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122 Container Gardening Ideas

Orange Crush<p>For a late-summer container that steals the show, make bold foliage the focal point. This easy-care, end-of-season planter uses vibrant …

Plants

A Modern Garden: At Home with Charles and Ray Eames in California

From the Department of Famous Love Letters:<p>In 1941 when a young Charles Eames proposed marriage to Ray, he wrote, “I am 34 (almost) years old, single …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from the Modernists

The Modernists of the past century were optimists. They believed that better gardens meant better living. They helped invent the idea of the friendly …

Pretty in Pink: An Artist’s Dry Garden in LA’s Topanga Canyon

Charmed by a funky building in LA’s Topanga Canyon that “had always been inhabited by artists,” in 2010 artist Carly Jo Morgan bought a 1920s house …

Here’s How to Make Anthony Bourdain’s Favorite Pasta at Home

Anthony Bourdain's favorite city in the world is Tokyo, but if he's looking for pasta, he goes straight to Italy. On a famous episode of Bourdain's <i>No</i> …

Italy

This Book Is a Planetarium: A Pop-Up Masterpiece Translating the Laws of Physics into Playful and Poetic Tangibility

From light to time, magical hands-on demonstrations making concretely comprehensible the abstract forces and phenomena we experience but cannot ordinarily touch.<p>In her stunning poem “Planetarium,” Adrienne Rich wrote of translating “pulsations into images for the relief of the body and the …

Literature

Blob: An Irreverent and Insightful Modern Fable About Beauty, Ugliness, the Paths to Acceptance, and How Admiration Hijacks Our Sense of Self

A playful and profound tale about the struggle for belonging.<p><i>“Worshipped today, scorned or even crucified tomorrow,”</i> Albert Einstein wrote in contemplating the fickleness of fame, <i>“that is the fate of people whom — God knows why — the bored public has taken possession of.”</i> And indeed the public …

Loneliness

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen Illustrated by Sanna Annukka (Penguin Books)

This stunning re-imagination of a classic has added a new dimension to a very well known story with bold, sharp geometric illustrations.<p>‘<b>The Snow</b> …

The best children’s books of 2017

<b>Age 0-4</b><p><b>Katinka’s Tail</b> <b>by Judith Kerr</b><p>(HarperCollins)<p>From the beloved creator of Mog and <i>The Tiger Who Came to Tea</i>, this feline adventure – featuring the snow-white Katinka and her unusual tail – will enthral toddlers with its gentle, gold‑flecked domesticity.<p><b>Pick a Pine Tree</b> <b>by Patricia Toht</b><p>Illustrated …

Books

WILD ANIMALS OF THE SOUTH

Lions and tigers and cheetahs, oh my! In this companion book to <i>Wild Animals of the North,</i> Dieter Braun's <b>Wild Animals of the South</b> offers a brief …

Hortense And Her Shadow by Natalia & Lauren O’Hara (Puffin)

When we first shared images from this book, they received an overwhelmingly warm reception.<p>From the sophisticated rose gold foiling on the cover to …

The Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award — and the first year of the Times’ partnership with the New York Public Library on the honor. We’re unveiling a new name: The New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award. The Times …

Books

A Mystic Unpacks Every Aura Color Meaning—Here's How to Give Yourself a Reading

A few months ago, I became interested in holistic health and wellness treatments. I quickly fell in love with the lymphatic drainage massage at Shape …

Big Wolf & Little Wolf: A Tender Tale of Loneliness, Belonging, and How Friendship Transforms Us

A subtle meditation on the meaning of solidarity, the relationship between the ego and the capacity for love, and the little tendrils of care that become the armature of friendship.<p>We spend our lives trying to discern where we end and the rest of the world begins. There is a strange and sorrowful …

Literature

Make This Tonight: Orzo with Caramelized Fall Vegetables

Orzo Caramelized with Fall Vegetables & Ginger<p>Serves 4 as a main dish, 6 as a side dish<p>Salt <br>8 ounces orzo pasta<br>Grapeseed, peanut, or vegetable oil <br>1 …

Onions

Inside the Instagram-Worthy Castro Home of a Designer, His Partner & Their Excellent Cat

A modern-luxe Castro home with glorious panoramic views.<p>The San Francisco home of interior designer Leo Cesareo and marketing expert Daniel Sasson …

5 Mexican Crockpot Recipes That Are Half the Work With Twice the Flavor

When preparing meals for the week ahead, it can be easy to get into a recipe rut. We all have our fallbacks, and when energy is low and time is …

7 ways to reshape your brain and learn anything

But what's the best way to make sure you learn and don't forget? After all, you can fish all day, but you won't eat if your fish all jump out and wriggle back out of the boat.<p>Barbara Oakley, professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, has ransacked available scientific …

Learning

Slow Cooker Weeknight Dinner Recipes

If you hear 'slow cooker' and picture sad and flavorless meals, then do we have a surprise for you. Created with persnickety cooks in mind, these …

Cooking

Imagine by John Lennon – Illustrated by Jean Jullien (Frances Lincoln)

This epic song needs no introduction. The biggest-selling single of his solo career, John Lennon created a timeless classic with ‘<b>Imagine</b>‘.<p>In …

John Lennon

The Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe Is Dairy-Free

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>By now we hope every home cook knows the pure dinnertime pleasure that is chicken in milk. The original dish, credited …

Cooking

4 Little Things that Will Matter a Lot More to You in 40 Years

God willing, you’ll be gifted another 40 years of life experience.But even if you aren’t, the core principle of this article remains relevant:<b>As you</b> …

Positive Thinking

10 Things to Remember When Everything You Want is Out of Reach

Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith.That’s the super-short version of my advice for those moments when nothing seems to be going as …

Mind

I Asked a Psychopath How to Stop Caring About Rejection

As Dr. James Fallon describes, "When I get rejected, I feel bad for like negative-two seconds. I just don't give a shit."<p>I recently went on a date with a beautiful and smart girl who laughed at all my jokes and then never replied to my texts. I walked away from the date thinking <i>nailed it!</i> while I …

Magic Mushrooms

I Dare You by Reece Wykes (Andersen Press)

This debut offering from <b>Reece Wykes</b> is utterly hilarious and totally ridiculous, with a wicked sense of humour.<p>‘<b>I Dare You</b>‘ is a tongue-in-cheek, …

A Beginner’s Guide to Bearspotting by Michelle Robinson & David Roberts (Bloomsbury)

So beautifully and succinctly written, with an utterly hilarious narrative and equally funny illustrations, ‘<b>A beginner’s Guide to Bearspotting</b>‘ is a …

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Southern Life

<b>What is it?</b> The new hardback book from German illustrator Dieter Braun published by Flying Eye Books. The book follows on from Braun’s previous work, …

9 Hard Things You Have to Do to Move Forward with Your Life

Maybe it’s the life lessons I was forced to learn the hard way, or the toll of loss and failure I had recently endured, but a decade ago, in the …

You Don't Control The Outcomes Of Your Life, Principles Do. | Inc.com

You don't control the outcomes of your life.<p>You don't control how other people will respond to you.<p>You don't control your health.<p>You don't control how much money you make.<p>Principles control these things.<p>Said Dr. Stephen R. Covey, "We control our actions, but the consequences that flow from those …

Self-improvement