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Why Blood Orange's Cupid Deluxe is the one album you should listen to this week - video

Alexis Petridis recommends Cupid Deluxe from Blood Orange, formerly known as Lightspeed Champion. While producing for the likes of Solange Knowles and Sky Ferreira, his soulful synth-laden solo work manages to be both upbeat and emotive, bringing together a wide variety of influences across hip …

This Quick Trick Can Vastly Improve The iPhone's Fingerprint Scanner

If you've been less than impressed with Touch ID, the fingerprint sensor that comes on Apple's new iPhone 5S, we may be able to help.<p>Touch ID worked well for me when I tried it out in September, but my actual experience with my new iPhone 5S was different. Often, after placing my finger on the Home …

Articles about city and grid 1 on Dwell.com - Dwell

John Briscella, a Philadelphian now earning his Masters in "Urban Strategies" in Vienna—surely one of the most interesting degree...<p>Or is one house better than two? For Santa Monica–based architect Jesse Bornstein and his family, both are true.<p>After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design …

You’ve Never Seen A McDonald’s Menu Look This Good

Say what you will about fast food; this graphic design from McDonald’s is surprisingly gorgeous, and just as helpful.<p>Color. Clarity. White space. Typography. It’s the visual balance driving any good art exhibition or magazine. But we’re not talking about either today. We’re talking about the …

Jennifer Lawrence: It's Hard To Feel Confident Showing Off Your Thighs

We already loved her for her zany, unfiltered interview antics. But Jennifer Lawrence is also becoming our latest body image icon, speaking honestly in interviews about fat shaming, dieting and her struggles with her own self-confidence.<p>Because even celebs who wear those risqué dresses don't always …

8 Of The Year’s Most Creative Infographics

Fancy flowcharts! Colorful maps! A running cheetah made see-through! In this age of information overload, infographics have evolved into a vital new vernacular, transforming the Internet’s daily avalanche of facts and figures into digestible and often beautiful images.<p>Edited by Pulitzer-Prize …

Sleeping sunbathers in Lithuania - in pictures

Photographer Tadao Cern spent a weekend photographing people as they slept on a public beach in Lithuania. The art project, entitled Comfort Zone, aims to explore how different surroundings can affect people's behaviour and inhibitions

These are the 20 most viral video ads of 2013

We’ve all see them, those eminently shareable video ads that sweep around the Internet like wildfire, inspiring discussion, laughter, amazement, and, of course, memes.<p>Video promotion company Unruly compiled a report on the top 20 most shared video ads of this year. Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” …

How Women Change Men

As daughters, sisters, wives, and coworkers<p>Soon after Jay Z welcomed his first child, Blue Ivy Carter, last year, a poem the rapper had reportedly dedicated to his new baby girl zipped around the Internet. “Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich / I didn’t think hard about using the …

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This | Inc.com

The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?"<p>"I like to ride bikes, but I wouldn't call myself a cyclist," I said. "I'm nowhere near that good."<p>"Still," he said. "What's the toughest climb you've done?"<p>I thought about it. "I guess the back side of Reddish Knob."<p>…