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DIY masks and scrubs that’ll make your skin glow this party season

Face masks have seen revival in recent years, but the best ones can be whipped up at home. The obsession with creating my own recipes for scrubs and …

Artist Makes Optical Illusion Vases That Create Secret Images When Put Together (7 Pics)

There’s more than meets the eye about Greg Payce’s vases, because the true beauty of his work lies not in the ceramic itself but in the empty spaces …

Optical Illusions

Trend spotting: How to get the 'farmhouse modern' look

In 2014, Manhattan Beach architect David Watson started getting requests to design and remodel homes in what clients were referring to as "farmhouse modern." It marked a shift from the more typical requests of his South Bay clients to create beach-friendly Hamptons-inspired houses. Two years later, …

Gardening 101: Roses

Rose, <i>Rosa</i>: “Poets’ Muse”<p>Gertrude Stein once wrote in a poem, “A rose is just a rose is just a rose.” But as much as I hate to quarrel with Ms. Stein, …

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DIY: An Architect-Inspired Thanksgiving Table from Designer David Stark

This Thanksgiving, NYC event designer David Stark and team are seeing squares everywhere—in homewares (and clothing)—which inspired them to create a …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

The Painful Truth About Starting a Business

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

Invest In Getting More Personal Energy: Easy Habits For The New Year

Few people realize how much you can impact and boost your personal energy levels by consciously investing in them. Investing in energy has a higher impact than focusing on managing your time, because unlike time, energy is a source we can enlarge. This can enable you to meet the demands of work, …

Immune System

It's Not Easy Teaching Special Ed

It's getting harder and harder to find quality special education teachers, which is why 49 out of 50 states report shortages.<p>Why? It's a tough sell.<p>Even if you're up for the low pay and noisy classrooms, special education adds another challenge: crushing paperwork.<p>This is something I understand …

Teaching

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA. He created the image below that shows the observable …

You Don’t Need to Boil Your Pasta, Just the Water

There are more efficient ways to cook pasta besides dropping it into a big pot of boiling, salted water. For example, next time pasta’s on the menu, …

P.K. Subban designed Winter Classic skates, looked retro awesome (Video)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – He stepped off the bus looking like he was headed to a jazz show at a speakeasy. Dapper, tailored, with two bold fur lapels on …

Ice Hockey

The Surprising Benefit Of Going Through Hard Times

Psychologists studying post-traumatic growth find that many people come to thrive in the aftermath of adversity.<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>One of …

I went to a Counter-Strike tournament to watch people who are great at video games win $20,000

Later this month, DreamHack Open will be premiering its 5th year of the circuit at DreamHack Leipzig, Germany from January 22 to January 24.<p>Want to know what goes on in these events?<p>Well only a few months ago, I went to the DreamHack Open London digital festival — and I got to watch people who are …

5 Productivity Tools To Keep You and Your Business on Track in 2016

When you’re running a business, time is your most valuable resource. Each day, entrepreneurs are inundated with endless emails, phone calls and …

No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best tools for the digital-savvy traveller<p><b>’</b><b>Appy days: Tell us your favourite travel app in the comments below</b><p>For a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a …

Apps

13 Signs Of A Toxic Parent That Many People Don't Realize

There are 13 signs of a toxic parent that most people don't realize, and these parents can hurt their children in numerous ways.

The Power of Stories in Personality Psychology

<i>God made man because He loves stories. ~ Elie Wiesel</i><p>I’ve always loved this quote in part because I’m a sucker for stories. (As a writer I guess …

Psychology

Robot helpers are on the rise

You may not have unwrapped a robot on Christmas, but your new year will be filled with artificial intelligence.<p>Facebook, Google, Microsoft and other technology companies, large and small, are making rapid advancements with virtual personal assistants that can solve problems and even complete …

Meet The Woman Entrepreneur Making Low-Cost Electric Vehicles Backed By Ratan Tata And Infosys' Co-Founder

While Tesla and Apple are working on electric car technologies, a woman entrepreneur from the southern Indian city of Coimbatore is going after a completely different segment – electric cycles, scooters and load carriers.<p>Hemalatha Annamalai, 47, makes low-cost electric vehicles out of her plant in …

Electric Vehicles

How many moons does Mercury have?

Virtually every planet in the solar system has moons. Earth has the moon, Mars has Phobos and Deimos, and Jupiter and Saturn have 67 and 62 …

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Six free ways to make yourself smarter in 2016 | The Star

<b>1. The Science of Happiness</b><p><b>Offered by:</b> University of California, Berkeley<p><b>What</b>: The course provides a “basic overview of what researchers from …

Princeton University

Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo<p>Peer-to-peer lending could help your savings – but there are risks too.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/0b7e41988f64d1d128ef4a95a129a56826218ab5/0_96_5142_3087/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Ashley Cooper/Alamy<p>Rates on future solar and wind projects, even without government …

Finance

Microsoft let a bunch of top sci-fi authors into its research labs — and the results are amazing

I know. I was skeptical, too. It came out in early November, but now that I've actually had a chance to read "Future Visions," it's actually super great!<p>Featuring stories from Elizabeth Bear, Greg Bear, David Brin, Nancy Kress, Ann Leckie, Jack McDevitt, Seanan McGuire, Robert J. Sawyer — all big …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

Germany just fired up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

The machine is called the Wendelstein 7-X, or W7-X for short. It's a type of nuclear-fusion machine called a stellarator and is the largest, most sophisticated of its kind.<p>Nuclear fusion could prove to be a clean, inexhaustible energy source. But humans are still a ways from successfully building a …

7 Reasons Being Likable Will Ensure Success (They're Not What You Think)

It ain't looks. It ain't education. It's not even superior knowledge or talent. Put simply... It's likability. And it is simple (when we think about it). In the long term, likable people win out over all others. They are more fun to work with, inspire loyalty amongst their peers and are "lighter to …