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These Beautifully Detailed Illustrations Capture How the Planet Has Been Destroyed By People

More than any other creature that calls Earth home, humans have played an enormous role in shaping our environmental landscape. We have taken it upon …

CEO Ryan Carson works a four-day work week. Here’s how.

By Brigid Schulte<p>Brigid Schulte<p>Bio<p>When I asked to interview Ryan Carson about how he runs Treehouse, his burgeoning high-tech start-up in Portland, Ore. on a four-day work week – not four 10-hour days, like the federal government and other workplaces, but 32 hours, period – he said I could come to …

‘To build character, schools must give their pupils a growth mindset and a rounded education in the arts’

The issue of building character in schools is near-ubiquitous in government messaging, educational blogging and senior leadership team meetings …

Little Things That Make Travel Way Easier

Good things come in small packages, and here are some of our favorite travel items from the petite end of the spectrum.<p>We have all heard the phrase, "It's the little things that count." In these days of shrinking airplane seats and limited luggage allowances we truly need to be conscious of the …

The 15 best hiking trails in the world

Looking for a fun, adventurous, and affordable summer vacation? Go take a hike -- literally!<p>Hiking is good way to see waterfalls, mountain peaks, and alpine meadows without spending a lot of money. And a hike isn't just something to do on a summer afternoon. There are many trails that are best …

Neil Gaiman: 'The book I wish I'd never written'

Author Neil Gaiman is known for his much-loved fantasy books – but his dark secret is a biography of Duran Duran<p>Author Neil Gaiman has admitted that a 1984 "rock and roll biography" of pop group Duran Duran is "the worst thing" he's ever written.<p>The book, which Gaiman confessed to writing solely …

Dodos still exist, say one in four Brits

Research by the WWF also finds nearly one in five Britons believe the Friesian cow is under threat<p>One in four Brits think the dodo still exists, according to new research.<p>A survey of 2,000 adults found many Brits have little knowledge about endangered species, with nearly one in five believing the …

10 authors who excel on the internet

Writers are finding imaginative ways to negotiate the new era of electronic intimacy with readers. Here are some of the best<p>The internet offers authors the next best thing to teleportation: the chance to connect with readers from almost anywhere, in real time. Many writers fall back on self-serving …

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13 Things I Wish I Knew About Depression When I Was a Teenager

Yes, it is as difficult as it feels like it is.<p><b>1. If you feel like you're so sad you can't handle it, you might not actually be able to handle it.</b> I wish I'd known that I wasn't being weak or whiny, that it was actually perfectly normal to feel as sad and emotionally heavy as I felt. Whether you …

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

TravelBest Of<p>Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

Distractify

Before you cough up $30 for her lip kits, here are all the complaints customers had about Kylie Cosmetics.<p>By Tiffany White<p>1 minute ago<p>All the people …

How much space the average rent gets you across the U.S.

If you think your apartment is the size of a closet, raise your hand.<p>We see you, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Since the median rental price for a …

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Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

10 Quotes That Will Make You Get Out and Live, Damn It

Everyone wants to be known for something. You might watch explorers on the National Geographic Channel, read about Nobel Prize-winning innovators, or …

The Unexpected Pleasure of Doing Things Alone

People avoid going out by themselves because they think they'll appear antisocial, but it turns out they'll end up having a lot more fun than they expected.<p>Two years ago, a Dutch creative agency opened a concept restaurant in Amsterdam that would be, in the words of its founder, “the perfect place …

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The Best Backpacking Food

Extended time in the backcountry often equates to a dry diet. Learning how to cook well in the wilderness is an art that doesn't come quickly but can …

Essential Sequence: Quick Hip Openers - Jason Crandell Vinyasa Yoga Method

This sequence focuses on stretching the muscles around the whole circumference of the hip joint. It’s great for relieving tension that can accumulate …

Portraits of Dogs Wearing the Cone of Shame

If there’s one things dogs don’t like, it’s the Elizabethan collar, popularly known as the “cone of shame” or the “pet lamp-shade.” It’s a protective …

Eight tips on creativity and work from a professional performance artist

1 – Deadlines are your friend<p>Putting pen to paper and coming up with a coherent text has never been an easy task for me, so when invited to participate in a “major book project” and to offer insight and advice to artists starting out in the field, I was flattered but hesitant.<p>Plagued by a horrible …

Double-Exposure Animal Portraits By Norwegian Photographer

Andreas Lie, a visual artist based in Bergen Norway, has found a beautiful way to blur the boundary between the beautiful Norwegian wilderness …

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