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10 Words to Use Instead of 'Busy'

Colleague: "How are you?"<p>You: "BUSY!"<p>Sound familiar?<p>We pride ourselves these days on our "busy-ness," as if being busy were a sign of achievement and value in and of itself.<p>Last spring, I wrote this post about how we can ban "busy" from our lives, and still get stuff done. Today I'm sharing …

The Cutest Little Kitten in the World

By golly, I think we've done it. We just found the cutest kitten in the world! Her name is Daisy and she lives in Japan. The blue-eyed ball of fur is only cuter because of her miniature size, which owner Ben Torode accentuates by capturing her peeking her head out of a mixing bowl or from under a …

15 Unique Wedding Tablescapes That Take the Cake

The possibilities are endless when it comes to planning a wedding, but sometimes all those options can be overwhelming. Here at Brit + Co, we’ve shared our favorite gown trends, favors and makeup looks, so now we’re moving on to the most unique wedding tablescapes around. Scroll on to gaze at …

Decorations

Captivating Portraits of Enigmatic Figures Lost in a Magical World

Inspired by the lush natural surroundings of her native Vilnius, Lithuanian photographer Viktorija Raggana captures incredibly emotive portraits filled with enchantment and mystery. Raggana, who calls herself a “photographer-witch,” weaves her spell over enigmatic scenes that seem to belong to the …

Spice Up Your Outdoor Wedding With Quirky Camping Details

If you and your soon-to-be spouse are into the outdoors, a great way to incorporate a little personality into your nature-filled wedding day is to …

Mysterious Photos of Fluffy Clouds Encased in Glass by Raffaello De Vito

Italian photographer Raffaello De Vito recently unveiled an intriguing series that he calls <i>Atmosphere-Clouds</i>. The primarily monochromatic images feature six cloud structures that are encased in glass and seemingly floating in midair. They resemble the picturesque, fluffy white vapors that we see in …

Adorable Little Girl Poses Next to Brahman Bulls in Extraordinary Portrait Session

Wedding, portrait and family photographer Jacqui Nightscales shot an extraordinary and stunning encounter on assignment recently when she was …

18 Signs You're With The One You Should Marry

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, how to know if he's the one.<p><b>1) He always brags about you.</b> If you get a promotion at work or even just win concert tickets, he can't resist telling everyone you hang out with before you even think to mention it. Because he's your biggest fan (arguably next to …

Relationships

32 Halloween Costumes for People Who Love the Internet

The year 2014 has been a big year for three-breasted women, ice buckets, peach butts and black burgers.<p>Come October 31, we can expect these Internet …

Edward Snowden’s Privacy Tips: “Get Rid Of Dropbox,” Avoid Facebook And Google

According to Edward Snowden, people who care about their privacy should stay away from popular consumer Internet services like Dropbox, Facebook, and Google.<p>Snowden conducted a remote interview today as part of the New Yorker Festival, where he was asked a couple of variants on the question of what …

There's a Secret Behind IKEA's Catalog Photos

And you're not going to believe what it is.<p>When you open a fashion brand's catalog or shop for a new dress online, you probably assume that the models wearing the clothes don't look like that in real life. Photoshop is everywhere in fashion (and sometimes it's rather egregious), but did you know …

IKEA

Walmart's Drive-Through Grocery Concept Is A Head Scratcher

Earlier this week, Walmart debuted its Walmart Pickup – Grocery service to registered customers in its hometown of Bentonville, AR. Plans to build and test the concept were announced earlier this year by former Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon.<p>The test concept, which is a free service, allows customers …

Is Facebook A Waste Of Retail Marketing Dollars?

Another day, another study claiming that social shopping is either the greatest thing since sliced bread, or that it matters not. Take your pick. There’s a study to back up each point of view.<p>Take this new piece of research that says social media’s influence is on the decline and suggests …

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas At Democracy Protesters

Riot police unleashed repeated volleys of tear gas to disperse tens of thousands of protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday evening.<p>The crowds had gathered outside the city’s government headquarters in support of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement that seeks to pressure Beijing into upholding …

Disrupting And Winning The White-Hot Delivery Market

Uber shows that there is a huge amount of money to be made from combining mobile apps with transportation. But why not apply the concept to the traditional delivery marekt?<p>Well, this is the focus of new startup, Favor. The company’s app makes it super-easy to get deliveries – with only three …

Ideas for a Boutonniere Both You and Your Groom Will Agree On

Most brides don't give an overwhelming amount of thought to their groom's boutonniere. In fact, we're sure many of you ladies had simply planned to have your florist pick a bloom from your bouquet and turn it into an accent for your guy's lapel. Sure, these pretty-yet-predictable picks are totally …

Ideas & Advice

Photo<p>26 Must-Have Wedding Photos You Don’t Want to Miss<p>Trust us—you’ll want to capture all of these moments.<p>Flower Arrangements<p>Your Complete Guide to …

Durex's Sexually Inappropriate Ad Sparks Outrage In Thailand

“Twenty-eight percent of women that fought ended up consenting,” is the translation offered by multiple local observers of a now pulled Durex ad on the company’s Facebook page in Thailand earlier this week. The Facebook page of Durex Thailand subsequently posted an apology.<p>In the age of the …

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome

Instead of just waiting for the workweek to end, use those last few hours and these tips to make next week start out fantastic.<p>Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your …

Productivity

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Meditation

IKEA Channels Apple in a Hilarious Ad for Its New Catalog 'Bookbook'

There’s a reason the items you see in an IKEA catalog look so ridiculously appealing — it’s because the Swedish furniture chain uses 3D rendering …

IKEA

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The Forest & Seen and Not Seen

Project info<p>Ken Rosenthal turns his lens toward the world in a bid to illuminate the ineffable. His work is an ongoing meditation on the principle of “as within, so without,” harnessing the potential of imagery to convey what he terms “internal physical and psychological states.” The ethereal, …

Monkeys, ghosts and gods 'cannot own copyright' says US

In the wake of a controversial move by Wikipedia to distribute a monkey 'selfie' for free, against the wishes of the photographer whose camera was used, the US has issued new guidance that says animals, ghosts and gods are all banned from owning copyright<p>In the wake of <b>controversy over Wikipedia’s</b> …

The Top Pixie Haircuts of All Time

From classic icons to modern muses, these are the celebrities who prove the versatility of the cool cut.<p>From classic icons to modern muses, these are the celebrities who prove the versatility of the cool cut. Plus, see our three favorite and daring ways to style a pixie cut.

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It's Bliss: behind the iconic Windows XP photo

<b>"It's because of her that we've got the photograph."</b><p>Although it will forever be associated with Windows XP, <i>Bliss</i> was actually the by-product of a love story. It was a regular Friday afternoon in 1996 when photographer Charles O'Rear took the drive through California's wine country to see his …

Los Angeles

Samsung's real Achilles' heel: Low-end, emerging markets

Samsung's got a problem, and this time, it's not Apple.<p>The South Korean electronics maker is the biggest smartphone vendor in the world, but cracks are starting to show. In the second quarter, Samsung lost its footing at the top of the smartphone markets in both China and India, and it also …