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14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Apps

A 2016 TV Preview

A guide to the returning hits and new shows on network, cable, and streaming services<p>2015 may have spawned the phrase “Peak TV” thanks to an onslaught of shows in every format imaginable, but 2016 isn’t going to offer much respite. In the coming months, terrestrial networks, premium cable, and …

Breathtaking Photos Of Dancers Frozen In Time

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Yakovlev is master of capturing the human body in motion. His photographs of professional dancers exude elegance …

What Your Eating Habits Reveal About Your Personality

Are you a fast eater, a slow eater or an "isolationist"?<p>You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. But it may be more accurate to say that you are <i>how</i> you eat.<p>Last week, an unscientific but all-too-relatable listicle on LittleThings.com broke down different personality types based on eating …

Psychology

Photographer's Unconventional Self-Portraits Highlight Intriguing Architecture in Urban Spaces

In her <i>Urban Self-Portrait</i> series, Anna di Prospero photographs herself against the backdrop of towering, irregular architectural forms in the middle of sprawling cities. Stretching out on the ground, twisting her body into emotive contortions, or caught in startling states of undress, the Italian …

These Powerful Dance Portraits by Alexander Yakovlev Are Stunning

Nothing quite captures the combination of strength, grace, and art like dance. Alexander Yakovlev is able to capture all of these elements in his …

Why These Photos of Windows Around the World Have Gone Viral

Portuguese photographer André Vincent Gonçalves started out taking snapshots of colorful windows in his native Évora; his "Windows of the World" project has since grown—and gone viral. Gonçalves spoke to Conde Nast Traveler about the windows that inspire.

Computer Science

Would you pay $35m to live like a cosmonaut? | CNN Travel

Travel

7 Beautiful Buildings in Unexpected Places

For every brand-name skyscraper, there's an equally interesting building off the beaten path. In fact, some of the most interesting structures require a pilgrimage to a far-flung location—proof that, for these seven projects, the trip is part of the design.<p>Mug Hakdong Hotel, Mongdol Beach, Geoje, …

Apple Store

Architizer

Cinematic Photomanipulations that Blur the Line Between Reality and Fantasy

Fine art photographer Vincent Bourilhon, an artist from Paris has been shooting images ever since he first had a camera at the young age of 16. …

Skyping with the enemy: I went undercover as a jihadi girlfriend

It was 10 o’clock on a Friday night in spring 2014 and I was sitting on the sofa in my one-bed Paris apartment when I received a message from a French terrorist based in Syria: “Salaam alaikum, sister. I see you watched my video. It’s gone viral – crazy! Are you Muslim? What do you think about …

Islam

Computers to heat your home? Startup Nerdalize distributes server farms to Dutch residences

Most discussions of alternative energy tend to focus on natural sources, such as wind and solar.<p>Perhaps it’s fitting that we tend to look to nature as an antidote for the decidedly man-made problem of pollution.<p>But not everything created by humans has to be a part of the energy problem. It’s …

Former high school bully sends a sweet Facebook apology 20 years later

When ChadMichael Morrisette, now 34, was in junior high school in Alaska, he was bullied by so many people that he couldn't name only one.<p>“The entire …

Photographer Captures the Mesmerizing Spirit of Adorably Wise Owls

Owls are known around the world as a symbol of wisdom and beauty, which Thai photographer Sasi Smith intuitively captures in his mesmerizing photographs. Smith is an experienced cameraman who focuses mainly on parrots, but he also has a vast collection of owl images that are both adorable and …

Nature Photography

One Photographer’s Epic Self-Portraits in Front of Vast Landscapes

Nicholas Roemmelt is a landscape and wildlife photographer based in Austria who regularly puts on a backpack and takes his camera deep into the …

Mother Continues to Capture the Youthful Beauty of Her 10 Kids

At the end of last year, we featured the gorgeous work of Lisa Holloway, a mother who captures breathtaking photos of her 10 children. Holloway hasn't stopped photographing them, and she's since produced even more of her beautiful pictures. She focuses on natural light shot outdoors in Northwestern …

Babysitting

Why Having Your Portrait Made Is Important

My friend Matthew Simmons and I did recently did a photo shoot with an amazing little girl named Desi Robinson. After sending Renee, Desi’s mother, …

Surreal Photography by Logan Zillmer Explores the Fantastical

With images shrouded in mystery, Logan Zillmer's work will leave you wondering how the story will unfold. The minimal landscape of his home in the midwest provides the perfect backdrop for his surreal photos. His journey into photography started in high school shooting film, but as an adult he …

Street Photography

Photographer Documents Life Inside One of Africa’s Largest Slums

Mathare is a slum of 600,000 people living within three square miles on the east end of Nairobi. Photographer Filippo Romano has travelled there six …

Watch the Transformation of NYC's Skyline Unfold in an Elevator to the Top of the World Trade Center

Visitors to the One World Trade Center can now watch the evolution of New York City unfold before their eyes. The elevators to the observatory at the top of the building show an animated timelapse depicting the development of the city's skyline from the 1500s to today, as is seen in this video by …

World Trade Center

Beautiful Photos of Nature During Golden Hour

Autumn is perhaps one of the most motivating seasons for nature photographers. This is certainly the case for brilliant Israel-based photographer …

Photography

Seattle Artist Creates Beautiful Collages with Flowers and Plants

Using a vivid imagination and a sharp eye for gathering plants, Bridget Beth Collins turns relics of nature into beautifully lush collages that form delightfully whimsical scenes. The Pacific Northwest artist forages materials for her pictures from the area surrounding her Seattle home and arranges …

Nature

Are women hardwired to love thrillers?

From House of Cards to Gone Girl, thrillers are having a serious moment. Author Rebecca Whitney explains why more women than ever before are looking for an adrenaline-rush to leave them sweaty-palmed on the sofa<p>Thrillers, it seems, are everywhere. They dominate our cinema screens. They jostle for …

Books

New in the Shop: Beautifully Abstract City Maps by Jazzberry Blue

Using bold colors and geometric forms, artist Jazzberry Blue creates abstract maps of some of the world's most famous cities. He's made these modern maps, that have that mid-century modern look to them, for almost every city you can think of including Chicago, Milan, and Berlin. The self-taught …

Maps

Beautiful Triptych Shows Photographer's 14 Year Struggle with Fibromyalgia

Though, year after year, we've featured her surreal photos on My Modern Met (see here and here), we had no idea that for the last 14 years of her life, photographer Brooke Shaden has been suffering from fibromyalgia. Over 5 million Americans are affected by this condition that causes chronic muscle …

New York City

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …