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Europe's 52 best secret beaches

The beach is the key to many a great holiday – from first childhood steps across the sand to teenage posturing and strolls en famille. But the perfect beach is rarely found by chance.<p>The coasts of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic are fringed with an overwhelming array of beaches - many of which …

15 Apartment Soundproofing Tips without Renovation

Unless you’re one of the lucky ones who lives far out in the country, noise pollution is almost always a problem. From vehicles driving past your …

How to Prevent Your Brain From Shrinking as You Age

Past research has shown plenty of great reasons to stay physically fit. Aside from being good for your physical health, regular exercise has been …

Your Brain on Social Media, According to Neuroscience

Take a break from Facebook to watch this video about Facebook.<p>Neuroscientist Shannon Odell is back, and this time she’s inside your freaking …

Social Media

10 YouTube Channels For UX Design Tips & Tutorials

The world of interface design has gradually shifted from a design focus to a user focus. This means designers now care more about <b>the experience</b> …

4 soft skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Navigating the job search as a candidate can feel pretty opaque. From your perspective, it's difficult to identify which skills you should …

This New Study Says Sitting All Day Takes A Toll On More Than Just Your Physical Health

Oh, dear. You might want to take this piece of news, well, standing up. To pile atop all that research that says sitting down all day is basically as …

3 axioms of UX Thinking

<b>How to understand that you are moving in the right direction with UX design.</b>Photo by Mark Duffel on UnsplashEveryone wants to create perfect UX for …

What are multiple orgasms and how do you have them?

Because we all have a different understanding of what they actually are.<p>Multiple orgasms are a bit like squirting and the G-spot: some people think they're a myth... that they don't exist. Even I (someone whose job it is to know such things) wasn't really sure if 'multiple orgasm' meant having one …

HEALTH SCAN: Researchers learn how to increase brain’s dopamine production

Fathers care more for babies that look like them, Mentally ill get information center.<p>><br>• ><p>Lab technician using microscope. (photo credit: INGIMAGE / …

Meditation Changes Your Brain In These 7 Ways, According To Science

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training …

Study: Being forgetful can actually make you smarter

You can relax if remembering everything is not your strong suit. Recent research makes the case that being forgetful can be a strength — in fact, …

The Brain

Please stop calling dopamine the ‘pleasure chemical’

It is possible to feel pleasure without dopamine<p>Dopamine is one of the most hyped brain chemicals, supposedly linked to everything from sex to gambling. It’s common to read, as <i>Business Insider</i> claimed last week, that dopamine is “the pleasure chemical” — but that’s not true, and the idea was …

The UK's best places to live in 2018 have been revealed

Do you live in one of them?<p><i>The Sunday Times</i> has named the Best Place to Live in Britain, along with a series of regional winners around the UK. The …

Café

Book Recommendations: Gift Guide (2017)

We hoped that you have been enjoying our gift guides from the past week, let's keep the holiday spirit alive with another guide. But this time, we …

Gift Guides

Motion Design: Why Incompetent People Think They're Amazing

The WWW (Wonderful Women at Wednesday Studio) invited Eze Matteo to collaborate animating some bits of this piece for Ted that explains why …

Gestalt Theory for UX Design: Principle of Proximity.

Human brain is an amazing data processor whose broad capacity still hasn’t been explored at full. For designers dealing with user experience of any …

IBM has freed itself from the tyranny of Helvetica

For years, IBM has spoken in the language of Helvetica, an efficient, machine-like typeface designed to evoke a modern sensibility.<p>Today, the 109-year old company is freeing itself from the cold, modernist cliché and replacing Helvetica with a new corporate typeface called IBM Plex. A font update …

Typography

4 ways to make the most of your active holiday

By utilising your natural surroundings<p>I catch my breath as we reach the top of Bali's biggest mountain, Mount Batur, just as our trainer says "That's …

Fitness

Hot travel trends for foodies in 2018

Looking for travel inspiration for 2018? Let food be your guide. Here’s our bumper guide to some of the best new foodie openings, experiences and …

The ultimate travel bucket list

<b>Paula Ellis, Deputy art director</b> I've had this absolute burning desire to do a tour around the Indonesian islands for years. I want to see some of …

Atacama Desert

Grovemade: Introducing the Desk Shelf System for your workspace

The awesome folks from Grovemade have recently introduced what they called: Desk Shelf System to enhance your workspace to the very next level. Most …

Furniture

6 Home Remedies for Flu Symptoms With Proven Track Records

About two years ago, I woke up one day feeling sicker than I'd ever felt before (I think it's accurate to say my symptoms were worse than those …

The architect banishing straight lines from China's cities

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chinese skylines have been subjected to tremendous change over the past decade. Heritage sites and huge swaths of traditional housing have been razed and replaced with soaring towers symbolizing wealth, development and power.<p>With hundreds of millions of people set to migrate from rural …

China

What Does It Mean To Be Charming?

Recently, I had lunch with my colleague David. Afterwards we went to pick up his dry cleaning. Walking into the dry cleaners was like walking into …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

1 of 88<p>Michiko Kakutani, @michikokakutani<p>Chief book critic for <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>, Pulitzer Prize winner, and perhaps the only person on earth with the …

Literature

This Scandinavian-Inspired Company Is Giving IKEA a Run for Its Money

Scandi-inspired decor has had our full attention for a while now. How can you NOT love eye-catching furniture and elements that make a room feel both pretty, modern, and peaceful in *all* the right ways? Scandis, the e-commerce site of Nordic-inspired furniture and home decor company Scandinavian …

Furniture

The World's Most Beautiful Built-In Bookcases

Bookcases are always beautiful, because they're full of books. But this post is devoted to bookshelves that are especially beautiful, and the shelves …

5 Furniture Resale Sites You Should Bookmark Now

Whether you're looking for a piece to complete a space or want to offload a room full of furniture before a big move, resale sites can often be your …

How To Add Color to Your Rental Despite a "No Painting" Rule

It's a tale as old as time (well, as long as leasing agreements have been around): You find a rental apartment or house you LOVE...but you're not …

Home Decorating