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World Suicide Prevention Day: Why mental health is so important, where to get help and how to build awareness

Every year, almost 80,000 people across the world take their own lives. In the UK alone, more than 6,000 people commit suicide each year - an average …

Mental Health

Your 7 chakras, explained—plus how to tell if they’re blocked

Odds are, if you’ve attended a yoga class, group meditation, or indulged in an hourlong reiki session, your instructor or practitioner most likely …

What Are the Most Popular Architecture Websites in the World?

At a time when so much of what we do happens online, there is a lot we can learn from tracking the way we use the web. Alexa is an Amazon company …

The Wildest Travel Accommodations in the World Photos

If you’re tired of the same old hotels and resorts, it may be time to spice up your travel plans. While they may lack the usual amenities like business centers and room service, these offbeat accommodations provide their own unique offerings, from 1,000 year-old frescoes to an on-site winery to a …

The 16 Best Design Cities Around the World Photos

Photo: Mark Kolbe / Getty Images<p>While great design has long been associated with certain major cities—London, Paris, New York, Milan, and Copenhagen, for instance—the world is ever-changing. Though these metropolitan hubs certainly have plenty of design prowess and show no signs of slowing down, a …

Mexico City

Peppermint Mocha Popcorn Brownies Recipe

<b>Makes 24 browniesIngredients</b><p>¾ cup all-purpose flour<p>¼ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder<p>¾ tsp. baking powder<p>½ tsp. kosher salt<p>6 ounces chopped unsweetened …

Dessert

简主义

“年度生活方式”这个选题,我们写了很多年。作为以“一本杂志和他所倡导的生活”为理念的媒体,同事们每到年底,真是殚精竭虑把自己接触到的,最时髦、最可能成为趋势的生活状态写给大家。如果您一直保存着这些杂志,马上去翻一遍,还有哪些今年流行的玩法我们没有涉及到的吗?就拿频频在网上获得“10万+”的归隐类题材,“某高管、白领,放弃优渥的生活,到乡村去耕种、做手工”为例,我8年前就开始写。我写过美国海归女博士归国种地,加拿大人住在农村做手工皂,各种人带着孩子移居大理在家上学;更别说,骑行、徒步、航海、观察大自然、减肥、健身、抄经、喝茶、心理咨询了,上天入地、个人成长,我们都写过。今年的生活方式是什么呢?同 …

Misadventures in the Fragrance Trade

I have great taste. Call it a God given talent, call it an acquired skill — it is what it is. So when a friend playfully implied that the scent of my candle of choice might be disturbing the neighbors, I wondered: are my eyes deceiving my nose?<p>Luckily for me, Pratt Institute offers a crash-course …

9 Adele Quotes to Live By

Her words are just as wise as her lyrics.<p>From witty one-liners to body-positive truisms, Adele knows how to play with our emotions even without music.

TOP 10 large scale art installations of 2015

<b>TOP 10 large scale art installations of 2015</b><p><b>from a 10,000 square foot ball pit filled with nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls,</b> …

29 photos of daily life on Malaysia's most remote islands, where 'sea gypsies' live miles away from civilization

Earlier this year, French photographer Réhahn took a trip to some of Malaysia's most remote islands in the hopes of documenting the lives of the Bajau, the "sea gypsies" who inhabit the area.<p>Located off the east coast of the Malaysian city of Sabah, the island of Borneo was Réhahn's jumping-off …

Malaysia

Going once, going twice, sold! The annual Article 25 10x10 auction is on

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Auctions

Colorful Shadow Figures Reveal the Superhero within Every Child’s Imagination

Artist Jason Ratliff illustrates the power of imagination through something as simple as a shadow. His whimsical works feature children posing, as their exaggerated silhouettes take on the fantastical appearance of superheroes like Batman, Ironman, and Spider-Man. These fictional characters, …

What is Essential

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”<br>— Antoine de Saint Exupery

Self-Help

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This Moroccan City Is Completely Covered in Ethereal Blue Paint

Chefchaouen is the stuff of dreams — but it's real.<p>As people who love color, we're always looking out for rooms that employ vibrant decor. But entire cities that embrace our love of saturated hues? Now you've got us excited.<p>Chefchaouen is a town in northwest Morocco that is best known for its …

Cheese

Steampunk-Themed Bar Hypnotizes Guests with Moving Kinetic Sculptures

The Enigma Cafe and Bar in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, is the perfect caffeination destination for fans of steampunk. Its unconventional decor includes a variety of visually interesting features such as metal gears, machine parts, and a mysteriously mechanical cyclist dressed in a gas mask. Although …

A history of Florence in 12 buildings

Director of Adele's 'Hello' video explains its look, theme and, oh yes, flip phone

The filmmaker Xavier Dolan was vacationing with some friends in Paris recently when his phone rang.<p>"Adele would like to meet you," said the voice on the other end of the line -- who, unbeknown to Dolan, was the singer's manager.<p>"And I said 'Adele? Adele who?'" Dolan recalled. "And he said. 'Adele. …

Adele

Toutes les images de la collection Balmain x H&M

MODE NEWS<p><b>La collection capsule Balmain pour H&M sortira le 5 novembre en boutique. L'occasion de découvrir ou redécouvrir l'intégralité de la</b> …

19-Year-Old Artist Uses Flowers and Food to Complete Her Colorful Drawings

Kristina Webb is a 19-year-old New Zealander whose vibrant drawings are complemented by her creative use of 3D objects. Using colored pencils as a base, the artist produces realistic-style portraits and then completes them with unexpected elements: spaghetti becomes a woman's long locks; faux …

20 Iconic Structures Demolished in the Last 20 Years

What goes up must come down.<p>Nothing lasts forever. The time comes for every building—whether it's crumbling, outdated, or taking up real estate where a fresh structure could go. Here's a roundup of the 20 best buildings we've lost over the past two decades.<p>3 J.L. Hudson's Department Store, …

Panoramic Exhibit Offers Life-Size Views of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Visual artist Yadegar Asisi uses his latest, larger-than-life panoramic exhibit to transport viewers to Australia's mesmerizing Great Barrier Reef. In a breathtaking display of oceanic blues, lush greens, and dazzling light refractions, Asisi created a cloth-based replica of this underwater world. …

Daily Inspiration #2203

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

“Atlas of Beauty” Photographer Provides a Rare Look at Women in North Korea

Over two years ago, Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc embarked on an ambitious quest to document diverse examples of beauty around the world through stunning portraits of women from more than 37 countries. Her journey has taken her to a diverse range of lands, including Tibet, Iran, Brazil, and …

Articles about cute new book kids will inspire young architects on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architecture is the latest field to feel the double-edged sword of computerization.<p>With sensitivity to local building typologies, fresh construction finds a place in Amsterdam.<p>An inventive, freestanding “tree house” built by an architectural designer for her family grows in Garrison, New York.<p>In our …

Architecture

Striking Photos of Paris Highlight the City’s Spectacular Boulevards and Architecture

Fascinated by geometry and symmetry, Hungarian photographer Zsolt Hlinka highlights the lines, shapes, and patterns of Paris in his striking photos of the French capital. From different vantage points, including street perspectives and bird's-eye views, Hlinka draws attention to the impressive …