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10 basic rules for a happier life — and most may surprise you

Happy International Day of Happiness! How did you celebrate?<p>The United Nations sets aside March 20 as a time to recognize "the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings."<p>Rejoicing yet? Or do the stresses of everyday life mean little …

Happiness

Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

I bet you cringe at this sentence: "You deserve to be happy." The idea feels selfish, demanding, too self-centered to utter out loud. "You deserve to be happy."<p>I bet the words enter your mind with a twinge of unsettled emotion. I bet, just like me, you write them off as silly, unrealistic words …

Happiness

Heartwarming Photos Highlight Adventurous Bond Between Pups and Humans

Dogs are known for their loyalty, so it should come as no surprise that man’s best friend makes for a fantastic camping companion. Whether they’re snuggling in a tent, trekking across a rocky terrain, or just taking in the sights, pups enjoy these adventures just as much as their humans. To …

Pets

Self-Reflective Artist Uses Thousands of Buttons to Form Iridescent Installations as Meditation

Button connoisseur Ran Hwang uses her distinct style both as a form of expression and as a form of meditation. When designing large installations made solely of buttons, beads, crystals, pins, and thread, Hwang becomes completely immersed in the project at hand and allows her work to consume her …

Meditation

Iceland’s Epic Landscapes from a Drone’s-Eye View

Back in July, Polish landscape photographer Jakub Polomski spent two weeks traveling around Iceland and shooting aerial photographs with his DJI …

Termites Infested this Photographer’s Jungle Camera Trap DSLR

Wildlife photographer Jeff Cremer of Rainforest Expeditions recently set up a special DSLR camera trap in the Amazon jungle in southeastern Peru. His …

Photography

Photographer Hajdu Tamas Finds Humor in Small-Town Romania

Humor has a strange place in photography. So often a humorous photograph undermines the subject matter or the medium itself and leaves the image …

Dachshund Racing in Australia: Pictures

Australia

Why you should travel solo at least once

<i>“Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.”</i> John Mayer<p>Three years ago, you couldn’t pay me to travel <i>anywhere</i> by myself, and getting …

25 Best Things to Do in New York

New York may be ever-changing, but when it comes to can't-miss cultural experiences, the classics always win out.<p>Whether you're a local realizing you've yet to fully explore the city or an out-of-towner who doesn't know the Met from the MoMA, these quintessential stops will help you catch a glimpse …

Museums

Visiting Rome with kids: gladiators, gardens and gelato

Rome's top attractions offer much to fire children’s imaginations, from the Colosseum with its past of blood-curdling spectacle to spooky underground catacombs where the early Christians buried their dead. The city’s historic centre is kid-friendly too, dotted with spacious piazzas, foaming …

Italy

Savannah: Love at First Sight

At first light, I have her all to myself, aside from one lone jogger and a trash collector. I start to feel the lure of Savannah, Georgia, that sweet sickness that the French call le mal doux. I need to sip her slowly, like a dry martini. I take a deep breath and etch her memories in my mind's eye. …

Clint Eastwood

How much will it cost you to travel around the world for a year? This infographic has it figured out.

IF YOU’VE EVER DAYDREAMED ABOUT quitting your job to travel around the world, the thing that probably took the wind out of your sails was the idea of …

Travel

Computer algorithm creates Instagram-like filters in the style of famous artists - Telegraph

Machine Learning

The Best Public Art and Murals of Norway’s Nuart Festival 2015

<i>Bordalo II</i><p>For fifteen years, the first week of September in Norway has been reserved for Nuart festival. This year’s opened on September 3rd with a …

Vintage Garage Inspired Adult Birthday Party

Hostess with the Mostess®For her husband’s (route) 33rd birthday, <b>Virginia Barrera</b> of <b>Amador de Parties</b> created this super awesome <b>Vintage Garage</b> …

Color Management

Hipster Barbie Pokes Fun at Artsy Instagram Photos

There’s a new rising star on Instagram. A clever account called Socality Barbie is attracting quite a bit of attention for posting satirical hipster …

Wedding Photography

Abstract Photos of the Unexpected Patterns that Arise While Cooking

For New York-based photographer Adrian Mueller, cooking isn’t a chore or the means to an end but a creative playground in and of itself. For <i>Bubbles</i>, …

4 Tips for Posing Subjects by Wedding Photographer Lexia Frank

Earlier this year, wedding photographer Lexia Frank published a series of 4 short videos that teach how to properly pose models in order to minimize …

Eerie Photos Reveal a Deserted New York City at Night in the 1980s

When photographer Jan Staller first arrived in New York City in 1976, he was pulled not to the metropolis’s buzzing epicenters but to its deserted …

New York City

How I Shot a Plane Flying Through the Supermoon

So an image of mine (@lightbrekkie) appears to be doing the rounds lately on Instagram and you may have seen it.<p>One of those normal days started with …

Astronomy

The 30 best places to travel alone

In fact, there are many reasons to travel alone. Solo travel allows for more self-reflection, and chances are, you'll take in more of the culture.<p>We've put together a list of 30 places that are ideal for traveling alone, from an adventure in New Zealand to a relaxing getaway in Cinque Terre, …

European Travel

18 reasons you should never visit Porto

Haz clic para leer este artículo en español. También puedes darnos un “me gusta” en Facebook!<p>1. It’s easy to see Porto is nothing special.<p>2. Its …

European Travel

20 things to do in England before you die

1. Spend summer solstice at Stonehenge.<p>Summer Solstice by Nicolò Paolucci on 500px<p>2. Go surfing in Cornwall. Yes, surfing in England!<p>3. Arrive in …

Anne Boleyn

Artist Jane Long Digitally Manipulates Black and White WWI-Era Photos Into Colorful Works of Fantasy | Colossal

<p>Australian artist Jane Long transforms cracked and faded black and white photographs into colorful works of fantasy, giving the subjects a new, and …

Art

Abandoned Warehouse Reclaimed by the Sprawling Roots and Branches of a Banyan Tree

For the past 70 years, nature has been gradually reclaiming an abandoned warehouse in the Taiwanese city of Tainan. Overgrown with a massive, sprawling banyan tree that has swallowed the walls and roof of the building, the eerily beautiful Anping Tree House is an example of the pervasive power of …

Treehouses

Magnificent Photos that Capture the Vivid Colors of the Northern Lights

Whilst in the midst of winter, and while going through the bitter storms and wet snowy streets, it is easy to overlook that winter can also bring …

Photos of Amsterdam Coffeehouses Developed with the Coffee They Sell

Over the years, we’ve posted a number of tutorials on how to develop film using coffee and vitamin C, which combine to create a photo process known …

15 Reasons you should never travel to Finland

1. There’s no wildlife to see at all.<p>Bear cubs / Cuccioli d'orso by Danilo Ernesto Melzi on 500px<p>2. If you are a photographer, don’t even bother …

Bear Cubs