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Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

The Brain

Talking to Artist Sean Scully About Addiction, Death, and Ai Wei Wei

We went to Nanjing to hang out with the famous Irish painter, and talked state censorship, grief, and why he's skeptical about China's most famous dissident artist.<p>After his grandfather killed himself, Sean Scully and his family left Ireland for north London. "He was going to be shot for …

Art

The 15 Best Face Washes for Oily Skin

Like Donald Trump and cranky toddlers wearing tiaras, oily skin can be a little high-maintenance. It often requires a tailored arsenal of skin-care products, an endless supply of oil-blotting sheets, and a powder compact on hand at all times. But with the right cleanser — one meant to stop shine in …

Skin Care

Casa Brutale is Getting Built, and Here’s Why (Hint: The Internet)

When ArchDaily published “Live on the Edge with OPA’s Casa Brutale” in July of last year, we expected it to be popular on our site, but few …

MTV

This Adorable Tiny Car Is Actually A Bike

The PodRide has headlights, a trunk, a roof–and even a motor.<p>After he got tired of biking to work in Sweden’s cold, wet winters, engineer Mikael Kjellman decided to redesign his bicycle. He took inspiration from fabric-covered bike trailers made for children–and decided to make an adult version, …

20 Creative Bathroom Organizers Under $20

Spice racks for your nail polish? You bet.<p>It doesn't have to cost a fortune to whip this shared home space into shape.

Did Jesus Predict Muhammad? A Biblical Portal Between Christianity and Islam

Part 1:<p>The time has come for Christians and Muslims to make peace between our communities. Christians and Muslims already make up more than half of the global population, and these numbers are expected to grow in the coming decades; according to the Pew Research Center, by 2050, two thirds of …

Theology

Happy Oilcloth Pillows for Patio Living: Fabric Depot

Oilcloth, that classic shiny fabric from grandma’s kitchen, is back in a big way. The bold designs and super bright colors are a perfect combo to add …

Sewing

10 Simple Ways How You Can Create Trendsetting Home Decor

Creating home decor that is ahead of the trends isn’t that easy but it’s not only a matter of guesswork too. In the beginning of every year we hear a …

Adele's Makeup Artist Just Revealed the Secret Behind Her Famous Eyeliner

The key to her singing voice, sadly, not included.<p>You might not be able to belt a heartfelt ballad like Adele, but you can at least copy her famous eyeliner the next time you need a confidence boost. Her makeup artist has just spilled the details behind the songstress's iconic look, and it turns …

Make a dessert fit for ‘Top Chef’ — and easy enough for a home cook

H ere’s the dish that helped Marjorie Meek-Bradley get noticed early in the recent season of Bravo’s “Top Chef”: a triflelike combination of sweet, sour and savory flavors inspired by Persian cuisine. The head chef at Ripple and Roofers Union was sent packing in the first part of the show’s finale, …

Dessert

Embroidery 101

Learn to paint pictures with floss and fabric.<p>Gussy up some fabric with easy decorative stitches that will wow your friends and family. To embroider basically means to decorate material with needlework. Embroidery is based on hand-sewing stitches, and encompasses many different forms of stitching: …

Sewing

This Chocolate Skillet Brownie Is Just What You Need to Power Through the Week

Mondays are no match for this treat.<p>Need an indulgent dessert right about now? Look no further.<p>This brownie recipe is super rich and fudgy; it's definitely <i>not</i> a cakey brownie. It has a classic melted chocolate base, plus cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, <i>and</i> white chocolate …

Ikea's New Indoor Gardening Kit Will Bring Hydroponics To The Masses

Your salad game just got fresher than ever.

Set up your own workspace

If you're working from home and find yourself constantly being distracted, setting up a dedicated workspace could be just the solution. Whether …

14 Reasons Why We’re Obsessed With Danish Instagrammer Signe Bay

The innovation and success of Noma brought a lot of attention to the Danish food scene, which flourishes not only on the cobbled streets of Copenhagen, but on Instagram. It’s there that we discovered Signe Bay, whose dreamy pictures have become something of an addiction. (And we’re not alone—she …

Muhammad as Spirit of Truth: A Christian Testimony Against Islamophobia

Islamophobia has been on the rise in the United States ever since 9/11. The Republican Presidential primary has both revealed this troubling trend and exacerbated it. Trump and other politicians have been trading on fear and hatred of Muslims for political expediency. They build on a foundation …

How to Heal Your 7 Chakras and Increase Personal Development

<i>Sponsored Links</i><p>by Seth M <br>Expanded Consciousness<p>The seven Chakras of the body are energy hubs and they hold great influence over you and your …

15 Amazing DIY Phone Cases That You Can Actually Make

Hotline *bling*.

Food Tips For Your Freezer Can Save You Both Time And Money

Whether you have a huge family or you're just a single person living in a bachelor apartment, we could all stand to save a little bit of money on …

25 Lemon Desserts With a Delicious Twist

Go beyond traditional bars and pies with inspired takes on the familiar flavor.<p>Go beyond traditional lemon bars and lemon pie with these inspired takes on classic desserts.

So, We've Been Storing Our Beauty Products All Wrong

Most of us don't give much thought to where we store our beauty products. I typically put my prettier compacts on my vanity for aesthetic reasons …

Skin Care

25 Delicious New Takes on Coffee Drinks

When you can make chocolate-almond coffee at home, who needs Starbucks?<p>When you can make chocolate almond milk coffee at home, who needs Starbucks?

Coffee

16 Famous Designers Show Us Their Favorite Notebooks

Designers from Ikea, Pentagram, Ideo, and more tell us what makes a great notebook.<p>Sure, digital design apps might be finally coming into their own, but there’s still nothing better than pen and paper. Here at Co.Design, we’re notebook fetishists, so we recently asked a slew of designers about …

Doodling

13 Storage Hacks for the Crafty Gal

You can craft your way out of anything — whether it’s party favors, wedding centerpieces or even a home decor DIY — but you can’t seem to master the small space you’re supposed to make your masterpieces in. Whether your craft room exists within a small studio apartment or a small nook in a larger …

Crafting

Meticulously-Stitched Embroideries Sculpt Fuzzy Woodland Creatures with Thread

Illustrator Chloe Giordano embroiders miniaturized animals that are so thickly sewn, they take on a sculptural appearance. Her compositions consist of layers of fine, thin threads and, together, these meticulously-stitched marks visually blend color together like a pointillist painting. At the same …

Art

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The most romantic flower garden in the world: Husband plants thousands of pink blooms so people would come to see them and spend time with his blind wife so she didn't feel lonely

• <b>Toshiyuki Kuroki and his wife Yasuko had been married for 30 years when she began to have trouble with her sight</b>• <b><br>Within a week Mrs Kuroki, from</b> …

This Succulent Jewelry Actually Grows While You Wear It

Never have you felt so close to nature.<p>Sure, succulents make excellent houseplants — especially if you're not-so-great at remembering to water. But would you wear these geometric beauties as jewelry?<p>Thanks to a new collection by Michigan florist and Etsy seller Susan McLeary, you have your chance. …