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5 Ways to Improve Your Creativity in Street Photography

When I started photography nine years ago, I didn’t have a problem going out and finding inspiration. Everything was so new and, subsequently, there …

12 Struggles Only Girls With Depression Will Understand

No. 8 is too real.<p><b>1. You're tired all the time</b><b>.</b> Literally what does it feel like to be awake and full of energy?<p><b>2. Which means you miss so many fun parties.</b> And for some reason, saying, "Sorry, I couldn't make it I was feeling really weird and depressed and had to stay in" makes people …

What life is like when you don’t feel real

<i>This week (May 16-22) is Mental Health Awareness Week, with “relationships” as the theme. We’ll be running features all week about the mental health of those close to you, the mental health of the artists that inspire you and the different ways that communities and individuals deal with the issue.</i> …

9 Definitions of Creativity to Inspire You | Inc.com

"Starting with nothing and ending up with something. Interpreting something you saw or experienced and processing it so it comes out different than how it went in."-- punk rocker Henry Rollins<p>"Giving the world something it didn't know it was missing."-- author Daniel Pink<p>"Just making something. It …

Creativity

Melomind is a pair of headphones that will teach you how to relax

Meet Melomind, a pair of headphones with some special powers. Melomind doesn’t just play your music, it also comes with four electroencephalographic sensors to track the activity of your brain. Melomind is a hardware and software product that will guide you and teach you how to relax every day.<p>I …

5 fruits to help you lose weight

Tired of root vegetables and winter squash? As the weather gets warmer, fresh fruits are more likely to grace your refrigerator. Fruits are naturally low calorie, sweet, and nutritionally invaluable, as they provide a range of vitamins and minerals. These five fruits pack a powerful nutritional …

5 Tips To Find Inspiration For Your Writing

Writing is something which may seem to come naturally to you at times. At other times, though, getting the words to flow can be like trying to walk …

Creative Writing

New therapy app reduces barriers to mental health counselling | Toronto Star

TranQool is a kind of an Uber for the brain, but Shafii, who’s CEO, won’t call it that because of what the comparison might imply about the …

Can You Smell Your Way to a Better Brain? Science Says Yes.

Having trouble focusing? Remembering things? Here are some easy tips to improve your brain power.<p>A wildly underrated member of the five senses, your sense of smell has a powerful effect on your brain's many functions. Any odor you breathe in affects your limbic system, which governs emotional …

A golden age of ancient DNA science begins

If I had taken a straw poll among anthropologists 10 years ago asking them how far genetic research would come in the next decade, I doubt anyone …

DNA

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

CNN Asked Bernie Sanders About His Religion: Here's His Breathtaking Response

CNN Asked Bernie Sanders About His Religion: Here’s His Breathtaking Response (VIDEO)<p>On Tuesday, just four days before South Carolina’s Democratic …

Bernie Sanders

5 Bedroom Décor Tips for a Better Night's Sleep

It's amazing how many people neglect bedroom décor when they think about decorating their homes. They rationalize, if I only sleep there, what does it matter what the room looks like? The fact is, the way you decorate your bedroom can help or hurt how well you sleep. Whether it's too-bright …

Home Decorating

What Life Is Like Inside the Massive Jail That Doubles as Chicago's Largest Mental Health Facility

Talking to inmates and employees at one of the biggest jails in America.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with The Human Toll of Jail, a storytelling project from the Vera Institute of Justice and Narratively that was supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Safety and</i> …

An 8-year-long study reveals an interesting link between depression risk and having Neanderthal DNA

Modern humans originated in Africa, and started spreading around the world about 60,000 years ago.<p>As they entered Asia and Europe, they encountered other groups of ancient humans that had already settled in these regions, such as Neanderthals. And sometimes, when these groups met, they had sex.<p>We …

You can rent this Vincent van Gogh-inspired Airbnb for just $10 a night

Raise your Instagram game instantly<p>In order to publicize an upcoming exhibition on the domestic spaces painted by Vincent van Gogh, the Art Institute of Chicago has recreated one of van Gogh's most famous paintings — <i>The Bedroom</i> — as a rentable room on Airbnb. The room accommodates two from $10 a …

26 Feelings You Should Experience At Some Point In Your Life

Embrace ALL the emotions.<p>With a birthday coming up, I've been thinking about feelings. I have a lot of them.<p>If there's anything I've learned in my short time on this earth, it's the importance of being in touch with yourself on an emotional level. Each interaction and experience you have sparks a …

Happiness

States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness review – walking in a waking dream

Wellcome Collection, London From gothic nightmares and early neural imaging to the operating theatre, an inspired exhibition explores the mysterious territory at the borders of wakefulness<p>What does thought look like? In the early days of photography a French army officer called Louis Darget …

Consciousness

BBC - Earth - Why do women have periods when most animals don't?

Apart from humans and our close relatives, the only animals that menstruate are elephant shrews and certain bats. Why did it only evolve in these species?<p>I got my first period when I was only 11.<p>In the first few years, my periods were not only a source of occasional embarrassment, they were also …

To oblivion and beyond: art and science at the edge of consciousness

They hover between worlds. One woman seems blissful, smiling with acceptance. Another looks terrified as her big eyes flicker and roll. Aya Ben Ron’s film Still Under Treatment is a troubling and eerie study of patients being anaesthetised prior to surgery. Anaesthesia surely ranks with antibiotics …

Consciousness

A story of drugs, darkness and death in the Amazon

“Unais was a good man. We spoke for four or five hours a day about philosophy, health and world politics. I thought we would be lifelong friends. But that night, all I could sense from him was evil. His eyes had an empty rage. He was possessed.”<p>On Wednesday, December 16, Joshua Stevens, 29, a …

Spirituality

The big fat Indian wedding: Through the iPhone lens of an award winning photographer

"There are no special tricks for photography. If I give you a Jimi Hendrix guitar, you won't be able to play like him. It is not about the gear," …

Listen Up, Women! Super Strong Legs Make Super Strong Brains

Is this just headline hype or is it the real deal?<p>Walking up the fifty or so steep steps to the top of our garden this morning made the muscles in …

Scandinavians’ untranslatable word for winter coziness might explain why they’re the happiest people on Earth

If you think those living in the American northeast have it bad, then spare a thought for the people of Scandinavia. Winter in these countries is …

Garth Greenwell on writing sex in his novel 'What Belongs to You' and the queer literary tradition

Garth Greenwell spoke with me from Iowa City, where he's bracing for the release of his already widely praised first novel, "What Belongs To You" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 208 pp., $23). Set in Bulgaria, it follows an English teacher who, while cruising bathrooms for anonymous sexual encounters, …

Literature

High Quality Walkaround Lenses For the Hobbyist Photographer

Photography isn’t necessarily just about making money–it’s also a big hobby of many people. Just look at Photowalks; they’re fun events where folks …

hobbyist

Photographer Documents the Amusing Ways His Girlfriend Tries to Hide from the Camera

Some people are naturally camera shy and prefer to live their lives off-film. This, however, is a challenge when your significant other is a photographer. Mikaël Theimer tried many times to take a picture of his girlfriend, Marion, but she would always attempt to dodge his lens. Instead of giving …

25 Surprising Foods That Help You Lose Weight

You won't see eggs, Greek yogurt, kale, or boring chicken breast on this list.<p>Open any diet book, read any interview with a health expert, or peek into the fridge of your most fitness-minded friend, and you can probably imagine the foods you'll see: eggs, Greek yogurt, kale, apples, plain chicken …