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7 Puzzles to Challenge Your Critical Thinking

The theme of this blog is critical thinking—and the kinds of puzzles that can be constructed around it. This term is used frequently in psychology …

Critical Thinking

7 Trends Driving Global Health And Life Sciences In 2015

There are presently massive shifts occurring in the competitive global landscape of health, and particularly in the life sciences. As we approach 2015, it is imperative that leaders in the health space understand the trends and shifts happening around them, not only in the US, but also in …

This Renovated Cave in France Cost $1.34

This cave dwelling in France was once in complete ruin—but now it's downright luxurious.<p>We've seen a lot of "before" photos in our time, but this one might take the prize for most disgusting:<p><i>All photos: Courtesy of Vocativ</i><p>Four years ago, Alexis Lamoureux and his girlfriend Lotte van Riel were …

24 Ways to Make Doing Your Hair Incredibly Easy

From the editors at Cosmo.com, fun and unusual ways to cut down on your styling time.<p><b>1. Make sure your style stays put by flipping the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head.</b><p>If you have a hard time keeping your hair in place, try flipping the bobby pin over. The straight side is …

Get Taylor Swift's Nautical Striped Dress for Just $58

Another day, another amazing look from Taylor Swift! She always looks perfectly polished, and her latest outfit is no exception. The country crooner …

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations

The top ten travel destinations across the world for post-wedding bliss<p>From Bali to the Amalfi Coast, these are the top ten honeymoon destinations across the world guaranteed to bring you post-wedding bliss.<p>Courtesy

Timelapse of Dormant ‘Rose of Jericho’ Plants Exploding to Life After Exposure to Water | Colossal

<p>The Rose of Jericho (<i>Selaginella lepidophylla</i>) is a species of desert moss that has the amazing ability to ‘resurrect’ itself after bouts of extreme …

Sex Sells: 15 Racy Fashion Ads

From Calvin Klein's iconic shoot with Mark Wahlberg and a teenage Kate Moss to Gucci's controversial body hair, we rounded up some of the most risqué fashion ads of the past. See which ones made the cut<p>Yes, it is a little oxymoronic that the fashion industry attempts to sell clothes by having …

9 Household Items You Need To Replace Sooner Than You Think

Nothing lasts forever — and we bet you haven't thought about tossing these items in a while. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p><b>1. Toothbrushes</b>The bristles become frayed and worn over time, so they won't clean your teeth as well. Get a new one every three months.<p><b>2. Walking …

Housekeeping

You Won't Be Able To Guess Which Is The Before And Which Is The After In This Magical Transformation

Designer and blogger Mark D. Sikes redecorates his already-elegant Hollywood Hills home for a dramatic transformation.<p>The beautiful Hollywood Hills home that interior designer and blogger Mark D. Sikes shares with his partner, Michael Griffin, was featured in House Beautiful in 2012. Since then, a …

8 Ways to Get Prettier in Your Sleep

Do the term "beauty sleep" justice by following these skin and hair tips from dermatologists.<p>You might think you're off the clock when it comes to your beauty routine while you sleep, but your slumber hours play an important role in how you look. "Beauty sleep is essential for repairing the skin," …

The 8 Biggest Bedding Mistakes You're Making (And How To Solve Them)

A comfortable bed is a clean bed! Check out The Company Store's tips and tricks for making sure your bed stays in top shape.<p><i>Miki Duisterhof</i><p><b>Not Storing Your Comforter Properly.</b><p><b>1.</b> Using a cotton bag for your duvet is ideal. Down feathers in particular need airflow during storage; so do not store them …

Interior Design

23 Summery French Recipes for Bastille Day

From bistro steak to clafoutis, 23 summery French recipes to celebrate Bastille Day (July 14) or any day<p><b>Bastille Day is a great excuse to have a Frenchie dinner party or picnic.</b> Heck, even if you're not celebrating the symbolic end of the French monarchy, these summery recipes will evoke that …

Cooking

5 Tourism Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts …

A to Z Guide to Boston for Tourists

<b>Aquarium</b><p>Outside the New England Aquarium, watch the sea lions play for free, and next door find a Simons IMAX Theatre for some of the best nature documentaries available<p><b>Back Bay</b><p>This upscale Boston neighborhood is famous for its rows of Victorian brownstone homes, as well as restaurants and shopping …

New England

How Climate Change Is Destroying Our National Parks

America's national parks are being adversely affected by climate change, with temperatures becoming more extreme in recent years compared to the historical norms of the last century, a new study by the National Park Service (NPS) finds.<p>"These changes will have implications for what visitors see and …

National Parks

More "Designer Trains" in Japan: Ken Okuyama's Forthcoming Cruise Train

Last year we looked at the unusual train designs of Eiji Mitooka, a Japanese industrial designer who specializes in railway carriages. Mitooka's …

Rooftop hangar by TDO provides launchpad for James Bridle's surveillance balloon

Artist James Bridle has teamed up with architecture studio TDO to build a rooftop hangar on a south London car park, from which a military …

Villa Blåbär, a House Located in Nacka, Sweden by pS Arkitektur

Villa Blåbär – Modern architecture in harmony with Sweden’s nature.<p>The team of pS Arkitektur has completed Villa Blåbär, a house located in Nacka, …

Architecture

Flexible, Transparent TVs Will Be Yours By 2017

Photo: Courtesy of LG Display.<p>Some say that flexibility is the key to success. LG Display certainly hopes so as it prepares to roll out — literally — …

Kim and Kanye Are Giving Up On Their Home Renovation

The newlyweds are putting their unlived-in Bel-Air house on the market. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p><i>Photos: Zillow/Getty Images</i><p>Looks like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are giving up on the 9,000-square-foot Bel-Air mansion they bought for $11 million in January 2013. There's …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …