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10 cocktails every cocktail geek needs to know how to make

Sure, there are some decent bars out there in New York and L.A., but there are also plenty of times you’d rather practice craft cocktail sorcery in …

40 Practical Photography Assignments to Reinspire You

One of the most difficult things in photography is to stay motivated and inspired. I know that I’ve personally hit “photographer’s block” many times …

Portraits of Young Girls Immersed in Famous Paintings

Fine art photographer Calli P. McCaw, who currently divides her time between Manhattan and the Big Island of Hawaii, started out as a street …

Art

Two centuries of nudity in art – in pictures

The naked human form is as controversial as it is unremarkable. From the vulgar to the valorised, from portraiture to pornography, the relationship between art and the body has undergone fundamental shifts alongside the great political, social and economic changes of the past 200 years. Nude: art …

Art

Children’s books roundup: the best new picture books and novels

There is fearsome fare in abundance for young readers this October, from vengeful ghosts to skull-faced saints; as well as piglets, pups and Scrabble for anyone less keen to be scared.<p>Picture-book lovers will delight in <b>We Found a Hat</b> (Walker), the last of Jon Klassen’s loosely grouped trilogy; like …

Books

Hacking my infant twins’ sleep with machine learning and data science

A month ago, I tried A/B testing to see how different “treatments” or input parameters might result in longer sleep for our twins — and of course by …

Machine Learning

These DIY Camera Tricks Will Save You Money And Up Your Game

Setting up a full camera operation can cost a fair chunk of change. A pro DSLR alone can set you back thousands. Buying all the gear needed to take truly pro quality shots sends the final bill into 5-digit territory — and that’s not even getting into the time it takes to hone those skills. Luckily …

Plus-Size Woman Asks 21 Photoshop Editors To Make Her Beautiful

23-year-old Marie Ospina is beauty editor with Bustle, each day she sees unrealistic images of models tweaked and manipulated adorning the glitzy …

Plus Size

"Cloud Bread" Is the Latest Food Trend Exploding on Pinterest

Bread without gluten, carbs, and hardly any sugar? It exists!<p>In a recent trend taking over Pinterest (pins and likes have spiked by 73 percent within the last year, according to She Knows), cloud bread is quickly becoming a favorite among carb-addicts everywhere.<p>Unlike most breads, this one is …

Scientists find evidence of mathematical structures in classic books

James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake has been described as many things, from a masterpiece to unreadable nonsense. But it is also, according to scientists at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Poland, almost indistinguishable in its structure from a purely mathematical multifractal.<p>The academics put more …

Literature

Postmodern Loneliness, in Illustrated Form

These narrative graphics of Idalia Candelas celebrate lone women.<p>Recurring themes of women and loneliness occur in the illustrations of Idalia Candelas. Her drawings are a mix of ink, watercolor, and collage combined with digital illustration. We see loneliness at the door, as the only visitor in …

Oxford Dictionary Manages To Make Innocuous Words Wildly Sexist

They've since apologized for implying that feminists are "rabid."<p>Last Wednesday, anthropologist and Ph.D. student Michael Oman-Reagan noticed something a bit odd about definitions and uses of certain words in the Oxford Dictionary.<p>When Oman-Reagan looked up the term "rabid" on his computer, it …

Creatively Warped Photos Offer New Inception-Like Perspective of Istanbul

Eminn Yeni Mosque<p>Photographer Aydın Büyüktaş‘s surreal images of Istanbul force one to adopt a new outlook on a world where the laws of the universe do not seem to apply. The Turkish artist explores the concepts of dimensionality and perspective with his series, <i>Flatland</i>. Büyüktaş's warped …

What are the 100 best nonfiction books of all time?

