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Chinese new year - in pictures

People around the world gather to see in the year of the horse

47 Meaty Super Bowl Snacks You'll Want on Game Day

From chicken wings to meatballs to fajitas, here are 47 satisfyingly meaty snacks for your Super Bowl party.<p>Chicken wings are just the beginning of finger-friendly meaty Super Bowl snacks. Sure, there's the old standby, ribs, and the dip-able pigs in a blanket. But expand your horizon, football …

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Chineasy: An Easier Way To Learn Chinese (14 pics)

The Chinese language is considered to be one the most difficult languages in the world. This is why London-based Chinese-language teacher Shao Lan …

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Artist: Thomas W Schaller Watercolor https://www.facebook.com/twschaller Posted by Lara

11 Obscure Regional Phrases to Describe the Cold

It's very cold, and we're running out of ways to say that. So we reached out to the editors of the incredible <i>Dictionary of American Regional English</i> …

The Biggest Mistakes Women Make When Working Out

<i>By Corrie Pikul</i><p>Whether it's because of the way we're built, the way we've been raised or some other reason, we tend to fall into these exercise traps. Here's what to watch out for.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The Biggest Mistakes Women Make When Working Out<p><i>As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical</i> …

The 10 most subversive women artists in history

Artemisia Gentileschi<p>When she was a teenager, this 17th-century baroque artist was raped by a painter. She responded by turning her art into a weapon. In Gentileschi's repeated paintings of the biblical story of Judith slaying Holofernes, the Israelite hero is helped by her muscular servant. As one …

“Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it

<i>“Whatever is in any way beautiful hath its source of beauty in itself, and is complete in itself; praise forms no part of it. So it is none the worse nor the better for being praised.” –Marcus Aurelius</i><p>Beauty, in the most sublime sense, is an inherent good. When I encounter it, I am reminded how little it matters what I, or anyone else, think about it. Writing over 1,800 years ago, Marcus Aurelius, as many others before him, understood it too.<p>I recently came across the Pakistani-born, …

Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735-1790), Evening Glow at New Ôhashi Bridge, from the series Eight views of Entertainment Districts in Edo , ca

Isoda Koryûsai (<i>Japanese, 1735-1790</i>), <b>Evening Glow at New Ôhashi Bridge, from the series Eight views of Entertainment Districts in Edo</b> , ca. 1770-1772, chūban nishiki-e (color woodblock print)<p>The Portland Art Museum

Get Fit In A Flash With This 7-Minute Workout

<i>By Jessica Smith for Shape.com</i><p>We get it -- your holiday guests are sleeping downstairs, you've still got last-minute shopping and baking to do -- who has time for a workout? With this routine, you do! This program packs a total-body strength and cardio routine in just seven minutes flat. Plus, it's …

Want to Run Faster? Here’s How to Do It

[caption id="attachment_45288" align="alignnone" width="620"] <i>Photo: Pond5</i>[/caption]There’s no doubt about it: Running can be hard. But it doesn’t …

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Why Deep Squats Are The Best Squats

<i>By Nick English</i><p>The humble squat might just be the most effective exercise you can do: It engages the entire lower half of the body, including the hips, glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves, while also hitting the core, shoulders and back. A perfect squat is a symphony of muscular coordination …

The Express Lunchtime Workout

<b>You just need 23 minutes to get toned at the gym. We show you how.</b><p>By Marissa Stephenson, <i>SELF</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The Express Lunchtime Workout<p>Follow SELF on Twitter: www.twitter.com/SELFmagazine

Make Peace with Your Past: Find the Good and Embrace the Lessons

<b>“It’s not the events of our lives that shape us but our beliefs as to what those events mean.” ~Tony Robbins</b><p>Daughter of an alcoholic. Welfare …

Be Happier with What Is by Letting Go of How Things Should Be

<b>“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” ~Ralph Marston</b><p>Have you ever been stuck and felt like you’re spiraling around the same space over …

