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Simplest Red Fruit Salad ever & some of our favorite Summertime recipes!

Life, our book and travel to foreign lands have kept us away. We have a guest post and several recipes waiting to be posted and shared with the world …

Peach and Roasted Vegetable Salad

Ingredients:<p>3 medium beets<p>2 large carrots<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>salt and pepper, to taste<p>2 servings grain of your choice, such as israeli cous cous, …

Cinnamon Layer Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon is a delicious spice that, like vanilla, is often used in conjunction with other flavors and rarely gets the spotlight all to itself. It is …

Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, …

35 Gorgeous Color Photos Of Russia 100 Years Ago

But he left behind over 2,600 amazing photographs of the Russian Empire he had taken between 1909 and 1915.<p>The Prokudin-Gorskii Collection at the Library of Congress shows the ethnographic and geographic diversity of the vast Russian Empire through images of people, religious architecture, pastoral …

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Burning Man 2013: The Scene

Among the most talked-about installations at Burning Man 2013 was "Church Trap," descibed as "an interactive wonderland for the religiously …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

42 of the coolest Burning Man art installations ever

Art has become the defining feature of Burning Man, as the festival continues to be a testing ground for a growing circle of artists seeking engaged …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

10 Mugshots From The 1930s With Curious Details

People should really think twice when picking a criminal alias.<p>A capsule provided by the Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, these mugshots are thought to be taken in the 1930s in and around Newcastle, England.

Best of Eyewitness - wildlife

Nature at its best

Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light

There's few dance videos quite as breathtaking as 'Nuance'.<p>Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it's the near perfect blend of choreography, motion …

Airline Style Through the Years

Flying High<p>Airline: Style at 30,000 Feet looks at the evolution of airline style, from stewardesses to passengers, through the years.<p>09.15.13 4:45 AM …

An Insider's View Of 19th-Century Paris (Even The Urinals)

A city under construction — and destruction — is currently on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. "Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris" is a collection of 19th-century photographs of one of the world's most beloved cities as it transitioned from medieval architectural hodgepodge …

Across the Atlantic with the Red Star Line – in pictures

Albert Einstein and Irving Berlin were among the 2.5 million passengers, mostly migrants, who took the Red Star Line's ocean liners from Belgium to America between 1873 and 1934. Scroll through the gallery to view some of the images on display at the Red Star Line Museum, which opened in Antwerp on …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

5 Simple Tips to Meditate Like a Monk

Day after day, you sit on the cushion, but every time you commit to sit your thoughts pull you away. Or maybe it’s not your mind, but it’s your body: …

5 Meditation Tips for People Who Don’t (Yet) Like to Meditate

<b>“Don’t wait for your feelings to change to take the action. Take the action and your feelings will change.” ~Barbara Baron</b><p>I own a series of CDs …

Meditation

Re-Wiring Your Brain for Happiness: Research Shows How Meditation Can Physically Change the Brain

A quiet explosion of new research indicating that meditation can physically change the brain in astonishing ways has started to push into …

How to Start Meditating in 21 Steps

Our checklist<p><b>Don't know how to meditate?</b> Neither did we! So we asked Andy Puddicombe, the cofounder of meditation-for-the-masses company Headspace and the voice on its mobile app, to write this basic script. Ask a friend to read it to you slowly, setting a timer for ten minutes. It would help if …