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Hobbit holiday homes you can stay in around the world

As The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas, we take a look at the best Shire-like abodes you can rent for your next holiday

Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …

Eye Makeup

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

Why Is Potentially Lethal Contraceptive NuvaRing Still on the Market?

<i>Vanity Fair</i>writer-at-large Marie Brenner investigates the birth-control device NuvaRing, which has allegedly caused blood clots in thousands of its users. As NuvaRing’s manufacturer, Merck, which made $623 million in NuvaRing sales in 2012, is facing roughly 3,500 lawsuits against it, Brenner asks …

Ho Ho Holiday Nail Art! These are the 25 Classiest Designs Around

We really let our silly side come out this week with strange Santa hats and the tackiest Christmas sweaters on the planet, but you’ll be happy to know we’re back on form (for now!) with what might be the most stylish look of the holiday season: elegant nail art. Of course you’ll see this season’s …

Art Deco

The AIDS Granny In Exile

In the '90s, a gynecologist named Gao Yaojie exposed the horrifying cause of an AIDS epidemic in rural China — and the ensuing cover-up — and became an enemy of the state. Now 85, she lives in New York without her family, without her friends, and without regrets.<p>The enormous brick fortress in West …

Lauren Conrad's Secret To Being A Morning Person (Yes, Even You!)

Photographed by <b>Winnie Au</b>.<p><i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after our own</i> …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

Teeki Yoga Pants Are Made Entirely From Recycled Water Bottles

We nearly fell out of our tree pose when we found out these ultra-adorable and totally comfortable Teeki yoga pants are made entirely from recycled bottles -- literally, about 25 water bottles go into each pair. The bottles are stripped of caps and labels, washed, crushed, and chopped before being …

Homemade Face Scrubs for Every Skin Type

Yes, we know there are a ton of face scrubs out there, but it’s hard to find exactly the right one to fit your skin type. Which means that making a custom one to fit your skin’s needs is the way to go. Plus, you’ll already have half of the ingredients in your kitchen. It’s a win-win situation!<p>We’ll …

Skin Care

Can Shaving Less Be A Sign Of True Love?

It began in typical fashion.<p>We met at a bar and his opening line wasn't the most ingenious ("Would you like a shot?"), but it worked. He laughed …

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin | Colossal

<p>When dropping a ceramic plate or cup we’ve all braced for the familiar sound of impact as the object explodes into a multitude of sharp fragments on …

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

Back to the Future: Ancient Beauty Secrets

One of the things I love most about being in the beauty industry is that it really is the best blend of art and science. It's essential to evolve, and be completely engaged with the global beauty scene. When it comes to ingredients, some of the best have in fact been inspired and borrowed from eras …

Skin Care

Skincare during a heatwave

It is essential to keep your skin protected in this weather. Always choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF (preferably 30 or more). This …

Drivers may see even more pain at the pump

Taking that affordable summer road trip—or just driving around town for errands—might suddenly be a budget buster, due to rising gas prices.<p>On Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline hit $3.61, according to AAA. That's up 14 cents from a week ago, and the largest …

Oil

Plus-Size Modeling Contest Winner Simone Charles Is One To Watch (PHOTOS)

Scoot over, Robyn Lawley -- there is another plus-size stunner joining the ranks!<p>Meet Simone Charles, winner of the Models 1+ Instagram Competition hosted by modeling agency Models 1 along with SLiNK Magazine and denim brand Beauty In Curves. Daily Mail reports that Charles came in first in the …

17-Year-Old Daydreamer's Surreal Escape

Belgium-based photographer Ian Komac captures and creates surreal scenes both in nature and indoors. The 17-year-old photo enthusiast has been honing his craft from a young age, continually growing his skill set in photography and photo manipulation. Following the completion of his final school …

Photography

Discover 1950s Street Style Photos by Vivian Maier

Photo: ©Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection<p>Long before The Sartorialist and Bill Cunningham became icons, when "blog" was a foreign word and Marilyn Monroe ruled Hollywood, Vivian Maier pioneered street photography. If Maier's name is unfamiliar that's her own doing—as a nanny she honed a hidden passion …

Street Photography

14 Gorgeous Structures In The Running For The 'Building Of The Year' Award

This year's festival will be held from October 2nd - 4th in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands, a building which was itself once a WAF Award winner.<p>More than 300 projects from 50 countries made the official 2013 shortlist, and the architects responsible will each have a chance to make their case to …

Architecture

Commentary: Why I'm Pro-Life

As a child from a traditional <b>Mexican-American</b> home, I have always been <b>pro-life</b>. When I was younger I thought abortion was wrong simply because it kills a baby. Working as <b>Director of Latinos4Life</b>, an educational outreach based in California’s Central San Joaquin Valley for the past seven years has …