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6 Behaviors That Push People Away From You

While the right people will always accept us for who we are, there are some behaviors we demonstrate that make it difficult for them to do so. …

4 Daily Rituals to a Happier You

At the beginning of 2014, I was struggling with major financial problems and under a considerable amount of emotional stress. Combined with the daily 9-5 grind, two-hour commute, and the unhealthy work environment I had created for myself, it was taking a toll on my health and relationships. My …

Upfest 2015: Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival – in pictures

Three-day event draws more than 250 artists from 25 countries to paint live on 30,000 sq ft of surfaces in Bedminster and Southville areas of Bristol

Streetwear

Bridget Riley: how I got my curves back

In a rare interview, the elusive British painter tells Mark Hudson why she maintains complete control in her studio<p>“Sometimes you have to allow forms to do what they want,” says Bridget Riley standing in front of one of her vibrant, abstract canvases. “This curve comes in gently.”<p>Her arm describes …

Mark Cuban shares his top 5 tips for 20-somethings

He remembers that when he first moved into their apartment, things were so cramped that he'd come in at night after bartending and have to sleep on the couch or, if that was occupied, the floor. He kept his belongings in a heap.<p>Cuban didn't have much of a technology background but landed a job …

Student Finance

9 Foods That Boost Your Calorie Burn

Hitting the gym isn’t the only way to torch cals.

Memories likely can’t be erased: Research offers new clues to how we remember

A new study challenges more than a century of neuroscience and could radically change the way we treat PTSD<p>Roni Jacobson<p>April 4, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>As intangible as they may seem, memories have a firm biological basis. According to textbook …

The Brain

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The Brain

17 Super Simple Tips to Lose Weight for LIFE

Something tells us you won’t miss those extra pounds.<p><i>This article was written by Diana Kelly and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Studies show that the simpler your diet, the easier it is to stick to over the long haul. Follow these steps to streamline your plan and shed unwanted pounds for …

9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

This secret ingredient can help you score smoother skin, brighter teeth, and healthier-looking nails.<p>Our bodies contain the same concentration of minerals and nutrients as sea water, so it’s no wonder that sea salt is a natural ally to balance, protect, and restore the body and skin.<p>One of the …

What American Startups Can Learn From The CEO Of A French Startup

A lot of tech companies thinking global these days have their sights set on Latin America, India and China. Many startup founders in the global community of Silicon Valley have family roots in other countries, and they see the potential there.<p>But you can’t ignore the big, developed market just on …

Sleep well in middle age to stay sharp in later life

People who enjoy longer and better sleep in younger years delay age-related changes, say scientists<p>Burning the candle at both ends might seem an attractive prospect when you are younger, but you could be storing up problems in later life, new research suggests.<p>Scientists have found that people who …

Adventure Dreams: 10 Classic Adventures

These are the quintessential adventure experiences you organize your year around because they require fitness, specialized gear, and maybe a large chunk of time off work. Our top ten cover life-list terrain in the mountains, ocean, and the desert and include the expert advice, gear tips, and …

Five New Year's Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

We all likely have many more than five goals we’d like to accomplish this year, but in keeping with the lean mentality, I’ll keep things simple and give you just five, which, if done mindfully can have dramatic ripple effects on your health, happiness and professional success—and perhaps all the …

TED Talks

Best Performances 2015

The year’s 39 biggest stars step out of historical screen roles and into eccentric characters for W.

When Nature And Geometry Collide, These Photos Get Surreal

David Copithorne takes photos of classic subjects, mountains, beaches, street scenes, and then edits them to add floating geometric shapes which reflect the images around them, or twisting them into fractals-like forms. He uses Photoshop CS6 to create his work, and says he came upon his techniques …

The 'Indian Banksy' Asks Viewers to Reconsider the Democracy of Art

Anonymous street artist "Guesswho" questions the place of contemporary art in India.<p>Over the past two years, graffiti art in cities across India has gotten a lot of press. Walking through the alleyways of Delhi's trendy nooks, you'll notice a lot of new color on the walls. Local artists have been …

Streetwear

100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.</b><p><b>1. The Pentagon has</b> a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.<p>Find out more (Foreign</b> …

Los Angeles

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

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Danny Lyon’s Unseen Photos Of NYC Subway Riders In The ’60s

Legendary photographer Danny Lyon’s photographs of commuters in the ’60s are on view for the first time at a Brooklyn subway station.<p>In 1966, photographer Danny Lyon returned to his hometown of New York City after spending years documenting the Civil Rights Movement in the South and motorcycle …

Civil Rights

Fans scramble for iPod Classic, the music player Apple killed off

Two months after model discontinued, fans pay up to four times more for last gadgets<p>One of this year’s hottest Christmas presents is no longer available in the shops. Two months after Apple announced the demise of its iPod Classic MP3 player, the model is selling secondhand for up to four times its …

How to Grow Bold, Beautiful Brows

People might mistake you for supermodel Cara Delevingne!<p><i>This article was written by Michelle Grossman and repurposed with permission from Beauty High.</i><p>Today, more than ever, eyebrows are everything. Those little hairs above our eyes frame our face, which means they can actually make or break our …

Makeup

Banksy, gentrification and the end of graffiti

A new HBO doc paints a grim picture of the medium’s future as landmarks are torn down and artists move indoors<p>Max Rivlin-Nadler<p>November 30, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared in Full Stop.<p>Last week, HBO debuted <i>Banksy Does New York</i>, a documentary on Banksy’s 2013 residency in NYC, …

Banana Almond Smoothie

1 serving<p>A trick we like: Peel all overripe bananas and put in the freezer, then use to make supercreamy smoothies (and banana bread as well). If you haven’t prefrozen a banana, though, don’t worry—throw a few ice cubes into the blender for a slushier effect.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 frozen peeled banana, …

Scientists are freaking out about 9,300-year-old bison mummy

<b>(AP/Matthew Brown)</b><p>The mummy is so well-preserved it still has fur<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>November 7, 2014 3:40pm (UTC)<p>At this week's Society of Vertebrate Paleontology's annual meeting in Berlin, scientists announced the discovery of a 9,300-year-old frozen bison mummy in Eastern Siberia. Because of the …

12 Weird Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Is there anything it can't do?!<p><i>By Augusta Falleta for Beauty High</i><p>Finding a good beauty product is like making a new friend. But finding a product that can help with practically every beauty issue out there is like finding the holy grail. Coconut oil, which is all-natural and available at just about …