The One Exercise You Should Try Before You're 30

<i>By Corrie Pikul</i><p><i>This type of move has major anti-aging benefits—and the earlier you start doing it, the better.</i><p>Before we tell you, let's go over a few things...<p><b>What you know:</b> Your bones get weaker as you get older.<p><b>What you probably don't know:</b> Before they get weaker, they get stronger: Up to 90 …

How To Maximize Your Willpower (And Be In Control Of Every Decision)

We may <i>know</i> powerfully and innately what's most important to us, but when it comes to <i>acting</i> on our deepest values, many of us tend to get in our own way.<p>Self-control is something we all struggle with at one point or another, but it's an important key to both success and happiness. Lacking willpower …

6 Moves That Lengthen and Strengthen

Get long, lean muscles with this circuit workout<p>Long, lean, lithe... Who wouldn’t want to be described with these lovely L-words? The moves in this workout—which are inspired by dance, yoga, and Pilates—elongate while they tone, stretching and sculpting muscles in one go. Do these six exercises as …

Totoya Hokkei (Japanese, 1780-1850), A bantam cock encounters a painting of a white rooster on a screen , 1825; year of the bird,…

Totoya Hokkei (<i>Japanese, 1780-1850</i>), <b>A bantam cock encounters a painting of a white rooster on a screen</b> , 1825; year of the bird, shikishiban surimono (color woodblock print with metallic pigments and embossing)<p>Portland Art Museum

24 Invaluable Skills To Learn For Free Online This Year

Here's an easy resolution: This stuff is all free as long as you have access to a computer, and the skills you learn will be invaluable in your career, and/or life in general.

Homemade Caramel Made Right Every Time

<i>Dawn Perry, photos by Zach DeSart</i><p>A salted caramel always makes for the ideal winter fix. With a few tips from the BA Prep School, you can have homemade caramel candies in your dessert arsenal.<p><b>SEE MORE:</b><b>Ingredients We Can't Cook Without</b><p>Undercook your caramel mixture and you'll end up with a stiff …

“For however dutifully we record what we see around us, the common denominator of all we see is always, transparently, shamelessly, the…

<i>“For however dutifully we record what we see around us, the common denominator of all we see is always, transparently, shamelessly, the implacable ‘I’.”–Joan Didion</i><p>I have recently discovered the work of Finnish portrait photographer, Perttu Saksa. It’s not often that I come across work that, aside from being beautifully executed, scares and disturbs me. Saksa’s series, “A Kind of You,” gives us arresting portraits of monkeys, trained as street performers in Indonesia, that reveal the dark side …

“It only takes a second for an impression to become a vision."—Bill Viola

<i>“It only takes a second for an impression to become a vision."—Bill Viola</i><p>Like you, I am fascinated by artists who help us see things differently. Beautiful, engaging work is always easy on the eyes, but sometimes a bit of guile and deception can take you somewhere new.<p>Danish artist, Asger Carlsen’s, manipulated images contort and distort bodies, while Roger Ballen’s drawings and cut-outs touch the psyche in a disarmingly simple and unsettling way. Last July, as part of their annual photography …

Artist: Z. Ling Shu http://silenceart.tumblr.com/post/15349832056/z-ling-shu Posted by Lara

Farnaz MoMeni – Iran Watercolor https://www.facebook.com/farnaz.momeni Posted by Lara

Paris Review - Aldous Huxley, The Art of Fiction No. 24

Interviewed by Raymond Fraser, George Wickes<p>Issue 23, Spring 1960<p>Drawing by Paul Darrow.<p>Among serious novelists, Aldous Huxley is surely the wittiest and most irreverent. Ever since the early twenties, his name has been a byword for a particular kind of social satire; in fact, he has immortalized …

The Paris Review — “I felt I could ask her anything. I said, ‘Do you...

Istvan Sandorfi (1948 – 2007) Posted by Lara