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Woman's Honest Portraits Show What Major Weight Loss Really Looks Like

She wanted people to see the physical as well as the emotional transition.<p>When you look at the average weight loss story, you typically see a "before" and an "after." In the "before," you see a sad-looking person wearing the clothing equivalent of a burlap sack, and in the "after," you see what …

The First All Plus-Size Collection in Project Runway History Is Gorgeous

<i>Project Runway</i> finalist Ashley Nell Tipton made history by creating an absolutely dreamy all plus-size collection and sending it down the runway at NYFW last Friday. Yep, despite being a multi-billion dollar industry, this is the first time such a collection was featured in all 14 seasons of the …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Healthy at Any Size

You know what being uncomfortable in your own body feels like. When you're aware of your flesh resting on other flesh, when your movements are governed by what you know will or will spill out from a garment when you turn. When your mind is foggy and unfocused. When you have a gnawing feeling in …

Hilarious Comics Only Socially Awkward Introverts Will Understand

Saying goodbye to someone and then walking in the same direction as them. *shudders*

Personality

Seeing in Depth of Field: A Simple Understanding of Aperture

Photography can be simply defined as: painting with light. When you are painting with light, you are creating a story in a split second. That’s what …

13 Last-Minute (But Still Amazing) Mother’s Day Ideas

She raised you to be resourceful and think on your feet, so we’re sure she won’t mind if you put those skills into action. If Mother’s Day snuck up on you this year (doesn’t it always?), never fear! Read on for ideas to help pull together a meaningful tribute to Mom in minutes . . . she’ll be none …

Mother's Day

Artist Maude White Creates Intricate Scenes by Snipping Away at Paper

Maude White snips away tiny bits of paper to reveal incredibly intricate scenes. The artist, based in Buffalo, New York, brings imaginative animals and fanciful panoramas to life with her lacy, hand-cut designs. She calls her technique “paper carving.” Most of her creations are cut from plain white …

Elephants

7 Helpful Tips for People Who Are New to Fitness

Photo Credit: MuyFemenino.com via Compfight cc<p>A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I was a young, naive, and baby faced college kid who was eagerly getting involved with fitness. Instead of focusing on Marketing 101, my focus was on passing fitness 101.<p>With an obsession toward chasing my …

It's official: Michael Kors isn't cool anymore

Michael Kors has been struggling as of late. Here's why the brand just isn't as cool as it used to be.<p><i>Produced by Devan Joseph. Special thanks to Ashley Lutz.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Michael Kors

Fur Is Simply Bad Design

<b>NOTE: the content of this post may be sensitive to readers.</b><p><i>Le Sourire Magazine (detail), 1924 by Leo Fontan</i><p>It always troubles me to see fellow New Yorkers walking through the cold with their sweater-wrapped canine companions while they, themselves, adorn that ubiquitous coyote fur-trimmed, Canada …

Special Forces

Nighttime Photos of NYC Captured Out of the Open Door of a Helicopter at 7,500 Feet

Photographer Vincent Laforet captured some stunning nighttime photographs of New York City while leaning out of an open helicopter door 7,500 feet in …

Nobody Tells This to Beginners: An Inspiring Video for Creatives Just Starting Out

18-year-old Saar Oz of Creavite created this beautiful and inspirational video for people who are just starting out in a creative field such as …

‘Where to Start Chart’ is an Interactive Photography Skill Tree for Beginners

‘Where to Start Chart’ is an infographic designed to help beginner photographers work their way through the settings on their camera. Produced by …

How I Permanently Removed My Leg Hair in About an Hour

No more razors. EVER.<p>I find shaving my legs so annoying that sometimes I'll go <i>months</i> without ridding my gams of unwanted hairs. Mostly that only happens during the winter (when I can cover up my un-femme stems with pants) but not always. I get lazy and I just don't have the patience or the …

16 Rarely Seen Audrey Hepburn Photos

In honor of the late icon's birthday today.<p>Audrey Hepburn's philanthropic and film work live on, as do the images of her impeccable style. In honor of what would have been her 87th birthday today, peruse 15 seldom seen, very chic photos of the icon—from Richard Avedon lensed BAZAAR covers to candid …

All About Audrey

Pamela Fiori reflects on the legendary Audrey Hepburn as Richard Avedon's muse. Plus, look back at more stunning pictures, here.<p>In glorious motion, Audrey Hepburn races past Winged Victory and down the Louvre's magnificent Daru staircase in a strapless Givenchy gown, her silk wrap billowing behind …

Behind The Coconut-Oil Craze

With benefits that can include weight loss, white teeth, glowing skin, and shiny hair, coconut oil is the health and beauty cure-all du jour.<p>Move over, coconut water, your big sister has come to town. Coconut oil—specifically, virgin coconut oil extracted from the meat of the fruit—is suddenly on …

Eerie Photos of North Brother Island, the Last Unknown Place in New York City | Colossal

<p>How does an island in New York City’s East River go from being notoriously feared, almost 100 years ago, to being completely forgotten about today? …

Études Studio on Crossing Creative Lines

Crossing lines and breaking boundaries is nothing new in the creative community—in fact, it's largely what the industry is built upon. Communications designers become brand engineers, painters design textiles and ceramicists dabble in industrial engineering. However, few manage to bridge so many …

European Union

This Artist is On a Mission to Replace Your Selfies with Something Far Better

<i>Illustrations by Michele Melcher</i><p>When Philadelphia-based illustrator Michele Melcher turned to Kickstarter to launch The UnSelfie Project on May 1st, she hoped to strike a chord with people, but the public's enthusiastic reaction to her campaign has by far exceeded initial expectations. With time to …

Wall Art

Farewell Nokia: The rise and fall of a mobile pioneer

Nokia was once a dominant force in the wireless world. CNET takes a look at its successes -- and what went wrong.<p>You never forget your first cellphone.<p>Mine was the Nokia 5190. By today's standards, it was bulky and embarrassingly lacking in features. It made phone calls and played the game "Snake." …

Mobile

Fashion Industry Insiders Share Their Path to Success

I asked some prominent names in fashion to share the moment they realized they were destined to work in the industry. Here, they share their stories.<p>Everyone's journey into the wild world of fashion is unique—whether they knew from childhood or made a massive career change later in life. …

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their Surroundings

This collection of photographs of majestic landmarks around the world do a great job of just how important framing, perspective and lighting are to a …

Taj Mahal

A Man Died Yesterday, & We Should All Be Talking About It

If you’d asked me about my stance on the death penalty before this week, I would’ve said I didn’t know. Depending on my mood, I might’ve made up an …