Ashlyn Hennesy

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25 Hilarious Gifts That Will Make Your Friends LOL

For those of us who enjoy having a sarcastic sense of humor, this holiday season is the perfect time to give your BFF something to laugh about. Instead of getting them another pair of socks, make them feel extra special with a funny item that reminds you of your friendship. We searched and rounded …

Periodic Table

Netflix shared its 10 most binge-watched shows of 2017

Led by the true-crime satire "American Vandal," Netflix listed the 10 series that were most popular for binge-watching (defined as watching more than two hours per day).<p>The streaming service looked at the average daily viewing hours per user between November 2016 and November 2017. The resulting …

Entertainment

Paul Gauguin’s Advice on Overcoming Rejection, Breaking Free of Public Opinion, and Staying True to One’s Creative Vision

“One day, you will feel a joy in having resisted the temptation to hate, and there is truly intoxicating poetry in the goodness of him who has suffered.”<p>The French post-impressionist painter <b>Paul Gauguin</b> (June 7, 1848–May 8, 1903) left an indelible mark on creative culture as a major influence of …

A Forgotten Poet Laureate of Nature on How Beauty Dissolves the Boundary Between Ourselves and the World

“The hours when the mind is absorbed by beauty are the only hours when we really live, so that the longer we can stay among these things so much the more is snatched from inevitable Time.”<p><i>“We forget that nature itself is one vast miracle transcending the reality of night and nothingness. We forget</i> …

Literature

The Songs of Trees: A Biologist’s Lyrical Ode to How Relationships Weave the Fabric of Life

“We cannot step outside life’s songs. This music made us; it is our nature.”<p><i>“Trees speak to the mind, and tell us many things, and teach us many good lessons,”</i> an English gardener wrote in the seventeenth century. <i>“When we have learned how to listen to trees,”</i> Hermann Hesse rhapsodized two centuries …

London Nights

14 One-Pot Dinners For Harried Holidays (Or Any Day)

I don’t know about you, but between organizing goodies for my Holiday Swapee and baking batches of granola for snackable gifts (look away, friends!), there isn’t too much room on my kitchen counter. I try to stay organized, but inevitably I’ll stir my cookie dough with the soup spatula. Such is the …

12 Olympians - The Gods and Goddesses of Mt. Olympus

<b>Definition:</b><p>Ancient Greece ><br>Fast Facts About the Olympians | 12 Olympians<p>In Greek mythology, there were 12 Olympians, gods and goddesses, who lived …

The Top 10 Trees for the Small Yard

Recommended Trees for Urban Settings<p>Do you have a small yard that needs a bit of shade? Here are ten trees that will do well in smaller areas. These …

Top 10

If Your Life Story Depresses You or Holds You Back, Change It

<b>“The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.” ~Pema Chodron</b><p>Too often we let stories from our past define us. We …

Love Myself

Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. On his Gates Notes blog, he said he had read nearly all of Smil's 37 books, most of which delve into topics like food production, energy, public policy, and the environment.<p>"The truth is, I'd read …

25 Cheap And Easy DIYs That Will Vastly Improve Your Home

It's the sacred place where you hang out in your pajamas and binge-watch TV shows. Doesn't it deserve better?

9 Small-Space Ideas to Steal from a Tiny Paris Apartment

Paris architect Philippe Harden likes to work on a human scale. Paying close attention to “materials, proportions, and colors that let you feel …

Interior Design

How to Build 256 Spring Outfits With Only 16 Items

<b>The essentials:</b> Let's start with the basics: the closet staples that will suit any occasion. More importantly, they're the items that will also make …

Clothing

Surf Quiz: Is surfing “Egalitarian”?

Do you believe in equal rights for kooks?<p><b>During yesterday’s ruckus</b> concerning whether or not you’d ever quit surfing, there appeared one very good …

Aquatic Sports

How to Create the Perfect Vintage Updo

Vintage hairstyles are eternally popular for weddings no matter the season, but a too-literal interpretation can leave a bride with a serious case of helmet head. So what's the key to borrowing from the past without looking stuck in it? Texture and movement. "The perfectly coiffed updo is …

Hair

A sneak peek inside the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC

The Museum of the Bible is set to open on Friday 17 November, just a few blocks from the US Capitol in Washington, DC. The collection includes …

50+ Adorable Snake Pics That Will Help You Conquer Your Fear

When you hear the word "cute," snakes are probably the last thing to come to your mind. There's just something so cunning about them that we're …

Cute

‘How to Look Like Me at 70’: We Got Ahold of Peggy Siegal’s Beauty Bible

At powerful publicist Peggy Siegal’s various 70th birthday parties this past July, she handed out a little pink pamphlet to the gathered guests …

Shopping

17 gadgets and apps to make your dumb car smarter

Useful technology for your commute.<p>You don't have to wait for self-driving cars to upgrade your experience behind the wheel. You don't even have to buy an expensive new luxury vehicle. Instead, add some 21st-century intelligence to your drive with a few smart gadgets and apps. These devices can log …

Apps

Quora users share the best travel destinations you've never heard of

Paris, New York, Tokyo. They're all amazing vacation destinations, but sometimes (always?) it's preferable to get away from the crowds.<p>With that in mind, users on the querying site Quora asked for "some of the best travel locations that most people have never heard of." There are hundreds of …

This Brilliant Strategy Used by Warren Buffett Will Help You Prioritize Your Time | Inc.com

With more than $70 billion to his name and majority ownership of 70+ companies through his holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has proved he knows a thing or two about prioritizing important work.<p>But this level of focus doesn't come naturally. For most of us, we fall into choice …

Time Management

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

We Asked Some Authors What Books They're Cosying Up With This Winter

Return to a childhood classic, go on sprawling adventures, or bunker down and learn something new.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p>Get a copy or get the audiobook.<p>"The first time you try <i>Middlemarch</i> is a …

Home Turf: 25 Best Made In America Gifts

Field Notes 56 Week Planner<p>We get it. New year, new you, new plans. Well, if that’s the mindset of the go-getter in your life, this 56-week planner …

The 5 secrets to becoming a Super Attractor

<i>When was the last time you thought about what you</i> really <i>wanted? I’m not talking about a matcha latte or new leggings (don’t get me wrong, those are</i> …

A History of Philosophy in 81 Video Lectures: From Ancient Greece to Modern Times

Above, you can watch 81 video lectures tracing the history of philosophy, moving from Ancient Greece to modern times. Arthur Holmes presented this …

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner: A Free Yale Course

This course taught by Yale professor Wai Chee Dimock examines major works by three iconic American authors--Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, …

The Secret to Solving a Rubik's Cube in Under Two Minutes

Hungarian professor of architecture Ernö Rubik invented his eponymous Rubik’s Cube in 1974. Since then, the toy has stymied puzzle-lovers across the …

This Piece of Wisdom From a Zen Master Buddhist Will Change The Way You Treat Others…Forever

<b>Since you're here...</b><p>... we have a small favor to ask. More people are reading Ideapod than ever before, but advertising revenues across the media …