Tamaj Katz

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23 Affordable Vacations That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

Where to go to stretch your dollar as far as possible.<p>Yes, you will probably have to pay more for your plane ticket than you would for a domestic flight. But if you choose your destination wisely, you could end up spending much less while you're there. (And you should always follow these tips for …

30 Wallpapered Rooms That Will Have You Tossing Out Your Paint Cans

From floral backdrops to contemporary graphic motifs, these spaces get a boost from perfectly patterned walls. “This wallpaper and I are fighting a …

Cheers! 11 Boozy Desserts You Need To Make

From Baileys Cheesecake Brownies to Chocolate Bourbon Bread Pudding, these boozy desserts are guaranteed to be the life of the party. They won't make anyone tipsy, but they sure are fun.<p><b>1. Baileys Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies (Baileys Irish Cream)</b><p>Spiked with Baileys Irish Cream, these brownies with …

The Human Body's Complicated Relationship With Fungi

When it comes to the trillions of microorganisms that inhabit our bodies, bacteria get almost all the attention.<p>Changes in our resident microbiota and their collective genome — called the microbiome — have been linked with a wide range of diseases, from various forms of arthritis to depression. At …

How to break up

We know how to break up. In theory, it’s easy: Mention the good things about this person (you’re awesome, funny, smart, etc.), deliver the bad news (you’re breaking up) and wish them well.<p>After all, as dating and relationship experts counsel, direct rejection is the most effective, kindest way to …

This Black Community In Gujarat Identifies As Indian But Faces Incredible Racism

"The chemistry between Indians and Africans is not that good. Some of them don't trust us."

High Rise to the end of the world: a brief history of overpopulation panic

With more than 7 billion people in the world since 2011, and the recent release of JG Ballard’s apocalypic novel High Rise as a film, writers’ concerns about a population explosion were at even greater height more than 40 years ago<p>With the human population passing the 7 billion mark in 2011 and set …

Artist Spotlight: Erik Thor Sandberg – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of paintings by Washington DC-based artist Erik Thor Sandberg (previously featured here). More images below.

David Sandberg

I Didn't Marry My Best Friend {7 Lessons From My Marriage}

My husband and I are celebrating nine years of marriage this year. Those of you with double-digit anniversary numbers are probably rolling your eyes …

12 Science-Based Tips on How to Maintain Happy, Lasting Relationships

<b>My wife and I when we met in 1998 in Miami, FL, and a similar more recent photo</b><p><i>This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that popularizes science-based strategies for emotional intelligence, rational thinking, and effective giving.</i><p>Have you ever made …

Emotional Intelligence

The First-Ever 360-Degree Video Surgery Is Happening On Thursday

As a surgeon prepares to broadcast a cancer tumor removal, startups are working on a universe of ways to marry virtual reality with health care.<p>Over the course of two hours or so on Thursday, Dr. Shafi Ahmed will perform a more-or-less routine surgery on a man in his seventies with colon cancer. …

Spain sacks ambassador to Belgium for 'absenteeism and abuse of power'

Report says Ignacio Jesús Matellanes Martínez made no contact with Belgian government during his tenure<p>Spain has dismissed its ambassador to Belgium over allegations he failed to adequately represent the country abroad, making no contact with the Belgian government during his tenure.<p>Ignacio Jesús …

Researchers find no trace of Neanderthal Y-chromosomes in modern humans

A new study finds no evidence of Neanderthal genes in Y-chromosomes around today, although modern humans did inherit other Neanderthal DNA. What …

An 'epic poem' of life in Soviet Lithuania – in pictures

Rebelling against political propaganda, acclaimed photographer Antanas Sutkus embarked on a life-long journey to capture the everyday scenes around him. A landmark exhibition of his work, <i>Nostalgia for bare feet</i>, is now on show in Moscow

Lithuania

Europe's 10 cheapest beach resorts for 2016

Five underrated countries you need to visit

From a medieval African trading town to a Mediterranean island nation, these overlooked outposts are worth a look.<p>With each welcoming more than 50 million international visitors each year, France, the United States and China dominate the list of most popular countries for travellers. But are the …

European Travel

How to photograph yourself naked

Looking at Polly Penrose’s photographs, you’d never think there was a shred of self-doubt. Logging onto real estate websites to scout out the most interesting, abandoned locations, and using her nude body as a self-described prop, her work is strong yet serene as she drapes over and between lounge …

Real Estate

Toyota's Setsuna is an amazing wooden concept car designed to last generations

Debuting at Milan Design Week next Monday, Toyota's Setsuna is probably the most unique concept car to debut from a major automaker this year. If it's not obvious from looking at it, this adorable little roadster is made almost entirely of wood — Japanese cedar and birch, to be specific — and was …

China steps up Panama Papers censorship after leaders' relatives named

Websites ordered to purge all reports related to documents following publication of political elite’s offshore secrets<p>Chinese censors have stepped up their censorship of websites, ordering all content related to the Panama Papers to be scrubbed as new revelations emerged of how relatives of some of …

Clinton hits Sanders on gun control, sharpens attacks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Armed with a blistering tabloid cover, Hillary Clinton is pitting Bernie Sanders against the parents of children murdered in …

Government

25+ Random Acts Of Genius Vandalism

When we talk about vandalism, as long as it doesn't involve actual Vandals sacking cities, many people would agree that some acts of vandalism are …

The Agonizing Collision Of Love And Slavery In 'Thomas Jefferson'

Did Thomas Jefferson dream of his enslaved concubine, Sally Hemings? No one knows. Jefferson himself never wrote a word about his constant companion of almost 40 years. But author Stephen O'Connor gives us a brave and wondrous dream of a novel that renders the fraught subject of their relationship …

Legal pressure may be ahead for Mississippi law denying service to gays

The decision by Mississippi's governor to sign a law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to gay and transgender people may have headed off gathering opposition in the state's business community, but it could launch the state into litigation.<p>Saying he was …

In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar photo-editing suite, the Google Nik Collection, free. This …

Google Photos

The 8 Technical Skills Modern Entrepreneurs Should Pick Up

Today’s entrepreneurship environment is…complicated. Never before have you had such an extensive array of methods, techniques, tactics, strategies, and ideas for growing your business.<p>The landscape is bewildering in its variety and astonishing in its complexity. And in this brave new world of …

How Much Can You Travel With 110 Euros in Europe? Here's one Plan for 4 Cities in 3 Countries!

<b>110 EUR/88 GBP/125 USD - If you wanted to spend a similar amount on travel costs in Europe, but not stick to visiting one city alone, what options would you have?</b><p>Well, the possibilities could be endless, but here's a plan I had come up with to visit 4 cities in 3 countries!<p>This happened two springs …

European Travel

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

Cannabis helps my epileptic son. If only we had known sooner

Vital research on the medical benefits of marijuana has been obstructed by policies based on moral panic. Government needs to get out of the way of science<p>In fall 2012, when other parents were trading stories about the difficulties of balancing homework with little league practice and swimming …