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Why do you get ‘eye floaters’?

Most of us have seen strange shapes floating in our vision from time to time. BBC Future explains just what they are…<p>You might not know their official name, but you’ve no doubt seen eye floaters. The perception of these floating apparitions, sometimes also called vitreous floaters or <i>Muscae</i> …

This Artist Is Set To Parody Pretentious Art By Sitting Naked On A Toilet For Two Days

Lisa Levy has decided that she’s sick of the art world’s bullsh*t. It’s for the elite. The 1%ers. Maybe even the .1%ers. So she’s going to do something about it. Something decidedly arty. Her upcoming exhibition titled <i>The Artist is Humbly Present</i>, <i></i>will feature Levy seated naked on a toilet for two …

Inside the Outsider Art Fair

We went to the fair that celebrates self-taught artists.<p>This past weekend marked the 24th annual Outsider Art Fair. In its largest edition to date, the fair brought together 65 galleries and organizations from 33 cities around the world to the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. On the surface, the …

Notes Exporter Backs Up All Your Apple Notes in Plain Text

Mac: If you’ve been using Apple Notes on iOS or OS X, then you probably have a ton of stuff saved there. Technically, that should all be saved to …

Most Hotel Safes Have a Hidden Lock That’s Easy to Break Into

A hotel room safe is designed to keep valuables like your passport or cash locked away while you’re traveling. But as it turns out, most hotel room …

Test Your Basic Mobility and Core Strength with These Seven Moves

If you’re very fit, you probably know it. But what if you’re not so sure where you fit on the fitness scale? Prevention offers seven moves you can do …

Exercise

Avoid Laundry Overload by Matching Your Linens to Your Pets

It’s good to wash your bed sheets regularly, but pet fur can make you want to wash them every single day. You can avoid that anxiety by making sure …

Pets

Snap, Crackle, Pop: What's With Noisy Joints?

The popping, cracking joints you hear while practicing yoga may be problematic or not, depending on the cause.<p>Cracking and popping noises can be …

Yoga

Open-Your-Hips Flow Video

This sequence, designed to help open the hips and low back, will facilitate the movement of stagnant energy and improve digestion.<p>Heat up your …

3 Tips for Mastering Arm Balances

Are you ready to finally float into the arm balances that have been eluding you? Primal Yoga creator Liz Arch has a trick you probably haven't tried. …

Ask the Expert: What Are 3 Must-Reads for Beginner Yogis?

<i>Answers to your questions about poses for foot pain, immune boosters, hot yoga, and more.</i><p>I’m new to yoga. What are the must-reads? Try these three …

6 Steps to Master Intense Side Stretch (Parsvottanasana)

<b>NEXT STEP IN</b> <b>YOGAPEDIA</b> <b>Modify + Embrace Imperfections in Intense Side Stretch<br>SEE ALL ENTRIES IN</b> YOGAPEDIA<p><b>Benefit</b><br>Stretches your outer hips and …

200 Key Sanskrit Yoga Terms

<i>Excerpted with permission from the author: traditionalyogastudies.com. Copyright 1999 by Georg Feuerstein</i><p><b>Abhyasa</b>: practice; cf. <i>vairagya</i><p><b>Acarya</b> …

#YJ40

If you had to estimate the sheer number of yoga poses out there, what would you guess? 200? 300? More than 1,000? There is no way to know the exact …

Yoga

Chair Pose: Adjust Utkatasana for Better Alignment

Align your shoulders and core in these modifications of Side Plank Pose (Vasisthasana) with Anusara certified teacher Sarah Faircloth.<p>Jason Crandell …

Challenge Pose: 4 Steps To Master Tortoise Pose

Move inward and quiet your mind as you transition step by step into Kurmasana.<p><b>PREVIOUS STEP IN YOGAPEDIA 3 Prep Poses for Kumasana (Tortoise Pose)<br>SEE</b> …

Yoga

Break Down Visvamitrasana

Watch a 360-degree video demonstration to learn the basics of Vrksasana.<p>Prep for Parivrttaikapada Sirasana by practicing the positions, actions, and …

Demonstration

Mark Duffy's Brilliant Photographs of Ireland's Punctured Politicians

During the local elections last year, he noticed that campaign posters had been slung up to make it look like candidates had been quite severely disfigured by screws and plastic ties. So he took some photos and did a book.<p>Mark Duffy sees the world as it is: often a bit stupid. The Irish-born, …

A photographer squanders his talent in fashion and magazines

By Philip Kennicott<p>For a few years in the 1930s and ’40s, Irving Penn threatened to become an interesting photographer. He produced black-and-white cityscapes that had some of the haunted reticence of work by Eugène Atget, and he had an eye for the subtle, telling, surrealist touch that makes the …

Fashion Photography

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

GQ Recommends<p>Shearling season is nigh.<p>16 Photos8 hours agoView More<p>Q&A<p>But it doesn't stop people from asking him the same questions. The actor talks …

A Flipboard Ode to Coffee

Today, on International Coffee Day, we pay our respects to our dear friend and comforter, the bean-roasted beverage, <i>coffea arabica</i>. All hail the nectar of the gods in all its wonderful varieties. From the smokey roasts of Ethiopia’s Yirgacheffe region with subtle top notes of grass and butter, to …

What I’m Reading: Genetics Professor Nazneen Rahman

<i>Named Britain’s third most influential woman of 2014, Professor Nazneen Rahman has amassed some impressive achievements in a relatively short career: she’s Professor of Human Genetics at the Institute of Cancer Research, Head of the Clinical Genetics Department at Royal Marsden Hospital, Fellow of</i> …

Habit Creep: The Gradual and Reasonable Way to Improve Yourself

There is a common phenomenon in the world of personal finance called “lifestyle creep.” It describes our tendency to buy bigger, better, and nicer …

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Eric Schmidt: Do What Computers Aren’t Good At

If you want to have a job in a decade, consider getting good at what computers suck at.<p>“The characteristic of great innovators and great companies is they see a space that others do not,” Google CEO Eric Schmidt tells Yale. “They don’t just listen to what people tell them; they actually invent …

Slow Ideas

Some innovations spread fast. How do you speed the ones that don’t?<p>Why do some innovations spread so swiftly and others so slowly? Consider the very different trajectories of surgical anesthesia and antiseptics, both of which were discovered in the nineteenth century. The first public demonstration …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

For Judd Family, Home Is Where The (Rectilinear) Art Is

The former studio and home of artist Donald Judd is in what used to be called the Cast Iron District of Manhattan. He bought the five-story building in 1968, long before the Gucci store and Ivanka Trump Boutique moved into the neighborhood. When Judd died in 1994, the house stayed in the family, …

The High Art Of Low Cunning

You want to be rich. You want to be very rich. You want to be able to derive significant monetary benefit from your business accomplishments.<p>One way this happens is if the people you do business with make their own decisions, and these work beautifully for you even as they prove unproductive for …

Artistico for iPad Review: a Journey Through Art History

I’ll preface this review with a frank confession: I love art history, and I also know way less about it than I’d like. One of the greatest experiences of my life was having the opportunity to spend a month in London studying Western Civilization history and art. It was a pleasant surprise then, to …