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10 Ways Creativity Can Completely Change Your Life

<b>“Life is a great big canvas. Throw all the paint you can on it.” ~Danny Kaye</b><p>I’ve had those days when I felt like my life was in the doldrums. When I …

FOUND: A 17th Century Map Stolen from a Library by a Notorious Art Thief

A copy of the map, from France’s National Library (Image: Wikimedia)<p>In 1612, the French explorer Samuel de Champlain mapped what Europeans then …

What Brits Talk About When they Talk About Pudding

A traditional Christmas Pudding, decorated with holly and set alight before eating. (Photo: James Petts/flickr)<p>On the competition TV show <i>The Great</i> …

The Hidden World of Tenement Fortune Tellers in 19th Century Manhattan

A crowded street scene on the Lower East Side, 1909. (Photo: Library of Congress)<p>In 1993, a restoration was underway at 97 Orchard Street in New York …

C.S. Lewis’s Greatest Fiction Was Convincing American Kids That They Would Like Turkish Delight

What would the perfect fantasy treat look like? Depending on where you’re from, probably not this.<p>Turkish Delight, or <i>lokum</i>, is a popular dessert …

7 Personality Flaws That Lead to Success

Dec 3, 2015<p>Think your flaws are preventing you from being successful? Nope. Most personality flaws can actually lead to great success. Success is …

What Your Name Says About You

Yolo. Wolf. Chia. Which one isn’t a child’s name? (Hint: All three appeared on several birth certificates last year.)<p>In a world where simply being …

Is it possible to harness the power of gratitude through a photo? That’s just what Hailey Bartholomew did with her 365 Grateful Project, not only changing her life, but the lives of countless others by inspiring them to create their own gratitude projects.

Is it possible to harness the power of gratitude through a photo? That’s just what Hailey Bartholomew did with her 365 Grateful Project, not only …

65-year old tea seller Vijayan and his wife Mohana (who had never traveled outside of her home town of Ernakulam, Kerala before her marriage) have been to 16 countries and across most of India. Every three years or so, after paying off loans and saving a little money (at the rate of a few dollars a day) the couple shuts down their tea stall (their only source of income) and sets off for another destination in the world. Friends and relatives think they are mad for spending so much money that could be put to better use. But, as Vijayan says, “If money is our only concern we will not be able to do anything. We have only one life to do everything, you can’t create extra time for it." Sit back and savor this beautiful film that captures Vijayan and Mohana's dreams and philosophy of life.

<i>A film by Hari M. Mohanan.</i><p>65-year old tea seller Vijayan and his wife Mohana (who had never traveled outside of her home town of Ernakulam, Kerala …

How Pistachios Could Potentially Power the Planet

What would you do with thousands of tons of leftover nutshells? A weird question, to be sure, but one that Turkey — one of the world’s largest …

I Have Time , by Patty de Llosa

Hurrying speeds us away from the present moment, expressing a wish to be in the future because we think we’re going to be late. To counter it, Master …

The Science Behind the Power of Giving (Op-Ed)

<i>Jenny Santi is a philanthropy advisor to some of the world's most generous philanthropists and celebrity activists, and was the head of philanthropy</i> …

Live Science

El Castillo Hands<p>The Panel of Hands at El Castillo Cave in Spain. Researchers have now dated one of these hand stencils back to 37,300 years …

Does It Pay To Be Kind To Strangers?

1920s erotic postcards are today's PG-13 selfies

The story of the young pioneer girl with the tattooed face

The girl with the tattooed face<p>The story of Olive Oatman's famous capture.<p>1857<p>Olive Oatman was born in Illinois in 1837. In 1850, when she was 14, …

NYC's Glamor Factory was basically a spa of horrors

Helena Rubinstein's<br>'Glamor Factory'<p>Beauty on demand in her Fifth Avenue salon<p>Helena Rubinstein (1872-1965) was the world's first self-made female …

How people responded when Coca-Cola first came to France

Coke comes to France<p>How Coca-Cola targeted mid-century marketing to Paris<p>In 1950, the Coca-Cola company decided the people of France were ready for …

The first transgender celebrity in America and her remarkable life

"EX-GI BECOMES BLONDE BEAUTY"<p>The life of trans woman Christine Jorgensen<p>Dec. 1, 1952<p>Feb. 25, 1953<p>When Christine Jorgensen was born on May 30, 1926 in …

Inside the demanding life of an American mother in 1941

A day in the life of<br>an American mother<p>A portrait of Jane Amberg, 32<p>In 1941, <i>LIFE</i> magazine sent photographer William C. Shrout to document the lives of …

The Scientific Reasons Behind These 8 Super Annoying Habits

Why does your coworker constantly clear his throat? What’s behind your best friend’s Facebook oversharing? The answers go a lot deeper than just “to …

World Peace

Bus 7 and the Grandma in the Window, by Huffington Post

Love is what makes the wheels on this school bus go round and round.<p>Every afternoon, the students riding on bus 7 in Arlington, Washington, receive …

11 Times Finding Something Totally Felt Like You've Won The Lottery

You know that feeling: You're going about your day... and BAM! A major surprise sweeps you off your feet!<p>Image via Tumblr<p>From being entitled to …