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A Single Thread Wrapped Around Thousands of Nails

Kumi Yamashita, whose mind-blowing shadow artworks have been featured before, uses a single, unbroken thread wrapped around thousands of nails to …

Caramelized Peach Pancakes

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Have some sunny, peachy pancakes for breakfast this morning.</i><p>Are you a recipe procrastinator? I am. I …

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9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams

How the humble tree became our most powerful visual metaphor for organizing information and distilling our understanding of the world.<p>Why is it that when we behold the oldest living trees in the world, primeval awe runs down our spine? We are entwined with trees in an elemental embrace, both …

Essential Small-Space Living Tips

Living in a large home has a lot of advantages.<p>For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective (or...<p>Don’t overthink the process of creating ambiance in your living space: Today’s gadgets make kicking back a …

Africa’s Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

10 Foods That Make You Look Tired

Lay off them to look more awake, instantly<p><i>By Augusta Falletta for Beauty High</i><p>When we’re getting ready in the morning, it’s all we can do to apply concealer and highlighter just perfectly so that our dark under eye circles are sufficiently hidden. With busy lives and impossibly long days, looking …

Skin Care

The Yoga Mat

Your yoga practice doesn't ask for much. For the most part, as long as you show up, your practice is happy. But there's just one thing your yoga practice is begging you for this year, and I hope you'll indulge it. For the love of god, get a new yoga mat.<p><b>The Louboutin of Your Yoga Practice</b><p>Your yoga …

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5 Ways to Make Sure Your Doctor is Listening to You, and Not Just Treating You Like a Walking Checklist of Symptoms

Read this before you step foot in a doctor's office.<p>Using checklists in medical care sounds like common sense. We've all heard the stories of the man who had the wrong leg operated on and the woman who had a sponge left in her belly. Checklists are routine in other professions as well, and we know …

Why Monday Is The Best Day To Make Healthy-Eating Changes

You won't hate Mondays after you read this.<p>Because it's the start of the workweek, Monday has long had a crummy reputation—no one at work ever groans that they have a case of the Fridays or writes songs about how they don't like Saturdays, right? Thing is, Monday has one secret upside: It's the day …

Why almost everything you've been told about unhealthy foods is wrong

Nutrition,Food & drink,Nutrition,Health & wellbeing,Life and style,Health,Food & drink industry,Business,Food safety,World news,Diets and dieting,Science,Obesity,Society<p>Eggs and red meat have both been on the nutritional hit list – but after a major study last week dismissed a link between fats and …

8 Facts You Never Knew About Christmas

The Santa-is-white-myth was thoroughly debunked last week, but it made us wonder: What other things about Christmas do we take for granted? Are …

Beet Juice for Milers

A new study tests the popular performance-booster on elite middle-distance runners.<p>Over the past few years, I've written a lot about the potential endurance-boosting effects of beet juice. Unlike the vast majority of supposed performance-enhancers, the claims are actually backed by some pretty …

Why You Might Want to Avoid Afternoon Coffee

Caffeine taken six hours before bedtime can significantly worsen sleep.<p>If you're reading this while enjoying an afternoon coffee, you want to reconsider. Not the reading, but the sipping, as new research strengthens the case for avoiding caffeine too close to bedtime. While that might sound like …

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Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Winners of the International Fine Art Photography Competition 2013

Ready to see a selection of today's best fine art photography? The International Fine Art Photography Competition (Grand Prix de la Dcouverte) has just announced its 2013 winners. Each year, the competition invites emerging and mid-career photographers from around the world to enter their finest …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

Ideas & Advice

Wedding Party<p>How to Get Your Wedding Party Photos Done Super Quickly<p>Don’t waste your precious time rounding up tipsy bridesmaids.<p>Flower Arrangements<p>A …

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Multicoloured macaroons - delicious. magazine

Macaroons taste wonderful plain, but why not add flavouring and colouring. Flavour extracts – such as raspberry, lemon and peppermint – and …

Dessert

Shoe Crush: Studs, Sparkles and Lace

Friday’s eye-candy– gorgeous bridal shoes to swoon over! For more dreaminess, be sure to browse through a curated collection of pinned wedding shoes …

Naked Wedding cake

White Wedding Cake Cupcakes

This recipe for <b>White Wedding Cake Cupcakes</b> is one of the most popular recipes on RecipeGirl.com. These are seriously simple to make – you’ll be …

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When it comes to engagement rings, we all want something that lets our style shine through. The good news is that there are a world of options on Etsy, especially if you don’t want to break the bank. From eclectic gems to hand-hewn bands, you can find the ring of your dreams and still have money …

Six prom-perfect nail art ideas! What's your mani plan for the big night?

Prom is almost here, and maybe you're almost ready for the big night. You have the dress, the jewelry, the hair, and now it's time for the ultimate …

DIY: Geometric Paper Backdrop

Today we have a fun geometric paper backdrop from our DIY contributors, Going Lovely! This backdrop is perfect for photobooths, a dessert table, your …