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Six Directors Pick Their Favorite Films of the 21st-Century

After our chief film critics named their top 25 movies of the 21st century (so far), we asked some notable filmmakers for their favorite movies since 2000. In phone interviews and emails, they spoke about what touched them as fans or taught them as directors. Here are edited excerpts from their …

Blade Runner 2049

How to give your home an energetic makeover

You know those places that just make you want to <i>linger</i>? The nook in your local coffee shop where you somehow always end up having deep, heartfelt, …

Remembering Ren Hang

Yesterday afternoon a photographer reached out with news that Ren Hang had reportedly committed suicide. I could see tributes beginning to form on Twitter, but, I thought, it can’t be true. But when publisher Pierre Bessard announced “Mon ami Ren Hang left us this morning” on his website and …

The high-fashion fantasies of Erwin Blumenfeld – in pictures

Erwin Blumenfeld went from making dadaist collages to dodging the horrors of the second world war to a glamorous life photographing models in New York

High Fashion

7 Solutions For A Small Home

Great things come in small packages, don’t they? This is especially true of your home. If home is where the heart is, let’s try and make your house a …

Home Decorating

Erotic Line Work Tattoos by Silly Jane

Note: Contains nudity. Silly Jane is a travelling tattoo artist who holds a residency at BSA Tattoo in Aix-en-Provence, France. Inspired by …

Body Art

How To Become 20 Percent Happier Through One Mental Exercise

<i>This post was originally published on Techealthiest.</i><p>Do you REALLY want to know an easy way to find headspace and live a happier life?<p>After helping thousands of New Yorkers achieve success with their therapeutic goals, I've learned a shortcut or two for finding psychological lightness and increasing …

23 Mouthwatering Burgers for National Burger Day

Graduations are coming to an end, you’re breaking out your fun pool floats and everyone is grilling up their signature burgers — that’s right, summer is officially upon us. Every year, May 28 marks National Burger Day, a holiday that most people are pretty happy exists. Coincidentally (or not), it …

8 Things Exceptional Thinkers Do Every Day

Speaker and Maximum Performance Strategist. CEO of Matt Mayberry Enterprises<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everything that we are and everything that we are not is an end result from our current level of thinking. Every great achievement in history came from …

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

Drew Scott

15 Habits to Make Yourself Mentally Strong This Year | Inc.com

In business, there are times when you need to be mentally acute to make tough decisions.<p>In leadership, there are times when you need to be mentally tough to navigate through complex information.<p>In life, there are times when you need to be mentally sharp, to make good decisions fast.<p>In those times …

Self-improvement

RANKED: The 20 best TV shows in 2015, according to critics

More outlets are creating this TV content, from streaming-video companies like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, to cable networks increasingly getting into the scripted-show game, like Bravo, E!, and Spike.<p>Metacritic keeps track of a curated group of critics, assigns each review a number according to how …

TV

More Gorgeous Portraits of Women with Wild Animals by Katerina Plotnikova

Moscow-based photographer Katerina Plotnikova consistently produces gorgeous portraits of young women cradling exotic animals as if they're pets. Since we last shared her images that featured the likes of giraffes, elephants, and elk, she's created more stunning photos. Beautiful figures donning …

Photography

50 Fabulous Shabby Chic Kitchens That Bowl You Over!

Shabby chic is much more than another style on the decorating spectrum. It is a lifestyle choice and a philosophy that encourages you to surround …

Articles about 7 ways design turquoise on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's May 2015 issue.<p>There's definitely something for everyone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this year we spied practical advances in...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a …

Fabrication

this photographer vowed never to retouch her photos after losing a friend to anorexia

Photographer Anastasiya Lazurenko’s project “Pearly Gates” is a haunting tribute to a lost friend and the real, raw experience of being young.<p>"My muses are the gateway to heaven," says Ukrainian photographer Anastasiya Lazurenko, explaining the title of her project "Pearly Gates." She's been …

