Marci Reyna

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12 facts about Avocados that will surprise you

You thought you knew avocados right? You mash them up on your wheat toast every morning so you figure there can be no secrets between you. Wrong. …

Giraffes Use Their Butts as Pillows, and Other Weird Animal Sleep Habits

Our picks for the five oddest sleep behaviors found on Earth.<p>No matter how many cute pet videos I watch in my life, I will always have a soft spot for this work of art entitled "sleeping dog runs into wall."<p><i>Wonderful sleep-running dog. Video:</i> <i>jaa71954/YouTube</i><p>This adorably somnambulant dog appears to …

Sleep

What Does The Fox Say, And Why Is It Different In Every Language?

Words for the noises made by common animals are some of the first words we are taught, as linguist Arika Okrent points out in this fascinating new video, "Why Do Animals Make Different Sounds in Different Languages?"<p>It's an odd educational priority, perhaps, given that "meow," "woof," and …

9 Genius Charts That Let You Skip Cooking Math

Cooking shouldn’t be rocket science -- but when you’re faced with complicated recipes, ingredient substitutions or party-sized portions, it can feel like memorization and math skills stand between you and your best meal yet.<p>We’ve partnered with Campbell’s to bring you calculatingly fun new cooking …

Slow Cookers

A minimalist shares 17 tips for decluttering your life

That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts and spurts, using a handful of easy-to-follow rules.<p>The other day I wrote about the idea of setting rules instead of goals ... today I want to share a few ideas for rules to help you get decluttered and …

Minimalism

The strange way I stick to my most difficult goal

Over the past four years, I've discovered many incredible ways to hack my habits and improve my life. I have taught myself to love running, dramatically improved my diet, and found the focus to write a bestselling book.<p>Understanding how the mind works and using it to affect my daily behaviors has …

Self-improvement

4 Truly Enlightening Ideas From Self-Help Books

Self-improvement
Golden Globes

These Portraits Celebrate The Joy Of Having Freckles

Photographer Brock Elbank has sought out “incredible-looking humans” for his photo project #Freckles.<p>British photographer Brock Elbank is halfway through his two-year photo project to create vivid portraits of people with freckles. Having photographed 90 subjects already, Elbank is aiming to …

Body Art

Here Are the Winners of the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest

The 2015 <i>National Geographic</i> Photo Contest has come to a close and the publication has officially announced the grand prize winner (out of more than …

Beauty Foods: What to Eat for Pretty Hair, Skin and Nails

Every bride wants to glow on her wedding day. You don't have to rely just on good makeup or hair products— getting more of these nutrients into your diet can help your hair, skin, and nails look their best, says registered dietitian Carlene Thomas, RDN, author of <i>The Wedding Wellness Workbook: Your</i> …

The Romanian Photographer Who Documents Beauty Around The World Is Currently Killing It In India

Mihaela Noroc's aim is to travel the world and capture natural beauty and diversity through portraits of women.

Photography

How to draw… with charcoal

From smudging techniques to dramatic use of white chalk, Irish illustrator PJ Lynch has some useful tips on how to make great drawings using charcoal<p>You can see more of PJ Lynch’s beautiful illustrations in Eoin Colfer’s Once Upon a Place storytelling project book

Graphics

Icons Unmasked, A Book Featuring Amusing Illustrations That Reveal the True Identities of Pop Culture Characters

While we usually highlight exciting tech gadgets that are being funded on Kickstarter, we turn our attention today to <i>Icons Unmasked</i>, a fantastic …

Star Wars characters and their cats drawn by Disney artists

In their free time, feature animation artists at Walt Disney Animation Studio, Griselda and Normand Lemay, fill their shared Instagram account with colorful drawings of Disney characters, cats, and sometimes Disney characters holding cats. This month, they celebrated the release of <i>The Force Awakens</i> …

Walt Disney Company

Letting Go of Self-Image and Focusing on Self-Concept for Lasting Happiness

Self-concept versus self-image: They may sound like the same thing, but they are worlds apart. Self-concept is an internal perception of ourselves, how we feel about our capabilities, mindset and emotions. Self-image is an external perception of ourselves, how we feel about our body, status and …

Happiness

Words We Should Stop Using in 2016

Enough. Already.<p>This New Year’s lets resolve to rid the world of these wretched words…<p>England may have invented, well, the Queen’s English…but their …

The 15 Most Popular GIFs of 2015

For hundreds of years, the meaning of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics were a mystery to the world. Likewise, to the less than tech-savvy web user, …

GIF Animations

Scientists Discover a New Part of the Human Body

When you woke up this morning, you did so with an entirely new body part—at least in the eyes of science. You can’t see it or touch it, but it will …

San Francisco

A powerful cyclone has pushed the North Pole 50 degrees above normal to melting point

From Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning, a mind-boggling pressure drop was recorded in Iceland: 54 millibars in just 18 hours. This triples the criteria for "bomb" cyclogenesis, which meteorologists use to describe a rapidly intensifying mid-latitude storm. A "bomb" cyclone is defined as dropping …

Weather

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Women's Health

13 Super Tasty Recipes That Will Satisfy Your Life In 2016

From BuzzFeedTasty to your belly.

How the internet misled you in 2015

<b>It was another busy year for journalists debunking fake or misleading images on social media.</b><p>In 2015, many pictures and videos went viral, some for all the wrong reasons.<p>There were deliberate fakes created to deceive the public and then there were misleading images shared, often during breaking …

Social Media

50 Astonishing Animal Photos of 2015

A flock of sheep walk in the haze in a Beijing suburb, China, Jan. 15, 2015.<br>Lintao Zhang—Getty Images<p>1 of 50<p>There are few things more enjoyable and …

Animals

Artists Share "Before and After" Evolution of Their Drawing Skills with Years of Practice

Drawing, like all things, requires dedicated practice to master the craft and create amazing works that wow a wide audience. Although many people dabble in art when they're younger, few people choose to hone their skills into their teens and adulthood. Those that do work on improving themselves …

Art

This year marks a new language shift in how English speakers use pronouns

You’ve probably come across the singular pronoun “they” recently. Perhaps it was in the Washington Post’s recent addition of it to the paper’s style guide. Perhaps it was in this BBC article about gender-neutral pronouns. Perhaps it was in this viral Tumblr post comparing singular “they” to …

Linguistics

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Psychology

50 Fantastic Facts About The English Language

This month, words and language Twitter account @HaggardHawks celebrated its second year online. Since December 2013, it has been providing a daily dose of rare and unusual words, surprising language facts, peculiar etymological stories, and all manner of other linguistic tidbits and trivia covering …

Language

Drink From the Death Star (and More) With These Stars Wars Glasses

There’s plenty of nerdy Star Wars glassware available on the market, but this set from ThinkGeek may have them all beat. Each of the six cups is made …

Frank Lloyd Wright

15 Critical Habits of Mentally Tough People

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be strong, see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it …

Emotional Intelligence