Thom Nguyen

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Om. Um. Huh?

"Follow my instructions. Close your eyes. Sit still. Don't talk. Take a deep breath. Exhale slowly. Drop your shoulders, and just breathe. How do you feel?"<p>"Um... better... ?"<p>Okay, so meditation. Right. Got it. It helps people relax. That doesn't seem so difficult. You just sit down and breathe for …

Charming Illustrations Highlight True Love in All of Life's Little Moments

True love doesn't always consist of grand, cinematic gestures. In fact, it's often the little things that mean the most when you're in a long-term relationship. Spending a lazy morning together, helping each other get through a bad day, and even assembling furniture side-by-side can end up …

How Vietnamese Cooks Upped the Ante on the Cajun Crawfish Boil

This year, Eater is teaming up with James Beard award-winning Southern Foodways Alliance to spotlight their documentary work, premiering a short film every other week. This next piece focuses on Vietnamese-style crawfish boils, which have become a mainstay in Houston, a city that boasts one of the …

James Beard

Depression Explained In Simple Comics By Optipess

Optipess, a Norwegian webcomic by Kristian Nygård, uses humor to deal with serious topics. Nygård told Bored Panda that initially he was inspired by …

Comics

17 Powerful Quotes By The Man Who Redefined Martial Arts - Bruce Lee

Who do you think of, when you hear the word ‘Martial Arts’? It has to be Bruce Lee, because he defined the meaning of this art for us, when we used …

Meet the cut-up master of photography

Treading the crossroads of cinema, painting and photography, French-born photographer Jean-François Lepage’s images are a haunting and surreal collection of stitched together collages and constructed shots. While Lepage began his career as a fashion photographer in the early 80s, in 1988 he took a …

Photography

11 Brilliant Egg Hacks That Will Change Your Mornings Forever

When eggs are a part of every morning, the whole crack-and-scramble routine starts to feel, um, <i>egg</i>ceptionally boring. Meanwhile, the perfect poach starts to seem too elusive, too confusing and altogether too much work.<p>It's time to get your egg hack on. These brilliant tricks make perfect poached …

34 Quotes That Will Help You To Let Go And Move On

You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to …

1000 Calorie Diet Plan Thats Simple Yet Powerful!

Ok we are about go over a simple 1000 calorie diet plan that can have you losing weight at a natural steady rate. Its important that you lose weight …

How Japanese Marketing Secrets Sparked The American Ramen Revolution

The noodle has delighted and dominated the culinary world. Why? Decoding the spicy hype behind simple bowls of soup.<p>In the dead of winter, a Japanese ramen chain called Santouka decided to launch an outpost in Cambridge, Massachusetts, right across the street from Harvard Yard.<p>Santouka specializes …

Texas 'Draw the Prophet' Contest is Shameless Muslim-Baiting

<i>This article originally appeared on artnet News.</i><p><b>by Sarah Cascone</b><p>The poster advertising Draw the Prophet. Photo: American Freedom Defense Initiative<p>In the wake of the terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, targeted for its irreverent depictions of the prophet Muhammad, …

8 Methods To Get Anyone To Tell The Truth

Whether you’re interviewing a job candidate or sleuthing for information, these tricks will help you enter into deep conversation faster.<p>Professional interrogators use a number of psychological levers to get people to talk. Among them are techniques designed to instill fear.<p>But for those of us who …

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

21 page-turning books that captivated readers in 2014

2014 was a good year for first-time authors.<p>Relatively unknown writers turned out promising book debuts, and beloved entertainers and Internet …

Cracking the Sitcom Code

After signing up to write a script for Croatian television, I learned that virtually all TV comedies, from Seinfeld to South Park, follow a simple formula.<p>As happens to so many of us, I was asked to write a sitcom for Croatian television. I’m an American ex-pat living in Slovenia, and I know next …

22 Things Women Say When You First Start Dating Them (And What They Really Mean)

1.<p><b>What They Say:</b> I’ve been through a lot in my life.<p><b>What They Mean:</b> I’m trying to tell you that I’m deeper than the average basic bitch, without …

5 New Books To Read Based On Your Favorite Classics

Listen, we're all for reading classics here at HuffPost Books. Those books are classics for a reason! But we also believe in supporting writers who are working today, and enjoying the fruits of their labor.<p>Reading a new book doesn't have to mean taking a huge step away from your favorite classic …

The Art of Persuasion: 10 Brain Hacks to Leverage in Business and Life

Image Credit: Pixabay.<p>If you throw a frog into boiling water, it'll jump straight out. However, if it's placed in cold water and the temperature gradually increased, it'll be found dead without any attempt to escape. We've all experienced that subtle death.<p>Neuromarketing takes advantage of that …

Electric Literature’s 25 Best Novels of 2014 – Electric Literature

Year-end lists are always subjective and incomplete, but they are especially tricky for books. A dedicated film critic can watch every wide release …

Books

17 Things EVERY Woman Deserves in a Relationship

Including late-night tampon runs and wake-up sex<p>Sure, we’ve been told to make compromises in our relationships because no one is perfect, but that doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t hold out for excellence. Every woman deserves a partner that will love and respect her, but it’s the little things that …

Relationships

25 Funny Internet Memes and Jokes to Crack You Up This Week

Who says technology and geek stuff is boring? No way. So, to crack you up this week for a few laughs and smirks, we’ve scouted some of the funniest …

21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors

By Cody Delistraty,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/18mN37W<p>A lot of people think they can write or paint or draw or sing or make movies or …

The 5 Scariest Teachings of Jesus

Halloween is a celebration of artificial fear. No goblins or witches are really going to cause harm to us. For Christians, the deeper and more genuine fear may come from within our own faith. If taken seriously, after all, it threatens to upend our society. Let's look at just five scary directives …

The David Foster Wallace Reader by David Foster Wallace, review: 'a heady reminder'

David Foster Wallace was a virtuosic novelist whose untimely death turned him into an icon. Duncan White examines the life and myth of a hipster saint<p>Since he killed himself in September 2008, David Foster Wallace has been busy. With a posthumous production line to rival Tupac Shakur and Franz …

Literature

The Absolute Best Way to Relax Tonight

Watch this, and reap the health rewards<p>Get cozy: Sitting by a fire can reduce your blood pressure and help you relax, suggests a new study from the University of Alabama.<p>When people spent 15 minutes watching a video of a crackling blaze, complete with sound, their systolic blood pressure dropped by …

Research

The Potential Red Flag in Your Partner’s Past

You may have stolen her heart, but can you keep it?<p>She chose you over her boyfriend—score! But are you screwed if you stole your girl from another dude?<p>In a new study from the University of South Alabama, researchers found that people who were lured away from their previous partners tended to be …

Relationships