Ashley Dingel

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A Recipe Book For the Coolest DIY Projects You Never Knew How To Do

Building an anechoic chamber. Mapping the Wi-Fi in your building. Listening to the Earth with piezo microphones. These are all fascinating projects, …

Revenge bento art: Disgruntled Japanese housewives strike back at husbands and kids

If this isn’t passive-aggressive, we don’t know what is. In Japan, bento-making is almost elevated to an artform, with housewives making sure the …

The quest to see China’s extraordinary frozen fog

Exquisite, delicate rime forms only when conditions are just right – and its appearance can be fleeting.<p>I was on a mission – one that required me to wear four layers of warm clothes and a fleece balaclava. I was going to be braving temperatures below -20C for hours. My friend Cherry Li, who grew up …

Cherry Blossom

Free Things to Do in Paris

TravelFree Things to Do<p>Traipsing around pricey Paris might sound like serious damage to your wallet, but that's only if you don't know where to look (and when to go). Indulge in some of the City of Light's sweetest luxuries <i>gratuit</i>—from hidden nooks of authenticity to world-class museums and</b> …

8 Logical Fallacies That Fuel Anti-Science Sentiments

We need science more than ever, yet many people find it hard to get accurate information about the scientific method and its achievements. Making …

Scientific Method

Don't Write for Awards

National Book Awards finalist Emily St. John Mandel says pomp and circumstance can derail the everyday work of creating complex, flawed characters.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Claire Messud, Jonathan Franzen,</b> …

7 Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

When the Green-Eyed Monster Throws a Tantrum on Our Zen.

I have a confession to make.<p>I was attacked by the green-eyed monster in the most unsuitable arena: I got spiritual envy.<p>I have never been a jealous …

Calendar of Programs

The One Word That Sums Up Everything You Need to Do to Be Happier

That word is “PERMA.” It’s an acronym for:<p><b>P</b>ositive Emotion• <b><br>E</b>ngagement<br>• Good <b>R</b>elationships• <b><br>M</b>eaning• <b><br>A</b>ccomplishment<p>Martin Seligman is a professor at the …

Lara Gasparotto's Ecstatic Kaleidoscope

Here are some of her photographs of women, nature, and women in nature.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Netherlands</i><p>Twenty five-year-old Lara Gasparotto comes from the city of Liège in Belgium and has an eye for beautiful things. Fortunately for us, she is also a photographer so she can share …

The 50 Best Self-Help Books of 2014

Self-help books cover topics ranging from business, to relationships, to creativity and peace. It’s a lot to cover in one ranking, but below we’ve …

Self-improvement

15 Inspiring Street Style Instagrams from Tokyo

While New York, London, Milan, and Paris are considered the official fashion capitals of the world, it’s Tokyo that wins the prize for being the epicenter of cool. Be it the kawaii cuteness of the Decora girls, gothic Lolita stylings, or the digital fusion of Instagram art and fashion, here, the …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

How Reading Fiction Can Help You Live a Better Life

Ask a liberal arts major about the benefits of reading fiction and they'll regale you with all kinds of nonsense about how it makes you a better …

Creative Writing

Ireland's Most Picture-Perfect Spots

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

The man whose ashes are scattered in more than 100 countries

<b>In November 2013, Hallie Twomey turned to social media to ask people across the world to scatter her son's ashes. One year on CJ's ashes have been taken to more than 100 countries and have even been sent into space.</b><p>Of the many photographs you can see on the Scattering CJ Facebook page, one appears …

Social Media

Muse

Muse is a brainwave-sensing headband that allows you to control applications, games, reduce stress, improve memory and concentration, and eventually control devises directly with your mind created by Ariel Garten, lead researcher and CEO of InteraXon. Ariel founded InteraXon in 2009 and in 2012 …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Lego letter to parents in 1974 on gender equality still resonates 40 years on

The inspirational Lego note on gender equality from 40 years ago has been shared thousands of times online<p>An open letter from Lego to parents about gender equality in 1974 is proving to be just as powerful for today's generation.<p>The egalitarian message was included in a select number of Lego doll …

Heartbreaking Photos of Missing Pet Posters in Tokyo

For <i>Pets</i>, Tokyo-based photographer Kuraya Takashi catalogs some of the hundreds of “missing” pet posters that line the city streets. In photographing …

Behind Tomb Connected to Alexander the Great, Intrigue Worthy of "Game of Thrones"

As archaeologists dig deeper into the burial mound, ancient sources tell a tale of family drama and palace intrigue.<p>Suspense is rising as archaeologists sift for clues to the identity of the person buried with pomp and circumstance in the mysterious Amphipolis tomb in what is now northern Greece. …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

Polish Photographer Shares Her Passion for Pooches with Extraordinary Puppy Portraiture

Alicja Zmyslowska is a Polish photographer with a passion and a gift for capturing puppies… lots and lots of puppies. From family portraits of …

Why I Avoid Using the Word “Mindfulness”

Yesterday a guy contacted me because he’s writing an article about whether or not Buddhists should smoke cigarettes. When he asked my opinion I said, …

25 books every girl should read before she turns 25

Classic literature is full of famous books about angsty teenage boys learning who they are as men. But what about all the women? The books about …

Meditate on this to jumpstart your immune system

If you're at all like me, you dread getting sick. I'm just not very good at lying around for days feeling as if I've been run over by a truck. So I'm all about trying not to get sick in the first place.<p>As a researcher at SickKids Hospital in Toronto, I have to get a flu shot. But since the flu shot …

Five Ways To Become More Productive

Rory Vaden doesn’t read his email. Instead he has an assistant who constantly monitors his bulging inbox and texts him when she sees a note that needs his immediate attention. His ability to delegate and prioritize has helped Vaden, 32, found and run Southwestern Consulting, a Nashville leadership …