Liza Grebennikova

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5 Magazines For Book Lovers

Jenn de la Vega / February 4, 2015<p>Dearest Book Lover,<p>Isn’t it great to curl up with a good tome? These harsh winter months can be a great time to …

I confronted every man who catcalled me (and it didn’t end well)

I DON’T REMEMBER the first time I was catcalled.<p>Maybe it’s because I’m jaded from living and working in NYC, the catcalling capital of the world. …

What Obama’s Cuban deal means for American travelers

Yesterday, December 17, American President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro announced a major thaw in relations between the two …

Cuba

The scientific evidence against spanking, timeouts, and sleep training

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors has gathered to hear psychotherapist Tina Bryson speak about neuroscience, mentorship, and camping. She is in Minnesota by invitation of the camp. Chippewa is at the front of a movement to …

Parenting

‘SantaBomb’ storm is coming to the Toronto area for Christmas

A strong storm that Twitter users are calling "SantaBomb" is projected to touch down in the Greater Toronto Area right before Christmas and will bring rain, strong winds and possibly snow.<p>The storm's timing is stoking fears that last year's Snowmageddon – the 2013 ice storm that essentially shut …

How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Until about 600 million years ago, seeing colors didn't matter so much to Earth's inhabitants — nobody had eyes.<p>"Before the eye evolved, you just wouldn't have seen what was there," says Andrew Parker, a biologist at London's Natural History Museum who studies the evolution of color.<p>Simple animals …

This Video Was Made With 3,454 Oil Paintings And It Will Make You Fall In Love With New York

There’s something that happens on the cab ride home at the end of a night out in New York. At certain moments during the ride, while going over any bridge, for instance, you will stop what you’re doing and look out the window–no matter whether your phone has full battery power or not. It’s the …

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

6 memories you have growing up in British Columbia

The PNE (Pacific National Exhibition) located deep in Vancouver’s East Side could be called anything as far as the thousands of kids that pass …

Seven important tax tips to consider before year-end

What's on your to-do list before year-end? At my house, we talked about this over dinner last weekend. My son, Win, turned 16 recently and so driving as much as possible is on his list. I'm not sure he's really ready for the road.<p>I asked him a simple question: "Who has the right of way when four …

Why cats never became man’s best friend

Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the role of “man’s best frenemy.”<p>It turns out, though, there’s an evolutionary …

Pets

99% Invisible-127- The Sound Of Sports

From contributor Matt Hersberger: "Hi! we're the the Millennials, the much-maligned group of people born between 1980 and the early 2000s, and since we’ll be footing the bill for your retirement homes, here are some things you can avoid doing to make sure we don’t find a green, energy-efficient use for the corpses of Baby Boomers." How to piss off a Millennial: http://bit.ly/1i7v8pE

Big, Bad Supermoon Rising: A Photo Gallery

Wow! @MatadorU student Lucy Di Santo took this photo while leaning over the side of a ferry on her way from Italy to Croatia last summer:

How to piss off a Torontonian

Say, “I hate Toronto.”<p>No you don’t. You’re jealous. You had to move to one of the softer cities because Toronto smells bad / the people are fake and …

These Simple Sculptures Remind You To Stop Wasting Water

With chimes, see-saws, rotating levels and some hidden tech inside, these art pieces also serve a practical function: To help people become more aware of when they leave the tap running too long.<p>Even if you happen to live in a drought-prone place like California, you probably don’t really pay too …

Here’s What Pharrell’s “Happy” Sounds Like Without Music

It’s amazing that Pharrell’s “Happy” still has traction, especially since it was released in November. The music video in particular has inspired more than its fair share of fan tributes, at one point causing the 41-year-old superstar to cry happy tears on Oprah. (Said Pharrell, reflectively, “Why …

6 Leadership Styles And When You Should Use Them

Great leaders choose their leadership styles like a golfer chooses a club: with a clear understanding of the end goal and the best tool for the job.<p>Taking a team from ordinary to extraordinary means understanding and embracing the difference between management and leadership. According to writer …

See The Business Cards Of Darwin, Shakespeare, And Other Famous Historical Figures

Sure, famous figures like Ernest Hemingway and Charles Darwin may need no introduction <i>now</i>. But back when they were hustling like everyone else, perhaps they would have appreciated cards and personal stationery that was in line with their personal brands. To mark the launch of its new letterheads, …

Batman Turns 75: Insiders Share Sensational Stories From The Bat Cave

The Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary is spawning a year-long celebration. We asked some Batman notables to spill some behind-the-scenes tales from bringing the Caped Crusader to life.<p>Holy shuffleboard! Batman is 75?<p>Batman–the creation of artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger–made his first …

When Hermès Met Dunkin: See What Happens When Brands Freaky-Friday Their Logos

With certain exceptions, nothing a brand lets you see is by mistake. Every detail of a company’s image has been meticulously crafted and fussed over. There’s a reason, for instance, that McDonald’s and many other fast food chains use red and yellow in their signage. (Those colors are proven to be …

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

Incredible 'Mini Museum' Is a Collection of Earth and Beyond

Hans Flex has collected natural wonders and historical artifacts and encapsulated them in a portable selection of curiosities, which he has aptly named <i>Mini Museum</i>. For the past 35 years, Flex acquired specimens from around the world and throughout time, including mammoth hair, the Berlin Wall, the …

12 Adorable Then and Now Photos of Pets and Their Owners

<b>14 years apart</b> (via Imgur)<p>The bond between human and pet is a special one that cannot be replicated. Bringing a fluffy, furry friend home on that very first day is a thrilling experience filled with the promise of many playful days and lifelong companionship. This collection of then and now …

12 Things They Don’t Teach You In School About Being A Designer

So you embarked on a freelance design career. Congrats! Here’s what you need to know to stay productive, profitable, and sane.<p>My wife Andy and I started Paper Leaf in 2009. We were not bad at design (I think we’re pretty damn good now), but we were really green at business. In some ways, our …

Airy Artist Studio Feels Larger Than Only 18 Square Meters

What can you do with only 18 square meters of space? If you're architect Raanan Stern, you can fashion an entire studio for an artist, complete with a long desk, storage, and even a place for the occasional cat nap. This compact room, located in Tel Aviv, is outfitted in blonde-colored wood with a …

Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

Double exposure photography brought to life in this beautiful music video - The Fox Is Black

Paul Trillo, a Brooklyn based director, has turned everyone’s favorite photo technique, the double exposure, and created this stunning music video. …