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19 tiny habits that will have a big impact on your personal happiness

Success doesn't happen in an instant. It happens through the progression of lots of little successes, strung together over time.<p>If you want to build something big, if you have a vision, a dream, or even just a clearly defined end goal, the question is not how you can make that happen right now, or …


Doctors In China Lead Race To Treat Cancer By Editing Genes

Shaorong Deng is sitting up in bed at the Hangzhou Cancer Hospital waiting for his doctor. Thin and frail, the 53-year-old construction worker's coat drapes around his shoulders to protect against the chilly air.<p>Deng has advanced cancer of the esophagus, a common form of cancer in China. He went …


10 Inspiring Greenhouse Plans With Amazing Results

We often say that building stuff is easy and a lot of the times it is but that doesn’t mean you’ll be successful without paying attention to all the …


These Are The Best Houseplants For Those Trendy Hanging Baskets

Things To Do<p>Why have houseplants on your window sill when you can suspend them in the air like the cool kids on Instagram?<p>I know what you're …


We Have A Ton Of Awesome Recipes For Baking

Did you know that we have a ton of awesome recipes for baking that need a new home in your kitchen? And we’ve got even more for our pie, frosting, …


China’s great leap forward in science

Chinese investment is paying off with serious advances in biotech, computing and space. Are they edging ahead of the west?<p>I first met Xiaogang Peng in the summer of 1992 at Jilin University in Changchun, in the remote north-east of China, where he was a postgraduate student in the department of …

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Designer Collaborates With Aboriginal Weavers to Produce Eco-Friendly Lamp Shades

In response to the plastic waste issue in the Colombian Amazon, Spanish designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón began the <i>PET Lamp Project</i> in 2011—a design venture with the aim to reuse PET plastic bottles. Over the last five years, the eco-conscious designer has worked with traditional craft communities …


Nathan Chen reigns as ‘Quad King,’ but Yuzuru Hanyu takes Olympic crown

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — A story of redemption was etched on the glistening Olympic ice Friday, as a succession of men’s figure skaters supplied chapters that were both brave and breathtakingly beautiful.<p>There was 18-year-old American Nathan Chen, impossibly in arrears after Friday’s disastrous …

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5 Easy Life Hacks to Take the Annoying Out of Common DIY Projects

You wouldn’t hire a professional carpenter to come to your house to hang a simple picture frame, right? And calling a plumber to repair a little …

Home Improvement

The One Thing You Need to Do Before Any Job Interview

Doing this will always make you stand out from the other candidates.<p>Research the company’s organizational structure.<p>Start on the company website and …


Why you should permit, and encourage, your teen to date

Recently, a friend lightheartedly told me about me the funny T-shirts her husband and his brothers received at a family event. “They said <i>Dads Against Daughters Dating</i>,” she giggled. All the men who received the shirts, including her husband, were fathers of teenage girls.<p>I couldn’t even fake …


The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel like their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …


President's Day 2018 Home Sale—The Best Deals on Decor, Furniture, and More

We rounded up the best President's Day 2018 sales for your home, with deals up to 50 percent off full price items.

Home Decorating

8 Garden Ideas to Steal from a Grand Parisian Escalier

One day last summer photographer Mimi Giboin just happened to be in Paris at the right time to capture our friend Tom de Fleurs’s tiny courtyard …


BIG and Carlo Ratti design Singapore tower with trees bursting through facade

Bjarke Ingels Group and Carlo Ratti Associati have started building a 280-metre-high skyscraper in Singapore, which will feature a four-storey …


The artists manipulating cities into works of 'architectural fiction'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Architects are -- sometimes to their dismay -- confined by the limits of engineering. In turn, engineers are confined by the limits of physics.<p>So perhaps the art world is better placed to push the boundaries of architectural imagination. Now, a new breed of digital artists is combining …


Want To Have The Best Tomatoes? Put These Things In The Holes Before Planting Them

When dealing with gardening and planting all of those fruits and veggies, the greatest satisfaction of every gardener is to see the final outcome or …


Night-time, neon and backstreet bars: an Instagram journey through Tokyo

In high-rise, hi-tech Tokyo, photographer RK finds pockets where the old-style city peeks through the neon-lit towers – and characters from galaxies far, far away


This is how old your children should be when they start playing outside

The average age for allowing children to ‘play out’ alone is nearly 10.5 years, according to a new study.<p>3,000 parents from across the UK took part …

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15 Places Around The World That'll Make You Put Your Hands On Your Hips And Say, "Ha! Look At That!"

The world is one big oddity.

Occupy Movement

17 Facts That Are 100% True And 100% Freaky

Most people have an above-average number of arms.


Instagram's Fittest Duo Shares How to Build a Home Gym

<i>Welcome to</i> <b>The Kit</b><i>, our new series where we ask experts from different fields which tools they think we need to succeed in life. Today we've called on</i> …

Storage Ideas

Asking yourself this one question can help you lead a fulfilling life

We’re often told to live everyday like it’s our last. I think that’s bad advice.<p>Most of us still have a long way to go, and a good way to make it miserable is through shortsightedness. That said, I do think we can build on the idea.<p>When I’m unsure about how to move forward, I like to ask myself a …


How often you need to exercise to see results, according to the scientist behind the viral 7-minute workout

For your workouts to produce real results, exercise has to be a regular habit, Chris Jordan, the exercise physiologist who came up with the 7-minute …


26 Secret Places Interior Designers Love To Shop

Interior designers spill their best sources for furnishings and home decor.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b>

Home Decorating

Alex Guarnaschelli Reveals the Best Thing She Ever Ate on 'Chopped'

Plus, she explains her secret to cooking the perfect braised short ribs.<p>Alex Guarnaschelli might be known for her tough attitude on <i>Chopped</i>—she often …


5 Unkillable House Plants for Guys without a Green Thumb

If you find yourself in that transitional period where dog-eared beer cozies seem passé, yet the idea of spending $300 on bed sheets is laughable, …


Legos As Fine Art? The Art of the Brick Exhibit

One of the best art exhibits I’ve been to in a while is <b>The Art of the Brick</b> by Nathan Sawaya. If you haven’t thought about Legos as fine art, this …


Everything You Want (& Need) To Know Before Buying Furniture

Buying furniture can be intimidating, even if you know what you're looking for in terms of style (if you don't, that's an entirely different mountain …