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10 Surprising Secrets No One Told You Yet About Meditation

For thousands of years and across countless cultures, humans around the world have been meditating. Whether you're new to meditation, or you've been practicing it for a while, there are always new and fascinating things to discover about this age-old practice.<p>To the uninitiated, meditation appears …

Meditation

My Depression Is Not an Accessory

Largely among teens and young adults, there seems to be this false idea of what depression actually is. I've often heard the narrative of depression being embodied by two rebellious, black-clad lovers curled up on the hood of a car, cigarette smoke trailing figures around them. The pair whisper to …

InterAct

How Tattoos Are Helping Women Recover from Serious Health Issues

<b>RELATED:</b> Are You Really Ready for a Tattoo?<p>Now, she’s using her skills as a medical tattoo artist to help women in situations similar to hers, with clinics in Toronto and Chicago. Here she is on CBC News helping a young woman who whose face, neck, and arms were scarred after bullies threw boiling …

Top 10 NYC Street Art Murals in 2015 (So Far)

<i>Top Ten Street Art Murals for The First Half of 2015</i><p>For the past six months, the artists living all around us in New York City have done their part …

Art

Catching Up with the Inimitable Yoko Ono

We met the elusive and singular artist to ask about the challenges of being a woman artist in a male-dominated art world, her storied career, and her new "one-woman show" at MoMA.<p>In 1971, Yoko Ono staged a one-woman guerrilla show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, mischievously titled</i> …

Art

25 Fascinating Color Photographs of Street Scenes of the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s

Although the technology to produce color prints was widely available as early as the 1940s, for many years black and white remained the only accepted …

Street Photography

Youngho Kang's 99 Variations Has No Retouching

The fox that has the soaked tail<p><i>All images by Youngho Kang. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Youngho Kang has one of the most beautiful stories that …

Illustrator's Ingenious Cut-Outs Turn Any Landscape into Clever Clothing Designs

Jordan-based illustrator Shamekh Al-Bluwi has found a brilliant way to combine his passion for fashion and architecture into a series of cleverly crafted illustrations. Like many of his contemporaries, the visual artist sketches his fashion illustrations on paper; however, he completes his drawings …

Visual Art

Vatican hires tattoo remover – to clean its sculptures

Cheshire firm steps in to clean up papal household’s dirt-encrusted art-works with machines designed to remove tattoo ink from skin<p>When a senior Vatican official made a call to a tattoo removal specialist, it was not a red-faced cardinal hoping to erase an anchor on his biceps. The Vatican Museum …

Sculpture

Artist Hand-Cuts Insanely Intricate Paper Art From Single Sheets Of Paper

Suzy Taylor, an extraordinarily talented paper-cut artist in Hertfordshire, England, creates mind-bogglingly detailed works of paper art that are cut …

Electrophotography: Creating Photos with the Xerox Photocopying Process

Most photocopiers (AKA Xerox machines) these days use a technology called xerography, which is also known as electrophotography. While it’s almost …

Photography

Glimpse these fleeting moments of male intimacy

“When I first started taking pictures I immediately realised that the camera helped me see things more clearly,” riffs photographer and ex Dazed Fashion Editor Tyler Udall. A new generation of American photographers exploring the blurred lines between gender and identity. With his debut show …

3D Pencil Illustrations Express The Struggle Between My Job and My Passion

I am Jerameel Lu, 24, a hobbyist from the Philippines. I am a Civil Engineer by profession, but Art is my passion.<p>For now, Art is just my hobby: I’m …

Hobbies

Dutch Government Moves Forward With Partial Ban On Burqas, Other Face Coverings

Under the bill, women who wear a burqa or niqab in a school, hospital, or on public transit would be fined.<p>The Dutch Cabinet on Friday approved a proposed bill banning face-coverings in schools, hospitals, public transport, and other areas.<p>The ban does not apply to wearing a burqa or niqab on the …

Why Every Woman Who Gives Birth Deserves Paid Leave

More women work now than ever before, and our income is essential to supporting our families. At the same time, women remain the primary caregivers for our kids and, increasingly, our aging parents.<p>The modern-day balancing act is challenging enough. It becomes nearly impossible when routine life …

