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How to make English muffins - delicious. magazine

Get the full recipe for traditional English muffins here.<p><b>Our tip’s for success</b><p>If kneading by hand, add 250ml warm milk in step 2, and use as little …

Those Little Romantic Gestures Are Actually Improving Your Relationship

Turns out, when we make small, romantic gestures for our partners—buying flowers on a whim, doing something you know they'd like—we also become happier, according to a new study published in <i>Emotion.</i><p>Researchers surveyed 175 people who had been married for seven months on average. The participants …

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The 3 Commandments of Contouring Every Girl Needs to Live By

Save yourself from common shading pitfalls for chiseled cheekbones, guaranteed.<p>It turns out there's a lot of misinformation out there — <i>still</i> — about contouring. Case in point: Celebrity makeup artist Sir John sees the same three contouring mega-fails, like, every day. Heed these warnings, though, …

Multicolor Correcting Makeup Is Basically the New Contouring

This is so helpful for creating a flawless complexion.<p>You probably know about color correction, when you use different concealer shades to minimize any skin imperfections. Green covers redness, orange works on blueish under-eye circles, yellow covers any purple on the skin like a bruise, purple …

The All-Too-Short History Of Women Artists Painting Naked Men

<i>Warning: This post contains nudity and may not be appropriate for work.</i><p>Phoebe Mills is a young multimedia artist based in Manchester, England. Early on in her artistic career, like many women artists familiar with the vast and storied archives of art history, Mills realized something: There is one …

Feminism

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Oceans

Jamie xx - Loud Places feat. Romy (John Talabot's Higher Dub)

Music Production

Figurative Artists Rule Again: 3 of the Art World's Greatest

As the art world once again make their annual pilgrimage for <i>Art Basel Miami</i>, collective heads exploded this week with the announcement that industry leaders <b>Jeffrey Deitch</b> and <b>Larry Gagosian</b> would be putting on a ground breaking show of figurate work. This new show was nothing short than a public …

Art

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Infographics

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Photography

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Wellness

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Digital Art

13 Foods to Help You Burn Calories (and Fat)

Try these foods to spike the metabolism, release fat, and eliminate toxins<p>We know, it sounds like it's too good to be true. But there actually are some things you can eat that spike the metabolism, trigger hormones that release fat, and eliminate toxins that make it hard for your body to shed …

Nutrition

Father Offers Wisdom to His Kids Through Powerful Double

Florida-based photographer Brandon Kidwell uses his artistic skills as a powerful way to give valuable advice to his kids. In a series titled <i>Wisdom For My Children, Life Lessons Through Photos</i>, he creates double-exposure images that convey different teachings. It's a personal project that took form …

Photography

Portuguese Street Artist Decorates Electrical Box with Ornate Tile Patterns

By adding decorative tile designs to this electrical box, Portuguese artist Diogo Machado helps passersby look beyond urban infrastructure to appreciate the culture that underlies industrial drudgery. The artist, who also uses the pseudonym Add Fuel, used symmetrical stencils inspired by azulejos – …

Art

12 Ice Hotels That Will Make You Actually LIKE the Cold

Think cold isn’t romantic? Think again! Ice hotels are an experience that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With the coolest amenities and epic winter wonderland activities, these frosty hotels make for the ultimate wintertime vacay. From Canada to Japan to Norway, here are 12 of the most …

Hotels

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p><b>1. Yorkshire</b><p>Visitors …

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop's 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

Photoshop

Beautiful Triptych Shows Photographer's 14 Year Struggle with Fibromyalgia

Though, year after year, we've featured her surreal photos on My Modern Met (see here and here), we had no idea that for the last 14 years of her life, photographer Brooke Shaden has been suffering from fibromyalgia. Over 5 million Americans are affected by this condition that causes chronic muscle …

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Surreal Illustrations of Young Women

The characters of Tran Nguyen‘s imaginary are young, beautiful and melancholic women living in a surreal world. The artist draws them trick out with …

Alice In Wonderland

Reflective Cups Patterns

Japanese design brand D-Bros has imagined the tea set “Waltz”, featuring little cups in porcelain reflecting graphic patterns drawn on the saucers …

Delicate Vessels Sculpted with Pressed Flowers by Ignacio Canales Aracil | Colossal

<p>Spanish artist Ignacio Canales Aracil creates vessels reminiscent of upside-down baskets using nothing but pressed flowers. The art of flower …

Egypt

30 inspirational body confidence quotes from women who know what they’re talking about

Read this next time you have a 'bleurgh' day. It will really help. We promise.<p>Khloe Kardashian<p>‘On [old] shoots, I would never have options for …

Demi Moore

Celebrity Detox Tips That Are Completely Effortless – We Promise

From Miranda Kerr's green supplement, to Jennifer Lawrence's relaxing way to beat the bloat, this is how we'll be detoxing this January...<p>Detoxing …

Skin Care

New York: A Fashionista’s Insider Guide

We spend A LOT of time in gorgeous New York City shooting fashion stories and celebrity covers. So we came up with this handy guide full of all the …

The Best Places For Afternoon Tea In London

In the run up to the festive season, what could be better than a spot of afternoon tea? Here's our pick of the top eight in the capital.<p><b>The …

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