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Inside 50 Architects 50 Buildings: the buildings that inspire architects

Le Corbusier's Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, the Maison de Verre (by interiors/furniture designer Pierre Chareua and Dutch architect Bernard Bijvoet) and Eileen Gray's E-2017 villa are universal sources of inspiration among the world's leading modern architects. Iconic buildings that were …

A human skin handbag is not fashion – it's a crime

Fashion student Tina Gorjanc plans to make clothes using Alexander McQueen’s cloned skin. Is this a macabre joke or an ethical minefield?<p>Should art ever be made from human skin? It used to be serial killers like Ed Gein, the real life model for Alfred Hitchcock’s Norman Bates, who made themselves …

Art

7 Australian comedians the world deserves (and they're all ladies)

Australia is more than a nation of dangerous animals, vast deserts and bigoted politicians. We also have a knack producing comedians with a mix of …

Comedy

7 Things to Say When a Conversation Turns Negative

Every person is at least 75% responsible for how others treat them. Our verbal and nonverbal actions limit or expand the options of others. For example, if someone asks, “How are you?” as he or she walks by, you know better than to turn around and walk with them in order to provide an extensive …

Self-help

The Psychology of Time and the Paradox of How Impulsivity and Self-Control Mediate Our Capacity for Presence

“Consciousness is tied to corporeality and temporality: I experience myself as existing with a body over time.”<p><i>“Reality is never and nowhere more accessible than in the immediate moment of one’s own life,”</i> Kafka once told a teenage friend. <i>“It’s only there that it can be won or lost.”</i> The great …

Self Control

4 Appetite-Control Tips for When You Increase Exercise

Are you exercising regularly? Good for you! Feeling hungrier since you started moving more? Not so great if you are trying to lose weight. Eating …

Fitness

6 Appetite-Control Strategies that Helped Me Stop Overeating

It can be hard not to overeat. You eat a healthy meal at home, think you’re doing well, then you head out (to almost any destination) and are …

Nutrition

6 Unintentional Habits that Wreck a Healthy Eating Plan

We all know the essential habits that are necessary to maintain our preferred weight. The list goes something like: eating breakfast, cooking at …

How to Stop Skipping Workouts for Good

Have you ever started a new habit with a lot of enthusiasm and built up some great momentum? Maybe you were able to work out 3 times a week for an …

Fitness

3 Strategies for Creating Habits You Don’t Enjoy (Yet)

Something amazing happened this morning.<p>Instead of hopping out of bed, having breakfast, then plunging myself headlong into work, I casually sipped …

Meditation

New 'Time Slice' Theory Suggests You're Not as Conscious as You Think You Are

Our conscious perception of the world feels like a continuous and uninterrupted flow, but a new study suggests that it’s actually more like the …

Leonardo DiCaprio shared his Indonesian vacation pics to highlight palm oil’s harm to wildlife

There’s only one place left on Earth where Sumatran tigers, orangutans, rhinos, and elephants all still coexist—and actor Leonardo DiCaprio was just there. Fresh off winning a best actor Oscar for his role in <i>The Revenant,</i> the movie star was getting his shoes muddy in Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem, …

Plantations

Science Explains Why Some Ideas Flop While Others Flourish | Inc.com

Why do some ideas flourish while others dwindle and fade?<p>Even in creative environments where ideas are touted as being valuable yet volatile and in need of nurturing they are often rejected on a whim. What makes some ideas hard to accept while others are jumped on immediately?<p>After asking myself …

Creativity

Eat less meat to avoid dangerous global warming, scientists say

Research led by Oxford Martin School finds widespread adoption of vegetarian diet would cut food-related emissions by 63% and make people healthier too<p>Growing food for the world’s burgeoning population is likely to send greenhouse gas emissions over the threshold of safety, unless more is done to …

Agriculture