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What is Hygge and why does everyone love it?

What is Hygge and why does everyone love it?

During these last few holiday seasons in Britain and America, a strange new concept has become incredibly popular. Occupying the minds of many of my female friends and family members, this concept is know as ...

Four profound questions to test for enlightenment

Four profound questions to test for enlightenment

There once was an abbot living in a temple with many fellow followers under his charge. Many disputes would break out between the temple residents, born out of jealousy and stoked by a lack of ...

Why did the television reboot become all the rage?

Why did the television reboot become all the rage?

Designer Yves Saint Laurent once said, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” The same could be said for television: When a popular show concludes, it lives on in syndication and Blu-ray. But recently, TV immortality has assumed ...

Should we scoff at the idea of love at first sight?

Should we scoff at the idea of love at first sight?

For a lecture course I teach at Brown University called “Love Stories,” we begin at the beginning, with love at first sight. To its detractors, love at first sight must be an illusion – the wrong ...

What is the theory of Yin and Yang?

What is the theory of Yin and Yang?

The yin-yang theory, on which Chinese philosophy is based, is the concept of duality forming a whole, describing how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary and interconnected. Each object, situation or element ...

Why it matters that teens are reading less

Why it matters that teens are reading less

Most of us spend much more time with digital media than we did a decade ago. But today’s teens have come of age with smartphones in their pockets. Compared to teens a couple of decades ...

In praise of doing nothing

In praise of doing nothing

In the 1950s, scholars worried that, thanks to technological innovations, Americans wouldn’t know what to do with all of their leisure time. Yet today, as sociologist Juliet Schor notes, Americans are overworked, putting in more hours ...

The child who perceived the world upside-down

The child who perceived the world upside-down

This story will make you reflect on how we judge who doesn’t abide by what everyone else is doing or those who think differently from the rest and don’t go along with the flow. Feng Shi, ...

Are colors connected to special kinds of energy?

Are colors connected to special kinds of energy?

According to ancient wisdom, each person’s energy emits its own particular color. The radiated energy forms a field that surrounds the person – the resulting glow looks like an aura that envelops the person’s body. Nowadays, ...