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The delicate little flowers on today's college campuses

It seems like every week there's a new horror story of political correctness run amok at some college campus.<p>A warning not to wear culturally insensitive Halloween costumes sparked an imbroglio at Yale, which went viral over the weekend. A lecturer asked in an email, "Is there no room anymore for a …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from the Pilgrims

The Pilgrims who came ashore from the Mayflower were serious gardeners. They had to be. If their crops failed, they’d have starved. Here are ten of …

Artist's Illustrations Capture The Simple Beauty Of Everyday Love

For the past five years, artist Nidhi Chanani has been working on a series of illustrations that show the small, ordinary moments that make up a romantic relationship.<p>The collection, aptly titled "Everyday Love," serves as a reminder that love is about more than grand gestures and big …

Relationships

Famous Paintings Turned Into Batman Pop Art

How do you get people to be more interested in classical art? By adding Batman, of course! Vartan Garnikyan is transporting the caped crusader into …

The Best Breakfast Is Made of Protein and Fat

My typical morning starts with coffee and a bowl of fruit-topped oatmeal with almond milk. Healthy, right? Wrong. Well, sort of.<p>Oatmeal and fruit contain fiber and some nutrients, but just like cereal, they quickly turn into blood sugar in our system. That's why I feel great at 9 A.M., start to …

Nutrition

6 Ways Periods Have Been Used to Send a Social Message

Rupi Kaur, a Canadian artist and poet, decided to make the taboo surrounding menstruation the theme of her college photo project, so she snapped pics featuring herself lying on her side with period-stained pants, pressing a hot water bottle to her uterus, and her period blood on a white tile floor. …

11 reasons why Olympic National Park is the most underrated place in the US

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK’S 1,440 square mile landscape is one of the most diverse cultural and geographic regions in North America, a designated United …

50 Best Documentaries Of All Time That Will Change Your Life

Documentaries are often more powerful than other types of films simply because they show the sides of life that many people would not be able to …

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How painting in black and white can improve your art

Painting in black and white is great, because it makes you concentrate on elements such as composition, value, lighting and form. Of course, colour …

Adorable Little Clouds Delightfully Water Potted Houseplants

In a whimsical twist that brings the great outdoors inside, this little cloud waters your hanging houseplants. The innovative wall hanging is comprised of a resin pot attached to a blue or green backing. Above the pot, a water filtering system disguised as a whimsical cloud hovers over the plant. …

Houseplants

New Beautifully Surreal Acrylic and Colored Pencil Paintings by Tran Nguyen

“I enjoy creating an atmosphere that appears ordinary then juxtaposing it with elements that break this to add a subtle hint of surrealism.” It's been almost two years since we took a look at artist Tran Nguyen's paintings and since then she's created a stunning collection of beautiful acrylic and …

Art

San Diego's Top 50 Trails

Vitals<p>Dog-Friendly Stroller-Friendly Family-Friendly Pay to Park Bikeable Lake View Beach View Mountain View City View<p>1. Santa Margarita River Trail …

Movies made minimal in this costume collection

When we first caught sight of Frederico Birchal's set of movie posters focusing on costumes rather than the actors, we were big fans, and it seems we …

5 Things People Worry About That Don't Actually Matter for Weight Loss

In the world of health & fitness, we’re currently facing a supreme irony: We are more obsessed with health, fitness, and weight loss than ever, yet …

It's Never Too Late to... Become a Painter

Ever wished you could sketch a landscape? Courses all over the UK can make your dream a reality - and you needn't be fresh out of art school<p>“I’m not a sit-down girl,” says Sally Wyatt, B&B owner, curtain maker and, as of last year, painter. “I’m very efficient. If I’ve got a couple of hours here …

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Cannabis

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A Chef Explains How to Make Kale and Other Healthy Foods Not Taste Awful

The prune-based sauce is great on chicken (Bringardner likes to make it with port, cloves, ginger, black pepper, and star anise if you have it). Here are some other helpful hints from the chef:<p>When roasting <b>beets</b>, line your baking sheet with parchment paper (so you don't stain it). Bake at 400ºF for …

Detailed Colored Pencil Drawings of Flora and Fauna by Marco Mazzoni | Colossal

<p>For most of us, a sketchbook is a playground of ideas, random thoughts, and plenty of mistakes. For Milan-based artist Marco Mazzoni it’s a place …

Art

8 Flower Arrangement Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you get them from a florist or the grocery store, give your blooms the attention they deserve.<p>Fresh flowers are a speedy way to brighten any space in your home. But take the time to avoid the mistakes that diminish your bouquet's staying power.<p><b>1. Going overboard choosing blooms</b>We're all for …

Why Van Gogh's reds aren't so red anymore

Look at a Van Gogh painting today, and you're not quite getting the full effect. Reports in 2013, as cited in the <i>Guardian</i>, revealed that the paintings were fading; studies have found yellows are turning brown.<p>The color red is also posing a problem in works like <i>Wheat Stack Under a Cloudy Sky</i>, and …

15 Flower Hacks To Make Your Home More Beautiful

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, floral tips and tricks to easily decorate your home.<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let Cosmopolitan.com in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house/apartment/dorm room with beautiful flowers …

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8 Foods That Boost Your Body's Natural Detox Power

<b>Brussels Sprouts</b><br>Nosh on cruciferous veggies like Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, which are all high in fiber. "These promote gut health, kidney health, and liver health by helping with excretion through your bowel movements," says London. "You’re promoting regularity and …

The Beauty Of Failure: 12 Rejected Designs That Actually Don’t Suck

Recently Rejected, an online graveyard for unpublished, rejected, or unfinished design work, illuminates the creative process.<p>All creative people know that only a tiny percentage of the work they do ever sees the light of day. More often than not, work either ends up in the trash, gets brutally …

Creativity

Articles about 7 tips planting green roof on Dwell.com - Dwell

An innovative glass addition adds contrast to a timber mountain lodge in France.<p>If you live in a large metro like we do, odds are you see mostly bleak-hued buildings. Lots and lots of buildings.<p>Creative reuse projects and green proposals give stadiums a longer life.<p>Although the concept looks …

Green Roofs

Cardboard Seed Starting Pots – DIY Video

These cardboard seed starting pots are made from paper towel tubes. Biodegradable plant pots made from stuff in your house. Watch this DIY video …

Gardening