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Minimalism with a Family

Minimalism with a Family

My kids are four and seven. We have reached peak toy season in our home. Both my...

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A Lesson in Gratitude

A Lesson in Gratitude

My husband Jon is a veteran teacher of 6th graders. These last couple of years –...

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5 Ways You can Legally Move to Canada from China

5 Ways You can Legally Move to Canada from China

Did you know that since 2013, one of out every ten immigrants in Canada comes from...

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Twenty Reasons for Being

Twenty Reasons for Being

A pastiche poem of tribute to the past and resolve for the possible. By Maria Popova...

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Catching the Light of the World: The Entwined History of Vision and Consciousness

Catching the Light of the World: The Entwined History of...

“For this we go out dark nights, searching for the dimmest stars, for signs of unseen...

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Paleontologists In China Just Identified A Short-Necked, Head-Butting Ancestor Of The Giraffe

Paleontologists In China Just Identified A Short-Necked,...

The discovery of Discokeryx xiezhi, a distant relative of modern-day giraffes with...

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Archaeologists Just Uncovered Secret Tunnels And An Ancient Chamber Beneath Peru’s Chavín de Huántar Temple

Archaeologists Just Uncovered Secret Tunnels And An Ancient...

Archeologists first noticed a duct in 2019 that opened up into the ceremonial chamber...

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The Stoic Key to Kindness

The Stoic Key to Kindness

All human lives are too various and alive with contradiction to be neatly classed...

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The Age of the Possible

The Age of the Possible

To live wonder-smitten with reality is the gladdest way to live. But with our creaturely...

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Your Brain on Grief, Your Heart on Healing

Your Brain on Grief, Your Heart on Healing

“‘Tis good — the looking back on Grief,” Emily Dickinson wrote as she calibrated...

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How to Live with Fear and What It Means to Love: A Tender Meditation in Ink, Watercolor, and Wonder

How to Live with Fear and What It Means to Love: A Tender...

“What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?” the Proust Questionnaire asked...

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Even shy people can find love, given time: Ask Ellie

Even shy people can find love, given time: Ask Ellie

Q:I’m pretty much a shy guy, so even though I’ve been divorced for almost five years,...

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Design Your Very Own Sanctuary: Bedroom Trends That Guarantee Comfort

Design Your Very Own Sanctuary: Bedroom Trends That Guarantee...

Make your bedroom your own personal sanctuary with these trends! Looking back now,...

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Here’s How To Transform Your Garage With These Helpful Renovation Tips

Here’s How To Transform Your Garage With These Helpful...

There are a lot of reasons why someone might want to renovate their garage! Photos...

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6 Things You Can Do If You Have A Damp Basement

6 Things You Can Do If You Have A Damp Basement

A damp basement can be a huge problem for homeowners. Not only is it an eyesore,...

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What documentaries about China can you watch on Netflix?

What documentaries about China can you watch on Netflix?

There are very few documentaries about China on Netflix. Filming thought-provoking...