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Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

9 Wearables Totally Changing the Medical Industry

When someone says “wearables” you naturally think about fitness and health wearables or smartwatches. These wearables can relay notifications to you or track your calories burned — which is cool and all — but the medical industry has been making their own amazing advancements in wearable …

Wearable Tech

Watch This Woman Try On 100 Years' Worth of Hair and Makeup Trends in Just One Minute

The evolution of beauty looks is amazing.<p>Time flies in this video of a woman being made over to showcase the most iconic beauty looks of each decade from the past hundred years. Which year did it best?<p><b>Follow Brooke on Twitter.</b>

NYC Xmas Tree Lighting in Pictures

Stunning photos of Iran's mosques | CNN Travel

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Animals out in the cold - in pictures

Japanese Macaques have a ‘hot tub culture’ and Emperor penguins huddle

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

Drones

See 25 Incredible Images of Earth From Space

Alberta, Canada, Oct. 10, 2014.<br>DigitalGlobe<p>1 of 25<p>There's something to be said for being on the ground when news plays out, but sometimes it's the …

Space

How to Put Up Christmas Lights: 7 Essential Tips and Looks

Despite neighborhood peer pressure, you and you alone dictate the aesthetic direction of your home's holiday display. He who wields the extension ladder in subzero temperatures earns the creative freedom to decorate his yard however he pleases.<p>Despite neighborhood peer pressure, you and you alone …

This Electric Bike Folds Up To Fit Inside Your Backpack

There goes your last excuse for not biking to work.<p>Most folding bikes are still fairly large even when they’re folded up, and they’re awkward to carry on a crowded subway car or elevator. Folding electric bikes are even bulkier. But the Impossible Bike, a new electric bike now crowdfunding on …

Incredible French barn finds could fetch over $18M [w/video]

Heartbreaking Beauties On Display In Varying States Of Decay<p>We all dream about taking a drive and discovering the mythical barn find of a vintage Shelby Cobra or Porsche Speedster hidden way under a sheet, totally forgotten. An upcoming auction from Artcurial in France on February 6 proves that …

Giant panda triplet cubs reunited with mum Ju Xiao in China, in pictures - Telegraph

The Worst New Words of 2014

Every year, new words take off and old ones die. Some are preposterous. Some actually make sense. We walk through some of the big ones of 2014 with …

4-Year-Old Fashion Prodigy Talks Designing A Collection For J.Crew, Is Insanely Adorable

Four-year-old fashion prodigy Mayhem first gained attention back in February for the beautiful paper dresses she was creating out of construction paper, scissors, and tape. Her mother, who helps a little bit with her designs, created an Instagram account on her behalf and started documenting all …

SantaCon 12/13/14 in Pictures

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

Can the umbrella be improved?

<b>Umbrellas have been around for more than 3,000 years, but young designers are trying to reinvent them.</b><p>They get lost. They poke people in the eye. They misbehave on windy days.<p>But umbrellas are one of the design classics of the modern world. From Mary Poppins to the Mikado to burlesque dancing …

Mary Poppins

Happy National Cupcake Day! See How These Famous Bakeries Frost Their Signature Cupcakes

Today is National Cupcake Day, and here at <i>InStyle</i>, we couldn't be more excited. It's no secret we love a good cupcake: From the sinfully delicious …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

The Best Stage Costumes of 2014

Click through to see our roundup of the best LED-lit dresses, sparkly bodysuits and all around bad-ass stage costumes.<p>There was endless live music to be heard this year, whether you scored tickets to Beyonce and Jay-Z's epic "On the Run" stadium tour, or traveled to one of this summer's major …

2014 Festival of Lights, Lyon

Light festivals—from the spiritually steeped Hindu holiday Diwali to the newer contemporary art-focused events like SIGNAL in Prague—have become much-loved around the world. Regardless of race, religion or geographic location, there's a shared human awe and appreciation for the beauty of lightness …