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9 Things You're Doing Wrong With Chopsticks

Use them incorrectly and you've performed the Eastern equivalent of putting your elbows on the table and chewing with your mouth open. To help avoid those faux pas, we consulted a group of experts and asked them to share a few basic protocols.<p><i>By Patty Lee</i><p>As if just using chopsticks -- the utensils, …

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The 30 most popular Vine stars in the world

We collected and ranked the most popular Vine stars in the world based on their number of followers. Most are comedians, while others are musicians or actors.<p>These Vine users have risen from relative obscurity, and are now followed by millions of people. Some have even landed record deals or TV …

This flowering Japanese paper sculpture creates a unique sky gazing experience

Environmental Design student Shoko Konishi was inspired by the sky to create her paper structure “Transition”. At first it appears to be just a …

Pools of Recycled Motor Oil Reflect Spectacularly in Switzerland's Bellelay Abbey

Inside Switzerland's Bellelay Abbey, two intriguing pools of recycled motor oil create serene, unbroken reflections of soaring architecture. The chapel's ornately decorated arches and vaulted ceilings are mirrored in vivid detail on the oil's rich, glassy surface. Unlike reflections in water, the …

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Family of Crafters Crochet Adorably Tiny Animals That Fit on Your Fingers

Su Ami is a family of five crafters living in Vietnam, and together they create adorable miniature animals that'll fit on your finger tips. They run an Etsy shop under the same name and stock it with sweet creatures of all kinds – both real and imaginary. Tiny turtles, whales, owls, and unicorns …

This Designer Has Carved a Spoon Every Day For a Year

For almost a year now, Stian Korntved Ruud has set aside some time each day to carve a wooden spoon.<p>The Norwegian designer, who has interned with Tom Dixon and shown work around the world, settled on the project to explore the organic qualities of wood and improve his skill. He told us why he …

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

27 Incredibly Clever DIYs All True Book Lovers Will Appreciate

Because destroying books is simply not an option.

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Welsh Cakes with a twist!

Welsh Cakes are a hybrid between a biscuit and scone, even though it says cake in the title! The mixture is very similar to that of a scone, but is …

Find The Best Women's Hairstyle For Your Face Shape

Women might have many more hairstyle options than men, but the same overall rules apply: we should pick the hairstyle that suits our faces the best. …

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Artist Partners with 60,000 Bees to Form Splendid Teapot Sculpture

Experimental artist Tomas Libertiny joined forces with 60,000 bees to create this splendid wax-and-metal teapot sculpture. With sunlight filtering through the cheerful yellow wax, the sculpture looks like an invitation to enjoy nature's bounty.<p>As creative director of the process, the …

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Vertical Farming in Wyoming

Jackson, Wyoming will soon be home to one of the world’s first vertical farm. The town has partnered with startup Vertical Harvest to transform an empty, abandoned lot into an efficient, urban greenhouse. A vertical conveyor belt system will rotate microgreens, tomatoes and herbs, supplying the …

Dinners That Practically Cook Themselves

Lifelike animals formed from shattered glass by Marta Klonowska - Ego - AlterEgo

From a distance, each furry little animal appears almost soft and fuzzy, but, upon closer inspection, viewers will recognize that the sculptures are …

The 10 Best Gadgets And Gizmos We Saw At Toy Fair 2015

Kids these days have it really good<p>Every year, the North American International Toy Fair hosts more than a thousand toy makers, distributors, and major retailers in New York City. And that makes for a super fun weekend.<p>The staff of <i>Popular Science</i> have scoured the 2015 Toy Fair showroom over the …

Watching Mesmerizing Drip Paintings Will Never Get Old

Holton Rower's pour painting timelapse breaks the internet one drip at a time.<p><b>This article was originally published on February 17, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>It's unlikely that watching paint drip has ever been as transfixing as it is in the video below. Which is likely why the old clip of …

Looking for a crowd-pleasing Chinese dumpling recipe? We've got 20

There's more than one delicious way to eat a dumpling. In fact, we've got 20 Chinese dumpling recipes that are all equally mouth-watering — and …

10 Important Fashion Lessons We Can Learn From Anime | The Robot's Voice

It’s an age old question I have always asked myself: is Japan fashionable because of anime or is anime fashionable because of Japan? This thought …

Delectable Chinese cupcakes that are not at all twee

Steamed cakes are popular treats throughout southern China, and variations abound. Dim sum carts will often include things like Malay Cake, with its …

Obvious Plant Adds Hilarious New Book Sections to a Local Bookstore

Obvious Plant “improved” a local bookstore with new bookshelf tags, including the “Animals I Want to Wrestle” section and the very romantic “Dudes …

Shampooed Hair Presented as Abstract Art in Photo Series

In his recent magazine piece, photographer Lo Cheuk Lun turns the common salon scene of shampooed hair into swirling designs of abstract art. Lun snapped pictures of sudsy heads from above, showing off bubbly hair that is swirled and teased in a variety of patterns. Barely recognizable as part of …

Artist salvages discarded paintings by adding his own amusing, modern touches

Artist David Irvine brings new meaning to 'up-cycling' by taking unwanted paintings from charity shops, markets or even bins to give them a new lease …

10 Great British Culinary Conundrums

Flickr/Tom Page<p>Once the butt of too many jokes about boiled beef and spotted dick, British food is finally getting the appreciation it merits. Telly …