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This Calming Yoga Routine Doubles As A Killer Upper Body Workout

Now this is our kind of multitasking.<p>Consider yourself toned <i>and</i> relaxed.<p>In the Udaya video above, yoga instructor Jules Mitchell takes you through a short sequence designed to target stress. But don't let the nature of the routine fool you: These moves also serve as a killer way to work your upper …

Color-Drenched Paintings Capture LA’s Pioneer Spirit

In his new exhibit, Jules de Balincourt turns up his ‘California Love.'<p>Jules de Balincourt first hit the art world as a Bush-era firebrand; “BUSH SUCKS” read one early painting, “UNITED WE STOOD,” another. But the French-American artist’s work has evolved away from the overtly political, and the …

Watercolor Paintings Candidly Capture the Expressive Faces of India

Artist Rajkumar Sthabathy uses watercolors to capture the essence of India. Within his expressive paintings, Sthabathy depicts candid scenes witnessed on the streets of his homeland. There are the rickshaw drivers who make their way through crowded streets, vendors who work to sell their wares, and …

Magical Iceland Vow Reading: Jess + Matt – Part 1

We have a pret-ty amazing double feature for you guys today! Jess + Matt, like so many couples out there, struggled to decide between the intimacy of …

Inside North Korea: Photographers offer a rare insight into Kim Jong-un's secretive state

North Korea

The Most Important Question You Can Ask Yourself Today

Everybody wants what feels good. Everyone wants to live a care-free, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to look perfect and make money and be popular and well-respected and admired and a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you …

Was Hilma af Klint Europe’s first abstract artist – before even Kandinsky and Mondrian? As an exhibition of her extraordinary, occult-inspired works opens at the Serpentine Gallery, London, we travel to Sweden to find out<p>It is a cold afternoon in February and I am about to catch a plane to …

Art

Wild Animal Illustrations Burst Out of Geometric Encasings

Master doodler Kerby Rosanes (aka Sketchy Stories) is back with a new series of creative sketches. The Manila-based illustrator, who is internationally recognized for his whimsical illustrations, continues to combine elaborate detail with a trademark charm. In the past, Rosanes created intricate …

Why won't the CIA reveal its secret art collection? - CNN Style

Written by Matthew Ponsford, CNN<p>The CIA's fortress headquarters in Langley, Virginia is home to more than few surprises, like a branch of Starbucks where the baristas definitely don't ask names, and a museum of spying you'll never set foot in.<p>And those are just the details they're authorized to …

Great News: Getting to Iceland (and Europe) Is Now Cheaper than Ever

Photo by Melissa Niska<p>The famous Blue Lagoon—and you can get there from the U.S. for only $99.<p>We caught up with the CEO of WOW Air to talk about how …

These Mashups, Mixing Classical And Contemporary Art, Are Genius

Davide Trabucco’s <i>Confórmi</i> series began as a way for the Italian architect to manage his visual references. When he comes across an image that reminds him of another image or artwork, he splices them diagonally in half, fits the two halves together like puzzle pieces and archives them on Tumblr.<p>It’s …

Watch John Legend, Juanes Play 'Redemption Song' Outside Detention Center

Two pop titans – John Legend and Colombian star Juanes – joined forces on Wednesday afternoon to draw attention to immigrant detention centers. The …

Photographer's Travel Date With Wolves Is Completely Surreal

Warning: Do not try this at home. (Or at your local German wolf haven.)<p>For most, wolves are best experienced from a safe distance. A belly-full howl from a faraway, shadowy creature provides ample wolf exposure for the majority. But not all.<p>Cleo Goossens is a photographer based in Eindhoven in the …

Ancient Egyptian Religion

Egyptian religion was a combination of beliefs and practices which, in the modern day, would include magic, mythology, science, medicine, psychiatry, …

Ancient History

Stone Goes Soft in These Mind-Bending Sculptures

José Manuel Castro López's artworks seem to defy physical properties.<p>Stone-cold is probably the worst metaphor to describe the work of Galician sculptor José Manuel Castro López. His soft stone sculptures are dripping and dynamic, transcending the usual notions of tactility and rigidity. The forms …

Leica Improves Upon Its Already-Incredible 35mm and 28mm M Lenses

Leica’s best wide angle lenses are now better than ever.<p>While most Leicaphiles are known to use just one lens, that’s not to say they don’t demand the best and newest for the single focal length they have with them. Knowing this, Leica has announced three upgrades to its honored M lenses in both …

Get Turned On at an Art Show Filled with Neon

Esther Ruiz and Robert Davis bring a touch of tasteful sleaze—and a water bed—to New Release gallery.<p><i>Robert Davis and Esther Ruiz on the water bed at New Release gallery</i><p>“This show has a dated mystery to it,” says Robert Davis while laying on a twin sized waterbed with fellow artist Esther Ruiz, …