Melissa Qaro

7,311 Flips | 21 Magazines | 430 Likes | 39 Following | 2,428 Followers | @MeliQaro | Spontaneous urban gypsy, engaging Introvert, nostalgic Progressive, Refined Deviant.

Scotland's first design museum is inspired by its famous coastal cliffs

Set to open next month, the V&A Dundee is an undulating modern museum set on the banks of Scotland's longest river that marks the Japanese architect …

Architecture

What planes looked like the year you were born

When you're boarding an airplane, you might not notice the subtle differences between an Airbus and a Boeing.<p>But the truth is airplanes come in many shapes and sizes and they've changed a lot over time. We rounded up the most popular, well-known, or innovative planes the year you were born.

Aviation

Ask a Sex Therapist: What Should I Do if My Partner Is Kinkier Than I Am?

<i>Sex should be fun, but it can also be complicated. Welcome to Sexual Resolution, a biweekly column by sex therapist Vanessa Marin that answers all your most confidential questions to help you achieve the healthy, safe, and joyful sex life that you deserve.</i><p>This week we’re getting started with a …

Relationships

Paris’ new open-air urinals stain the city’s good looks

It’s a victory for men with small bladders. Now, those who need to relieve themselves while out and about in Paris can utilize one of the city’s new …

France

DublDom Prefab Homes Can Be Built in One Day

With five designs ranging from a modern cabin to a five-bedroom dwelling, Russian prefab company Dubldom now accepts pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Moscow architect Ivan Ovchinnikov of BIO Architects founded DublDom, a modular house design-and-build company, to create affordable, prefabricated houses that …

Prefab Homes

We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised | George Monbiot

The thrill of disapproval chimes disastrously with industry propaganda. We delight in blaming the victims<p>When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton beach in 1976, featured in the Guardian a few weeks ago, appeared to show an alien race. Almost …

Will Power

PlanetorPlasticlogo

The plastic pollution problem is in plain sight. It affects us all.<p>Together we can reduce single-use plastics and make a lasting impact.<p>A trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year.<p>Always bring a reusable bag when you shop.<p>Nearly a million plastic beverage bottles are sold every minute.<p>Go …

Mother 'held in Dubai for three days after one glass of wine on flight'

A mother was detained in Dubai for three days with her four-year-old daughter after a drinking a complimentary glass of wine on a flight from London, it is claimed.<p>Swedish dentist Ellie Holman, who lives in Sevenoaks in Kent with her English partner Gary and their three children, was initially …

Human Rights

The scent that’s pricier than gold

Hong Kong was once known as the fragrant harbour – the result of an ancient trade in agarwood.<p>The fragrance of thousands of incense sticks wafted through the narrow shopfront of the Wing Lee Joss Sticks & Sandalwood Company, a traditional family business in the Hong Kong neighbourhood of Yau Ma …

How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but have never heard of

English grammar, beloved by sticklers, is also feared by non-native speakers. Many of its idiosyncrasies can turn into traps even for the most confident users.<p>But some of the most binding rules in English are things that native speakers know but don’t know they know, even though they use them every …

Language

Excessive Exercise Linked to Poor Mental Health in Counterintuitive Study

"If you do a high volume of exercise, you are stressing your body out."<p>If a little bit of something is good, then a lot of it must be <i>great</i>, right? …

Mental Health

Saudi effort to punish Canada seems to have little effect

TORONTO (AP) - When Saudi Arabia ordered its citizens studying in Canada to abruptly leave the country it left institutions like Techno Canada in the …

Saudi Arabia

Here’s What Happens To Your Skin When You Survive Being Struck By Lightning

The odds of getting struck by lightning in any given year are about 1 in 300,000. And although roughly 90% of those struck survive, the electrical …

Medical Journals

This 2-Minute Facial Massage Technique Literally Changed the Shape of My Face

The best facial of my life involved no extractions. There were no lasers, no microdermabrasion machines, and no high-tech tools or showy face masks. …

Skin Care

In this European city, plastic waste collected from the rivers is used to create green, floating parks

Recycled Park is a floating park in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, that is made entirely out of recycled plastic. The plastic waste used to produce its …

These Are The 50 Smartest Cities in the World in 2018

The Center for Globalization and Strategy from Barcelona’s IESE Business School has unveiled its annual list of the world’s smartest cities. In its …

Smart Cities

Before You Buy CBD Oil Online, Ask These Questions

Don’t judge a brand by its chic, well-designed label.<p>Being a vocal advocate for all things weed, I get a steady stream of messages from friends and family members sharing <i>the thing</i> that will deliver us, and our dogs, from stress, pain and anxiety.<p><i>The thing</i> they’re talking about is CBD.<p>For those …

Cannabis

'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. <i>Lies My Teacher Told Me</i>, by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the …

Black History

The 10 most freakishly terrifying switchback roads in the world

Traversing mountain passes can be a harrowing experience, no matter the season. Making your way up a two-lane road packed with tight turns and …

Hiking

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk, New Research Shows

Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 …

Dementia

The most offensive curse word in English has powerful feminist origins

Cursing is a good way to be bad. It’s mostly harmless and signals authenticity to listeners. For the linguistically bold, vulgarity is just one element of a rich vocabulary, a spice for speech. Yet even those of us who curse like sailors shirk the word “cunt.”<p>Breathe deep, because we’re about to …

Linguistics

The 9 most dog-friendly hotel chains

A trip isn’t the same without your loyal pet by your side. Whether you’re going on an extended road trip, a weekend getaway with the family, or even …

Pets

Blue Light Is Causing The Human Eye to Attack Itself

Not good.<p>Excessive exposure to blue light isn't great for our eyes, contributing to a slow loss of vision over the course of a lifetime.<p>Scientists …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

You can teach yourself to read an entire book in a single day

There’s no better superfood for your brain than a book.<p>Reading is the best way to rapidly gain a deep, and broad understanding of a topic or discipline.<p>You can read an entire book every day, but it will cost you. It’s a massive goal and can be unreasonable, but it works for me.<p>I am selective about …

Writing

This Luxe New Airliner Has Glass Floors, Private Bedrooms, a Bar, and Lounge

You could describe modern air travel in a lot of ways, but the words "comfortable" and "laid back" probably wouldn't be the first to come to mind. …

Long Haul

Here’s What To Do If A Border Guard Wants To Search Your Phone

They have more legal access to your phone than you think.<p>Planning on travelling across the Canadian border this long weekend? You should know that a …

Civil Liberties

10 Weird Things You've Always Wanted to Know About Penises

His member is no longer a mystery.<p>We admit it, vaginas are tough to figure out, even for those of us who have one. But penises? As straightforward as …

Weird

People Are Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria at the Beach

This is how scared you should be.<p>Necrotizing fasciitis (or NF, the clinical term for flesh-eating bacteria) is an infection caused by swimming in infected water—and it’s very rare. Like, a few hundred cases a year rare. And yet, I personally know two people who just barely survived the disease. …

New Jersey

Anyone Can Filter Lead Out of Their Water With Fruit and Vegetable Peels

The low-cost organic technique can filter out other heavy metals like Mercury too.<p>This sounds like we’re about to try to sell you some healing …

Biodegradation

'It's ridiculous. It's Picasso': Facebook reviewing anti-nudity policy after blocking Montreal museum ad

Social media giant Facebook is reviewing its nudity policy after the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts complained the site kept blocking its ads for a …

Social Media