Facebook for dreams: Scientists are mapping your brain’s social networks

You’ve probably played Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon—a game based on the premise that any actor in Hollywood can be connected back to the prolific <i>Footloose</i> actor within six movies or less. New research suggests that this is true not just of movie stars, but of the people in our dreams.<p>Using an …

The Brain

Photo of five girls eating sushi wins Taylor Wessing portrait prize

In the first picture, the girls are about to start their GCSEs and are surrounded by fast food and fizzy drinks. In the second, they have just graduated from university and have moved on to coffee, salads and sushi.<p>The latter image, Five Girls 2014, was named winner of the 2015 Taylor Wessing …

Photography

11 Living Room Decorating Ideas Every Homeowner Should Know

<b>Lost when it comes to creating a visually cohesive, lived-in space? Learn how to decorate like an interior designer.</b><p>Decorate for Your Lifestyle<p>Interior designer Gillian Segal truly believes that "living in an environment you respond positively to will improve your quality of life." For her, that …

Living Rooms

Why this artist is setting fire to the naked female form

On the heels of her evocative photo series on tumblr, “And Everything Nice”, going viral – a piece that exposes society’s unrealistic expectations on females even in states of affliction, Hannah Altman strikes once again with “How To”. A multi-media installation that further explores the theme of …

Art

Neuroscientist And Former Addict Explains What We Get Wrong About Addiction

He says addiction is "not a disease" -- and recognizing that may be the first step to better treating it.<p>The prevailing view that addiction is a disease, just like depression or diabetes, is wrong, according to a leading neuroscientist.<p>Marc Lewis, the author of <i>Memoirs of an Addicted Brain</i> and <i>The</i> …

Mental Health

Study: Religious Kids Are Jerks

A study published in the journal Current Biology testing the behavior of Christian, Muslim, and atheist children has found that religious kids are …

Religion

How To Overcome Depression Naturally

Millions of Americans suffer from clinical depression each year, many undiagnosed or too embarrassed to take positive action. Yet, most people with …

9 apps star Instagrammers use to make their photos look amazing

Whether you're obsessed with Instagram or just enjoy taking pictures with your phone, chances are you could learn a thing or two about what goes into editing great photos.<p>It's time to learn from the best.<p>Tech Insider talked to six famous Instagrammers about their favorite apps and editing tricks …

15+ Celebrities Who Revealed Their Mental Illnesses To Help Others Find Courage

It's hard to talk about your problems, but sometimes, someone else breaking the ice can help. And despite one in five Americans suffering from a …

10 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders | Inc.com

If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable …

Self-improvement

The Easiest Way To Get A Better, Smarter Brain

Extraordinary abilities -- from memory to supercharged creativity -- may be within reach for all of us, says neuroscientist Berit Brogaard, PhD, coauthor of the new book <i>The Superhuman Mind</i>. We asked her to tell us more.<p><b>Q: You say ordinary people possess talents they haven't even tapped into. Can</b> …

Photographer's Unconventional Self-Portraits Highlight Intriguing Architecture in Urban Spaces

In her <i>Urban Self-Portrait</i> series, Anna di Prospero photographs herself against the backdrop of towering, irregular architectural forms in the middle of sprawling cities. Stretching out on the ground, twisting her body into emotive contortions, or caught in startling states of undress, the Italian …

Artist Creates Mind-blowing Body Paintings That Look Like Women Are Tearing Themselves Apart

Jeampiere Dinamarca Poque is a 29-year-old artist from Santiago de Chile who puts his artistic skills to seriously creepy but cool use creating …

31 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Vitamins

Dietitians Emily Haller and Keri Gans on the dead giveaways that you need to step up your nutrient intake.<p>Back in 2004, nutritionists everywhere were screaming at movie theater screens, threatening to boycott <i>Mean Girls</i> when Regina George "innocently" (you never know with Queen Plastic) asked how …