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For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

5 metrics that affect the success of your website redesign

When you're undertaking a website redesign it can be tempting to rush in with the excitement of new possibilities, but it's important to consider the …

Van Gogh and the decision that changed art history

In 1878 Van Gogh was a struggling would-be preacher. At his lowest ebb, he began to draw. Alastair Sooke looks back at this pivotal moment in history.<p>In the spring of 1878, Vincent van Gogh turned 25. As he looked back over his short life, the Dutchman found little to celebrate among the meagre …

Stunningly Elaborate Scenes Created Without Photoshop by Jee Young Lee

Seoul-based artist Jee Young Lee devotes weeks and months to building incredibly elaborate scenes by hand for the sake of taking a single photograph—all without the use of digital manipulation. Confined to the small space of her 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio, she painstakingly constructs every last …

Rare Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Hollywood's Biggest Movies and Stars

<b>"Most of Hollywood history has survived</b> because someone dug it out of the trash," photographer Bruce McBroom says in the new book <i>Hollywood Frame by Frame</i>. And it's those unearthed, pulled-from-the-trash items that seem to hold the most intrigue.<p>For years, studios relied on elaborate, staged …

Photographer captures the beautiful chaos of parenting

Parenting is filled with precious moments. Of course, sometimes it's hard to appreciate those moments when you're scraping gum out of your kid's hair.<p>…

Pictures from Early Golden Globes Ceremonies

The Golden Globes are coming up this Sunday, but before we get knee-deep in photos from this year, you've gotta see some of the glam snaps from the show's earliest years. The red carpet wasn't then the institution it's become, but you can still spot plenty of fashion on the starlets as they sit and …

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving Luxury Vehicle Concept at CES 2015

Only weeks after Google officially unveiled their self-driving car prototype, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz chose this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut the F 015 Luxury in Motion, a concept vehicle that can operate entirely without a driver behind the wheel.<p>Futuristic in …

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5 Android apps you can't miss this week! - Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! Here are your headlines this week:<p>Hyundai announced an Android Wear app that will remote start your car and find it in a parking lot.<br>• Monument Valley developer shows that piracy is still alive and strong on Android.<br>• A Need for Speed: No Limits teaser video appeared …

Apps

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

High-Definition

Want Your Marriage To Last? Start With A Huge, Cheap Wedding

Before and after, there's the bachelor/bachelorette party, the rehearsal dinner and the day-after brunch. There's the photo booth, which is a definite necessity these days. And what couple doesn't have a website designed to share with the world the first time they laid eyes on each other?<p>"The whole …

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Google catching up to Facebook with social logins

Facebook has long been the social login of choice for many websites and apps. But it seems that Google is starting to climb the ranks, according to new data from Janrain.<p>You know when you use Facebook or Google to register or log onto another site? That’s called a social login. The reason they’re …

the 11 best voices in hollywood

actors who have got serious singing chops<p>Back when Disney Channel original movies were still a thing (R.I.P.), there were only a few truly great triple-threats in Hollywood. And while there are now more young actors and actresses who can boast professional vocal training, when it boils down to it, …

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Tag: Landscaping 101

Landscape Ideas: Garden Design for a Swimming Pool Area<p>by Kier Holmes<p>Swimming Pools: 11 Best Landscape Plants for Water’s Edge<p>by Kier Holmes<p>Lost …

Landscaping

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

Architecture

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …