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This Is Why It Takes Guts To Turn 60-Years-Old

Photographer:David Harry Stewart/AGEIST<p>Bette Davis once said, in her classic no-nonsense way, "Old age ain't no place for sissies." She even had a sofa pillow embroidered with the quote for all her guests to see. Having just turned 60 myself, I'm beginning to believe wholeheartedly that Bette was …

University at Buffalo

4 Ways To Stay Fit And Happy Over 50

Most people talk about growing older as if it is a bad thing. We stress about deeper wrinkles, grayer (or thinner) hair, and aching joints. We assume that the quality of our lives will dwindle until we are sitting in our rocking chairs reminiscing about "the good ole days." Some of that might …

Wellness

Landscape Design: 10 Simple Layouts for Summer Roof Gardens

Even if you don’t lie awake at night worrying about global warming, the subject probably falls into that category of things that you care about a …

This Gorgeous Photo-Sharing Website Is Everything Copyright ISN'T

Unsplash is a platform that lets photographers publish their pictures licensed under Creative Commons Zero.<p>A 100% free use photo-sharing site has is now the second-fastest growing photography website ever made (the first is Instagram). Unsplash, by creative marketing agency, Crew Labs, is a website …

Digital Culture

20 Easy DIY Gutter Garden Ideas

Do you admire the Hanging gardens of Babylon which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world? Maybe we cannot replicate the same put you still …

Landscaping

18 home decorating tricks the pros swear by

Sometimes we get the feeling that professional interior decorators don't want to tell you all their top tips for creating a stunning home design, but …

Home Decorating

Garden DIY projects - simple and quick home improvement

Sunday is the day of rest but if you don't want to waste all of it lounging around, why not tackle a couple of super simple and quick home …

Landscaping

The Modern Home of Peaceful Elegance

In this edition of homify 360°, we travel to Brixham, a small fishing town located in Devon, south-west England. Here we discover an architectural …

This Home's the Shining Star of the Street

Mexican architects, Grupo Arsciniest, have taken a modern family home to the next level with this stunning piece of architecture that capitalises on …

12 Workout Myths That Just Need to Die

For every two fitness truths, there's a lie, and sometimes it's hard to determine which is which. (Especially when it's something many of us have just assumed for as long as we can remember.) So, now presenting: <i>Mythbusters, Fitness Edition</i>. Letting go of these 12 fitness misconceptions will help …

8 clever ways to separate your kitchen and living area

In today's bustling cities, it is not uncommon for individuals to have to make the most of cramped and cloistered living conditions. Living in the …

Ask Ethan: Are there different types of space and time?

If everything is relative, as Einstein says, then how do cosmologists measure these quantities in ways everyone can agree?<p><i>“A human being is part of a</i> …

Universe

Will the Middle East Ever Be Secular?

In this era of ISIS, many debates in the West center on how followers of Islam will eventually, through a series of steps and growing pains, arrive at liberal democracy. Shadi Hamid, the author of the new book <i>Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World</i>, believes that …

Islam

The Multifaceted Benefits of Keeping a Mindfulness Journal

We’ve been hearing more and more about the importance of mindfulness from mental health experts and spiritual guides around the world. From Western …

21 lovely little gardens you can easily copy

If you have a hankering to get out into your garden and express yourself creatively, but feel a little unsure as to what you can do with a small …

Automated furniture app transforms tiny apartments into mini mansions

Most people don't live in tiny <i>Fifth Element</i> style apartments. But since some of the most popular cities are beginning to feel the squeeze, an idea …

Real Estate

Alaskan mom builds lovely tiny house -- and is offering the plans for free (Video)

Building your own home or even your own furniture can be daunting, especially if you have little experience with power tools, and no foggy idea on …

Food & Dining

A guide to nailing focus and depth of field

Focus and depth of field are those kinds of topics that can quickly confuse newer photographers. When we’re just starting out, we think we know what …

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016):

Remember that interesting looking Samsung phone we shared last week with the ring flash-looking thing around the camera called Smart Glow? Well, that phone – the Galaxy J2 (2016) – and a massive, 7-inch monster called the Galaxy J Max have just been announced at a Samsung event in Delhi.<p>First, the …

Phones

If Your Business Isn't Doing These Two Things Then It's Losing Money | Inc.com

Coming up with a new idea is easy.<p>People come up with new business ideas all of the time, yet so rarely do these ideas launch into palpable businesses, and even less often do those businesses find success.<p>While we so frequently witness businesses starting up, we so rarely see them succeeding into …

Business Strategy

How Mobile Internet Actually Works

In some ways, the internet actually <i>is</i> a series of tubes. Some cell phone and internet companies might like you to think that your mobile internet …

Internet of Things

A CEO shares 8 simple skills that will radically improve your life

We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our job during the busy workweek.<p>Wealthy and successful people, on the other hand, know that there are some other skills outside of their job description that can also immensely improve their wealth and their life.<p>They may not …

Success

Should Islam Have A Role In Politics?

As we ponder the crises and conflicts raging around the Muslim world, with their toxic mix of religion and politics and rising waves of a terrorism that looks to Islam for legitimisation, we cannot help asking: should Islam have any role in politics and public life? Can it come to play a …

Religion

25 Meaningful Buddha Tattoos For Spiritual Inspiration

Buddhism is one of the most colorful and peaceful religions in this world. Buddhism and Buddha have become one of the most popular subjects in …

11 Phrases Intelligent People Say Every Day (and So Should You) | Inc.com

Every success is based on action, but every action starts with a thought. That's why every worthwhile accomplishment starts with a change in perspective, or a new connection, or a renewed sense of purpose and motivation.<p>And sometimes success starts with remembering what is important to you -- and …

Self-improvement

Think Less, Think Better

A FRIEND of mine has a bad habit of narrating his experiences as they are taking place. I tease him for being a bystander in his own life. To be fair, we all fail to experience life to the fullest. Typically, our minds are too occupied with thoughts to allow complete immersion even in what is right …

Mindfulness

Why Do Our Minds Wander?

Sometimes the mind wanders. Thoughts pop into consciousness. Ideas or images are present when just a moment before they were not. Scientists recently have been turning their attention to making sense of this.<p>One natural picture of the phenomenon goes something like this. Typically, our thoughts and …

Consciousness

Less is More: How to Create the Perfect Scandinavian Design for Your New Home

Credit<p>With the rise of trends in minimizing, it is no surprise that Scandinavian design is making its way into many homes that are halfway around the globe. What exactly is it about this specific design that draws outsiders in?<p>The furnishings tend to have simplicity, beauty, and most …

Interior Design

10 Essential Life Skills To Teach Your Kids

Have you ever tried to list all the things kids need to know by the time they’re grown? It’s mind-boggling. No wonder it takes 18 or more years to …

Kids