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Video games aren't all guns and gore; artistic titles are on the rise

When it comes to setting themselves apart, small studios have one especially effective tool in their arsenal.<p>The Water Palace looks like a painting as it rises up out of a turquoise lake. Gray columns interlock at sharp angles and pink-capped spires point skyward. From atop a ledge, an armless …

The Simplest Way to Build More Muscle

Follow these rules to maximize your gains, starting today<p>Muscle growth is an incredibly complex process, including actions by as many as 70 genes and a list of hormones you'd need a graduate degree in endocrinology to fully understand. Your body simultaneously speeds up the mechanisms that …

Muscle

How to build a Dyson sphere in five (relatively) easy steps

Let's build a Dyson sphere!<p>And why wouldn't we want to?<p>By enveloping the sun with a massive array of solar panels, humanity would graduate to a Type …

A Retired Traveler's Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes

Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives …

The New Rules of Hiking

Dominate the trails year-round with these seasonal backpacking tips<p>Even if you know the fundamentals of backpacking, hiking in the summer can be drastically different than hiking in the winter. Stay prepared 365 days a year with these tips from National Park employees and the top outdoor</b> …

Hiking

Adorable Animals Form Whimsical Alphabet Letters

London-based illustrator Marcus Reed developed this clever typography series in which animals look like the 26 letters of the alphabet. Drawing upon the creatures' natural shapes, colors, and movements, he beautifully blended different features together to form each character. A is for Alligator, J …

Paintings by Brett Williams

We are enjoying these paintings by South African artist Brett Williams. Brett is a self-taught artist who is also color blind and currently based in …

Understanding Arvind Kejriwal

Strange things without any rational basis can happen in a nation of 128 crore people. Now, Arvind Kejriwal is projected as an “honest and different …

India

Have Super Sex All Month Long

Your menstrual cycle can affect your libido in incredibly hot ways. Follow these tips for more pleasure every day of the month.<p>You might hate your hormones for causing mood swings, cramps, and sporadic breakouts. But there’s a new reason to give them a break: Scientists are discovering that your …

McGill University

100 Most Spectacular Night Sky Photos of 2013

Los Volcanes, Venus y la Luna<p>Credit: Eduardo Davila<p>This stunning photo of Venus and the moon was taken in the early morning hours of Jan. 10th, 2013 …

15 Inspiring Image Collections from 2013

10 Best Movies of 2013

10<p>In the most potent and provocative year at the multiplex in recent memory, 2013 stretches the boundaries of film. Here's the top 10.<p><i>by Peter Travers</i><p>…

Top 10

10 Crazy Body Connections

And 9 other crazy body connections<p>Your body parts are joined in ways you never imagined. For example, did you know the length of your index finger could secretly reveal your penis size?<p>While most of these links sound strange, knowing about them could pay dividends down the line. Here are 10 crazy …

University of Iowa

Beautifully Detailed Photoshop Paintings by James R Eads

I came across the works of artist James R. Eads and was blown away not just by their sheer beauty but by the level of detail in each of them. While, like many artists, his process begins with a sketch, Eads creates these pieces, not with traditional tools like paint and paintbrushes, but with …

Holiday Movie Preview: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ and More

Must-See<p>It's movie time! All the films to look forward to this holiday season, from ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel to Scorsese’s latest.<p>11.20.13 5:45 AM ET

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

“100mph Bike”

<b>May 09.13 – “100mph bike”</b><p>The 100mph bike, speed bike or any one of the working titles that has been used for this project by the people involved. Its …

The Symptoms of PMS

In the meantime, your ovaries ramp up estrogen production. The hormone signals the lining of your uterus to start building a suitable home for an embryo.<p><b>In the next two weeks</b><br>As the uterus builds up tissue and blood supply, your ovaries unleash the key pregnancy-supporting hormone progesterone. Your …

Grab a Coffee & Settle In - 33 Great Photography Links

The world of photography has been buzzing all week with great photographers and artists posting their work for the world to enjoy. Toad Hollow …

Landscape Photography

6 Jennifer Lawrence Quotes Every Woman Should Live By

Because everything J-Law says is unfiltered and awesome

Jennifer Lawrence

Adorable Photos of a Toddler Napping with His Puppy

34-year-old mother of three Jessica Shyba, aka mommasgonecity, has potentially captured the most adorable naptime series ever! After adopting a boxer/shepherd/lab mix from the Santa Cruz SPCA that fondly goes by the name Theo, Shyba began to notice the little pup's attachment to each family member, …

8 Ways to Spice Up Oral Sex

Going down is about to get even better<p>You probably have a ton of favorite positions when it comes to sex, but what about foreplay? If your pre-sex routine is feeling, well, routine, it’s time to get creative with your mouth moves. Take a page (or eight!) out of the <i>Men’s Health and Women’s Health</i> …

David Copperfield

4 Steps to Curing a Headache

Quick tips to send them packing<p>Head pounding? Before you reach for the pain-killers, try these three steps first. Simple solutions could save you from a world of hurt.<p><b>Step 1: Put down your smartphone.</b>A recent study found that people hold their mobiles way too close to their faces when texting or …

New York City

Wayne Shorter: one of the greatest saxophonists in history

As Wayne Shorter prepares to play at the London Jazz Festival, Ivan Hewett explains the brilliance of his playing<p>Two great saxophone colossi have bestridden the London Jazz Festival (now the EFG London Jazz Festival) in recent years. One is <b>Sonny Rollins</b>, who despite health problems made a …

Bob Dylan: 30 greatest songs

Literature

Hearst Magazines

Pictures of the week: 40 Weeks And A mirror, by Sophie Starzenski

Each week, the Guardian Weekend magazine's editorial team choose a picture, or set of pictures, that particularly tickle their fancy. This week, their choice is Sophie Starzenski's 40 weeks and a mirror.

Supermodels, Marilyn Monroe and a wall of moons – Paris Photo in pictures

Weegee catches Marilyn in the act, Herb Ritts snaps Cindy, Naomi et al in the nude, and Edward Burtynsky shows rice paddies in all their splendour. Here are the best bits from the 17th Paris Photo exhibition, which opened on Thursday at the Grand Palais and features contemporary and vintage work …

Bold Concert Photographer Criticized for His Disruption, But the Results are Impressive

The argument over whether or not to use a flash when shooting a live concert comes down to two distinct issues, one technical and the other ethical. …