Amanda Coombes

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Expertly Crafted Japanese Candies Look Like Exquisite Glass Sculptures of Animals

Candy maker extraordinaire and owner of sweets shop Ameshin Shinri Tezuka continues to wow Tokyo with his amazing <i>amezaiku</i> animals.<p>Amezaiku is an ancient art of candy crafting. Artists create skillfully sculpted sweets that depict impressively realistic animals, from expressive koi fish to seemingly …

Sculpture

16 Books You Should Read This November

<b>Swing Time, Zadie Smith</b> <b><br>(Penguin Press)</b><p>I cannot wait to re-enter Zadie Smith’s world of frenetic words and perfect sentences, the energetic ride you …

Books

Hard work really can kill, as longer hours increase risk of stroke

It is thought that the stress of long hours can trigger biological changes in the body which lead to deadly disease<p>It is said that hard work never killed anyone, but a new study suggests that staying late at the office could have a deadly impact on health.<p>Working just one extra hour a day increases …

Can I get into development without a computer science degree?

In this Ask A Dev, Web dev Logan Thompson reassures all non-computer science majors that with a little hard work and self-discipline, they too can …

6 simple tricks to improve the way you react to stress

As our stress levels increase, our response continues over a long period of time and puts our work effectiveness and health levels at risk.<p>Once we've identified our stressors, it's crucial to learn how to reverse our stress response, writes Elizabeth Scott in her book "8 Keys to Stress …

A Harvard professor reveals a strategy that can help you stop worrying

We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to overcome worry that doesn't involve alcohol or a straitjacket.<p>The answer is thousands of years old — but now science is validating those ancient ideas. You've probably even heard of it: Mindfulness.<p>Yeah, it's all the rage now. But …

20 Must-See Art Museums In America

There's much more to the world's great art museums than just the Louvre and the Prado. In fact, you can skip the jaunt across the Atlantic altogether and set your sights on some world-class art collections right here in the U.S. Even if you're not planning a trip entirely around art, chances are …

Can Wearable Tech Combat Sexual Assault?

ROAR is a startup that’s building a wearable device designed to deter attackers and notify loved ones.<p>Yasmine Mustafa knew things were out of control when somebody was abducted outside her Philadelphia apartment and raped. This wasn’t a bad part of town, either: The self-described serial …

Wearable Tech

Carolina Herrera Explains Why It's Not Fashionable For Stars To Wear 'Naked' Dresses

We have a feeling the "Beygency" might be coming after Carolina Herrera for this one.<p>The designer, ever the epitome of the classic style she sends down the runway, is seldom seen wearing anything other than a crisp button down and tailored black trousers or a skirt. In a new interview with The …

6 Hacks for Learning Almost Anything

Lifelong learners are happier and more accomplished. Here Inc. columnists share their best tricks for learning more.<p>I love to learn. It's not always easy or painless. In fact, sometimes the process of learning makes me feel stupid and incompetent. Learning a new language or new technology can …

Self-improvement

Space saving ideas for small homes.

Gone are the days when multiuse products only used to serve the space saving purpose at home. Now the time has changed, as the space saving options …

10 Things Productive People Do Before Bed

Luigi Potenza<p>Self Employed Read full profile<p>The most productive people all have certain habits in their daily routines that contribute to their …

Productivity

Get Productive! 15 Ideas that Really Work!

The Accessibility Cheatsheet

We all know that accessibility is important. The problem is, it is not always clear what exactly we can do to make our sites more accessible.<p>The Web …

Conservation news - Environmental science and conservation news

by Joshua Parfitt 14 June 2018<p>Tropical forests are key defenders in the fight against climate change. They lock down around 25 percent of the world’s …

15 edible plants you can grow in your tiny apartment

Imagine rising with the sun and tending to your crops, all to the beat of morning traffic.<p>While growing plants in a busy city might seem like an …

Plants

U.S. government hacked; feds think China is the culprit

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …

Personal Information

6 DIY Stress Hacks Using What's in Your Closet

When we keep stress in the closet, it doesn't do us much good.<p>Instead, use what's in there to bring about better mental clarity and health. These DIY stress hacks are simple, proven means to bring about some well-deserved recalibration. Try them out to see what brings maximum impact to your stress …

Here’s What Happens to Your Brain on The Way to Mars

Early studies suggest it's probably nothing good.<p>NASA plans to send a crewed mission to Mars within the next 20 years, but a recent study indicates …

University of California

Crowe's 'whitewashing' sparks criticism from advocates

<b>Hollywood's reliance on bankable - and often white - actors has led to another round of sharp criticism of filmmakers for "whitewashing" roles where race and ethnicity play a part.</b><p>In Aloha, Cameron Crowe's latest film, Emma Stone, a American actress with blonde hair and green eyes, was cast as …

Bucket list travel: The most beautiful lake in the world lives up to its name with spectacular views

Lago de Atitlán has been called the “most beautiful lake in the world” and after we finally laid eyes on it ourselves, we wholly agreed. This …

Hiking

LightSail Drama Continues as Spacecraft Wakes for Second Time

LightSail is back in business, following the second extended outage of the test spacecraft’s mission. The CubeSat checked in at 2:21 p.m. EDT …

Hypersonic aircraft to go 5 times the speed of sound

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. Air Force aims to develop an unmanned flying weapon by 2023 that would travel at least five times the speed of sound and might transform the nature of warfare.<p>"The key thing is, hypersonics go really fast," outgoing Air Force chief scientist Mica Endsley told CNN …

Aviation

23 Cheap And Easy DIY Projects For Your Backyard This Summer

#19. Wine Bottle Tea Lights<p>Wine bottles have a lot of great uses, including this amazing tea light covers that add a ton of elegance and charm.<p>#20. …

15 Signs You're An Introvert, Even If You Don't Feel You Are

Many people associate introversion with shyness, which is untrue. In fact, introverted people tend to simply find that they get more energy from …