Mind

How Traveling the World Changed my Perspective of the USA

This story starts in small town, Northern Wisconsin where I was born and raised. I had a typical American upbringing and an enjoyable childhood. I …

Travel

getting up close and personal with my phobia and anxiety journey • CHAMPAGNE IN CHURCH

Hiii guys.<p>I just moved all my stuff into the new apartment – woah.<p>Holy SHOES.<p>Like, you have no idea how much stuff you have until you actually have …

Diets

Insight About America From A Writer Living The Van Life

Almost two years ago Brent Rose decided to change his life in a drastic way. He was moving on after a long-term relationship ended and didn’t really know where to go next. Rose rolled the dice, went in debt, called in his favors, and chose the open road as his new home. Travel became the …

Successful People Swear By These Morning Habits

You could argue there are two types of people in this world: the morning person who’s inexplicably chipper at 5 a.m., and the person who hits snooze once, twice…sometimes three times before rolling out of bed with a grimace. Regardless of which you are, there's no question that time is a precious …

Productivity

Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of February 20

Get Madame Clairevoyant delivered every week.<p>Sunday brings a solar eclipse in Pisces. The moon stands between the earth and the sun, and the energy …

Astrology

To My Younger Self: 10 Lessons Learned the Hard Way

<b>It’s OK to be scared</b><p>There you are, full of expectations, young and insecure; yet, there is a spark that keeps you moving forward. Some opportunities, …

Self-improvement

Conrad Colman speaks about his dismasting and battle to finish the Vendée Globe

<b>New Zealand skipper Conrad Colman is fighting an incredible battle to finish the Vendée Globe after the mast of his Foresight Natural Energy crashed</b> …

Sailing

How My Naani’s Death Taught Me About The Harsh Realities Of Life

She left her <i>puttar</i> over a decade ago.I adored my naani. Probably more than my mom did. An extremely pious woman, I remember how she would sing …

Parenting

It's Not OK To Be Racist

It's not ok to be racist. Yes that includes you, world leaders and parliamentary hopefuls, but it's also you non-racist people making what you think are light-hearted comments. If you've never been persecuted just for the colour of your skin or what, arguably imaginary, figure you believe in then …

Here's why travel gets better with age

If I could somehow magically take a trip with my younger self, I’d probably kick my own ass before we left the tarmac.<p>I was an idiot at 23 — I wore a …

Travel

How Your Ego Thrives on Fear and Keeps You Panicked

<b>“The ego is the false self—born out of fear and defensiveness.” ~John O’Donohue</b><p><b>“The soul is like a wild animal—tough, resilient, savvy,</b> …

How travel helped me accept my fear of the unknown

I BEGAN MY FIRST overseas trip about a month before my 51st birthday, planning to be away for two months to travel to Morocco, Spain, Italy and …

Travel

Death:Celebrate life and all its splendors, even as you grieve over what cannot come to be again. | Features | ECSNEPAL - The Nepali Way

The awareness of life is chased at its heels by the awareness that it, too, is finite. Innocence dies in the moment corruption is recognized, and …

Kittens

How Learning To Love The Gym Eased My Anxiety

'Oh god, have you been at the gym <i>again</i>?' I arrive to dinner with friends carrying a tell-tale sports bag, and inwardly wince at their reactions. The joking 'you're obsessed' comments, the well-meaning but misplaced concern that I'm doing too much, and even worse, the implication hanging in the air …

Mental Health

Kirby: Never mind the blessings — curses have been handy

Editor's note • Robert Kirby took a little time off last week. This is a reprint of an earlier column.<p>Following last week's column, a woman wrote to …

Salt Lake City

Yahrzeit. Again.

It’s that time of year. Again.<p>The time of year when I look like a normal person who’s functioning effectively in the world but really just being …

How Stoicism Can Help You Overcome Anything This Year

There’s a ton of power that comes with learning how to control your thoughts effectively: It’s how you stick with your 2017 resolutions, deal with post-election feelings, or even advance your career. Since figuring out exactly how to start down that path to becoming a Jedi mind master can be …

Self-improvement

Pause, to say thanks to the ones who shaped you

February 19, 2017 5:00 AM<br>Sometimes it takes a death to understand a moment is lost. I had a lifetime to thank Supriyo Chaudhuri and now he is gone. I …

40 Things Every Woman Should Have By Age 40

Lifestyle<p>40 Things Every Woman Should Have By Age 40<p><i>“The French are true romantics. They feel the only difference between a man of forty and one of</i> …

Positive Thinking

George Saunders Learned How to Speak to Trump Supporters on the Campaign Trail

George Saunders's 2013 short story collection <i>Tenth of December</i> was a runaway critical success, but its publication was not without difficulty for the author: it also meant that he had to record an audiobook, which, as he recounted somewhat breathlessly on a recent morning, meant learning how to …

Music

To the man who pointed a gun at me and my friends at the Parkview Hotel in Fitzroy

My psychologist said I should talk about the man who aimed a gun at me as much as I needed. This helps, because there isn't much else I can think …

Australian News

23 Powerful Lessons to Learn from a Cancer Survivor

At just 36 years old I was diagnosed with mesothelioma. This very aggressive and rare cancer left me, a new mother to a 3 ½-month-old, with a life …

Cancer

Getting A Manicure And Talking Music With London O'Connor

In celebration of Black History Month, NYLON is running a spotlight series called UNAPOLOGETIC<i>. Every day, w</i><i>e’ll celebrate different aspects of black culture through</i> <i></i><i>profiles, interviews, roundtables, reviews, videos, and op-eds</i><i>. #Blacklivesmatter and we hold that truth to be self-evident.</i><p>London …

Music

Dear Pittsburgh

I’m not gonna lie. I Googled my own name more than a few times this off-season to see if there was any news. It was hard not to when just about every …

Sports

How a Facebook designer overcame imposter syndrome

Here’s what I know.<p>Going through a life-altering international move is hard. Starting fresh in a new city without any real ties is <i>really</i> hard. …

UX Design

When I Realized I Can’t ‘Outsmart’ Mental Illness

It’s the overthinking that gets me. I’m a self-reflective and analytical person with self-imposed impossibly high standards to begin with. So when it …

Mental Health

What Made Me Want to Live in Different Countries?

Confessions of Country Hopping Expat<p>My name is Silvia and I come from Slovakia (I just realized it rhymes). If you ask yourself where Slovakia is, …

Czech Republic

When bad mothers happen

When it does surface, it is haunting like a ghost from the past, it makes you live like a lie that just won't let go of you no matter what, that …

Parenting

wherever you go, there you are: why travel is pointless without philosophy

<b>The artist</b> <b>Hank Schmidt in der Beek</b> <b>recently did a collaboration with photographer Fabian Schubert, in which he traveled to scenic locations and set up</b> …

Travel

Living Fully: A story of survival

By: Michelle Gunnin<p>I remember the exact place I was when I heard the words, “You have cancer.” I can picture what the office looked like, the face of …