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The skills you should learn if you want to be happy, according to research

"All of the work that we and other colleagues [have done] leads us to this inevitable conclusion ...well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello," Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin and author of "The Emotional Life …


8 Dusting Tricks That Will Make Your Home Sparkle

Grime, we are so done with you.<p>Dusting hard-to-reach places can be a pain. Learn the best way to dust your car, ceiling fans, filters and more.


Dedicated Adventurer Photographs the World From Extreme Vantage Points

Jimmy Chin is both an extreme adventurer and an extremely talented photographer. Combining his passions enables him to capture some absolutely stunning shots from angles most of us would never even dream of. A professional climber, mountaineer, and skier, Chin also works for National Geographic, …

This New Office Will Have Hundreds Of Spaces For Bikes–But None For Gas Cars

Sorry, car commuters. You’ll have to find parking on the street.<p>When a new high-rise is built in downtown Oslo, Norway, one of the first things visitors will notice is the bikes: A massive ramp leads cyclists directly into the building, and the plate-glass windows in the lobby show off bike …

12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

We asked some of our favorite chefs for twelve essential techniques, plus advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning,</i> …


The Math Behind Beethoven’s Music

Almost all the biggest math enthusiasts I've known have also loved classical music, especially the work of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Of course, as …


Star Wars: Daisy Ridley's Force Awakens audition blew J.J. Abrams' mind

J.J. Abrams knew the Force was strong with Daisy Ridley as soon as he saw her in action.<p>In a new behind-the-scenes video for <i>Star Wars: The Force</i> …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Artist Fuses Vintage Photographs with Present-Day Paris to Make History Come Alive

These historical composites layered over modern day scenes showcase the timeless postcard perfection and rich narratives that flow through the streets of Paris. By combining past and present portraits of the famous French capital, art director Julien Knez showcases just how many changes the City of …

16 Creative Alternatives To The Boring Old Wedding Guest Book

Write on!<p>The wedding guest book is a keepsake you'll hold on to for years and years to come.<p>That's why we say you should ditch the standard pen and paper in favor of something with a bit more pizazz. Below, we've rounded up 16 out-of-the-box ideas that will always make you look back on your day …

Bored Panda Helped Me Quit My Day Job To Make Fantasy Book Covers For A Living

Hello! My name is Aniko! All of my life I knew that one day I am going to be a successful artist, but many life circumstances tried to push me off …


15 Real Life Home Decor Ideas That Cost Next to Nothing

Decorating your home can get rather expensive but if you just want to implement another decor idea, you don’t have to go on a splurge. It doesn’t …

Artist Creates Stunning Wildlife Drawings to Raise Awareness for the Creatures He Loves

Self-taught artist Richard Symonds has spent the past few decades fine-tuning his technique so he can realistically portray the wildlife he adores. The artist often paints and draws these animals in an effort to raise funds to help support them, and has worked with notable companies such as BBC, …

Digital Art

Which Old-School Home Decor Trends Are Due for a Comeback?

Conversation pits? Breakfast nooks? Let us know!<p>After months of debating current home design trends that we think might benefit from taking a backseat—reclaimed wood, exposed brick, farmhouse sinks, decorative books, you name it!—it's time to do something more fun and more conducive to warm …

Interior Design

14 Beautiful Pantries That Will Give You New Organization Goals

It's so satisfying to have a place for everything (and everything in its place).<p>Whether you're looking for inspiration for a DIY pantry makeover, or just enjoy look at exquisitely organized spaces, these inspired designs are worth lusting over.

Small Spaces

20 weird psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

Love is mysterious, but it's probably not destiny.<p>According to the research, your hormones, interests, and upbringing all help determine who you fall for — and who falls for you.<p>Since your partner plays a significant role in your long-term health, happiness, and even your career prospects, we've …


Olivia Culpo Wears the Five Best Makeup Trends for Spring

The former Miss Universe talks beauty and boys while modeling the season's prettiest lips and eyes.<p>Let's be clear: Olivia Culpo's claim to fame may be her pageant queen résumé, but she was no toddler in a tiara. She grew up in a large Italian family, studied the cello and was a student at Boston …


This Palm Springs Ranch Is Stuck in a Time Warp

And definitely isn't afraid of a little color.<p>Back when this Palm Springs abode was built and decorated in 1969, we think it's safe to say the home was a pretty happening place to hang — after all, it boasts a wood-paneled family room, intense monochromatic rooms, and velvet galore. Today, a …

Palm Springs

10 Fashion Icons and the Trends They Made Famous

While the fashion industry continues to introduce us to new styles every season, the industry would not be where it is today without the help of influential fashion icons. Nowadays, celebrities are able to take pictures of their outfit and share it with friends, family, and fans on social media. …

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

23 Borderline Genius Ideas To Make Your Home More Organized

In this fast pace of life, you need some clever ideas to make your life much easier and make your home more organized. Learn some simple genius ideas …


10 Brilliant Home Decor DIY Ideas for $10 or Less

Decorating your home with stylish accessories can be quite costly and you can still feel the lack of originality. Crafting cute little decor items, …


25 Rooms Transformed Beyond Belief

Interior Design

Templer Interiors

This bright and beautiful Auckland, New Zealand kitchen was designed by Susan Templer, owner and principal of Templer Interiors. Isn't it absolute …

New Zealand

A town in Romania has the most cheerful cemetery on the planet

The Romanian town of Săpânța has the happiest cemetery on the planet.<p>At the "Merry Cemetery," the tombstones are made of hand-painted wood instead of grey rock. They're also carved with personalized stories and whimsical cartoons. Full-time travelers Armando Costantino and Melony Candea visited the …


14 DIY Makeovers That Prove Spray Paint Is Magical


The best solo trips you can take in 2016

Now more than ever, solo travel is gaining popularity, as the travel industry has seen a steady increase in single travelers in recent years. According to a study by Visa, one in five travelers set out on their most recent vacation alone.<p>Not only do these types of trips enable travelers to meet new …

European Travel

10 unique hotels to stay at before you die

From ice manors in Sweden to al fresco wooden lodges in Botswana to hanging pods in Peru, some hotels can make your trip unforgettable.<p>Here are the ones you need to visit during your lifetime.