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The 11 Etsy Beauty Shops You Need to Know

You know Etsy is the go-to place to go for under-the-radar jewelry designers, handcrafted housewares, and more eco-chic yoga mats than you can shake an asana at, but did you know that it's also home to some of the coolest beauty brands you haven't heard of yet? It's a mecca for natural and …

Eight Months After Husband's Death, Sheryl Sandberg Makes New Year's Resolution to 'Choose Life and Meaning over Tragedy'

After Sheryl Sandberg‘s husband, Dave Goldberg, died from heart-related causes at age 47 last May, she turned to her longest-running Lean In Circle …

Sheryl Sandberg

Welcome to the Dollhouse

There’s a whole room devoted to tiny taxidermy.<p>curated by Emily Anne Epstein, Written by Jessica Leigh Hester

26 unbelievable aerial photos of Earth

Have you ever wondered what the planet looks like from above? What it would be like to get a bird’s eye view of sprawling cities, stunning landscapes …

A Look At Open Bionics’ 3D-Printed Robotic Hands For Amputees

Open Bionics, a startup out of the U.K. that makes bionic hands, figured out how to dramatically lower the cost of prosthetics using a combination of open-sourced 3D printing software and robotic sensors.<p>Nearly 2 million people live with the loss of a limb in the U.S., according to Amputee …

Cecil the lion projected onto Empire State Building

Image of slaughtered lion adorns famous New York building to raise awareness of endangered species around the world<p>A photograph of Cecil the lion, who was killed by an American dentist in Zimbabwe last week sparking global outrage, has been projected onto the Empire State Building in New York.<p>Cecil …

Wildlife

A college student who still uses a flip phone explains why everyone else is missing out

Bekah Pollard is a contributing editor for The LaLa, a website for and by college women. Her essay, "11 Things The Girl With The Flip Phone Wants You To Know," started making its way around Twitter this weekend.<p>Even though she loves her flip phone, Pollard says she's hardly a luddite.<p>"I'm not …

Laptops

This is a Rooftopping Photographer From the 1920s

Rooftopping photographers have gotten a lot of attention and notoriety in recent days for climbing to extremely high points in cities and shooting …

Photography

The one thing all entrepreneurial people have in common

It's a common phenomenon for those who are setting out without a safety net to build a business, write a book or movie script, or to invent a new product.<p>What entrepreneurial-minded people have most of all — above inspiration, focus, skills, financing, brilliant ideas, etc. — is that they never …

Entrepreneurship

Here’s a Breathtaking 4K, 360° Video That Takes You Around the World

There are times when videographers capture views of our world that inspire a sense of awe and wonder. Immersive Media succeeds in doing that with …

Videography

The Quiet Grandeur of New York and L.A. From Above

New photographs from Jeffrey Milstein capture both cities from the sky.<p>When we last saw the work of photographer Jeffrey Milstein, he was capturing the strange beauty of airports from the perspective of the sky. Milstein is back in bird’s-eye form but now he’s focused his lens on the city—in …

Los Angeles

How billionaire Michael Bloomberg made his fortune

Though his 12-year run as mayor ended in 2013, the billionaire remains as busy as ever, and is spending plenty of money as he goes. After all, he hopes to give away his entire fortune before he dies.<p>From his early days working on Wall Street to his generous philanthropic donations, here's how …

IT

A former Apple employee reveals the most memorable piece of advice he ever heard from Steve Jobs

Dozens of inspirational quotes from Jobs have been uncovered throughout the years, including those from his 2005 Stanford University commencement speech and the many books and articles written about his life.<p>But there are some moments that haven't been recorded in those books or public speeches …

Stanford University

Scientists say these 25 habits can help you feel happier and healthier

Each of the little things we do to boost our mood — from reading an adventure story to keeping a gratitude journal or even gazing up at the stars on a clear night — can add up to greater overall satisfaction.<p>But happiness doesn't come easy. We have to work at it.<p>Here are some of the things that …

'Shark Tank' investor Robert Herjavec explains the 4 most common mistakes people make in a pitch

Each "Shark Tank" segment lasts about 10 minutes, but the footage is edited from typically an hour-long presentation by an entrepreneur or team of them trying to sell a piece of their company for capital that will allow them to grow.<p>The show may be entertaining, but it involves real money and …

Entrepreneurship

7 Meditation Apps to Try Now

In this overstimulated and hyper-distracted digital age, with a jam-packed schedule and abundance of choices at every juncture, making time (and brain space) for meditation—the self-proclaimed secret weapon of everyone from <b>Gisele Bündchen</b> to <b>Arianna Huffington</b>—can feel next to impossible.<p>Ask around, …

Editor's Note

20 shocking photos that show the many ways humans are destroying the Earth

To say the past was a simpler time is up for debate, but one thing can't be denied: We live in a time of excess. As our global population grows, humanity's effect on the planet multiplies exponentially.<p>This concept is illustrated in a new book, "Over-development, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER)<i>,"</i> …

Why Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Prada are in trouble

On a sunny May morning in New York's upscale Fifth Avenue retail corridor, Carron Ryan stopped to admire a diamond-encrusted Van Cleef & Arpels necklace in the window of the Bergdorf Goodman department store. Louis Vuitton's sprawling flagship store was right across the street, but she turned her …

The massively popular Instagrammer who follows his girlfriend around the world just got married, and the pictures are stunning

<b>In 2012, the world fell in love with the Instagram account of a woman leading her photographer boyfriend around the world.</b><p><b>Moscow-based Murad Osmann and his girlfriend, Natalia Zakharova, filled their Instagram accounts with gorgeous travel photos of rice fields in Bali, the streets of Barcelona,</b> …

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer talks about why he partnered with Oculus VR

One of this week’s surprises was the partnership between Microsoft and Facebook’s Oculus VR division on virtual reality. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer went up onstage to talk about the partnership at an unveiling event on Thursday in San Francisco.<p>He said that a Microsoft Xbox One wireless controller …

"I consider myself black," says white woman who posed as an African American

US civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal, who claimed she was an African American, was outed by her parents as a white woman<p>A prominent white US civil rights activist who falsely claimed she was of African-American descent says she considers herself to be "black".<p>Rachel Dolezal, 37, the head of the …

Neurosurgeon to attempt world's first head transplant

An Italian neurosurgeon has unveiled plans to perform the first human head transplant by the end of 2017.<p>Dr Sergio Canavero announced his plan at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons in the US state of Maryland on Friday, saying he believes he has a 90 …

Physiology

Bristol Palin Rips Miley Cyrus for Her Comments About Christians

Bristol Palin has labeled Miley Cyrus a hypocrite for preaching tolerance while at the same time criticizing Christian lawmakers in her new <i>Paper</i> …

Miley Cyrus

How to Pack for an 18-Day Trip in a Carry-On

It sounds like an impossible feat: pack for an 18-day trip in a single carry-on-sized suitcase. But Social Media Specialist Melissa proves that it's possible, as she did just the thing on her recent trip to Eastern Europe.<p>So, how'd she do it? Follow her tips below, then try them out on your next …

Supreme Court Sides with Muslim Woman Denied Abercrombie Job

Seven-years ago, Samantha Elauf was just a teenager in Oklahoma who wanted to work at an Abercrombie Kids store. When she didn’t get hired, Elauf started a legal journey that finally ended Monday.<p>The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Abercrombie and Fitch discriminated against her when it denied her a …

U.S. Supreme Court

New York Man Takes Dying Dog on Bucket List Adventure Across the Nation

Following a terminal diagnosis, Poh, a mixed-breed dog from New York City, has been living his dying days traveling the nation with his owner, …