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A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy thinks a lot about "self" — not necessarily <i>himself</i>, but the role the brain plays in our notions of self and existence.<p>In his new book, <i>The Man Who Wasn't There,</i> Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves and how those perceptions can be distorted …

Consciousness

DIY Hair Removal Masks with Chickpea Flour and Red Lentils

Unwanted hair on your face or elsewhere can make you feel unattractive and self-conscious about your looks. Here are two easy yet effective homemade …

Vogue's Video in Honor of Gay Marriage Is Crazy Cool

<b>What do you think of Vogue's video starring AyaBambi? Let us know in the comments below, then shop our favorite dress from the video.</b>

Lifestyle

I didn’t feel culture shock until I came home to the United States

I was 22 when I went to Tanzania. I was fresh out of college, slowly realizing more of the real world with each morning I woke. It felt like walking …

Mind

Is This Overweight Cat The Fattest In The World?

This writer is a New Yorker with wanderlust. She loves good food, music, the beach, and storytelling.<p>Is this the fattest cat on the planet?<p>These …

New Wonderfully Witty Animal Comics by Liz Climo

Step into the wonderfully wacky world of Liz Climo, where animals of all species enjoy witty jokes, adorable friendships, and everyday joys together. In her trademark style, the artist uses two panels and a minimalist, folksy style to deliver punchlines that are both clever and sweet. Her charming …

Graphic Novels

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If …

Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.<p>One lunch changed Komal Ahmad's life.<p>It was 2011. She had just come back from Navy summer training and was attending the University of California at …

Teaching meditation to at-risk teens could lower crime and dropout rates

The motto “think before you act” may be more powerful than people think.<p>In a working paper published by the US National Bureau of Economic Research this month, researchers found that a simple, cost-effective after-school program for Chicago high-schoolers focused on slowing down their …

Criminology

Inspiring Plus-Sized Yogi is Changing the Face of Fitness on Instagram

Plenty of fitness gurus share their workout regimen on Instagram, but 27-year-old Jessamyn Stanley might be the most inspiring of them all. This plus-sized yogi is showing the world that she's just as capable as other yoga enthusiasts by sharing images of her incredible feats of strength and …

Fitness

Photographer Captures the Adorable First Weeks of a Baby Bunny's Life

When photographer Ashraful Arefin‘s bunny Tooni gave birth to four babies, he decided to document the beginning of their lives in a series of adorable snapshots. “For 10 months I have been photographing my bunnies that I adopted,” the proud rabbit owner told 500px ISO. “Not only are they adorable …

Cute

Whimsical Illustrations of Delicious Food Pairings As Best Friends

Bacon and eggs, coffee and doughnuts, macaroni and cheese–each pair is a perfect culinary combination that our taste buds can't deny, and neither can illustrator Philip Tseng. That's why the talented graphic designer has created an adorable series, aptly titled <i>Taste Buds</i>, showing us a cute …

Breakfast

This workout hijab just made athletic wear more inclusive

The athleisure space has become a multi-billion dollar industry, with women now opting for comfortable apparel items that have both style and …

We Forgot To Tell Our Cat We Had A baby

Noted Philosopher Drake Expounds On Why He Has No New Friends

Original Video - More videos at TinyPic<p>Drake's "money, success, and accomplishments" prevent him from forming legitimately fulfilling bonds with other people -- it's true. (Take his relationship with an old friend, depicted in the picture above.) Still, as a philosopher of the highest caliber, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Here's what people eat for breakfast around the world

But breakfast foods vary wildly from place to place.<p>Inspired by a HostelBookers.com post by Victoria Philpott and a Quora post, we took a look at some classic breakfast choices from countries around the world.<p>Whether it's bread and cold cuts in Germany or baked cheese pancakes in Russia, each …

Breakfast

4 Ways Elevators Will Get Totally Insane In 2016

The company behind 1 WTC’s super-fast elevators tells us about the Star Trek elevators that will be coming as soon as next year.<p>On May 29, the One World Trade Center Observatory in New York will open up to the public. To get passengers to the 102nd floor as quickly as possible, 71 elevators …

The philosopher who studies the experience of coffee

Is coffee much deeper than it appears? David Robson meets a philosopher who certainly thinks so – he's attempting to use the drink to probe the human mind.<p>It’s like I’m drinking the dying embers of a log-fire – smoky and tinged with the tang of creosote. As I concentrate harder, I notice its …

Coffee

The Best Home Designs of 2015

These stunning residences wowed the pros at AIA.<p>Skyscrapers aren't the only buildings that get architectural accolades. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) just selected the most structurally-pleasing homes in the U.S. for the 2015 Housing Awards. This AIA recognizes everything from …

Four’s a Crowd

Photographer and artist John Messinger remixes the best moments from Frieze New York for Instagram. See them here.

8 Hotel Booking Hacks Every Traveler Needs to Know

<i>By Meagan Drillinger</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>Sure, you know how to book a hotel on your own because you've got a credit card and the Internet. But chances are you're not booking a hotel as well or as cheaply as you could. Don't feel bad about your amateur mistakes. All you need is a little …

Leaving on a Jet Plane: 10 Countries That You Should Move to This Year

Do you feel that your summer vacation is always too short? Are you sick of the rainy weather at home or are you just bored with your everyday routine? If so, why not consider moving abroad?<p>According to the United Nations, 232 million people worldwide live abroad. Exotic cultures, delicious foreign …

Getting off the grid just got a bit easier thanks to this low-tech laundry machine.

The 17 most sought-after beers in America

Some of these beers have huge, cult-like followings, with release parties and wait lines that queue up 24 hours in advance. And vintage bottles of the ones that age well can sell at auction for thousands of dollars.<p>We've rounded up the 17 most coveted craft beers in America, based on availability, …

Beer

Snapchat's CEO on the question he's asked the most: 'Why didn't you sell?'

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel came full circle on Friday when he gave the commencement speech at the University of Southern California's Marshall School …

SpaceX made some awesome travel posters for Mars

With all the recent news about International Space Station resupply missions, reusable rockets, and drone barges, it's easy to forget that reason Elon Musk created SpaceX in the first place is to help land humans on Mars. In a way, it's great that we're so familiar with the private space company's …

Space Travel

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …