Jasmine Bertie

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I Didn't Understand People with Anxiety Until It Happened to Me

I used to think people with anxiety could talk themselves out of it. Now I know better.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>I sauntered down Adelaide Street in Toronto's financial district. It was midsummer and I had just gotten my hair done. It was longer than it had been in years, and …

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

Bursting the Bounds of (Mobile) Photography - Photographs by Amy Leibrand | LensCulture

<i>“I’m always looking for something to exaggerate, oversized lips or legs or the absence of flesh in a portrait. Some sort of odd composition or feature to make the viewer stop, take notice and (most importantly), ask questions.”</i><p>—Amy Leibrand in conversation with LensCulture Contributing Editor, …

Green jackfruit: is ‘pulled pork for vegetarians’ the next big food craze?

Late last year, after 18 years of litigation, a senior government official in Kerala, south-west India was given a prison sentence after being convicted of theft. The object he stole was government property, and it was so large he had to have it cut up to get it home. A piece of art, perhaps? A …

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How I Use Black Tape on My Fujifilm X100 for Street Photography

You can solve everything with black tape. If not, you just don’t have enough tape.<p>In this post, I’ll show you how I prepare my Fujifilm X100 camera …

Hike-Lapse: Man Walks the 2,600 Miles from Mexico to Canada and Snaps a Selfie Every Mile

A photographer named Andy Davidhazy hiked the 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. It was both a physical endeavor and a …

The Most Intimate Dance: Elinor Carucci's Photos of Motherhood

Induced, 2004<br>Elinor Carucci—INSTITUTE<p>1 of 18<p>This project, the third monograph by Elinor Carucci, follows a logical trajectory from her earlier work.</i> …

Expert guide to Dubrovnik

Essential information<p><b>British Consulate:</b> The British Honorary Consulate Dubrovnik is closed until further notice. If you need consular assistance in the area, you are advised to call the British Embassy Zagreb (Ivana Lučića 4, Zagreb; 00 385 1 600 9100; gov.uk<p><b>Croatian Emergency services</b>: dial</b> …

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How to Make Our Best-Ever Chicken Noodle Soup

Our double-dark chicken noodle soup begins with a deeply flavored stock made from chicken wings.<p>Nothing channels "warm and cozy" like a bowl of chicken noodle soup. And although we're not going to allege that our version is better than your grandma's, <b>digital food editor Dawn Perry</b> has some tips and …

Europe's wild places: landscapes alive with the spirit of adventure in pictures

The Great Wide Open photography book by Gestalten showcases the work of a new generation of adventurers. These explorers have journeyed across mountains and lakes, forests and rivers, documenting the beauty of these places along the way. We’ve picked out some of their most striking European …

Crystal amaze: how a chameleon changes colour revealed

Altering the space between tiny crystals allows lizards to reflect a specific wavelength of light and camouflage themselves, study finds<p>It is one of nature’s most spectacular displays and now scientists have shown how the chameleon changes colour.<p>A study has found that the lizards possess a layer …

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Psychedelic drugs like LSD could be used to treat depression, study suggests

Researchers warn that patients are missing out on potential benefits due to prohibitive regulations on research into recreational drugs<p>Psychedelic drugs could prove to be highly effective treatments for depression and alcoholism, according to scientists who have obtained the first brain scans of …

Miniature Street Art Installations Take Over London

Street artist Slinkachu's idyllic scenes play out in puddles and street cracks.<p>Street artist Slinkachu’s work is best viewed under a magnifying glass: a lady swings on a matchstick, children play in the pool made from melting popsicle juice, and a couple crosses a river of Sprite. In an upcoming …

The Grapes of Wrath: 10 surprising facts about John Steinbeck's novel

<b>John Steinbeck, who was born on February 27, 1902, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962. His 1939 book The Grapes of Wrath, published 75 years ago on April 14, has sold more than 14 million copies in the past 75 years. Here are 10 things about the novel that may surprise you.</b><p>The book …

The London Scene: The Most Stylish Fashion Week Parties & Front Rows

The British fashion scene's bold-faced names toast yet another fashion week season.<p>See who's wearing what at the shows and the most exclusive after-parties during London Fashion Week. Plus, see the best looks from the London collections.

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

What do models eat at London fashion week?

There is, contrary to popular belief, a lot of food at London fashion week. Here is our LFW roundup so far of quiche, juice and, erm, prawn toast

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Nobody’s Nobodies - Photographs and text by Rogério Reis | LensCulture

The use of colored dots over faces addresses the legal challenge of making candid shots of the bathers on Rio's beaches. This was the humorous and sensual way I found to discuss "use and image control" these days. It's a reflection on identity and image ownership in the public space.<p>My desire to …

‘My solution to depression was never medical. What ultimately helped me was time’

<b>Why did it take you 15 years to get the courage to write about depression?</b><br>I was meant to be writing a blog for the Books Trust, as their writer in residence, about novel writing but ran out of things to say and was starting to repeat myself. So I thought: OK, I’ll write about depression, this thing …

Skiing in the Tatra mountains, Slovakia

New flights have brought Slovakia’s Tatras mountains – and their abudance of slopes, spas and waterparks – closer for skiers who are on a budget<p>Careering out of thick cloud came a large husky, tugging a skier behind him. The man flew over a bump and arced through the air, skis inches from my chest, …

The expert trick to hone your skills section on LinkedIn

LinkedIn recently released its list of most hireable skills in 2014 — and, perhaps unsurprisingly, all of the top 10 are for techies.<p>If you're …

Sun, sea and me: young women opt for solo spot in the sun as ‘girls only’ holidays surge

Twentysomethings choose to travel without their friends for spontaneous fun and relaxation<p>Emily Coulson (not her real name), a 28-year-old film-maker from London, has just returned from a month’s holiday on her own. “I was getting all het up about a guy from [dating app] Tinder, work had been …

12 Memorable Movie Soundtracks from the Past 12 Years

The Boyhood soundtrack gave everyone a healthy dose of nostalgia last year. Here's a look at other recent soundtracks that left their mark.<p>There's a scene in <i>Boyhood</i> in which Ethan Hawke drives his Pontiac GTO across a stretch of Texas highway, windows down, his son Mason (Ellar Coltrane) riding …

10 of the best UK clubs – chosen by the experts

Photograph: Alamy<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/18/1424279733820/44a788cb-a8b9-43ea-bff3-7c22a7a892a8-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

Color Blindness

Films to fuel your wanderlust this year

Finding oneself while traveling: it's a classic literary theme from <i>Siddhartha</i> to <i>On The Road</i>, and a somewhat overused trope in contemporary page-turners-turned-blockbusters.<p>But the process comes full circle when film adaptations inspire further adventure. Books such as <i>Into the Wild</i>, <i>Lord of the …

Super-strong limpet teeth: let’s hang on to their place in nature

Engineers have discovered that these molluscs’ teeth are made of the strongest biological material in the world. But instead of trying to exploit them, we should leave the limpets to cling to their rocky homes<p>Pity the poor limpet. Evolutionary aeons pass it by as it remains clamped tight to the …

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On the Road with Best Friends Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss

<i>Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss have forged the kinds of careers—and the kind of friendship—that people dream about.</i><p>One of the first things Taylor Swift did after moving from Nashville to her sprawling two-story penthouse in New York’s Tribeca was cover a wall of her den with framed, blown-up …

Watching Mesmerizing Drip Paintings Will Never Get Old

Holton Rower's pour painting timelapse breaks the internet one drip at a time.<p><b>This article was originally published on February 17, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>It's unlikely that watching paint drip has ever been as transfixing as it is in the video below. Which is likely why the old clip of …

Travel as a solo woman: 10 lessons for the intrepid

Two recent films about female adventurers captured the highs and lows of travelling solo as a woman. 'Tracks', about Robyn Davidson’s epic camel trek across Australia, and 'Wild', starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed, about a 1100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, have a positive …

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