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Experience: I disappeared for 30 years

It wasn't my intention to walk out of my own life and vanish, especially when things were going so well. I was an ambitious 24-year-old folk singer and had just started work on my third album. The second had been a critical success and had really started to get me noticed.<p>A bad trip was the …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Art

World's Largest Rubber Ducky Makes Its American Debut In Pittsburgh

QUACK QUACK! The giant 40-foot tall floating art installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman has finally arrived in America.

Hong Kong

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Kindness One: A Chance Meeting Reaffirms a Traveler's Faith

<i>"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be."</i><p>Voltaire<p>As I was attempting to find a free place to stay at a hostel in Zagreb, Croatia and I had just been unceremoniously rejected, I trudged out to the courtyard and heard a familiar accent. A Scotsman popped his head out of a side door and we started …

File Cabinet Revamp: Snazzy Sister State Storage

I went and did it AGAIN! Remember my awesome yellow and green file cabinet revamp last month? Well I got such an overwhelming response that I knew I …

How to live longer – the experts' guide to ageing

Experts on the ageing process explain why having good friends, lifting weights and learning languages can lead to a longer life<p><b>JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity</b><p><b>By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and</b> …

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The 10 Most Killer Cover Songs of the Past Decade

This century has been a golden age for cover songs. Thanks to YouTube, we're always there whenever a band plays a must-hear version of some recent …

Music

10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

19th Century London Street Photography by John Thomson

There’s some debate over who the “father” of street photography was. Although Frenchman Eugene Atget is often granted this title, his work was mainly …

Create Your Own Bleach Gel Pen For Easy Cleaning Around The House

Bleach gel pens are great for erasing stains on white shirts or cleaning grout around your bathroom, but they're pretty pricey. Luckily, you can make …

Bathrooms

Making DIY Coffee Filter Flowers: The Complete Guide

Hello lovely readers,<p>Apologies for the delayed post today.<p>This post was originally one sweet little DIY tutorial all set to go live at 9am this …

Homemade Chalkboard Paint

<b>Get Your Chalk On! ............</b><p><b>Or get yourself organized. :) I can't do anything without my lists. I recently joined the ranks of the electronically</b> …

Hang Artwork with Aluminum Pop & Soda Tabs

It's common to come across artwork or mirrors that are missing the necessary hardware to make hanging easy. There are a few options — like those …

DIY Cardboard Furniture

<b>That doesn't look like it's made from cardboard!</b> We've had some great posts on cardboard furniture you can buy that doesn't LOOK like cardboard, but …

How to Make Lightning-Fast Glamorous Silk Flowers

Hello, hello! Today I am here to tell you how to make what is probably my favorite type of flower to make: glamorous silk flowers. My friend Emily …

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11 Natural Skin Care Products That Are Already in Your Fridge

Your kitchen = your new Sephora.<p>It's time to toss the face toner with ingredients that you can't pronounce and go all natural this season. We spoke with expert Alexis Wolfer, founder of the popular natural beauty website, The Beauty Bean, about how champagne, yogurt, and even coffee grounds can do …

Read 10 of Nora Ephron's Best Movie and Book Quotes

Literary tycoon <b>Nora Ephron</b> died from acute leukemia a year ago today, leaving behind a storied career of movies, essays, and novels that have continued and will continue to influence both the publishing and entertainment industries alike. We at <i>MC</i> nothing short of worship Ms. Ephron, and will thus …

Living By The Ocean Is Good For Your Health, Expert Says

By: By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer<p>Published: 06/28/2013 08:29 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>WASHINGTON — The age-old wisdom that being near the seaside is good for your health may be true, studies suggest.<p>People often focus on the threats the ocean poses to human health, whether it's storms and floods, …

Dr. Brené Brown: The Two Most Dangerous Words in Your Vocabulary

Dr. Brené Brown started her research on vulnerability, worthiness and shame six months before September 11, 2001, and says our culture has been …

Positive Thinking

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

APOD: M31: The Andromeda Galaxy (2013 Jun 26) Image Credit & Copyright: Lorenzo Comolli http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130626.html Explanation: Andromeda is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy. Our Galaxy is thought to look much like Andromeda. Together these two galaxies dominate the Local Group of galaxies. The diffuse light from Andromeda is caused by the hundreds of billions of stars that compose it. The several distinct stars that surround Andromeda's image are actually stars in our Galaxy that are well in front of the background object. Andromeda is frequently referred to as M31 since it is the 31st object on Messier's list of diffuse sky objects. M31 is so distant it takes about two million years for light to reach us from there. Although visible without aid, the above image of M31 was taken with a small telescope. Much about M31 remains unknown, including how it acquired its unusual double-peaked center. http://www.astrosurf.com/comolli/index2.htm Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130626 #APOD