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Missing Pet Posters From Around The World Are Weirdly Moving DIY Designs

Making a poster for a lost pet is one of the saddest design projects there is. But as Canadian artist Ian Phillips reveals in <i>Lost: Lost and Found Pet Posters from Around the World,</i> many of these posters end up as moving artistic homages to our animals. “The posters are like little mystery stories,” …

5 Desk Toys That Can Improve Your Productivity

New research shows that fiddling with tiny distractions like a stress ball, ballpoint pen, or even a Slinky helps you stay focused and think more clearly.<p>Ever been bored out of your mind and found yourself twiddling a pen, drawing a doodle, or just generally fidgeting with anything nearby? Turns …

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47 Inexplicably Strange Things We All Do

We are all a bunch of weirdos.<p>1. Continually check the fridge to see if any food has magically appeared.<p>2. Pull out your phone to check the time, only to realize you have to do it again because you forgot to look at the clock.<p>3. Have a full-on conversations with yourself.<p>4. Asking "what?" even …

Fantasy-Themed Portraits Inspired by Fairy Tales

Ukrainian photographer Anita Anti who is currently based in New York, is making quite a reputation for herself as she creates some credible fairytale …

Scientists designed music specifically for cats, and it is pretty beautiful

<b>(Ewa Studio via Shutterstock)</b><p>“Rusty’s Ballad” is our personal favorite<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>March 3, 2015 10:00pm (UTC)<p>A group of researchers (two psychologists and a composer) with truly lovely research interests recently embarked on a mission to create music that was designed specifically for domestic …

Animal Behavior

California lawyer proposes punishing homosexuality by shooting people in the head

<b>(GJones Creative via Shutterstock)</b><p>The state received a proposal that would make acts of sodomy punishable by death, along with a check for $200<p>Bryn Lovitt<p>March 3, 2015 9:46pm (UTC)<p>Despite the fact that criminal sodomy hasn't been allowed in California for years and that laws regarding the subject …

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The History-Making Gay Kiss: ‘The Fosters’ Features the Youngest Same-Sex TV Kiss Ever

Straight teens have watched their television counterparts smooch on-screen for years, but The Fosters made history by showing the youngest same-sex …

Miniature Street Art Installations Take Over London

Street artist Slinkachu's idyllic scenes play out in puddles and street cracks.<p>Street artist Slinkachu’s work is best viewed under a magnifying glass: a lady swings on a matchstick, children play in the pool made from melting popsicle juice, and a couple crosses a river of Sprite. In an upcoming …

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Photo manipulations by Eric Johansson

Learn, unlearn and relearn skills, techniques, habits and everything that is required because change is only what is constant in this world.

Jem and the Holograms Movie: First Photo!

Fans of the cultish, colorful '80s Hasbro cartoon hit Jem and the Holograms, prepare to geek out, because the first photo from the 2015 live action …

101 Gay Weddings; Lincoln Road Says Goodbye to Pottery Barn and William Sonoma

<b>1) South Beach:</b> If you've just gotten out of your food coma from South Beach Wine and Food Festival, we're inducing you once more. Here are the couples at Chef Art Smith's 101 Gay Weddings, because Guy Fieri's suit was not all that.<p><b>2) One on Ones:</b> Remember Haylie Duff, the other "Duff" who starred …

WV athlete came out to stop the slurs. It worked.

I have always loved to run. Even when I was very young I'd run wherever I could. Truth is, I've been very involved in sports since I was about seven …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Parents Don't Know I'm Gay and I Live With Them

I wish I could watch more movies on my computer, but I forgot how the DVD player works and the selection of films available online sucks. Not to mention that trying to watch a movie from one's bed is uncomfortable and I spend so much time on that damn computer for work that I try to limit it in my …

Eddie Redmayne Is A Pretty Girl In His Next Oscar Role, Playing Transgender Artist Lili Elbe

It seems not even winning an Oscar for playing permanently-smiling ALS-afflicted physicist could slake Eddie Redmayne’s thirst for PRESTIGE, and now he’s starring in <i>The Danish Girl</i>, playing transgender artist Lili Elbe, an artist who had sexual reassignment surgery in the early 1930s, one of the …

