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Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental health issue in the U.S., and for the 50 million Americans affected, coping can be a serious challenge. However, when it comes to destigmatizing these conditions, a little humor can go a long way. By creating satirical covers for the imaginary Anxiety: The Magazine, Twitter user @crayonelyse is sparking both dialogues and giggles about the inner workings of the anxiety-besetted brain, revealing what it's really like to live with the particular tensions and worries that the afflicted know so well.

A graduate student in her mid-twenties who prefers the pseudonym Crayon, the artist gets her ideas from real life, whether based on current events, work, her friends, or her own inner experiences. She writes down each concept as it hits her and then…

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Meet the Pumi—the newest dog breed for us to collectively “awww” over. On June 22, the American Kennel Club announced that this energetic herding dog is the 190th breed to join the ranks of America’s oldest purebred dog registry. The new honor, aside from formal recognition, allows the corkscrew-fur canine to compete in the Westminster Kennel Club contest that happens every February.

Originating from Hungary, Pumi dogs have been in the United States for the past two decades. They’re considered quick learners with a lot of spunk, which makes them perfect for the farm life: specifically, corralling chickens and goats. With this reputation, they are definitely not the type to laze on the couch—experts say they require a lot of exercise and stimulation in order to keep them happy. Get introduced to the adorable pups, below.…

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Though he be but little, he is fierce—this tiny cat recently hitched a ride for a big warrior's journey. He traveled half the length of England, all the way from Birmingham Airport to the Royal Naval Air Station in Culdrose, all while hiding in the rear bumper of a Navy helicopter pilot’s car.

Lieutenant Nick Grimmer heard a quiet meow when he arrived at the end of his 300-mile trip, and he started searching all around the trunk and underneath the vehicle to find the source. But he had to dismantle the BMW with the help of Navy air engineers before finally discovering the concealed kitten, now nicknamed Tigger on account of his tiger stripes. Grimmer nestled the new furry friend into his flying helmet and brought him into work, where he and his team launched “Operation Tiger Kitten” via social…

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Many women dream about the dress they’re going to wear on their wedding day, but far fewer envision designing their gown for the special occasion. “For as long as I can remember, I have dreamed of designing my own wedding clothes,” bride and clothing designer Krésha Bajaj Zaveri admitted in a blog post. She finally got her chance this past February when she wed Vanraj Zaveri at The Leela Palace in Udaipur, India. Practicing a traditional Indian ceremony, the celebration featured a lot of wardrobe changes, including one outfit that was the most striking of all: a lehenga—a long skirt—that she embroidered with their love story.

The show-stopping piece reflected both tradition as well as Zaveri’s need to push the proverbial design…

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The last time we saw this 1,400-pound furry subject, he was posing amid feminine fashion models against snowy fairytale-inspired surroundings. Now, Stepan the bear is back, courtesy of Russian photographer Olga Barantseva—but this time, he's peacefully playing with a family in the forest, as if they're all part of the same pack.

The series is part of an anti-hunting campaign, reflecting a surprising harmony between two disparate species. The shots are spellbinding and surreal, showing the soft, sweet side of an animal we tend to see as predatory.

In fact, Stepan was raised to be human-friendly. When he was just a cub, he was rescued from hunters by professional circus…

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For three months during the spring of 2014, Rebecca Mountain of Mountain Pet Products undertook a big “catification” project for her friends Eliza and Tiffany. The couple had just bought their first home and was also combining their two households—including seven felines and three dogs. With that many animals, Mountain knew that having a “cat only” space was going to be an important part of their new home.

“The house was beautiful, not only on its own, but the potential for catification was amazing,” Mountain wrote on her website. Its architecture included vaulted ceilings and an open concept, which gave her plenty of working vertical space. All of her designs stretched along the first floor entry, living room, and dining…

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Mongolia is often touted as one of the last unexplored frontiers on this planet. For photographer Madoka Ikegami, a journey to the nation was about more than just the landscape, though. The Tsaatan people who live in the remote East Taiga region in northern Mongolia have long been a subject of fascination.

