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17 Handmade Gifts That You Can Feel Good About Giving This Year — All Under $48

If you love giving thoughtful gifts during the holiday season, you're in luck; we made it easy to go above and beyond this year by finding unique, handmade choices. All of these gifts were made by small companies or even individuals in their homes. From fun beer games to pretty, personalized …

We want to move to this village in Japan where you can get close to hundreds of free-roaming foxes

Diverse Group of Models Portray Changing Ideal Female Body Types Throughout the Ages

Eugene Lee Yang of BuzzFeedVideo has created an interesting visual narrative regarding the history of ideal female bodies and how these standards of …

17 Adorable Animals Who've Mastered the Art of Stretching

Warning: These photos may make you want to nap. Take a deep breath…now stretch! Today let's take a look at animals who've mastered the art of stretching. Whether they're just taking a nice pause in their day or reaching for that piece of food in the tree, these animals look absolutely adorable with …

Artists Beautify Outdoor Pianos Around the World to Bring Music to the Streets

Noticing a lack of interaction between strangers who passed each other everyday on the same streets, UK-based artist Luke Jerram was inspired to disrupt people's daily routines with spontaneous music and communication by installing outdoor pianos in public spaces. “The idea for <i>Play Me, I'm Yours</i> …

Does Instagram Have A Sexist Double Standard?

<i>UPDATE: Instagram has restored this account and issued the following statement: "We try hard to find a good balance between allowing people to</i> …

Swimwear

The Secret To Living Forever Might Be To Avoid Men

Earlier this month, Scotland's oldest woman, Jessie Gallan, celebrated her 109th birthday. It's an impressive feat, as the average life expectancy …

10 Etsy Warmers To Keep You Cozy All Winter

<i>Baby, it’s cold outside</i>. And, sadly, we still have another couple of months to go — and that's if we’re lucky. While this winter isn’t as bad as last …

Taylor Swift Takes Her Cat For A Walk — & Looks Great Doing So

Taylor Swift has really gotten a handle on this whole winter-weather thing. She’s been expertly championing the statement coat, typically plaid and …

Clothing

How To Overhaul Your Makeup Bag On Any Budget

Close your eyes and imagine your makeup bag. You could probably recite its contents by heart, right? We cart our cosmetics around like armor, …

Forever 21 May Have Just Answered Every Denim Lover's Dreams

It's easy to justify a new denim purchase. Jeans are our weekend staple, our lazy-day staple, our running-to-the-grocery-to-pick-up-snacks-at-10-p.m. …

5 Ways To Rebrand Yourself Like Taylor Swift

I’m an adult with a job and responsibilities, yet I’m a Taylor Swift super-fan. While some can’t see past her youth or twee blond looks, I see a …

This Loch Ness Monster ladle will cause a stir every time you make soup

Food

Teen opinion: how bleak should dystopian fiction be?

Anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses have become an increasing issue for young people in today’s society. These aspects of life are often belittled or ignored, but what society doesn’t always understand is that mental illnesses really are life-altering and even life-threatening, and can …

Mental Health

how to knit an infinity scarf on a loom

This infinity scarf is a quick and easy knitting project that you can do on a rectangular or round loom - whatever you have around! I've been working …

Now's Your Chance To Tour The Chicago Home Of Beloved Director John Hughes

John Hughes is best known for his hit movies, but the late director's Chicago estate isn't too shabby either.<p>John Hughes directed some of the biggest hit movies of the '80s and '90s — The Breakfast Club, Ferris Beuller's Day Off and Home Alone just to name a few — many of which took place in his …

Living With Neil the Lion

Neil the lion with Tippi Hedren as she reads a newspaper in her home in Sherman Oaks, Calif.<br>IMAGE: MICHAEL ROUGIER / TIME & LIFE PICTURES<p>This is what …

The Unexpected Origins Of Chopsticks, And How You're Really Supposed To Use Them

The wooden set of paper-tucked utensils that are hastily shoved into a greasy Chinese food takeout bag have much more of a sophisticated history. The first-known chopsticks were found in tombs in the Henan province, located in a central part of China. They were initially used for cooking -- made of …

A Brief History of the Straw

From actual straw straws to bendy straws to straws that might save the world, you'll be drawn into this brief history of why it's great to suck<p><i>Q: What do you get when you combine a pencil, a mint julep, and a man dissatisfied with the status quo?</i><p><i>A: The modern-day drinking straw.</i><p>Besides being a joke …

16 Unexpected Ways to Add Years to Your Life

The average American’s life expectancy is 78.7 years. Whether you reach that age—or better yet, exceed it—largely depends on your genes, but there …

8 Awesome Benefits Of Sleeping Naked

1. Ease. There’s however many less clothes you need to wash each week because you just aren’t using them. You don’t have to buy pajamas.<p>2. It …

Interview: Mother Takes Breathtaking Photos of Her Ten Kids

When she's not taking portraits of clients in Las Vegas, this rural Arizona-based mother is turning the camera onto her ten children. Lisa Holloway is a fine art photographer who has a knack for shooting stunning outdoor photos. Completely self-taught, she only uses natural light to take these …

5 Things Successful People Do to End Their Days Right | Inc.com

Business may be 24-7 and your tech may never get tired, but human beings are cyclical animals. Our creativity and energy levels wax and wane throughout the day, week, and year. When it comes to productivity, you can take a couple of approaches to this reality.<p>Some would-be superheroes simply try to …

Productivity

'Aquaman crystal' could see humans breathe underwater

Scientists at the University of South Denmark have developed a synthetic crystal that absorbs and stores oxygen<p>It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel; crystals that absorb oxygen and allow you to breathe under water.<p>But scientists in Denmark have developed a crystalline substance …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

Batteries

This Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person

A unique genetic mutation and a well-wired brain mean that Concetta Antico is like no other artist on Earth.<p>When Concetta Antico looks at a leaf, she sees much more than just green. “Around the edge I’ll see orange or red or purple in the shadow; you might see dark green but I’ll see violet, …

A Vision Of The Vertical Cities Of The Future

We’re talking more than skyscrapers, but rather a complete ecosystem in the sky that you never have to leave.<p>Cities will need to be denser and taller in the future. It’s the only way to accommodate a global population of 9 billion-plus people and increasing demand for urban living (70% of us could …

Photographer Transforms His Dog into Different Animals and Characters Every Christmas

For the past 20 years, British photographer Peter Thorpe has upheld the festive tradition of dressing up his dog as different animals and characters for holiday-themed photo shoots. Instead of using Photoshop, Thorpe builds elaborate sets and props, assembles creative costumes, and uses treats to …

McDonald's reveals what goes into its french fries

There's some good news and some not so good news. Yes, McDonald's french fries are made with real potatoes. However, they also contain a whole lot of …

Food