A Night Inside the Great Pyramid

Adapted from A Secret Search in Egypt by Paul Brunton   A Night Inside the Great Pyramid The sleeping cats of Cairo opened their green eyes, yawned prodigiously, and then gracefully stretched their soft paws to the utmost possible limit. Dusk was arriving and with dusk began the activity which constituted their real existence—friendly chats, …continue

Recipe Monday: Raw Tiramisu

I know—coming off of Thanksgiving, throwing a dessert like tiramisu at you might not seem fair. Never fear, though, because this raw alternative to the traditional Italian dessert is as good-for-you as such a treat can get—especially if you’re not ready to totally detox from last week’s indulgences and want to keep the decadence coming. Check out …continue

The Curious History of Pumpkins (+ Recipes!)

Adapted from The Curious History of Vegetables by Wolf Storl Next spring, we’re publishing a fascinating new book called The Curious History of Vegetables—part folklore, part anthropology, and 100% love letter to the surprisingly rich secret life of food. It takes a deep look into the roles different veggies have played in the development of our cultures, societies, and identities, …continue

Free Will Astrology 11/26–12/2

Horoscopes by Rob Brezsny   ARIES (March 21-April 19): “We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange,” wrote novelist Carson McCullers. “As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.” I’m guessing that these days you’re feeling that kind of homesickness, …continue

Five Things to Do on Black Friday That Don’t Involve the Mall

It would be dishonest for me to claim that I’ve always been disinterested in the sales on Black Friday. Fortunately, none of my experiences involved camping out outside a store, physical violence, or any kind of police intervention. Just your run-of-the-mill shopping sprees that started with scraping ice off of my windshield at 4 AM and went …continue

North Atlantic Books Holiday Bundle Sweepstakes!

Enter to win one of six bundles of books (worth about $150 each), which focus on everything from astrology to sustainability to martial arts. We’ll be picking five winners on December 16! So whether you’re looking to change the world, dive deeper into your favorite subject, learn a new skill, or just take a walk in someone …continue

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