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How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity

To live a creative life, you must be able to destroy your habits that are killing your creativity.<p>If you think some people are born creative and you're not one of them, think again.<p>What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that …

iPhone 7: Everything we currently know about Apple’s next flagship

With the iPhone SE behind us, those that didn’t jump on the new 4-inch iPhone are now looking to the fall when Apple is expected to introduce its true next-generation smartphone with the <i>iPhone 7</i>. Or at least that’s what we’re calling it until things become official, and from the sounds of the …

Mobile Technology

Top 10 Best Android Apps for April 2016

Download these best android apps for your phone and some new features to your android mobile phone. Here we collect some best android apps for your …

Scientists have discovered why we love cute things

Why do we feel the need to care for things that are cute, like puppies and kittens? Austrian biologist Konrad Lorenz came up with his "kinderschema" or child scheme, which is a list of physical characteristics that define what we consider cute. He observed that cute animals share these same traits …

Cute

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

Victoria's Secret Angels Workout: The Models' Full-Body Pilates Workout

If you've ever wondered how the Victoria's Secret Angels stay in shape, consider this an early holiday present: Gina Papalia and Angilique Campbell of Grasshopper Pilates—the force behind the Angels' killer bodies—shared the models' workout secrets for sculpted arms, toned abs, and a rockin' …

5 Fears You Need to Overcome to Transform Your Body (And Life)

I still remember the day I realized that my life needed to change, vividly.<p>My mind had already been made up about how I was going to look and feel for the rest of my life: Deeply uncomfortable in my own skin, struggling to manage a dysfunctional relationship with food, and always hating how I …

Weight Loss

Why Broke People Stay Broke

I wish I had a $1 for every time I received an email asking, "How can I afford personal development if I'm broke?" I'd likely take more online classes than I do now. What else would a self-proclaimed self-help junky do with such a windfall?<p>My response is typically the same. "Personal development …

Self-improvement

14 ways 20-somethings should invest their time to set themselves up for long-term success

It was good advice when Ben Franklin said it, and it's good advice now, no matter your age.<p>But your 20s are a particularly crucial time in life. Many call these the "formative" years, and the habits you form can carry you through the rest of your life.<p>So what's the best way to spend this time?<p>We …

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5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

7 Tips for Photographing Smaller Scenes

A fellow photographer recently contacted me for some tips on how to be more successful in identifying and photographing small scenes in the field. …

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

Our poor sleeping habits are filling our brains with neurotoxins

We’ve known for some time that sleep is important for the restoration and strengthening specific functions in the brain linked to memory, regulating emotions, decision-making, and even creativity. But scientists are now discovering the processes through which sleep also cleans the brain like a …

Alzheimer's Disease

Here's why you're always hungry. (Hint: It's got absolutely nothing to do with calories).

<b>If you often grumble about not being full or always being hungry, you may have beachfront property in the world of negative dietary displacement. Are</b> …

Photographer Creates Fungus and Destroys Photos with Beautiful Results – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Korean photographer Seung-Hwan Oh began experimenting with mold and film after reading a BBC article about it. He takes photos and stores the film in …

How Impulsiveness Can Boost Your Creativity

The key may lie in a belief that slightly negative traits have silver linings.<p>Everyone who’s ever prepared for a job interview knows how to turn a personal weakness into a character strength. The flipside of being a little stubborn might be extra persistence. A bit of impatience, properly directed, …

A New Antibiotic That Resists Resistance

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>The British chemist Lesley Orgel had a rule: Evolution is cleverer than you. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have repeatedly proven him right.<p>Since humans started making antibiotics for ourselves in the 1940s, bacteria have evolved to counteract our …

Mysteriously Eerie Dioramas Created with Glitches in 3D Printing

When you really look at Nice-based artist Mathieu Schmitt's dioramas, you'll notice that something isn't right. The objects in them are slightly askew or have a noticeable imperfection to them. And, they're supposed to be that way. Schmitt uses flaws in technology to craft these miniature eerie, …

Zaha Hadid’s Latest Work Is A Beautiful Research Center In Cambodia

Star architect Zaha Hadid’s proposal for a genocide research center and memorial park in Cambodia has been approved and conceptual images revealed.<p>A departure from her usual hyper-modern work, the Sleuk Rith Institute will be constructed with timber, and is devoid of the usual sharp, dramatic …

Best of the Week: Architecture, Illustrations, Tech News and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

How to Make Your Own Powdered Laundry Detergent

Chemicals we encounter daily pass right through the skin and find their way into our systems. Not only do these products pose some impact to our …

How to Prioritize

Sometimes it can start to seem like the whole world is crashing down. Work and school start piling up, house chores and responsibilities, commitments …

City Reflection Series

Andréa et Rob Stone sont deux photographes américains qui ont récemment fait une série intitulée « City Reflection » dans laquelle ils prennent les …

Billowing Ruffles of Colorful Paper Sculptures Float Overhead

Delicate organic sculptures dance overhead in these captivating works by Netherland-based artist Peter Gentenaar. In many of his installations, the artist suspends his magnificent, large-scale paper pieces from the ceiling to create a surreal environment filled with abstract bursts of colorful …

Super-Earths: Planets Likely Have Stable Climate Similar to Earth's

Super-Earths, massive planets that have been discovered both in and outside the Milky Way, have been found to have a climate more like Earth’s than …

Universe

Accidentally Awesome: Fireworks Mishap Results in Amazing New Year’s Photo

Sometimes a great photograph takes months of planning and patience to capture. Other times, you simply have to be in the right place at the right …

Photog Creates Beautiful Fantasy Worlds in Her Tiny Studio Without Any Photoshop

Some of the most extraordinary photography we’ve run across was created by folks who use little to no Photoshop while capturing incredible photos …

Fine Arts and Illustrations by Alice Wellinger

Art & Illustration.<p>Selected acrylic paintings and editorial illustrations by Alice Wellinger, an artist and illustrator based in Lustenau, Austria. …