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20 Things You Need To Give Up If You Want To Be Truly Happy

The only thing standing in your way towards happiness is you; no one else is allowed to set up limits for you but you, nor there should be. No matter …

The only thing making you unhappy are your own thoughts....

Sir Peter Blake's dazzle ferry adds a splash of colour to the Mersey

Set to the tune of Bill Haley’s <i>Everybody Razzle Dazzle</i>, Sir Peter Blake’s dazzle ferry made its maiden voyage across the Mersey this morning.<p>The public event - the Sargent Pepper cover artist wouldn’t have it any other way - marked the official unveiling of the first operational and third overall …

11 questions from Teletubbies we still want answered

<b>Like all 90s super groups, the Teletubbies are making a comeback.</b><p>Sixty new episodes are planned but the BBC has yet to announce when they will …

Evan Rachel Wood: Hollywood Has Better Roles for Older Women

The original provocateur on the merits of being brutally honest, what feminism really means, and the actress whose career she covets most.<p>Evan Rachel Wood has built her career on playing unexpected, edgy characters that don't conform to traditional Hollywood standards. And, in true Evan Rachel …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Sleep

7 korean beauty brands you’ve got to check out

seriously amazing stuff<p>The Korean beauty industry is pretty much always one step ahead of the game. After all, one of our holy grails—the BB cream—comes from Korea. And, luckily for our product-loving souls, Korean cosmetics are increasingly easier to come by in the US: They're now sold at Urban …

Beauty

How To Watch "Fresh Off The Boat" With Your White Boyfriend

I wasn't sure if he'd find the show funny. But it seemed to bring us closer together.<p>My name is Christine Lee, I am Korean-American, and I watched <i>Fresh Off the Boat —</i> the new ABC sitcom about an Asian-American family that moves to Orlando in 1995, inspired by chef Eddie Huang’s memoir — with my …

New York City

Stompy boots and hat hair are in, necks are out – eight things we learned from New York fashion week

DKNY and Alexander Wang’s hat-flattened hair, Edun and Victoria Beckham’s gigantic woolly polo necks, Saint Laurent’s influence, plus sturdy coats are all on the way for autumn 2015<p><b>New York’s coat game is strong</b><p>Thankfully. Gone are the days when the New York fashion week ideal meant bare legs, a …

Fashion Week

Girl accused of Slender Man stabbing believes character is real – psychologist

Attorneys argue case should move to juvenile court since Wisconsin girl thought she was defending herself and her family against fictional horror character<p>An attorney for one of two girls accused of stabbing their classmate to please horror character Slender Man tried to convince a judge Tuesday to …

Crime

Michele Ferrero obituary

Chocolate tycoon who became Italy’s richest individual<p>When Michele Ferrero took over his family’s confectionery firm on the death of his uncle, Giovanni, in 1957, he wrote a letter to his employees. “I pledge myself to devote all my activities and all my efforts to this company,” it said. “And I …

Dessert

How to Make Getting Out of Bed in the Morning Easier

Getting out of bed can be tough. The alarm goes off and for a moment, you just stay in bed, warm and cozy, wishing that you didn't have to move. Of …

Sleep

The Best Lesser-Known Services for Legally Streaming Movies and TV

It's easy to forget, but there are a lot more ways to stream movies and TV besides Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Here are some of the best—sometimes …

Double-layered veils and despair … women describe life under Isis

Islamic State has imposed a strict dress code in areas it controls in Iraq and Syria, with punishments of fines or beatings for those who do not comply<p>Women living under Islamic State’s control in Iraq and Syria are facing increasingly harsh restrictions on movement and dress, which are rigorously …

Women's Fashion

Recipes for success: how to eat pancakes

Break out the frying pan Britain and pour yourself a Gaviscon because, in this lavishly illustrated, commemorative, cut-out-and-keep special, How To Eat is tossing-up pancakes.<p>The pancake is a peculiar hinterland food. It is utterly familiar, yet something most of us only eat on Shrove Tuesday. …

Breakfast

Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Chocolate Muffins from Huckleberry

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Purple Ombre Rose Cake - Forks In The Road

Yep, it’s one of those – ombre rose cakes seem to have popped up <i>everywhere</i> (by everywhere I mean on Tumblr and wedding Pinterest boards). I made a …

Dessert

These Amazing Instagram Photos Of Finland Will Make You Appreciate Winter

We have decided that we want to spend our next vacation staring at the stars and taking in the snow in Finland. Yes, that's right, we actually <i>want</i> to spend some time in the snow.<p>Once we saw Mikko Lagerstedt's Instagram photos of Finland, we were truly taken aback. The Finland-based photographer …

Finland

Parisians ease burden of love with bolt-cutters

Locals hacked off with 'unsightly' love lock padlocks attached to the city's bridges as love tokens remove them with bolt-cutters<p>Romantic couples who spent Valentine's Day in Paris and decided to fasten "love locks" on the city's bridges were shocked to find locals armed with bolt-cutters removing …

the 11 best beauty looks of the grammys

lavender hair, mermaid makeup, and more!<p>Okay, we know: Tonight's show was about the music. But can we please take a minute to talk about the crazy-amazing beauty looks that happened? We're not used to seeing such rad, weird-in-the-<i>best</i>-way hair and makeup on the red carpet, where stars are infamous …

Beauty

Prince Charles asks why radicalised UK Muslims have failed to integrate

Heir to throne blames growing number of Britons joining extremist organisations on ‘search for adventure and excitement’<p>The Prince of Wales has expressed his alarm at the number of young people in the UK being radicalised and queried why the British values are failing to be taken on board by …

Prince Charles

The DIY, Clutter-Free Photo Editing Workspace

London-based portrait photographer Tom Barnes has built himself one impressive, massive desk. It's as functional and clutter-free as it is unique.<p>The …

How to Keep Your Pets from Ruining Your Stuff

We try to domesticate our pets, but they're wild creatures at heart. Because of this, a lot of their instinctive habits can wreck our living space …

10 Reasons Not to Leave the Job You Hate

Juuuuust hear us out.<p>No matter how crazy you are about your career, chances are that at one point or another you've made like The Clash and posed yourself the question point-blank: Should I stay or should I go? Hell, for some, this might even be an everyday occurrence.<p>The conventional wisdom tends …

Animated GIFs Reveal the Retouching That Went Into Composited Photos

Ashot Gevorkyan is a professional photographer and retoucher based in Kaliningrad, Russia. He recently created a series of animated GIFs that offer a …

Photography

The Weird but Totally Mind-Blowing Skin Care Powers of Turmeric

It's been under our noses all along.<p>Recently, I had one of those <i>where have you been all my life</i> moments. Not with a guy, but with a spice tucked away in my kitchen cabinet that apparently has magical powers for skin.<p>Turmeric, or "haldi," is a deep orange root from India, where it's one of the …

Skin Care

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …

Sleep

Ancient underwater forest discovered off Norfolk coast

Nature experts have discovered a remarkable submerged forest thousands of years old under the sea close to the Norfolk coast.<p>The trees were part of an area known as 'Doggerland' which formed part of a much bigger area before it was flooded by the North Sea.<p>It was once so vast that hunter-gatherers …

North Sea