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This life skill is more vital to your happiness than any other

Here’s a harsh life truth that you’ll never hear in your formative years — there is a very high probability you will not discover what you truly want …

Motivation

5 Sexist Summer Reading Books You Were Assigned In School — And What Modern Novels To Read Instead

If you were anything like me as a teen — nerdy, bookish, and just beginning to learn the nuances of feminism — then you probably had a love-hate …

10 Fantastical Mythology Books to Read When You Need a Spark of Imagination

Joan Didion once wrote, "We tell ourselves stories to live," but perhaps we also tell ourselves stories in order to imagine. When life can be all too …

Books

7 adorable French villages that will make you skip Paris completely

Everyone should see Paris at least once in his or her life, but as French tourism goes, it’s only the beginning. One of the cardinal sins of travel …

France

15 Of The Most Influential Women In History — And The Biographies Of Them You Really Need To Read

Last week, <i>BBC History Magazine</i> released readers' definitive ranking of the 100 most influential women in history, with Nobel Prize-winning physicist …

Books

10 Classic Books That Have Been Banned

Since it opened in 2000, the National World War II Museum in New Orleans has been educating the public on one of history's most influential wars. …

Literature

12 Books About Mental Health Everybody Should Read

Help to understand yours a little better.<p>When the world feels like a confusing place, seek solace in books. Here, The Reading Agency, a charity that believes in tackling life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading, have pulled together a list of 12 books about mental health that …

Mental Health

Portugal Off The Beaten Path: The Algarve and The Azores

Portugal, as I’ve shared over the last few weeks, is an incredible up-and-coming European destination. Lisbon and Porto are both vibrant, fun cities …

European Travel

Forget Mykonos and Santorini. I found a little-known island in Greece that's twice as beautiful and half the price.

Most vacationers heading to the islands in Greece usually end up at one of two destinations: Mykonos or Santorini.<p>While both islands have their charms, they've undoubtedly become tourist traps, with overbooked hotels, overpriced restaurants, and beaches and sights packed with cruise-shippers and …

European Travel

Six 'psychological' terms that psychologists never use

Psychology is the scientific study of human thought and behaviour, and hence of everyday life, which means that many people consider themselves …

Psychology

Homer for Scalawags: Emily Wilson’s “Odyssey”

BY MY COUNT, we have seen 27 translations of Homer into English since 2000, so no one can say we languished for want of a new <i>Odyssey</i>. It’s all the …

Literature

20 new books to read in August

August's Hottest Reads

Books

What to See, Eat and Do in Austria's Capital City

Vienna often conjures images of men in Mozart wigs, palaces, baroque architecture, fin-de-siècle cafés, and patisseries—in short, a city frozen in …

European Travel

How to Spend 24 Hours in the Hague

The Hague’s size and centrality makes it perfect for day trips or short excursions. Although exploring the city usually calls for more time than …

European Travel

Go boho in the Baltics: What to eat, drink and see in Tallinn

The first time I visited Tallinn I nearly missed the boat. I was so enchanted with the fairy-tale-like Old Town, with its steep cobblestone streets, …

European Travel

11 amazing experiences you can’t miss when you’re in Europe

If jostling elbows with a horde of tourists as you dutifully go about all the staple spots in Europe isn’t your idea of a dream holiday, take solace …

Truffles

32 books everyone should read in their lifetime

lithian/Shutterstock<p><b>If you're looking for books to read, you've come to the right place.</b>• <b><br>This book list has works from all parts of the world and human history,</b> <b>from just about every section of the bookstore.</b>• <b><br>If you want to be a more well-rounded person, start with these.</b><p>Do you aspire to be one of …

Literature

Roaming Tomes: 20 Best Travel Books

Into The Wild<p><i>Into The Wild</i> captured the world’s attention when it was first published in 1997. You may have seen the movie, starring Emil Hirsch as …

Books

Speak Your Truth And Unlock Your Writing Potential

Share your experiences and break down barriers.I believe that one of the first steps to evolving as a writer is to start by being honest.Be honest …

Writing

The One Carb You Can Eat All You Want Without Gaining Weight, According To Nutritionists

One of the biggest food myths that keeps rearing its ugly head is that carbs are bad for you. At some point you’ve probably heard all about how …

Nutrition

Some people pull out their hair, bite their nails, or pick their skin — here's what psychologists think is behind these behaviours

Most of us are guilty of biting our nails now and then. We tend to pass them off as bad habits, but what if you simply couldn't stop?<p>Around 3% of the population have body-focused repetitive behaviors (or BFRBs), which mean they constantly engage in self-grooming like nail biting, hair plucking, and …

Mental Health

A slew of must-read books for writers

If you’re mired in a writing rut, read.<p>More specifically, to revive and refresh your creativity—and possibly recapture your passion for prose—it’s …

Writing

From Maus to Tamara Drewe: the 10 graphic novels everyone should read

The recent hoo-ha about the Man Booker prize’s longlisting of a graphic novel for the first time, the chilling, understated Sabrina by Nick Drnaso, may have piqued your interest in exploring this ever-expanding medium further, or perhaps for the first time. Not everyone has grown up reading comics …

Graphic Novels

Go Beyond Capri: These Are the 19 Best Underrated Islands in Europe

Raise your hand if you'd rather be vacationing on an island far away right now? What about a European adventure? Our hands just shot up, too. And …

European Travel

The Worst Drug Crisis in American History

<b>DOPESICK</b> <b><br>Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America</b><br>By Beth Macy<br>Illustrated. 376 pp. Little, Brown & Company. $28.<p>In 2000, a doctor in the tiny town of St. Charles, Va., began writing alarmed letters to Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin. The drug had come to market four …

Book Reviews

9 books everyone needs to read before the end of summer

Author Emma Straub shares her go-to summer book picks with Jenna Bush Hager.<p>Summer is nearly over, but you still have time to cram in some great beach reads.<p>And do we have a bonanza of books for you. It’s all part of the “Read More TODAY” series trying to get more Americans to crack open a book and …

Books

5 Apps That Can Improve Your Writing Skills | Times Square Chronicles

5 Apps That Can Improve Your Writing Skills<p>We must use our writing skills in many different areas of our daily lives. We may have to fill out …

Creative Writing

8 Gorgeous Greek Islands You Haven’t Heard of Yet

With 6,000 different islands sprinkled across the Aegean and Ionion Seas, Greece is the perfect vacation spot if you’re searching for photogenic …

European Travel

These Stunning Countries Are the World's Least Visited

If you are literally sick and tired of seeing billions of tourists on vacation, have no fear, because the United Nations World Tourism Organisation …

European Travel

What to Eat and Do, Where to Stay in Lisbon and Portugal

Someone once told me to pay attention when I kept hearing about a destination from multiple people. Over the last year, that destination has been …

European Travel