Ikegami, a freelance photographer who has worked in Asia and Australia on a wide range of assignments, was originally moved by a photo she had seen of a Tsaatan child peacefully resting against the stomach of a white reindeer. She explains, “This picture was an amazing moment of the co-existence of human and reindeer. I just wanted to witness it myself.” So she made the strenuous…

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We're extremely saddened by the loss of yet another legend in our lifetime. Over the weekend, the photography and fashion community lost a true pioneer and documentarian: Bill Cunningham. The photographer first earned a name for himself in New York City as a brilliant street photographer. He began contributing to The New York Times in the 1970s, serving as a resident street style specialist.

Iconically pedaling through the city on his bicycle, narrowly dodging the hood of cabs on more than one occasion, Cunningham chased his passion as New York’s very own style expert who celebrated the efforts of fashion followers, trendsetters, and artistic rebels he came across on the streets. Rain or shine, he was out there, encountering all types of pedestrians—those who followed the fashion “rules”…

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This past winter, Black Tap milkshakes stole our hearts with an ice cream treat that you have to see to believe—but it might’ve met its match. Rivaling this massive dessert is the Little Mostro created by Jersey Jack Gelato in Como, Australia. It begins with a massive chocolate-dipped waffle cone that’s loaded with three scoops of gelato and then topped with two mini waffle cones filled with whatever you like. Indulgent is an understatement!

We imagine it’d be hard to choose just three scoops—Jersey Jack boasts unique flavors you won’t find at an ordinary ice cream shop. One of their signatures is a Ferrero-flavored gelato that includes melted Ferrero Rocher candy in its recipe. Other…

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After 140 years as a popular tourist destination, the Buenos Aires Zoo is putting wild animals back where they belong: in the wild. Starting next month, the zoo’s captive creatures will be released to reserves around Argentina, and the 44-acre site will be redesigned and reopened later this year as an ecopark. The updated site will provide refuge for any critters that aren’t quite fit to be set free, plus rehabilitation for animals salvaged from illegal trafficking, allowing cage-free living conditions akin to those of a natural sanctuary. The ecopark will also educate the public on issues of environmental sustainability while teaching kids how to compassionately relate with other species.

This groundbreaking announcement has arrived not a moment too soon, based on growing concern for the Argentinian animal inmates’ wellbeing—in particular, the polar bears have been…

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Artist and musician Benny Harlem and his 6-year-old daughter Jaxyn have recently taken the Instagram world by storm. The two are adorable together, showcasing a loving bond between a father and his daughter. What sets them apart, however, is their fabulous fashion and awe-inspiring hairdos. They sport natural-style hair that rivals one another in length—Benny’s locks fall well below his shoulders—and they dress in complementary attire, posing like a pair of high-fashion models.

The duo bonds over picture taking and crafting their impeccable style. Benny began cultivating his look as a teenager after being inspired by his beautician mother. “It’s just a part of our family, taking care of our bodies, taking care of our minds, taking care of our hair,” he tells…

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The United Kingdom’s historic voting on Brexit—a referendum on whether to remain in the European Union or leave—came to a head last week, as 52% percent of the country wanted to exit the group of member states. Reactions to the decision were (and continue to be) passionate, as many people express frustration and sadness over the prospect of leaving. They’ve voiced their opinions on social media—a group that includes illustrators, who have chosen to visually depict their thoughts and emotions.

During the Paris attacks, Jean Jullien’s brilliantly concise Peace for Paris drawing became an instant and poignant symbol for the tragedy. The illustrator has since expressed his opinion on the EU referendum, placing himself strong in the Remain camp by drawing arm-linked…

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Contemporary artist Bich Nguyen mixes acrylic paint and resin to create mesmerizing swirls of color, which appear like brightly hued hot springs seen from above, or perhaps nebulae given the tie-dye treatment. Her most astounding recent work is a five-by-three-foot wooden panel that she’s mounted on glass legs to create a table almost too dazzling to use.

The tones in the piece—deep blues, purples, greens, and aquamarines mixed with soft streaks of white and splatters of gold—seem to twist and ripple into one another, which Nguyen says comes from layers of experimentation and a loose, unplanned approach. While the acrylic affords color, it's the resin that gives the panel its shine, so it gleams like a surreal reinterpretation of a marble countertop.

