Rachel Erika Ho

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Adorably Wrinkly Shar Pei Dons Delightful Costumes with a Stoic Expression

Meet Paddington, an adorable Shar Pei whose soft wrinkles make him look much older than his five years. Tasmania-based owner Annie Jacob highlights this fact by snapping delightful photos of him dressed in plaid jackets and reading glasses. The wrinkled cutie amusingly resembles an old man, always …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

The Magic of Winning a National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

In 2013, my then-girlfriend Martina and I were in Queenstown, New Zealand at the end of a two-month trip. The evening before our journey back home, …

Adorable Puppies Become Wise Adult Dogs in Heartwarming Side-By-Side Portraits

Photographer Amanda Jones beautifully documents the lives of dogs in her book <i>Dog Years: Faithful Friends Then & Now.</i> The artist has been working with animals for over 20 years and, during this time, she's photographed dogs who are at completely different stages in their lives. Some are young …

Puppies

How to Be Happy in All Circumstances in Photography

<i>(You can also read this as a Google Doc, or PDF)</i><p>Dear friend,<p>I just finished reading a book by Roman philosopher Epictetus, titled “Of Human Freedom.” …

7 Steps to Prep for Your Next Big Night Out

If you have a really special event coming up soon, you’ll be want to be looking your very best. We’re here to help you knock your look out of the park. All you have to worry about is the outfit and killer heels you will be slinging on — we’ve got the rest. So gather your trusty glam squad and get …

Architizer

15 No-Heat #LazyGirl Weekend Hairstyles

Lazy weekend days call for chillaxing on the couch, cuing up Netflix and sipping a cozy cocktail or two in the park — not spending hours in the bathroom wrestling with your hair dryer or flat iron. If you’re ready to ditch the heat and rock wet locks in style, these 15 fresh ideas offer the perfect …

The Science of Melting Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Have you ever gotten all excited to make a grilled cheese and then...your cheese just doesn't melt? Or maybe it breaks, separating into a tough, stringy mass surrounded by a pool of oil? Yup, it's a crappy feeling. …

11 Healthy Foods That Actually Make You More Hungry

It sounds crazy, but it's true: What you're eating may make your stomach growl way before your next meal.<p>It sounds crazy, but it's true: What you're eating may make your stomach growl way before your next meal.

How To Create a Recoverable Workspace in Mac OS X For Safe Photo Editing

Many photographers unfortunately know the horror of editing a photograph and accidentally saving over the original copy all too well. While Lightroom …

Gorgeous Multiple Exposure Photos Turn Los Angeles into a Pastel Dreamscape

In his <i>Dreamscapes</i> series, Los Angeles native Anthony Samaniego photographs his beloved city using a palette of pastels and muted rainbows, transforming the sprawling metropolis into a candy-colored paradise. His multiple exposure images are captured from the hills of Glendale at dusk, when L.A. is …

Los Angeles

15 Gorgeously Designed Henna Tattoos with Unbelievably Intricate Patterns

For thousands of years, the art of henna (called <i>mehndi</i> in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East. The henna plant is crushed and mixed with other ingredients into a paste, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate patterns. Once the …

Body Art

5 Things Women With Amazing Skin Always Do Before Bed

There's more to it than getting your beauty rest.<p>Beauty sleep is important, but what you do <i>before</i> you conk out makes a difference in your complexion too. These quick pre-bedtime tips will leave your skin smoother and more radiant by the time your alarm starts buzzing.<p><b>1. Cleanse Twice</b><br>Have you ever …

Intricately Folded Pages Transform Hardcover Books into Standing Sculptures

Japanese artist Yuto Yamaguchi transforms hardcover books into sculptures by simply folding their pages. Without using scissors, he crafts the bold designs by intricately creasing each page so that together, they appear as one cohesive form. Yamaguchi's excellent craftsmanship produces smooth …

12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

Books

Artist Turns Historical Photos into Colorfully Whimsical Composites

In a continuation of her <i>Dancing with Costica</i> series, Australian artist Jane Long has created more imaginatively surreal compositions by digitally restoring, colorizing, and manipulating black-and-white photos captured over 50 years ago. The series came about when Long was looking for a way to brush …

Art

These Powerful Dance Portraits by Alexander Yakovlev Are Stunning

Nothing quite captures the combination of strength, grace, and art like dance. Alexander Yakovlev is able to capture all of these elements in his …

Amazing

16 Reasons We've Got the Blues(berries)

"Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb," Robert Frost's poem, "Blueberries," begins. "Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum." We here at Food52, though, are accepting of all blueberries: small, medium, and thumb tip-sized. Size doesn't matter when they're all covered in crumble, put …

These Portraits Were Created by Combining Photos of Celebrities

Pedro Berg Johnsen of Norway has an unusual hobby: in his spare time, he combines portraits of celebrities to create real-looking photos of people …

Emma Watson

8 Things You Absolutely Need To Know Before Getting A Bikini Wax

Beware the gloveless wax.<p>There are perhaps no two words in the English language as feared as "bikini wax." Women dread them, postpone them and complain about them. But as anyone who has had a few waxes knows, it actually isn't so bad -- provided you are well informed.<p>But many people don't actually …