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Artists Share “Before and After” Evolution of Their Drawing Skills with Years of Practice

Drawing, like all things, requires dedicated practice to master the craft and create amazing works that wow a wide audience. Although many people dabble in art when they're younger, few people choose to hone their skills into their teens and adulthood. Those that do work on improving themselves …

Drawing

Past and Present Versions of Iconic Figures in Side-by-Side Illustrations

Graphic designer Fulvio Obregon gives us a glimpse of both the past and the present in his series titled <i>Me & My Other Me</i>. For this particular collection, the artist illustrates iconic celebrities and their past selves within the same frame. “Each occupies the same place in the ‘I' past with its …

Steve Miller is joining the Rock Hall of Fame: Can we put this moribund “honor” out of its misery yet?

N.W.A. and Cheap Trick are the saving graces of this year’s vote, which saw Deep Purple beat The Smiths<p>Scott Timberg<p>December 17, 2015 5:57pm (UTC)<p>It used to be that the Grammys came up with the most irresponsible assessment of popular music, overlooking important artists during their best years …

Music

17 Classic Italian Street Foods That Everyone Should Try Once

Image: The Huffington Post Creative Labs<p>It’s no secret that Italy has America beat when it comes to homegrown cuisine. From creamy <i>carbonara</i> to melt-in-your-mouth <i>burrata</i>, Italian fare boasts some of the most drool-worthy dishes to ever grace our dinner tables (and our stomachs). Try as we might to …

Italy

7 Ways to Cook a Turkey

Rubbed, stuffed, fried, and roasted -- there are plenty of ways to turn turkey into dinner.<p>When it comes to cooking your Thanksgiving turkey there are so many options. Gone are the days when it was either roast the bird or go out for dinner. Over the years, talented cooks have experimented and used …

Cooking

Photographer Travels Across the US with His Camera, Girlfriend, and LED Hula Hoop

This past May, photographer Grant Mallory and his girlfriend Maria celebrated Maria’s college graduation by embarking on an epic road trip around the …

The head-scratching reason there's no mental health apps

A few weeks ago, director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Thomas Insel announced his departure from public service—and his move to …

Bears' Cutler on Matt Forte: 'I wouldn't trade him for anybody else'

Forte has been playing at an extremely high level ever since he entered the league back in 2008.<p>Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has been …

The Secret Lives of Saint Laurent Models

Lida Fox visits the Vogue.com office fresh off her international tour of Europe's runways and various modeling duties in Asia, full of stories about the strobe light–doused nights and endless off-duty antics of the trip, and packing one seriously retro accessory: film. “This roll is going to be …

Warm Water May Spell the End of New England’s Iconic Cod

New England’s stocks of cod—the fish that fed colonists and launched the United States’ first industries—have collapsed almost past the point of recovery, despite aggressive catch restrictions that should have allowed them to rebound.<p>On Thursday, scientists speaking at a conservation event in …

A Nebula Illuminated By Its Missing Stars

In a sky so full of stars it’s often difficult to figure out where constellations are, one dark spot stands out: The Coalsack Nebula. Parked near one of the five brightest stars comprising the Southern Cross – perhaps the most easily spotted asterism in the southern sky – the nebula looks like an …

I'm A Bad Neighbor — But I Really Don't Care

"My yard is a mess. My house is a mess. But I need to focus on keeping my life from being a mess."<p>You know the neighbors who don't mow their lawns? Who encourage a zoological congregation by never emptying their kiddie pool? Who leave their kids' toys out so long they literally get buried in the …

Study finds very high level of salmon fraud in restaurants

As winter approaches, take a second look at that wild salmon entree you paid a premium for in a restaurant. It's likely mislabeled.<p>Oceana, an advocacy organization that's previously found fraud in retail marketing of other fish, shrimp and crab cakes, released findings Wednesday that diners were …

Nendo’s New Slippers Look Like They Were Stolen From Garden Gnomes

Throughout Asia, it’s common to take off your shoes and put on slippers provided by the host when you enter a private dwelling. That conceivably means they have as many slippers lying around their home as they have guests, leading to sprawling, cluttered slipper racks in otherwise orderly Japanese …

