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Getting unstuck: The myth of work-life balance

Have you ever felt like you were in a rut or experiencing a particularly low point in your life? It’s times like these when we feel down, hopeless …

Work-life Balance

50 hikes with the best views in the US that are definitely worth taking

If you’re already a part of the growing crowd of backpack-touting, dirt-loving women who are hitting the trails, then you know that taking a hike is …

Hiking

21 Fresh Podcast Recommendations from All Your Favorite Podcasters

Starring the hosts of Bodega Boys, Reply All, Popcast, The Bill Simmons Podcast, and more.<p>If you like:<p>Bodega Boys (<i>Viceland</i>)<p>>Download on Apple Podcasts<p><i>The topical roastfest that you listen to while you're waiting for Desus and Mero's new late-night show to premiere on Showtime next year.</i><p>Check</b> …

Podcasting

George Soros Bet Big on Liberal Democracy. Now He Fears He Is Losing.

<b>O</b>n a clammy Tuesday morning in Paris at the end of May, George Soros, the world’s second-most-vilified New York billionaire (but worth many billions more than the other one), addressed the European Council on Foreign Relations, an organization he helped found a decade ago. Described by the woman …

George Soros

4 life hacks from ancient philosophers that will make you happier

You’ve probably heard about Stoics or Stoicism — and most of what you know is wrong.<p>They weren’t joyless bores. The ancient Stoics were the first …

Happiness

The 50 best podcasts of 2018

<b>2 Dope Queens</b><br>Comedy panel hit<p>Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams’s podcast is a perfect storm of comedy and representation, with the two US comedians hanging out with their mostly female, often non-white and LGBT guests to chat “race, gender, sex, and other less serious topics”. Recorded in front …

Comedy

20 Ski Towns That Are Just as Spectacular in the Summer

<b>Can’t Miss:</b><br>When it opens later this summer, the Mammoth Mountain Zip Line will be the tallest top-to-bottom zip line in North America. The …

28 Vegan Summer Recipes That Are Satisfying And Delicious

All the best recipes to cook this summer that are meat-free and dairy-free.<p>The dog days of summer are here and you know what that means — nobody has the time to spend hours sweltering in the kitchen over a hot oven. Which is why I rounded up some of my favorite recipes for hot weather that won't …

This iPhone feature can radically improve your life and relationships

Recently, I read a book about a man named Matthew Cowley, who was an incredible missionary and humanitarian to the people in New Zealand over 100 …

Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.<p>It is the first time that a patient with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully …

Cancer

30 Days of Vegan Recipes

Eating vegan is no easy feat, but it certainly can be done—even deliciously. Here, 30 incredible vegan recipes for a full month of vegan eating.<p>1 of …

The 5 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends for Summer Reading

The Microsoft co-founder's 2018 picks 'wrestle with big questions.'<p>Whether you're headed to the beach this summer or just looking for some thought-provoking writing to immerse yourself in during your commute, multibillionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates has you covered. Each year, the Microsoft …

Bill Gates

Survey: The secret to a successful life is apparently tied to your mouth

If you want to become successful, break out your dental floss. According to a new Porch survey of over 1,000 people, the most successful people were …

Warren Buffett Says if You Hire Somebody Without This Trait, 'You Really Want Them to Be Dumb and Lazy'

No, it's not intelligence. But it should be a non-negotiable in building strong teams and companies.<p>Billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett has been dazzling us with wisdom for nearly half a century.<p>As one of the most successful value investors in the world, the Oracle of Omaha …

Conversation is a skill. Here’s how to be better at it

<b>Celeste Headlee</b> is a journalist, public radio host, and professional opera singer whose TED Talk on conversations has been viewed over 10 million …

TED Talks

27 Grilled Veggie Recipes That Prove BBQs Aren't Just About Burgers

You don’t have to be a grill master to master the grill—especially when it comes to veggies. All you need is a little olive oil and a sprinkle of …

Absolutely The Best Shrimp Scampi Recipe

"The best scampi ever. Will melt in your mouth. Serve with a rice pilaf and salad for a wonderful meal."<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup all-purpose flour<p>1/4 …

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Here's How to Make Your Roasted Veggies Mind-Blowing

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to cook vegetables. I love how you just toss everything on a baking sheet, walk away, and come back to …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

College & University

Gardening 101: Blueberries

Blueberry, <i>Vaccinium spp.:</i> “Ornamental Superfood”<p>Blueberries were the first fruit I grew in my first Brooklyn garden on a tiny 50th-floor terrace in …

Gardening

20 Perennial Flowers You Should Consider Putting In Your Yard

Make your yard look beautiful, every day of the year.<p>The enduring perennials here deliver, with subtle charms like unusual foliage and fragrant …

Top 7 Backyard Landscaping Upgrades for Summer 2018

Your backyard deserves as much attention as your home interior, so make sure to get it ready for summer. Not only will you have a beautiful, stylish …

Patagonia vs. Donald Trump

We all knew the legendary outerwear company Patagonia lived and breathed the adventurous life. We knew they cared about the environment. But it wasn’t till Trump came along that we realized they were ready to fight.<p><b>Patagonia was built</b> in the image of its founder, Yvon Chouinard. In late January, …

15 Relatively Brilliant Albert Einstein Quotes

In addition to being one of the world's greatest thinkers, Albert Einstein was also quite the philosopher. On what would be the renowned theoretical …

Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet

How do we fix life online without limiting free speech?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Which Web sites get the most traffic? According to the ranking service Alexa, the top three sites in the United States, as of this writing, are …

Internet

How technology disrupted the truth | Katharine Viner

Social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism<p>One Monday morning last September, Britain woke to a depraved news story. The prime minister, David …

Downing Street

Fake news and a 400-year-old problem: we need to resolve the ‘post-truth’ crisis

The internet echo chamber satiates our appetite for pleasant lies and reassuring falsehoods and has become the defining challenge of the 21st century<p>The internet age made big promises to us: a new period of hope and opportunity, connection and empathy, expression and democracy. Yet the digital …

Google, democracy and the truth about internet search

Tech-savvy rightwingers have been able to ‘game’ the algorithms of internet giants and create a new reality where Hitler is a good guy, Jews are evil and… Donald Trump becomes president<p>Here’s what you don’t want to do late on a Sunday night. You do not want to type seven letters into Google. That’s …

‘I created Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …

Steve Bannon