Amanda Carrera

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8 great cycling cities around the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're taking a strict view on the world's most bike-friendly cities, the eventual list would mainly take in a smallish patch of northwest Europe.<p>One such rating table, produced by the Denmark-based cycling advocacy group Copenhagnize, has more than half its top 20 bike-friendly places …

Bike Lanes

Graphene Allows You to Safely Dye Your Hair Black and Tame Flyaways, Says Study

Stop everything because there’s been a major hair breakthrough. Scientists are studying graphene as a non-damaging and much faster alternative to changing hair color than traditional dye. And those who love dark hair are in luck because graphene easily transforms a light hair color to something of …

Hair

My Chicken and Dumplings Is the Best on the Internet (No, Really)

In the fall of 2013, I wrote a Chicken and Dumplings recipe. I wouldn’t say I was the biggest fan. Like meatloaf, Chicken and Dumplings is one of …

London Installs City Benches That Each Absorb as Much Pollution as 275 Trees

There are many companies that speak about making a difference in the world, but only a select few actually take action. Green City Solutions is making its mark on the planet by continuing to roll out their innovative CityTree, a functional solution for solving urban pollution. This compact bench …

Pollution

Meet the Woman Behind Glossier Brown, the Instagram Account for POC Who Love Glossier

Like so many people who love Glossier, Atlanta-based grad student Devin McGhee got hooked after trying her very first product. She stans so hard for the brand, in fact, that she became a rep, allowing her to sell Glossier products through her own page. But McGhee really took her devotion to the …

Beauty

Slow Roasted Pork Roast with Veggies | Episode 1242

We took a scientific look at whether non-fat or full-fat foods are worse for you — here's the verdict

Fat has taken turns as both a villain and a hero for healthy eaters.<p>In the 1990s, the US Department of Agriculture put fats and oils with sweets at the top of its food pyramid, suggesting Americans should generally avoid them. But more recent research revealed that telling Americans not to consume …

Oversized Crocheted Doilies by Ashley V Blalock Climb Up Trees and Gallery Walls | Colossal

<p>Artist Ashley V Blalock crochets enormous red doilies that she then installs in site-specific configurations ranging from galleries to stairwells to …

Art

World’s Best Single Images Revealed by the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

In the lead-up to its April awards ceremony in London, the Sony World Photography Awards has announced the 10 winners of the Open Competition categories, as well as National Award winners. Selected by an expert panel, the winners of the Open Competition represent the best single images in …

Nature Photography

Rottnest Island, Western Australia's stunning offshore paradise

<b>(CNN) —</b> With Qantas launching its nonstop London to Perth flights on March 25, Western Australia will be more accessible than ever to Europe-based travelers.<p>The 14,498-kilometer Dreamliner service will take approximately 17 hours. The world's longest flight, it'll be the fastest way to get to …

Western Australia

8 Anti-Aging, Hydrating and Perfecting Serums You Can Actually Afford

A potent, effective serum that sets you back less than your morning Uber ride to work is the unicorn of the skincare world. It might be tough, but …

Skin Care

From Not Enough to Too Much, the World’s Water Crisis Explained

Many more cities than Cape Town face an uncertain future over water. But there are emerging solutions.<p>“Day Zero,” when at least a million homes in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, will no longer have any running water, was originally scheduled for April. It was recently moved to July. The …

The Best Skin-Firming Products You Can Get At The Drugstore, According To Dermatologists

Even though our skin ages at different rates and in a variety of ways, there’s one skin aging fact that is universal: as our skin becomes thinner and …

Skin Care

How your next meal could help fight depression and stress

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you find that food deeply affects your mood? Science is beginning to back up such gut feelings.<p>The link between poor diet and mood disorders has been long known, but what has been less clear is the direction of causality. When we're depressed, we tend to reach for lower-quality comfort …

Nutrition

Morsel Spork: After 18 months of engineering, meet the ultimate camping utensil

Yes, it's got the forky part, and a cutting edge, and a spoony part. Such things are pedestrian and expected. But unlike a traditional spork, they're …

Yogurt

Bill Gates's "New Favorite Book of All Time" Is a Refreshingly Positive Read

Like all creative geniuses before him, Bill Gates devotes a substantial amount of his free time to reading. Luckily for us, he's made a habit of …

This make-up artist creates incredible optical illusions with her body

Get ready to mistrust your senses.<p>Mirjana Kika Milosevic has been painting her own body to create incredible costumes and mind-boggling illusions for …

Digital Art

Practicing These 3 Daily Habits Will Inherently Make You More Successful

Keep yourself grounded as you shoot of the starts.<p>Every person works differently, and every brain is wired differently. This makes it hard to pinpoint what daily actions can lead people to thrive. Instead of listing of to-do's that can help one succeed, it's important to recognize that success …

Self-improvement

How to Make Pulled Pork

Chef Sean Brock is a Carolina-barbecue scholar, too. Here, his grill-and-oven method for Carolina pulled pork, plus three key sauces.

Cooking

Kate Bosworth Swears by This $12 Oil to Get Ridiculously Clear, Perfect Skin

Why have I never tried this before?<p>If you've ever read a website for more than a second, you already know that most celebs will try just about anything to keep their skin looking absolutely perfect (lookin' at you, penis facials and vampire facials).<p>Sadly, I usually have neither the money nor …

Skin Care

This Foundation Instantly Covers My Redness and Looks So Natural

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Makeup

Gain Flexibility Fast With These 9 New Stretches

All aspects of your workouts are subject to monotony — even stretches. So if you’ve found yourself losing inspiration, it might be time to switch …

17th-Century Houseguests Slaughtered Hosts, and Archaeologists Are Investigating

For the chief of a 17th-century Scottish clan, missing a deadline was nothing to shrug off. In fact, on Feb. 13, 1692, when he failed to swear his …

Scotland

Interview: Woman Discovers Over 30,000 Secret Photos Left Behind by Her Mother

Asya Ivashintsova-Melkumyan always knew her mother was taking photographs, but never fully understood just how deep this passion ran until recently. When Masha Ivashintsova passed in 2000, she left behind boxes of belongings and memories, which remained untouched until late 2017. It was only then …

Street Photography

8 Excellent Do It Yourself Apps for Students

Learning is best done through doing, what is conventionally known as the hands-on approach to learning. What we have for you today are iPad apps that …

These Photographs Have Just Been Revealed as the Best in the World at the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

The 11th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) have announced the winners of the Open competition and National Awards.<p>From a staggering …

20 ridiculously easy ways to be happy

It's not easy to be happy all the time. Sometimes life gets in the way.<p>The good news is there are plenty of things you can do to boost your mood and …

Everything You Need to Know About Women's Hair Loss From an Expert

Any woman who's experienced hair loss knows how devastating it can be, but there are options for those who are suffering. We've called in the expert knowledge of Dr Sharon Wong, consultant dermatologist and leading hair and scalp specialist, to share her knowledge. This really is everything you …

hair loss

I Tried This K-Beauty "Primer"—& The Results Might Scare You

<i>Beauty</i> <i>with</i> <i>Mi, hosted by Refinery29's beauty writer</i> <i>Mi-Anne Chan, explores the coolest new trends, treatments, products, and subcultures in the</i> <i>beauty</i></i> …

Skin Care

The 14 Best Ways to Burn Fat Fast

Whether you’re looking to improve your overall health or simply slim down for summer, burning off excess fat can be quite challenging.<p>In addition to …

Nutrition