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Grappling With Mortality In The White Mountains – Joshua Bright

  Last year, medical tests revealed that a rare genetic cardiomyopathy is slowly but surely mutating, expanding, and gradually weakening my heart. Though there are no outward symptoms yet, my heart pumps only four-fifths of what it should, and my future health feels less certain. At age 44, the more I thought about my mortality, the more I thought about my … Continue reading Grappling With Mortality In The White Mountains – Joshua Bright

The Moscow Seven: Meet Russia’s Future Fashion Stars – Stephan Rabimov

In times of strife and struggle, Russia has always placed its biggest trust in human resources. “We’re rich in minerals and minds,” goes an old saying. While the population of the world’s largest (by territory) nation has steadily declined since independence in 1991, recent years have marked a potential reversal of fortunes with ‎0.05% growth … Continue reading The Moscow Seven: Meet Russia’s Future Fashion Stars – Stephan Rabimov

Fruit, Veg & Family Life Why Spaniards Are Living Longer – Sam Jones

The Mercado de Maravillas lives up to its name. Should you ever find yourself in Madrid and desperate to buy half a kilo of pigs’ ears, a pair of fluffy slippers, a whole beef heart, a poncho, a jar of Peruvian chilli sauce and a bottle of good, strong bleach all under one roof, the … Continue reading Fruit, Veg & Family Life Why Spaniards Are Living Longer – Sam Jones

Fan Bingbing’s Mysterious Disappearance: What It Means For China’s Elite – Steve Rose

Imagine if Jennifer Lawrence or Scarlett Johansson went missing and nobody knew where they had gone – even three months later. That is what happened to Fan Bingbing. Fan is one of China’s best known and highest-paid actors, thanks to a string of domestic hits such as Cell Phone and Double Xposure, and small roles … Continue reading Fan Bingbing’s Mysterious Disappearance: What It Means For China’s Elite – Steve Rose

Once-Censored Photos of the WWII Japanese Internment Camps Are Finally Revealed – Sara Barnes

Lange’s heartbreaking photos show the different phases of the internment. She snapped portraits of Japanese-Americans as they wait to register before the “evacuation,” are bused to the camps, and then forced to establish a new routine in the meager and desolate parts of California. The effects—and despair—felt by those confined is palpable through these images. The book … Continue reading Once-Censored Photos of the WWII Japanese Internment Camps Are Finally Revealed – Sara Barnes

How a Working-Class Couple Amassed a Priceless Art Collection – Mag

Herb Vogel never earned more than $23,000 a year. Born and raised in Harlem, Vogel worked for the post office in Manhattan. He spent nearly 50 years living in a 450-square-foot one-bedroom apartment with his wife, Dorothy, a reference librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library. They lived frugally. They didn’t travel. They ate TV dinners. … Continue reading How a Working-Class Couple Amassed a Priceless Art Collection – Mag

This Guy Tried To Ban Gay People From Entering His Store And It Backfired Hilariously – Rugile

When it comes to stating your opinion, there’s nothing like a big sign to perfectly convey your stance one topic or another. Jeff Amyx, a hardware store owner from Tennessee, displayed his stance on homosexuality by declaring gay people were not welcome in his store. The whole story began in 2015 when Amyx decided to … Continue reading This Guy Tried To Ban Gay People From Entering His Store And It Backfired Hilariously – Rugile

Why Nordic Countries Might Not Be As Happy As You Think

Nordic countries like Finland and Norway may regularly come out on top of world happiness indexes for wellbeing year-on-year - but new research shows the happiness is far from universal. A report authored by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen aims to provide a more nuanced picture of life … Continue reading Why Nordic Countries Might Not Be As Happy As You Think

What Do 90-Somethings Regret Most – Lydia Sohn

My preconceptions about older people first began to crumble when one of my congregants, a woman in her 80s, came into my office seeking pastoral care. She had been widowed for several years but the reason for her distress was not the loss of her husband. It was her falling in love with a married … Continue reading What Do 90-Somethings Regret Most – Lydia Sohn

The Biggest Lever to Manufacture Your Quality of Life and Financial Peace — Choose Your Chaos

The path to being free and fulfilled is, for better or worse, tied to our finances. We work to cultivate better lives for ourselves and our families with the goal of one day being at peace with what we’ve built and enjoying the spoils of our labor (if we so choose). The financial levers at … Continue reading The Biggest Lever to Manufacture Your Quality of Life and Financial Peace — Choose Your Chaos

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