Jillian Vu

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A 150-Year-Old Viz Trick Reveals The Beauty Of Airborne Birds

Chronophotography was invented in the 19th century, but the photographer Xavi Bou is putting it to new use.<p>A bird in flight is a hypnotic sight, but the whorling, eddying patterns its wings take just don’t freeze-frame well. Using a 19th century technique, though, Spanish photographer Xavi Bou has …

Birds

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Step into the amazing 6.5m wide house!

La Casa Desnuda, today’s feature property, is an impressive Mexican house that boasts a particularly surprising architectural feature. At only 6.5 …

Swimming Pools

6 Foods to Eat When You’re Trying to Score a Six Pack

And 3 that you’ll want to avoid<p>Even if you hit the gym daily, you have to pay attention to what you eat to get the definition you want.<p>The right foods power tough workouts, build muscle, and can help you torch any belly fat that might be stopping your six-pack from emerging, says board-certified …

9 TED Talks That Will Make You Hungry for Success

Here’s how a TED Talk is born:<p><i>“Once a year, a thousand remarkable people gather in Monterey, California, to share something of incalculable value.</i> …

Astonishing Photos of Car Wrecks in the 1930s

Throughout the 1930s, the United States contended not only with the Great Depression but also with a nationwide panic surrounding traffic safety. In …

Great Depression

These Workouts Are Blowing Up on Pinterest

Get in on the action.<p>Fun fact: There are over 529.7 million health and fitness pins on Pinterest right now. <i>Damn</i>. And the types of workouts people pin change depending on the time of year. For example, outdoorsy fitness pins are super popular in January, spring, and fall, according to Pinterest.<p>But …

6 Quick and Easy Summer Hairstyles

Hairstylist Jawara Wauchope came up with six supercool styles that'll get your hair off of your face—and out of the way of any summer plans.<p>If You Have 5 Minutes:<p><b>Knotted ponytail</b><p>If you can tie your shoes, you can create this easy knotted ponytail—promise.<p><i>On Rozanne Verduin: See by Chloé</i> …

9 Genius Beauty Hacks Using Common Household Items

<b>Here's why you should pack tape and a toothbrush in your makeup kit.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Jessica Cruel.</i><p>As a beauty editor, I don't usually carry my five-pound makeup bag with me everywhere I go--so I often have to get creative. That's where the Internet comes in! It seems like there's a trick for every …

Vietnam's Tranquil Zen House looks and feels like a Buddhist monastery

Sandwiched between residential buildings in the Binh Thanh district of Ho Chi Minh City, this monastery-inspired home brings tranquility and peace to …

Havana’s crumbling yet beautiful interiors photographed by Michael Eastman

Michael Eastman has established himself as one of the world’s leading contemporary photographic artists. The self-taught photographer has spent four …

This home in Texas has a contemporary farmhouse feel to it

When architects at Aamodt / Plumb were commissioned to design this home for a young family in Austin, Texas, there was one little issue…they only had …

Living Rooms

4 High Rise Condos with Balcony Pools

The idea of swimming hundreds of feet in the air might not appeal to everyone but in recent years and thanks to advances in engineering and …

Ditch the crowds: Cuba’s top five alternative beach stays

Beautiful beaches are as iconic as cocktails in the Caribbean, but in Cuba only a handful of coastal destinations are well known. If crowded resort-lounging in Varadero isn’t your thing, there are plenty of equally stunning, secluded sandy strands for independent travelers. Often, these …

vacation

Drinking more coffee may help prevent alcohol-related cirrhosis

<b>(CNN) —</b> Make that black coffee order a double.<p>Upping your coffee intake may help reduce your chances of developing alcohol-related cirrhosis, according to a review done by the journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics of multiple existing studies.<p>Drinking just two more cups of coffee every …

Coffee

State of wonder: where to find Oregon's best landscapes

Oregon is a natural stunner. The state's glorious coastline alternates between rugged cliffs accented with stone sentinels just offshore to miles-long sandy beaches perfect for a relaxing stroll. Inland, landscapes vary from craggy gorges to coniferous forests to salty playas. Then there are the …

National Parks

Agent Provocateur and Charlotte Olympia: Cats and Cobwebs and Thigh-Highs, Oh My!

Valentine’s Day just came early. Today Agent Provocateur debuts a cheeky lineup of styles created in collaboration with Charlotte Olympia. After teaming up for two footwear styles some years back, the brands have aligned once more to turn out not just shoes, but some seriously slinky lingerie, too. …

6 Unexpected Symptoms Women Shouldn't Ignore

Your body can send out all kinds of signals when something's amiss. Here are the ones you probably didn't know you should pay attention to.<p>Your …

Tampons

11 Signs You Definitely Should Quit Your Job Soon

If you've dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur--or in the meantime having a better job--here's why you should make that move.<p>Some people quit a job to earn more money elsewhere. Some quit their jobsfor a better opportunity.<p>And some quit a job to start their own business, which to me is the best …

Career Development

The 13 Coolest Abandoned Hotels and Resort Towns

<b>By Nicole Theodore</b><p><i>This article originally appeared on Playboy.com.</i><p><i>PHOTO COURTESY OF BINOMIALPHOTO / FLICKR</i><p>Located in some of the most luxurious and coveted spots around the world, these hotels and resorts used to have guests filing in and out for summer getaways and honeymoons. Now, the only things …

5 Reasons to Plan Ahead for the End-of-Life

When you dare to think ahead to the last days of your life (if you dare to think about that), what do you imagine? If you are like 70 percent of Americans, according to research by the Dying Matters Coalition, you dream of spending your final days at home, in peace and comfort, surrounded by loved …

India’s amazing living root bridges

In order to cross swollen rivers in the country’s Meghalaya region, villagers devised a clever solution – weaving tree roots into sturdy, living structures.

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

This Woman Has Two Vaginas—Here’s How That’s Actually Possible

We kid you not.<p>Cassandra Bankson is known best as a YouTube star who regularly offers up beauty tips to her legion of fans. Now, she’s sharing something way more personal. After experiencing ongoing kidney pain, Cassandra went to the doctor last year and discovered that she has <i>two vaginas</i>. Not only …

Cream Puffs with Vanilla Pastry Cream

Makes about 40 filled puffs<p>For this cream puffs recipe, if you don’t have any pastry bags handy, cut off the tops with a serrated knife and carefully spoon in the pastry cream.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Pâte à Choux<p>½ cup whole milk<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1" pieces<p>1 tablespoon granulated sugar<p>½ …

Baking

40 incredible street foods you should try around the world

Across the globe, some of the best, most authentic local dishes are cooked right on the street.<p>From fries smothered in gravy and cheese curds in Canada to fruits covered in a sweet candy shell in China, here are 40 street foods you won't regret sinking your teeth into.

Vietnam: 50 Years After the U.S. Marines Landed

<b>This year marks the 50th anniversary of U.S. Marines landing in full combat gear at Red Beach near Da Nang, Vietnam. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon or as it is referred to in Vietnam, the Liberation of Saigon. I found this a good time to go back to this beautiful</b> …

Top 90 Eco Innovations in June

The June 2015 eco innovations incorporate everything from advances in sustainable technology to creative recycling and DIY projects. Many of these …