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6 Behaviors That Push People Away From You

While the right people will always accept us for who we are, there are some behaviors we demonstrate that make it difficult for them to do so. …

Self-help

Download Classic Japanese Wave and Ripple Designs: A Go-to Guide for Japanese Artists from 1903

Traditional Japanese art may please so many of us, even those of us with little interest in Japan itself, because of the way it inhabits the realm …

Los Angeles

Artist celebrates nature and its impermanence with morning altars

When Day Schildkret was about 5 years old, he would rescue worms stranded after rainstorms, making holes for them in the wet earth.<p>"I’ve always been …

San Francisco

Life-Size Sculptures Made of Bicycle Chains Express Powerful Human Emotions

South Korean artist Young-Deok Seo uses the unlikely material of bicycle chains as a way to craft realistic sculptures of the human body. For years, we’ve marveled over his figurative artwork, some of it life-sized and others larger than life, that features intricate details you wouldn’t expect …

Sculpture

Breast Cancer Chemo Is Often Unnecessary—but Doctors May Not Want You to Know

There was some fabulous research news for women with breast cancer earlier this summer: 70% of women with early stage disease who often get …

Cancer

21 Quotes About Opportunity That Will Elevate Your Spirits and Inspire Your Success

Opportunities abound in our lives -- sometimes they're waiting for us, and sometimes we create them ourselves. Be prepared to seize them.<p>When you're stuck in a rut, climbing out of it is not the easiest feat.<p>But just because it isn't easy, does not mean it is impossible.<p>Before you try to find the …

Motivation

When Digital Intelligence Meets Human Imagination

Spanish photographer Al Mefer has just released a special series entitled «Experience of Nature». The pictures were actually created by a computer …

Visual Art

His $109K Heart Attack Bill Is Now Down To $332 After NPR Told His Story

A Texas hospital that charged a teacher $108,951 for care after a 2017 heart attack told the patient Thursday it would slash the bill to $332.29 — but not before a story about the huge charge sparked a national conversation over what should be done to combat surprise medical bills that afflict a …

Health Care

Photographer Continues to Reveal the Truth Behind the “Perfect” Shot

Brazilian photographer Gilmar Silva put his career on a whole new level when he pulled back the curtain and let the public in on how professional photographers get the shots they're after. His series <i>LUGARxFOTO</i> is an ongoing look at how Silva makes magic right on site, using assistants and simple …

Photography

Stunning Travel Landscape Photography by Andreas Sofus Christensen

Outstanding travel landscapes by Andreas Sofus Christensen, a talented self-taught photographer, and adventurer based in Sweden just of the Norwegian …

Photography

DIY kits help explorers transform Sprinter vans into rugged adventure vehicles

Having spent years transforming Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans into adventure vehicles, Oregon-based Zenvanz is known for using top-of-the line …

Mercedes-Benz

The 5 Happy Secrets of Effortlessly Positive People

Life can be taxing sometimes. With busy work schedules, family responsibilities, and financial obligations to worry about, staying optimistic …

Social Media

If this really is a former Tesla I.T. guy posting the ugly truth, Elon's bad week just got worse

Hoo boy.<p>A user identifying themselves as a former Tesla employee who once worked on the car maker's I.T. infrastructure basically did an AMA “in a …

Tesla

Looking for a conversion van? Then this is the site for you

It’s hard to find the perfect conversion van online, especially if you have a limited budget. Until now, you had to search through several different …

Off-grid

These 10 amazing bus conversions put a new spin on mobile living

Nothing is better than jumping in your car and hitting the road in search of an adventure, but what if your home <i>was</i> your car, essentially making …

Living Rooms

This couple converted an old school bus into a stunning tiny home

When couple Kai and Julie went to grab a cup of coffee in Berlin, their home city, they had no idea how that beverage break would change their lives. …

This artist does the most detailed pen drawings you've ever seen

The amount of detail in artist Olivia Kemp's massive landscape drawings is breathtaking.<p>Especially when you consider the fact that she works …

Social Media

This photographer traveled the world to see what student housing looks like in 12 different countries — and the pictures are eye-opening

Student housing is a pivotal aspect of everyone's college experience, but varies greatly depending on both the university and the country you're studying in.<p>Photographer Henny Boogert, as part of his project ImagesConnect, traveled the globe to document students and where they live.<p>Check out what …

Photography

Fighting With Your Spouse Can Make You Physically Sick, Warn Scientists

Marital spats can lead to a 'leaky gut'.<p>After getting into numerous arguments with her husband, Katelyn Capparuccini began feeling consistently …

8 Tips to Become Excellent at Minimalist Photography

As the statement goes, less is more. It could not apply more to the genre of minimalist photography. Of course, exact definition of minimalist …

The secret to getting the life you’ve always dreamed of

We are going to do something kind of risky. For the next few weeks, I will be sharing with you 10 lessons I’ve learned about life, dreams, and …

Harry Potter

How I Shot a Nova Terra Cosplay Photo in the Desert

As a photographer, I’ve never really planned my shoots too much. I kind of look at what I’ll be shooting and think of cool-looking images. Then I try …

73 Years Later, the "A-Bomb" Ginkgo Trees Still Grow in Hiroshima

"There’s a huge paradox at the heart of this ginkgo story."<p>On August 6, 1945, an Allied plane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, creating a …

This Is Why Some Automatic Transmissions Shift Straight and Some Are All Zig-Zaggy

If you’ve ever looked at floor-mounted automatic transmission shift levers, with either disdain or genuine gratitude, you’ve probably noticed that …

She Posed for a Free Photo Shoot, Now Her Face is Showing Up Everywhere

Shubnum Khan is a South African author and artist who’s going public with a warning she learned the hard way: be very careful to read the fine print …

I Just Found Out About This "Interstellar"" Easter Egg And It's Blowing My Mind

Remember that scene with the mountains that were actually massive tidal waves?

This Stray Dog Made The Most Gorgeous Transformation

“We took this dog who was on death’s door, and look at her now. She’s gorgeous, stunning … and having the most amazing life.”<p>Skye looked pretty rough …

Introverts: Use this flowchart to see if you *actually* have to hug someone

Extroverts tend to crave human interaction and physical affection. But if you’re an introvert, you likely only have one request: for people to stay …

Minimalism In Landscapes

The term minimalism is usually used in art, where the elements or objects are reduced to minimal. Minimalistic images have a certain attractiveness, …

These Photos of Plants in Greenhouses Look Like Paintings

Plants have historically had a significant presence in visual arts, from the vibrant flowers in Monet’s paintings to the still and colder photographs …