7 Ways to Live as Your True Self

You feel a disconnect with who you are and with what your life looks like. You show the world one person but know there is a different one within, waiting to come out and be seen. You are ready to become this person, your true self, and are wondering how to do so. Here you will find seven ways to …

Happiness

Here's Why You Can't Remember Anyone's Name

Meeting someone new and remembering their name is no easy feat for the brain.<p>As a new AsapSCIENCE video explains, remembering people's jobs and faces isn't quite as hard. That's because individual brain cells are fired in response to faces, and finding out what someone does with their time is …

The Brain

9 Hidden Art Galleries in London

<i>This is the third piece in a series on the London Art Scene for Beginners. (Read part 1 and part 2 here.) Quintessentially Art, the international fine art consultancy service has launched the Art Patron Scheme to offer art enthusiasts as well as art newbies a year-long program of special events</i> …

Art Galleries

A Fox Affiliate Is Catching Heat For Censoring A Famous Picasso Painting

Fox 5 New York caught a ton of flak this week after censoring a famous Picasso painting during one of its news stories.<p>The painting at the center of the controversy, Women of Algiers (Version 0), was recently sold at a Christie’s auction for a mind-blowing $179.4 million. The local Fox station was …

The Greatest Digital Artists of the 21st Century

If “Internet art” was an obscure term even a decade ago, these days it’s mainstream. Artists working with digital media are popping up everywhere …

Art

Watch: "Why is Modern Art so Bad?"

Boing Boing reader Shash posted this video in the comments about the Rothko painting post from earlier today. In the video, artist and illustrator …

Art

See Photos From Yoko Ono's MoMA Exhibit

Yoko Ono stands next to Standing Woman, 1932, by Gaston Lachaise at The Museum of Modern Art Sculpture Garden in New Yor<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Courtesy Lenono …

Art

U.S. fashion community organizes online charity auction to benefit Nepal

In the aftermath of the recent earthquakes in Nepal, a group called Fashion Girls for Humanity has organized an online auction to fund relief work there.<p>Hosted through Charity Buzz and supported by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the Help Nepal Earthquake Relief Auction kicked off on …

British artist pokes fun at contemporary art

"Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in its Struggle to Be Understood" (Penguin Books), by Grayson Perry<p>When the British artist Grayson Perry was selected in 2003 for the Turner Prize, one of Europe's most prestigious art awards, he showed up at the ceremony wearing a dress. That very …

Art

The Sketchbook Project Publishes a Printed Glimpse Into Their Global Sketchbook Community | Colossal

<p>The Sketchbook Project began in 2006 by co-founders Steven Peterman and Shane Zucker as a way to disseminate hands-on art making via the virtual …

New York City

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With Vivid Images of Mexico in the 1960s

Caption from LIFE. Fiesta in Guanajuato.<br>John Dominis—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>1 of 22<p>Ever since the celebration began to trickle …

Mexico

Bisexual asylum seeker facing imminent deportation from UK

Orashia Edwards, who says he faces danger in his native Jamaica because of his sexuality, could be deported imminently despite having received death threats<p>An asylum seeker who says he will be killed if he is returned to Jamaica because he is bisexual could be deported from Britain imminently, his …

LGBTQI

$17 million in cocaine accidentally shipped to German supermarket chain

The cocaine was wrapped in black plastic packs of one kilogram (about two pounds) each and hidden between the bananas, police spokesman Michael Gassen said. He said it was the largest-ever cocaine seizure in Berlin.<p>The drugs were found in 14 different branches of the Aldi chain in and around Berlin.<p>…

Crime

Giant Planet Found Orbiting Tiny Star, And Scientists Say They 'Can't Explain How This Happened'

A huge exoplanet 500 light-years from Earth has astronomers baffled.<p>Dubbed HATS-6b, the newfound gas giant is considered "too big" for its host star, and has a super-tight orbit. On HATS-6b, one full year lasts a mere 3.3 Earth-days.<p>"We have found a small star, with a giant planet the size of …

Universe

Meet the two Londoners making political art – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 4:15 pm, May 4, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment<p><i>Two south-London ladies are taking their own personal political stance: using art. Chris</i> …