The Best Chocolate Cake Recipes You'll Ever Make

Because one is not enough.<p>It's always a good time for chocolate cake. You don't need to wait for a holiday or birthday to have an excuse to bake one up. Chocolate cake has the ability to make so many people happy -- the cake lover, the chocoholic, the sweet tooth -- that it will never lead you …

Dessert

How Ikea Designs Its (In)famous Instruction Manuals

Love ’em or hate ‘em, a lot of thought goes into that Ikea stuff you throw away after assembly.<p>Everyone has an Ikea horror story. My wife’s work desk, for instance, took her and my mother-in-law an entire day to assemble, moving forward only in fits and starts with frequent intermissions for …

8 Tips For Starting a Photography Business

<i>I am often asked for advice by those starting out in the photography industry. And if there’s one thing I have no shortage of, it’s advice. So with</i> …

Living Rooms

City Guide: Los Angeles

When did Los Angeles get so popular? Said to be “Paris amid the palms,” a place where people still pursue “magical self-invention,” L.A.’s experiencing a cultural renaissance. Why? And more importantly, why now?<p>In part because of its stark opposition to New York, Los Angeles has become a magnet for …

Every Type of Makeup Brush—Decoded

One makeup bag: <i>way</i> too many makeup brushes. That’s the story of my life, essentially. And it wasn’t until I emerged myself into the beauty world that …

The history of an iconic sports beverage: Gatorade turns 50

Is there anything more symbolic in sports than the Gatorade shower?<p>The beverage that sits in coolers on the sidelines of football fields and …

10 Reasons Why the Cape Is About to Become Your Go-To Layer

Outerwear is an obvious must once temps start to take a dive. While we love ourselves an oversized wool sweater and chic leather jacket, there are so many other stylish toppers out there to keep you toasty this season. Our personal fave? The cape. The effortless piece has come a long way since your …

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

Pluto’s Colorful, Scaly Terrain Revealed in Detailed Closeups

The more we see of Pluto, the more stunning it gets – and that’s not because we understand what’s going on. It’s the opposite. Rather than neatly fitting pieces into a big, Pluto-shaped puzzle, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is returning data that make it clear just how unbelievably enigmatic this …

Meet The Photographer Who Immortalized Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architecture

A new PBS documentary shines a light on Pedro Guerrero, photographer to the Starchitects of the 1950s and ’60s.<p>Fresh out of school, Pedro Guerrero (1917–2012) landed the role of Frank Lloyd Wright’s photographer and played a pivotal role in presenting the architect’s work to the public. During the …

Meet the New Hillary

Can the Democratic frontrunner turn around her struggling campaign—or is it time to panic?<p>MILWAUKEE—I am here to see the New Hillary.<p>Hillary Clinton, the once-inevitable Democratic nominee, has lately hit some snags. She is plummeting in the polls; her campaign lacks direction. So Hillary—I’m going …

Government

Obama unleashes big tweetstorm to show how much better the country is since he became president

Lehman Brothers, the giant investment bank, collapsed after the housing-market crash came to a head.<p>A sharp plunge in the stock market followed.<p>The US economy's collapse came right in the middle of the 2008 presidential election, and Barack Obama was elected less than two months later with an …

Economy

How to Use Photoshop Effectively and Creatively – Analyze, Plan, Execute

When you work on an image in Photoshop, are just doing things spontaneously and intuitively, or are you planning your work? If you don't have a goal, …

Tutorials

Quick Workarounds For 4 Common Photography Issues

I must admit, I find myself improvising a lot. I tend to forget things so I’m forced to find other ways to achieve what I'm aiming for. But as it …

Dawn Spacecraft Snaps A Closeup Of Mysterious Pyramid On Ceres

Why is it so shiny?<p>NASA's Dawn spacecraft has moved in for a closer look at the dwarf planet Ceres. Since descending to an altitude of 900 miles in mid-August, its view has gotten three times sharper. That has allowed scientists to zoom in on a 4-mile-high mountain in Ceres' southern hemisphere.<p>The …