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How successful people make themselves luckier

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you know why.<p>Unfortunately for some people, that second day never occurs. For lucky people, though, the second day—the day you know why—is often described as a personal epiphany. The most successful people have a clear …


How Augusta Got Locals to Care About City Planning

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Complex "Duality" Paintings Portray Layers of Human Figures

Newcastle-based artist Tom French creates complex artwork filled with surprises, dripping black oils down the surface of his canvas to produce the loose splashes, splatters, and brush strokes that blend reality with the abstract. From a distance, the paintings are nothing more than fragmented …


Minimalist Movie Poster Illustrations by Alizée Lafon

Movies Hipster Kits.<p>Alizée Lafon is a French filmmaker, graphic designer and illustrator based in Paris. Her passion for movies and iconic shows get …

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7 Characteristics Associated with Long Life (and How to Cultivate Them)

May 15 2013<p>By Mark Sisson<p>As much as we focus on food and fitness as the “physical” arbiters of health and longevity, there appears to be much more to …


Articles about historic housing complex transformation england on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Sheffield, England, a historic housing complex is transformed from a city nuisance into a budding neighborhood.<p>Industrial structures can be excellent candidates for renovations—their large spaces can either be left open and airy, or divided...<p>Though garages have traditionally been used to hold …

Hank Bought A Bus Project Transformed A School Bus Into A Tiny Living Space

<b>Hank bought a bus</b>, that’s the title of this project but really, Hank did buy a bus and convert it into a mobile tiny living space. As an architecture …

Study reveals 'true' material cost of development say researchers

<b>Current methods of measuring the full material cost of imported goods are highly inaccurate say researchers.</b><p>In a new study, they found that three times as many raw materials are used to process and export traded goods than are used in their manufacture.<p>Richer countries who believe they have …

Photographer Nadia Sablin's series Two Sisters - in pictures

Photographer Nadia Sablin has won the 2013 Firecracker award for her series documenting the lives of her two elderly, unmarried aunts in rural north-west Russia in a series of intimate, lyrical and moving shots

The Extraordinary 30-Year Growth of the U.S. Hispanic Population