Podcast #656: The Hidden Pleasures of Learning for Its Own Sake

When we typically think about learning, we tend to think about being in a structured school, and doing it for some reason — to get a grade, to get a degree, to get a certain job. But my guest today says that if we want to live a truly flourishing life, we ought to make time for study and thought long after we leave formal education behind, and embrace learning as something wonderfully useless.  Her name is Zena Hitz and she’s the author of Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellect...
Tags: Books, Podcast, Life, Classics, Philosophy, St John, Zena, St John 's College, A Man's Life, Zena Hitz, Zena Zena

8 Important Factors to Consider When Planning a New Kitchen

Have you looked around your kitchen lately and thought that perhaps it could do with an update? While all the popular home renovation TV shows might have inspired you to start knocking down your cabinets and investing in a new sink and appliances, we all know that DIY can easily turn out to be a disaster without the right plans in place. A kitchen renovation is one of the biggest jobs that you can take on in your home. Before getting started, it’s important to be aware of exactly what t...
Tags: Kitchen, Fashion, Perth, In The Kitchen, New Kitchen, Kitchen Decor, Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen Appliances, Kitchen Renovation, Kitchen Remodeling, Kitchen Makeover, Kitchen Capital

White Shoulders Evyan: An American Beauty of the 1950s

Today, I would like to recall one of the most classic US fragrances: the legendary fragrance, White Shoulders Evyan. It was not easy to find in Russia, but I managed to get it. Its story started with the happy love story of the Austrian Baron Walter Langer von Langendorff and his British wife Evelyn Diane Westall. The couple met in New York. After moving to America in the '30s, the Baron creat... Read full article: White Shoulders Evyan: An American Beauty of the 1950s from Fragrantica Perfume...
Tags: Fashion, New York, Russia, US, America, Fragrantica Perfumes, Baron Walter Langer von Langendorff, Evelyn Diane Westall

Are You Ready to Buy a House? 5 Questions You Need To Answer

Becoming a homeowner is a great achievement, but it doesn’t come without a lot of responsibility. Many people would love to buy a house, but just because you want something, doesn’t mean you’re ready for it. Property is a big investment, which is why it’s important to make sure you’re in the right position to put down a deposit.  If you think you might like to get out of rented accommodation and onto the property ladder, here are a few signs that will tell you whether you’re ready to bu...
Tags: Fashion, Homeownership, Homeowners, Buying A House, Homeowner, Home Life, Homeowners Insurance, Buying A Home, Buy a home, Home Owner, Buy Houses, Linden Homes

Pinning a Face to Fantomas, the Latest Nasomatto Scent

Fantomas, with its intense richness, walks a fine line for me between “enjoyable” and “nauseating.” Couple that with a melony-fruit note, and I'm half-tempted to dismiss this new Alessandro Gaultieri creation altogether. Thankfully, there's much more depth to it than first meets the nose. The perfume initially smells as though a cupcake candle and a pack of tropical bubblegum were compac... Read full article: Pinning a Face to Fantomas, the Latest Nasomatto Scent from Fragrantica Perfumes and...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes, Alessandro Gaultieri

Philly Phil Has Launched 'EVE Goes EDEN'

Philly Phil is a German niche brand founded in 2009 by Tanja Bublitz and Stefan Cozma. Tanja Bublitz, the fourth generation to manage the traditional perfumery Brückner in Munich, found fulfillment in the world of perfume beyond her work in the boutique, translating the story of the love she and her husband Stefan found into their brand of "Essences of Love."  The brand explains on their webs... Read full article: Philly Phil Has Launched 'EVE Goes EDEN' from Fragrantica Perfumes and Cologne...
Tags: Fashion, Munich, Philly, Stefan, Fragrantica Perfumes, Philly Phil, Tanja Bublitz, Stefan Cozma Tanja Bublitz

Tricks, Not Treats: When Bad Things Happen on Halloween (Employer Edition)

Oh Halloween. You have a tendency to make employment lawyers busy. For instance, there was that time when an employee made comments about a co-worker “taking a girlfriend dressed as a 747 to a Halloween party and bringing her in for a landing” when the co-worker was gay and had no girlfriend. Harassment? (Hansen v. Skywest Airlines) Or the time when a female employee was dressed as a Barbie doll for Halloween that a male co-worker asked her if she was going to be a trick or a treat. Harassment...
Tags: Costumes, Halloween, Harassment, Law, Sex, Judgment, Gay, Williams, Employer, Barbie, Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Trick, Treat, Hansen, SkyWest Airlines

Fall to Winter Haircare – Everything I Need Is at Walmart’s The Curl Shop!

