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The inside story of the Paris climate agreement | Christiana Figueres

sheet pan chicken tikka

In the game of weeknight cooking — which I feel, at best, is rigged and not in our favor especially if you (or you and your partner) are out working …

A prosecutor's vision for a better justice system | Adam Foss

These New Smoothie Recipes From Hemsley + Hemsley Will Supercharge Your Day

Come across anyone who doesn’t only drink but actually <i>craves</i> green juice and chances are you have found one of the Hemsley sisters’ 223,000 Instagram followers. Londoners Melissa and Jasmine, whom the British newspapers call “the new Nigellas,” have, over the last few years, exploded onto the …

Diana's Hummus Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Designer Alex Tatusian reminisces on his mother's short-lived hummus business, and what it taught him about cooking for himself.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Typography

sesame soba and ribboned omelet salad

In times of lots of worry and little sleep, like most of us, I return to my comforts and staples: avocado toast, a great pot of meatballs, and as …

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

Chechnya’s ISIS Problem

Using methods that were brutal, uncompromising, and at times of dubious legality, Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, largely managed to defeat the last remnants of the militant underground. Last year, just fourteen people were killed in violence related to the lingering insurgency, compared …

5 Best Healthy Holiday Soups

We're partnering with our Time Inc. sister brands Cooking Light, Health, My Recipes, Real Simple, Southern Living and Sunset to bring you 60 days of …

Conversations with Santa, Who's Just Back From a Meditation Retreat

<b>Derek, age seven</b><p>"Wow, it's really you, Santa! I didn't think you were real!"<p>"Marvellous. That observation comes from a deep place of innate wisdom, Derek. After all, each of us is merely an ephemeral apparition projected by the ego."<p>"Haha ... um ... aren't you going to ask me if I've been …

The Yoga of Star Wars

by Micah MortaliWhen my mother’s dog, Smokey, passed away last year, it was the first time my two youngest children, then two and four, experienced …

7 top-of-the-line yoga mats for practicing in luxury

One of the great things about yoga is that you don’t really need anything to practice it.<p>But if your current mat has hard-core drag marks from months …

Kevin Cullen: VA hospital is unmindful of veterans' needs

In a conference room, on the second floor of the VA hospital in Jamaica Plain, Richard Jackson pushed an office chair out the door, into the …

Baking and yoga: The excuses that get killer thugs out of Gitmo

It doesn’t take much to get released from Guantanamo these days. Just argue you’re a family man who likes baking. And look, you’ll even touch a woman!<p>…

Here's what happened when I started doing 40-minute meditation sessions every morning

Stressors include travel, family, and the early onset of all that year-end noise. Daily exercise can help you feel better, but a recent injury has limited what I can do.<p>So about one week ago, I started meditating before work each day. Friends from my yoga community had been encouraging me in this …

The yoga guru turned company boss

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1214000/1214929_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524636219_98bfb02560272a46feb68cc1e0693043<p><b>Baba Ramdev is arguably India's most famous yoga guru, well known for his TV exercise shows. But now he's using his brand to sell everything from</b> …

Foodies in Turks & Caicos - Restaurants - Latin American Caribbean - Chowhound

Headed to Turks & Caicos later this week and looking for restaurant suggestions. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Go "local" in Turks and Caicos - Restaurants - Latin American Caribbean - Chowhound

We first visited the Turks and Caicos Islands thirteen years ago, and have returned annually ever since. It's become our favorite vacation …

Why We Fall in Love: The Paradoxical Psychology of Romance and Why Frustration Is Necessary for Satisfaction

“All love stories are frustration stories… To fall in love is to be reminded of a frustration that you didn’t know you had.”<p>Adrienne Rich, in contemplating how love refines our truths, wrote: “An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word ‘love’ — …

Relationships

Psychologist Barry Schwartz on What Motivates Us to Work, Why Incentives Fail, and How Our Ideas About Human Nature Shape Who We Become

“Human nature is to a significant degree the product of human design.”<p>The organism we call culture — all of our art and literature and human thought — is in a constant symbiotic dance with human nature. Our culture both reflects who we are — our values, our hopes, our fears, our ideals — and shapes …

A Zen Master Responds to Hate Mail

“Your situation, your condition, your opinions — throw them all away.”<p>Although the internet may have originated the notion of trolling as an act of aggression, the undergirding human impulse is an ancient one. Its pervasive manifestations drove Kierkegaard to ponder the psychological underpinnings …

Stress and the Social Self: How Relationships Affect Our Immune System

“We are all tethered to our social worlds by invisible but steel strong wires.”<p>Relationships, Adrienne Rich argued in her magnificent meditation on love, refine our truths. But they also, it turns out, refine our immune systems. That’s what pioneering immunologist <b>Esther Sternberg</b> examines in <b>The</b> …

John Lennon’s Impassioned Letters on the Value of Meditation

“I suggest you try transcendental meditation through which all things are possible.”<p>In February of 1968, a year and a half before their final photo shoot, the Beatles traveled to India in order to meet and study with the famous guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who had pioneered Transcendental …

A New and Sweeping Utopia of Life: Gabriel García Márquez’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

An ennobled vision for a world “where no one will be able to decide for others how they die, where love will prove true and happiness be possible.”<p>On December 8, 1982, decades after his unlikely beginnings as a writer, <b>Gabriel García Márquez</b> (March 6, 1927–April 17, 2014) was awarded the Nobel Prize …

Literature

The Yin-Yang of Fortune and Misfortune: Alan Watts on the Art of Learning Not to Think in Terms of Gain and Loss

“The whole process of nature is an integrated process of immense complexity, and it’s really impossible to tell whether anything that happens in it is good or bad.”<p><i>“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut …

Alan Watts

Top 5 Steakhouses in America

The perfect steak: It's a simple yet elusive goal that some grill masters devote a lifetime to achieving. However, at these meccas of meat, expertly cooked cuts are within easy reach -- lovingly prepared with a minimum of ingredients. At the best steakhouses across the country, it all begins with …