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33 Sephora employees reveal the one product you should buy

With its many gleaming rows of beauty products, Sephora is a makeup lover's heaven. But it can also be a nightmare — with so many options, it's hard to know what's really worth spending money on.<p>To narrow down the beauty chain's must-have products, INSIDER asked store employees, as well as Sephora …

Makeup

10 Hard Things to Start Doing for Yourself

In 1911, two explorers, Amundsen and Scott, embarked on a race against each other to become the first known human being to set foot upon the …

New York City

4 Things to Do That Will Make You Happier—According to Neuroscience

Science-backed ways to boost your mood.<p>The Most Important Question to Ask When You Feel Down<p>Sometimes it doesn’t feel like your brain wants you to be …

20 Things That Homeowners Should Do Annually, but Don't

Inspect the House After Winter<p>1/20<p>1/20<p>Canadian winters can be brutal on houses. After a long, hard winter, head outside and inspect your home. Check …

5 Powerful Mantras to Help You Quiet Anxiety, Beat Self-Doubt, Manage Stress, and More

Use these simple slogans to rewire your thoughts, and feel calmer and more confident every day.<p>What if you could stop worrying (or feel more …

Self-help

12 Meatless Monday Recipes That Prove Seitan Is the *Real* MVP!

When we think about meat alternatives, our minds tend to go straight to tofu or tempeh — but there’s another option that is worth getting excited about (and it isn’t chickpeas). <i>Seitan</i> is a wheat gluten, and it’s been acting as a meat substitute in certain parts of Asia for over a thousand years. If …

Cooking

15 Vegan Substitutes to Impress Your Meat-Loving, Cheese-Crazy Friends

When Kenji introduced the Vegan Experience, one of his goals was to prove that there's more to veganism than vegetable-protein substitutes that attempt, usually without much success, to mimic the flavors and textures of meat and dairy. Our focus in developing vegan recipes has instead been to …

Original 1950s Techbuilt House by Carl Koch asks $898K outside NYC

The Stamford, Conn., home was expanded by Bertram Lee Winston in 1962<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Stamford, Connecticut<p><b>Price:</b> $898,000<p>This …

Living Rooms

Ideo Studied Innovation In 100+ Companies–Here’s What It Found

Innovation is hard to pin down, but with these six insights Ideo says it’s cracking the code.<p>How do you measure “innovation?” It’s something that every organization seems to be after–just look at AT&T’s Innovation Pipeline, Sephora’s Innovation Research lab, and the University of Pennsylvania’s …

Innovation

Tyler Florence Shares His Genius Trick for Cooking Mashed Potatoes

You're definitely going to want to steal this one.<p>We're always ready to take any cooking advice <i>Food Network</i> star Tyler Florence has to offer, and his simple method of making this classic side dish is a total game-changer.<p>The chef, who recently shared his favorite mashed potato recipe with PopSugar, …

Cooking

10 Awesome Bloggers Share Their Favorite Budget Recipes

We're all probably trying to save a little money and watch our spending. And while cooking meals at home instead of eating out at restaurants can …

Cooking

Architects’ 8 Favorite Warm Gray Paints

When it comes to choosing gray paint, looks can be deceiving: Often grays that look fine on a swatch end up being too blue-toned on a wall, making …

13 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes That Have Us Screaming “Yes, Peas!”

A lot of us take great pride in visiting farmers’ markets and eating the seasons. If that sounds like you, then you’ve already been digging around for your prized asparagus-centric dinners and rhubarb recipes. There is just something incredibly uplifting about buying fresh, supporting local, and …

Cooking

Little Moments of Everyday "Love" by Simone Massoni

Over the last year, illustrator Simone Massoni has been partnering with <i>The New Yorker</i> in creating fun works for their magazine. When art director Chris Curry called Simone to ask him if he was available to explore the theme <i>Love (and Old Flames)</i> for their June 9th & 16th issue, he jumped at the …

