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Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures | Colossal

<p>Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto of Floto+Warner Studio recently produced this beautiful series of photos titled Clourant that seemingly turns …

Pictures: Celebrating the Fourth of July and America

5 Awesome "Graffitrees": Graffiti with Actual Trees

Afro Taino by Gabriel Abreu in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic<p>Great graffiti happens when the artists don't get stumped. Instead, they go out on a …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Spectacular images bring new perspectives on phenomena from the aurora borealis to nebulae as far as 7,500 light years away<p>Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

Researchers and divers have started studying the secrets that Mars, the pride of Sweden's 16th-century navy, has held for 450 years.<p>It was the largest and fiercest warship in the world, named the <i>Mars</i> for the Roman god of war: But it went up in a ball of flames in a brutal naval battle in 1564, …

Why We Smile And How To Spot A Fake One

Flickr/Nana B Agyei<p><b>BI Answers: Why do we smile?</b><p>Studies have shown that smiling can help us cope, make us feel good, and even increase our longevity.<p>Some say we even smile in the womb and can understand the social significance of those toothy grins very early on. "At just 10 months, for instance, an …

Psychology

Camping

Shadows of summer

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Fitness

10 Smart Tips For Hosting Your Best Summer Party

Claire Thomas of TheKitchyKitchen.com shares 10 rules that every hostess should abide by.<p>Planning on throwing a big summer soiree? The adorable Claire Thomas (pictured above) of website TheKitchyKitchen.com shares her entertaining 10 commandments that every party host should follow. For recipes and …

Decorations

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

Cooking

National Geographic Travel

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<b>Steve Waters</b> Lonely Planet author<p>Leave the bright lights and tourist delights of Esfahan and Shiraz far behind to track down these astonishing millennia-old relics among the dusty wilds of ancient Persia. From snow-tipped northern crags to scorching southern deserts, you’ll traverse eroded volcanic …

Travel

Hookah a hit with Iranian youth

Smoking water-pipes is an age-old tradition with roots in Iran and India, but its recent resurgence in popularity among young Iranians is raising alarm bells with health professionals. Photos by Khashayar Sharifaee<p>Iranians collectively puff on 60 billion cigarettes a year, but the hookah, or <i>qalyoon</i> …

Secret selfies in the 1950s: Vivian Maier's photography – in pictures

The elusive Vivian Maier is a photographer no one had heard of before 2007, when some of the over 100,000 pictures she took of American life in the 1950s turned up at an auction house in Chicago. Maier, who died in 2009, was a nanny and carer by trade. Her extraordinary pictures contain contrast, …

Lotus flower season in China reaches full bloom – in pictures

July is when China's auspicious lotus flowers come into glorious full bloom – here are some beautiful specimens photographed at the Lotus Park in Luoyang, Henan Province, China

The 10 Swoon-Worthy Wedding Dresses from Fall 2014 Couture Fashion Week

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week has wrapped, as of last week, but we're still completely enamored with the one-of-a-kind designs that graced the …

Frock On: How to Dress for Your Shape

With warm-weather frolics, spur-of-the-moment road trips, and cocktail-fueled seaside adventures ahead of you, your summertime wardrobe should be as full of potential as these long, sunny days are. But in a world of ever-changing trends, knowing what to wear to flatter your body shape can be a bit …

Clothing

Le Tre Grazie

Project info<p>Thomas Hodges in collaboration with Giuseppe Lepore and Bielle Re Srl, present "Le Tre Grazie". A modern day portrayal of the three daughters of Zeus.<p>Description<br>For the first time in the history of contemporary art, Thomas Hodges in collaboration with Giuseppe Lepore and Bielle Re Srl, …

Art

Nudes

Project info<p>In my nudes, my emphases are mood, character, geometrically compelled composition, grace, and sensuality. I'm most influenced by Renaissance and Expressionist painting and by mid-century fine art, fashion, and portrait photography. I aim for simplicity of line and a visceral sense of …

Art

Architizer

Modern Architecture

Artist Arrested For Letting People 3-D Print Models Of Her Vagina

There’s a fine line between obscenity and art. Where do 3-D printed vaginas fall on the spectrum?<p>Megumi Igarashi loves pussy.<p>More precisely, the 42-year-old designer loves her own pussy. Constructed from molds of Igarashi’s genitalia, the artist’s body of work includes a vagina lampshade, a vagina …

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