Matt Surprise

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How to Make New Wood Look Old

01 of 04<p>Get the Look of Distressed Wood<p>Old, aged wood possesses a unique patina, texture, and color that infuses depth of character to nearly any …

Cardiologists Set the Record Straight on Eggs, Coconut Oil, Gluten, and More

While the big pillars of a heart-healthy diet haven’t changed much over time, it <i>can</i> be difficult to keep track of those smaller details that seem to …

The key to Leonardo da Vinci's genius is a practice that anyone can learn

In late 2017, <i>Salvator Mundi</i>, one of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, sold for $450.3 million.<p>For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that's quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn't even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity.<p>When the word</i> …

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

No fancy equipment required.<p>Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of …

Exercise

Hand-Drawn Graphics by Deep Bear

Check out these hand-drawn logos and badges created by Deep Bear.Deep Bear is a branding and graphic design studio specializing in old methods of …

14 Vegan Breakfast Recipes With 7 Ingredients or Fewer

These simple vegan breakfast recipes are going to revolutionize your morning routine. They each have just seven main ingredients, so you can whip …

Breakfast

The Mini Irish Soda Bread Recipe You’ll Eat All Year Round

I turned a traditional Irish Soda Bread recipe into a fun mini treat, perfect for sharing on St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year.<p>Traditional …

A Neuroscientist Explains What Cutting Carbs Can Do to Your Brain

With each passing month, certain foods and fad diets come in and out of favor. One food that's been on the "bad" list for a while is bread—more …

10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …

Self Control

Mind Over Body: A Psychiatrist Tells How To Tap Into Wisdom And Grow With Age

We’ve all seen it happen: An older friend or family member retires, is diagnosed with a serious illness or loses a spouse. Suddenly, this …

Mental Health

Can You Restore Your Vision Naturally? This Eye Doc Says Yes

If you have ever been diagnosed with an eye condition such as macular degeneration or cataracts, the doctor might have told you: "All we can do is …

Alzheimer's Disease

Arctic Transformed into Alien Landscape in Surreal Climate Change Photo

The "browning" process has dramatically transformed the terrain.<p>Gone are the days when we could count on the Arctic landscape to be painted in shades …

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist

If you’re trying to wean yourself off sugar, you know that eating on the go can get tricky. So many packaged (and easily portable) foods are full of …

Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Trick Can Help Your Children Feel More Fulfilled

It takes just a couple of minutes, but studies show this mindfulness exercise can boost compassion, resilience, and positive emotions. And it's not just for kids.<p>Say you get a nasty email from a client. Or you have to fire an employee. Or you're pitching to investors on zero sleep.<p>Entrepreneurs …

7,000-Year-Old Native American Burial Site Found Underwater

In an unprecedented discovery, archaeologists identify a site where prehistoric people once buried their dead—now submerged beneath the waves.<p>Venice is Florida's unofficial capital of fossil hunting. Divers and beachcombers flock to this city on the Gulf Coast, mostly seeking palm-sized teeth of …

Florida

Your diet might bolster (or diminish) your sense of creativity, according to studies *and* artists

The gut-health, and even gut–mental health, connection is no longer the stuff of fringe theories or ideas followed by a select few. Numerous studies, …

Toys That Keep Your Creative Streak Alive!

I remember being very interested in drawing animal hybrids as a kid. I’d name them too, and my mother, even today, has a record of all my work as a …

5 Counterintuitive Lessons From 5 Very Creative and Successful People

How to succeed when you run up against hike stakes, boredom, and bouts of fear.<p>I started a podcast last year to talk to people who have designed inspiring lives, who are successful doing work they love. What I wanted to understand is how do they do it. What are their tools, tactics, and tricks that …

15 Morning Habits to Boost Your Creativity All Day

No matter how much truth there may be to that old saying about the early bird getting the worm, we can’t all be morning people. There’s a rumor going around that early risers are more productive than the rest of us, but bed is just <i>so</i> comfortable… and that obnoxious alarm is just so, so terrible. We …

Creativity

Secret Wales: 34 hidden, fascinating places you've never seen before

1. Wogan Cavern<p>Pembroke Castle dominates the town and is famous for being the birthplace of Henry VII. Far less-known, however, is the enormous …

How To Reduce Stress With Breathing Exercises

Breathing exercises offer an extremely simple, effective, and convenient way to relieve stress and reverse your stress response, reducing the …

The Guardian view on Neanderthals: we were not alone | Editorial

The first human contact with another intelligent species is a staple of science fiction, but we now know it happened 40,000 years ago<p>The three human subspecies known to have hybridised to produce the present human population of the planet, Neanderthals, <i>Homo sapiens</i> and Denisovans, last had a common …

Melanesia

'One in a Million' Yellow Cardinal Spotted

Year of the Bird<p>Experts propose different theories for why bird's plumes have a mysteriously mustard hue.<p>Year of the Bird<p>Looking out at her quaint Alabama backyard in late January, Charlie Stephenson noticed something unusual. A strange species of unfamiliar yellow bird was pecking at her hanging …

White Settlers Buried the Truth About the Midwest’s Mysterious Mound Cities

Around 1100 or 1200 A.D., the largest city north of Mexico was Cahokia, sitting in what is now southern Illinois, across the Mississippi River from …

City envy: we want a Yayoi Kusama Museum like Tokyo

If, like us, you got majorly obsessed with those massive spotted pumpkins that went on show in London a couple of years back, prepare to go …

Art

7 Real-Life Business Lessons You Can Learn From Billionaires

The only variable you really control is how hard you work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The “three-comma club” consists of those in industry, art and commerce who have achieved the exclusive honor of reaching a net worth of more than one billion dollars. From …

What A Vegan Olympic Gold Medalist Eats For All-Day Energy

It's been a good Olympics for Meagan Duhamel. The Canadian pairs skater has secured two medals—a gold for the team skate and a bronze in pairs with …

Figure Skating

30 Albert Einstein Quotes That Cut To The Core Of The Human Experience

These immortal Albert Einstein quotes show why he's history's most beloved genius.The post 30 Albert Einstein Quotes That Cut To The Core Of The …

Five Keys To Creating Success On Your Own Terms

I was sitting in an interview when I began to think that maybe I didn’t want to be the way you’d think the person outlined on my resume would be. That person would put in long hours and do whatever needed to be done to please, perform and get results. But being that way was exhausting. It was …

Motivation