Of her process, Nguyen explains, "Sometimes,…

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Influenced by a childhood spent near the ocean, Reisha Perlmutter incorporates the memories of gentle ripples and light rays refracting through water into her hyperrealistic paintings. Her newest series, AQUA, depicts women peacefully submerged in water, her use of light, shadows, and color communicating a genuine sense of tranquil escapism. The series has allowed Perlmutter to jump “back into the magic of her childhood, and her intimate memories with light, water, and its sensation,” and this reconnection to youthful happiness is apparent within the stunning works.

Having studied Fine Arts in institutions throughout America, it was only during a residency in Italy that Perlmutter was reawakened to her fascination with light. The result of this renewed inspiration,…

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Artist, illustrator, and designer David Rice forms organic images overlaid with graphic styles to extend his branch of artistic creations. Focusing on natural landscapes and animals as primary subjects, his work is multi-dimensional, revolving around the intersections between nature and humanity. Within his newest series, High Alpine, colorful creations point towards a world of balance and coexistence as he imbues his creatures with human-like qualities to prompt one to question our role of dominance in the global ecosystem.

Growing up in Colorado, Rice established a profound respect for the natural world which has carried over into his artistic career. Within his work, the position of all animals (humans included) has been made to stand at equal heights. The series portrays wildlife in vibrant scenarios,…

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When two people went to a recent home inspection, they got more than they had bargained for—a new furry friend. Paul Tateosian, a real estate agent from Sarasota, Florida, had just arrived at a vacant property with a building inspector when a ginger-colored Persian cat approached them and meowed for attention. Despite his grumpy-looking appearance and permanently-furrowed brow, the feline was a friendly fella who had obviously hit hard times. He was by himself without food or water, and his fur was matted and dirty. Even still, the cat was incredibly happy and vocal, obviously looking for love.

Tateosian sat with the cat—whom they named Garfield—petting his head and keeping him company. Luckily for both Tateosian and the feline, they spent a lot of time together. Real estate agents have little to do with home…

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When we first discovered artist Rodrigo Luff in 2010, he rendered his ethereal imagery with a soft and muted color palette. Now, his newest series called Nemeta radiates with vibrant, technicolor mysticism. Though he was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and currently resides in Sydney, Australia, his illustrations seem grounded in another world—one where wild owls and other woodland creatures meet women between glowing neon trees, like its own fluorescent fairytale.

In an interview with OC Art Blog, Luff listed creative influences including personal photographs of plant-life; the Northern Lights and other celestial nebulae; Japanese filmmaker and artist Hayao Miyazaki (of…

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Some house cats venture into the outside world on a leash, but others prefer a more luxurious approach to their outdoor adventures. For these felines, the Summer Mewgaroo Hoodie is just what they need to travel in style. It’s a sleeveless sweatshirt for humans that has a special pocket exclusively meant for our furry friends.

The feline-friendly hoodie is one garment where you won’t mind the cat hair. It’s made from 100% double-knit cotton which has benefits for both you and your pet—the breathable fabric helps keep the wearer cool and its smooth texture ensures minimal claw snags. The cinch pouch can hold up to 7 kilograms (15 pounds), which makes most cats eligible for a ride. To keep them entertained, the hood cords have pom-poms sewn on the ends. And if the summer heat is making your feline too warm, the pouch has a place to insert an ice…

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A couple of Star Wars’ most iconic vessels have arrived to help you display your favorite air plants. Redwood Stoneworks has created miniature versions of the Millennium Falcon and Death Star which are designed with small holes to showcase the wild green leaves for which these plants are known. The serious nature of the two fictitious settings—especially the Death Star, with its desire for galactic destruction—suddenly seem playful thanks to these natural additions.

To create these pieces, Kimberly Periat, the artisan behind Redwood Stoneworks, uses plaster cast from molds that display the fine details of the respective ship and battle station. Both the Millennium Falcon and Death Star are…

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While many people struggle through their daily commutes and painstakingly count down the moments until they arrive home, London photographer Matt Crabtree takes these opportunities to discover the “genuine moments of beauty” amongst his fellow travel companions. He inconspicuously transforms passengers into Renaissance portraits as they go about their normal routines, capturing his portrayals of them on his iPhone with plays on shadows and lights to emulate styles of 16th century painters.  

The personal project initially began when Crabtree took particular notice of the pensive and candid moments of vulnerability from commuters on the tube. In an interview with Newsweek, Crabtree explained: “I…

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