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The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

A Beginner's Guide to Choosing a Mirrorless Camera

Have you ever traveled to the shopping mall in search of a product, only to be met by dozens of similar options to choose between? Lowest-price vs …

10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

Greek Islands travel guide

Expert guide to the Greek Islands<p>An insider's guide to 10 of the most popular Greek Islands, featuring the best hotels, restaurants, things to do and how to travel there and around. By Marc Dubin, Telegraph Travel's Greek Islands expert. Click on the tabs below for guides to Corfu, Crete, …

Tutorial: Easy Tiny Envelopes

80 Comments<p>Guest tutorial by Ruth Bleakley<p>I discovered this envelope making method completely by accident when pulling soggy rain-soaked mail out of …

15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Strengthen your core with these key poses.<p>A regular yoga practice can prep your tummy for bikini season faster than banging out a million crunches.<p>In general, yoga is full of core-strengthening moves, but these stomach toners take top honors. They challenge your balance and stability and force your …

Workouts

Tutorial Shows Off Effective and Efficient Method of Smoothing Out Skin in Portraits

When retouching skin on a subject, there’s a fine balance to strike between smoothing out a rough skin texture and keeping the skin looking natural. …

15 statement handbags for under £150 – in pictures

While a Michael Kors statement bag will set you back a bit more, you can still get a version that looks the part without costing you the earth. Whether it's a luxury shopper or something bright and colourful for the summer, there is a bag out there with your name on it

Juice for Your Health

<b>Pick Your Perfect Machine</b><p>IF YOU LOVE PULP: Try a slow-press or masticating juicer. They allow a lot of nutrient-dense, fibrous pulp to slide through …

Yoga Videos

Sitting still, or focusing on ONE thing these days can be incredibly challenging. Especially with today's noise and distractions, from smartphones to …

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Summer party dresses: 25 of the best – in pictures

The weather is getting warmer and the shops are full of beautiful and very wearable summer party dresses. Here's our pick of the best frocks for barbecues, weddings, garden parties and picnics

The Answer to Pop's Prim-Princess Problem? Lykke Li

Searching for a little more soul and a little less predictability in a world of hypermanaged pop stars? Swedish indie-soul singer Lykke Li is here to answer your prayers.<p>In September 1981, Stevie Nicks appeared on the cover of <i>Rolling Stone</i>. She'd just released her legendary first solo album, <i>Bella</i> …

Portfolio

So, this isn’t a scrapbook, it’s a <i>Portfolio</i>. That’s said with a teensy bit of snobbery, by the way. A thick paper accordion is held between two …

Adventure Photo of the Week

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Viking Denmark: following the footsteps of ancient explorers

Were Vikings mead-swilling and pillaging hooligans, or civilising craftspeople, poets and merchants? Your preconceptions around Vikings will likely be challenged in Denmark, where a series of burial sites, rune stones, settlements and museums brings this age to life. The Vikings' gods and beliefs, …

Best of April 2014

National Parks

Driving Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

The 'Wild Atlantic Way' driving route neatly packages the abundant attractions of Ireland's west coast, from West Cork to Donegal. The well-signed, easy-to-navigate route includes 157 'Discovery Points', where drivers can stop and learn more about the must-sees and lesser-known diversions of this …

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2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …

The Otherworldy Charms of Scarlett Johansson

Let’s say you’re an alien, and you’ve come down to Earth in order to harvest the flesh of our planet’s population for sustenance. (Just go with us …

Home Ground

The desolate region surrounding Iceland and Greenland is, in essence, pure wilderness. The landscape, the people—every aspect of the area is unique. While the two isolated countries share an impressive amount of geographic similarities, the native cultures are each wholly their own, developing …

Confessions of a Lazy Girl: How I Fake a Professional Polish

Working at Birchbox involves a strange paradox: I spend my days knee-deep in the latest and greatest beauty products, yet I’m so busy that by necessity, I’ve become a huge fan of product minimalism. Let’s be clear: I still want to look polished. But I don’t want to <i>work</i> for it. Which is why I adore these highly ambitious products—they work for <i>me</i>.<p>Confession: When it comes to my skincare habits, I have my good weeks and I have my bad weeks. It’s not hard to tell which is which. Naturally, I leap …

Remarkable Photography by Francisco Antunes

It's time for more great images here at Abduzeedo! We begin this brand new year featuring the remarkable work of Francisco Antunes, a Portuguese …

Sex on screen: No longer taboo?

Blue Is the Warmest Colour and Nymphomaniac have attracted attention for their graphic sexual content. But what does the explicit trend mean for films? Nicholas Barber reports.<p>The most talked-about eight minutes in cinema last year were in the French film, Blue is the Warmest Colour. The movie’s …

Television Industry

Firsthand Photos of Antarctic Researchers Stuck in Ice

Passengers aboard a Russian research vessel (the M.V. Akademik Shokalskiy) were unexpectedly barricaded by ice off the east coast of Antarctica a couple of weeks ago. Their story became international news. Despite being in the middle of nowhere, many of them continued to have contact with the rest …

Christmas Eve

The Relationship Between Interior Design, Color and Mood

We at Decoist love a good dose of color. Do you ever notice how a powerful color can change your mood? There are clear relationships between colors …

How To Shoot Amazing Photographs Indoors With Nothing But Window Light

For some photos, nothing beats the natural beauty of ambient light. When used correctly natural light can create soft portraits that bring out great …