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Intermittent fasting was one of the biggest diet trends of 2017 — here's what you should know if you're planning to try it in the New Year

Intermittent fasting was one of the most talked about diet trends in 2017.<p>There's the 5:2, where you eat what you want for five days of the week but restrict your calorie intake to just 500 a day on two days. There's also the 16:8, which sees you eat within an eight-hour period, then fast for the …

Our 25 Most-Anticipated Fall 2016 Films

<b>9. Mascots (Christopher Guest; Oct. 13)</b><p><i>Best in Show</i> and <i>Waiting for Guffman</i> director <b>Christopher Guest</b> is finally back to feature filmmaking for the …

The 25 Books You're Going to Want to Curl Up With This Fall

Summer reading is great, but there's nothing better than getting that first pumpkin latte of the season and curling up with a good book. I'm Brenda Janowitz, author of The Dinner Party, and I'm here to tell you which books are going to make you late to all of your Halloween parties. We've got a …

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These 12 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realized that her classmates who came from the world of banking and consulting were acing the coursework without a problem, while she struggled to master the concepts foreign to her liberal arts background.<p>…

Take Photos Like a War Correspondent

Award-winning photojournalist Paula Bronstein shares what’s in her camera bag, from SLR to software.<p>Anyone can take a photo: just point your camera and fire away. Taking a photo that transcends language to communicate dread, happiness, or heartache is, however, a singular talent. It requires …

29 Habits You Need to Break Before Turning 30

Most of us spend our 20s figuring sh*t out: our careers, our relationships, ourselves. And we're going to make plenty of mistakes along the way.<p>That's more than OK--no one's perfect. Plus, mistakes build character. As someone recently told me, "Sometimes you win, and sometimes you learn."<p>But as I …

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From smudging techniques to dramatic use of white chalk, Irish illustrator PJ Lynch has some useful tips on how to make great drawings using charcoal<p>You can see more of PJ Lynch’s beautiful illustrations in Eoin Colfer’s Once Upon a Place storytelling project book

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Surreal Animal Sculptures Fuse the Intricate Beauty of Earth with Untamed Beasts

For the past few years, we’ve marveled at the surreal sculptures of Ellen Jewett, a Canadian artist who simultaneously fuses beauty with beasts. Octopuses, tigers, wolves, and elephants look as though they’re overrun by the Earth, with elements of flora and fauna comprising much of their …

The Best Films of 2016 (So Far)

<b>Hail, Caesar! (Joel and Ethan Coen)</b><p>Dozens of films try to copy the <b>Coens</b> every year, and yet no one ever comes close. They have developed such a …

This barista may be the best coffee artist in San Francisco, even the world

Melanie Aquino's cafe mochas are dazzling masterpieces.<p>The barista at Elite Audio Coffee Bar in San Francisco's SoMa uses a metal skewer and a pot of chocolate to draw remarkably detailed sketches of everything from sweet-faced pugs to London's Big Ben atop the frothy foam.<p>Aquino first started …

Tiny Letters Tell Brutally Honest Truth And Inspire To Be Yourself

"I don’t really feel I have that 'unique' style, but I’m in love with script and flourishes since actually I began with copperplate calligraphy at …

Paris-based photographer bends reality with stunning Photoshop edits

Paris-based photographer Vincent Bourilhon uses digital photography and Photoshop to merge various images together, creating stunning illusions and …

19 Tattoos That Will Make Art History Nerds Geek Out

Body art.

The Myth of the Queer Arab Life

For most people in the West life in the Arab world for gay people is hard to fathom. It is, like many other parts of life in this region, complicated.<p>…

Nine Reasons Dubai Could Be The Most Important City Of The 21st Century

Some cities seem to encapsulate a particular moment in time. Dubai, right now, seems to represent three moments, one more important than the other two. First, one of the last gasps of the oil culture; second, the rise of business as a way to govern society. And third, and most significantly, the …

14 Of The Most Buzzed-About Books Of 2016

(So far.)<p>Below are the books that have been highest-rated by users, and that are also getting added to tons of "Want to Read" lists.

40 Small Tattoos Even the Most Needle-Shy Can't Resist

These days, there are more reasons than ever to get a tattoo. Tattoos are good for your health (really!) and good for bonding, and you can get one so teeny that all it takes is a...

Ask a Yogi: What do Different Yoga Symbols Mean?

On your first time in a yoga studio, you might have seen a lot of symbols, decorations, pendants, and tattoos floating around the studio that seemed …

Tattoo Artist Covers Bodies with Sacred Geometry and Mythological Animals

Jaya Suartika makes the body a canvas for his fragmented mythologies, animals, and patterns.<p>Jaya Suartika is an Australian tattoo artist who adorns his patrons in geometric patterns, animals, and fragmented mythological images that deftly challenge the assumption that nobody ever uses geometry …

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

The Instagram stars of South Africa - CNN Style

Written by Heenali Patel, CNN<p>Three artists making it big in the world of art have one thing in common: Instagram has been key in turning their hobbies into successful businesses.<p>Lorraine Loots has become an internationally recognized miniature artist, exhibiting over 700 artworks in New York last …

A Little Life: why everyone should read this modern-day classic

It’s early in the morning when my brother rings me, exhausted and strung out. He didn’t get much sleep the night before; he was up reading Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, speeding towards the book’s devastating conclusion.<p>A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara review – relentless suffering<p>Read …

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Nature Gets Surreal in Ellen Jewett’s Fantastic Sculptures

Wire octopi, seaweed turtles, and more come alive in the work of the self-taught sculptor.<p>At a shallow glance, nature might not seem so surreal. But a deep dive into the natural world, void of all human technology and earth-moving, reveals an incredibly intricate, dreamlike, and almost alien world. …

The Artsy Apps That Justify Spending Time On Your Phone

These are the apps that let you paint, draw and animate wherever you are.<p>I'm the kind of person who doesn't like playing games on their iPhone. I'm not much for Candy Crush or Angry Birds or Words with Friends, and I don't play Solitaire. I know there are more sophisticated games out there too, …

Stunningly Colorful Cubist Tattoos Inspired by Picasso

Artist Peter Aurisch translates the iconic cubist style of Pablo Picasso into unique and colorful tattoos for his clientele. The Berlin-based tattooist dissembles shapes and reassembles them in an artistically abstracted way. As a result, a solitary subject is represented with multiple viewpoints …

How to Paint Waves: A Step-by-Step Mixed Media Tutorial

The majestic and tumultuous energy of the ocean’s waves has captured the attention of artists’ canvases for centuries. But, drawing water is tricky, …

The Best Biographies of 2015

From one of the best books in recent memory about Shakespeare to a top CIA Soviet asset, The Daily Beast’s selections for best biographies of</b> …

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RANKED: The 10 best movies of 2015

I was there for all of it and have to admit that there was more good than bad.<p>With so much interesting filmmaking, it was tough to come up with just 10 favorites of the year, but here they are — along with a few others that deserve recognition.