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3 Simple Steps to Becoming a Happier Person

Don't allow the world to tell you what matters. That call is yours.<p><i>What are the little things we can do every day to boost our confidence and increase happiness? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique</b> …

Happiness

How to Fall in Love With Your Job

There’s a widespread misconception that the only way to start loving your life, is to quit your day job, move to Thailand, and start your own …

Employment

Triple Chocolate Banana Zucchini Bread

<i>This decadent Triple Chocolate Banana Zucchini Bread is bursting with chocolate in every bite! It’s so good you’ll forget you added fruit and veggies</i> …

Monica Menez – Fashion Photography

Unconventional and unique fashion photography by Monica Menez.Monica Menez was born and raised in Stuttgart, Germany. She mainly focuses on …

Photography

11 Must-Read Books For This October

It’s lit<p>It's motherfucking gourd season, you guys, which means that the days are getting cooler and so there's no better way to spend them than curled up with a good book. While we've already recommended a bunch of great books for you to read this autumn (including new-this-month selections like …

Books

The basics of mindfulness meditation are surprisingly simple

Studies suggest that meditation does all sorts of great stuff for you, like increasing memory and awareness while decreasing stress and negative emotions.<p>But if you've never done it, mindfulness can be intimidating.<p>Enter the below infographic, which combines advice from some of the best books on …

Mindfulness

4 banned books from around the world you should absolutely read

I WAS ABOUT 10 YEARS OLD, and I had discovered my Dad’s tattered old copy of Stephen King’s truly terrifying vampire book, <i>‘Salem’s Lot</i>. I was hooked …

Want Success and Happiness? 11 Overused Words You Should Slash from Your Vocabulary

For more clarity in your thoughts and goals, stop using these vague words.<p>Words matter. The words we speak and write not only influence how people think about us but how we think about <i>ourselves</i>.<p>To optimize your life to achieve your goals, Tim Ferriss, author of <i>The 4-Hour Workweek,</i> believes our word …

Happiness

How Your Job Changes Over Time (1st Day Vs 101st Day)

We’re all eager to impress when we get a new job. We come to work on time. We want our boss to like us. We want EVERYONE to like us. But over time …

Employment

27 books that can change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

Books

These Abstract Paintings Are Made by Slashing Blades Across Canvas

Shannon Finley’s large abstract works vibrate with tension.<p>The future of art will live in the spaces between analog and digital, static and dynamic, and information and memory. Berlin-based artist Shannon Finley’s large paintings, titled <i>Interference</i>, at Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago, highlight …

Art

How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

Books

'Pollock was not a good drunk': secrets of the abstract expressionists

In 1952, a young man named Irving Sandler, who had served in the US Marine Corps during the Second World War, arrived in New York City, intent on becoming a “bohemian”. “It just seemed logical,” says Sandler, who is now 91 years old, speaking by phone from his apartment in Greenwich Village. “The …

Are Mindfulness Rooms The Detention Of The Future?

Detention is the bane of every schoolkid’s existence. Act out in class, and, at best, you find yourself in a lame re-enactment of <i>The Breakfast Club</i>. At worst, you’re stuck in a windowless taupe-colored room with flickering yellow lights and nothing to do but homework. <i>Homework!</i> Of all things.<p>Except, …

Mindfulness

25 Fall Recipes We Can't Wait to Make

We know that the transition from summer to fall can be rough. Gone are the long days, trips to the beach or pool, and perfectly ripe heirloom …

Recipes

This happiness hack from a wildly popular Stanford class can help you create a life you love

Thanks to master organizer Marie Kondo, many of us now evaluate our belongings based on the principle that things we love should bring us joy. But too often, we fail to bring the same level of scrutiny to the rest of our lives. Just as passivity can leave us buried under a lot of junk we don’t …

Stanford University

Banksy artwork removed from Liverpool street to enter street art museum

<b>A Banksy artwork has been removed from a car park in Liverpool so it can be installed in a new street art gallery.</b><p>The work, dubbed the Love Plane, was painted in 2011 and showed a biplane leaving a heart-shaped trail behind it.<p>The plane has now been removed from the wall of the outdoor car park on …

Streetwear

10 TED talks that will teach you how to sound smarter

If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic.<p>Here are TED talks from linguists, literary critics, psychologists, dictionary editors and the word-obsessed that will pique the interest of any verbivore.

TED Talks

Rib Eye Steaks with a Soy and Ginger Marinade Recipe

"This is a great marinade for steaks, and is wonderful for beef strips for stir-frys."<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup soy sauce<p>1/4 cup real maple syrup<p>6 cloves …

BBQ

7 Foods to Eat for Gorgeous Hair and Flawless Skin

Some people are just born with flowing healthy hair (a la shampoo commercials) or that spot-free glowing skin we covet. But we mere mortals are just making sure we’re avoiding haircare and skincare problems and are actually starting to learn how to stay healthy from the inside out. Thankfully, …

Nutrition

Underwater Portraits of People Diving Into a Freezing 4°C Dunking Pool

There was a freezing 4°C (39°F) dunking pool at the freediving world championships in Turku, Finland… and photographer Daan Verhoeven did not want to …

Scuba Diving

The Addition Of One Ingredient Makes These Cookies Seriously Addicting

Zesty Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies<p>Save<p>It’s impossible to not like cookies, right? That’s how it seems whenever we’re faced with a cookie, regardless of …

21 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Fall

Turn over a new (autumn) leaf with these exciting reads.

Books

23 of the most incredible works of Burning Man art ever made

One of the main spectacles at Burning Man are the outlandish, elaborate, and zany sculptures and structures that attendees create there.<p>Many are intentionally destroyed at the end of the festival, since part of Burning Man's mission is to leave no trace, but some have moved to other locations …

Festivals

20 Amazing Books To Read For The Rest Of 2016

It’s lit<p>It's been a great summer, right? Full of things to do and see and places to be and explore. And you've probably spent your long days reading your fill of amazing books (beach-oriented or otherwise), all of which we're guessing were a lot less disappointing than this summer's movie duds. …

Books

The Strange Case Of Thomas Poulton, An Erotic Artist In The 1940s (NSFW)

<b>Warning: This article contains nudity and other explicit imagery and may not be suitable for work environments.</b><p>We don’t know much about Thomas Leycester Poulton. We know he was born Feb. 3, 1897, in the United Kingdom. He won a scholarship to the Slade School of Fine Art, where he trained under …

13 Books For Your Back-to-School Reading List

From beloved, bestselling authors and rising stars alike, here are the books you can't miss this fall.<p>School's almost back in session, which means it's time to stock up on freshly-sharpened pencils, an empty notebook, those fall shoes you've been eying and, of course, a great book to read when the …

Books

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Photos of Seoul's Raw, Emerging Graffiti Scene

While graffiti is still a very young concept in Seoul, the country has a fervent core of emerging writers and has also become a destination for members of an international circuit of high-profile vandals. Our graffiti columnist photographed the city's...<p><i>This month our graffiti columnist will be</i> …

South Korea

Thought-Provoking Paintings Explore the Intersections Between Wildlife and Humanity

Artist, illustrator, and designer David Rice forms organic images overlaid with graphic styles to extend his branch of artistic creations. Focusing on natural landscapes and animals as primary subjects, his work is multi-dimensional, revolving around the intersections between nature and humanity. …

Art