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A 21-year-old painter has captivated the internet with her unusual body art

Steel has been drawing for as long as she can remember, and started doodling on herself during class in high school.<p>"I didn't want to draw all over my notes," Steel told INSIDER. "So the next available canvas was me."<p>She started getting serious attention for her body art during her first year at …

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21 Terms Every Whiskey Lover Should Know

The most important whisky jargon, from cooperage to small-batch, defined.<p><b>1. BEER</b><p>Whiskey is made from beer. Boring, sometimes weird beer, but beer nonetheless.<p><b>2. CASK STRENGTH</b><p>Whiskey bottled at the (high) proof at which it came out of the barrel. More expensive, ounce for ounce, but if you're …

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How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

Photoshop Tips: How To Carry Out ‘Cinematic Color Grading’ On Your Photos

<b>At the start</b> of this year, you might have watched this fascinating short on a movie before and after it has gone through post-processing.<p><b>Now you can</b> …

8 Easter Desserts That Will Impress Your Guests

These Easter desserts are as impressive as they are delicious. Get ready for the oohs and aahs!<p><b>1. Strawberry & Rhubarb Crisp</b><p>One of the easiest and best desserts I know. Tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries bubbling away in their own juices beneath a crunchy oat streusel topping. Serve warm out of …

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How your face betrays your personality and health

We are more than just a pretty face. It turns out the shape, size and even colour of our looks can relay some very important information about our personalities, health and sexuality. David Robson investigates.<p>You might expect a great philosopher to look past our surface into the depths of the soul …

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How To Make Powdered Booze At Home

Fluffy like confetti and just as liquorous as the bottled stuff<p>Some truths we rarely question. The sky is blue. The sun rises in the east. Cocktails are wet. But a new product, called Palcohol, aims to crumble our everyday expectations. It's an alcoholic beverage -- in powder form. Carry a …

Everyone is talking about how Microsoft Office 365 is suddenly beating Google Apps

Now, all of a sudden, sources all over the tech industry are noticing that Office 365 is everywhere.<p>And it's all because of one thing: Microsoft is telling customers to move their email to Microsoft's cloud instead of buying another Exchange server and hosting email in their own data centers, says …

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10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

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How J.Law morphed into Katniss: “Mockingjay” is a perfect metaphor for Hollywood’s blockbuster machine

The latest “Hunger Games” eerily captures the glassed-in claustrophobia of life as a modern franchise star<p>“Mockingjay: Part 1” is about a lot of things: teenage love, coming-of-age, the perils of autocracy and the futility of rebellion (as Andrew O’Hehir dubs it, “the Roman Empire vs. Khmer …

Microsoft's Sway Tells Your Story Without The Hassle

Office has a new app in the family: Sway, a new way to share stories and ideas directly from your phone.<p>Microsoft’s Sway was announced back in October and remains invite only, but the company opened up the preview to New Zealand users this week. Sway is touted as a way for “expressing your ideas in …

How to be a pickup artist (with science)

With the recent backlash against Julien Blanc and Dapper Laughs resulting in successful campaigns against them, the world of pick-up artists has lost some powerful figures. But fear not, because with this handy scientific guide you too could become the sort of immoral soulless harassment machine …

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This Is How To Turn Jack & Coke Into A Pie

Maybe it's an elementary drink; maybe it was the first cocktail your young self paid for at the bar. Despite, or perhaps <i>because</i> of its simplicity, Jack & Coke is a timeless, tasty beverage -- a no-fail order that'll do the trick time and time again.<p>Yes, it would be tough to mess up a Jack & Coke. …

7 Things To Get Rid Of Before You Move In Together

Top designers on the pieces that have no place in a new home with your loved one (hint: No pleather allowed)<p><b>1. Non-Essential Books.</b> Here are the questions designer James Andrew asks to make sure that every book in his amply stocked shelves. "Do I refer to it often? Does it continue to inspire me? …

A Plain Bedroom Becomes the Ultimate Masculine Retreat

A bachelor's bedroom gets a stylish update.<p><b>The Bedroom BEFORE</b><p>A bachelor's Atlanta, Georgia, bedroom looked more like a standard guest room than a gentleman's retreat. "The overall design objective was to create a restful abode with a masculine aesthetic," James Wheeler of J. Wheeler Designs</b> …

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

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How I Got My Body: Nick Jonas

Two different gigs required two different physiques from the entertainer. Here's how the 22-year-old bulked up, then toned it down.<p>"I had about six …

The Surprising Science Behind The Movie 'Interstellar'

From wormhole highways to robotic space companions, scientific experts weigh in on Christopher Nolan's newest sci-fi blockbuster.<p>Asking a team of journalists to rally around a science fiction movie might sound ludicrous. Yet some combination of boundless vision, relaxing of natural laws, and …

15 Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to prepping a well-made meal, safety and flavor take equal billing for professional chefs.<p>There's an expression used to define what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant kitchen: "choreographed chaos." An efficient kitchen staff operates quickly, quietly, and keeps up with the …

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