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This is what being in love looks like – in pictures

After covering a series of bleak assignments – terrorist attacks in Paris, the rise of the European extreme right, sex slavery in Spain – the French-American photojournalist and videographer Stefania Rousselle was mired in pessimism and despair. “My heart was broken,” she said. “I didn’t believe in …

Relationships

Here attacks Google Maps with new freemium website plan

When visiting the website for a local restaurant or other small business, you'll likely see Google Maps embedded to show the location. Developers of such sites were recently thrown for a loop, however, when Google announced new, more expensive pricing and demanded a credit card and Google Cloud …

Apps

Simple Steps to Protect Yourself on Public Wi-Fi

Accessing the internet isn't normally a problem when you're inside the confines of your own home—it's secure, it's easy to connect to, and it's …

Wi-Fi

Self-Help Books That Take Into Account Your Many Limitations

<b>“How to Win Friends Who Will Only Want to Hang Out That One Time”</b><p>Written by the world’s leading expert on low-maintenance friendships, this manual includes such valuable chapters as “How to Identify People Who Truly Care but Then Shut Them Out Preëmptively” and “Forty Rock-Solid Excuses for Why You …

Self-esteem

10 of the best words in the world (that don't translate into English)

One of the many great things about languages worldwide is the sizeable number of words for which there is no real English translation. Often they tell us about concepts and ideas that we are missing out on in the anglophone world.<p>As the northern hemisphere heads abroad in the coming holiday season, …

St. Petersburg

13 Silent Signs Your Home Is an Unhealthy Place to Live

These innocent-seeming habits could be making you and your family sick—really sick.<p>While moisture in the home is normal—bathing, cooking, and even …

Cleaning

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

Physics

Lee Miller and Surrealism at Hepworth Wakefield: ‘What a woman. What great work’

I have a definite weakness for tales of those women who achieved rich and – to modern minds – implausible portfolio careers amid the technological …

Memo to those seeking to live for ever: eternal life would be deathly dull | Julian Baggini

Every experience is coloured by a sadness that it will not last. This doesn't diminish the experience but intensifies it<p>How long would you like to live? One hundred no longer seems too greedy. In 1983, the Queen sent 3,000 congratulatory telegrams to centenarians. By 2016 she was sending 14,500 …

Spirituality

Do people change? You asked Google – here's the answer | Eleanor Morgan

Give a person the right resources and, within an hour or so, they could dramatically change their physical appearance. They might dye their hair or shave it all off. Change the colour of their eyes. Wear a prosthetic nose. Fake teeth. Seven-inch heels. The list of potential superficial …

Psychology

This fancy device turns your entire room into a screen

Augmented reality for the design-minded<p>Screen fatigue is real. Between phones and laptops and TVs, it seems as if the world is covered in glowing glass boxes.<p>At first glance it might seems as if Lightform, a new projector system that casts light onto any surface, is part of the problem. Then you …

Fantastical Swirls of Strange Hybrid Creatures Fill Vorja Sánchez’s New Illustrations | Colossal

<p>Spanish illustrator Vorja Sánchez (previously) continues to plumb his imagination to create wildly original drawings and paintings. Constellations …

Drawing

Lovely Photo Manipulations Utilizing Stock Photography by Justin Peters | Colossal

<p>Graphic designer Justin Peters has an uncanny ability to compose fantastical landscapes and creatures by combining stock imagery using Photoshop. …

Microsoft launches ambitious blockchain project to help creators get paid

It seems that Microsoft isn’t done experimenting with blockchain technology.<p>Microsoft and Ernst & Young (EY) announced the launch of a blockchain solution for content rights and royalties management on Wednesday.<p>The blockchain solution is first implemented for Microsoft’s game publisher partners. …

Meet Hao Liang, the Young Chinese Artist Whose Reboot of Ancient Ink Painting Has Become a Bona Fide Market Sensation

