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Japanese Artist Transforms Old Newspapers Into Expressive Creatures

Chie Hitotsuyama upcycles the animal kingdom in a colorful sculpture series.<p>Spirited monkeys, inquisitive rabbits, placid walruses, and other species come to life in Chie Hitotsuyama's studio. Working with glue and twisted rolls of newspaper, the Tokyo-based artist crafts three-dimensional …

Forget Banksy, here are the world's 15 best street artists

Aztec robots invade Caracas, buildings transform into monsters and sharks poke out from highway pillars: all are examples of photographs of …

Streetwear

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviors out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their …

How to draw… with charcoal

From smudging techniques to dramatic use of white chalk, Irish illustrator PJ Lynch has some useful tips on how to make great drawings using charcoal<p>You can see more of PJ Lynch’s beautiful illustrations in Eoin Colfer’s Once Upon a Place storytelling project book

16 Books Educators Should Consider Reading in 2016

New books focusing on education come out every day. Some gain a wide audience while others don't have the machine behind them to help promote. Here …

Teaching

The 10 best food cities in America, ranked | The Washington Post

Published on December 21, 2015<p>T o be a great food city, it helps to have a large body of water nearby, a classic dish or three, and a population with a fondness for drink.<p>Those are among my impressions after spending more than 60 days on the road this year, visiting more than a dozen destinations, …

Los Angeles

What to Drink When You're Tired of Drinking

It is late December and we drinkers are tired of being drunk.<p>Even for those who excel at moderation (I… don’t get you), the weight of holiday parties and work events and the extra glass of wine needed to endure the stress of “looking back” and trying to make emotional sense of the past year takes …

Artists Share “Before and After” Evolution of Their Drawing Skills with Years of Practice

Drawing, like all things, requires dedicated practice to master the craft and create amazing works that wow a wide audience. Although many people dabble in art when they're younger, few people choose to hone their skills into their teens and adulthood. Those that do work on improving themselves …

Drawing

Why People Who Don't Chase Love Are Blessed By Cupid

If you feel like you’re the awkward person at social events or you struggle to enter into conversations because you’re shy, it can impact your social …

The Destructive Power of Borderline Personality Disorder

Self-harm and suicidal thoughts are a troubling part of many mental illnesses, but for those struggling with borderline personality disorder (BPD), …

Mental Health

This Is Why Santa Should Do Yoga

According to folklore, Santa Claus is a jolly old man who delivers gifts during the holiday season. A new study in the journal <i>Gait and Posture</i> raises concern regarding the well-being of a busy Santa after analyzing his risk of falls during holiday deliveries.<p>Falls are a leading cause of injuries …

These Drawings Perfectly Sum Up Your Relationship With Your Partner

Philippa Rice's Soppy illustrations capture the beauty of being in love.

7 Mindfulness Habits That Lead To 365 Days of Happiness

There’s a lot out there written on conflict from how to ask what you really want and how to understand what the other side really wants.<p>But what I …

5 Powerful Practices to Expand Your Awareness and Harmonize Your Brain

While the brain and consciousness are inextricably linked, groundbreaking research into the nature of consciousness is revealing that their …

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I Quit My Job & Grabbed My Backpack To See The World

Last year I was lucky enough to get the chance to travel the world. I quit my job and spent almost a year traveling through fantastic countries all …

9 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Weekly Grocery Budget

Food is something we need in order to survive, and like all good things, it doesn't always come cheap. When you live on a budget, as most of us do, …

Personal Finance

‘Treating Dandruff By Decapitation,’ Frank Zappa’s Passionate Testimony 30 Years Later

Frank Zappa was one of those musicians that almost everyone’s heard of, but few readily know his songs. The legendarily eccentric musician who would’ve turned 75 today, was a radical musical outsider, releasing more than 60 records over his 30-year career, drawing from influences that spanned from …

20+ Strange Animals You Didn’t Know Existed

The world we live in is filled with exotic wildlife, and that means more than just lions and giraffes. There are a multitude of species that are lesser known to the general public and fascinating to learn more about. Redditor preggit decided to introduce a whole batch of these real animals that …

Ten Memorable Paintings from 2015

Charis J. Carmichael Braun, <i>Where Do We Go From Here [Janus]</i>, 2015<p>Acrylic on panel, 8.5 x 11 inches<p>Since I first posted "Ten Memorable Paintings from 2011" on the HuffingtonPost using a virtual slideshow, my annual project has grown in scale and ambition. This year over 400 artists responded to my …

ARTISTECT: Famous Paintings With An Architectural Twist

Our friend Federico Babina's latest illustrations blur the lines of art and architecture in this series: ARTISTECT. These 25 images, he explains, …

Even the charts used by climate-change deniers show that temperatures are getting warmer

Those of us in London and New York who are wearing T-shirts while we do our Christmas shopping will not be surprised that 2015 is "virtually certain" to go down as the warmest year on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which tracks climate data.<p>In fact, it is …

Global Warming

15 Unexpected Things in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tourists and lifelong New Yorkers alike can appreciate the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue. The museum houses one of the largest …

9 Reasons You Should Try Square Foot Gardening

7 Mindfulness Habits That Lead To 365 Days of Happiness

We’ve all got our enemies; people who take pleasure in causing us pain and misery. Sometimes, the development of an enemy is due to certain …

Photorealistic Drawings Created with Thin Layers of Graphite Dust Brushed on Paper

Minneapolis, Minnesota-based artist Melissa Cooke dusts thin layers of graphite onto paper with a dry brush to create astonishingly lifelike portraits that investigate the relationship between photography, performance, and drawing. She demonstrates this multifaceted exploration in <i>Plunge</i> …

Art

31 Amazing Whiskey Cocktail Recipes

Whiskey is the king of classic cocktails, so we love ourselves a good Old Fashioned, Manhattan, or Julep. But we’re not afraid to mix it up either. These 31 cocktail recipes know what we're talking about.<p>When we’re not sipping some fine whiskey neat or on the rock, we’re mixing up cocktails that …

Learning Soft Skills In Childhood Can Prevent Harder Problems Later

Academic learning is usually in the spotlight at school, but teaching elementary-age students "soft" skills like self-control and social skills might help in keeping at-risk kids out of criminal trouble in the future, a study finds.<p>Duke University researchers looked at a program called Fast Track, …