Ralph Waldo Emerson

16 Quotes That Will Give You an Attitude of Gratitude on Thanksgiving

Sometimes it's hard to show gratitude. These quotes should put you in a thankful mood.<p>This time of year is supposed to be a season of gratitude, but too often it becomes a time of nothing but stress. Some people need reminders of how to keep perspective, stay positive, and revel in life's joy.<p>Not …

Happiness

6 Short Life Lessons From Terry Crews

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore<p>The below profile is adapted from the new book, <b>Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World</b>, which …

Success

The Eagles Announce 2018 North American Tour

The Eagles have announced a 2018 North American tour.<p>The shows, which will feature the same iteration of the band—Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy …

Guitar

Purpose of education: To build moral values

OVER the weekend I heard an interesting story on a local radio.<p>Zhang Xiaoyong, a biology graduate from Tsinghua University, had worked himself up to …

News (China)

A Journey Through Madagascar: Notes on the Privilege of Travel

Two years ago, I wrote about how privileged and lucky we are to be able to travel the world. No matter our circumstances, we are doing something most …

Travel

The Only Time You Need to Flour and Grease a Cake Pan

I am finicky about a million baking details, including measuring, type and size of pans, handling chocolate, beating egg whites, oven rack position, you name it.<p>But I hate to grease pans. Greasing <i>and</i> flouring really annoys me—it’s two additional steps, and who needs extra flour scattered around the …

Baking

Six Ideas from Western Philosophy

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

James K. Polk

40 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Greater Determination and Perseverance

Looking for a burst of motivation when the going gets tough? These inspirational quotes will help you keep pursuing your dreams.<p>Without a doubt, a key quality every successful person has is perseverance: the grit and drive and will to keep pushing forward in spite of challenges and …

Self-improvement

How to choose a UX Master’s Program

Things to consider based on roads I’ve taken<p>It’s not a secret that UX is a booming field. Many people want to break into the this area and the first …

UX Design

Jean Hill, who led Concord’s plastic bottle-ban effort, dies at 90

Partway through her attempts to get her hometown of Concord to ban the sale of single-serving plastic water bottles, Jean Hill paused to explain her …

Boston

Experimental Autumn Perspectives

For a photographer, perspective means everything. Many photographers have their specialties, whether it is landscapes, macros, portraits, street, …

Photography

The life and career of Steve Jobs' mysterious widow Laurene Powell Jobs, who has become a powerful investor with a net worth of $20.7 billion

<b>• Laurene Powell Jobs is the widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.</b><p><b>• She has become a powerful investor and has a net worth of $20.7 billion, according to Forbes.</b><p><b>• Some of her projects range from environmental committees to acquiring a majority stake in an influential US magazine.</b><p>Laurene Powell Jobs …

Business

Our City Charities

<b>Margaret Fuller (1810–1850)</b><br>From <i>Writing New York: A Literary Anthology</i><b><br>Interesting Links</b><br>“Margaret Fuller’s Thanksgiving Day revelation” (<i>Reader’s</i> …

American Philosophy

15 Quotes to Inspire You to Never Stop Learning

More than a decade of structured education gives us a blueprint to build a pretty good life. You’ve probably learned so many valuable things along …

Self-improvement

This Is The Most Important Thing You Can Do Each Morning

<i>“</i>Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain. Cheap paper is less …

Productivity

Is Time On The Atheist’s Side?

What is an atheist but one who is unconvinced about the God of his epoch and anticipates the future staleness of his epoch’s God?<p>In ages past, an …

Atheism

Plymouth house frequented by Thoreau is for sale

Hillside, an 1845 Gothic Revival home in Plymouth where 19th-century thinkers and authors — Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau heading the …

American Philosophy

Persephone’s Daughters to sing for Puerto Rico recovery

<b>SOUL WATCH</b> The women’s chorus from Plymouth, Persephone’s Daughters, performs its fall concert, “Soul Watch,” to benefit Puerto Rico’s recovery …

Boston

The Scribbling Women Complex

In a January 1868 letter to her mother, Louisa May Alcott evaluated her finances for the coming year. “My plan will work well,” she concluded after …

Feminism

If you’re hiking for an Instagram shot, get the hell off my mountain

This past Sunday found me panting but triumphant on the top of Mount Beacon. After a steep hike up, I was catching my breath — and views of the …

Lifestyle

The 5 best memoirs of 2017

<b>An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice</b><p>By Khizr Khan (Random House)<p>It took about two minutes for Khan to become a celebrity and a national symbol: At the Democratic National Convention, the grieving Gold Star father whipped out a pocket-size U.S. Constitution and defiantly invited Donald …

Entertainment

Far From Noise review — hanging around with a deer therapist

You wouldn’t be wrong if you called Far From Noise a sitting-in-your-car-on-the-edge-of-a-cliff simulator. You play an unnamed protagonist whose car has somehow ended up hanging off a ledge far from the rest of civilization. It’s slow and zen, and if you pay attention, you can actually watch the …

Business

The Orville’s First Season Might Surprise You

I love the first 6-8 episodes of a TV show in its first season, because it always seems like the process is at its most transparent there. The first …

TV

Defending sexual assault is never worth it. Really.

As president, John F. Kennedy made sexual advances toward a 19-year-old White House intern named Mimi Beardsley. He pressured her to provide oral sex to other men. Whatever else happened between them, these acts are sexual harassment and coercion, and if Kennedy were alive today, his behavior would …

Opinion

Why Ageism Never Gets Old

171120_r30961We tend to caricature the elderly as either raddled wretches or cuddly Yodas.Illustration by Golden Cosmos<i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.Early in his career, Paul Newman personified a young man in a hurry forced to wait …

Culture

California will be the first state to use LGBT-inclusive history textbooks in schools

California has become the first state to approve LGBT-inclusive history textbooks for use in primary schools, the Advocate reports.<p>The California State Board of Education on Thursday approved 10 textbooks for kindergarten through eighth-grade students that include coverage of the historical …

LGBTQ

The 7 (Dangerous) Signs That You’re Onto Something Big

“<i>I actually think that 1984 came to pass. Orwell’s writing about a totalitarian state, and that part isn’t the case. But the notion that you might</i> …

Mind

12 Kindness quotes to celebrate World Kindness Day 2017

World Kindness Day is nationally recognised in the UK and falls on November 13 each year.<p>You are not a burden<p>Today is the day for the celebration of …

Compassion

Review: Freedom on the March

We in the United States have long liked to see our nation as an inspiration for liberty-lovers worldwide. Thomas Paine called the would-be republic “an asylum for mankind.” Ralph Waldo Emerson memorialized “the shot heard round the world.” It was up to us, Abraham Lincoln vowed, to prove “that …

Opinion

Before You Can Be with Others, First Learn to Be Alone

In 1840, Edgar Allan Poe described the ‘mad energy’ of an ageing man who roved the streets of London from dusk till dawn. His excruciating despair …

Edgar Allan Poe