Nicole McPhee

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Nature Sculptures Exist Between Natural and Man-Made Beauty

Martin Hill and Philippa Jones make the kind of work you can't see in a gallery.<p>The above photograph is one of a kind. Even if you stand in the exact same spot, under the exact same weather conditions, it will be impossible to recreate. That's because it is the product of a 23-year-long …

21 Simple Health Hacks You Can Use Every Day

Need to wake up? Just sniff an orange.

Hacking

Boost your brain power with a single dose of coconut oil

It’s no secret that coconut oil is extremely beneficial to your body. Topically, it treats dry skin, repairs hair and nails and can soothe skin …

Stunning Shots of the Most Gorgeous Sculpture at Burning Man

One of the most eye-catching artworks at this year's Burning Man festival was a 55-feet tall sculpture of a woman in a beautifully elegant pose. <i>Truth is Beaut</i>y is the second of three sculptures in a series called The Bliss Project by artist Marco Cochrane. Constructed of welded steel rods and balls …

Make a Simple DIY Lightbox for $25 Using an IKEA Box and LED Lights

Slovakian food recipe site Varme published this simple 1-minute video tutorial on how you can use $25 in IKEA products to create a DIY lightbox for …

Lightbox

13 Throw Pillows to Instantly Update Your Decor for Fall

With the changing seasons, it makes sense to switch up your clothes, your makeup routines and even your diet, so it’s only natural that you’d want to do the same with your decor. Small changes like switching out the prints in your frames, a new rug or fresh throw pillows on the couch are easy ways …

Living Rooms

These Eerie Etchings Reflect the Surreal Nature of Childhood

Jaco Putker's artworks are illustrations to fairy tales that don't exist.<p>A girl with a lizard tail jumps into a field of giant raspberries. A toddler holds onto a bunch of string attached to a floating hippo. A child swings from the tentacles of a huge jellyfish.<p>These visions play out like scenes …

Fake it ’til you become it: The science of self-perception

In the 1960s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman was trying to understand the relationship between fear and learning when he stumbled upon an unexpected phenomenon.<p>In the experiment, Seligman gave a group of dogs an electric shock they couldn’t escape. Eventually, they learned to stop trying to …

3 Simple Habits to Boost Your Happiness

But let's face it. No one feels fantastic all the time. We feel a wide range of emotions -- as we should. Happiness is not about trying to feel joyful all the time; denying negative emotion. So here are three surprisingly easy research-backed habits that can add more happiness to your life right …

Diets

New clue about chemo-resistance in tumors could improve cancer treatments

Scientists have discovered a molecular mechanism that allows tumors to develop resistance to chemotherapy. The molecular mechanism acts as a backup …

Cancer Cells

Learning about learning, thinking about thinking.

Before starting a master program in interaction design, I studied Cognitive Science and Human Computer Interaction. Considering that knowledge is …

11 Need-to-Know Tips for Designing a Gallery Wall

Putting together a gallery wall can seem like a daunting task. But there’s a reason why this trend is here to stay — it’s the perfect way to transform a drab blank wall into a thing of beauty. No, seriously.<p>After you’ve gathered up your favorite diy wall art and artwork (look for a range of print …

Home Decorating

If You Want to Create Loyalty, Do More For Your Customers

Yesterday Hyatt’s <b>Jeff Zidell</b> tweeted an article from <i>Harvard Business Review</i> highlighting, “[c]ultivate gratitude and loyalty will naturally …

Customer Experience

The Decor Detail You’ll Want to Steal from This Celebrity Wedding

After you and your partner change your relationship status from dating to engaged, there is a lot of planning to be had (after you can stop staring at your new bling, of course). When you actually start to plan your wedding one of the first big to-dos to check off your list is usually finding a …

Weddings

What Is Kundalini Yoga?

In 1968 a Pakistani-born economics major named Harbhajan Singh Puri boarded a plane with a one-way ticket from Punjab, India to Toronto, Canada. …

Video Explainer: The Math Inside the Shape of DNA

Everyone knows what the iconic right-handed helix of DNA looks like, with its inter-linking string of molecules forming a pleasing, gentle twist. But …

UC Davis

49+ Insanely Smart Reclaimed Wood Furniture and Decor Projects For a Green Trendy Home

#26 Industrial wood lounge chair and ottoman<p>It might not be everyone`s cup of tea but the lounge chair wears a beautiful rustic industrial design …

This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

23 Simple Design Tips That Will Make Your Home Less Stressful

Please check all stress and angst at the front door.

Home Decorating

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Insta of the Week: The Sickest Photos from Frieze London

From 3D nudes and rainbows to a surreal 'Wheel of Fortune,' there's a lot worth seeing at London's 2015 Frieze Art Fair.<p>This week Frieze Art Fair hit the streets of London, hard, offering a cornucopeia of sculptures ranging from hyperreal to abstract, kinetic installations, optical illusions, and …

30 Cheap and Easy Home Decor Hacks Are Borderline Genius

DIY home décor is always popular here. The simple and easy decorating projects will not cost you a lot, but a little creativity can make your home …

How to Improve Your Relationships With Mindfulness

We all want to have better relationships with people, but many of us are unsure of how to accomplish this. These four simple practices can improve your relationships significantly.<p>"Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay." -- Dalai Lama<p>Do you have trouble …

Meditation

Every Day, The Moving Figures in This Sculpture Kiss and Pass Each Other

(Photo: olyagrebelnaya)<p>The 1937 Azerbaijani novel <i>Ali and Nino</i> tells the story of a Muslim man and a Christian woman in the city of Baku who fall in …

The House That Calculus Built

The Integral House, a millionaire mathematician’s 18,000 square foot love letter to calculus, is a modern design masterpiece.<p>Calculus made James Stewart a millionaire. Starting in the late 1970s, when the Canadian-born mathematician published his first calculus textbook, Stewart wrote over 30 …

Forty Years Too Late, an Artist’s Market Takes Off

In the late 1960s, the American artist Sam Gilliam started to make “drape paintings,” wherein he would cover canvases with paint and hang them from …

8 Better Ways to Display Art in Every Room of Your Home

It's time to create an Instagram-perfect wall.<p>In her new book <i>Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating</i>, designer Lauren Liess shares her favorite, not-always-conventional ideas for livening up any space with art.

Habitats

These Underwater Sculptures Are Beautiful But Eerie AF

Let the enormity of the situation really ~sink~ in.

Sculpture

Why Species Can't Interbreed With Each Other, Except When They Can

Most people learn that a species is a group of living things that can interbreed. If two organisms don’t normally mate, or have sterile offspring if …

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