Audry Collins

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How to Make a Thrifty Wardrobe Look Expensive

<b>Keep It Classy with Black and White</b><br>I would say that about 90 percent of my lower-priced items are black, white, gray, or a mixture of those colors. There’s just something about a black and white scheme that makes any piece look a little more upscale than if it were a splashy color (love this …

Why You Probably Won't Finish Reading This Article

American attention spans are next to none. As in we don't have any.<p>This isn't an accusation against Americans or their intelligence, especially considering that I fall within that category. No, this is just a valid observation I've had from studying abroad in London.<p>In addition to the minimal …

8 Soul-Satisfying Comfort Foods to Chase Away the Chill

Lift your family's spirit on a cold winter day with one of these delicious and satisfying comfort foods.<p><b>1. Broccoli & Gruyère Soup with Homemade Croutons</b><p>Topped with crisp homemade croutons, this rich and creamy broccoli soup is a hearty meal unto itself. It's perfect to ward off winter's chill, and …

The 9 Best Swimsuit Brands You Have Probably Never Heard Of

Spring is almost here. Okay, that is just a rumor we heard that we can neither confirm nor deny, but these tundra-like temperatures have to end sometime, right? And what is the first thing we are going to do when the earth unthaws? Head to the beach.<p>While we have lost a finger or two to frostbite …

French law blocking terrorist and child abuse sites comes into effect

Law that allows blockade of offending sites without a court order criticised by free-speech groups as circumventing judicial power<p>France has introduced a new law that allows government agencies to order the blocking of websites that advocate acts of terrorism or contain images of child abuse.<p>The …

Privacy

Complaining, for Your Health

The mental and physical benefits of airing your grievances<p>In his 1964 book <i>Games People Play</i>, psychiatrist Eric Berne describes what he calls the “Yes, but” communication pattern: First, one person states a problem. Next, another person responds by offering suggestions on how to solve it. The first …

15 Ways to Live Authentically & Amazingly

<b>Anxiety, depression and unhappiness occur when people are not living their lives in a way that is congruent with their authentic selves.</b> This is what …

Bertrand Russell on Immortality, Why Religion Exists, and What “The Good Life” Really Means

“There are forces making for happiness, and forces making for misery. We do not know which will prevail, but to act wisely we must be aware of both.”<p><b>Bertrand Russell</b> (May 18, 1872–February 2, 1970) is one of humanity’s most grounding yet elevating thinkers, his writing at once lucid and luminous. …

17 Surprising Ways You're Ruining Your Clothes

You've been washing, folding, and storing your clothes all wrong.<p><b>1. You're using wire hangers when you should be using felt.</b> Wire hangers aren't supportive enough for heavier fabrics and will warp the shape of your clothes over time. Invest in felt hangers instead, which don't leave little points …

Don’t apologize to me for your rape joke

A dinner party, new people, a joke about rape: It was already bad enough. Then he said sorry, and it only got worse<p>I was at a relative’s birthday party not long ago with a lot of people I didn’t know. All of the guests were already close friends, and for the most part they, like me, were in their …

4 Things To Understand About Youth, Mental Health & Juvenile Justice In The US

Almost 2 million youth – those under the age of 18 – are arrested each year in the US, which is more than 5,000 delinquency cases per day. Of those, approximately 95% are not accused of violent crimes (murder, rape or aggravated assault). Yet, these youth are often incarcerated in the juvenile …

Mental Health

Yuri Shwedoff (previously) born in 1991, is a Moscow-based artist, photographer, movie maker and illustrator. In 2008 graduated from the painting department of the Moscow Academic Art Lyceum of the...

Art

Dealing With Anxiety: Psychology Lessons from Harry Potter

<i>The following was originally posted on Dr. Scarlet’s blog, Superhero Therapy, and has been republished here with permission. It contains spoilers for</i> …

Mental Health

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

#Yesallwomen, So what do I tell my girls?

<i>This post is in response to the yes all women hashtag. It has taken me awhile to process all of it and I would love your thoughts.</i><p>I was 13 the first …

Steven Russell Black is an Illustrator and fine artist working out of the Bay Area. San Rafael, CA. "with an obsessive compulsion to champion the odd, fringe, or otherwise unappreciated.“Inspiration...

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Spanish Artist Reveals The Ugly Side Of Society In Controversial Illustrations

Spanish artist, Luis Quiles, is known for causing splash after splash with his controversial artwork, which reveals the ugly side of society. Quiles …

Mega-Obsessed: Our Favorite Things From 2014

Last-minute gift ideas, anyone?<p>The new and amazing stuff of the world is our bread and butter here at <i>Popular Science</i>. In each month's magazine and online, we bring together a list of all our favorite things hitting shelves, app stores, and big screens. Now, all the gadgets, games, movies, and other …

Universal Pictures

Artist Turns DNA From Chewed Gum Into Sculptures

Plus, a perfume that can cover your genetic tracks<p>Two years ago, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg caused a stir in both the art and biosecurity worlds when she displayed busts of people she’d never met. She determined the facial features for her “Stranger Visions” show using DNA found in the streets …

Sculpture

9 Surprising Ways Your Body Can Influence Your Mind

Psychologist Alice Haddon explores the intriguing relationship between our minds and our muscles.<p>Most of us are aware that a positive attitude can improve health and speed recovery from illness, but does this also work the other way around?<p>'Embodied cognition' is a term used by psychologists to …

This Is What Happens When You Order Ridiculously Cheap Clothing From Singapore

Scrolling through Facebook a few weeks ago, I came across this photo on a friends' page.<p>Now this was my kind of coat! But... NastyDress? What the heck was NastyDress?<p>Intrigued, I clicked on the link- Yep. It was pretty nasty, all right. Most of the dresses would get a girl arrested for indecent …

The 2015 Color Trends You NEED to Know Now

Design color trends<p>We asked 11 top designers to predict the design color trends of the upcoming year. From olive greens and bright patterns, to "Monet meets Molly Ringwald," these chic combinations may be the next big thing.

Strange Things You Learn When You Don't Wear A Bra For A Week

I'm an E cup, and I haven't gone out in public without a bra in 18 years. So I wanted to see if anything bad would happen when I finally went without one.<p>I love bras, because making my boobs look good is one of the few things about my body that I feel I have a lot of control over. Besides: I am …

Clothing

A Shot At Happiness

A simple way to treat depression has been in our face all along. Liz Krieger investigates the latest use of Botox.<p>A swipe of lipstick can put a smile on your face, but when it comes to beating depression, beauty products usually don't do the trick. Enter Botox, the forehead-smoothing toxin that can …

San Francisco

The Weird Science of First Impressions

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past five years of working as a journalist it’s that success can come down to the two seconds after you first meet someone.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference …

​Signe​ Baumane Makes Amazing Animated Shorts About Sex, Women, Depression, and Suicide

I talked to her about all that stuff and also "Sex and the City."<p>​<p>​<p>"I think about sex every nine seconds and every 12 seconds I think about killing myself." That was ​Signe​ Baumane's response when I emailed asking for an interview, showing me that self-awareness comes when you least expect …