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16 Holiday Gift Toppers You Can DIY

If you’re gunning to win best gift wrapper this Christmas, there’s one other thing to consider besides beautiful gift wrap, and that’s awesome gift toppers! Let’s just say, it’s the equivalent of a cherry on top of a scoop of ice cream—it’s a simple addition that makes the moment feel instantly …

Chemicals

Joshua Tree's Hypnotically Reflective Desert Shack

<i>Lucid Stead</i> is an architectural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III that takes an existing structure in the deserts of Joshua Tree, California and revitalizes it with mirrors, LED lights, and custom built technology to accentuate the beauty of the bare landscape. Aptly referred to as an …

Joshua Tree

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

Karl Lagerfeld

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Identical Twins' Faces Reveal the Aging Effects of Smoking

Researchers from the Department of Plastic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio conducted a study (<i>Facial Changes Caused by Smoking: A Comparison between Smoking and Nonsmoking Identical Twins</i>) that analyzes the physical differences between identical twins, one of whom has smoked …

Case Western Reserve University

All Can Be Lost: The Risk of Putting Our Knowledge in the Hands of Machines

We rely on computers to fly our planes, find our cancers, design our buildings, audit our businesses. That's all well and good. But what happens when the computer fails?<p>On the evening of February 12, 2009, a Continental Connection commuter flight made its way through blustery weather between …

Time for a Digital Intervention: Seven Spots That Force You to Unplug (Photos)

The first step is admitting you have a problem. Then stage your own intervention at an electronics-free retreat. Put that iPhone down and smell the …

How I Cured My Wanderlust

Three years ago, I put all of my belongings in storage and bought a one-way ticket to Rarotonga, an island in the Pacific Ocean that my mother was sure I had pulled out of my imagination. At an early age, I diagnosed myself with the condition of <i>wanderlust</i>, and had dreamed of doing something this …

Travel

16 Creative Design And Décor Ideas For Limited Spaces

Decorating a small space is not easy. You have to find solutions for unexpected and unusual problems and you have to manage to fit all the basics and …

7 Terrifying Latin American Legends

As a child we loved listening to our <i>abuela</i> tell us terrifying tales of weeping women, murderous ghosts, and magical witches. These ghastly legends kept us awake half the night as kids...and, <i>en serio</i>, even as adults, we're still petrified everytime we hear the tale of <i>Ll Llorona</i> or <i>La Luz Mala</i>.<p>Check …

Latin America

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Architecture

19 Inspiring Celebrity Quotes To Live By

Although true that the most controversial celebrity quotes are the ones that make headlines, soulful, wise words go a long way. The following quotes will help you restore balance, confidence and positivity, and will look great hanging on your fridge or at your desk at work.

The Top 10 Marvels of the Modern World

When we think about the wonders of the world, evocative images of ancient structures in Rome, Giza, Peru, or Southeast Asia typically come to mind. And while the ancient wonders of the world are indeed spectacular, this most recent millennium also has its fair share of jaw-dropping testaments to …

European Travel

Cuban Time Travel

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

Yellowstone National Park

Kim Jong Un's Luxurious 'Seven-Star' Lifestyle Of Yachts, Booze And Food

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un enjoys a “seven-star” lifestyle of yachts, parties and extravagant food, his friend Dennis Rodman has revealed.<p>The former basketball star, 52, last month made his second visit to the secretive communist nation.<p>While millions of North Koreans starve, Rodman said …

How To Turn A Job You Hate Into A Job You Love

<i>This is a guest post by Nisa Chitakasem, co-author of the book,</i> <i>How to Get the Job You Want. She blogs at</i> <i>Career Blog</i>. Her other articles for FORBES include, “How To Work A Room Like You Own The Place.”<p>Even people who are relatively happy at work go through periods when they hate their jobs—for days, …

Banksy hits New York City, but the city hits back

Acclaimed street artist Banksy has crossed the pond from his native UK, and is now leaving his marks all around New York City. Since October 1st, he's created upwards of 10 pieces as part of his monthlong "residency" (to borrow a term from the professional art world), titled "Better Out Than In." …