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I love my plant job

I recently was admiring one of the stately agaves at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and I had a genuine “I love my job” moment. This was not the first …

Horticulture

7 incredible things that happen once you learn to love being alone

We live in a world of constant contact — a place that’s losing sight of the importance of being alone. Offices are abandoning cubicles in favor of …

Emotional Intelligence

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Rock Your World (And Make You Much Happier!)

You don’t have to practice meditation or yoga to benefit from Buddhist ideas. There are powerful elements to Buddhist philosophy that apply to all of …

Meditation

Deep Purple Release 1970 ‘Black Night’ Performance With Unseen Footage

The official Deep Purple YouTube channel has released a split-screen video that will be eagerly received by their legions of fans. It includes …

Deep Purple

Paul McCartney recreates legendary Beatles Abbey Road album cover

Paul McCartney has recreated The Beatles' legendary <i>Abbey Road</i> album cover almost 49 years after it was released.<p>The musician surprised fans at the St …

Music

The best of Ireland: 25 amazing things to do this summer

Ireland

How Prolific Session Musician Carol Kaye Created Some of Music’s Most Iconic Guitar and Bass Lines

Music writer Polyphonic, who creates incredibly informative video essays introduced a lot of people (myself included) Carol Kaye. Kaye was a rare …

Guitar

Ghost towns of Tuscany: Scenic splendor frozen in time

It’s easy to miss the ancient Tuscan town of Sommocolonia, Italy. Perched on the spine of a high ridge amid a wild expanse of canyons, ravines and chestnut forests 38 miles north of Pisa, there are no restaurants, inns or cafes there. Nor are there any banks, grocery stores, pharmacies or things …

Italy

Lost Neil Young, Joni Mitchell Concert Recordings From 1968 Unearthed

Live performances by Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, recorded at a student ministry on the University of Michigan campus in 1968, were among the …

University of Michigan

Photographer Captures Delightfully Candid Photos of Wild Squirrels Being Very Curious

Photographer Geert Weggen has a gift for getting the most out of his portrait subjects. And he’s definitely got his work cut out for him, since his subjects of choise aren’t humans—they’re red squirrels. Animals always come with a unique set of photographic challenges, but Weggen makes it look easy …

Photography

The truth about Jimi Hendrix is much different than the myth

Poor, neglected, carrying around a broom as substitute for the guitar he didn't have. These are images of Jimi Hendrix growing up in Seattle.<p>And …

How 20-Year-Old Kylie Jenner Built A $900 Million Fortune In Less Than 3 Years

K<p>ylie Jenner sits at a dark-wood dining table at her mother’s home in Calabasas, California, flicking through display options for a forthcoming pop-up shop. The youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner industrial complex needs to decide how to showcase products by her Kylie Cosmetics makeup …

Kylie Cosmetics

Lavender Fields of Southern France in Pictures

France

New documentary tells the story of a man who had sex with a dolphin

Malcolm Brenner will never forget where he met the greatest love of his life: in an aquatic pen. As she slowly swam around his feet, Brenner couldn’t …

Chef Creates Mind-Bending Food Illusions Where Nothing on the Plate Is What It Seems

Things are not what they seem on the plates of chef Ben Churchill. His food art is an ongoing series of optical illusions that conceal delicious desserts under the guise that they’re inanimate objects or completely different dishes. Churchill is a master at forming his pannacotta, sponge cakes, and …

Dessert

The Band’s ‘Music From Big Pink’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Given that <i>Music From Big Pink</i> came out in the turbulent summer of 1968, it’s tempting to frame the album as a set of soothing sounds for troubled …

Jimi Hendrix

Dig it: Archaeologists scour Woodstock '69 concert field

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes.<p>Perhaps they would find an old peace symbol? Or a strand of hippie beads? Or Jimi Hendrix's …

Archaeology

15-Year-Old Artist Creates Incredible Animal Drawings From Memory

While some artists are trained in their crafts, others seem to be born with an innate talent and creative drive. At two-years-old, Serbian child prodigy Dušan Krtolica began drawing as soon as he was old enough to hold a pencil. When we first discovered Krtolica’s work four years ago, aged 11, he …

Drawing

The Stones Roll On: A Scare in Boston; Success in Toronto; a Slip in NY

New York — The scariest moment came in Boston, when overzealous fans grabbed the writhing, confetti-spitting dragon that appears at the end of …

Stunning Sculptures Reimagine Women’s Hair as Surreal Landscapes

Chinese artist Yuanxing Liang is redefining the traditional bust sculpture with his breathtaking fantasy art. The prototyping teacher crafts intricate portraits featuring faces of women that are fused with delicate flourishes and elements of landscapes. Most notably, their hair becomes a site of …

Sculpture

Midcentury-Inspired Homes in This Texas Community Start in the Low $300Ks

Starlight Village, a new housing community in Leander, Texas, offers eight models that combine midcentury flair with modern convenience.<p>"Inspired by the Space Race and growing up in Air Force base housing, my husband, Michael, and I dreamed up a neighborhood built entirely of midcentury modern …

Illustrator Recreates The Zodiacs As Goddesses, Starts Appreciating The Myths Behind The Signs

You don’t need to believe in the stars to really appreciate these zodiac illustrations by Emilee Petersmark. A band called <i>The Accidentals</i> approached …

Bill Murray and Steve Buscemi cover Bob Dylan at New York birthday tribute: Watch

Fun fact: Everyone who’s anyone adores Bob Dylan. How else do you explain the range of guests that came out to New York’s Town Hall on Thursday night …

Russian Artist Uses Ancient Technique To Turn Walls Into Art, And The Result Is Gorgeous

Bas-Relief is a technique as old as humankind’s very first artistic endeavors, a way of sculpting figures that are slightly raised from a flat …

7 Things Medicare Doesn't Cover

Medicare Part A and Part B, also known as Original Medicare or Traditional Medicare, cover a large portion of your medical expenses after you turn …

Health Care

Most Americans don’t realize Robert Mueller’s investigation has uncovered crimes

17 indictments and five guilty pleas so far.<p>A majority of Americans — 59 percent — say in a new survey that Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia and the 2016 campaign has not yet uncovered evidence of any crimes, even though in reality, Mueller has already obtained five guilty pleas and 17 …

The Beatles' Esher Demos: The Lost Basement Tapes That Became the White Album

<i>Rob Sheffield’s book</i> Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World <i>is a celebration of the band, from the longtime</i> Rolling …

20 Times Kids Said The Weirdest Things And Creeped The Hell Out Of Everyone

Kids have been known to say creepy shit from time to time, leaving their parents baffled and weirded out.Here are such 20 things creepy tiny tots …

You Know It’s a Hot Day When Eggs Start Hatching in the Back of Moving Trucks

A video doing the rounds on Chinese social media these days shows chicks hatching in the back of a truck stacked with egg cartons as it’s driving …

Saving Africa’s wildlife

MAJETE WILDLIFE RESERVE, Malawi<p>Two decades ago, this patch of Malawian forest was almost emptied of wildlife. The last elephants had been poached. The lions had been caught in snare traps. Other species died off as their range was diced by machete-wielding farmers.<p>Now the animals have returned in a …

Wildlife