Fasting has been done in spiritual and religious practices for millennia across the world by Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, and more. It is the act of consciously depriving oneself of food and/or drink for 24 hours or more.
On 16 January, 2015, scientists shockingly announced that they believe at least two planets exist beyond Pluto, and that they are larger than Earth.
16 Jan 2015
Photography contests are great because they tend to attract the best of the best to submit their photos. The International Society Of Professional Wedding Photographers, for example, holds a quarterly competition among their members that collects their best wedding photos for the world to see.
15 Jan 2015
India is a land of contradictions. While most of these contradictions arise from societal and economic issues, quite a few of them arise from our hypocritical attitude as well. The problem is that while all of us want these problems to disappear, we still stick to our "chalta hai" attitude and let things be as they are, waiting for someone else to clean up our mess. Ironical isn't it. These things are even more so.
13 Jan 2015
Portrait photography and photojournalism are two potentially intense and powerful art forms that don't always get the recognition they deserve,we thought we should show you some of the most powerful and diverse portraits of people around the world that we've ever seen.
Preikestolen or Prekestolen, also known by the English translations of Preacher's Pulpit or Pulpit Rock, is a steep and massive cliff 604 metres (1982 feet) above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau, in Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway. The top of the cliff is approximately 25 by 25 metres (82 by 82 feet), almost flat, and is a famous tourist attraction in Norway.
10 Jan 2015
Though they are losing ground to the e-book and the audio book, libraries were once central hubs of human intellectual progress. There's something about them that still attracts people, however - whether it's their magnificent architecture or the unmistakable smell of books and dust, scholars and dreamers alike still enjoy perusing their hoards of literary treasures.
Choosing a new profile picture for your Facebook is serious business, but some people take it more seriously than others. There's one guy who takes a different profile picture each week, transforming himself into a different character each time with the help of costumes, make-up, and well-chosen locations.
Throughout his travels, Andy Lee has taken a lot of pictures of beautiful and forlorn roads around the world. Now, this creative director, filmmaker, painter, doodler and photographer (and we can probably also add "renaissance man" to the list) has collected these photos in an amazing series called "Roads" that will fill you with wanderlust.
02 Jan 2015
One loses at least 50 to 100 strands of hair on a daily basis which is perfectly normal, as per dermatologists. However, when this exceeds, it leads to hair thinning or balding patches, known as alopecia. People in their 30s are prone to suffer from hair loss problems due to hormonal changes, stress and often an unhealthy diet.