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Use 375,000 images from the Met however you want, for free

If you want to use images of paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, like <i>Woman with a Parrot</i> by Gustave Courbet (above), you no longer have to worry about rights. All of the Met's approximately 375,000 public-domain artwork images are now available for free, unrestricted use. The new "Open …

Living forever: Biohackers focus on human longevity, say it is not as far away as you think

October is Longevity Month, and some say with bio-breakthroughs happening more often than ever before, people born in the last few decades may be the …

Couple who retired in their 30s with 'multi-millions' explain how much they had to save

About 13 years ago, Jeremy Jacobson and Winnie Tseng decided to get serious about their savings goals.<p>“At that time we had this epiphany that the …

Blackburn archaeological survey: Bodies of 800 young children found

<b>The bodies of about 800 children aged under six have been unearthed by archaeologists ahead of the construction of a road in Lancashire.</b><p>They were among 1,967 bodies exhumed at St Peter's Burial Ground, which opened in 1821 in Blackburn.<p>The large number of children found is being put down to a lack …

Lost Bunny Gets 5-Star Treatment After It's Left At A Hotel

Staff pulls a rabbit out of a hat to unite a little girl with her BFF.<p>Well this is an incredibly cute rabbit hole.<p>When hotel staffers found a stuffed bunny sitting alone in the dining room at the Adare Manor Hotel in Ireland last Saturday, they took to Facebook to find its owner.<p>“We could just tell …

Flushing Sound? Japanese Toilets Explained

After a 13-hour flight, upon our arrival at Tokyo's Narita International Airport, I made my usual ladies room stop upon deplaning. This proved to be my first, "Toto, we're not in Philadelphia anymore" moment of our trip. I assume it is merely coincidental that "Toto" is the name of a popular …

11 Things Guys Really Hope Women Don't Notice During Sex

Nobody really has a gym bod.<p><b>1. The</b> <b>O-face.</b> The reason we tend to bury our face in the nape of a girl's neck when we orgasm is because at that moment in time, our face looks like we bit into a lemon while our penis has a seizure. It is something no one needs to see.<p><b>2. That weird sweat smell.</b> It …

The secret life of Wetherspoon’s freaky carpets

The budget boozer’s carpets may look as if they are designed to disguise vomit but, in reality, each one is a bespoke work of art<p>Look down in any Wetherspoon’s pub and there, soaking up the beery tears of pensioners, students and stags, you’ll see a minor masterpiece. Every carpet in the chain, …

How to Properly Chop an Onion

The secret is in the way you slice it, of course.<p><i>Every man should be able to hold his own in the kitchen. And you don't need to attend culinary school to know the basics. Though if you never learn another kitchen skill, you should at least know how to properly chop an onion. See above for the</i> …

Onions

4 Krav Maga Self-Defense Moves Anyone Can Master

You're walking home late at night and notice a guy about 10 paces behind you. You keep walking, quickening your pace. The last thing you want is a …

No, You Do Not Have to Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day

If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day.<p>It’s just not true. There is no science behind it.<p>And yet every summer we are inundated with news media reports warning that dehydration is dangerous and also ubiquitous.<p>These reports work up a …

Public Health

The history of British slave ownership has been buried: now its scale can be revealed

The past has a disconcerting habit of bursting, uninvited and unwelcome, into the present. This year history gate-crashed modern America in the form of a 150-year-old document: a few sheets of paper that compelled Hollywood actor Ben Affleck to issue a public apology and forced the highly regarded …

Black History

Building in Reykjavik May Have Been Viking Chieftain’s Home

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND—Traces of a Viking longhouse dating between A.D. 870 and 930, the first years of settlement in Iceland, were discovered in central …

Archaeology

21 motivating quotes to make you get up and go

Feeling a little bit 'meh' at the moment? Well, read these brilliant quotes and prepare to get your mojo back...<p>1. ‘Power’s not given to you. You …

Motivation

The humble life of Zara owner Amancio Ortega is to be admired

Despite being one of the world's richest men, the tycoon behind Zara still eats lunch with his employees in the company cafeteria<p>For someone reputed to be fiercely private, Amancio Ortega is a surprisingly familiar face in his home town, and at the headquarters of Inditex, the giant Spanish retail …

Metallic Flash Tattoos Are Set to Become a Gorgeous Summer Beauty Trend

With summer fast approaching, a new beauty craze is inspiring trendsetters everywhere to experiment with their seasonal looks. Flash tattoos are a jewelry-inspired design that can make an unexpected statement on any part of the body. The unique pieces naturally last for up to six days, but can be …

Exquisite Fine Line and Dot-Filled Tattoos of Nature by Bicem Sinik

One can't help but be reminded of Dr. Woo's style, when viewing these tattoos by Bicem Sinik. Similar to Woo, the Istanbul, Turkey-based artist infuses geometric shapes into her works and her monochromatic fine lines stand out for their minimalistic quality.<p>While geometric animals seems to be her …

Tie your shoelaces in two seconds with this new hack

A new hack has been developed which is thought to be the fastest shoelace tying method in the world, at only two seconds.<p>The new lace knot, known as …

5 (New!) Ways to Top Avocado Toast

From salsa verde to toasted nuts, here are 5 creative ways to mix up your avocado toast<p>Avocado toast is soo last year. Actually, now that we mention it, we’ve been singing the praises of avocado toast for at least two years now.<p>Despite all the new ways we’re topping our toast this year, we’re still …

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

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Lost medieval cemetery found under Cambridge University

The mass cemetery contained around about 1,300 burials, including about 400 complete skeletons<p>A lost medieval cemetery discovered under Cambridge University contained graves that had been pre-dug in anticipation of winter deaths, archaeologists have discovered.<p>The huge graveyard was found during …

Archaeology

Neanderthal Ear Bones Differed From Modern Humans’

VIZCAYA, SPAIN—A new study of the remains of a two-year-old child discovered in the 1970s in France have shed new light on Neanderthal anatomy. Among …

Neolithic Bones in Italy’s Scaloria Cave Were Defleshed

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND—The bones of at least 22 Neolithic people, many of them children, have been identified in Italy’s Scaloria Cave. The cave, located …

Archaeology

10 Hot Healthy Ways To... Become A Pro Spinner

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Health Fitness<p>by Daniela Morosini | 24 03 2015<p>Instagram<p>10 Hot Healthy Ways To... Become A Spinning Pro<p>Everyone who is anyone is jumping on …

Archaeology has had an amazing month: Here are 7 of the most exciting discoveries

• Facebook has reversed its ban on cryptocurrency ads after less than 6 months<br>• Theresa May's cancelled Cabinet sleepover suggests she's plotting a soft …

Archaeology

Fish that Walks on Land Swallows With Tongue Made of Water

In the distant past, between 350 and 400 million years ago, a group of our fishy ancestors started crawling up on land. The fins that propelled them through the water gradually evolved into sturdy, weight-bearing limbs. Their hind legs connected directly to their hips, which became bigger. Swimming …

A foodie's weekend in Paris

Paris is foodie heaven, a showcase <i>par excellence</i> of French cuisine. But it's not all about dining in Michelin-starred haute cuisine temples and edgy bistros with rising chefs at the helm. Gourmet Paris is as much about gorging on goods at open-air food markets, crunchy fresh baguettes from the …

France