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Chiura Obata’s Stunning Paintings of Yosemite

“…a bowl full of joy, clear as the sky, pure as the falling cherry petals, without worry, without doubt…”<p><i>“Place and a mind may interpenetrate till the nature of both is altered,”</i> the Scottish mountaineer and poet Nan Shepherd wrote in her breathtaking love letter to the mountain. Around the same …

Art

Nearly 150 beached whales die after mass stranding in Australia

A fisherman came across nearly 150 carcasses of mostly short-finned pilot whales Friday morning and reported the situation to local authorities.<p>"As we've left the anchorage we've seen four or five whales. I believe (there are) more on the beaches," fisherman Graham Pateman, who alerted the …

Whales

There's more evidence that exposing yourself to cold temperatures could trigger weight loss

If you want to lose weight, you might consider getting comfortable with the cold.<p>A new study published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports has found evidence that exposure to cold temperatures could transform the type of fat we form in our bodies, and even potentially help us burn off excess …

Weight Loss

Under-$15 Shampoo & Conditioners The Pros Actually Swear By

While most beauty pros can wax poetic about their favorite cheap mascaras and bargain hairsprays, they give the world of affordable shampoos and …

Hair

The budget makeup buys that are actually worth it

Fortunately for our wallet, we live in a time when high performance and low price are no longer mutually exclusive. My makeup bag is a mix of high …

Makeup

The road to Alzheimer’s disease is lined with processed foods

Dementia haunts the United States. There’s no one without a personal story about how dementia has touched someone they care for. But beyond personal stories, the broader narrative is staggering: By 2050, we are on track to have almost 15 million Alzheimer’s patients in the US alone. That’s roughly …

Alzheimer's Disease

Facebook knows literally everything about you

Cambridge Analytica may have used Facebook’s data to influence your political opinions. But why does least-liked tech company Facebook have all this data about its users in the first place?<p>Let’s put aside Instagram, WhatsApp and other Facebook products for a minute. Facebook has built the world’s …

Social Media

The Truth About Female Orgasms

I’m sure many people know that the clitoris is highly erogenous, with around 8,000 nerve endings (about twice as many as in the penis). Elisabeth …

Pregnancy

24 Of The Most Splurge-Worthy Products At Sephora

<b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b>

Skin Care

The only 5 exercises you need to get fit

The only 5 exercises you need to get fit<p>We all want to start a fitness regime, but with our busy lives it becomes difficult, we feel it is a time …

Workouts

14 unseen photos of the royal family

Taken by the public<p>We're used to seeing official pictures of the royal family at engagements like the opening of hospitals or Trooping the Colour. Esteemed photographers are usually on hand to capture the moment and then we get a glimpse through news reports. But some lucky royal fans, or even just …

Family

I Smoke Weed Every Night Before Bed, and I Don't Care What You Think

Weed has long held a negative stereotype in popular culture. When someone says the words "smoke weed," it conjures images of stoners doing nothing with their lives, sitting on the couch watching endless hours of television and ordering mountains of Taco Bell. Apart from a shared love of Taco Bell …

Northern California

Siblings Can Have Surprisingly Different DNA Ancestry. Here's Why.

When it comes to tracing your roots through your genes, biological siblings may have less in common than many people expect.<p>Last fall, siblings Kat and Eddy Abraham decided the best birthday gift for their dad involved a couple vials of spit.<p>“He’s the historian of the family,” Kat says, so the …

Genetics

What is hypersexual disorder and how does it affect you?

<b>For some people, having a high sex drive is not a problem.</b><p>They can enjoy a busy sex life with either one partner or many and it is enjoyable, safe …

Mental Health

Lady Gaga's Swimsuits Blow That Meat Dress Out of the Water — They're Really That Outrageous

Lady Gaga does not share swimsuit shots often. But when she does, they tend to become a series. She posts every single angle, and usually, when she spins around, a thong bottom is revealed. Every girl's got her go-to cut, and Lady Gaga's just happens to be a touch scandalous. But the singer has …

Swimwear

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Isn’t What You Think it Is

It’s not all bottles and straws—the patch is mostly abandoned fishing gear.<p>The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the world’s largest collection of floating trash—and the most famous. It lies between Hawaii and California and is often described as “larger than Texas,” even though it contains not a …

Pollution

Um… This Sleep-Inducing Drink Knocks Me Out in 10 Minutes, Every Time

I have a long, infuriating history with insomnia. I got it from my mama: Science shows that the condition is often hereditary, and my mom and I have …

Colored Pigments and Complex Tools Suggest Humans Were Trading 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed

<i>What the heck are these?</i> thought Rick Potts. The Smithsonian paleoanthropologist was looking at a small, round, charcoal-colored lump. The stubby …

Never, Ever Do This When Tweezing Your Own Eyebrows

<i>This article originally appeared on Southern Living. For more stories like it, visit southernliving.com.</i><p>Maintaining your brows can be risky business, …

Beauty

These are the books that 10 US presidents think everyone should read

For many former presidents, literature has played a huge role in shaping their worldview and how they approach decision-making.<p>Barack Obama and Bill Clinton have both released recommended reading lists on social media, while many others have discussed their favorite books in past interviews.<p>The …

Books

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

What Ever Happened To Brendan Fraser?

GQ’s Zach Baron reports on the stupendous rise and surprising disappearance of the once ubiquitous movie star.<p><b>Brendan Fraser</b> wants me to meet his horse. “I got this horse because it's a big horse,” he says, standing in a barn in Bedford, New York. He removes a green bandanna from his pocket and …

Timothée Chalamet

This simple sleep trick will help you fall asleep in under a minute

It's quicker than counting sheep!<p>Even though we spend all day running around, sometimes the biggest task of the day is actually falling asleep at the …

10 super common reasons couples in long-term relationships break up

Number 8 happens more often than you think.<p>We've all been in relationships that we were positive would stand the test of time and then crumbled beneath us. Sometimes we know the exact reason why — I'm looking at you, Mrs. Name Redacted! You should've kept your nose out of my relationship with your …

Relationships

9 Wrinkle-Smoothing Serums That Actually Keep My 33-Year-Old Forehead Smooth

No one talks about it, but being a selfie-taking beauty editor and writer in 2018 can be anxiety-inducing. We’re supposed to be the pioneers of …

Skin Care

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

Study: For those over 90, alcohol better than exercise for longevity

Cheers to life — seriously.<p>When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.<p>The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of …

An amateur astronomer accidentally caught an exploding star on camera—and it gets better

He was excited to test his new camera, but he also captured something totally unique.<p>Victor Buso was looking forward to testing his new camera on September 20, 2016. The locksmith and amateur astronomer waited for nightfall and headed out to his rooftop observatory in the city of Rosario, …

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer complaints.<p>But there are a few trails out there that show the skillful way Jobs …

U.S. Supreme Court

Don't know where to start? The essential novels of Ursula K Le Guin

From the fantasy of Earthsea to ambisexual planets, these masterpieces offer brilliant introductions to a dazzling writer who broke entirely new ground<p>News: Ursula K Le Guin dies aged 88 Ursula K Le Guin, by Margaret Atwood: ‘One of the literary greats of the 20th century’<p><b>A Wizard of Earthsea</b><p>“From …

Literature