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Finnish Artist Uses Long Exposure Photography to Paint Gorgeously Ethereal Illustrations With Light

Hannu Huhtamo is a Finnish artist who uses long-exposure photography to paint with light, resulting in gorgeously ethereal illustrations that seem to …

Art

Slow TV: Netflix’s Chill, Mesmerizing Antidote to the Madness of 2016

Stressed out by the ongoing political nightmare that is 2016? Check out Slow TV, the transfixing Scandinavian TV phenomenon in which absolutely nothing happens. Trust us.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to see seven hours of unedited footage from a camera mounted to the front of a train—and who hasn’t?—your …

Freedom at 70

When Jennifer Dolan retired from a long and wonderful career working at The New York Times, she felt a newfound freedom to express herself through …

20+ Reasons Why Iceland Is The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

Even if you are living under a rock, you must have heard already that Iceland is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. With only around 320,000 …

Iceland

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Cute

Weight-Loss Meal Plans To Make Life A Little Easier

Weight-loss meal plans are key if you're trying to drop pounds. When it comes to losing weight, failing to plan is pretty much planning to fail. …

Food

1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Download 1,100 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device. Over 30,000 …

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These Beautiful Photos By Ana Santl Take You Inside The Studio Of London’s Last Globemaker

Berlin photographer Ana Santl spends the day in the private London art studio of traditional globemakers Bellerby & Co. Considered the highest …

Scientists Agree This Is The Most Effective Diet For Weight Loss

It’s so simple, but studies show it makes all the difference.<p>Run a Google search for the “best diet for weight loss,” and you’ll get 11,200,000 results. Near all of them will disagree as to what the best diet for weight loss actually is. Some will say that low-fat diets are the way to go, and …

Healthy Eating

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A Confident Hairless Guinea Pig Shows Off His Unusual Beauty in a Variety of Adorable Poses

A photo posted by @ludwik_guinea_pig on Mar 3, 2016 at 2:29am PST<p>A wonderfully confident hairless guinea pig named Ludwik in Warsaw, Poland enjoys …

Cute

A Carefree Little Deer Bounces Happily Across a Beach at Sunrise in South West England

While on an early morning walk with his dog along Poole Harbour in Dorset, England, physical therapist Dave Mott of Physio Fitness Dorset captured …

Travel

An Adorable Bunny Enjoys a Yummy Dandelion Without Dropping a Single Petal From His Mouth

An adorable little rabbit named Reuben heartily enjoyed a yummy dandelion in one fell swoop without dropping a single petal from his mouth. Another …

14 Foods To Help You Get A Better Night’s Sleep

If you’re struggling to get a great night’s sleep, adding certain foods to your diet could help to turn that around.<p>Here are 14 foods proven to help …

Health

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5 Foods for a Better Mood

1) Oatmeal<p>Oatmeal is rich in soluble fiber, which helps to smooth out blood sugar levels by slowing the absorption of sugar into the blood.<p>Oatmeal is …

Food

The secret libraries of history

After news emerged about an underground reading room in Damascus, Fiona Macdonald discovers the places where writing has been hidden for centuries.<p>Beneath the streets of a suburb of Damascus, rows of shelves hold books that have been rescued from bombed-out buildings. Over the past four years, …

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Gnats, be gone!

Houseplants under attack? Get yourself a pinguicula, says Alys Fowler<p>Tiny little flies buzzing around my houseplants; it’s not the welcome home committee I’d wanted. Fungus gnats, or compost flies, are small, dark, short-lived gnats that love houseplants. The adults are annoying but harmless; the …

12 Antioxidant-Rich Foods to Boost Your Immune System

<b>6. Garlic</b> can help reduce inflammation. At Washington State University they found garlic to be 100 times more effective than two antibiotics at …

Food

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

Productivity

13 scientifically proven ways to sleep better

If you're tired right now or are relying on a bucket of coffee to get through your day, you aren't alone.<p>More than a third of Americans don't get the seven to nine hours of sleep a night that the CDC recommends. Some people think they can function on less, but usually that's because the …

Sleep

Tonglen Meditation

"Breathe in suffering, and breath out compassion."<p>Snow Storm<p>Why do Tonglen Meditation?<p>Negative thinking causes us to make poor choices that bring …

Meditation

9 Bad Habits That Get In The Way Of Our Happiness

Habits. They are so ingrained in us that we do them without realizing it. They are second nature, and we can live our whole lives with destructive and harmful habits, scratching our heads wondering why we aren't happy or successful. We don't even realize that are in a continuous loop of doing the …

Happiness

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pioneering Example of Accessible Design, The Laurent House

Designed for a client who used a wheelchair, the home made its owner "realize his capabilities, not his disabilities"<p>Frank Lloyd Wright called the home "his little gem," and would tell potential clients making the trip from Chicago to Taliesin to stop by and visit to get a sense of his style. A …

Design