Aseel AlShawa

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The violent Japanese witchcraft anime coming back to life

If you haven’t seen <i>Belladonna of Sadness</i>, it’s hard to believe it even exists. On paper, it looks like a cruel joke or a satire of first-year film student wankery: An experimental rape-revenge jazz musical anime so psychedelic it makes <i>The Yellow Submarine</i> look like <i>Steamboat Willie</i>? A deal with …

Movable wooden walls front Benjamin Garcia Saxe's Ocean Eye House

Wooden walls can be folded back from the front of this house on Costa Rica's coastline, opening up ocean views for the bedrooms and living spaces …

Architecture

Why Laziness May Lead to Higher Intelligence, According to Science

There may be some truth to that old stereotype.<p>Given the choice, would you rather read a book or go jogging? I'm firmly in the read a book category, but does that make me lazy or just super smart? I'm voting for the latter, and the science is agreeing with me. As the British Psychological Society's</i> …

Psychology

4 Ways to Calm Yourself When You’re Anxious

The human brain is good at creating anxiety. The good news is that it's possible to undo your anxiety when you know how you created it, instead of …

Monkeys

Earthquake-resistant kindergarten in Japan is made using shipping containers

The building that used to house the “OA Kindergarten” in Japan’s Saitama Prefecture was nearing 50 years old, and engineers determined it wasn’t …

These (anime) eyes have seen a lot of love, but they've never looked as good as this

Getting the eyes right for an anime character might be hard, but this girl is absolutely nailing it.<p>Most people will see a character they love and …

Anime

Ticketmaster CEO reveals why you're doomed from the start when it comes to the biggest gigs

Didn’t get that ticket to see Adele? Your favourite band? Perhaps you live in the US and were hoping to go to the Super Bowl? It turns out you never …

13 apps that helped me break my worst habits at work and at home

If your answer is a resounding YES, then let me tell you - I empathize!<p>Between work commitments, money managing, keeping your health in order and an ever-demanding social calendar, it can be difficult to achieve some sense of balance.<p>Or prioritize the things you actually want to do with your time… …

Apps

Unexpected pregnancy, hair loss - meet Australia's 'dangerous' new diet

"In more than 30 years of trading Cambridge Weight Plan have never had a customer experience a serious side effect," the spokesman said. He said the …

Karl Lagerfeld calls her "one of the most interesting designers working today". Meet Japan's Chitose Abe

When Chitose Abe was in kindergarten all the kids were wearing bell bottoms. 'Since everybody was wearing them, I couldn’t like them,’ she says, with a shrug clearly meant to be interpreted as 'obviously’. 'So I asked my mother to make my trousers very tight.’ A week later one of her friends also …

Girls Fans, You Can Totes Rent Shoshanna’s Crazy Tokyo Apartment

If you’ve been keeping up with this season of <i>Girls</i>, you know that Shoshanna is living her dream life in Japan, rocking it at the cat cafes and blending with the locals in a seriously cool-looking apartment. Believe it or not, that apartment isn’t just some set designer’s crazy fantasy on a lot in …

What We Know About Autism: Separating the Science From the Scandal

Shortly after pulling a controversial documentary linking autism and common childhood vaccinations from the Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro issued a statement explaining that festival organizers and members of the scientific community “do not believe it contributes to or furthers the …

Autism

Tokyo dressmaker crafts gorgeous wedding gowns from old kimono fabric 【Photos】

Can’t choose between <b>wearing a dress or a kimono at your wedding</b>? Thanks to this Tokyo-based garment maker, you don’t entirely have to.<p>Planning a …

Weddings

Success Comes From Solving Real Problems, Not Chasing Unicorn Fantasies

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship has always been one of the great American dreams. For many people it’s about taking an idea and molding it into a business that sets you up for life. This, of course, isn’t in the cards for the vast majority of …

Entrepreneurship

A Landscape Architect Redesigns The Medieval Medicinal Garden

While some people swear by homeopathy to treat their ailments, the fact is we’re more likely to turn to a prescriptions today–thanks, pill-pushing Big Pharma.<p>But centuries ago, doctors only had botanicals at their disposal. They cultivated so-called physic gardens that contained dozens—and …

Plants

A photographer captured these creepy photos of an abandoned Disney water park in Florida

25 years later, the park closed down. It's still abandoned today.<p>A Cleveland-based photographer who works under the pseudonym Seph Lawless documented the abandoned park in his photo series "Dismaland." (This is also the name of Banksy's 2015 art exhibition, a fake apocalyptic theme park near …

A simple technique called 'anxiety appraisal' can turn nervousness into success

<i>I just can't wait to learn how I will fail to live up to my own expectations.</i><p><i>I lie awake, tight-chested, at 3 a.m., just really looking forward to what fresh hell that meeting will be about.</i><p>Don't mind me, I'm just trying out a cognitive trick that's supposed to help with anxiety.<p>It's called …

The most powerful passports in the world

One might reasonably and understandably assume that all passports are created equal, which is to say that a passport from most any country will …

These striking photos of subterranean architecture will make you want to move underground

Not all subterranean structures are built alike. While the phrase "underground architecture" conjures images of war bunkers and crypts, some of the public spaces and private homes burrowed in the earth are beautiful examples of modern architecture.<p>In 2004, freelance writer Loretta Hall rounded up …

Vincent Callebaut Imagines "Oceanscrapers" 3D Printed from Recycled Trash

Vincent Callebaut Architectures has envisioned a radical underwater colony for "climate change refugees" 3D printed from recycled materials taken …

This Modern Japanese Home Is Made From Recycled Timber

One man’s trash is another man’s home facade.<p>Sustainability is more than just a trend in the worlds of architecture and design now, with creatives looking to incorporate less environmentally-destructive ways of realizing projects in light of the effects of global warming. The Kyodo House in …

This house was designed to curve like a boomerang, so that all the bedrooms could have views of the waterfront

This home, designed by Aamer Architects, is located on a long and narrow waterfront property in Singapore.<p>Inspired by the curve of a boomerang, the …

Architecture

Pure House / Kugatsuno Kaze Design Office

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> I want to create elegant curves using rough texture. Curves are inspired from a woman’s graceful …

Take a look inside the cheap, tiny, and beautiful homes of the future

Cities are becoming increasingly overcrowded.<p>But architects and engineers are coming up with unique housing models that could help you live in more remote areas. The homes of the future will be easy to pack up and move, be somewhat self-sufficient, and still give you that luxurious feel.<p>Here's an …

The best design hotels in London

An insider's guide to the top design hotels in London, featuring the best for eclectic interiors, striking artwork, luxurious rooms and spectacular lobbies, in locations including Soho, Kensington, and Shoreditch.<p>Ham Yard Hotel<p>Soho, London, England<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>The newest of the Firmdale …

England

Man pretending exercise regime not about getting laid

A MAN is claiming that his exercise regime is about something other than sex.

10 More Fascinating Photos That Look Like Paintings

In just one week, thousands of you shared this post, 10 Fascinating Photos That Look Unbelievably Like Paintings. That's why we decided to look back into our archives as well as scour the web, looking for more paintings that look uncannily like photos. Whether these photographers used a common …