People<p>The up-and-coming artist's dense, referential paintings have already sold out at Gagosian.<p>,<p>The powerhouse gallery Gagosian is not exactly the …

Jocelyn Lee’s Painterly Portraits of Nudes Immersed in Nature

The fifty-six-year-old photographer Jocelyn Lee has been making frank and intimate portraits for twenty-five years—of teen-agers, of teen mothers, of women of all ages and stages of life, including some near the end of it. Her process is slow and meditative; she prefers to photograph her girls and …

‘I don’t look like most people’s idea of a Gypsy’

Damian Le Bas takes to the road to reconnect with his Traveller roots<p>It is Friday night. I’m 30 years old, alone on a fake-fur blanket in the back of a cold Transit van. Most of my generation are out there in pubs, or indoors by the telly, canoodling, arguing or cooking, or going across to the …

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In The Streets, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him (30+ New Pics)

Tom Bob (previously here) refuses to simply <i>live</i> in the world. He's reshaping it. Creating clever street art on common objects in the urban landscape, …

Into-form: Abstract Seating Inspired by the Concept of Gestalt

It’s not a sofa or a chair or a bed, but maybe a little bit of each all rolled into five modular components that can be rearranged into endless …

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Questioning Truth, Reality, and the Role of Scientific Progress

It’s an interesting time to be making a case for philosophy in science. On the one hand, some scientists working on ideas such as string theory or …

Immersive and Interactive Installation in Paris

The teamLab Japanese collective that we have already talked about here, just moved to La Villette in Paris for an exhibition “Beyond the limits”. It …

Morimura, Japan’s Most Astonishing Art Chameleon, Is Coming to New York With a Major Debut Show

Art World<p>But you might not recognize him.<p>,<p>Yasumasa Morimura may not be an actor, but he knows his way around a costume. The Japanese artist has spent …

Not safe for work... or is it? The complicated history of nudes in graphic design

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nudity is everywhere, but in some places it is a bigger taboo than others. This is the idea on which Mirko Ilić has based "Head to Toe," a new book exploring nudity in graphic design.<p>"I noticed there were hundreds of books about nudity in art, in photography -- in everything but graphic …

Graphic Design

Plasticine circuits show how today's tech is tomorrow's art

How will the people of tomorrow judge what we call advanced technology today? Artist Tim Easley explored that subject with a piece he created for the UK electronic dance music group Modified Man. Using plasticine clay, he created a highly detailed, fanciful circuit board measuring 20 by 20 inches …

Album Art

How a street artist creates 3D balloons on flat walls that seem to pop out at you

Daniel Fahlström is a Swedish artist who goes by the name Huge. He makes hyper-realistic mylar balloon art that will trick your eye into thinking you can reach out and grab them. We spoke with Fahlström about his work and how he is able to make the balloons in his murals look so real. You can see …

Top 15 Fashion Innovations In 2018

Top 15 Fashion Innovations 2018 as getting ready for the Plug and Play’s Fashion for Good accelerator on its third edition. From next-generation …

Japanese Artist Spends Years Completing Enormous, Intricate Pen and Ink Drawings

Working with infinite patience, Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda spends years creating large-scale pen and ink drawings. His elaborate masterpieces, which are churned out one at a time, are a visual treasure hunt for viewers. It's possible to spend hours gazing at every inch of Ikeda's pen and ink …

Art

What the world's fascination with a female-only Chinese script says about cultural appropriation

When I was a university student in Beijing in the early ’90s, I stumbled upon an academic article by Zhao Liming, a professor at Tsinghua University’s Chinese language department, about a little-known script used only by women in a corner of the southern province of Hunan. Days after, I bought the …

Cultural Appropriation

Michael Curry’s royal wedding sermon will go down in history | Diana Evans

The American bishop did it black. And he shocked the congregation by refusing to tone down his passionate message on power and love<p>The candle flames were trembling. The pulpit was on fire. The bride and groom were waiting. As were the Queen, Oprah, Idris Elba, and Doria Ragland, now the world’s …