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Why the calorie is broken

There’s a serious problem with the way we measure food – and it may mean you’re consuming much more than you realise. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of the podcast Gastropod report.<p>“For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that’s a real pain in the rear.”<p>Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, …

Nutrition

Interview: Capturing Subtly Hypnotizing "Living Moments" with Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg

Photography team Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg (of Ann Street Studio<i>)</i> spend their days perfecting the creative presentation of living moments known as cinemagraphs. Using high-end cinema cameras, they've pioneered this art form, which features still images that incorporate motion to tell a mesmerizing, …

Videography

Spectacular Aerial Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Approximately 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa lies an island nation known as Mauritius that gives off the illusion of an underwater waterfall at the southwestern tip of the island. The visually deceiving impression, created in the water due to the runoff of sand and silt deposits, is …

TwitiKa.com

Father Hilariously Shares the Reasons Why His Son is Crying

“I wouldn't let him drink bath water.”<p>Greg Pembroke, a 32-year-old father of two boys under the age of 4, has seen his share of temper tantrums and decided to share his fatherhood experiences through a single topic blog called <i>Reasons My Son is Crying</i>. What began as simply posting pictures on …

Pembroke

Adorable Photos of a Toddler Napping with His Puppy

34-year-old mother of three Jessica Shyba, aka mommasgonecity, has potentially captured the most adorable naptime series ever! After adopting a boxer/shepherd/lab mix from the Santa Cruz SPCA that fondly goes by the name Theo, Shyba began to notice the little pup's attachment to each family member, …

Sleep

Unlocking Beautiful Fantasies - Denise Grnstein (10 pics)

Step into the world of Denise Grnstein and get ready for a beautiful adventure. Her gorgeous photos make us feel as though we've been transported into another world. She has that rare ability to create interesting stories through a single picture or a whimsical series like some of our favorite …

Between Day And Night

Diabolical little girl held an owl and the Internet had a Photoshop field day

It stands to reason that if you post something weird on the Internet, the Internet will find a way to make it weirder.<p>A photo of a somewhat …

Beautiful Agate Gemstones Naturally Resemble Snapshots of Landscapes

Agate is a popular gemstone that's a banded form of finely-grained Quartz. Known for its vibrant colors and patterns, the translucent rock delights with its subtle, multifaceted beauty. One variation of the beloved stones features tiny, abstract scenes that resemble mountains, rivers, and skies. …

Gemstones

Full Moon Lamp Provides Mystical Glow to Set Tranquil Mood

Illuminate your space and mind by incorporating the beauty of the natural world into your home. Acorn Studio, a Taiwan-based company, is helping to do just that with <i>Luna</i>, their Indiegogo-funded series of full moon lamps that bring an element of magic to interior design. This serene decor casts away …

Light Bulbs

This is How People Lie About Their Lives on Instagram

Bangkok, Thailand-based photographer Chompoo Baritone recently created a clever series of images that pokes fun at how Instagram users often use …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend

Here are 25 books recommended by some of the top CEOs in the world to kick off your reading list.<p>Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few …

What Makes Uber Run

The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.<p>Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber.<p>Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more. He was in his early …

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

Why We Laugh—or Do We?

(LET’S GET THIS THING SETTLED, MR. EASTMAN)<p>In order to laugh at something, it is necessary (1) to know <i>what</i> you are laughing at, (2) to know <i>why</i> you are laughing, (3) to ask some people why <i>they</i> think you are laughing, (4) to jot down a few notes, (5) to laugh. Even then, the thing may not be cleared …

Central America

The 5 Best Cardio Workouts That Don't Involve Running

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Laurel Leicht for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Sure, running is a great workout to have as a part of your cardio repertoire -- it's not only a great way to get fitter, but it improves your mental wellbeing, too. (Read one woman's story about how running saved her life.) But it's not right for …

Exercise

Norwegian Park Allows Visitors to Play with Wolves Under the Northern Lights

Norway's Polar Park allows visitors to get up close and personal with majestic wolves, who you'd ordinarily expect to be enclosed behind a fence. For their <i>Howl Night</i>, guests can spend the night amongst these mysterious animals as they howl beneath the moon (and even the Northern Lights). People can …

Northern Lights

15 Little Phrases That Will Make You Remarkably More Productive

Learn to say "no" unapologetically, and you'll instantly become more productive.<p>We all want to be more efficient and productive. For many of us, one of the greatest obstacles to achieving those goals is having a hard time saying "no."<p>Here are 15 phrases you can have at your disposal the next time …

10 Lists to Keep If You Want to Be Successful

Breathtaking Photos of America from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Carefully Curated Instagram

The U.S. Department of the Interior manages the most breathtaking lands in America and they have the photos to prove it. From the adorable bear cubs of Delaware's Water Gap National Recreation Area to Maine's Acadia National Park and New Mexico's glistening white sands, it seems that this …

National Parks

Genius Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream for All Your Summer Desserts

<i>Every week, Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>The secret to lighter (and tangier) whipped cream.</i><p>When you grow up and your taste buds fully form, the first thing to go is the Cool Whip.<p>The benefits of real, freshly whipped cream …

Couple Lives Off-the-Grid in Incredible Floating, Self-Sustainable Home

Since 1992, husband and wife Wayne Adams and Catherine King have lived completely off-the-grid in a floating home made of 12 platforms in Cypress Bay, British Columbia. The Canadian couple and their two kids are completely self-sustaining, eating whatever King grows in her garden as well as the …

The Awe-Inspiring Self

It’s no mystery we love photographs of small people in vast landscapes. It takes a landscape photograph to another level by forcing the photographer …

Photo of a Syrian Girl Surrendering to the Camera Breaks the Internet’s Heart

One of the most widely shared photos on the Internet in the past week has been the picture above by Turkish photojournalist Osman Sağırlı. It’s a …

19 Reasons To Start Running

You can probably come up with countless reasons for why you just can't run. You don't have enough time or enough energy or the right neighborhood or the right sports bra. You don't have the body or sturdy enough joints or the desire to compete in a race. You're just not crazy enough to be a …

50 Pieces Of Expert Advice On How To Have A Happy Marriage From 50 Marriage Professionals

By Alex Alexander,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1AWTEQO<p>The YourTango Experts share their best marriage advice.<p>We’ve asked 50 YourTango Experts to …

This Tiny Sculpture Is Perched Atop A Human Hair

Fine art at the microscale<p>The world’s smallest human figure, by artist Jonty Hurwitz, is only as tall as a sheet of paper is thick--just 100 microns. To "sculpt" it, he had nanoscientist Stefan Hengsbach direct long-wavelength light through a microscope onto a photosensitive polymer. This produced …

Cryotherapy: The Frozen Answer to Beauty Perfection?

An editor's tale of the coldest three minutes she's ever spent.<p>Monte Carlo is luxury and glamor personified. Lamborghinis, Rolls Royces and Maybachs line the streets, the only shopping to be done is at Valentino, Céline and Hermés, and if you're not wearing fur—forget it. It's also one of the …

Monte Carlo

Hawaii's Most Epic And Illegal Hike May Be Gone Forever

Remember that strikingly stunning and famously illegal hike in Hawaii that gave you the chance to view paradise from the heavens?<p>To refresh your memory, here was what it looked like:<p>Well, thanks to a powerful storm, it's gone. Possibly forever. And we're heartbroken.<p>The Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii's …

Water