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10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Alex Ferguson retires: Manchester United manager's career in pictures - Telegraph

Up to Half a Million People Want to Spend the Rest of Their Lives on Mars

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you thought the Mars One mission (a.k.a. the one-way ticket to the Red Planet in the name of …

European and Asian languages traced back to single mother tongue

Languages spoken by billions of people across Europe and Asia are descended from an ancient tongue uttered in southern Europe at the end of the last …

Why Photograph Your Food? Why Not Photograph a Stranger’s Food?

The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. A food photography problem, that is. Instagram is riddled with pictures of photographers’ …

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/may/06/hungry-planet-what-world-eats<p>720<p>Californian photographer Peter Menzel visited 24 …

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

Parents' Saliva On Pacifiers Could Ward Off Baby's Allergies

That word "microbiome" — describing the collection of bacteria that live in and on our bodies — keeps popping up. This time, researchers say that children whose parents clean their pacifiers by sucking them might be less likely to develop allergic conditions because of how their parents' saliva …

I don't want to hear how sexy – or not – I look when I'm running, thanks

When I first started running, I lived in Pitsmoor – a spectacularly ropy district of Sheffield. I hoiked on some tracksuit bottoms and a sports bra …

The Head And The Heart - Lost In My Mind - CARDINAL SESSIONS

The World’s Largest Rubber Duck Arrives in Hong Kong | Colossal

<p>This week conceptual artist Florentijin Hofman brought his gargantuan <i>Rubber Duck</i> artwork to Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. The huge inflatable duck …

Closet Cleanout: The Only 10 Pieces of Clothing You Need

I have only good memories of walk-in closets, except for the time I was rummaging around in the back of one–and suddenly came across a high-top …

18 Brilliant Photo Manipulations by Erik Johansson

We first wrote about Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer and retoucher, 4 years ago, when he was still a computer engineering student. Even back …

Digital Art

Somali famine killed 258,000, half of them children, says UN

Almost 260,000 Somalians, half of them children, died of dire hunger from 2010 to 2012 - a toll that is greatly higher than was feared at the time, an official report said today.<p>Half of those who died were children aged below five, with almost a fifth of that age group dying in the hardest-hit area.<p>…

10 Ways To Be Healthier In 10 Minutes Or Less

It seems like our favorite excuse: "There just aren't enough hours in the day." It gets us out of workouts, concocting nutritious homemade meals, sleeping enough.<p>But does health <i>have</i> to be a trade-off with time? A new study examined the time American adults spend on beneficial behavior and found …

10,000 Books Create a Painting-Like Nature Scene

Built for one of Toronto's Nuit Blanche arts festival, this stunning tower of books, by artist Tom Bendtsen, resembles a nature scene complete with ethereal clouds and a setting sun. His towers, called <i>Conversations</i>, are mean to push the limits of what can be done with books. In this piece, called</i> …

Books

Watch This City Made Out Of Bread As It Decays

In his 2007 book <i>The World Without Us</i>, author Alan Weisman imagines what Earth would be like if humans disappeared today. Your home would give way to natural forces faster than you might think. And 500 years from now, your whole neighborhood would revert back to its pre-human state–most likely a …

Graphic Designer Dad Illustrates His Kids’ Lunch Bags Almost Every Day Since 2008 | Colossal

<p>Graphic designer and competitor for Best Dad Ever David LaFerriere has been drawing illustrations on his children’s sandwich bags since 2008. Lucky …

Apply Now For A One-Way Trip To Mars

Mars One has begun accepting video applications for a mission to colonize the red planet in 2023.<p>Want to live and die on Mars? Mars One has officially begun its worldwide search for astronauts who will fly to Mars in 2023—and never come back.<p>The first humans on Mars may be reality TV stars.<p>The …