Walmart Beauty stepped up the entire game when it comes to our hair care needs. If you haven’t checked it out yet, welcome to the Curl Shop. Follow me to find everything your hair needs for this season! The post Fall to Winter Haircare – Everything I Need Is at Walmart’s The Curl Shop! appeared first on Afrobella.
Tags: Reviews, Walmart, Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Sponsored Post, Hair Care, Natural Hair Products, Hair Products, Walmart Beauty, Winter Natural Hair

Winter is coming: These are most in-demand cold weather amenities

As homebuyers and owners prepare to settle in for what may be a long COVID-19 winter, they're looking for amenities to keep them warm and provide them with experiences and entertainment in a world where going out is still on pause.
Tags: Design, Winter, Lifestyle, Radio, Home Office, Agent, Nashville, Compass, Pool, Santa Fe, Hot Tub, Rvs, Boise, Marin County, Keller Williams, Select

Cheap Or Expensive?

Recently, Keith McNally, the owner of New York's glorious Balthazar restaurant, shared a beautiful story on his Instagram. In short, it sounds like this: In his restaurant, two tables simultaneously ordered wine. A group of four businessmen ordered one of the most expensive wines on the list, Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1989, at a price of USD2,000 a bottle, and a young couple ordered an inexpensiv... Read full article: Cheap Or Expensive? from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
Tags: Fashion, New York, Balthazar, Fragrantica Perfumes, Keith McNally

André Leon Talley sticks up for Anna Wintour after blasting her in book

André Leon Talley has put his feud with Vogue editor Anna Wintour aside this week and rushed to her defense against charges of racism at the fashion mag.
Tags: Fashion, Vogue, Anna Wintour, André Leon Talley

Sleep and Depression: What’s the Connection?

Those who have had any experience with a depressive disorder know that sleep and depression have a tenuous relationship.  You’d imagine that feeling low would allow you to sleep easier, but that’s often not the case. On the flip side, you might have also noticed that depression kept you in bed for too long and forced you to sleep more than you normally would.  We’re going to explore the relationship in this article, giving you some insight into how you might be able to improve your s...
Tags: Fashion, Sleep, Depression, Sleeping, Postpartum Depression, Sleep Routine, Health & Fitness, Sleep Problems, Sleep Habits, Post-partum Depression, Sleep Vitamins, Sugarbear

How to Overcome Your Feelings of Neediness

Why do you feel needy sometimes? You feel needy because your own brain doesn’t believe you. Your brain sees what you want. It also sees what you don’t want. And it genuinely expects that you’re going to keep getting what you don’t want. It doesn’t believe that you’re going to get what you want. Your brain believes that your efforts to get what you want will ultimately provide inadequate. It believes that you’re going to fail. So you feel needy when this happens. That’s actually a goo...
Tags: Lifestyle, Careers, Emotions, Costco, Steve, Don, Abundance, Creating Reality

Here’s What My Sephora Holiday Savings Event Cart

Have you guys been plotting and planning your Sephora Holiday Savings Event carts? What’s your wish list looking like? I’d love to hear what you plan on hauling! Here’s my list! Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer The reviews are looking good for Selena’s concealer so I’m gonna give in and grab this! Anyone try it yet that can give me a heads up if I’m making the right decision? Bite Beauty Yaysayer Plumping Lip Gloss I don’t remember who but one of you find pe...
Tags: Beauty, Selena Gomez, Recommendations, Selena, Brocato Peppermint Scrub Fresh Hair, Sephora Holiday Savings Event Cart

Baby Yoda Fans Will Want to Get Their Hands on the Best ‘The Mandalorian’ Swag

All products and services featured by Variety are independently selected by Variety editors. However, Variety may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Though it takes place in a galaxy far, far away, The Star Wars spinoff, “The Mandalorian” is returning […]
Tags: Star Wars, Lifestyle, Variety, THE CHILD, The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda

Skillshare offers full access to thousands of online classes for a low monthly fee — I took a writing class with a famous author and loved it