Alabama Gov. Defied His Own Pastor In Reaction To Gay Marriage Ruling

When Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) declined to fight a federal court ruling that brought gay marriage to Alabama this month, he did so against the …

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Catwoman Was Just Revealed To Be Bisexual In Newest Comic

Writer Genevieve Valentine wrote a blog post confirming the sexuality of the original Catwoman, Selina Kyle.<p>"She's flirted around it – often quite literally – for years now; for me, this wasn't a revelation so much as a confirmation," Valentine wrote. She calls her "canon bisexual," which means the …

Transgender Woman’s Last Words Captured During 911 Call Before Being Shot Dead On A Stranger’s Porch

The last words of a Los Angeles, California, transgender woman were captured during a 911 call just seconds before being gunned down on a stranger’s …

Check out Eddie Redmayne's first look from his upcoming movie 'The Danish Girl' where he plays ...

Eddie Redmayne is to portray the transgender artist Lili Elbe in his upcoming movie 'The Danish Girl'

The Kids Are All Right With Transgender Rights

Last summer, a troubling poll showed that a majority of Americans had a problem with transgender people using bathrooms that correspond with their identity. A poll conducted last week brings some better news.<p>Young people are far more likely than members of older generations to say that transgender …

Tomboy Recalls Being Taken to Gap to 'Fix' Their Gender (VIDEO)

<i>I'm From Driftwood is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit archive for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer stories. New stories are posted on the site every Wednesday.</i><p>Renee was a tomboy as long as they can remember. When Renee was a teenager, they were part of an all-girls youth group, and they were …

Mapped: These are the quietest spots in America

If you want some peace and quiet, get away from people and water and trek to the valleys in between western US mountains.<p>The US National Park Service released new maps of the loudest and quietest parts of the country, and the winner for the quietest overall area is the Basin and Range region, which …

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Inside the Shop of the Last Great American Watchmaker

The greatest timepieces in the world come from Switzerland. And Amish country.<p>On the corner of a nondescript block in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a bank, or what used to be a bank. Now it is the home of Roland G. Murphy Watch Company, the country's only truly independent elite watchmaker. …

Explore a 3D Environment Made of Magritte Paintings

Shattered sunsets and 3D apples abound in animator Ali Eslami's reconstructed<p>Wish you could get a little deeper into the surreal paintings of René Magritte? Using the Unreal Engine, animator Ali Eslami invites you into a virtual room constructed from scenes from the Belgian painter's …

Leonard Nimoy’s ‘Secret’ Talent: A Look Back at His Intimate Photography Exhibition

Leonard Nimoy passed away today at the age of 83. Back in 2010, the Star Trek legend unveiled an eye-opening portrait show at Mass MoCA called Secret …

He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

In 1966, when Leonard Nimoy was offered a minor role on a new space drama, he was thrilled. As he told <i>Archive of American Television:</i> "You have to understand that prior to <i>Star Trek</i> I never had a job that lasted longer than two weeks in any TV show or movie. Never. Two weeks — max. And here I was, …

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Star Trek’s Mr. Spock: In Pictures

12 Ice Hotels That Will Make You Actually LIKE the Cold

Think cold isn’t romantic? Think again! Ice hotels are an experience that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With the coolest amenities and epic winter wonderland activities, these frosty hotels make for the ultimate wintertime vacay. From Canada to Japan to Norway, here are 12 of the most …

20 striking portraits from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

For A-listers lucky enough to attend the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, a simple photo booth just doesn't cut it.<p>Instead, <i>Vanity Fair</i> had renowned …

New Beautifully Dream-Like Photos by Katharina Jung

When we first introduced the work of 20-year-old German photographer Katharina Jung, she was in the midst of a year-long project where she produced an image each week during 2014. Luckily for us, the year has come and gone, and we're pleased to share some of the other fantastic photos that she …

Photoshop wizard bends reality with hundreds of photographs

These pictures are not animations or complex drawings.<p>Self-taught photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson explains on his website that "he doesn't …