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13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Self-help

Vancouver Itinerary: 6 Must-Dos to Make the Most of Your Visit

Jam Pack Your Vancouver Itinerary With These Tips By Laura, our Local Guide! There are tons of things to do in Vancouver. So much so that planning …

Western Canada

So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

Research

The next hot trend in Japan is super low-rise underwear

For the last few years high waisted pants and longline bras have been all the rage.<p>You’ll catch an occasional thong here and there, but our style …

This Is Totally Why You're Not Successful Yet | Inc.com

You're frustrated. No matter how hard you work, how much you plan, or how badly you want it, you are not living the life of your dreams. But success takes more than hard work. You may not want to admit it, but it's possible that the biggest obstacle to success is YOU. It's likely you're guilty of …

Motivation

How often you actually need to shower, according to science

When was the last time you showered?<p>If you're like most people, the answer is probably less than 24 hours ago.<p>There's no official protocol for how often to shower, but folks around the world — in countries like India, the US, Spain, and Mexico — all bathe about once a day (either with soap or …

Skin Care

A Peaceful Bavarian Retreat With Expansive Outdoor Terraces

Tucked in the village of Oberaudorf in Bavaria, Germany, Gut Feeling is a modern rental home that offers comfort and serenity at the foot of the Alps.<p>The narrow, wooden structure is divided across three levels with the kitchen, dining, and living areas occupying the first floor; the bedroom and …

Food & Dining

Airplane's Terrifying Landing May Put You Off Flying For Good

Dramatic footage shows the world’s largest passenger airliner appearing to drift across the runway while landing at Dusseldorf Airport in Germany.<p>The Emirates Airlines’ Airbus A380 from Dubai bounced to its left and then to its right soon after touching down during high winds on Thursday.<p>“I have …

Airbus

In This Game, Your Favorite Web Browsers Are Anime Babes in a Swimsuit Contest

In Space Live - Advent of the Net Idols, Chrome and Safari compete for virtual supremacy.<p>If you ever commissioned fan art of an operating system as a blushing anime bride, the makers of the Japanese visual novel series <i>Da Capo</i> have created the perfect game for you. <i>Space Live - Advent of the Net …

Anime

Carl Hansen & Søn Acquires Another Danish Furniture Manufacturer

The company now has more design talent under its umbrella<p>Danish design enthusiasts, take note: One industry heavy-hitter is preparing for expansion with a merger. Carl Hansen & Søn today announced its acquisition of fellow Danish manufacturer Søborg Møbler. With the deal, Carl Hansen takes over …

Gorgeous Japanese-inspired reading nook breathes new life into a Frank Gehry-designed home

A slice of reading heaven has been inserted into this Frank Gehry-designed home in Los Angeles’ Sawtelle Japantown. Local studio Dan Brunn …

Frank Gehry

4 Ways Small Businesses Can Master Marketing

Don't let your fear of failure keep you from launching your small business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We often hear from our customers that it had always been their dream to own a business - whether that’s opening their own store or starting their own restaurant. …

Small Business

Artist Creates Giant Wood Sculptures and Hides Them in Copenhagen Forests

Over the last three years, Danish artist Thomas Dambo has been creating enormous sculptures from recycled materials. Most recently, he sprinkled six of his friendly giants around Copenhagen as a way to encourage people to visit the offbeat areas of his hometown.<p>The giant sculptures are a group …

Art

The Internet Is Going Crazy Trying To Find The Camouflaged Snake In This Picture – Can You Find It?

A herpetology student from Florida named Helen just shared a photo of a snake being so blended into nature, it’s a real struggle to find it. The …

Zoology

Life-Sized Anime Girl In A Bikini For $25,000

Lala Satalin Deviluke is the main character of <i>To Love-Ru</i>. A life-sized version of her is going on sale for a mere twenty-five grand.<p><b>Note:</b> This …

Anime

Osaka Design Culture - OSAKA | IS JAPAN COOL?

A creative unit – the focal point in design-centered Osaka<p>Osaka is on par with Tokyo as a place of origin for excellent designs. Many creators …

Japan

Old Garage with Heritage Façade Finds New Life as a Fabulous Family Home

Adaptive reuse does much more than just save historic buildings and cut back on construction costs and wastage of resources. It is undoubtedly the …

Interior Design

Drawer Runners

FIG. 1. CUT-AWAY VIEW FROM REAR OF SOLID END CARCASE. The runners rest in grooves so that they are supported throughout their length. No glue is used …

Woodworking

Brikawood, Interlocking Wooden Bricks That Can Be Used to Assemble a Home Without Nails or Screws

Catharhome has created Brikawood, ecological and economic interlocking wooden bricks that can be used to easily assemble a home without the use of …

Woodworking

What Is Internet Marketing? Advice From An Eight-Figure Earner

The allure of so-called internet riches is nothing new. At every bend and turn in a gauntlet of online gurus, you’ll find internet marketers looking to hype up this supposed dream of making money online or earning passive income while kicking up your feet and letting the cash roll in. While …

Marketing

You Can Visit This Japanese Island Overrun with Friendly Bunnies

If you love frolicking with furry animals, Japan may be the destination of your dreams. In addition to its famous Fox Village and “Cat Heaven Island,<i>”</i> the country also boasts Ōkunoshima, a small island in the Inland Sea that has been overrun by adorable and approachable rabbits.<p>Aptly referred to as …

Rabbits

7 furniture makers on the business challenges of their craft

Owners and designers talk about the difficulties of making furniture today<p>Earlier this month, furniture company Greycork, a direct-to-consumer startup seeking to revolutionize the industry, announced that it was winding down operations, citing the challenges of making high-quality, affordable, and …

Trump's self-victimizing speeches get turned into powerful early 2000s emo song

President Trump's speeches, filled with self-victimization and gross exaggeration, are actually the perfect lyrics for an early 2000s rage-fueled emo …

Music Festivals

Rain's Weekly Design Minutiae: Always Look at the Undersides of Tables

You can learn stuff down on your hands and knees<p>On a late-night dogwalk I passed these display tables in the window of a store on Crosby Street.<p>I was …

Furniture

Yen Press Licenses Gabriel Dropout, Sword Oratoria, Hybrid x Heart Manga

Publisher also adds more Re:ZERO manga<p>Yen Press announced on Friday that it has licensed Ukami's Gabriel Dropout, Takashi Yagi's Is It Wrong to Try …

Manga

The 13 best furniture stores in the U.S.

From midcentury stunners to vintage gems, here’s where to shop in America<p>There are so many furniture and decor options in U.S. cities, it can be hard to know where to begin. Sure, big-box retailers like West Elm—and, of course, Ikea—offer great value and online ordering, but where should you head …

Gorski Kotar House

Set atop a hill in the Croatian countryside, the Gorski Kotar House has a special relationship with its natural landscape. The project was inspired …

Architecture

Taiwanese cosplayer charms Internet with incredible cosplay from Final Fantasy and Overwatch

Talented costumer’s <b>international inspirations</b> are winning her fans around the globe.<p>While Japan was the nation that coined the word cosplay, the …