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. is an online platform that provides access to more than 25,000 adult learning courses — many taught by well-known contemporaries in their respective fields.The courses are curated for both lifelong learning and building new career skills. I once bought a membership because one of my favorite authors was offering a course. You can read about the experience below.If you're a new user,  or .After the tria...
Tags: Reviews, Education, US, Careers, Trends, Online Learning, E-learning, Skillshare, Online Classes, Roxane Gay, Lifelong learning, Career Advancement, Mara Leighton, Product Card, Insider Picks 2020, Insider Reviews

Barrett, Scalia and the Tone Deafness of Legal and Biblical Originalism

I paid little attention to Clarence Thomas’ appointment in 1991 other than to recognize, given my background in nonverbal communication, that he was probably lying about harassment. The research reveals that telling whether a person is lying is not nearly as easy as some would like you to believe. So, my conclusion was “probable.” But in watching Anita Hill all the nonverbals indicated a high probability she was telling the truth. That was all very frustrating. My focus was completely upon the h...
Tags: Supreme Court, Senate, Court, Elizabeth Warren, Careers, America, United States, House, Jesus, Graham, John, Alexandria, James, Jesus Christ, Ephesus, Nra

Tarte Custom Kits Are Back with 7 Full-Size Items for $63 + Free Shipping

It’s time! Tarte Custom Kits are back! $63, 7 full-size items, free shipping at! Here’s how it works: Choose a foundation Choose a Primer, Blush, Highlighter, Bronzer, or Concealer Choose an Eyeliner, Eyeshadow Palette, Eyeshadow, or Lashes Choose a Mascara or a Mascara and Lash Curler Set Choose a Lip Treatment, Lipgloss, or Lipstick Choose a Moisturizer, Setting Spray, Makeup Brush, Sponge, Cleanser, or Treatment Choose a Makeup Bag There’s a HUGE assortment of different items t...
Tags: Beauty, Ulta, Steals and Deals

Yasss Laura Mercier Fragrances are Half Off Today

Pretty thrilled to see select Laura Mercier fragrances are 50% off today only at! I always feel like her scents aren’t hyped up enough! She makes some really nice gourmands! Here’s what’s on sale: Laura Mercier Crème Brulee Eau de Toilette (So yummy!) $32.50 Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Eau Gourmande Eau de Toilette $32.50 Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Eau de Toilette $32.50 Other items on sale: Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay $13.50 Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliat...
Tags: Beauty, Macy, Laura Mercier, Steals and Deals, Rose Clay, Yasss Laura Mercier, Laura Mercier Crème Brulee Eau de Toilette, Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Eau de Toilette

Ich habe mir eine Dauerwelle machen lassen – & jetzt habe ich wunderschöne Beach Waves

Die Dauerwelle. Aus deinen Familienfotos der Achtziger ist sie nicht wegzudenken und gehört mindestens genauso lange schon zum Standard-Beauty-Repertoire deiner Oma. Aber eine Dauerwelle für dich, heutzutage? Nicht auszudenken! … Schade eigentlich. Findet jedenfalls Eli Hofer, eine Influencerin aus Los Angeles, Star der neuesten Ausgabe vom Refinery29-YouTube-Umstyling-Format Hair Me Out – und Besitzerin einer neuerdings dauergewellten Mähne. Tatsächlich ist die Dauerwelle seit den Acht...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Fitzgerald, Eli, Wellen, Wunsch, Jahren, Wasser, Haar, Los Angeles Star, Haaren, Haare, Oma Aber, Dauerwelle, Lockenstab

Avene High Protection Sunscreen Compact Demo Video

#nofilter On this @eauthermaleaveneca compact sunscreen because I wanted you guys to be able to see the color. This is an SPF 50 tinted compact sunscreen that comes with its own sponge applicator.... Visit to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Video, Instagram, Beauty, Demo, Sunscreen, Swatch, Honey, Avene, IGTV, Sunscreen Review

Question: How Do You Move Up The Ladder?

