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43 Ways to Improve Yourself in Just 10 Minutes

We use the word <i>busy</i> way too much. We say it when friends ask us how we are doing, as if being busy is an emotion. We use it as an excuse to …

10 of the best travel apps ... that you'll actually use: part two

Ever needed to make a cheap international call without the internet, or been worried about security as you move between wifi hotspots? These apps make travel safer, easier and cheaper<p>Skype and Whatsapp will always be staples when it comes to international calling and messaging, but a wifi …

Apps

This incredible 16-year-old artist is taking over Instagram

Not everyone can take their dreams and make them into something concrete. Artist Dimitra Milan is one of those people who can. She often draws …

15+ Mind-Bending Photos by Chema Madoz That Will Make You Look Twice

A few years ago, we featured Spanish photographer Chema Madoz and his surreal, black and white photos. Born in 1958, and with several collections to …

‘Before They Pass Away’: Stunning photographs of disappearing tribes from around the world

I was completely blown away by these beautiful photographs of disappearing tribes and indigenous peoples from around the world. The striking series …

5 Ways to Stop Your Mind From Sabotaging All Your Hard Work

Once you understand the effect your mental programming has on your life, use these simple strategies to overcome dysfunctional patterns and ensure future success.<p><i>The first article in this 3-part series ("</i>3 Parts of Your Mind That Affect Your Ability to Make Decisions<i>") explained the basic makeup of</i> …

Meditation

Black-and-White Op Art Visualizes Energy, Oscillations, and Frequencies

Aleksander Drakulic's visuals take inspiration from modern science and classical geometry.<p><i>Image courtesy of the artist</i><p>Slovenian artist Aleksander Drakulic spent ten years working with timekeeping technology, the type that helps keep precise synchronizations for industry and governments. The …

Digital Art

"When Death Comes" Story and Pictures

Story ?<p>When Death Comes<p>Published <b>Apr 21, 2016</b> | View the Assignment | Features Photos From <b>29 Contributors</b><p><b>29 photos</b> selected by<p><i>National Geographic Photographer</i><p><i>Photo Editor</i><p>View Slideshow<p><i>Enlightenment for a wave is the moment the wave realizes that it is water. At that moment, all fear of death</i> …

Incredibly powerful portraits of acid attack victims win grand prize

Iranian photographer Asghar Khamseh has been named L'Iris d'Or Photographer of the Year in the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards for his incredibly …

Breaking These 13 Bad Habits Will Make You Happier

Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with happiness. After all, the “pursuit of happiness” is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness …

Happiness

This Curse-Laden Guided Meditation Will Help You Give Fewer F*cks

Peace, love, and eff off.<p>In a perfect world, meditation is all soft smiles, cooing voices, perfect posture, and no flinching. Heck, in a perfect world, you probably wouldn't even need meditation.<p>But this is the real world, people—and to deal with it, you may need something a bit …

8 Easy Ways to Kill Bad Habits, According to Research

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But… it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And …

Self-help

How Artists Are Addressing the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Artists from Banksy to Ai Weiwei are creating works that address the refugee crisis, but where do we draw the line between raising awareness and exploitation?<p>Last year a German train rode through the city of Dresden, bringing with it a message to commuters: a painting of the word ''Welcome," …

Streetwear

Microscopic Slivers of Artworks Reveal Hidden Truths | Conservation Lab

For art conservators, the inner geography of a painting speaks volumes.<p><i>In art institutions across the globe, time machines and investigation rooms exist behind closed doors. Dusty artworks go in and come out looking centuries younger; artists’ secrets are brought to light; and hidden, unfinished</i> …

Beautiful Paintings of Underwater Girls Portraits by Nuria Farré

Nuria Farré is a Spanish artist based in Barcelona. Her series <i>Immerses</i> is a project of realistic paintings gathering delicate women’s portraits, …

Painting

Autistic Artist Paints the Colors of Emotion

San Diego-based synesthete Jeremy Sicile-Kira’s first-ever curated exhibition, 'Inner Dimensions,' opens tonight at Space4Art in San Diego.<p>Jeremy Sicile-Kira is a nonverbal autistic artist with synesthesia. He paints with the colors of emotions: “Color is evident in everything to me,” Sicile-Kira …

These Drawings Feature Death Orgies and Pizza Snakes

Cahill Wessel draws vibrant sexual works on paper.<p><b>This article contains adult content.</b><p>Oakland-based artist and illustrator Cahill Wessel spends up to 200 hours working on his colored pencil drawings, but the breathtakingly bold colors he achieves are well worth the exhaustive effort. "Working with …

Allen Jones Retrospective Celebrates the Universal Language of Art and Sex

Expect an infinite variety of thin, well-endowed, high-heeled women.<p>Allen Jones has stirred controversy more than once in his career: in the 1960s, his fascination with form in contrast to his peers’ tendency toward abstraction made him stand out, but his use of the female form as furniture and his …

The Corrective Art History of Kerry James Marshall

Ahead of his retrospective 'Mastry,' the artist speaks on society and representation.<p>In the work of Kerry James Marshall, black figures are depicted in actual black pigments: ivory, mars, and carbon. “[This] establishes a kind of unequivocal fact of their presence,” the 60-year-old Chicago-based …