Emily Christin

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January 2016

This Insane Anti-Distraction Helmet From 1925 Would Fit Into Any Modern Open Office

Don’t blame technology: Our obsession with focus and “flow” isn’t anything new–and neither is being distracted.<p>Maybe you blame your smartphone or your open office for the fact that you can’t concentrate at work. But distraction isn’t exactly a new problem: In 1925, inventor Hugo Gernsback published …

The Long Room blows all other libraries out the water... and then some

en_US<p>article<p>You might not think to visit a library while travelling around Ireland, but The Library of Trinity College in Dublin is not an ordinary …

College & University

24 of Britain's Best Castles

The following article offers a brief history of some of the best castles existing in Britain today. Some are well preserved, while others are ruins. …

Henry Viii

Little Pig Likes Sitting in People's Laps

11 Secrets Hidden in Famous Works of Art

Among Michelangelo’s venerable ceiling murals inside the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel is arguably the most iconic depiction of man’s relationship to God. …

Art

A New Site Lets You Walk the British Museum From Your Couch

The world’s oldest national public museum is now the world’s largest indoor Google Street View.<p>In 1774, the British Museum—founded just 21 years earlier as the world’s first national public museum—had a problem, according to its then-director Matthew Maty. Too many of its 10,000 annual visitors …

Hand and Laser Cut Paper Microbes by Rogan Brown | Colossal

<p>Artist Rogan Brown (previously) recently completed work on his latest menagerie of paper microorganisms titled <i>Magic Circle</i>. The collection of both …

Art

The Crabs that Build Their Own Galaxy

The Ark in Space has returned with a look at the crabs of Malaysia and Australia which create their own galaxies. Well, not quite of course, but you …

Why Creating a Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life I never considered myself a “morning person.” I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I …

Productivity

Artist Casts Beautiful Blooms to Create "Fossils" of Everyday Life

London-based artist Rachel Dein of Tactile Studio preserves everyday objects in a unique way. Using the process of casting, she presses both natural and man-made materials into wet clay and then fills the voids with a combination of plaster and concrete. What results are slabs that showcase the …

World's First Firefly-Themed Park is an Illumination Celebration

China's firefly-themed park is one to add to your bucket list if you're consistently captivated by these glowing insects and the way they magically illuminate their habitat. Since May 30th, the city of Wuhan has been hosting 10,000 fireflies for those who love their wondrous illumination. The …

Adorable Puppies Become Wise Adult Dogs in Heartwarming Side-By-Side Portraits

Photographer Amanda Jones beautifully documents the lives of dogs in her book <i>Dog Years: Faithful Friends Then & Now.</i> The artist has been working with animals for over 20 years and, during this time, she's photographed dogs who are at completely different stages in their lives. Some are young …

3,400 years after her death, scientists track a girl's travels

In 1921, archaeologists exploring an ancient burial mound near Egtved, a village in Denmark, unearthed the grave of a girl estimated to have been 16 to 18 years old when she died.<p>Not much remained of her body — only some hair, teeth, nails, and bits of skin and brain — but scholars could tell a lot …

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Amazon's Unlikely Secret to Delivering So Fast

Amazon.com’s New York City delivery route at times takes an underground detour.<p>The online retail behemoth has begun to utilize New York City’s subway …

New York City

How to Create the Perfect Ponytail

There are certain hairstyles you should know how to do—and do really well—for times when a blowout just isn't in the cards. Master them by summer with BAZAAR's step-by-step guides each week. Up first: How to pull together the perfect perky, full ponytail every time.<p>You don't get to head chef …

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Ducklings mesmerized by yo-yo

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

17 Decorating Ideas to Give Your Apartment a Lumbersexual Makeover

You live in a concrete jungle, but your core is all John Muir. You have the thick beard and $400 heritage ax to prove it (for decorative purposes only, of course). When you sweat, it smells like pine needles and dirt. So what if you live on the 10th floor of a 1930s art deco building? Once people …

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

This Guy Cut a Hole in a Box and Let His Cat Do Its Thing

Further proof that cats are obsessed with boxes. And Maru never fails to delight by just being himself. Go Maru!<p>Channels: FUNNY<br>Tags: · awww, cats

Meet Biddy, The Traveling Hedgehog

How-To: Make a Spoon Ring

If you’ve ever admired a spoon ring and wondered about making them yourself, you’re in luck! Caitlin from The Merrythought will walk you through the whole process—from pretty spoon to stylish piece of DIY jewelry—in her easy-to-follow spoon ring tutorial.<p>Like Caitlin, I too have a collection of …

Yosemite's top day hikes

There’s no better way – and often no other way – to see Yosemite than by parking the car and hitting the trail.<p>It’s impossible to say one area of the park is better for hiking than another, in fact all areas of the park are best explored on foot. Really, it depends on the hiker’s ability, interests …

Hiking

Tag: Kitchens

Kitchen of the Week: Charlie Smallbone and deVol Team Up to Create a Conservatory Kitchen, Copper Doors Included<p>by Margot Guralnick<p>Remodeling 101: 6 …

Kitchens