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5 tips to help improve your life in 2 years

<b>How can I dramatically improve my life in 2 years?</b><p>This is a great question.<p>Most people ask how they can change their lives in a week, month, or …

Self-improvement

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Online Education

Hidden Reasons You’re Allowing Your Kids to Mistreat You

Kids act out sometimes, and they don’t always listen; sometimes they’ll defy you or lie; depending on their age, they may not show a whole lot of …

Mental Disorders

The 7 Ways of Zen Landscape Photography

Zen photography comes naturally with an empty mind. It’s both waiting for a moment where light, shape, and dynamics fall into place, and being devoid …

Camera Settings for Concert Photography Beginners

This guide is intended for concert photography beginners. If you have a DSLR camera and are interested in how to control your camera settings to take …

Shutter Speed

This Type of Thinking Can Help with Depression

People who struggle with anxiety or depression often ruminate on negative thoughts, like past missteps or feelings that they’re not good enough. The …

Stick Together a Durable Duct Tape Hammock

Waterproof, durable, and duct tape gorgeous, this hammock is, as always, 100 percent customizable — the combinations of colors and choice of sizes are endless. Your backyard guests will be impressed that the hammock you made yourself can hold up to everyday use.<p>All you need is a sturdy bamboo stake …

If You Swear a Lot, You're More Honest — Science Says So

Damn straight!<p>Your mother might have scolded, "Watch your language," but don't let her delicate sensitivities curb your cursing. Swearing — a.k.a. …

Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course

Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations …

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

Mental Health

21 Little Ways To Be Happier In 2017

We're guessing you need it after 2016.

Mental Health

A letter to … All of the permissive parents today

The letter you always wanted to write<p>You are a number of my friends. You are a close relative. You are many people I see at the park or supermarket. You all love your young children, are utterly devoted parents, think deeply about how to raise your offspring in the best way possible, but …

This Is the Reason Why People Stay in Unhappy Relationships

We’ve all been there: sitting across from a friend, listening to them talk about the latest fight with their S.O. and totally seeing that it’s just time for them to call it quits on their toxic relationship. But from the other side of the table, even those of us who have been lucky in love know the …

Sunk Costs

Dazzling Photos of Canada’s Festive Trains Transporting Holiday Cheer

Since 1998, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has sent two luminous locomotives across North America to spread Christmas cheer through dazzling displays of light and heartwarming acts of charity. While this year's trains have already completed the journeys, you can still see the spectacle through …

How to Take a Non-Crappy Picture of the Moon

On November 14th, we’ll get the closest full moon since 1948, and it won’t happen again for 18 years. If you want to snap a photo of the moon in all …

It's always safe at mom's.

A Blood Supermoon Rises Around the World: Pictures

United Kingdom

Cute! This lizard made a bed out of this rose.

Wandering In The Lavender Fields

Custom Notions: Embossed Metal Buttons

Forget being limited to paper projects—embossing powder moves beyond the stationery shelf with these cool and crafty DIY embossed metal buttons!<p>Make custom notions that are as unique as your project!<p>Try your hand at embossing powder bliss with this embossed metal buttons tutorial from RaChil from …

Happy Home: DIY Faux Metal Flower Wall Art

Brighten up a room with some stylized floral decor! This DIY faux metal flower wall art definitely looks impressive, but it’s surprisingly easy to make.<p>Create your own beautiful eye-catching decor statement with just a quick trip to the hardware store (or to your craft stash). If you’ve got bamboo …

Sewing Hacks: Change a Zipper to a Button Closure

Whether zippers are on your list of sewing horrors, or maybe you just don’t have a zipper in the right length or color on hand, sometimes it’s nice to have options. Luckily, this sewing hack will show you how to change a zipper to a button closure without causing you stress or ruining your …

A beautiful example of refraction.

Sleeping Giants, Weeping Plums: Japanese Landscape Photography - Photographs and text by Hidenobu Suzuki | LensCulture

My photographs are like Japanese paintings.<p>I feel that realism is a more Western style. Through my landscape photographs, I’d like to express emotions and spiritual feelings.<p>Contemporary theater, art and music stimulate the brain and liven people’s mood. But emotional art heals people and leads …

Creative Ways toPhotograph FlowersIn Your Home

For many of you, the harshness of winter has finally come to a close. (Yay!)<p>In its place you now have the beauty of spring, which means flowers are</i> …

Make a Quick Garden Apron From Upcycled Jeans

If you’re just itching to get back into the garden, and need an appropriate apron in a hurry, then go ahead and grab an old pair of jeans and a pair of scissors and make yourself a quick garden apron with this handy video from CHOW.com!<p>It might help to use an old pair of jeans that are a little too …

Hanging Pocket Organizer

Shares 0<p>This fun and colorful Hanging Pocket Organizer helps kids organize and stores the essentials they need, right next to their bed. Believe it …