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The big picture: Frida Kahlo in New York, 1939

The artist in traditional Mexican costume photographed by her Hungarian-born lover Nickolas Muray at the end of their secret affair<p>The Hungarian-American photographer and Olympic fencer Nickolas Muray took this photograph of Frida Kahlo in traditional Mexican dress and cigarette in hand on a …

Art

Happiness project: Balancing mind, body and soul

In 2014, it created a stir when a Buddhist monk from a Tibetan monastery taught mindful meditation to the movers and shakers of the World Economic …

Top 10 foods for healthy eyes

People often believe that failing eyesight is an inevitable result of aging or eye strain. In truth, a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the …

Nutrition

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

How Meditation Changes Your Brain — and Your Life

Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson tell the story of this revolutionary breakthrough in our understanding of how meditation works.The post How …

The Brain

How to humanely keep wildlife out of the garden

Author Theresa Rooney offers a colorful array of critter control tips.<p>Some types of catnip can deter backyard visitors like deer, but the neighbor's …

Gardening

This $28 Speaker Runs For 72 Hours, Recharges Your Phone, and Even Has a Solar Panel

I thought I’d seen everything there was to see in the Bluetooth speaker world, but I was wrong. This $28 speaker from ZeroLemon can run for up to 72 …

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

Researchers figured out how to generate power from falling raindrops — which could solve the biggest problem with solar energy

One of the biggest problems plaguing the widespread adoption of solar power is, quite simply, rainy weather.<p>Solar panels are designed to convert sunlight into electricity. But when it's cloudy or rainy, they're rendered useless. There are batteries, like the Tesla Powerwall, designed to store …

Clean Energy

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

A Magnetic 'Wormhole' That Connects Two Regions of Space Was Created in The Lab

Two years ago ... this was weird.<p>Back in 2015, researchers in Spain created a tiny magnetic wormhole for the first time ever. They used it to connect …

4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful as Drugs

Most supplements don't really work, or at least haven't been proven to work.<p>However, there are some exceptions to this.<p>In fact, a few supplements are</i> …

Sick of Cardio? These Transformations Will Make You Want to Start Lifting Weights ASAP

There is so much advice on how to lose fat and sculpt your body that it can be overwhelming when you're a fitness beginner. Should you focus on cardio alone, start squatting double your weight, or just jump head first into a life of CrossFit? The questions and corresponding answers are endless. …

Fitness

Home remedies to get rid of yellow teeth

It is natural for a person's teeth to become less white as they age. Many people turn to home remedies to try to get rid of yellow teeth. But which …

A Vietnamese Zen master’s simple advice on how to build generosity of spirit – Quartz

Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh probably makes for a very good houseguest. He abides by a simple practice: Whenever you visit someone’s home, do their dishes for them.<p>Not only is this a nice thing to do for someone else, Thich Nhat Hanh says that it helps cultivate a spirit of generosity. Washing …

Meditation

Extreme frugality allowed me to retire at 32 – and regain control of my life

Elizabeth Willard Thames abandoned a successful career in the city and embraced frugality to create a more meaningful life. It enabled her to retire at 32 with her family to a homestead in the Vermont woods<p>As I write this, I’m sitting on the back porch of the rural Vermont homestead I share with my …

Personal Finance

8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read

These inspirational books can change your life if you let them.<p>CEO and Co-Founder of Impact Theory<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us (both physical …

Self-improvement

Newly Discovered "Super-Deep Diamond" Reveals a Rare Earth Mineral Inside

"It's what most natural scientists dream about."<p>The Cullinan mine, located on a diamond-bearing kimberlite pipe in the Gauteng province of South …

Earth Science

A Mysterious Anomaly Under Africa Is Radically Weakening Earth's Magnetic Field

This could be precursor to Earth's poles swapping places.<p>Above our heads, something is not right. Earth's magnetic field is in a state of dramatic …

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

Have You Painted in Black and White Lately?

1 hour ago - By Kem Studios<p>'Meadow Spirits' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis<br>I was vacuuming the studio when the cord knocked over a box of black and white …

In Defense of the Essay: Writing as Introspection

“Reading usually precedes writing. And the impulse to write is almost always fired by reading…‘the state of reading consists in the complete …

Spiced Sweet Potato Soup With Pistachio Dukkah

Step 1<p>Prepare the Soup: Heat oil in a large pot over medium. Add sweet potato, onion, coriander, cumin, salt, pepper, and garlic; cook, stirring …

If You Want An Energized, Pain-Free Body, Then It's Time To Rethink Your Every Step

Most days of the week, before the rest of my family is out of bed, I meet a friend for a morning walk. We bring our coffee and chat while our bodies slowly wake up. I don't wear sneakers—just simple, minimal shoes that allow me to feel the ground beneath my feet. My toes and arches respond to the …

The Connection Between Melatonin and Meditation

People who meditate regularly sometimes feel that the practice has positive health effects such as improved energy and calmness of mind. But there is …

Most people can tell if you're rich by looking at your face

A new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology posits there's a good chance you can tell if someone is rich or poor just …

Jazz's New British Invasion

In America, jazz is buzzier than it's been in years. But will the music's next breakout stars come from overseas?<p>"I didn't even know there <i>was</i> jazz in …

Plans Unveiled for World's Largest, Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine

GE Renewable Energy has unveiled plans to develop the world's largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine.<p>Each 12-megawatt Haliade-X stands 853 …