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Candy Doesn't Cause Childhood Obesity, Study Suggests

In the kids who reportedly consumed the highest amount of chocolate and candy, the odds of being overweight or obese were 18 percent lower.<p>By now, …

Diabetes

Beyond the G&T: 9 Fantastic Drinks to Make with Tonic Water

Tonic water goes with more than just gin.<p>When you think tonic, you probably think gin. And why not? It's tied for the most important ingredient in a …

Cocktails

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Motivation

11 common myths about the brain that need to be smashed

Nevertheless, the world is filled with dozens of ideas about why we think the way we do.<p>Here are 11 of the most common brain myths — and the surprising science to counter them:

The Brain

Here’s a Trick for Removing Noise in Photoshop While Keeping Details

Want to remove noise in a high ISO photo while preserving the details and textures in your shot? Here’s a simple photography and Photoshop technique …

Every Solar System Image You’ve Ever Seen is Wrong. Till Now.

So which one are we (we human beings, I mean)?<p>Infinitesimal<p>String scale<p>Nanoscale<p>Subatomic scale<p>Atomic<p>Molecular<p>Mitochondrial<p>Cellular<p>Microscopic<p>Minuscule<p>Tiny<p>Lilliputian<p>Small<p>Medium<p>Bulky<p>Large<p>Immense<p>Massive<p>Giant<p>Mammoth<p>Colossal<p>Leviathan<p>Vast<p>Galactic<p>Cosmic<p>Universal<p>Well, it depends on who’s asking. To a …

'80s game designers had to cheat their way to color graphics

We take powerful computer graphics for granted nowadays, to the point where we complain when 4K games won't play at 60fps. But YouTube's iBookGuy showed how tough designers had it back in the 80s just to make color graphics work, period, on 16K machines of the day. They had to use a variety of …

The Laziest Way To Make Chocolate Cake

Sometimes you need cake in your mouth immediately.<p>In these emergency situations, your mother's intricate recipe won't do. Even tackling a boxed cake recipe is often too much to ask -- who has 45 minutes to wait for that beauty to bake? Enter: mug cake.<p>This magical invention is a three-ingredient, …

Dessert

5 Super-Refreshing Summer Vodka Cocktails to Make Now

<i>August is Vodkaaaah month. You know you want it.</i><p>Summer's end is practically around the corner.<p>That means it's time to squeeze every last drop of sunshine from the season. Where to start? How about with vodka cocktails that showcase summer's fleeting flavors? Fuzzy peaches, pineapple syrup and …

Flavors

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

Disney explains why its 3D animation looks so realistic

Have you watched 3D-animated Disney flicks like <i>Big Hero 6</i> and wondered how some of its scenes manage to look surprisingly realistic? Today's your lucky day: Disney has posted a top-level explanation of how its image rendering engine, Hyperion, works its movie magic. The software revolves around …

12 Everyday Struggles Of Being A Picky Eater

In today's food-centric world, one of the hardest things to be is a picky eater. Vegans are well accepted. Those abstaining from gluten have a whole grocery aisle with options devoted just to them. But people who aren't up to trying kimchi or who want nothing to do with cold-pressed juices are …

Comfort Food

Canon & The Science Behind High End Optics

If you were to go to any major sporting event and glance down the sidelines or press boxes, you would see a field of black camera bodies, and …

Cameras

21 Terms Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

The most important whisky jargon, from cooperage to small-batch, defined.<p><b>1. BEER</b><p>Whiskey is made from beer. Boring, sometimes weird beer, but beer nonetheless.<p><b>2. CASK STRENGTH</b><p>Whiskey bottled at the (high) proof at which it came out of the barrel. More expensive, ounce for ounce, but if you're …

Flavors

Just Be Cool: 11 Iced Coffee Recipes to Make All Season Long

When it starts to warm up outside, these iced coffee recipes are all we want to drink.<p><b>It's finally time:</b> Picnics, outdoor movies, and beach trips are all within reach, and so should a tall glass of iced coffee. Hang onto your sunglasses: These recipes (some boozy!) will keep you buzzing straight …

Coffee

Watch Eddie Vedder Rock Out With the Sonics at Seattle Record Shop

Pearl Jam singer performs the Motown classic "Leaving Here" with the reunited proto-punk band at Seattle's Easy Street Records<p>Eddie Vedder made a …

This indie comedy is the funniest movie so far this year — and it now has a trailer

The film opens with workaholic Emily (Taylor Schilling from "Orange Is the New Black") and her husband/stay-at-home dad, Alex (Adam Scott from "Parks & Recreation"), having awkward sex, doing all they can to finish before their kids burst in and ruin the fun.<p>They just moved from Seattle to Los …

artisanal

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Digital Art by Alexey Kashpersky

My weekends are always good time to surf the web and find inspiring work. It didn't take too look for me to find Alexey Kashpersky amazing 3D and …

Digital Art

Revealing Photos of Skylines and Apartment Windows Capture Solitude of City Life

Living among millions of other people and bumping shoulders on overflowing sidewalks doesn't always equate to a sense of community. Ironically, the most thriving metropolis can create the strongest feelings of isolation. French photographer and graphic artist Floriane de Lassee offers an …

Apartments

Cheryl Strayed, Noah Baumbach and Sean Penn: 8 great movies about leaving home to find yourself

Filmmakers love to take characters out of their natural habitats to push them into making a change<p>Sometimes cinematic epiphanies occur close to home — take Noah Baumbach’s new film “While We’re Young,” which offers his married middle-aged couple (played by Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts) a series of …

Mount Everest

10 Mistakes You Make When Booking Airfare

If you're wondering why you never manage to bag a flight for quite as cheap as the next guy, or you're pining for a getaway but really need to keep the cost down, or you're simply super-interested in all the intricacies of airfare pricing (OK, well, at Hopper, we are!), then this list of 10 …

Air Travel

Articles about house week idyllic modern home woods on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shot of the week.<p>We've selected 25 great photos of modern homes with exposed beams.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of …

Architecture

How to Create a Time Slice Photograph That Captures the Passage of Time

This “time slice” image by photographer Dan Marker-Moore is a photograph of Shanghai created with 65 separate images captured over 1 hour and 53 …

Photography

Google pushes Chrome OS software, with or without Chromebooks

Google announces new Chromebook laptops and an intriguing new device called the Chromebit that pushes Google's operating system without trying to sell you a laptop.<p>Move over, Android.<p>Google's mobile operating system may be the most popular software in the world for powering phones and tablets. But …

Google

Photoshop - Introduction to the Dodge and Burn Technique

Could We Design A Skyscraper That Casts No Shadow?

NBBJ’s concept for a shadowless tower could brighten the streets of tall, dense cities everywhere.<p>The taller the skyscraper, the longer the shadow. Walking along a street surrounded by big skyscrapers can feel like entering a world that’s permanently overcast–one reason most cities have zoning laws …

Skyscrapers