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The Abstract Realism Tattoos of Charles Huurman

Spanish tattooer Charles Huurman tells me he loves the work of Diego Velazquez. Sfumato, chiaroscuro and photorealism techniques were learnt through …

Art

Opinion: Stephen Hawking’s catastrophic end for Planet Earth

Yes, Stephen Hawking says Planet Earth is headed for a “catastrophic ending.” The good news, he wants you to become a hero, save the world. Maybe …

Years after invasion, the U.S. leaves a cultural imprint on Afghanistan

As the U.S. military winds down its occupation, subtle changes are evident in the social fabric of Kabul and other urban areas.<p>As the U.S. military winds down its occupation, subtle changes are evident in the social fabric of Kabul and other urban areas.<p>By Sudarsan Raghavan<p>, Bureau chief<p>KABUL — In …

Afghanistan

Article - Chinese Herbal Remedies for Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, and Psychosis

In China, before the twentieth century, all mental illnesses were treated exclusively with herbal medicine. Since Chinese doctors have been keeping …

10 skills that are hard to learn but pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>In an effort to ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.<p>Effective time management …

Self-improvement

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Breakfast

This Is How Sarah Stage's Viral Pregnant Six-Pack Is Possible

You can have insane abs during your pregnancy — here's how.<p>Comments exploded online over the past few days when lingerie model Sarah Stage's beautiful, fit pregnancy photos surfaced online. <i>How is this body possible?</i> people wondered. <i>Is it safe? Healthy?</i><p>Franci Cohen, a personal trainer, exercise …

The terrifying “smart” city of the future

<b>(Shutterstock/Peshkova)</b><p>Cities across the country are implementing smart technologies — with grave implications for our personal freedoms<p>Allegra Kirkland<p>February 28, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Imagine a world without waste. A place where the train always comes on …

Smart Cities

How To Use Your Power of Communication to Change Your Life

Growing up, I’ve always had a quiet personality. In the past, I opted to take in the world and all of its experiences rather than project myself at …

Leading climate change denier was paid by energy companies

Wei-Hock Soon earned more than $1 million publishing erroneous reports<p>Wei-Hock Soon, a leading climate change denier whose work has fortified right-wing political arguments for years, was paid more than $1.2 million by energy companies, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. New documents uncovered by …

Depression Isn't Always What You Think: The Subtle Signs

Depression doesn’t always “present” as it should. Prolonged sadness, lack of hope, or loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities are the most commonly mentioned symptoms on mental health websites and in antidepressant ads, and they can certainly be the most affecting. But sometimes the …

Why You Should Take It Fast in Relationships

Why are we all so convinced that falling in love fast is bad?<p>In romantic comedies, people are always meeting someone and falling in love with them pretty much immediately. And when one person realizes they're in love with the other person, there's usually an accompanying speech where one person …

These Are the States Where People Live Longest

<i>This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247WallSt.com.</i><p>The United States has a health …

Rare, unusual Beatles and Rolling Stones photos surface via eBay sale

A shirtless Mick Jagger, relaxing poolside in Savannah, Ga., in 1965, intently studies the back cover of Bob Dylan's then-new "Bringing It All Back Home" album, still in the shrink wrap.<p>John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr gaze with delight as George Harrison tosses a yellow balloon into the …

16 Rustic DIY Pallet Furniture Pieces To Make

stylish pallet coffee table (via themerrythought)<p>Pallets have always been an awesome material for crafting anything you want: a piece of furniture, a …

Furniture

How To Incorporate Wood Crates Into Decor: 33 Ideas

Wood crates are a timeless item to have in your home, it gives a light industrial and shabby chic touch to your interior and can be used in so many …

Mexican Cartel’s Meth Drone Never Made It Across the Border

A crashed drone carrying six pounds of meth has people buzzing, but the DEA has much bigger worries.<p>The commercial drone that crashed in a parking …

9 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Relationship

Sometimes, improving your relationship is as simple as completing a to-do list.<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from YourTango.</i><p>With the demands of everyday life, it can be hard to remember some of the simple things that keep our relationships strong. But if you make caring actions a …

The Surprising Amount of Time Kids Spend Looking at Screens

New research suggests children are far exceeding the two-hour daily limit recommended by pediatricians.<p>Slouching posture, carpal-tunnel, neck strain, eye problems. The negative effects that technology use is having on humans’ bodies are surprising. Kids who spend much of their days in and out of …

Pediatrics

13 Perfectly Honest Valentine's Day Cards

Even if your Valentine's Day is anything but perfect.<p>Whether you're telling someone you want to hook up with them, you don't like their outfit, or you love them more than kittens, sometimes it's better to just get to the point. Emily McDowell's greeting cards prove that there are charming ways to …

And Now There's a Lil Wayne Version of "Drunk in Love"

Why not?<p>Lil Wayne's new mixtape <i>Sorry 4 the Wait 2</i> contains his own version of Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love" featuring Christina Milian, and it's certainly interesting. Whether you enjoy it or not probably depends on how you feel about lines like, "Pussy like water, ain't got no smell, ain't got no …

The 100 best Android apps of 2018 (May)

Best Android apps: News<p>NYTimes<p>One of America’s most hallowed publications also has one of the best news apps. The NYTimes app arranges the …

The Key to Creating a "Come Hither" Cat-Eye

Wear this look and he won't be able to keep his hands off you.<p>Your sexy date-night look isn't complete without a smoldering eye, which is exactly why Cosmopolitan.com asked makeup artist Beau Nelson for his pro tips on how to create a "come hither" look using the MAKE UP FOR EVER Limited Edition …

The Trick to Perfecting a Bold Berry Lip

It's the new bombshell staple.<p>Getting ready for date night? Swap out your natural, more innocent look for a bolder berry lip that screams "seductive and sultry." Get the look above with the help of the MAKE UP FOR EVER Limited Edition Collection, inspired by the movie <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>, along …

This 18-Year-Old Stabbed 3 Women Because He's Still a Virgin

"I think every girl is a type of slut, they are fussy with men nowadays, they do not give boys like us a chance."<p>A teenager who attempted to murder three women in revenge for not being able to lose his virginity has been found guilty on three charges following a weeklong trial.<p>In June and July of …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

New Arrivals<p><i>GQ</i>’s editors pick the freshest menswear, sneakers, watches and more worth your disposable income.<p>19 Photos3 days agoView …

Men's Fashion

Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond four of nine ‘planetary boundaries’

By Joel Achenbach<p>, Reporter<p>At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a “safe operating space” for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking points in the natural …

Climate Change

US Military Suicides 2013: 479 Serving Personnel Took Their Own Lives In That Year: DoD

Almost 500 serving members of the U.S. military took their own lives in 2013, a significant number of them thought to have been suffering from …