MJ Lourens

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Hyper Realistic Paintings by Rod Penner

Don't be mistaken: not every "photograph" was taken by a camera. Some were conceived in the minds of ultra talented people, like American artist Rod …

Men’s Jewellery - The Best Brands & How To Rock Bling Like A Legend

The popularity of men’s jewellery has seen plenty of highs and lows over the course of fashion history, but we’re happy to report that we seem to be …

The Personality Test That's All About Hand Gestures

Here's a personality test that is based on how we interpret vague hand gestures. Take a look at what people can tell from what is essentially a …

5 Quick Camera Checks Before You Release The Shutter to Produce Amazing Shots Consistently

Experience has the ability to make us wiser with our actions and choices. As a photographer, I have made mistakes in the past because of which I …

Landscape Photography

6 Fruits You’re Eating Wrong

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

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<b>“Kinks Shirt” by Matt Nathanson</b><p>What I really appreciate about this video is that the song makes no mention of the woman’s trans* status; they could have easily done something different with this video, and had Matt’s love interest be cis.<p>But no, she’s trans*, and most importantly, Character!Matt doesn’t care. They meet, they flirt, they sleep together, they talk over breakfast and clearly have a connection. That’s what matters, not the fact that this woman wasn’t born with a vagina.<p>THIS IS A …

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Fitness

7 Awesome Beards by James Myrick

James Myrick is a master beard artist. He's rather secretive about his methods, but my guess is that, by precise mental concentration, he can grow …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

19 billionaires who grew up poor

<b>• Billionaires don't always come from moneyed backgrounds.</b><p><b>• In fact, many famous billionaires actually grew up poor.</b><p><b>• From George Soros to Larry Ellison to Oprah Winfrey, here's a look at how some of the wealthiest people on the planet came up from nothing.</b><p>Billionaires aren't all born with silver …

Computer Science

These Critters Are Ready For Their Close-Up

(Image Via Cute Animals)<p>Humans naturally assume that animals don’t understand cameras, or get what we’re doing when we point that box thing with the …

Luis Suarez's bite seen round the world could be costly for Uruguay

Uruguay superstar Luis Suarez was embroiled in another biting controversy Tuesday when he appeared to sink his teeth into Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder in a World Cup group game.<p>Faced with a smothering and frustrating Italian defense, Suarez got tangled in front of the Italy goal with …

Soccer

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

How to Invest Without Putting Money Into the Stock Market | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jeff Rose.</i><p>As a financial planner, I spend a great deal of my time advising clients on how and where to …

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

25 Puns So Terrible They Should Be Made Illegal

Trust me, these are just too bad.

Experts Tell Us 13 Ways to Have the Best Sex Ever

Thank you, science.<p>You can bottle up your sex-related questions or ask your idiot friends. Or, you can call up doctors and experts for sex advice on their one surefire trick in the bedroom. Listen and learn. (By the way, they go great with these sex positions.)

Relationships

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Men's Fashion Styles: A Guide To Patterns & Fabrics

Men’s fashion is becoming increasingly bold, which means explosions of colours, patterns and prints on the runway and on the street. Choosing a …

Annie Leibovitz Responds to Kanye West’s Wedding Photo Allegations

The acclaimed photographer claims there was no finalized deal in place for her to shoot the fancy nuptials between West and his reality show …

The Croatian World Cup Team Celebrated Losing To Brazil By Swimming Naked Together

God bless World Cup players.

Soccer

Mojito-Watermelon Pops

Boozy pops are desserts that double as cocktails. This one layers 
a minty mojito 
with vodka-spiked watermelon juice. <b>Slideshow:</b> Frozen Drinks

Dessert

First Kiss

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

Philips AirFryer

Say goodbye to your deep fryer and hello to healthier food with the Philips AirFryer. As the name suggests, this nifty appliance can fry foods with …

Sir Mix-A-Lot's 'Baby Got Back' Goes Classical, Turns Into A Giant Dance Party

In the spirit of absurd (but most certainly divine) combinations of today, the Seattle Symphony -- under the direction of Gabriel Prokofiev, London-based composer, producer and DJ -- debuted its arrangements of some of Sir Mix-a-Lot's iconic tunes. Naturally, the headliner, and the only song that …