Janice Gillis

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12 Ways to Make Your Home Even Better in 2017 (Without Redecorating)

We all have #homegoals. Sometimes they're saved in a Pinterest board; other times we file them away for later… <i>One day I'll have organized kitchen</i> …

Living Rooms

The racy side of Jane Austen

To mark the bicentenary of the British author’s death, the British Library has brought together the three notebooks that survive from her early years. Fiona Macdonald takes a peek.<p>“Jane Austen’s earliest writings appear to have little in common with the restrained and realistic society portrayed in …

Attend an all-women design and fashion festival in Mumbai

Earlier this year, a women’s-focused arts festival titled ‘Girls Only’ debuted in Mumbai at the then new co-working space, Ministry of New. However, …

Photo Series Depicts the Myths and Legends of Norway

<i>All images by Bjørg-Elise Tuppen. Used with permission.</i><p>“The creative descriptions were inspired by my own interpretations of these mythical beings …

Ancient History

The Oldest Hotels in America (That Are Actually Worth a Visit)

History enthusiast or not, there’s no denying the oldest hotels in the U.S. hold a certain romantic allure. After all, their rooms have been reserved …

The Case for Eating Butter Just Got Stronger

It looks like butter may, in fact, be back. The creamy condiment is a “middle-of-the-road” food, nutritionally speaking—better than sugar, worse than …

The Elusive Orgasm—and What It Means for Healing

For many women, consistent orgasms are out of reach, which can leave both parties feeling underwhelming as lovers. Dr. Sadeghi explores what might be …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

2 research-backed ways to charm everyone you meet

Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and delights in your successes. Right?<p>And research agrees: <i>Being happy for people during their good times is more important than how we deal with the bad:</i><p>What really makes couples bond? How they handle the good times, not the bad.<br>• What about …

Tea or coffee: Which drink is better for you?

Countless arguments have been waged over the superiority of one beverage over the other. But what does the scientific evidence say?<p>George Orwell may have written that “tea is one of the mainstays of civilization in this country” – but even we British have to acknowledge that our national drink is …

Animals Archives

June 21, 2018<p>Photographer Captures the Blissed-Out Expressions of Cats High on Catnip<p>Washington D.C.-based photographer Andrew Marttila quite possibly has the best job ever. Known as “The Cat Photographer,” he dedicates himself to capturing the playful, adorable, and often hilarious personalities …

Interview: Dynamic Photos of Dancers Frozen Mid-Movement by Lois Greenfield

For the last 35 years, legendary dance photographer Lois Greenfield has explored movement and its expressive potential in dynamic photos of dancers frozen in split seconds of extraordinary motion. Twirling, soaring, and contorting into incredible forms, her subjects are immortalized as sculptural …

The Avoidance of Unhappiness

The Mission, SF. 2015Dear friend,I wanted to share some ideas with you on my mind; one of them being on happiness.I want to be happy (just like you)— …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Rocky Mountains

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than …

The Secret To Danish Happiness

Denmark consistently ranks as one of the happiest countries in the world. The reason why might lie with the idea of "hygge."<p><i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a summit on Mindfulness and</i> …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

Nude images of Marilyn Monroe offer snapshots of taboo Hollywood history

Rare handmade color separations of Marilyn Monroe images have gone on display in San Francisco, showing the actress in the nude as well as the painstaking effort that went into creating posters before the computer age.<p>On Friday and Saturday, Bay Area residents will be able to gaze at large prints …

San Francisco

Photograph: Wolfgang Forstmeier/Malika Ihle et al (2015)<p>One of the communal aviaries where the research birds were housed during the breeding season.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/5efb49c99b1f73e677fb7603faa6eb5cd1989c53/0_308_4926_2956/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Wolfgang Forstmeier/Wolfgang …

Birds

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Intel admits USB-C is the connector of the future by adopting it for Thunderbolt 3

With Apple and Google both warmly embracing the new USB-C connector in their new computers this year, the fate of the fast, but rarely used, Thunderbolt standard was coming into question. What would the future hold for Thunderbolt if most of its utility was to be replaced by a more convenient and …

Pumping iron failing to make you leaner? Blame your genes

You're a regular in the gym's weight room, grunting and sweating in hopes of turning fat into muscle and maybe even losing some weight. And yet your goal eludes you.<p>New research on women finds that some are resistant to resistance training. For these women, the new study suggests, a welter of …

Something Like a Nest: the truth about the English countryside – in pictures

Jars of frog spawn, newborn pigs, and shopping bags piled high for the harvest festival ... Andy Sewell’s new photobook shows day-to-day life in the countryside today. While there are major signs of change, commercial pressures and encroaching development, rural England seems as green and peaceful …

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Before-and-After Photo Series Shows How Dramatically Lighting Affects Portraits

It’s not news that lighting makes or breaks an image, particularly portraits. But in <i>Perception Is Reality</i> by photographer Sebastian Petrovski, we get …

Photo du Jour: Youth, Waterfalls and Roman Candles

Passing from their twenties to their thirties, Bryan Derballa and his friends treasure moments of liberation in the looming face of responsibility in</i> …