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Which Foundation Applicator Is Right for You?

Natural or synthetic brushes? Disposable or reusable makeup sponges? With so many foundation applicators on the market, it can feel overwhelming to …

8 Tips for Finding Your Signature Scent

My mother is the first person I knew who had a signature scent. Her favorite perfume was Wind Song by Prince Matchabelli, which she saved for special …

Beauty

This Sofabed is Sofa King Cool!

A convertible sofa is the most sensible seating for small spaces, but finding one that is both functional and aesthetically appealing can be like …

The Pure Air That We Can See

The Bluezero is an air purifier that features an interactive interface. It displays the quality of air and the difference in it once you switch the …

Helpful Infographic Perfectly Pairs Wine with Food

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or not, you could probably use this infographic to learn a thing or two about the liquid of the gods. How many calories does a typical glass of white wine versus red wine have and, more importantly, which wine should you pair with tonight's dinner? …

Infographics

Half-Drag Portraits Show the Before & After Transformations of NYC Drag Queens

New York-based photographer Leland Bobbé has put together a fascinating series of portraits that examine the idea of gender fluidity by showing New …

Curtis Stone's Blueberry Pancake Recipe

Sexy chef Curtis Stone shares his recipe for a brunch favorite: blueberry pancakes.<p>HOTCAKES WITH DELICIOUS BLUEBERRY COMPOTE<p><b>Serves 4</b><p><b>BLUEBERRY COMPOTE</b><p>18 ounces fresh blueberries1/4 cup sugarGrated zest and juice of 1 lemon1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves (optional)<p><b>HOTCAKES</b><p>1 cup fresh …

Intricate Hand-Cut Leaf Designs Reflect Wonders of Nature

In this intricate work, Spain-based artist Lorenzo Durn transforms the already baffling wonder of nature into even more incredible works of hand-cut art. The self-taught artist first began carving when he saw a caterpillar eating a leaf and was inspired to use a similar dissection technique to …

Nature

Can a woman shave her armpits and still call herself a feminist?

<b>Now that summer has finally arrived in Britain it has struck me how long it has been since I've seen a woman with an unshaven armpit. Are they now</b> …

Minimalist Bicycle Posters Cleverly Identify Individual Style

The next time you hop on your bicycle for a quick jaunt around town, consider this clever poster series by French illustrator Thomas Pomarelle and interactive designer Romain Bourdieux. <i>You Are What You Ride</i> is an illustrated collection that visually explains how the type of bicycle you choose to …

Posters

How To Pick The Perfect Mattress, Because You're A Grown-Up Now

<i>Full disclosure: sometimes, we're lazy girls. So, whether it's seven ways to simplify our morning routine or how to make our time at the gym actually</i> …

Mattresses

How to Order Foreign Foods

Why is it that the best restaurants are always French or Italian and you have to be able to speak those languages to order? Some restaurants, usually in tourist areas of foreign cities, will supply an English menu, or you may find and English translation in smaller type next to the native …

Ice Cream

Yelp Word Maps Display Hipster Hot Zones

Want to see the sketchiest neighborhoods in San Francisco? Or how to avoid frat enclaves in New York? How about the greatest density of hipsters in Portland? Yelp can help.<p>The review website has created a word map that displays pre-selected popular Yelp search terms as heat maps overlaid on 14 …

Artist to Live a Year in a Wooden Egg to Raise Environmental Awareness

The Exbury Egg project is a functional exercise in art and sustainability. Created by artist Stephen Turner, SPUD group, and Pad studio, the project aims to make us re-evaluate the way we live, as well as our approach to sustainability. Made out of local materials and using classic boat building …

Art

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

Frozen Mid-Cut: Log Sculpture Shows How Trees Get Sliced

Ever wonder how boards turn from trees into building materials? While not a secret, the process is also not entirely obvious – and rarely this clear …

Avant-garde

What fruits can whiten teeth, help get rid of acne acne, and fix split ends? Get our natural beauty tricks.

Fruit stands may stick around only for the summer, but beauty is always in season! The next time you head to the farmer’s market, keep in mind that …

Beautiful Floral Illustrations by Sarah Abbott - The Fox Is Black

Sarah Abbott is a talented artist and illustrator from Sheffield in England. Her style is simple, clean and incredibly pretty and I love nearly …

Hypnotic Wind-powered Kinetic Sculptures by Anthony Howe | Colossal

<p>Kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe lives and works in a rural area in Eastsound, Washington surrounded by little more than trees, wind, and other natural …

Live chat with Peter Garrett on Gonski reforms

• <b>Thanks to everyone who joined the live chat. You can read Peter Garrett's responses here.</b><p>The pressure is on the Gillard government with less than a …

LiveChat

The Grand Cancun is a Groundbreaking Luxury Eco-Hotel

Architect Richard Moreta Castillo has conceptualized The Grand Cancun luxury hotel, a groundbreaking design that will be supported by a series of stilts that elevate the main level up from the water. It will feature a variety of amenities, such as underwater dinning and high-end shopping but the …

Cancun

The six best makeup products for novices

One of the loveliest things about my job has been hearing from women who, having never worn makeup before, have grown to love it through this column. …

Bizarre Still Lifes Of Food, Rigged Like Explosives

Catherine Losing creates “charged” foods that power their own destruction.<p>Photographer Catherine Losing likes to play with her food. Flipping through her online portfolio reveals an array of odd, culinary-themed set pieces that combine biodegradables ranging from fungi to meats with nonedible …

Online

Design Icon: Revisiting The Sticky Lamp, A Light That Sticks To Anything

Designer Chris Kabel’s Sticky Lamp can be stuck to any wall, ceiling, or just about any other convenient surface.<p>Sometimes the proverbial light bulb just flicks on, and an idea strikes you with immediate force. Other times, you have to throw all your thoughts at the wall and see what sticks. …

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The One Pilates Move You Should Do Everyday

Most people think of Pilates as being very serious. Well, to some extent, it is. It does require an extreme concentration to ignite body awareness …

5 Delicious (and Healthy!) Iced Tea Combinations

High Blood Pressure

Infographic: Over 300 Fruits On One Mouthwatering Map

You know your plums and pears, sure. But what about pomelos, pawpaws, and gacs?<p>I’ve never met a fruit I didn’t like. Seriously. Grapes, bananas, apples–all friends of mine. Even you, honeydew. But what about the fruits that exist beyond the orderly, hand-piled troughs of the supermarket? What are</i> …

Food

World Map Archive

Picture a map of the world. Chances are, your country of residence is overwhelmingly large. If perspective and place are linked, Benjamin Pollach's World Map Archive project is absolute proof. What started as a doodle on a napkin is now a full-fledged art project featuring first-try, …

Geography

Google’s Dead-Simple Tool For Making UX Decisions: 2 Jars Of Marbles

When the Android team wants to decide whether a design decision is good or bad, they turn to the least techie of tricks.<p>Nothing is perfect. So even for the most successful platforms, design needs to continuously evolve. But beyond mere gut instinct or that ephemeral talent of taste, how can you …

UX Design