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The cultural differences between East and West, according to one artist

Graphic artist Yang Liu has a sharp eye for cultural comparison, honed by personal experience. In 1990, at the age of 13, she moved from Beijing, to Berlin. After exactly 13 years there, she started an illustrated project to document her dual experiences in China and Germany.<p>Originally created as …

Art

Japanese Soaking Tubs - Dwell

Tubs are traditionally made of Hinoki - used for centuries to build Shinto temples. Its American cousin is Port Orford Cedar, and both woods are prized for their antiseptic properties – sushi chefs use them for chopping boards. Both also release a wonderful lemon ginger scent in a cloud of relaxing …

Puget Sound

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

Psychology

Smart Kitchen Islands for Modern Homes

Hey there my lovely people! How are you? We are always here to give your some great ideas and inspire you to decorate your home. The kitchen is one …

Kitchens

20 Motivational Posters to Get You Through a Slump [with Free Templates]

<i>Dream big. Success. Walk the talk. Challenge yourself.</i> When it comes to designing a motivational poster, the slogan is key. If you’ve spent any of …

Graphic Design

5 Top Designers On How To Create The Ultimate PowerPoint Presentation

Slide presentations usually suck–but a good designer can turn that around. Here are four tips for selling your ideas.<p>PowerPoints are awful. Long and uninteresting, they are the corporate drone of visual media–synonymous with endless meetings, academic conferences, and corporate retreats.<p>For graphic …

Public Speaking

10 Artists Who Use Animation to Create Tattoos in Motion

Motion is a concept that has intrigued even the earliest humans. A bowl dating back 5,200 years was found during the 1970s in Iran’s Burnt City. On …

Art
Personal Finance

12 Diamond Cluster Engagement Rings So Chic, You Might Buy One for Yourself

There’s a lid for every pot and a ring for every finger… at least that’s how the saying goes in our heads. Whether you’re a minimalist diamond kind of girl, prefer colorful gemstones or opt for a vintage engagement ring, there’s a bauble out there that will instantly make you say “I do.” The latest …

Jewelry

How to: Make Fractal Art With High Voltage

It's always satisfying to burn your initials or insignia (or <b>whatever you choose as your calling card</b>) on a newly completed woodworking project, but …

Standalone

Clever DIY Toilet Sink Makes Your Flush Do Double Duty

If you can get past washing your hands right over the toilet.<p>Looking for a unique and unconventional way to save on utilities? Don't mind washing your hands in what is about to be toilet water? YouTubers Mike and Lauren feel you. They built a concrete sink on top of their toilet, and so can you.<p>By …

An Artist Soaked a Dress in the Dead Sea for 2 Months and the Results Are Stunning

An Israeli artist submerged a black gown for two months in the salt-rich Dead Sea and photographed it as it became coated with crystals.<p>The "Salt Bride" project by Sigalit Landau was inspired by the Yiddish play "The Dybbuk," in which a Hasidic maiden named Leah becomes possessed by the dead lover …

Weddings

Someone Probably Just Revealed Colonel Sanders’s Top-Secret KFC Recipe

The Chicago <i>Tribune</i> may have just stumbled upon a food-industry scoop for the ages. It sent a reporter to visit the Harland Sanders Café and Museum in …

Why scientists are losing the fight to communicate science to the public

Scientists and science communicators are engaged in a constant battle with ignorance. But that’s an approach doomed to failure<p>A video did the rounds a couple of years ago, of some self-styled “skeptic” disagreeing – robustly, shall we say – with an anti-vaxxer. The speaker was roundly cheered by …

Breast Cancer

Five Sauces for the Modern Cook

Without apology or even a trace of sheepishness, Travis Lett confessed to being a thief.<p>Of course, the only person this pensive chef ever steals from is himself. At Gjelina, his Los Angeles restaurant with a large, ever-changing menu, “We’re constantly appropriating elements from dishes we’ve done …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Greg Lavardera + Tedd Benson = Alliance For Modern Methods of Construction

credit: Bensonwood/ Greg La Vardera<p>Tedd Benson is one of the most interesting builders in America; he has been looking at the way houses have been …

Prefab Homes

What Ancient Roman Buildings Teach Us About Science And Engineering

Physicists have a reputation for being exceptionally arrogant even relative to other scientists, not entirely without reason. One of the factors contributing to this is a tendency to make disparaging references to other disciplines—dividing all of science between “physics” and “stamp collecting,” …

Engineering

Stop Making Your Iced Tea With Hot Water

<i>For Bon Appetit, by Elyssa Goldberg.</i><p><i>Photo by Christopher Testani</i><p>We are in the golden age of cold brew coffee, and your current iced tea game shouldn't be any less strong. You want the one drink standing between you and fainting on a sweltering summer day to be as joy-inducing as spending …

Tea

15 Gorgeous Ways to Decorate Your Wedding Tent

Anyone checking things off that just-engaged to-do list (aka planning a wedding) knows that all the inspiration out there can be overwhelming. But those Pinterest boards are worth sifting through when it comes to planning your wedding tent decor. Using a tent for your big day may come in handy if …

Weddings

This New Geode Wedding Cake Trend Is Rocking The Internet

Step aside, traditional white wedding cakes, geode cakes are taking over now! Covered in stunning edible crystals, these rocky confections have …

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

Creativity

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Concrete vs. Clay Roof Tile Cost: Pros & Cons of Tile Roofs 2017-2018

Do you love the distinctive and attractive look of roof tiles? If the answer is yes, then you are among a growing number of homeowners who pick tiles …

Home Improvement

A Dairy-Free, Paleo-Friendly Pesto You Will Want to Put on Everything

<i>The following post was originally featured on Cook Eat Paleo and written by Lisa Wells, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>This dairy-free roasted garlic walnut pesto uses garlic roasted on the grill and fresh homegrown basil.<p>Summer is the best time to make one of my favorite fresh basil …

How to Make Granita Without a Recipe

On the hottest days of the season, my favorite summer dessert is one that is simultaneously fluffy, crunchy, cold, and not at all filling. When …

Designer Creates 13 Perfect Circles to Draw Almost Any Animal

Everyone’s favorite blue bird—the Twitter logo—has a well-kept secret hidden in its design: the iconic character was created using 13 perfect circles that overlap and comprise its graceful curved wings and upward gaze. Inspired by this little-known fact, Toronto-based art director Dorota Pankowska …

Complexity

15-Minute Meals Top Chefs Make at Home

To get in your post-work yoga class or after-work cocktail with colleagues, it often isn’t until 8:00 that you roll through your door. Tired and hungry, dinner becomes a frustrating ordeal and that spring risotto that you’ve wanted to make all week goes on the back burner. Rather than hitting up …

Sweden Is Relocating an Entire City to Stop It Sinking Into The Ground

It's moving day.<p>We humans are pretty good at leaving a lasting impression on the environment around us - something that's abundantly clear when it …

Arctic Circle