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Woman's Powerful Infertility Illustrations Prove Just How Hurtful the Rest of Us Can Be Without Realizing

Christine McDonough's decision to sketch the raw emotions that have bubbled up during her infertility journey was an impulsive one.<p>"I draw what comes to me in the moment," she told POPSUGAR of the black-and-white cartoons that fill her popular Instagram account, Infertility Illustrated. "Everything …

Pregnancy

Dog Breed Guide Is a Hilariously Accurate Representation of 20+ Different Pups

Choosing a canine companion can be a challenge. Different dog breeds each have their own personalities that might mesh perfectly with yours, or the two of you might drive each other crazy. Luckily, illustrator Grace Gogarty, aka Little Tunny, has created a hilariously helpful guide to distinguish …

Pets

The best science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels of 2017

Not a good year for humanity, but a great year for books<p>2017 was a hard year for a lot of people. With climate change, haywire politics, and tech companies running amok, there are lots of reasons to put the year in the rearview mirror. But through it all, a run of great books shined a light in the …

4 Easy Weeknight Dinners for People Who Work Too Hard

Scallops in 10 minutes, and more awesome recipes that our food director makes time and time again.<p>Being the food director of <i>Bon Appetit</i> is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, I get to eat delicious dishes all day that are in the works for the magazine and website. On the other hand, by …

Cooking

What You Need to Know About Bali's Rumbling Volcano

Rivers of lava, debris, and mud could be some of the deadly effects of an eruption from Bali's Mount Agung.<p>Residents of the Indonesian island of Bali are holding their breath as they wait for the imminent eruption of Mount Agung, an active volcano threatening to coat part of the island in ash, …

Five Must-Know Photoshop Quick Tips

“Photoshoppers" are very particular in the way they use the program. Many utilize a workflow that includes tricks, keyboard short cuts, etc. Some get …

Tutorials

Curious cows shocked to learn rock is a turtle

Just like humans get used to their homes, cows probably get comfortable in their pastures. All creatures are used to certain things being in their …

Cows

Build a DIY garden you can bring on the road

You can take it with you on your adventures<p>There’s nothing quite like putting down roots and tending a garden. But what happens if you don’t have a backyard? Or you’re suddenly uprooted? Or you decide to go on a road trip and can’t get anyone to watch your plants?<p>Just whip up a portable container …

University of Maryland

Michelle Obama’s Final White House Holiday Decorations

FLOTUS went for a very personal homage in her final go at decorating the White House this holiday season, enlisting the help of designer Bryan Rafanelli to create environments partially inspired by her Let’s Move! campaign and by her Let Girls Learn initiative. Ahead, take a tour through the …

Tips for Responding to Photography Inquiries

Now I'm not sure about the rest of you, but the art of responding to a new lead is an ever shifting task for me and my photography business. We all …

The Invisible Library

• <b>Author:</b> Genevieve Cogman<p><b>Collecting books can be a dangerous prospect in this fun, time-traveling, fantasy adventure from a spectacular debut author.</b> <b></b> <i><br>One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction...</i> <br>Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy …

How Much Protein You Need for Exercise

Are you confused about how much protein you need? Many athletes and exercisers think they should increase their protein intake to help them lose …

This Incredible Garden in a Bottle Hasn't Been Watered in 44 Years

Yet it's still somehow thriving.<p>Back in 1960, a man named David Latimer started an experiment. He placed some compost and a quarter pint of water in a 10-gallon glass bottle. Then, he added a spiderwort sprout at the bottom with the help of wires. He opened it back up twelve years later to add a …

Create Compelling Content: 21 Ways Writers Can Find Creative Inspiration

Coming up with ideas for new posts, articles, and even books can be tough. Here's a list of ways to find the inspiration you need.<p>Want to write more posts? Want to write more articles? Want to write a book?<p>If so, you're not alone (here's looking at you, LinkedIn Pulse), but coming up with …

Aquarium Nails Are the Most Over-the-Top Beauty Trend of the Year

Mermaid-ify your nails.<p>When Korean nail maven Unistella gifted the world her mosaic-style glass nails,we breathed a collective sigh of relief that the internet could now forget they ever tried to make bubble nails happen. (If only the art-deco designs weren't so hard to recreate at home, right?) …

Fashion Trends

See Earth in stunning 4K from the ISS

Check out some of the most gorgeous footage ever caught of Earth. NASA astronauts have beamed down stunning 4K footage of our planet from the ISS using a RED Epic Dragon digital camera and posted it on their YouTube channel.<p>This isn't the first ultra-high definition video sent from the ISS: NASA …

The Very Best in Bears for 2015

This was an adorable year for the bearcam in Katmai National Park. Here’s our ten favorite moments of coastal brown bears catching salmon, playing …

American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Neil Gaiman<p>First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic—an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this tenth anniversary edition. Newly updated …

Before They Are Hanged

• <b>Author:</b> Joe Abercrombie<p><b>The second novel in the wildly popular First Law Trilogy from New York Times bestseller Joe Abercrombie.</b><p>Superior Glokta has a problem. How do you defend a city surrounded by enemies and riddled with traitors, when your allies can by no means be trusted, and your predecessor …

How To Make an Ugly Rental Kitchen Look Better FAST

No matter how well appointed your dining room or how small your cooking space, guests often seem to congregate in and around the kitchen during …

Facelifts

6 Ways To Master Your Bookcase Decoration

Yes, there's more to it than your favorite books.<p>Open shelving is a matter of preference in the kitchen, but elsewhere around the house — like, say, your living room — it can be nearly impossible to avoid. (Everyone still owns books, right?) The catch is that if it isn't done right, your display of …

The Magicians

• <b>Author:</b> Lev Grossman<p><b>The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, now an original series on SYFY</b><p><b>“The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. . . . Hogwarts was never like this.”<br>—George R.R. Martin <br>“Sad,</b> …

'Synchronicity': Photo series exploring life under the sea - Telegraph

A New Kind Of Smoky Eye

Traditional smoky eyes are great and all, but sometimes I need a to flip things around a bit to keep life interesting. This is where under-eye smoke …

Craft Some Style: Embroidery Hoop Photo Display

When it comes to creative home decor, craft supplies can make great design elements. A perfect example: this DIY embroidery hoop photo display.<p>Looking for a creative way to display your favorite snapshots?<p>Transform old wooden embroidery hoops into an eye-catching piece of multi-tiered art with this …

Crafting

Summer Eats: Peach Pie Recipe

When it comes to dessert, sometimes you just want something simple, classic, and utterly tasty, and this peach pie recipe looks sure to deliver on all three!<p>In the mood for a mouthwatering dessert that tastes just like summer should?<p>Check out this peach pie recipe from Emma at A Beautiful Mess—it …

Gin O’Clock: White Currant and Cucumber Gin Popsicles

Looking for a cool and refreshing warm weather cocktail? How about a delightfully frosty adults-only boozy popsicle?!<p>This white currant and cucumber gin popsicle recipe from food blogger and photographer Manca of Meta Mint looks like a perfect treat for all of those hot, lazy summer days!

Cocktails