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10 best podcasts by women you probably haven't heard — and need to now

Like other forms of media, the podcast industry is largely dominated by white, male voices. Take a quick look at the top 10 podcasts in iTunes, and …

Interview: Artist Leah Flores Combines Her Love of Nature with Inspirational Quotes

With her work featured in the pages of British Vogue and sold in retail stores like Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom, there’s no questioning the fact that Leah Flores has turned her passion for photography and illustration into a successful career. Though not initially starting out in a creative …

Masterpieces Turned into 3D Printed Sculptures for Blind and Visually Impaired People to Enjoy

When admiring an artistic masterpiece, we often think about the artist behind the work, the medium itself, and perhaps the inspiration behind the work. What we don't typically consider is that we're fortunate enough to actually see what's before us. “There are many people in the world who have …

Digital Art

Beauty by the Numbers: What to Buy for Every Person on Your Gift List

Going by the numbers implies a cut-and-dried approach, rooted in common sense—a far cry from the whimsical holiday spirit that good gifting requires. But this season, choosing the perfect present takes on new meaning, thanks to a crop of playfully extravagant options that lets you choose your own …

14 Grown-Up Swaps to Make in Your Winter Wardrobe

It’s that awkward transitional time of year again — depending on where you are in the country, there could be a mixture of snow and leaves on the ground — and it’s only the beginning of what can be the least fashionable season. I used to stick to a strict “Function Before Fashion” motto all winter …

Clothing

10 Skin-Saving Foundations for Winter Skin

During the winter months, skin can get really ugly <i>really</i> quick. Dry air sucks all of the moisture out of your complexion, leaving it flaky, cracked, …

Skin Care

6 Affordable Shoe Brands That Look Super Expensive

The desire to step up your shoe game each season is part of every fashion girl's agenda, but a serious habit can get expensive. If you're looking for …

Nostalgia-Inducing Photos of Melted Ice Cream Pops

For <i>Transmogrify</i>, New Jersey-based photographer Michael Massaia melts more than a dozen ice cream pops, tracing the unsettling yet beguiling ways in …

The Essential Guide to Understanding Light

• What Light Is: Understand why we see things, why they have colour, and how our camera and our eyes are different.<br>• How Light Behaves: Learn the three …

Outdoors

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Recipes

You're Air-Drying Your Hair All Wrong

If you think that air-drying your hair is as easy as letting your strands dry freely without any interference, you are unfortunately mistaken. The women who give us a serious case of hair envy swear by the seemingly effortless method, but we are here to tell you that there are usually quite a few …

15 Ideas That Will Make You Reconsider Virtual Reality

What can virtual reality be when you forget about video game cliches? These experimental apps ponder that question.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHRjRMvtwMI<p>We’ve heard a lot of talk about virtual reality, but what will people actually do with it, other than make a more immersive <i>Call of Duty</i> …

10 Science Fiction Writers Predict How Our World Will Change In The Next 10 Years

In the epilogue to his book on data, privacy, copyright and what the changing tides of these big ideas mean for writers and other creative types, prolific sci-fi behemoth and tech blogger Cory Doctorow tries to guess what the future will hold. He begins with a disclaimer: “Science-fiction writers …

Best Beauty Buys Hall of Fame: Shop the All-Star Products

Now that this year's Best Beauty Buys have been revealed, we have to admit: delving through endless amounts of hair, makeup, and skincare products <i>can</i> …

Cellulite Coffee Scrub Is The DIY Solution For Firm And Toned Skin

A study in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy found that nearly 85 percent of women over the age of 20 have cellulite. But what's a girl or guy to do when they want to firm and tone their skin?<p>In the video above, PopSugar Beauty reporter Kirbie Johnson shares three cellulite treatments that …

8 Tips for Getting Your Feet Sandal-Ready for Summer

During the cooler months, our feet go into major hibernation mode under all those layers of socks and heavy-duty shoes. And with our tootsies being out of sight for a good four to seven months out of the year, when warm weather rolls around they might be looking a little more funky than fabulous. …

Skin Care

Hubble at 25: the best images from the space telescope - in pictures

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced<p>Twenty-five years on: Hubble’s unsung heroes

Big History

30 Hair Products That Will Seriously Change Your Life

Everything that deserves to take up space on your bathroom counter.<p>The goal: Arming yourself with the best products and tools to keep your locks in line, no matter what the weather throws your way. Ahead, 30 superstar hair products and tools that will help you curl, straighten, smooth, and boost …

Hair Care

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Clémence Poésy on How to Get Away With Not Wearing Makeup—and Why Perfection Is Overrated

Between her red carpet appearances, film roles, and street style choices, Parisian <b>Clémence Poésy</b> has become the living embodiment of insouciant French charm. And, sitting with the longtime face of Chloé fragrances on a recent winter evening, it’s no surprise why. The 32-year-old actress’s easy, …

Beauty

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice: 2015's best beaches | CNN Travel

CNN

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

5 Ways to Make Your Face Look Slimmer

Beyond sucking in your cheeks.<p><b>1) Grow out your brows.</b> "Full brows make the face appear slimmer because they help to divide the open spaces," says makeup artist Nick Barose. After filling in sparse areas with a pencil, he recommends drawing out the ends slightly: "Longer—but still …

3 Kettle Bell Moves To Transform Your Body

Leanne Shear of Uplift Studios in New York's Flat Iron district shows how it's done.<p>Uplift Studios, a women's-only gym in Manhattan was launched three years ago with an ethos of bringing fun into fitness—without sacrificing good form—through strengthening, sculpting and high intensity training …

Streamlining Your Makeup Bag in 2015: How to Do Less—And Look Better

Clutter clouds the mind, particularly if it's the first thing you see when you wake up and open your medicine cabinet in the morning. You stand in front of the sink and think: How did I accumulate so many bottles? Does it really take this much every day just to—as <b>Tina Fey</b> joked at the Golden Globes …

Skin Care

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014

Was the music of 2014 heavier than usual, or is it just us? When the staff of NPR Music and our member station partners gather to collect our favorite albums of the year, we don't start out with a theme. We don't intend to come to an absolute consensus. We begin with questions: What do you hold …

31 Delicious Things To Cook In December

The best way to stay warm is to start eating and drinking and never stop.

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …