Zaur Shogen

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4 Proven Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

A Practical Guide to Owning Fewer Clothes

<i>“Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.”</i> – Epictetus<p>Consider for just a moment how your life would look different if you …

The exquisite bliss of a minimalist wardrobe

Much has been written about the benefits of a minimalist lifestyle, and the reduced mental stress its simplicity can bring. Living only with …

Minimalism

What your mindless daily habits reveal about you, according to science

There are so many actions throughout your day that go unremembered — pulling off a few sheets of toilet paper, sending a quick email to a colleague, …

Psychology

How to Build a Minimal, Essential Wardrobe

Whether you’re a hardcore minimalist or a total clothes horse, you’ve probably asked yourself the following question: How much clothing do I actually …

The Science Behind Why Breaking A Bad Habit Is So Hard

Engaging the goal-directed side of your brain can help you override the part that controls your bad habits.<p>Habits are your brain’s version of autopilot. They allow you to get ready for work, navigate your way to the office, and find your way home without having to reinvent the wheel every day. They …

Yup, scientists have finally made wood that's transparent

By Dom Reseigh-Lincoln<p><b>Researchers at the University of Maryland have been working on a new treatment that gives a regular piece of wood some rather</b> …

20 Amazing Smartphone Shots: Sony Honors the Best Mobile Photos in the World

Like it or not, smartphone photography is here to stay… and a lot of it is fantastic. A great example is the work of Husain Ujjainwala that we …

Handcrafted Miniature Worlds by Secret Wood – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Vancouver-based jeweller Secret Wood handcrafts finely detailed, snow globe-esque scenes out of wood, resin and beeswax. More images below.<p><i>Secret</i> …

The Majestic Power Of Ocean Waves By Luke Shadbolt (10 Pics)

Australian photographer Luke Shadbolt has captured the ominous power of waves in his latest series, “Maelstrom.” Partially inspired by the volatile …

El Niño

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 …

10 style essentials you can count on for a confidence boost

You can use the power of clothing to project confidence — something you probably do instinctively when you choose to wear your lucky tie to a job interview or put on your favorite jeans for a first date.<p>While these go-to items can vary from one guy to the next, there are universal style essentials …

6 Style Moves To Steal From Some Of The World’s Best-Dressed Cities

They say travel broadens the mind. And those of you who’ve spent several hours standing in a mile-long queue waiting for a delayed Ryanair flight to …

GMOs haven’t delivered on their promises — or risks

Arriving home after work a few summers ago, agricultural economist Matin Qaim found several disturbing messages on his home phone. A study by Qaim …

The Easiest Way to Get Smarter, According to Science

Best of all, no tuition, books, or homework required.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag …

Scientists are asking the wrong questions of big data

Big Data has changed all that. These days, tremendous volumes of information are being generated and collected through new technologies, be they large telescope arrays, DNA sequencers or Facebook.<p>The data is vast, but the kinds of data and the formats they take are also new. Consider the hourly …

10 albums we missed in 2015

<b>We admit it – sometimes there are records we miss completely.</b><p>Battling through a perfect storm of PR mailblasts, Dropbox links, SoundCloud streams and …

The 71 Most Highly Anticipated Movies At The 2016 Sundance Film Festival

So many exciting movies at this year’s Park City–set independent film festival, which is happening now. Here they are, grouped by recurring themes.<p><b>1. The Birth of a Nation</b> (U.S. Dramatic Competition)<p><b>Starring:</b> Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, and Mark …

GQ.ru

Here Are 10 Powerful New Insights From The Science Of Happiness

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings from the last year.<p><i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.</i><p>More than a decade after <i>Greater Good</i> first started reporting on the science of compassion, generosity, …

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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Gorgeous Multiple Exposure Photos Turn Los Angeles into a Pastel Dreamscape

In his <i>Dreamscapes</i> series, Los Angeles native Anthony Samaniego photographs his beloved city using a palette of pastels and muted rainbows, transforming the sprawling metropolis into a candy-colored paradise. His multiple exposure images are captured from the hills of Glendale at dusk, when L.A. is …

Russian Photographer Creates Stunning Visual Narratives Inspired by Fairytales

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva brings fairytales and other magical stories to life in her gorgeous fine-art portraiture. With the goal of weaving fictional narratives that fall outside the realm of photorealism, Kareva immerses her beautiful subjects in fantastical scenes that look straight …

Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars

Researchers say discovery of stains from summertime flows down cliffs and crater walls increases chance of finding life on red planet<p>Liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars, according to researchers who say the discovery raises the chances of being home to …

Mars

The Kremlin is talking about reviving Russia's laser tank-building programme

The news outlet, owned and directed by the country's government, wrote at the end of May about the potential for a "laser tank," citing the US military's development of a ship-mounted rail gun.<p>More recently the International Business Times has followed the story up.<p>But, believe it or not, Russia …

15 photos that capture Earth's turbulent drama and blissful serenity

The deadline is rapidly approaching for National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest with the first place contestant winning an eight day …

Yellowstone National Park

Check Out Leo Tolstoy's Strict 'Rules of Life' for Love and Work

You should only go to a brothel twice a month, according to the legendary writer.<p>Quite literally an epic novelist, Leo Tolstoy was known as much for his legendary, sprawling tomes (<i>Anna Karenina</i>, <i>War and Peace</i>) as he was for his ever stringent perfectionism. "I must get used to the idea, once and …

Photography Archives

August 8, 2018<p>Tips From a Professional Photographer: How to Create the Perfect Composition<p>Professional photographer Anton Gorlin is back with another comprehensive photography guide. This time, the skilled photographer takes us through the basics of photography composition and how it can be used …

The Only 5 Suits You'll Ever Need to Own

If you get them right, they'll last the rest of your life.<p>Stepping into a well-cut suit is transformative. It will make you that much more stylish, sure. But it'll also help you walk taller, and if you get it right—i.e., buy your correct size and get it tailored—it will even make you feel better in …

Cannes heat: a lesson in men's summer styling

Photograph: David M Benett/Getty Images for Annabel's / Cho<p>Lewis Hamilton and Jake Gyllenhaal at the Chopard party at Cannes film festival.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/22/1432293176315/f6113359-7222-4f2c-a311-045aa509037f-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: David M …