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The Difference Between Solo and Group Travel

The topic has been written ad nauseam but I feel compelled to dispel a few myths. For instance, you do not actually save more money by traveling with others.But that's exactly the thing about traveling by yourself or with others: It affects experiences in significant ways people don't imagine and …

Apple Unveils Most Stunning Photos Shot with an iPhone 6

Just how amazing can a picture be that's shot on an iPhone 6? Get ready to find out. Apple is rolling out a new global advertising campaign that shows off the incredible photos and videos that are taken on an iPhone 6 every day. Billboards around the world, 70 cities in 24 countries, will feature …

Making an empty house a home: how some people are living rent-free in London

A company called Dot Dot Dot aims to help people struggling to find a place to live by hiring them as guardians of unoccupied buildings<p>London’s residential housing market infamously has high rents and an acute property shortage. Yet the city also has a reported 60,000 empty properties, creating …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Samsung Galaxy S6 rumor roundup (Updated: 2/20)

<i>Update (2/20/15): This article was originally written in December of last year, much of this post has been overhauled to make it as current as possible.</i><p>The year 2015 is here, CES is behind us and we are now turning towards the new year and are beginning to eagerly await the next generation of …

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Photographer Michel Rajkovic Captures the Magic of Landscapes with Long Exposures

Michel Rajkovic is a fine art photographer based in Asnieres, France. He travels the world and captures photos of time passing through landscapes by …

Enchantingly Ethereal Underwater Portraits by Gabriele Viertel

German-born, Netherlands-based photographer Gabriele Viertel captures striking portraits of ethereal women drifting gracefully underwater. The self-taught photographer, who has immersed herself in her craft since 2011, has been featured in numerous publications like <i>Vogue Italia</i> for her gorgeous …

20 Small Space Hacks to Make Your Studio Apt Seem HUGE

Whether you’ve just landed your first apartment (hoorah!) or are wrestling with what to do with all your stuff <i></i>now that you’re living in a smaller space, studio apartments present some unique challenges. With only one room to decorate and everything out on display, distinguishing the kitchen from …

Top 22 Most Hilarious Art and Photo Projects of 2014

It's been a good year for funny art and photo projects. Creatives, you made us laugh with your sly Photoshop tricks, and you made us double over with laughter with your cute and clever comics. That's why we're looking back on the year and picking out our 22 most hilarious projects. Though you may …

Bruce Lee

Exactly What to Eat to Raise Your IQ 20 Points

The guy who did it tells all.<p>There are countless ways that eating healthy food can improve your lifestyle: It can help you slim down, sleep better, and improve your skin, to name a few. Well, new research from Dave Asprey, a tech entrepreneur and author of the <i>New York Times</i> Best Seller <i>The</i> …

Christmas past and Christmas present: Amazing composite images from London

Getty Images photographer Peter Macdiarmid takes a look at how London has changed by mashing up archival photos with present-day photos in the same spots. Check out the incredible results to get in the holiday spirit.

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22 Eyeliner Hacks To Transform Your Beauty Routine

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, never let your winged liner make you late for work again.<p><b>1) Make your eye makeup last longer by setting your eyeliner with a matching eye shadow.</b><p>First, line your eyes with a pencil liner, and then lightly dust eye shadow in the same shade on top to hold the …

Makeup

It Took Me 5 Years to Lose 40 Pounds Because of These Mistakes

Learn from one woman’s experience to shave time off your own weight loss journey.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness</i>.<p>My weight-loss journey wasn't one of those amazing stories like you see on <i>The Biggest Loser</i> where the pounds just melted off. …

16 Amazing Hairstyle DIY Ideas For Lazy Girls Ready For Less Than a Minute

Dear beautiful girls today for you we have prepared several interesting and top hairstyles. Winter is the ideal time for the unique styling. But …

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Housekeeping

I Lost 277 Pounds by Living Life to the Fullest—Every Single Day

Rhonda used to weigh 457 pounds, and now she's got four triathlons under her belt.<p><b>Before:</b> 457 pounds <b>After:</b> 180 pounds<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>I've been overweight most of my life. I was chubby throughout childhood, and as I got older, my activity level dropped and I continued to make poor food choices. Over …

Weight Loss

Eclectic Single Bedroom Apartment With Open Floor Plan

• 1 |<p>The general floorplan is quite open, with only the bedrooms and bathrooms being closed off from the rest of the house. This allows natural light …

Polaroid’s Instagram Logo Look-a-Like Camera, the Socialmatic, Gets an Official Release Date

After three years of teasing and a handful of tentative release dates that have come and gone, the Polaroid Socialmatic instant printing digital …

What Your Eyebrows Say About You

It's not you, it's your brows.<p>It's common knowledge that eyes are the window to the soul, thus making eyebrows the frame of the face. But your arches aren't just an aesthetic, they're also a potent testament to your character. Just ask face reading and feng shui expert Priya Sher, who believes that …

What It's Like to Date When You're an Introvert, Shy

1. Look, I could have double-booked for dates tomorrow and I'd still have a brief moment when I would have to convince myself it was worth leaving the perfect solitude of my apartment to meet up with them. No matter how excited you are to do something, even as an outgoing introvert, you'll probably …

The 10 Best Cities To Visit This Year

Lonely Planet has revealed its top towns to visit in 2015. Some of them might surprise you<p>Lonely Planet has revealed its top towns to visit in 2015. Some of them might surprise you… <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

20 Concealer Hacks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, life-changing ways to cover under-eye circles, blemishes, and more.<p><b>1) If you use foundation, apply it first, and then apply your concealer.</b><p>If you apply your foundation first, you'll find that you don't need to use as much concealer. If you apply concealer …

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

The pro secrets to making your brushes last and keeping your skin healthy.<p>If you're hoping we're going to tell you that—good news!—a new study has found we're all washing our makeup brushes way too much, then you're about to be let down. The fact of the matter is, like flossing, working out, and …

Fabulous At Every Age: The Color for You

The best colors, textures and trends for every age this season.<p>The best colors, textures and trends for every age this season.<p>Don Penny, Jesus Ayala and Stuart Tyson/Studio D

Free London attractions

Make the most of your stay in the city with these free things to do in London.<p>From London's exquisite parks, to free museums in London such as the …

Visually Arresting GIFs and Next-Level Cinemagraphs

It was on the photography-based PetaPixel website that I first heard of what are called cinemagraphs. While cinemagraphs are uploaded as GIFs, in …

Photo Illustrations by Leslie Ann O’Dell

Experimental photo illustrations.<p>This is a fine selection of experimental photo illustrations by Leslie Ann O’Dell, a visual artist from Denver, CO. …

10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p>Courtesy

Awkward Home Spaces & How To Decorate Them

Here, we give you Pinterest-found inspiration to solve all your clumsy interior issues.<p>While we're in a constant pursuit of the perfect pad, when reality strikes, we're often left with spaces in our home that simply register as <i>awkward—</i>New Yorkers especially. Your barely-there bedside space? The …