My Twitter friend from the UK, @itsamatar, asked me this: I’m inspired by your journey from intern to VP to MG and wanted to get your advice on how to move up the ladder from your experience. I’ve been stuck in Infrastructure and Technical roles for nearly a decade and want to know if you have 5-6 tips I should implement that would increase my chances. Thank you That’s a good question and it probably has a million answers. My journey, which drives my answer, will undoubtedly be different than y...
Tags: UK, Texas, Careers, Austin, Idaho, Dell Computers, Joe Job Seeker

Striking Patterns and Playful Accents

Christine lives in Stuttgart, Germany, and documents her outfits on her Instagram account. Her relatable style is a mix of casual looks with the occasional dressy accent. Our blogger loves pattern, rocks skirts and dresses, and her gorgeous curls add pizzazz to everything she wears. A silky just-above-the knee dress is a great option for a warm day. The silky material has a subtle sheen that makes Christine’s beautiful shiny curls stand out even more. The flattering diagonal sleeves and V-neck ...
Tags: Fashion, Paris, Christine, Stuttgart Germany, Outfit Bloggers

Which Australia player was least happy about rewatching their Headingley 2019 nightmare?

The day after Ben Stokes and Jack Leach at Headingley in 2019, Australia coach Justin Langer forced his players to watch the footage. Thanks to Amazon’s documentary, The Test, we can see how that went down. It did not go down very well. Who was least happy about it? Cricket commentators sometimes do this thing when certain players get hit where they say it must have been a really bad blow if that specific player is visibly showing that it hurts. This always annoys us because how can you ...
Tags: Amazon, Australia, Sex, Warner, David Warner, Ben Stokes, Headingley, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Marsh, Adam Zampa, Justin Langer, Langer, Pattinson, Marcus Stoinis, Jack Leach

LetsGetChecked Let’s You Test At Home And Avoid The Dr’s Office

With Covid-19 cases surging across the US as the temperature drops, it’s looking less than safe to venture out for standard checkups and tests at your local primary physician’s office. If you simply want to check your overall well-being with a thyroid test or check to see if your new diet has helped lower your cholesterol with a quick Cholesterol Test, then LetsGetChecked is your answer! With LetsGetChecked, you can test at home for many different health concerns and get your results b...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Fashion, US, Lyme Disease, Cholesterol, Blood Test, Health & Fitness, Don, LetsGetChecked, Coronavirus, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, COVID, Coronavirus Pandemic

What’s a Butt Plug & How to Use It?

What is a butt plug? The short answer is simply a sex toy that works for absolutely everyone, an explosion of pleasure regardless of orientation or gender. Sounds like just a figment of imagination, right? Well, despite not being popular like our beloved dildos and vibrators, the butt plug is truly one universal sex toy that can satisfy you in a way that you never imagined, exploring aspects of our sexuality that we never rarely consider! A butt plug does essentially what is described in the na...
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Schönheitsideale bei Schwarzen: Die Beauty-Branche hasst meine breite Nase. Wie ich lernte, sie trotzdem zu akzeptieren

Über die letzten Jahrzehnte hinweg hat sich in der Beauty- und Modebranche viel zugunsten der Schwarzen Community und Ästhetik getan. Breite Hüften, fülligere Schenkel und pralle Hintern werden nicht mehr geächtet, sondern beneidet; für vollere Lippen musst du inzwischen nicht mal mehr zum Beauty-Doc, sondern kannst sie dir mit ein paar Produkten im Nu zu Hause zaubern. Sogar klassische Schwarze Haarstyles wie Braids oder Dreadlocks haben in Mainstream-Haarsalons und auf den Köpfen weißer Frauen...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Rihanna, Vogue, Dubai, Solange, Jourdan Dunn, Welt, Ganz, Zeitschriften, Hause, Branche, Meinung, Satoshi Kanazawa, Schenkel

Make Workmen Safety a Choice with the Best Maritime Injury Tips

It is nothing new for a maritime worker to get injured while working on a ship. Yes, it is a daunting task if one embarks upon the journey of finding a seafarer who hasn’t been involved in an accident or hasn’t hurt himself. Research suggests that around 1,163 people get killed in marine accidents, and a whopping amount of $197 million gets into insurance losses. These personal injuries are a result of sheer negligence and a failure to adhere to safety procedures. The repercussions of maritime a...
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A meme is born as Kim Kardashian West tweets about private island birthday party

Reality TV star boasts about taking family and friends on holiday during pandemic so they could ‘pretend things were normal’If you wanted to “pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time,” you might go for a walk around the nearest park, buy yourself a takeaway ice cream or, if you are Kim Kardashian-West, ask your “closest inner circle” to quarantine for two weeks in order to attend your birthday party at a secret location on a private island.The reality TV superstar shared the de...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Life and style, World news, US news, Kim Kardashian West

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