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15 Paintings by Rob Gonsalves That Will Make You Look Twice

Home » Artwork, News, Popular, Top News » 15 Paintings by Rob Gonsalves That Will Make...<p>Rob Gonsalves, “The Sun Sets Sail” (detail)<p>The paintings of …

Here's How To Reflect, Meditate And Sustain Positivity

<i>Dulce Ruby is an explorer and an artist of written, visual and audio formats. Her GPS Guide below will teach you about meditation, reflection and how to sustain positivity.</i><p>Morning meditations are magical, and my favorite way to power up for the day. Starting your day with relaxation, reflection and …

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Interesting

Amazing things you can see on Google Earth (27 Photos)<p>By: Hendy<p>84 Liked! 19 Disliked 0<p>lifestyle<p>‘Ordinary things’ Meghan Markle is no longer permitted …

This Isn't a Chameleon, But 2 Women in Body Paint

Johannes Stötter has incredible skill as a body painter. He composed and staged this elaborate scene. The two models are covered in paint. They work …

Brazil's anti-World Cup street art – in pictures

With the World Cup starting in Brazil this week, we look at some of the street art that shows that not everyone is looking forward to The Greatest Show on Earth

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Ten films to watch at the London Film Festival

Film Festivals

Eight films to watch in November 2013

Arts and culture: The week in pictures

World Trade Center

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Amazing Road Trips

Travel Photography

The Good Lord Bird

Books

ELLE Culture Guide: Our Ultimate Must-See, Must-Do List for Fall

Our annual manual of the essential TV-shows, theater, books, movies, art, fashion momentsand everything elseyou need to know about this season<p>How to be the smartest girl at the cocktail party? Behold, our annual manual of the essential TV-shows, theater, books, movies, art, fashion moments—and …

Fall Movie Preview: 16 Oscar Contenders to Watch For

That time of year when studios bring out their most award-worthy films<p>If you're a filmmaker looking to attract smart, adult audiences and award-show buzz this fall, it seems your best bet may be to set your movie in one of the following settings: out at sea, out in space, or in any year before …

Toronto International Film Festival Preview: ‘The Fifth Estate,’ More

What to See<p>This year’s TIFF, which kicks off today, is the biggest in the world, with 288 films, many of which will go on to awards glory. So what to …

New York's biggest financial winners -- cabdrivers

One of the best-performing investments over the last year hasn't come from the stock market or Wall Street – but rather from New York City's famously gaudy yellow taxis.<p>The value of taxi medallions – the legal right to drive a cab in New York – has soared 49% to a record $1.3 million, far outpacing …

Question Of The Week: Who's The New Dylan?

We hope you caught some of our live coverage of the Newport Folk Festival over the weekend. If not, you can still hear a bunch of the shows we recorded in our archives, from Phosphorescent and The Mountain Goats to Amanda Palmer, Frank Turner, The Lumineers and many more.<p>This year marked the 50th …

Circular subway map reimagines New York as a colorful, geometric array

There are a lot of ways to design a good subway map, but completely distorting the landscape usually isn't one of them. However, mapmaker Max Roberts thinks that there's two ways to go about it — even if his method isn't always logical: he's redesigned the New York City subway system to into a …

Why Shoot in Raw Format?

<b>Reader Question:</b><p>Do most National Geographic photographers shoot in raw format? Why?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Yes, National Geographic photographers shoot exclusively in raw image format.<p>Shooting in raw format allows for more flexibility in making the pictures look their best in post-processing, particularly when …

Phlegm’s new piece in Ibiza for the Bloop Festival 

Photos by Michael Shainblum

Sinkholes: When the Earth Opens Up

The ground beneath our feet, our cars, our buildings, appears to be incredibly solid. But, rarely, that solid ground can simply open up without warning, dropping whatever was above into an unpredictably deep.hole. Sinkholes can be anywhere from a few feet wide and deep, to two thousand feet in …

31 Photos Of New York City In The Summer Of '69

In 1969, Life magazine captured both the energy and the misery of a hot summer day in the city.<p>Via: <i>Life</i>

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

102-year-old ship became a floating forest (6 pictures)

Homebush Bay in Sydney is the place were many 20th century ships, which are no longer used, ended up: one of them, the SS Ayrfield, is definitely the …

Afghanistan in the 1950s and 60s

Fractured by internal conflict and foreign intervention for centuries, Afghanistan made several tentative steps toward modernization in the mid-20th century. In the 1950s and 1960s, some of the biggest strides were made toward a more liberal and westernized lifestyle, while trying to maintain a …

Joe jams: the sweet sounds of your morning coffee

There are many small pleasures that come with making a cup of coffee, from the warm mug in your hands to that first sip. But one thing you might not think about is the sound. Thankfully, composer and sound designer Diego Stocco — who has worked on the most recent <i>Sherlock Holmes</i> films as well as …

Stylish Stockholm Loft With Classic Scandinavian Interior Design and Modern Overtones

Pristine white interiors are a great way to enhance and accentuate the presence of an intimate space. This gorgeous and smart apartment in Stockholm …