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A course at Northwestern University teaches students about what makes a healthy relationship.
In a new model of living, residents will have their own “microunits” built around a shared living space for cooking, eating and hanging out.
Emotional Intelligence is hardly one-size-fits-all. Here's how to make sure yours, and your teams', stays well-rounded.
There’s something a little gimmicky about celebrating distance purely for distance’s sake.
I’ve said before the first 3 hours of your day can dictate how your life turns out. And this often begins with the very first thing that you decide to put in your brain.
We’ve been taught for years that as long as you hit the gym you can hit the buffet line and still lose weight. But there’s plenty of science out there to prove this statement false.
Saveur’s resident Scandiphile eats and drinks his way through Copenhagen in search of cultural transformation.
It’s important to be able to lead by example, but for a team to reach their full potential, the leader must not hold on to too many responsibilities.
A reliable system for overcoming procrastination and achieving more.
Working backwards and breaking free from the norm exposes new and unique opportunities you probably haven’t considered.
Your technical chops may not give you the edge when you’re new to the workforce, but your network might.
At APF in the 1970s, as the second-known African-American video game engineer, he helped create an industry.
For a team to produce all it is capable of, everyone must get along and work well together.
An expert on vitamins tells us what to avoid.
I sent out the call the week before my wedding: Anyone who has been married for 10+ years and is still happy in their relationship, what lessons would you pass down to others if you could?
What if everything around you, from the distant stars to your very hands, were a hologram?
UC San Diego and Yale researchers shared their surprising results.
Human are wired with an over-the-top obsession with what others think of them. Here’s how to bring it under control.
The recipes, tools, and tips you need for the endlessly adaptable one-bite marvel.
The Mars company has sponsored hundreds of scientific studies to show cocoa is good for you.
Happiness as an achievable goal is an illusion, but that doesn't mean happiness itself is not attainable.
From myths to literature to giant squid, here’s how some of our favorite eerie creatures and legends got their start.
Sure, it’s old fashioned. But it’s also nutritional rocket fuel, and athletes are making it taste great. Here’s how.
For most of the history of our species, in most parts of the world, bathing has been a collective act. It might be time to resurrect this ancient and deeply human art.
How work schedules, rituals, and writing environments affect the amount and quality of time invested in trying to write.
As a cuke deckhand, your job first and foremost consists of making sure your diver survives.
Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots.
A few timeless productivity lessons that apply no matter what you’re doing.
Riccardo Camanini loves spaghetti, and he wants to show you why.
Face-to-face interactions and positive relationships have long been seen as beneficial, but the digital world of social media may be having the opposite effect.
“For man to be able to live he must either not see the infinite, or have such an explanation of the meaning of life as will connect the finite with the infinite.”
The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts.
"Metabolism" has been twisted and spun to the point where what many of us think about it is not entirely correct, if at all. Let’s straighten some of that out.
Sometimes setting an unreasonable goal is the only way to jump-start your fitness.
How to fine-tune the internal monologue that scores every aspect of our lives, from leadership to love.
There are way we express our love for one another beyond words, but all are a language of sorts.
“When we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy.”
If we lose our capacity for solitude, our ability to be alone with ourselves, then we lose our very ability to think.
When television was first starting out, many producers treated it like a live service, one that doesn’t require copies to be replayed in the future.
The same part of the brain that allows us to step into the shoes of others also helps us restrain ourselves.
Every year, more than 500 Americans will be struck by lightning—and roughly 90 percent of them will survive. Though they remain among the living, their minds and bodies will be instantly, fundamentally altered in ways that still leave scientists scratching their heads.
Discovering one’s “purpose” in life is not about some great achievement, but merely finding a way to spend your limited amount of time well.
On wood-fired griddles, Maya home cooks keep ancient traditions alive with recipes even their neighbors wouldn’t recognize.
Knowing your deal-breakers can help you know the right relationship when you see it.
Experiments in evolution are exploring what would happen if we rewound the tape of life.
The sleep-wake limbo may have been a boon to our ancestors' survival.
One of the most dense and culturally diverse places in the United States is the small island at the center of New York City. Here’s some history on the many neighborhoods, districts, and locations that make up Manhattan.
Basically, how to be good at life.
When a creature mysteriously turns up dead in Alaska—be it a sea otter, polar bear, or humpback whale—veterinary pathologist Kathy Burek gets the call. Her necropsies reveal cause of death and causes for concern as climate change frees up new pathogens and other dangers in a vast, thawing north.
My overwhelming schedule left me exhausted and empty. Here’s how I fought back.
Rejuvenation technology, mind uploading, and a second shot at life.
Experts believe that emotional intelligence is the job skill of the future. So I had mine tested, and the results were scarily correct.
Genetic engineering will bring us new Bolts and Shaqs.
The Portuguese capital is redefining its cuisine with a new openness to foreign flavors and far-flung influences.
An American imprisoned in a British mental asylum became one of the greatest contributors to the English language.
The purpose of memory might not be to record everything.
Some habits that may seem productive are actually holding you back.
Someone with a high level of emotional intelligence has many traits that make them an ideal employee or manager. But there are some downsides that are important to consider.
Pitching a tent, healing a wound, and finding your way are about the most important things you can learn how to do. They're also the easiest.
Estoril, which was once the wartime home of royalty seeking sanctuary—and the spies who watched them—enjoys an enchanting faded glamour today.
Your odds of success improve when you are forced to direct all of your energy and attention to fewer tasks.
A machine mapped the most frequently used emotional trajectories in fiction, and compared them with the ones readers like best.
Striving for excellence is not in itself bad, but don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
Practical thinking is a valuable skill that has helped me to solve complex problems in my life and career.
How to become an “antischolar” in a culture that treats knowledge as “an ornament that allows us to rise in the pecking order.”
Size has something to do with it, but it is more about why the land is being preserved.
How to nurture a love that “would stand as a firm wall,” that “won’t let you fall, and it gives warmth.”
We let our minds get in our way too often in life. It’s important not to be your own worst enemy.
“Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”
This simple switch flips your perspective for the better.
With a name like Clementine Paddleford, she should have been unforgettable. So why don’t you know who she is?
Those who imagine that life in the past was simpler, slower, and better are wrong.
From books on history and philosophy to novels and biographies.
We need self-awareness and tools that keep us in check.
Once a year, millions of women leave their homes around Kerala to give a sweet offering of rice for their goddess, Attukal Amma.
People are drawn to those who look and act the romanticized role of the leader. But charismatic leadership can have a dark side.
I find ways to spend time with people I want to learn from, and learn by observing them.
Morning people and night owls are born that way. It's time we accepted that.
Even though the competitors were just ... walking.
“And it is so simple… You will instantly find how to live.”
“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”
Conflicting with your superiors may not be a daily occurrence, but there are times when it’s necessary. Here’s some tips on how to go about it.