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THE SHOT: Therapeutic Sands of Siwa, Egypt

The hot sand of the desert probably seems the last place someone wants to be, especially in the searing heat of high summer. But for some, being buried neck-deep in the sand of the Siwa oasis near Dakrour Mountain in western Egypt is their last hope for a cure.<p>When I heard a few years ago about …

Watch Some Hilarious Outtakes of Kate McKinnon Impersonating Justin Bieber

"Do you like my musk-els?"<p>In the past few years, <i>Saturday Night Live</i> cast member Kate McKinnon has become well known for her celebrity impressions, most notably her brilliant take on swag king Justin Bieber. Kate and the rest of the <i>SNL</i> cast won't be back in action until October 3 (aka <i>Mean Girls</i> …

Celebrity News

What Not to Do When Traveling to Kyoto

There is nothing worse when you’re traveling abroad than acting like one of “those” tourists. You know the ones: They have no knowledge of local …

Japan

How an artificial 'Reef' in London was designed with nature's help

For architect Michael Pawlyn, biology isn't just inspiration -- it informs every stage of his design process. Drawing from nature, he tells The …

Design

12 European Cities You Haven't Visited Yet — But Should

Travel to Europe has become a monogamous affair for most vacationers, who bounce between cities like London, Barcelona, and Paris like they're in a …

Charles de Gaulle

Do Women Really Need the Newly Approved "Female Viagra"?

It might surprise you, but for some women, the <b>Ginuwine</b> Pandora station and a quick vape are not enough to get in the mood. Surveys have estimated that about 10 percent of women have something called hypoactive sexual desire disorder. It was with this condition in mind that the Food and Drug …

The Strange, Ethically Ambiguous World of Biological Art

Australian artist Oron Catts is at the bleeding edge—literally—of a discipline that meddles with life for the sake of art.<p>When Oron Catts exhibited <i>Victimless Leather Jacket</i> at MoMA in 2008, it was not without controversy. It was a highly acclaimed work of "biological art," which uses and …

Biotechnology

New Eco-Friendly Design Offers More Refreshing Showers While Minimizing Water Usage by 70%

On average, a typical eight-minute shower uses 20 gallons of water. Depending how many daily showers your household takes, this could mean a lot of water down the drain. The new Nebia shower promises to minimize this usage by 70% without compromising water pressure or a refreshing experience. Their …

Engines

Photography Series Explores The Beauty Of Bodyscapes

Our bodies are a magical land full of smooth hills, mysterious caves, hairy valleys rough to the touch and jagged fault line scars that tell the tale …

Photography

An Anonymous Doctor Recalls Stories Of Sexual Abuse In The Operating Room

"Not publishing it would metaphorically dust their bad behavior under the rug. And that's not right."<p>During the class, the author asked the students if any of them had something happen during their clinical experiences that they felt they needed to "forgive."<p>"Inappropriate behavior is a problem …

Annals of Internal Medicine

19 Bizarre Sculptures From Around The World That Will Confuse You

Most major cities have monuments and various sculptures scattered throughout their streets.<p>Some are historical landmarks, some are merely designed to …

The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

Panoramic Photography

10 Great American Hikes That (Almost) Anyone Can Do

(Photo: Thinkstock/Purestock)<p>Hiking is the most democratic of American pastimes: Almost everyone can do it, and there's no special equipment necessary. All you need is a pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes and a spirit of discovery. And it's an activity that can be enjoyed nearly year-round, by young …

Hiking

16 Dresses That Have No Business Being Called Dresses

Sheer dresses, short dresses, barely-there dresses -- when it comes to red carpet attired, we've seen it all. Literally.<p>That's because sometimes celebrities leave too little to the imagination. Below, we've rounded up 16 dresses that have absolutely no business being called dresses.<p>PHOTO …

Music Award Shows

Watch What Happens to Your Luggage at the Airport

From the time the airline attendant wraps a white tag around the handle of a bag to the time your hearts swells with relief as it drops onto the …

Rhode Island

The Celebrity Selfie Parody Stylings Of Celeste Barber

There are a lot of celebrity selfies online these days, and a seemingly equal amount of celeb selfie parodies, and since the celebrities aren't …

Selfies

Five Bodies That Refused to Decay

Mental Floss put together a list of five bodies that were found remarkably preserved long after their deaths. The photo above is of Lady Xin Zhui, …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Watch A Luxury Ferrari Blasted With Gallons Of Glow-In-The-Dark Paint

Regardless of whether your a petrolhead or not, few can deny the class and style of a Ferrari.<p>One of the world's most sought-after luxury cars (with …

How a Cemetery Ends Up Underground

In America’s colonial era, thousands of people were buried in a cemetery that is now the Green in New Haven, Connecticut. The Center Church on the …

Gorgeous Traditional Temari, Embroiedered By a 92 Year Old Woman

Temari (meaning handball), is a Japanese folk art form of embroidering balls for handball games or just plain decoration. Back in the day (around 7th century AD), the spheres were made from old kimono remnants that were wadded up into a ball and then wrapped with strips of fabric. Over time, the …

Relive The 'Blood Moon' With These Dazzling Lunar Eclipse Photos

Skywatchers were treated to the second -- and final -- "blood moon" of the year early Wednesday, Oct. 8, and it was quite a show (scroll down for some dazzling photos).<p>A "blood moon" occurs when the reddish hue from a sunset or sunrise reflects onto the moon's surface during a full lunar eclipse, …

Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest-Ever Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

<b>Malala Yousafzai</b> won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Yousafzai is the seventeen-year-old girl from Pakistan who, almost two years ago exactly, when she was fifteen, was shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus to school. Yousafzai recounted the events in a book she published last year, at …

National Geographic Travel

The Week in Pictures | October 6 – 12, 2014

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. We begin this week’s installment from West Africa, where a specialized Ebola team cleans a house in Sierra Leone. More photos<p>Mexico City: Protesters march during a demonstration demanding justice in the case of the 43 students who went …

Designer Marcel Dunger Creates Jewelry by Fusing Colorful Bio-Resin to Pieces of Broken Maple Wood | Colossal

<p>Product designer Marcel Dunger conceived of this fascinating and elegant way of creating small rings, pendants, and earrings by “repairing” broken …

NSFW: See Your Favorite Disney Princes Butt-Booty Naked - PAPER

<i>Cinderella</i>'s Prince Charming has two magic pumpkins and a bibbity-bobbity-boo for you.<p>Aladdin will show you a whole new world. Don't you dare close your eyes.<p>Prince Eric's whatchamacallit? He's got plenty.

Intersex fish found in Pennsylvania rivers spur search for chemicals

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection has begun an extensive sampling of chemical contaminants in response to the discovery of intersex fish in three of the state's rivers, a department spokeswoman said.<p>Male fish carrying eggs were found in the Susquehanna, Delaware and Ohio river …

6 Of The Most Amazing Pools In The World

Don't look at this list of amazing pools if you are lacking vacation days.<p>Source: World Of Travel<p>From kiddie wading pools to Olympic competition …

Marina Bay Sands