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Here’s how one woman is using Instagram to shame online pervs and creeps

We’ve all heard of the Rich Kids of Tehran Instagram account that flaunts the lifestyle of a shamelessly rich group of kids in Iran, or of playboy Dan Bilzerian, who shares snaps of his life of guns, cars, and half-naked models. There are many more such examples.<p>Instagram just passed 400 million …

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The Surprising Hair Benefit of Caffeine

A recent study shows that topically-applied caffeine stimulates hair growth better in women than men.<p>Good news on National Coffee Day: A recent study published in the International Journal of Dermatology found that caffeine stimulates hair shaft elongation and prolongs the growth cycle by blocking …

In Honor Of National Relaxation Day, Here Are Some Of The Most Relaxing Places On Earth

Some days you just need to sit back and enjoy some beautiful scenery.<p>Today is that day. Friday (August 15) is National Relaxation Day; in honor of that joyous occasion, here are 15 stunning spots you should visit to recharge and detox from everyday life.<p>Whether it's an oceanfront beach, a sparkling …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

How I Shot Two Different Lighting Setups Simultaneously for Sports Illustrated

What can I say? What has been the best unexpected early birthday present you’ve ever gotten? For me, it happened last July when I got a call from …

10 Tips for Photographing Meteor Showers

<i>This article was reprinted with express permission from Thomas O’Brien and Muench Workshops</i><p>Photographing a meteor shower is more like photographing a …

Getting Sharper Images - an Understanding of Focus Modes

The longer you shoot, the larger the repertoire of subjects and assignments you photograph becomes. You start off photographing flowers in the …

How to Use Channel Mixer in Photoshop to Create Amazing Black and White Images

In the early days of digital, one of the biggest criticisms was that black and white images were nowhere near as good as their film based …

Simple Photoshop Script Imports Multiple Images as Layers in a Single Document

No matter how many hours you spend in Photoshop each day, it’s inevitable there’s a feature or utility within the app you’re yet to use or are …

Snaps! #NailArt Imitates Life With These Instagram Photo Manis

Have you ever Instagrammed a gorgeous sunset, colorful set of macarons, or even a glamorous selfie that you wouldn't mind seeing more often? Thanks …

Graffiti-Inspired Coffee Tables by Vans the Omega

Vans the Omega is a letterform artist recognized in the global graffiti scene who’s turned his eye to furniture. Inspired by “ancient scripts, …

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

Tutorial: Faux fur throw blanket

Faux fur is trending in clothing and in home decor right this season. Suzannah from Adventures in Dressmaking shows how to make a faux fur throw …

DIY: 5 Ways to Give Yourself an AMAZING Massage

Between talking, texting, typing, and cross-training, life can really take a toll on your body. It's no wonder that prescription pain medication sales have jumped 90 percent since 1997, according to an Associated Press investigation. That's a lot of pills, especially when massage can be just as …

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Put the Flu Shot at the Top of Your to-Do List

<i>This post was written by Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH, FAAP. Dr. Peacock is a developmental pediatrician and medical officer at the</i> <i>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)</i><i>. Follow Dr. Peacock on Twitter</i> <i>@DrPeacockCDC</i><i>.</i><p>I'm a mom of four children and a developmental pediatrician. My list of things …

Olive Us: Let’s Visit Holland

<i>Images and text by Gabrielle.</i><p>I’m delighted to share this week’s Olive Us episode! We filmed it on a spring trip to Amsterdam earlier this year. And I …

4 Stressipes to Help Kids "Drink Up"

In a new campaign called "Drink Up," Michelle Obama and Partnership for a Healthier America are encouraging people to take a simple action to improve health—to drink water. With help from celebrity endorsers, talk shows including The View and Katie, and bottled water and other companies like Evian, …

Don’t You Worry Child for 5 Cellos, a pop song cover by String Theory, Columbia University’s premiere cello ensemble

Don’t You Worry Child for 5 Cellos, a pop song cover by String Theory, Columbia University’s premiere cello ensemble.

How does the Earth’s gravity help keep satellites in orbit? From the team at This is Real Art, watch this explainer about the physics of…

How does the Earth’s gravity help keep satellites in orbit? From the team at This is Real Art, watch this explainer about the physics of orbiting satellites. It’s one in a series of informational vids published by Astra, a satellite service provider in Europe.<p>There's more gravity (or a lack of it) in the archives.

Have You Got the Balls to Be a Good Dad?

Dads are important. Pardon the motherhood statement about... fatherhood. Just sometimes, even self-evident things need to be said. All else being equal, fathers who are involved in their children's upbringing directly improve those children's survival, health, social and educational development.<p>Now …

How to Support Your Child's Emotional Intelligence

There's so much talk about emotional intelligence these days, in fact, I just read an article in <i>The New York Times</i> about teaching it in schools. It made me wonder how aware we are, as parents, of the everyday interactions with our children that teach emotional awareness.<p>I have two young …

The Most Creative Toys and Games of 2013

Toys, games, kits, apps, and books designed to jump-start creativity in your kids.<p>Building Toy: Back to Basics<p>Tinkertoy--the classic creative construction set--celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with the aptly dubbed <b>100-Piece Building Set</b>. Now all plastic (some even bendable), the colorful …

7 Do's and Don'ts of Raising a Happy Child

Happiness probably tops the list of things you want to cultivate in your children -- just follow our list of what to do (and not do) when nurturing your child's positive outlook.<p>Do Let Your Kid Take the Lead<p>Spend "child-centered time" with your kid every day, says Joyce Nolan Harrison, M.D., …

Eau de Cologne: six of the best beauty products

I write this in the very happy belief that eau de Cologne is back. Not that it ever left my dressing table. A very light, citrus and crisp fragrance style, which always reminds me of my great-aunt's ironing pile via French hotels, cologne is a beauty classic that every man and woman should own. Its …

Falling For Too Faced's New Releases

Oh, Too Faced, you are anything but. We’re proud to say you’ve been a loyal staple in our beauty bag since we discovered Primed & Poreless (not to …