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20 Ways Not to Talk to Your Teenage Daughter - Then How to Fix Things

Teenage girls are sensitive to the way people in authority talk to them, especially their mothers. They are easily wounded, feel criticized, and vulnerable when they sense or get outright disapproval.<p>However, even the most devoted mothers are only trying to shape them up to be young women and don't …

3 scientific ways to prevent awkward conversations

You’re in the middle of a conversation, about to chime in but then…you <i>totally blank</i>. A conversation that should have flowed easily turns awkward, your conversation partner looks at you like you’re an alien and your confidence sinks.<p>Has that ever happened to you?<p>It’s common to feel nervous during …

Scientists Made A 3D-Printed Wheelchair For A Puppy With Only Two Legs

"He's a little sweetheart and doesn't act as if he has any limitations."<p>He was the runt of the litter, FOSD board President Angela Marx told BuzzFeed News, and so was having trouble competing for his mother's milk.<p>"We decided that he really needed extra special care and to be bottle-fed so he could …

Here’s the simple strategy extroverts use to win people over

Yet until recently, no one's been able to pinpoint what exactly extroverts <i>do</i> that helps them build strong social ties.<p>Now, new research from Duke University, cited by the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that the answer is surprisingly simple: It's a matter of mimicry, or copying the …

Psychology

How to Be an Early Riser in the Dark: Winter Advice From a Sleep Expert

This weekend, the clocks fall back in an attempt to realign our day with the latent sunrise. It’s the seasonal signifier of the darker winter mornings ahead, when you’ll likely find it increasingly difficult to rise and shine without natural light. “Your body wants to move with the sun,” explains …

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 …

10 Breathtaking Photos from National Geographic's 2015 Photo Contest

Reminding us that the world is beautiful.<p>The 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest is now accepting photo entries until November 16 in three categories: people, places, and nature. The grand-prize winner will have their photo published in <i>National Geographic</i> magazine, along with $10,000 and a trip …

Nature Photography

Stunning portraits taken of the world's endangered animals - before they disappear

For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. Half of the world’s plant & animal species are projected to go extinct by 2100.<p>THAT IS THE stark …

Photographer Turns International Landmarks Into Works Of Art

Paper, landmark, camera, imagination.<p>Sometimes it doesn't take much to do something truly special. London-based photographer Rich McCor shows on his Instagram how even the simplest ideas can have a big impact.<p>McCor walks around London and travels through Europe to photograph tourist spots, but adds …

How to Apply Success From One Area of Your Life to Another (That Needs It)

In New York, people say you're always searching for one of three things: a new love interest, a better job, or a better apartment. But that idea …

Newborn Zebra Plays In The Rain

A five-day-old endangered Grevy’s Zebra ran and bucked in the rain during his first day on exhibit at Zoo Miami. <br>Photo Credit: Ron Magill The foal, …

Wildlife

Hunting for a DSLR?

From beginners to enthusiasts, hobbyists to pros, DSLR cameras are used by all, but when it comes to buying them, the problem of too much choice …

7 Surprising Brain Hacks to Build Enormous Confidence

Are you ever held back by a lack of confidence? Does this prevent you from achieving your goals and becoming ultimately successful?I've collected the …

Self-improvement

5 Houseplants You Can't Kill

1. Philodendron<p>What's not to love about this guy? The name means "Tree Lover," and it's a type of vine, so it cascades down as it grows. I have one on my desk, and the bright green against the white of the room really pops. The experts recommend letting to get dry between waterings, and I honestly …

Autumn Animals

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FIND YOUR ORIGIN<p>Would you like to know the Origin of Your Last Name and the Coat of Arms of your family? Now It’s easy and free!<p>Our database contains …

Language Learning

17 Fantastic Portraits of Famous Photographers Posing With Their Iconic Images

<i>Behind Photographs</i> first started back in December 2006, when Tim Mantoani rented a 20×24 Polaroid camera in San Francisco and used it to photograph …

Journalism

10 Tips From Expert Travel Photographers | Vacation Photo Guide

Globetrotting photographer Robb Gordon is often asked what kind of camera he owns. “Nobody asks a writer what kind of pen he uses,” says Gordon. “I …

Landscape Photography

A Photographer's Guide to Amsterdam

Amsterdam, a city made famous by canals, cannabis and one or two other things, has the potential to be a photographer's paradise. In reality, despite …

European Travel

Everyday Empathy in the Photographs of Michael Dressel

<i>Michael Dressel, Los Angeles, 2014</i><p>Born in 1958, Michael Dressel grew up behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin obsessed with film and desiring to be a painter. In attempting to escape the Worker's Paradise he was captured climbing the wall and spent two years in a Stasi prison, years he calls "the …

Pumpkin, The Raccoon That Thinks She’s A Dog, Is Easily The Cutest Thing Ever

Cutest. Thing. Ever.<p>You’ve probably already seen the story of Pumpkin, the orphaned raccoon that thinks she’s a dog. In case you haven’t, here’s the …

Cute Animals

Public Speaking for Introverts: Tip #1

Public Speaking for Introverts: Tip #1 (Courtesy of Malcolm Gladwell)<p><b>I have a really complicated relationship to public speaking.</b> The mere prospect …

The Guide to Productivity That Will Change Your Life

“If only I were more productive,” “If only I studied more,” “If only I took action.” Sounds familiar?<p>I think I already heard these ifonlystic …

Productivity

How Introverts Can Make the Most of Conferences

For introverts, attending a conference can feel exhausting. But if you avoid conferences — or just avoid talking to anyone while attending them — it can hurt your career and your business. The good news is that you don’t have to go against the grain of your own personality to get value from …

How to Improve Any Photo in 8 or Less Steps

When perusing photography articles and tutorials across the Web it’s not uncommon to encounter various takes on “getting it right in camera.” From …

Tutorials

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2015: even more of the best entries so far

Nature Photography

10 Great Psychology Books To Change Your Life

We’ve all been there, sitting in our local coffee shop with our book in hand, when suddenly you read something so enlightening, so unexpected that …

Self-improvement

11 Books From The Past 5 Years That Are Worth Reading For Every Woman

Thousands of books are published every year. You enter a bookstore and you can surely get lost in all this variety. If you love to read, I bet you …

Books

Balayage is Instagram’s Favorite Fall Hair Color Trend

Fall is typically a time when drastic beauty moves are made. That peachy-nude lip now gets slathered in deep reds. Your nails go from neon pops of color to shimmering gem tones and silvers. And hair color gets darker, like from blonde to <i>bronde</i> or from rose gold to a deep auburn. But according to …

Hairstyling