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Spiritual teacher and best-selling author Debbie Ford opens up to Oprah about her battle with cancer, a secret she's been keeping for years. Watch the encore presentation of Debbie's tell-all interview this Sunday, October 7, at 11a.m. ET on OWN.
The Invisible Children documentary Kony 2012 took the Internet by storm earlier this year and captured millions of views from people around the world. Just a few days later, creator Jason Russell had a very public breakdown. In an exclusive interview, he opens up to Oprah about what happened. Tune in to OWN on Sunday, October 7, at 9/8c.
It's that time again! Here's what we're grateful for this week:
Adorable kids taste ice cream for the first time
A library in Tokyo constructed as one giant bookshelf [via Book Riot]
Amy Poehler's hilarious guide to dealing with anxiety
This Atlanta, Georgia-based bike shop rewards kids who perform community service with a new bike [via GOOD]
The women behind the popular blog Six Brown Chicks let jealousy and backstabbing put an end to their partnership. Now they're ready to heal their relationship, but that requires settling the issues that tore them apart. Will Iyanla be able to fix this friendship? Tune in Saturday, October 6, at 10/9c on OWN.
Men! What are they thinking? We can't always answer that, but we'll be posting our favorite glimpses into their world in this space every Thursday.
* Meyers Leonard had an emotional reaction when his brother, U.S. Marine Bailey Leonard, surprised him before a basketball game. After you watch this video, he won't be the only one. (YouTube via Andrew Sullivan)
* Here's a review of the fall collection by The Hill-Side, a men's accessories line, written in GIFs. (Well Spent)
* "Luca Pacioli was a monk, a mathemetician, a magician and possibly, the boyfriend of Leonardo da Vinci." Learn more about him from Planet Money. (NPR)
* Baseball fans are sure to be pleased by Peter Chen's Jumbotron Art—charming prints of the players he grew up admiring, done in a style reminiscent of the era in which they played. (Iconic Ballplayers)
“It is good to cast colde water in the face of him that hath the hiccups.” —Regiment of Lyfe, 1553
“Spend no time in reading, much less Writing.” —Advice to a Son, 1656
“Excitement of the sexual system is a necessary consequence of the...glances lovers bestow upon each other [and is] injurious to the nervous system if [it occurs] frequently.” —The Mother’s Guide and Daughter’s Friend, 1890
“Never hug and kiss them, never let them sit in your lap. If you must, kiss them once on the forehead when they say goodnight. Shake hands with them in the morning.” —Psychological Care of Infant and Child, 1928
“Almost anything you like can be rolled in bacon, oven- or pan-broiled, and served on picks.” —500 Tasty Snacks: Ideas for Entertaining, 1949
“Duck and cover.”—1950s safety strategy for nuclear attack
“Don’t appear to...surpass your husband in intelligence....keep him in the dominant position to help him feel needed and adequate as the leader.” —Fascinating Womanhood, 1963
“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” —Love Story, 1970
“The solution to substandard performance is always to excoriate, punish, and shame the child.” —Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, 2011
Baker Street's best known detective has been devilish, charming, slightly manic, and blockbuster-y (thank you, Robert Downey Jr.). Also: young, lean, imperious, and BBC-ish (Benedict Cumberbach, sigh). But until this week, with Jonny Lee Miller's version on Elementary, has anyone ever seen Holmes as...Captain Life Coach?
And yet, at the 18-minute mark, he says this to Watson:
An answer to the the curious incident of the fog in the night, is it not? That unresolved suspicion that something's not quite right in your life. So...the question is: Is it a chore for you to get up in the morning?
Self-reflection is a virtue.
Whenever I misbehaved as a girl, my mother would make me go think about what I'd done. Considering one's actions is essential. I love Yeats's idea: "We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry."
It's okay to lose yourself.
Sometimes I become so focused on my work, I go hours without a break until I realize the shadows are coming in at the windows.
If I could, I'd take the train everywhere.
I'm not as terrified of flying as I once was, but I do frequently dream about planes doing things they should not do.
I will read War and Peace!
I hate confessing this, but I've never gotten through it—though I own two copies, and am named for one of the main characters.
I've got spirit—yes, I do.
I was head cheerleader in college, and when I watch cheerleading on TV I feel compelled to comment on their form. It's a part of my past I have yet to let go of.