Another book list? Yes and no. When we completed our 100 best novels in the English language last August, you did not have to be one of its fiercest critics – there were a few of those – to recognise it was still a job half done. Plainly, the English literary tradition is rich in great works of …

Literature

10 Tips for Organizing Your House

<b>Tackle one task per day and you'll be more organized in no time. Originally Posted on Zillow Porchlight by DorothyTheOrganizer</b><p>Getting your home and space organized at the beginning of the year will help you move through the coming months with less stress, spend some time on your own well-being, …

Photos Mashed Together into Delightfully Imaginative Collages

Creative director Stephen McMennamy merges his original photography to create delightfully quirky mashups called #ComboPhotos. With careful planning and positioning, he splices together snapshots of different scenes and objects, resulting in colorful compositions that play with scale and …

The Strange And Beautiful Fashion Drawings Of Salvador Dali

In 1965, the surrealist master made a series of unconventional fashion sketches.<p>"At the age of six I wanted to be a cook," Spanish painter Salvador Dali recalled in his autobiography. "At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since."<p>Dali wound up being a …

Wise Children by Angela Carter – vibrant, bawdy, life-affirming

Stumbling across a well-thumbed copy of Angela Carter’s 1991 novel, Wise Children, in a secondhand bookshop, I was heartened – and a little saddened – to notice that I was not alone in choosing this title as a book to share. For written inside this particular paperback was the following inscription:<p>…

Books

CES Roundup: Have We Discovered Anything New in 2016?

Let’s try to put CES into perspective. It was probably the largest in history, with over 170,000 attendees. About a third of the attendees were from overseas (thanks for the boost to the domestic economy!). We collectively trawled through 3800 exhibitors and traversed 2.5 million square feet of …

Virtual Reality

Here's How You Develop a Successful Business Idea

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Five British Poets to Watch in 2016

For Americans, there is a certain mystique to British poetry, and vice versa. Thanks to this, and to social media connecting us to each other in the instantaneous "third space" of the internet, interest and awareness of poets on each side of the Atlantic has been steadily growing.<p>Mainstream …

4 Ways to Become a Better Learner

The CEO sitting across from me is explaining how he and the other executives of a telecommunications firm were caught off guard by a new technology that disrupted the firm’s business. “We did not see WhatsApp coming,” he says, shaking his head. He wants to increase his capacity to learn, to spot …

Leadership

Why So Many Artists Are Highly Sensitive People

Psychologists have found that the creative personality contains layers of depth, complexity and contradictions.<p><i>This excerpt is from the new book Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, by psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman and HuffPost Senior Writer Carolyn Gregoire.</i><p>“The …

The 18 Most Appalling International Art World Scandals of 2015

The year in vandalism, animal cruelty, censorship and Marina Abramovic.<p><i>See the original post on artnet News.</i><p>It seems as if there's never a quiet moment in the art world, especially during boom times. There are record-breaking auctions, controversial exhibitions, and even violent episodes by …

The Best Shoe Porn of the Year

So long, 2015. We’re sending out the year with a look back at the little things—specifically, the most knock-out detail shots. The bags, the baubles, the shoes; they’re all here. Check back as we round up our favorite snaps.<p>Pick your poison. Whether it’s pumps, platforms, or loafers, the Fall ’15 …

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The 10 Blockbuster Korean Beauty Trends of 2015

Ever since BB creams became a staple on our vanity it seems the demand for Korean beauty products has skyrocketed. And while products like sheet …

6 ways to clear out space on your smartphone

Smartphone storage is at a real premium unless you're lucky enough to own one with lots of it. (And if you do, your phone likely wasn't cheap.)<p>With …

Apps

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans – bright mischief, quiet melancholy

“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines …” If you know these lines at all you cannot help but know more of them; the rhythm practically defies you not to continue: “lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. In two straight lines they broke their bread and brushed their teeth …

Books

Everything Tesla promises to accomplish by 2020

Among other things, Musk has promised to dramatically increase car production, launch one (or possibly two) completely new cars, and conquer self-driving vehicles.<p>Here's a closer look at what exactly Musk has promised Tesla will accomplish by 2020.