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Morikami Museum traces trials and taboos of Japanese tattoos

Kip Fulbeck has been hassled in hotels, criticized in gyms and mocked in bathhouses for showing too much of his body, a tattooed canvas for …

Japan

Best Books About Manhood and Masculinity | The Art of Manliness

In every time period, and all across the world, men have been very interested in the question of what it means to be a man. Some of their answers …

20 Muscle-Building Bar Exercises that are Insanely Effective

They don't call it a jungle gym for nothing. Jon Hinds, owner of the Monkey Bar Gym, says monkey bars are one of the most effective and versatile …

5 Easy Exercises to Remedy "Tech Neck"

Reverse the damage your desk job (and smartphone!) do to your spine.<p>If you spend hours hunching over a computer or staring down at a smartphone, you've likely been plagued with the pain known as "tech neck." The condition is caused by repeatedly craning your head down and forward to look at a …

Which of These 4 Types of Couples Describes You and Your Partner?

The category you fall into says a lot about how long your relationship will actually last.<p>Researchers have identified four distinct dating styles that couples use—and where you fall on the spectrum may help predict whether your relationship will last.<p>The study, which was published in the Journal of …

This 30-Day Challenge Will Change The Way Your Body Moves

You’ve probably had those cold winter mornings when you awaken feeling stiff, and creakily stumble out of bed. Or those marathon desk sessions when …

12 Reminders A Married Man Wants You to Know and Remember

Being married changes people. Some couples become closer and happier. Some become distant.<p>You learn to truly co-exist with someone every day, despite …

Self-help

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Solar Panel

And let the device recharge itself<p>Instead of searching for an outlet to keep your phone alive, what if all you needed was some sunshine? An MIT startup has created a transparent coating that transforms surfaces into solar panels.<p>The Trick<p>Typically solar panels soak up photons from the sun’s rays …

Clean Energy

Hard Lessons I Learned From Repeatedly Faking Marriage

In which I pretend to tie the knot. Over and over again.<p>The Last Marriage Begins<p>The first time I referred to my most recent Significant Other as "wife," the lawn crew at our apartment complex had just destroyed her newly sprouted herbs—"my babies," she called them—with their indiscriminate, …

These drawings reveal a hard truth about important relationships in our lives

In a post last year, we laid out the human lifespan visually. By years:<p>By months:<p>And by weeks:<p>While working on that post, I also made a days chart, but it seemed a bit much, so I left it out. But whatever:<p>The days chart blows my mind as much as the weeks chart. Each of those dots is only a single …

Boston Red Sox

Designer babies, climate floods, and AI running your life: what the world could look like in 2030

Fifteen years ago the CIA tried to predict life in 2015. Now, we imagine what will amaze and terrify us all fifteen years from now<p>Prediction is hard, they say, especially about the future.<p>Even the CIA didn't quite get everything right when they tried to predict what life would look like in …

Aerospace

36 Pictures To See Which Muscle You're Stretching

Whether you’re a chronic sitter, a daily exerciser, or a weekend warrior, you probably know stretching is a critical habit. By sending blood flow to …

Yoga

Nine in 10 cancers caused by lifestyle

Environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution account for nine in 10 cancers, new study shows<p>Up to nine in 10 cancers are caused by environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution, a new scientific study has …

Cancer

The Workout That'll Make You Feel Like a Gym Class Hero

Unleash your competitive side and work up a sweat with this fun routine.<p>So maybe it's not Thursday quite yet, but that doesn’t mean we can't throw it back to your P.E. class days with a fun sweat session guaranteed to be good time.<p>This workout—brought to you by the trainers at New York City-based …

Improving Your Posture | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This week we’re publishing excerpts from FM 21-20, an Army field manual from 1946 that includes the physical training program used by</i> …

Here's what happened when I started doing 40-minute meditation sessions every morning

Stressors include travel, family, and the early onset of all that year-end noise. Daily exercise can help you feel better, but a recent injury has limited what I can do.<p>So about one week ago, I started meditating before work each day. Friends from my yoga community had been encouraging me in this …

Meditation

How political correctness rules in America’s student 'safe spaces’

A student backlash against hearing words and ideas that oppose their own, citing emotional "trauma", is changing the culture of the American campus writes Ruth Sherlock, US Editor from Harvard University<p>As the law professor prepared for her class on sexual assault, she opened her emails to find a …

Education

Does Eleven Plus One Equal Sixty?

<b>AFRICOM’s New Math, the U.S. Base Bonanza, and “Scarier” Times Ahead in Africa</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>In the shadows of what was once called the “dark continent," a scramble has come and gone. If you heard nothing about it, that was by design. But look hard enough and -- north to south, …

Artist Paints Ephemeral Portraits on Vintage Paper Using Coffee as a Medium

Michael Aaron Williams is globally recognized for his statement street art that aims to provoke dialogue and stimulate social commentary. However, the Tennessee native has also become renowned for his detailed coffee paintings that capture the ephemeral nature of his subjects. Intimate and fragile, …

Art

The Mindless Logic of Republican Foreign Policy

A country’s strength isn’t measured by how many bombs it drops, or how many armies it funds.<p>Here’s a sampling of what the Republican presidential candidates said about Syria and Iraq at Tuesday night’s debate. Ben Carson declared that Russian President Vladimir Putin “is trying to really spread his …

Political Science

Rene Girard (1923-2015) in Contemporary Philosophy

This weekend, French philosopher Rene Girard died at his home in Stanford, CA, at the age of 91. Girard has been one of the most seminal thinkers on war and peace, religion, culture, and sociological study in the last century and though his best works were, of course, many years behind him at the …

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

Self-help

Articles about 5 futuristic homes europe on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small and cozy, these gorgeously furnished mobile homes will convince you to downsize and hit the road in minutes.<p>The industrial material of choice is making its rounds in the residential realm.<p>The blissful outdoor areas of these homes from the Dwell community are a breath of fresh air.<p>Who doesn't …

Design

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

Abandoned Buildings

21 Times Tumblr Users Perfectly Summed Up Your Relationship Goals

"Ah, yes, my ultimate fetish... a healthy, stable relationship."

Nature-Inspired Tattoos Combine Vintage-Style Etchings of Fauna and Flora

Pony Reinhardt‘s naturalistic monochromatic tattoo pieces reflect deep artistic flair and amazing talent. Her intrinsic tattoos are rich in detail and visual texture, and often feature elements of the natural world with a modern twist. She tattoos using vegan ink with plant-based glycerin, and is …

Amazing

The 4-Stretch Test To Tell If You're Dangerously Inflexible

Plus, how to limber up and lower your risk of injury.<p>These four stretches are exactly what Walter Norton, Jr., director of training at the Institute of Performance & Fitness in North Reading, MA, uses to gauge every new client's flexibility—whether they're a pro athlete, a celebrity or an average …

Why We Kiss (and How to Do It Right)

<i>Welcome back to The Attraction Doctor</i><p>Source: Pressmaster/Shutterstock<p>In dating and relationships, your lips can be put to persuasive use beyond …

Body Language