Rebecca Mackinnon

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53 Books That Will Definitely Make You Cry

*grabs Kleenex*<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

The Body Positive YouTube Channel You Should Be Watching

Here’s a major understatement: The media, modeling and entertainment industries have long been something of a minefield on the topic of body image. Mixed messages are aplenty, and few people in the spotlight have really tackled the issue head-on in a public and intelligent way (although we must …

Amy Schumer

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

Literature

Warm Cauliflower & Israeli Couscous Salad Recipe

Recipe | Warm Cauliflower & Israeli Couscous Salad<p>By Kiersten | Last Updated: January 15, 2018<p>Tomorrow I’m going to be posting about some of the …

Recipes

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Art

These Two Sheepdog Sisters Will Instantly Brighten Your Day

Literally nothing better than fluffy dogs in beautiful places.<p>H/T Bored Panda

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Books

'Parks and Recreation': On the set for the last day of filming

The last day begins as it will end—with a crateload of Kleenex.<p>After seven seasons, 125 episodes, 271 scowly eye rolls, 593 binders, 864 can-miss …

13 Essential 'Parks and Recreation' Episodes

It's time to say goodbye to one of the best TV comedies of the past few decades. February 24th marks the end of the beloved "Parks and Recreation," which means no new surly Ron Swanson quips, no new Leslie Knope words of inspiring wisdom, and no more "Treat Yo Self" splurge days to witness in …

TV

Films to fuel your wanderlust this year

Finding oneself while traveling: it's a classic literary theme from <i>Siddhartha</i> to <i>On The Road</i>, and a somewhat overused trope in contemporary page-turners-turned-blockbusters.<p>But the process comes full circle when film adaptations inspire further adventure. Books such as <i>Into the Wild</i>, <i>Lord of the …

Australian National Parks

17 Unbelievably Tiny Puppies

SO TINY. SO ADORABLE.

Burma Uncovered: Amazing Shots From a Photographer's Paradise

Asia

This Artist Uses Banana Peels To Create Eye-Catching Art

It's pretty un-peel-lievable.

Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

Wildlife

25 Best Snacks For Weight Loss

From the editors of RedbookMag.com, four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their own weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.<p><b>1) Hard-boiled eggs with sriracha sauce</b> To improve thyroid function—the gland manages growth and metabolism—look no further than a low-calorie, …

Eating

Animated movie Nowhere Line gives Manus asylum seekers a voice

Film-maker Lukas Schrank hopes Nowhere Line, which details the journey of two men held in detention, will help the public make up their own minds<p>The men of Manus Island are the hidden, the silenced. The 1,000 asylum seekers held in immigration detention on the Papua New Guinean island are distant …

Articles about inspiration-tall-bookshelves-tomes-and-trinkets on Dwell.com - Dwell

Christian Musselman has fun.<p>A husband-and-wife architect team proves a house can be good for the environment—and look great too.<p>An established Japanese architecture firm with a yen for porous, indoor-outdoor living spaces crafts a hilltop perch for a young...<p>Early drawings of beloved designs from …

Avant-garde

27 Puppies Who Are Too Fluffy For Their Own Good

Warning: Extreme cuteness ahead.

Watch: Oscars Nominees Open Up in Video Screen Tests

The Oscar-nominated cast of <i>W</i>’s February 2015 Best Performances issue—including Best Actor in a Leading Role nominees Steve Carell (<i>Foxcatcher</i>), Bradley Cooper (<i>American Sniper</i>), Eddie Redmayne (<i>The Theory of Everything</i>), Michael Keaton (<i>Birdman</i>) and Benedict Cumberbatch (<i>The Imitation Game</i>); and …

The Oscars

Papuans Have Heard Jokowi’s Promises, but Is the President Listening?

In December, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo promised the long-suffering residents of Indonesia’s easternmost area of Papua something extraordinary: …

Asia

Golden Globes Red Carpet Photos: Stars Dressed to Impress for 2015

The Golden Globes are here, and the stars are stepping out in style!<p>Tonight, kicking off the 2015 awards season, the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards is broadcasting live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.<p>This year's nominees include veteran actress Julianne Moore, whose two …

Julianne Moore

Vibrant Landscape Photos Showcase the Striking Colors of China's Rainbow Mountains

In the northwestern Gansu province of China lies the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, a gorgeous expanse of land known for its rainbow-colored rock formations. Bands of fiery red, creamy orange, rich green, and bright yellow streak across the mountains, forming the most beautiful geological …

National Parks

Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

Design

'Tasty': How Flavor Helped Make Us Human

Our current cultural obsession with food is undeniable. But, while the advent of the foodie may be a 21st century phenomenon, from an evolutionary standpoint, flavor has long helped define who we are as a species, a new book argues.<p>In <i>Tasty: the Art and Science of What We Eat</i>, Pulitzer Prize-winning …

Evolution

5 Amazing Paleo Dinner Recipes

<i>Cooking Allergy-Free</i><p>Moroccan Tagine with Apricots and Almonds<p>Moroccan food is paleo-friendly by nature, as it's cooked low and slow. This stew is …

Love letters to libraries: Chris Riddell

From his first adventures in reading, to the librarians who inspired him, follow illustrator Chris Riddell’s graphic journey through life-changing books - exclusively for the Guardian<p>Inspired? Share your tribute to your favourite library Our celebration of libraries, librarians and free access to …

Holiday Gift Guide: For the bookworm

Holiday Gift Guide: For the bookworm<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SHOW CAPTION<p>There are so many cool gifts for the bookworm in your life, and we're not talking about …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Michelle Obama

Here are Portraits of Dogs Flying Through the Air

We’ve featured photos of dogs underwater, mid-shake, during bath time and in the middle of a gratuitous lick… but this is the first set of portraits …