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Food Compositions of Famous Movies

“Hollyfood” is a series by photographer Nicolas Knepper who makes smart food compositions staging famous movie or tv shows scenes such as Kill Bill, …

Wellness Wednesday: The Problem With Moderation

"Everything in moderation" seems like a sensible approach, and in theory, it is. But the problem with moderation is how it's practiced. Read on to …

10 Pinable Charts That'll Speed Up Your Slim-Down

Research shows that you prefer the taste of low-cal and low-fat foods when you use spices to cook them. Keep this DIY spice blend chart on-hand to take your low-cal food prep to the next level.<p>You can stop saying "I don't have time to eat healthy." This is how R.D.s put a nutritious homemade meal …

Most Popular Features and Essays of 2014

We pride ourselves on how-tos and explainers at Lifehacker, but some articles don't quite fit into either category. Perhaps they're personal accounts …

Wedding Planning

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

9 No-Bake, No-Fuss Energy Bite Recipes

Sure, popping oatmeal in the microwave and adding a few key ingredients (like brown sugar and raisins) makes a super nutritious meal in two minutes. …

Please Give Me Powers: Avengers Themed Cereal Boxes

This is a series of Avengers themed cereal boxes designed by artists Crystal Bam Fontan (aka Bamboota) and Elliot Fernandez (shirts of them all …

Exciting Arrangements of Food Suspended in Mid-Air

Rather than arranging foods from one recipe into perfectly aligned rows of ingredients, German artist Nora Luther created this exciting collection where the items burst into the air in an organized chaos. Created in cooperation with Pavel Becker, <i>Recipes</i> is a series of deliciously presented foods in …

Food

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …

Six 30-Day Challenges to Help You Learn More and Form Lasting Habits

30 day challenges are a great way to force yourself out of your comfort zone to take on new skills. You can learn new things, form lasting habits, …

Personal Finance

Watch 'Game of Thrones' mysteries explained (or disproved) with science

Sure, works of fiction are hardly subject to the rules of science, but the folks behind <i>It's OK To Be Smart</i> set out to explain many of the enigmas surrounding <i>Game of Thrones.</i> In the PBS digital short that awaits after the break, topics like the plausibility of Daenerys' dragons, winters that last a …

Planning Your Future Is Pointless. The How And Why Of Embracing Uncertainty

Wondering what the future holds is a tough question at any age. Instead of trying to figure it all out, get comfortable with the discomfort of uncertainty.<p>I had a 15-year-old write to me and ask about figuring out what do do with her life.<p>She writes:<p>As a high-school student I’m constantly being …

Self-improvement

10 Maya Angelou Quotes That'll Make You Love Life and Get Sh*t Done

Inspiration straight from a legend<p>Maya Angelou, the renowned poet and author, passed away this morning at age 86. Celebrate her life and honor her legacy with these 10 motivational quotes—they're guaranteed to stir up feelings of determination, pride, and compassion.<p>"Success is liking yourself, …

Motivation

10 Harsh Realities that Help You Grow

<i>All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.<br>—Helen Keller</i><p>Character and wisdom are sculpted over time. They come with loss, …

50 Of The Best Online Courses And Resources For Learning Web Design

Interested in learning how to build websites or improve your web design skills? There is a wealth of resources for you (including our own night …

[Video] How To Turn Your Photos Into Animated Clips

Graphics artist Joe Fellows teaches us how to use the parallax effect to turn boring photos into living picture books.<p>Through a process known as the parallax effect, in which single frame photos are layered to create the illusion of third-dimensionality (3D), UK-based motion graphics artist and …

Parallax

How to Animate Still Photos using the Parallax Effect

First, watch the video clip above, then we'll tell you why - in the age of animated GIFs and the 6-second Vine videos - the animated clips featured …

Wonderland: A Fantastical Voyage of Remembrance Through Portrait Photography by Kirsty Mitchell | Colossal

<p>Part tribute, part conceptual photography, part exploration of costume and set design, <i>Wonderland</i> is an ongoing series of portraits by UK …

Mew-Mew-Mjolnir, Plushies of Thor’s Hammer Shaped Like Kittens

TwinsGeekShop has created Mew-Mew-Mjolnirs, adorable plushies of Thor’s hammer with kitten faces, ears, and feet, to commemorate the theatrical …

How To Make a Double Chin Disappear in Portrait Photography

Photographer Peter Hurley demonstrates how to take more flattering portraits by having the subject adjust their head position slightly in order to …

Game of Thrones Women Drawn in the Art Nouveau Style of Alphonse Mucha

Elin Jonsson has created a beautiful series of illustrations depicting the women of HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> in the style of Art Nouveau painter Alphonse …

Superb & Must-See Paintings Of An Aging Superhero

When it comes to the world of superheroes, we only really seem that at their best, in their prime, vanquishing evil-doers left right and centre. But …

A Definitive Guide To Making Better (And Better Informed) Decisions

Eggs or fruit for breakfast? Sell or stay independent? Pants or no pants? Decisions, decisions: They’re everywhere. Worry not, this guide’s here to help.<p>All day, every day, we are faced with an onslaught of decisions both small and large. It’s hard work. Naturally, we often seek help to quell the …

Will Power

How Clutter Affects Your Brain (and What You Can Do About It)

A few years ago, I worked at a web design agency as a product manager. The part of the job I loved the most was working on product with our design …

Los Angeles

John Cleese on the Five Factors to Make Your Life More Creative

Much has been said about how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, and what we can do to optimize ourselves for it. In this excerpt from his fantastic 1991 lecture, <b>John Cleese</b> (b. October 27, 1939) offers a recipe for creativity, delivered with his signature blend of cultural insight and …

3 Things You Must Do to Feel Joyful

Things that continue to surface when you think about living your best life, being happier, more fulfilled and joyful, those are the things you must be <i>must be doing</i> because your spirit is <i>calling for them.</i><p>If you're constantly saying you wish you painted more, wrote poetry or short stories, started …

Positive Thinking

How I Used YouTube As a Home Personal Trainer (and Dropped 25lbs)

I've recently signed up again for a trial gym membership after several years of foregoing the monthly fee (a Groupon I couldn't resist). But for the …

Exercise

Control a dSLR camera with your Android phone or tablet

Augment your dSLR camera with an Android app that offers advantages like better focus, time-lapse photography, and even the option to share photos the moment they're shot. Sharon Vaknin shows you how.<p>That Android phone or tablet you've got? Consider it your dSLR's best new accessory. With the help …

Shutter Speed

Why Matthew Inman Runs Horrifically Long Distances

Matthew Inman of the webcomic The Oatmeal runs. But he doesn't just jog around the park. He runs marathons and ultramarathons. He once ran a 50 miler …