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To Paint Is to Love Again: Henry Miller on Art, How Hobbies Enrich Us, and Why Good Friends Are Essential for Creative Work

“What sustains the artist is the look of love in the eyes of the beholder. Not money, not the right connections, not exhibitions, not flattering reviews.”<p>One particularly icy winter day not too long ago, I reluctantly retired my bike, took the subway into Manhattan, and gave up my seat to a kindly …

14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome.<p><b>1. Wine Cork Trivet</b><p><i>Alyssa & Carl</i><p>If you're a wine-drinker who likes to save your corks, figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a dilemma. Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple …

12 Colors That Are Modern Now

Not your typical white.<p>It's not the typical white. Modern hues such as bold yellow, brilliant blue, or burnt orange will really energize a room.

10 Historic Moments in Voyager's Journey to Interstellar Space

Yesterday, NASA announced that as of August 2012, Voyager 1 is in a new frontier to humanity: interstellar space. Our most distant spacecraft is now …

Why You Must Absolutely Paint your Walls Gray

<b>Gray</b> is the hot new “in” color. It’s recently taken front and center, upstaging it’s neutral cousins, taupe, beige and ivory. Gray is the little …

Walls of Tile in the Kitchen

Why have a backsplash when you can have a full wall of tile? Here are ten kitchens where large swathes of tile have a big impact.<p>Extending tile from …

6 Steps To Really, Truly, Finally Grow Up

<i>Women are graduating from college in record numbers, running nations, leaning in -- so it's time we started acting like adults, says Lisa Kogan. Here's her unsolicited advice.</i><p>By Lisa Kogan<p><b>1. Learn to take care of yourself.</b><p>It used to be that your mother would bring you to the pediatrician for a …

The Only Cookie Recipe You'll Ever Need

When it comes to cookies, there's no question that chocolate chip is the only way to go. Even if peanut butter cookies have a claim to your heart or if you're more into the crumbly nature of shortbread, you can't refute the fact that chocolate chip cookies are basically America's favorite …

Mysterious 2,000-year-old graves, pyramid ruins found in Mexico

Construction work in eastern Mexico exposed an ancient settlement, including 30 skeletons and the ruins of a pyramid, believed to be up to 2,000 years old, archaeology officials announced.<p>At the site of the graves in the town of Jaltipan, southeast of Veracruz, archaeologists also found clay …

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The History of Urinating in Space

"Do it in the suit."<p>According to Tom Wolfe's book "The Right Stuff," that's what mission control said to Alan Shepard during Mercury-Redstone 3, when …

15 Secrets to Cleaning Your Home in Half the Time

No need to block off a full day for cleaning.<p>No need to block off a full day for cleaning.

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

31 Household Products You'll Never Have To Buy Again

Save money and keep your home chemical free with these DIY recipes.

Carl Sagan on the Meaning of Life

<b>Carl Sagan</b> was not only one of the greatest scientific minds in modern history, he was also an unrelenting humanist with profound insight on spirituality, psychology, and even literature. From <i>The Meaning of Life: Reflections in Words and Pictures on Why We Are Here</i> (<i>public library</i>) — the same …

How to Break Through Your Creative Block: Strategies from 90 of Today’s Most Exciting Creators

What extraordinary energy we expend, as a culture and a civilization, on trying to understand where good ideas come from, how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, its mechanisms, and the five-step action plan for coaxing it into manifestation. And little compares to the anguish that comes …

How the Universe Was Born: An Animated Explanation from CERN

The question of why the world exists has not only puzzled some of history’s greatest minds but has also, at one point or another, occurred to just about every human being. And yet the more we learn, the more we understand how little we actually know: The Big Bang, for instance, turns out to have …

Meet The Middle School Metal Band From Flatbush, Brooklyn

They are way cooler than you'll ever be, basically.

Love him or hate him, Matt Smith is leaving the show; his final episode will be the Christmas Special. To me, Matt has returned some Classic Who to …

Download 60 Free History Courses from Great Universities

The History section of our big Free Online Courses collection just went through another update, and it now features 60 courses. Some courses (like …

Can't Keep up? 15 Ways to Simplify Your Morning Routine | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It can become pretty stressful, right?<p>Every morning we have to struggle to get ourselves ready, get everything done and be out the door on time. And …

Beastie Boy Mike D's Brooklyn Townhouse

The Beastie Boys will be forever linked to Brooklyn thanks to the now-classic song from their 1987 debut album. Mike Diamond then further (sort of) …

Gallery: Nature's 10 Best Dads

Keep Your Sheets Dry And Cool This Summer With A Little Baby Powder

There's one thing about the summertime we just can't stand: being too hot in our bed. It definitely can lead to a lot of sleepless nights. But Reader's Digest found a really quick way to keep your sheets cool and you dry.<p><i>Editor's note: Be sure to check with your physician before trying this trick,</i> …

Virginia Woolf on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary

Literary icon <b>Virginia Woolf</b> (January 25, 1882–March 28, 1941) was not only a masterful letter-writer and little-known children’s book author, but also a dedicated diarist on par with Susan Sontag and Anaïs Nin. Although she kept some sporadic early journals, Woolf didn’t begin serious journaling …

DIY Colorful Hair Chalk

Hellogiggles.com shows us how to channel our inner fairies and make our own DIY Hair Chalks.<p>What does she use? Pastels! You know the ones we used as …

Listen: Thom Yorke: "Honey Pot"

<i>Photo by Eliot Lee Hazel</i><p>Thom Yorke: "Honey Pot" (radio rip) (via SoundCloud)<p>Today, Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich DJ'd on the L.A.-based radio station KCRW, promoting Atoms for Peace's debut full-length <i>AMOK</i>, released earlier this year. In addition to spinning tracks by Beastie Boys, FaltyDL, …

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Biblical Marriage Not Defined Simply As One Man, One Woman: Iowa Religious Scholars' Op-Ed

A trio of Iowa-based religious scholars penned an op-ed in a local paper this week, reminding readers that despite popular opinion, the Bible does not simply define marriage as between one man and one woman.<p>The joint editorial was written by Hector Avalos, Robert R. Cargill and Kenneth Atkinson and …