Michelle Papavarnavas

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‘Be kind to one another’: The importance of sibling relationships

My teenage son and I left the house to walk the dog just as my phone started buzzing. “It’s Aunt Bren — I’ll call her back later,” I said, letting it go to voicemail. My son wondered how long it had been since I last spoke with my younger sister, and encouraged me to return her call that …

Parenting

Paralyzed Cat Drags Herself To The Spot She Left Her Kittens After Neighbor Tried To Kill Her

This mom cat recently suffered the most brutal attack after she accidentally wandered into the wrong yard in Australia. The man who lived on the …

How to Choose the Perfect Color — The Feng Shui Way

The meanings of the hues in this ancient practice are fascinating.<p>Choosing a room color is never an easy decision. Do the hues make you happy? Do they work with the size of the room? Do they flatter you? So, yes, you might balk at Feng Shui as yet another consideration in the paint aisle.<p>But when …

21 Simple Health Hacks You Can Use Every Day

Need to wake up? Just sniff an orange.

An Artist Buried an Army of 'Terracotta Daughters' in China

A French artist protested China's one child policy with an army of terracotta girls. Now she's burying them until 2030.<p>In the midst of China's tranformative move to end the one child policy, French artist Prune Nourry has put an end to her three-year-long project fighting for the country's women's …

Art

4 Ways to Burn More Fat

It’ll be gone before you know it!<p><i>This article was written by Lizzie Fuhr and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Boosting your metabolism and torching fat doesn't have to be a struggle. We tapped nutrition and fitness experts for their top straightforward tips to help you see real …

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4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Nothing short of surgery or gaining body fat can actually increase the size of your breasts. As for making them <i>look</i> bigger, well, that's why the chunk of change we spend on bras each year is larger than the GDP of Iceland.<p>Push-ups and padding aren't your only options, though. "Developing the …

Here’s Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hilarious Attempt To Walk Like Beyonce

Benedict Cumberbatch is always some form of delightful when he stops by a talk show, especially <i>Graham Norton.</i> He practically gets poked and prodded about every detail of his existence and always remains a good sport about it.<p>The highlight this time around is Cumberbatch’s attempt to walk like …

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Give His Best Jar Jar Binks Impersonation

Why can't the actor pronounce the word "penguin"?<p>If Jar Jar Binks were here, he might have this to say about <b>Benedict</b><b>Cumberbatch</b>'s impression of him: …

Recycled Art by Jane Perkins • Recyclart

UK-based artist Jane Perkins obtains her inspiration in found objects. She is a ‘re-maker’, taking inspiration from found objects and …

Tenacious Dog Retrieves Small Log From River In an Oversized Game of Fetch

An incredibly tenacious black dog successfully retrieves a small log that his human had thrown into the water during an oversized game of fetch.

888,246 Poppies Pour Like Blood From The Tower Of London To Remember The Fallen Soldiers Of WWI

This summer, the Tower Of London will be surrounded by a sea of crimson. This installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, …

Jonathan The Tortoise Photographed In 1902 And Today

Although he may be not as fast as he used to be, 182-year-old Jonathan the giant tortoise is still going strong. He just might be the oldest living …

5,000 Melting Ice Sculptures Remember The Victims Of WWI

Last week, we described a heart-wrenching memorial installation commemorating some of the lost soldiers of WWI, but now, one artist has created an …

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Artist With Alzheimer’s Drew Self Portraits For 5 Years Until He Could Barely Remember His Own Face

In 1995, U.K.-based artist William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This is a difficult diagnosis and disease for anyone, but …

4-Story Street Art Mural Of A Dog Diving Underwater Unveiled In Belgium

Belgium-based street artist Bart Smeets (a.k.a. Smates) has created a beautiful and realistic mural depicting a larger-than-life diving dog that …

A beautiful Icelandic sunset at Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Photo by @magnumji http://instagram.com/p/scYUiAIMWW/

Jaw-Dropping Splattered Ink Animal Portraits by Hua Tunan

Chinese artist Hua Tunan (featured previously) is back with more incredible splattered ink portraits. Born in 1991 in Foshan, Guangdong, China, Tunan …

Dog Refuses to Leave Deceased Teenage Master's Gravesite for Weeks

Neatorama has previously featured amazing stories of dogs' loyalty after their masters' deaths, as there have been other famous tales of such canine …

5 Foods That Contain Omega-3's That AREN'T Fish

Salmon rolls are just the beginning...<p>The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are well-documented: Two types—docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)—may help prevent coronary disease, Alzheimer's disease, and depression. And higher blood levels of omega-3's has been associated with …

8 Beauty Myths That Are Actually True

Get your facts straight to get even more gorgeous.<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from Daily Makeover</i>.<p>We’re quick to write off most beauty myths as total fabrications—like that one about toothpaste causing chemical burns. But lo and behold, some of the craziest beauty-related "urban …

6 Things You Can Do on Friday to Prevent Weekend Weight Gain

How to have a blast but still fit into your work clothes Monday morning.<p>Ever notice that your jeans feel a little tighter after the weekend? It's not your imagination; weight gain from Friday through Sunday is a real thing. A recent study from Cornell University found that most of us pack on a …

Run Faster, Get Firmer: The 15-Minute Runner Workout

It's summer: great time to say buh-bye to the gym and take your workouts outside But that doesn't mean you have to ditch your strength training and just focus on cardio, says Jordan Metzl, M.D., author of <i>The Exercise Cure</i>. It's important to continue with your resistance training: "It helps keep …

5 Cardio Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Get the facts to make the most of your fitness journey.<p>At the end of a rough day, the rhythmic swooshing of the elliptical, whir of a bike, or patter of feet on the belt of a treadmill might sound like music to your ears—for stress relief, cardio is tops. It's also, of course, awesome for your …