Nika Popovic

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PSA: Plastic food containers with these *three* recycling codes aren’t safe for your health

If your food-container collection still consists of plastics instead of glass, frequently recycling and replacing ’em is a <i>must</i> to protect yourself …

Sustainability

Hear Stanley Kubrick Explain the 2001: A Space Odyssey Ending In a Rare, Unearthed Video

The director famously refused to give his interpretation of the sci-fi masterpiece.<p>When it was originally released in 1968, audiences didn't really know what the hell to think of <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>. In fact, 250 critics walked out of the New York premiere, literally asking aloud, "What is this …

What Steve Jobs, Venus Williams, and the Dalai Lama Have to Say About Focus (Hint: It's Really Important)

Is your mind wandering off again? This will inspire you to find your focus again and get going.<p>Anytime is a good time to spring into action. But making the decision to get work done, start that project, or pursue that dream is only half the battle. You will need a deep reserve of commitment and …

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

The Wild Pizzas of Southern Italy Have to Be Seen to Be Believed

A restaurant critic and two chefs go on a pie-in-the-sky adventure to find exactly how far you can stretch the idea of pizza.<p>When do dough, tomato …

Italy

Research Shows This 1 Mindset Is Why Some People Are 10X Happier (and, Wealthier) Than Others

Could zero-sum thinking be the reason you've got less than others? Definitely. Here's why.<p>Imagine you're in a classroom. The teacher announces an upcoming test will determine 100 percent of your grade and is going to be graded on a curve. That means, the worse other's do compared to you, the better …

50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life

Get inspired by these wise words and make the very best out of your life, each and every day.<p>Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better …

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was "Discipline Equals …

Inflammation

The Smiths: All 73 Songs, Ranked

73<p>“Accept Yourself” (1983)<p>In their all-too-brief existence, the Smiths blazed through dozens upon dozens of brilliant tunes. “Accept Yourself” is not …

Rain or shine: what to wear in August – in pictures

Shorts, sliders, sunglasses and, of course, an anorak: how to keep cool – and stay dry – this season

7 ways to not feel so overwhelmed all the time

Feeling overwhelmed? Are you constantly running from thing to thing but never getting it all done?<p>When researchers survey people, they say they’re …

20 star bags for Spring

FASHION STREET STYLE & STREET FASHION<p><b>See all the star bags spotted by Sandra Semburg on the streets of New York, London, Milan and Paris during</b> …

11 Savory Pies You Can Make in an Hour or Less

Raise your hand if you love pie. Us, too. So why shouldn’t you eat it for dinner? Here, 11 savory pies, tarts and galettes that come together in …

Pie

Unusual Banality

This project is about showing the unusual among the usual. - I explore the chance moments of everyday life, with a focus on pedestrians. For me, streets and public spaces are inexhaustible sources of inspiration. I always have a camera with me and take pictures almost every day, anywhere, at any …

Mental Models: Getting the World to Do the Work for You

The trend I see today in organizations concerns me. People are working harder and harder to clean up otherwise avoidable messes they created by …

Management

The most stylish outdoor furniture

A chesterfield sofa, a Saarinen tulip table, a Patricia Urquiola designed chair... a wish list of desirables for the stylish contemporary living room you might think. But actually, let's take this outside because these statement pieces are now available in all-weather forms, thanks to new …

“Lacroix, Sweetie, Lacroix.” As the Ab Fab Flick Opens, a Look Back at the Work of Edina’s All-Time Favorite Designer

Three shirts, four pairs of trousers: meet Japan's 'hardcore' minimalists

Fumio Sasaki gave away the majority of his possessions and now lives with just the bare essentials<p>Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meagre scattering of various other …

Japan

Casa Brutale is Getting Built, and Here’s Why (Hint: The Internet)

When ArchDaily published “Live on the Edge with OPA’s Casa Brutale” in July of last year, we expected it to be popular on our site, but few …

The 22 best product designs of the year

From earbuds that can turn down ambient noise to a table that can regulate temperature, we rounded up some of the most outstanding products of the past year.<p>Keep reading to see the 22 game-changing designs.

Athens

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

There are other books in the sea.<p>George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier …

Books

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Leonardo DiCaprio

What does it take to win an Oscar? For Leonardo DiCaprio, it may just be sleeping in an animal carcass. His latest turn in the grizzly hellscape that is Alejandro González Iñárritu’s <i>The Revenant</i> may have, according to prognosticators near and far, finally broken DiCaprio’s Oscar curse. “I can name …

13 Extravagant Bottles of Liquor for the Connoisseur on Your List

When just any old bottle will not do, turn to Justin Lorenz, wine and beverage director for the Lotte New York Palace Hotel. Lorenz pours some of the world’s most prized bottles from the rarified cellar (think pre-Prohibition-bottled spirits and first-growth wines from the 19th century) at the …

Hate Holiday Dresses? How to Dress Up Your Jeans for Party Season

There’s nothing wrong with opting for a polished denim look over a flashy holiday dress (if the dress code permits, of course). But how, exactly, do …

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

A 15-minute online quiz can give you a scientifically accurate assessment of your personality

But there are indeed differences between people that can be tested.<p>One of the most common, preferred ways psychologists use to measure personality is what's called the "Big Five": extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience.<p>(Want to skip to the quiz? …

Psychology

10 Ways to Relax After the Holidays

One down, many more to go. Use your little free time wisely and pamper yourself with these 10 de-stressing beauty products. You deserve it, after all.

Beauty