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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 …

The secrets to aging gracefully

We all want to look great as we age. And we all know that woman: She's on point from head to toe and carries herself like she means it, defying aging with every step. So what's she doing? Here's how to take care of your skin, hair, and body, and drum up youth-boosting confidence no matter how many …

Skin Care

I Went Paleo and Now I Hate Everything

This blogger tried to eat like a caveman—and regretted every single minute<p>Recently, I went pseudo Paleo.<p>I say pseudo, because, like most things in my life, I’ve jumped in headfirst without putting any thought or research into it (this is also how I ended up taking a workout class called “Insanity” …

Nutrition

The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique Could Help You Fall Asleep In Just 60 Seconds, Scientist Claims

The majority of Brits find nodding off at night difficult, but a simple breathing technique could help us get all the sleep we need, according to one …

18 Brilliant Books You Won't Want To Miss This Summer

The year 2015 has already given us a new Toni Morrison masterpiece and a brilliant sophomore opus from Hanya Yanagihara, as well as a few dazzling debuts, but the summer ahead looks no less promising. We've compiled a few of the enticing reads we're most excited for in the next few, hopefully …

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done

Being more productive starts with willpower and discipline. Here are seven mind tricks for becoming more productive and disciplined.<p>We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do …

Time Management

10 emerging technologies that could change the world in 2015

From zero-emission cars fuelled by hydrogen to computer chips modelled on the human brain, this year's 10 emerging technologies offer a vivid glimpse of the power of innovation to improve lives, transform industries and safeguard our planet.<p>To compile this list, the World Economic Forum's …

Books in 2015: the essential literary calendar

January<p>5 <b>Costa prize category winners announced</b> – best novel, first novel, biography, poetry collection and children’s book. The writer who will follow <i>The Shock of the Fall</i> author Nathan Filer as overall winner will be revealed on 27 January.<p>12 <b>Winner of TS Eliot poetry prize (with value increased to</b> …

Books

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Intricately-Detailed Paper Cut Animals Mimic Ink-Drawn Lines

Berlin-based artist Max Gärtner produces intricate paper cutouts that have the quality of ink-drawn lines. Heads of jaguars, lionesses, and the wings of birds are all crafted using curvy bold marks that create contour, add visual weight, and define form. Large groups of lines wrap around each to …

The Best 15-Minute Workouts for 2015

Anyone and everyone has time for these super fast sessions.<p>Work hard, get sweaty, and get done in 15 minutes. Sound like the perfect workout plan for you? We thought so. If you're ready to kick off 2015 with fresh strengthening moves that tone your muscles in a hurry, look no further. Simply check …

30 Questions to Help You Reflect and Get Excited for 2015

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i><p>Another year has almost gone by, but now is the perfect opportunity to reflect and build a plan for next year.<p>I've come up with a set of questions to help you reflect, focus and build a plan to make your 2015 a successful year that embraces …

56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

Consider it your ultimate weight-loss guide.<p><i>This article was republished with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't easy, and whoever tells you differently is lying. It takes commitment, hard work, and for many, a complete lifestyle makeover. But these 56 techniques will make losing …

7 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to dropping pounds, your diet is your best friend.<p>Ask any nutritionist or personal trainer: What you put onto your plate is so, so important for weight loss. But we're not talking about simply adding more veggies, fruits, and lean meats to your eating plan. There are certain foods …

Nutrition