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Motion captured: five of the best dance photographs

From postcards of ballerinas to digital shots where the performers barely look human, the art of snapping dancers has had a dramatic evolution<p>Photography created a revolution in the recording of dance. Before its advent, the history of the art form was mediated through the highly coloured accounts …

Norway: Stunning photos of surfers under the northern lights inside the Arctic Circle

Think of surfing, and you probably picture bronzed athletes under glorious sunshine riding turquoise waves on to pristine white beaches. You probably …

The Top 20 Nature Photos on 500px So Far this Year

At the end of every year we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, in which we count down the top 10 most popular photos in every single category. …

3 Powerful Tips to Help You Read 100 Books This Year

No excuses! Even the busiest entrepreneur can manage to read like Bill Gates or Warren Buffett.<p>What's the secret to thinking like a CEO? According to Jessica Mah, co-founder of InDinero, it's simple -- just read 100 books a year. She's not the only one insisting that, if you want to be super …

7 Highly Effective Ways to Overcome Fear

Margee Kerr is a sociologist and professor specializing in the science of fears. Here's what she can tell you about overcoming yours.<p>Show me an entrepreneur, and I'll show you someone who loves a mountain-climbing metaphor.<p>That's because starting a business is a frightening, uphill, often solitary …

The Monumental Painting That's Breaking Boundaries in Raleigh

Artist Sarah Cain is making moves in the art world with her largest on-site work yet.<p>"It’s an absolutely insane way to work that most people wouldn’t do," explains Sarah Cain of her painting practice in the week leading up to her solo exhibition, "The Imaginary Architecture of Love," on view at the …

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

14 Places to Swim Before You Die

One of the best things about a warm-weather getaway is the thrill of throwing on a bathing suit and going for a swim. In putting together this list, we chose places, pools, and locales that created truly incredible, one-of-a-kind swimming experiences.<p>One of the best things about a warm-weather …

Hot Springs

Reader photos: What ‘unbreakable’ means

From photos that represent a lifelong connection to structures that will stand the test of time, you showed us what it means to endure, to be indestructible, to last forever.<p>Congratulations to Dean Hammer, 34, the winner of BBC Travel’s July 2015 photo submission! Discover the story behind the …

Stunning Aerial Photos of San Francisco at Night

The City by the Bay as you've never seen it.<p>Over the past few months, photographer Vincent Laforet has been taking to the skies above America's most iconic cities to create his new series, <i>Air</i>. Beginning with New York, Laforet then ventured to Las Vegas and most recently to San Francisco, where he …

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – 'a beautiful historical fantasia'

Isao Takahata’s animated fable, eight years in the making, is a masterpiece to rank among Studio Ghibli’s finest<p>With <i>The Wind Rises</i> proving a swansong for Hayao Miyazaki, Ghibli’s 79-year-old co-founder Isao Takahata keeps the animation studio’s stock high, amid reports of closure, with what has …

The History of Depression | The Art of Manliness

A history of depression? Doesn’t depression just exist, like cancer? You can’t really write a history of cancer; perhaps how it’s been treated or …

Mental Disorders

Every Man Needs a Challenge | The Art of Manliness

“Dempsey and Firpo” by George Bellows, 1924. This painting hangs above my desk.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from author and Navy SEAL Eric</i> …

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 …

How to End a Conversation Like a Man | The Art of Manliness

We’ve done several articles on the Art of Manliness covering the wonderful art of conversation, from its dos and donts, to how to make small talk, to …

New Book: Sweet Portraits of Mothers with Their One-Day-Old Babies

We've followed photographer Jenny Lewis' series <i>One Day Young</i> for the past few years, showing you beautiful portraits of mothers with their newborn babies. Taken within 24 hours of their birth, the portraits show babies who have just emerged from the womb, with their caring mothers holding them in a …

The Pros and Cons of Every Kind of Eyeliner

Because nothing does it all.<p>As someone who wears a cat eye every day, I know the struggle of a solid winged tip all too well. The time, the accuracy, the upkeep—<i>it ain't easy</i>. Over the years, I've tried every eyeliner in the book, whether it was the nearest at arm's reach (oh hey, beauty closet) or …

Your Guide to Surviving a Layoff

I've been there and it was actually the best thing that ever happened to me.<p>Layoffs—they happen. At least, we see them happen. On the news, in movies, a friend of a friend. The important thing is, they never end up happening to us.<p>Until they do. And they did—to me. After getting over the initial …

We're Officially Copying Emily Weiss's Morning Beauty Routine, and Here's Why You Will be Too

It's time to reboot your grooming habits.<p>Emily Weiss has built a veritable lifestyle empire (watch out, Gwyneth and Martha!) as founder and CEO of Glossier, a cosmetics line geared toward the Instagram set. It all started back in 2010, when she launched her virally successful NYC-based …

Beauty

What to Wear to Work When You're Stressed Out and Need Sartorial Stimulation

Le sigh.<p><i>Le sigh</i>. It's been one of those weeks. Your to-do list is virtually endless, the notion of inbox zero is laughable, and you haven't taken a lunch break since two Tuesdays ago. Work feels like it's going to be the death of you and there's only one solution: sartorial therapy. Here, instant …

Powerful Story Behind the Young Protestor Hugging a Police Officer at a Ferguson Demonstration

Amidst the hate, anger, sadness, and turmoil that have swept across the US since a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, this powerful photo of a young, black protestor tearfully hugging a white police officer has captured …

Demonstration

The 10 best films of 2014: No 10 – The Lego Movie

Everything is awesome. And forever compromised. The Lego Movie is a $60m (£38m) advert that’s clever, smart and extremely funny. It’s marketing as art, art as commerce, and commerce as fun. It’s also an attack on corporate mono-culture. And a deconstruction of stupid Hollywood. You leave it feeling …

Snoopy Takes a Nap in New Poster for THE PEANUTS MOVIE

Unleash Your Inner Big Cat Fan

Changing Planet<p>It might not seem like it to human eyes, but the look that lioness is giving her mate is about the pinnacle of romance for these wild felines. (Photo by Michael Nichols/NG Creative)<p>As you can tell from seeing any stroller with a kid in a lion’s-mane hooded sweater, kids (and parents) …

Learn to live with it: Becoming stress-free

<b>(CNN) —</b> People the world over believe that stress comes from external sources.<p>One complains of a nagging wife or hysterical husband. Another finds fault with the demands of work or the exploitation of management. Someone else grumbles at summer being too hot or winter being too cold.<p>Everyone thus …

Travel

Live Like Mr. Darcy In The Massive Estate That Inspired Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice

Wentworth Woodhouse is twice the size of Buckingham Palace, has 365 rooms, inspired Mr. Darcy's estate in Jane Austen's classic, and could be yours for £7 million<p><i>Photos via Fanpop/Dine</i><p>The super-sized British estate known as Wentworth Woodhouse is reportedly what inspired Jane Austen to create the …

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