Marianne

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Comedian Convinces New Yorkers That He’s Brandon Stanton of ‘Humans of New York’

Photographer Brandon Stanton has one of the most popular photo projects going on right now in Humans of New York (HONY). Millions of people follow …

8 Foods that Might Actually Improve Your Mood

We have some bad news for you: According to a new study, comfort foods don’t actually make you feel better.<p>We have some bad news for you: According …

Free Things to Do in Seattle

At once grungy and gourmet, lush and mod, the Emerald City has revitalized its best attractions while offering plenty for penny-pinchers. Pound the pavement through historic Pioneer Square, lively Pike Place Market, Seattle's compact downtown, and to its scenic waterfront—reveling in free gems …

Singles now outnumber married people in America — and that's a good thing

Once upon a time in America, marriage was the norm for adults. But now, for the first time since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking these numbers in 1976, there are more single Americans than people who are married.<p>That is a huge change. About 50.2 percent — or 124.6 million American …

These Were the First Wildlife Photographs Published in National Geographic

Did you know that after <i>National Geographic</i> published its first wildlife photographs in July 1906, two of the National Geographic Society board …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

5 Good Caffeine Reasons to Visit Downtown Las Vegas

Coming from New Zealand - a mecca for espresso aficionados - I have developed an obsession for hunting out good coffee experiences wherever I go. So I thought I'd share my favorite independent coffee haunts in my new home of downtown Las Vegas, along with some neighborhood cultural hubs.<p>As the …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

How to De-Clutter Your Kitchen: Tips From a Professional Organizer

<i>by Joanna Camas</i><p>Spring cleaning gets all the PR, but anytime the seasons change it's a good excuse to take stock of things on the home front. We get lazy over the summer and schedules are out of whack, which often lets clutter gain a foothold. Now's a good time to make a clean sweep and start …

I Spent 3 Days In A 'Tiny House' With My Mom To See What Micro-Living Is All About

In a consumption-based society where "more is more," there's a surprising movement gathering steam. An increasing number of Americans are downsizing their homes and moving into "tiny houses," which range from 65 to 400 square feet, according to the blog Tiny House Talk.<p>The benefits of living in a …

If You Love Pasta But Not Its Carbs, Let Us Introduce You To Shirataki 'Miracle' Noodles

There's a reason shirataki noodles are branded as "Miracle Noodles." These translucent, gelatinous Japanese noodles, which are made from the konjac yam, are low in calories and carbohydrates and can be substituted in a variety of recipes that call for pasta.<p>If you're in search of carb-free noodles …

Study: Social networks are making you distrustful and unhappy

Facebook's 2012 experiment, while controversial, showed that what other people post on social media can alter moods. Apparently, though, that's not the only thing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others of their ilk can do: according to a study by two European researchers, social media could also …

How to Fly Like a Pro

(Photo: Getty Images/E+)<p>Ever wonder what the pros know that you don't? How they get the best seats, save time and money, and avoid hassles? We've queried travel writers, industry insiders, and other ultra-frequent flyers to get their tips, sometimes from things they've learned the hard way--so you …

Why You Should Drink Coffee Before Napping

When you’re tired in the middle of the day, do you drink a cup of coffee? Or take a quick nap? According to scientists, you should do both, in …

The No-Fail Way to Cook Steak (Hint: It Involves Butter)

<i>by Adina Steiman</i><p>By the end of summer, you've probably hit your fair share of barbecues, spent a fair amount of time at the grill, and made your way through an avalanche of (often contradictory) advice on how to master the time-honored art of outdoor cooking. But there's a truth that the most honest …

Erasing Bad Memories May Soon Be Possible

Memories are a complex combination of objective information—the color of a car, the size of a building—and less tangible emotional feelings, like …

The Brain

Ray Bradbury on the Secret of Life, Work, and Love

<b>Ray Bradbury</b> (August 22, 1920–June 5, 2012) was not only one of the most celebrated writers of the past century and an invaluable source of practical advice on the craft, such as the creative benefits of list-making and the secret to a fruitful daily routine, but also a modern sage with a seemingly …

10 Hotel Booking Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making

<i>(Photo: Getty Images/E+)</i><p>Booking a hotel seems pretty straightforward, right? And most times it is: Pick a destination, choose your dates, enter payment info, and voila, happy travels!<p>However, there are some big blunders you could be making when it comes to hotel reservations. From booking on the …

Salvation Mountain

Coordinates:<p><b>Salvation Mountain</b> is a visionary environment covering a hill in the California Desert, north of Calipatria, northeast of Niland near …

Social media mass surveillance is permitted by law, says top UK official

The true extent of the government's interception of Google, Facebook and Twitter – including private messages between British citizens – has been officially confirmed for the first time.<p>The government's most senior security official, Charles Farr, detailed how searches on Google, Facebook, Twitter …

Questlove Claims 'Hall And Oates Cure Illness' At Rock Hall Induction

Questlove loves Philadelphia almost as much as Mac loves Chase Utley, so when he learned that Philly's favorite duo, Hall & Oates, had earned …

Six Great New Art Books | Colossal

<p>Over the last few months numerous artists who have appeared on Colossal have created or been included in some pretty fantastic books that I thought …

Dwell

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Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

City Halls

5 Best West Coast Road Trips

There’s something about warm weather that makes us want to hop in the car and drive into the sunset (preferably in a red convertible). While …

5 Bands You Should Be Listening To This Weekend

Lucky for you, we at FILTER love looking through everything to find some great new music amongst everything.<p>This week some old and new favorites brought us some new music we were excited to listen to, so we're here to share them with you!<p>David Lynch<p>The all around gifted artist has graced us with …

The 5 Smartest Ways To Make Extra Money

Hey, who here wants extra money? (Oh, hi there, <i>everyone</i>.) But, unless you're willing to take on a second (or third!) gig, producing those surplus …

Articles about 7 design blogs follow on Dwell.com - Dwell

It's not all shoots and rounds: The creative team at Dwell is ever on the internet prowl for the best visual inspiration to be...<p>We’re turning inward for inspiration, highlighting superlative users and fresh photos found on our own site.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's …

Baking Your Way to a Slimmer You

Whoever said <i>never trust a skinny cook</i>, clearly was not trying to fit comfortably into their summertime bikini. Otherwise they might have thought twice about who should be trusted in their kitchen! I am often faced with skepticism and disbelief when I tell people that I am a pastry chef. The fact …