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The Most Effective And Equipment Free Ways To Build Muscles

Do you want strong muscles and a sleeker physique? Are your days so packed that you can’t find the time to go to the gym? Do you need a faster, …

Ino Paints Politically-Charged Mural Inside Cyprus Parliament Building

Parliament of Cyprus recently became the first parliament building in the world with a contemporary large scale mural inside. On top of that, the …

Streetwear

OpenToonz, the 2D Animation Software Used by Studio Ghibli, Is Now Free

Toonz, the software used to create Studio Ghibli films like <i>Spirited Away</i> and TV shows like <i>Steven Universe</i> and <i>Futurama,</i> is now OpenToonz. It’s open …

Animation

Best of 2013: When Dog Grooming Goes Too Far

Originally published on June 25, 2013: These photos by Ren Netherland of dogs at a grooming competition leave us at a loss for words. Poor dogs. But, …

Where did ISIS come from? The story starts here.

AS SOON AS I ARRIVE AT HIS HOME, a well-kept but slightly dated fieldstone Colonial in Chevy Chase, Maryland, he ushers me down a staircase into the …

Middle East

A Beginner’s Guide to Making Music with GarageBand Live Loops

You’ve dreamed of composing ear-blasting symphonies, but gave up because you didn’t want to spend thousands of dollars on equipment and software. …

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Art

10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.<p>It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.

Master the Game of Poker with This Free MIT Course on Poker Theory

Whether you like to play poker online for fun, or want to wipe the floor with your buddies at your regular poker night, this free online course from …

Amazing Things Happen When You Start Eating Clean

You are what you eat. It’s cliche, but true.<p>The food you put in your body is not only the fuel for activity but it’s ultimately the building blocks …

Dinosaurs on screen: fact or fantasy?

Photograph: Alamy<p>Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/11/1434033340321/6041da13-c524-4549-a152-ae392ed0a761-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Crystal Palace Park …

Nobuo Okano, Book Repairman

By Dan Piepenbring April 21, 2015<p>Give him your dog-eared, your tattered, your musty tomes yearning to breathe free, the shelf-worn refugees of your teeming library. He will smooth their pages and mend their binding. For he is Nobuo Okano, book repairman.<p>An episode of the Japanese series <i>Shuri,</i> …

Ryan Salge's drawings capture mysterious, fleeting moments. http://hifructose.com/2015/04/14/ryan-salges-skillful-drawings-capture-lifes-ephemeral-qualities/

Crystallized books

Artist Alexis Arnold bends books at their spines, crumples them, and rolls them around in a Borax solution that causes them to be encrusted with tiny …

10 Apps You Probably Don't Know Can Earn You Extra Money

Spending time with friends is, in and of itself, a great way to pass the time without spending a lot of money. But if you and your friends are used …

Personal Finance

10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

Robert Locke<p>Freelance writer Read full profile<p>There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better …

30 Hyperrealistic Art Pieces That Will Inspire You

Hyperrealistic art is a type of sculpture or painting that looks a lot like a high-resolution photograph.<p>Hyperrealism initially started in the early …

You Get Free Red Bull or $10 If You Bought One In the Last 12 Years

A class-action lawsuit against Red Bull is being settled, and if you've purchased any Red Bull products in the last 12 years, you can get a piece of …

25 Killer Sites For Free Online Education

Whether you’re five or ninety five, the internet has a lot to offer. Particularly when the topic is education, the resources on the internet are …

Compile a Bare-Bones Budget Alongside Your Normal One

Budgets tend to allot cash for everything that we spend in a month. While a zero-sum budget is fantastic, it also helps to create a bare bones budget …

How to Customize Any Folder or App Icon Using Any Image in OS X

Customizing your desktop icons isn't strictly a time waster. Take, for example, your most-used folders. Custom icons allow you to quickly identify …

9 Minutes a Day is the Magic Number for Better Personal Branding

Professionals know it's important to promote yourself to step up the corporate ladder. But if you think you don't have the time for that, think …

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.<p>It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college, broke and in debt, and by the time I …

Personal Finance

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

The 100 Best Lifehack Articles You Might Have Missed in 2013

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…