ role today – Ian Beacock

He was an expert in world civilisations who made the cover of <i>Time</i> magazine in 1947, praised for writing ‘the most provocative work of historical …

Ian Hacking · Taking Bad Arguments Seriously

Taking Bad Arguments Seriously<p>Ian Hacking on psychopathology and social contruction<p>The idea of social construction is wonderfully liberating. It …

How Italki Got Me Speaking Mandarin

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>I love learning languages. I love learning <i>about</i> language learning. I now teach English to mostly native Cantonese-speaking …

Scientists have discovered how the month you’re born matters for your health

For much of history, astronomy and astrology were a big part of medicine. Nearly 2,500 years ago, Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, observed a connection between the movements of the stars and disease, writing that "the contribution of astronomy to medicine is not a small one but a very …

This Graphic Shows You How to Repair Common Clothing Problems

Clothes have a lot of potential problems. Popped buttons, fallen hems, running tights, holes, stains, and scuffs. The list goes on and on. …

The Awesome Amazon Prime Benefits You May Have Forgotten About

If you shop online, an Amazon Prime membership is easily worth it for the free two-day shipping alone. But that’s not all a Prime membership gets …

Language Mystery Redux: Who Was the Last American to Speak This Way?

A particular style of American English once dominated respectable discourse. Now it has entirely disappeared. When? Why? How?<p>Four years ago I mentioned a wonderful documentary called <i>Wings Over the Golden Gate</i>, which was produced in the 1930s. The scenes of Depression-era San Francisco were …

Linguistics

The Economist

Today is a special day at CERN, .<br>When it comes to machinery as complex as the Large Hadron Collider, a particle-physics behemoth beneath the …

Why A Chinese Government Think Tank Attacked American Scholars

Last month, a Chinese government think tank bashed history professors from Harvard, Georgetown and other leading American universities regarding things they wrote — at least 15 years ago — about events that occurred more than two centuries ago.<p>"This was a uniquely vitriolic attack," says …