The Arts

Sculptures by Artist Tom Eckert

Sculptural Art.<p>The artist Tom Eckert creates sculptures formed of a single piece of wood and then painted. Tom Eckert works with different techniques …

Comics

Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Made of Beads, Buttons, and Pins

<b>Ode to Second Full Moon II</b><p>Brooklyn-based Korean artist Ran Hwang, who is no stranger to working with buttons, beads, and pins, has assembled a number of circular and oval pieces paying homage to the beauty of nature. Each creation presents a vignette of cherry blossoms in the artist's signature …

Cherry Blossoms

Father and Daughter Beautifully Recreate Wedding Photos of Late Mother

Father and daughter Ben and Olivia lost Olivia's mother, Ali, when Olivia was just one-year-old to a rare form of lung cancer. This November, after two years of being on a “rollercoaster of emotions” Ben decided to move out of their Cincinnati home that they had lived in with Olivia's late mother. …

Barnes & Noble

New Speeding Through NYC Oil Paintings by Alexandra Pacula

Artist Alexandra Pacula has just released a new set of work for a solo show at Might Tanaka Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. Called “veloCity,” the exhibition consists of both paintings and drawings that show love to one of the greatest metropolises in the world. In her oil paintings, New York City …

Art

11 Vocabulary Words for Typography Nerds

If you love design and you love words, chances are you get excited about a well-designed font. Here are a handful of terms to get you started as a …

Subject Placement Tips in Photography

This should be one of the most obvious things in an image yet many people have absolutely no idea as to where it should go. Most people take their …

Landscape Photography

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Heiko Waechter's Captivating Street Photography

Germany-born, Australia-based photographer Heiko Waechter captures the subtle moments of city life that often go unnoticed or forgotten. His growing collection of images seem to freeze time, allowing viewers to calmly take in the details of each scene, despite how simple they may seem. Each photo …

Photography

Amazing Aluminum Wire Sculptures by Seung Mo Park

Brooklyn-based Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates incredibly detailed metallic sculptures by carefully manipulating aluminum wire. Each figure in his <i>Human</i> series of sculptures presents a remarkable attention to the delicate form of the human body (including wispy locks of hair) as well as the …

Sculpture

Hilariously Honest Slogans for Popular Brands

<i>Honest Slogans</i> is a clever blog featuring well-known brand logos with hilariously honest slogans that realistically reflect the advertised product/service. Rather than offering idealistic mottos, these Photoshopped images say it like it is from the consumer's perspective. So, instead of the fun, …

Photo Manipulation

Insightful Portraits of Young Women in Their Bedrooms

<i>Mirrors and Windows</i> is a portrait series by Italian photographers Gabriele Galimberti and Edoardo Dilelle that draws insight into the lives of women across the world based on their intimate living spaces. Like the work of Rania Matar, this collaborative effort presents a number of young women from …

IKEA

Hypnotic GIFs of Anthony Howe's Kinetic Wind Sculptures

Artist Anthony Howe's 3D kinetic sculptures are massive, moving pieces that utilize the united visual power of wind, metal, and mirrors. We first discovered his spectacular work earlier this year and now, thanks to VICE's <i>The Creators Project</i>, a series of equally hypnotic gifs (created by Jordan …

Art
Art

1,200 Whimsical Stone Statues at Buddhist Temple in Kyoto

Otagi Nenbutsu-Ji is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan that features over 1,200 stone figures representing Rakan, or disciples of Shaka (the founder of Buddhism), that were mostly carved by amateurs from across the country under the guidance of sculptor Kocho Nishimura. Each sculpture is a …

Japan

How to Develop and Share Photos with Lightroom

Photographers have long favored Photoshop for editing digital images. Because the software is so powerful, many artists don’t much consider other …

Beautiful Paintings of the Expressive Body in Motion

Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch creates beautifully expressive full-body portraits of people in motion. His smeared paintings capture the energetic beauty of movement, giving an artistic rendition of motion that is both elegant and powerful. Each portrait in Birch's collection offers a …