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Stemonitis. All photographs by Alison Pollack Avid photographer and retired environmental consultant Alison Pollack documents the fascinating phenotypes of mushrooms and slime molds she encounters on hikes in northern California. Her images show shaggy white Comb Tooth fungus (Hericium coralloides), Stemonitis slime molds that wouldn’t look out of place on the dessert menu of an experimental restaurant, and Comatricha that bear a strong resemblance to urban lamp posts. Recently, the north

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This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info. Sometimes referred to as “pocket parrots,” pacific parrotlets are small birds with big personalities. Photographer Rupa Sutton captures the adorable daily moments of her 4 pet parrotlets (which she lovingly refers to as “The Floofs”) in an ongoing photo series. The charming images show how

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Coachella may still have its charms (okay, maybe just that Beyoncé performance from last year), but at this point, the artistic standards in Indio Valley leave something (okay, a lot) to be desired. Stylistically, too, the festival has reached its nadir. Last year, for the first time in the site’s history, Vogue decided to do away with its street style coverage altogether. If you’re over Coachella but still yearning for an

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“I feel like March is a very flirtatious month in Austin,” says Jenny Schipani, general manager at Hotel Saint Cecilia. The Texas capital can’t help but charm with its warm weather and energetic atmosphere as tech titans, musicians, and film fans descend for South by Southwest. It doesn’t hurt that we’re chatting over Topo Chico at one of Austin’s most intimate hotels; sitting under an ancient live oak tree as fluffy

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A Swedish photographer and visual artist, Erik Johansson has created a surreal world by recombining disparate photo features into mind-bending images. With the help of his camera and imagination, he aims to capture ideas rather than moments, making the composition look as realistic as possible despite the impossible elements. The work of this young artist, which has elicited reactions of wonder throughout the globe, will be presented to the Russian public for the first

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As most of you who make time for exercise already know, staying physically active can boost your mood (hello, endorphins!), increase your energy levels, improve bone and muscle strength, and help your body better fight off disease. And while there are plenty of workouts that check off one or more of those boxes, there's one fitness trend in particular that covers all of them: high intensity interval training. Yes, there's

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“There is very little in the world that brings people together like food,” says mixologist-turned-entrepreneur Missy Flynn. That's exactly why she’s centered her career, studies, and personal life around food and building community. In her early 20s, the lifelong Londonite noticed a gap in the food and drink scene: There wasn’t anywhere that offered the sense of community she craved. “There weren’t many restaurants that I, as someone in my early

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The Voyageurs Wolf Project is a collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Voyageurs National Park which tracks and studies wolves throughout the warmer months. In 2018, the project studied six northern Minnesota packs, creating a map that showcases the intensely territorial way the animals behave, and how tightly they stick to their packs. The brightly colored line drawings were composed from 68,000 GPS locations of the six packs, with negligible crossover

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It’s festival season! Ok, no, it’s not even close to festival season, and depending on where you are right now you may be staring out the window at an icicle the size of a power forward. But that just means you have plenty of time to daydream about what you’ll do once the snowbound apocalypse is over. Some of the big festival organizers know this and have done us the

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