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The Sane Society: The Great Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist Erich Fromm on How to Save Us From Ourselves

“The whole life of the individual is nothing but the process of giving birth to himself; indeed, we should be fully born, when we die.”<p><i>“Every advance of intellect beyond the ordinary measure,”</i> Schopenhauer wrote in examining the relationship between genius and insanity, <i>“disposes to madness.”</i> But …

A Great Explanation of the Obscure Psychology Theory That Drives Westworld

In episode three of <i>Westworld</i>, Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) describes the theory of the mind that his co-founder, Arnold, used to try to create …

Quick And Healthy Lunch Ideas That Fit Your Busy Schedule

In today’s society we are all overworked, pressed for time, and stressed. We all want to be more healthy and most people make a concerted effort by …

Healthy Eating

10 bodyweight abs exercises you’ve never tried

To get a visible six-pack, you need to hit your abdominals from different planes of motion and work compound moves into your workout mix. The …

Health

The 1 Science-Based Technique That Will Improve Every Email You Write

A book author and highly respected consultant offers a way to make your emails more appealing.<p>I've been making a mistake in how I've composed emails, and the solution to the problem is ground-breaking to say the least.<p>Brain science has started intersecting with our everyday lives, helping us …

Your Guide to Building a Better Bloody Mary Bar

There’s something about customizing a Bloody Mary to fit your special palate that is infinitely appealing, and nothing thrills a brunch guest more …

8 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years. Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity …

Howard Schultz

Happiness at Work: The Proven Science of How to Enjoy Your Job

In True Grit, Grace, and Gratitude, I used the term "happy hour" as a constructive and necessary analogy, but I do have a good bit of aversion toward the expression. Why does an hour we reserve to be happy have to be after work? I also have tepid excitement for the sayings "Work hard, play hard," …

Happiness

Pronounce Every Word In This Poem Correctly And Prove You Are An English Pro!

If there's any truth to <i>My Fair Lady</i> then English tutors who taught people proper pronunciation liked to use clever poems as training tools, which …

10 Striking Images of the Rare Yosemite 'Firefall' Phenomenon

Wow.<p>For a brief window of time each February, the sun works its magic on Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park to produce what's known as a 'firefall'. This happens when the sun sets and hits the waterfall in such a way that it looks like flowing fire.<p>Photographer Sangeeta Dey was out in …

National Parks

The incredible maths trick that works out your age and shoe size (plus how it works)

Can we guess your age and shoe size? This simple maths trick has taken the internet by storm<p>Here’s a simple maths trick your can impress your friends and family with.<p>The 'magical' maths trick which shows how you can determine a person’s age from their shoe size has been widely shared on social …

Mathematics

This Common Food Additive Can Kill Cancer and Superbugs

Our dear friend Science has recently discovered that a common food preservative—a naturally occurring one, at that!—can kill cancer cells and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.<p>Guess what, all-natural foodniks? Your dogged determination to avoid any and all comestibles containing preservatives and …

Microbiology

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

Productivity

Learn Eight Helpful Microsoft Excel Tricks with This Handy Cheat Sheet

If you’re new to using Microsoft Excel, or an experienced user looking for a good visual reference, this handy cheat sheet covers eight helpful …

Watch Taylor Swift Sing 'Smelly Cat' With Lisa Kudrow at L.A. Show

Justin Timberlake, Selena Gomez also help end pop star's Staples Center run<p>Taylor Swift's <i>1989</i> world tour has featured an epic roster of special …

Taylor Swift

A Complete Guide to Photo Hiking

Recently, I was a part of a sort of an expedition in Mariovo, a mountainous region in southern Macedonia covering an area of 1300 km2 with 30 …

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

You'll never get sick of a playlist again.<p>Whether you're looking for a playlist for your next run, your strength-training routine, a dance-cardio session, your yoga practice, or just because you're so over everything that's in your iTunes right now, trust us: We've got you covered...<p><b>The Justin</b> …

Peculiar Notions: 22 Eye-Catching Examples of Abstract Photography

I’m not sure how many of you (hopefully none of you) actually lose sleep thinking about abstract photography and trying to determine exactly what it …

Typography

Simple Rules of Thumb for Decorating Your Walls

If you don’t have an eye for design, you might not know where to start when it comes to putting art on your walls. You can always go with your gut, …

9 Tips for Trekkers Dreaming of the Himalaya

At this point, most of us have probably read the stories about the tragic events over the past week in Nepal. On October 14, Cyclone Hud Hud brushed the Nepali Himalaya on its way inland from the Bay of Bengal. It caused blizzard conditions, rapid snow accumulations, and avalanches that had deadly …

Mountaineering

Five travel photography essentials that won't weigh you down

Some of your best travel pictures will be off the cuff, spontaneous affairs, but taking a few basic pieces of kit – like a tripod, zoom lens, polariser and GorillaPod grip – can ensure you’re ready to make the most of a golden opportunity. Here’s a round-up of the best photography kit to sling in …

Top five nerve-shredding road trips in Costa Rica

Renting a car in Costa Rica is costly and can even be dangerous if you're not prepared for what's to come. It’s also ridiculously good fun. Some of the most interesting, little-explored destinations are only accessible by car, and for the adventurous traveler, there’s simply no substitute for the …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Chicago's best homegrown junk food

'Junk food' is often used as an insult, but in Chicago it's a celebrated art form. Known the world over for its gorgeous architecture, impressive museums, legendary sports teams, barely tolerable winters and cutting-edge cuisine, The Windy City is also home to some of the best guilty pleasure food …

Ten enchanting travel experiences in Greenland

So you think Greenland is a far-flung travel dream? Pinch yourself. This Arctic country might be huge, but a trip to western Greenland can take in a breathtaking range of sights, from Disko Bay’s iceberg studded waters to valleys so vast you’ll feel like the last hiker on Earth. Start with these 10 …

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …