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'Inside Out' Is Something Truly Special, Even For Pixar

<i>Inside Out</i> is the kind of movie that usually only gets made by some small, art-house indie studio. And even then, an artsy movie anthropomorphizing our emotions made for adults would likely be a grimmer, more cloying affair. Or a snoozefest. Or maudlin and depressing like the film adaptation of</i> …

Seven decades of Soviet photography – in pictures

From 1927 until after the fall of communism, Russia’s Soviet Photo magazine charted the region’s pioneering visual culture. A new exhibition at Moscow’s Lumiere Centre for Photography celebrates this history

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10 Photographers Share Their Favorite Pictures Shot with a Leica M Rangefinder

To mark the 60th anniversary of its M line of rangefinder cameras, Leica recently interviewed 10 well known photographers about their experience with …

7 Small-Space Spots You're Forgetting to Decorate

A lack of square footage shouldn't limit your big ideas.<p>A lack of square footage shouldn't limit your big ideas (or your Pinterest board).

13 Tricks That Squeeze Every Inch Out of a Small Closet

Your shoe collection is saved!<p>Let's face it: Unless you're an Academy Award winner raking in $20 million a movie, you probably don't have enough closet space. And even then, maybe you don't. (Mo' money, mo' shoes, <i>amirite</i>?) Instead of cutting your clothing collection in half, use these tricks and …

Peek Inside This Cheerful 260-Square-Foot Home

This house will make you believe in love at first sight.<p>If there was an award for "Happiest Tiny House," then this home might take the prize. Though it clocks in at just 260-square-feet, this cottage's bright and colorful design exudes a cheery atmosphere from all corners.<p>Designed by Richardson …

The Perfect Roast Chicken from The Kitchn

Sara Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand, the editors of the popular blog The Kitchn, hold forth on tools, techniques, and cooking the perfect bird. For more recipes, check out The Kitchn Cookbook.<p><i>Photo: Leela Cyd</i><p>Skillet-Roasted Whole Chicken Serves 4<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon coarse salt<p>1 teaspoon …

25 Genius DIY Storage Solutions Your Home Needs Now

Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.<p>If your house is overwhelmed with clutter, it's time to bust out your tool set to wrangle the situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your home.

The Most Unique Natural Wonder in Each State

You don't have to travel far to find some truly magical landscapes.<p>Typical tourist destinations like theme parks and resort towns certainly have their charms, but sometimes, Mother Nature creates jaw-dropping attractions of her own. From caverns that feel like a cathedral to mesmerizing springs, …

A Look at the Best Living Rooms of 2010

Tour some of the top designs from 2010.<p>From Hollywood Regency to high-gloss paint, here are some of the top spaces, trends, and styles in living room design this year. Don't miss the top design trends from 2010 or the dreamiest kitchens.

5 Insanely Charming Beach Houses You Can Rent This Summer

Over your home's decor and/or need a vacation? Escape to a dreamy summer destination and stay at someone else's digs.<p>Over your home's decor and/or need a vacation? Escape to a dreamy summer destination and stay at someone else's digs.

Take A Dip In Hawaii's Crystal Clear Tide Pools

Mother Nature loves a good pool party. And Hawaii, with its plethora of natural tide pools, is happy to oblige.<p>The seascapes and lava rock-lined coasts of the Hawaiian islands provide the perfect conditions for the protected, rocky inlets. We've rounded up 5 of Hawaii's best spots for tide pools -- …

Big Island (Hawaii)

From Snow White to Cinderella, the story of fairytales on film

Genies, princesses, fairy godmothers … from Disney’s earliest days, cinema has always been enchanted by fairytales. With the new Cinderella on release, Michael Newton picks out moments of movie magic<p>Once, a little under 80 years ago, in a church hall in a Caithness country district, my mum watched …

You Won't Believe This Home's Modern, Family-Friendly Makeover

A '70s-era home undergoes a minimalist transformation without losing its family appeal.<p>A '70s-era home undergoes a minimalist transformation without losing its family appeal. This piece originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.

Researchers identify gatekeeper neurons that control pain and itch

New research provides direct evidence for an influential model of pain first proposed in 1965.<p>During the 1960s, neuroscientists Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall proposed an influential new theory of pain. At the time, researchers were struggling to explain the phenomenon. Some believed that specific …

The photographer who broke the internet's heart

<b>Thousands online have shared an image of a Syrian child with her hands raised in surrender - but what is the story behind it?</b><p>Those sharing it were moved by the fear in the child's eyes, as she seems to staring into the barrel of a gun. It wasn't a gun, of course, but a camera, and the moment was …

How To Achieve A Zen Attitude To Cope With Every Day Problems

People usually have trouble responding and coping with every day problems. For a long time, I, myself, had trouble with my daily “problems”….<p>Why?</b> …

Cannes 2015: 30 films we'd like to see

Photograph: PR<p>Cate Blanchett in Carol<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/30/1427709103744/171edaa3-3b78-4621-bb66-d530fe2e2095-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Cate Blanchett in …

Timur's Registan: noblest public square in the world? – a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 7

The influence of this ancient Uzbek grand square stretches far across the world’s cities, from Isfahan in Iran to Agra in India and Russia’s St Petersburg<p>It was on a bright, clear afternoon that I went to the Registan and walked to the centre of the tiled expanse. All around me loomed impossibly …

Kate Middleton Opts for Pink Coat in Her Final Appearance Before Giving Birth

This is it, everyone—take this image in. Really live with it. The way her cascading locks shine in the light, the dramatic blast of pink on the perfectly tailored coat, the glint in her eyes that seems to say, “You can tell me anything.” Yes, this it the last time we’ll be seeing <b>Kate Middleton</b> …

Mad Men Style Evolution: How Don, Betty, Peggy, Joan, and More Changed Throughout the 60s

No show has inspired as much fashion obsession as Mad Men, so as its final episodes arrive, we look back at how our favorite characters have changed throughout the turbulent decade.

11 Cool Ceilings

Don't forget to look up.<p>They say it's the fifth wall, so next time you're thinking about picking out a new color or hanging art, don't forget to look up.

The Most Popular Wedding Dress Trends of the Season

<i>Carats & Cake is the premier online resource to hire local wedding vendors. Launched in 2013, the platform seamlessly marries curated content with</i> …

Cherry Blossoms Bloom in Japan: Pictures

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Proof That One Change Can Completely Transform A Room

You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look!<p>You don't have to invest in a full-fledged makeover just to get a new look! These 11 rooms prove that one tiny thing can have an enormous impact.

50+ DIY Projects for Your Kitchen

Here's a super satisfying mega list of DIY projects and ideas for your kitchen. Included is over 50 ways to make your cooking space clean, pretty and …

Countertops

Q: What makes Finnish teachers so special? A: It’s not brains

When my niece was finishing school in Finland, more than anything else she wanted to become a primary teacher. Despite her genuine interest in teaching she failed to get into a teacher education programme at the University of Helsinki. She was smart and bright, yet she was not deemed qualified.<p>This …

Education

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …