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This couple quit their jobs, built a tiny house, and earn their living by blogging about their cross-country adventure

Two years ago, Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard realized they didn't want to spend another day chasing careers they didn't love.<p>The adventure junkies' love for writing, photography, and the great outdoors led them to quit their jobs and pursue travel journalism — opting for life as cross-country …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

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Travel

Humans Can Only Distinguish Between About 30 Shades Of Gray

Just a random fact we thought you might like to know<p>Of course, that's a rough estimate. Depending on the lighting conditions, surface texture, and background color, people may be able to distinguish a few more or a few less shades. Note that the image at the top of this story is an optical …

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See Rihanna's Best Red Carpet Looks in Honor of Her 27th Birthday

When it comes to the red carpet circuit, Rihanna is never one to disappoint. In fact, the star, who rings in her 27th birthday today, keeps us on our …

<b>24 February 1999:</b> Editorial: Younger trouser-wearers of both genders are preferring chinos, khaki, cords, anything but 501s<p>The world’s largest cutter of denim is cutting jobs and closing plants. But if Levi Strauss is down-sizing, it’s surely too soon to predict the demise of its principal product, …

Clothing

The 10 Greatest Oscar-Winning Songs of All Time

The Best Picture category is the main event, but the Oscars have handed out golden statuettes for some pretty classic songs over the years, too. Here, the ten most memorable tracks to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song.<p><b>“The Way You Look Tonight,” Swing Time, 1936.</b><br>Music by Jerome Kern. …

Music

‘At first I thought all the models had had growth spurts since their last fittings, and then realised that no, the trousers were meant to look like that’<p>Trousers that are too short for you are the next big thing; they’ve got a name and everything. What I’m wearing here is a High Tide Hemline. Or a …

Street Style

25 Times Rihanna Killed It on the Red Carpet

RiRi knows how to *work* it.<p>RiRi knows how to slay at any event—we hold this as a sacred truth. Whether she's in a nearly-naked number or one-of-a-kind couture, she's a fashion devotee through and through. In honor of her 27th birthday, we're looking back at every instance where the Barbadian …

Red Carpet

How to Go on Vacation Without Ever Leaving Your Home

<i>Below is an excerpt from "How to Go on Vacation Without Ever Leaving Your Home,"</i> <i>which originally appeared on PureWow. Read the full story at</i> …

The reasons why none of us can resist a good list

The discovery of a sheet of Andy Murray's secret motivational tips is the latest proof that our brains crave a list<p>It contains the sort of cod motivational speak that one might assume would be better suited to a middle-ranking ASDA manager rather than an elite sportsman. The discovery of a list …

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How to Flirt Like Someone Who Actually Knows How to Flirt

What to say to hook them—no tacky hair flips or winks required.<p><b>When does "faking it" serve us, and when does it hinder us? This week ELLE.com is exploring a wide variety of topics, including why we accumulate fake friendships, why we're so quick to judge a woman who surgically enhances her</b> …

Relationships

Pon – The Punctureless Push Pin

So smart! The Pon is a punctureless push pin by Mark Weiser. Instead of piercing your paper/photo/item, it hugs the item you want to display, thus …

The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them

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Scientists have shown the urge to eat after smoking is caused by cannabinoids hijacking brain cells that normally suppress appetite<p>Besides making a bongo drum sound inexplicably magical and enhancing a person’s ability to talk nonsense for extended periods of time, generations of cannabis smokers …

Neuroscience

Photograph: Guardian<p>Tests for Barr bodies can easily be performed on cheek cells taken by a simple oral swab - the simplicity of the test is probably part of the reason it lasted for so long in international …

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What Happens To Your Body When You're Stressed

When your car dies or a deadline looms, it triggers a chain reaction<p>Life is full of stressful situations. Whether you’ve stepped in front of a speeding bicycle or are bombing a job interview, here’s the chain reaction that’s triggered.<p><b>1. Alarm Signal</b><p>When you hear, see, or otherwise perceive a …

Anti-ageing chocolate which reduces wrinkles developed by Cambridge University spin-off

A daily 7.5g bar of the chocolate can change the underlying skin stucture of a 50 year old to that of someone in their 30s, say developers<p>It may seem too good to be true, but guilt-free chocolate which promises to slow down the emergence of wrinkles and sagging skin, has been developed by …

Anti-aging

What’s life like for a man who tastes words?

In the world of synaesthesia, words can be tasty and tastes can have physical shapes – but neuroscientists aren’t quite sure why.<p>James Wannerton says his favourite people to listen to are Americans who speak quickly. “A well-elocuted UK accent I'd have difficulty listening to,” says the IT …

How Do We Know What Other People Are Thinking?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Unknown Brain<p><b>About Rebecca Saxe's TED Talk</b><p>Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe explains how one region in the brain focuses on other people's thoughts.<p><b>About Rebecca …

Photograph: Geoff Moore/REX/Geoff Moore/REX<p>Why should British people have to accept this cheap substitute?<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/20/1424430783104/ee5ed710-e77d-4d50-918e-ac452a7b7bb6-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Geoff Moore/REX/Geoff Moore/REX<p>Why should …

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Drunk people, not hangovers, are popular on YouTube - Futurity

Researchers mined YouTube for five terms: drunk, buzzed, hammered, tipsy, and trashed. What they found suggests a missed opportunity for public …

How Do We Stop TV Talent Shows from Ruining People's Lives?

Charting the uncomfortable relationship between television talent shows and society's most vulnerable.<p>April 1986. Pop sensation, and winner of a Japanese talent show, Yukiko Okada jumped from the roof of her agency’s seven-story offices to her death. Fans instantly began to congregate at the site …

How to Date People in Bands

Spoiler: it kinda sucks.<p>On-stage and bathed in sweat, musicians can be irresistible. There’s something about a human wielding an instrument and showing off what they can do with their fingers that's conducive to wanting to sit on their face and, at some point, every music-attending fan has fallen …