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Half makeup selfies are the latest positivity-fueled social media trend

The “natural beauty look” is all the rage nowadays. Women are feeling more comfortable in the skin they’re in, which is totally great. Unfortunately, …

Photographer Creates Spectacular Mini Thunderstorms with Tesla Sparks

Photographer Marc Simon Frei has embarked on an electrifying new series featuring spectacular sparks indoors. He's like a modern day Zeus, the way he generates bolts lightning, charging through each frame. The experimental photographer captures his energetic effect by arcing objects to a Tesla coil …

See Why NASA Is Dying to Visit Jupiter's Moon Europa

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The massively popular Instagrammer who follows his girlfriend around the world just got married, and the pictures are stunning

<b>In 2012, the world fell in love with the Instagram account of a woman leading her photographer boyfriend around the world.</b><p><b>Moscow-based Murad Osmann and his girlfriend, Natalia Zakharova, filled their Instagram accounts with gorgeous travel photos of rice fields in Bali, the streets of Barcelona,</b> …

Weddings

Sand art hair is the latest vibrant hair trend — and it's taking things to a new level

Summer’s here and that means it’s time to leave all boring drab colors behind and move onto bright, bold hues — for your hair, that is. Hair in every …

16 Unexpected Ways To Use Coconut Oil

<i>Photo credit: Paul Delmont, Thrive Market</i><p><i>By Annalise Mantz for Thrive Market</i><p>Plain old vegetable oil is so 2000-and-late. Coconut oil is today's choice for those in the know -- and it's more than a flash in the pan.<p>A lot of the buzz surrounding coconut oil comes from its medium-chain triglycerides …

Coconut

Taylor Swift Brings Pals Gigi Hadid and Martha Hunt Onstage During Concert – and Shows Off Her Runway Strut

Yet another perk of “squad” membership! Taylor Swift‘s famous friends, models Martha Hunt and Gigi Hadid, surprised fans on Saturday night by joining …

The Money Exercise That Made Our Marriage Stronger

One couple found that auditing themselves periodically has spared them money fights.<p>Like most newlyweds, Avik and Shailja Chopra found the first few …

Drunk Chris Pratt Gives Totally Useless, Totally Hilarious Acting Advice

Go home, Chris Pratt. You’re drunk.<p>In this YouTube video, produced by GQ, the 35-year-old “Jurassic World” star offers some terrible acting advice while chugging a bottle of Fireball whisky.<p>“We’re at the end of a GQ photoshoot and we’re supposed to do an acting DVD, acting video kind of bit for …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Twitter's CFO has explained why the company put the finance guy in charge of marketing.</b> Anthony Noto said the board wanted to "elevate the importance of marketing as a key component of everything we do."<p><b>2. The police report for Gravity4 CEO Gurbaksh Chahal's arrest last year paints a picture of</b> …

Advertising

What People Around the World Dream About

An atlas of the subconscious, from Tijuana to Reykjavik<p>The first thing I learned is: Everybody flies.<p>Consider the surly taxi driver I met in Ukraine who, when asked what he dreamed of at night, responded, “I jump and then I fly—higher than the trees, higher than the trolley wires.”<p>“I think when I …

Mind

These bladeless wind turbines shake to generate electricity

Farms dotted with the gigantic spinning blades of wind turbines have become a standard sight on long-distance road trips, but what if there was another way to capture energy from the wind? A startup out of Spain is working on that very idea. The company's called Vortex Bladeless, and its turbines …

5 solar stocks that should be on your radar

The past nine months have given most energy investors pause to consider whether the oil and gas industry is the best place to park their money right now.<p>While the last month has seen an appreciable rise in regular stalwarts like ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX) and BP (BP), as the price of crude has …

Strong is the new pretty: Photographer shows her daughters' natural beauty

Photographer Kate Parker is like any other mom — she loves to take pictures of her daughters, Alice and Ella. While sifting through her many photos, …

What Are the Disadvantages of Solar Energy?

With gas prices rise and continue to rise, it seems that we will be increasing need for renewable energy. Renewable energy using the sun, wind, …

No Gwyneth, busy mothers can't live on lettuce, limes and beans

Actress and healthy eating advocate takes up challenge of eating on budget of $29 a week and immediately attracts criticism for low calorie diet<p>When Gwyneth Paltrow, actress and new age foodie guru, decided to see if she could live on a diet costing only $29 (£20) a week as part of a campaign to …

Gwyneth Paltrow

The Apple Watch is a misunderstood bridge to the future

The first Apple Watch reviews came out this week, and they weren't great.<p>Reviewers did praise the design and the way it lets you leave your phone in your pocket more, and blogger John Gruber had a great non-cynical take on the "taptic" communications, which lets you send little taps and a …

Artificial Intelligence

Heartwarming Portraits Of Mothers On Their First Day Of Motherhood

Jenny Lewis, a portrait photographer based in the U.K., has created a beautiful photo series of mothers posing with their one-day-old (or, as the …

Procrastination Is Literally Killing You

“I’ll just read this article a little later.”<p>It’s bad enough that procrastination can ruin your work day—an earful from the boss for blowing a deadline, say, or just a later evening at the office than you planned. But the effects of habitual delay can infect you at the physical level as well as the …

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Look What Today's Eclipse Did to German Solar Power Output

Watch the Solar Eclipse in Less Than a Minute<p>While sun watchers across Europe thrilled at the chance to experience a rare solar eclipse on Friday, …

Giant Human Skeleton unearthed in Varna, Bulgaria

Archaeologists in Bulgaria have discovered the remains of what they have described as a “huge skeleton” in downtown Varna, a city on the shores of …

9 Sensational Sides That Will Dress Up Any Dish

Side dishes are often an afterthought, but they can be just as memorable as the main course. These sensational sides will have people scrambling for seconds.<p><b>1. Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Butter</b><p>Build a meal around this flavorful broccoli. The florets are tossed in a sweet, spicy, and smoky …

Recipes

19 hacks to make your life easier around the house

Life is tough enough. Small irritations should never get in the way of enjoying a hard-earned day off.<p>If there's an easier way of doing things, most …

Comment on Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years by Anonymous

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Singularity

North America’s Smallest Carnivore Gets a New Coat for Winter

Changing Planet<p>Least weasel pops up on American Prairie Reserve. Photo: Dennis Lingohr/APR<p>Many grassland species are uniquely adapted to life on the snowy plains, but the Least weasel (<i>Mustela nivalis</i>) completely commits to its cold weather camouflage. As autumn comes to an end, this mini carnivore …

11 Mind-Blowing Physics Discoveries Made In 2014

From detecting elusive particles forged in the core of our sun to teleporting quantum data farther than ever before, these physicists' scientific research has helped us better understand the universe in which we live as well as pave the way for a future of quantum computers, nuclear fusion, and …

Physics

Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car

Gallery: Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car<p>Gallery: Zero-emissions house charges itself and your car<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>Architecture firm Snøhetta …

‘That Was Amazing’: Two Women Traveling in Taxi Happen to See the ‘Sight of a Lifetime’

Passengers traveling through Canada’s Northwest Territories happened to see the “sight of a lifetime” while taking a tax cab this month.<p>In video uploaded online Dec. 14, a pack of three wolves could be seen attempting a bison takedown. As their cab approached the scene the wolves immediately …