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Sam the Plumber needs online ads too — and, with a fresh $4.4M, ZypMedia wants to help

Let’s say you’re Sam’s Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning in Elmhurst, Illinois.<p>You want to advertise to Elmhurst-area adults aged 35 to 65 who own homes. Your ad agency takes you to a local TV station to buy on-air ads for programs hitting that target group, and that sell local time.<p>Because …

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>I’m a happiness research junkie. I <i>love</i> reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And believe it or not, …

15 Food Instagram Accounts That Will Make You Oh-So-Hungry

Sure, we can all post a half-decent photo of poached eggs at brunch, but these 15 amazing food Instagram accounts are on a whole other level. …

How to mute individual tabs in Google Chrome with just a click

Google already allows you to see which tabs in Chrome are playing audio thanks to the tiny speaker icon, but it's now possible to quickly mute those tabs with just a click.<p>The new feature, which is actually an experiment nestled inside Chrome according to The Next Web, now lets you click on the …

How Bitcoin Technology Could Make Home Buying Hassle-Free

Ideo’s Matt Weiss explores how block chains will take the middleman out of everyday interactions.<p>Imagine yourself as a first-time homebuyer. You’re about to write the biggest check of your life for the down payment, not to mention taking on a monster loan. You have no idea who you can trust—from …

Photographer Spends 10 Years Documenting a Single Alleyway in Norway

For the past decade, Norwegian photographer Lars Anderson has documented one particular alleyway in the city of Troms, Norway for a project titled <i>In the Alley</i>. Measuring 100 feet in length, the narrow, graffiti-filled passageway connects two streets. According to Anderson, few people stop and …

Tens of Thousands of Nude Bodies Form a Floating Feather

All is not what it seems in this fascinating new work by artist Angelo Musco. Called <i>P1 (Aves)</i>, at first glance it looks like a digital photo of a floating feather but upon closer inspection you'll notice that the feather is made up of tens of thousands of nude bodies. Musco created this image by …

Eye-Opening Graphic Reveals Which Countries Have the Best Work-Life Balance

We know that life shouldn't be all work and no play, but just how much do we abide by that? This eye-opening infographic, by Vicky Leta for Mashable, is based on data collected from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s Better Life Index. It looks at a couple of …

Brilliant Nighttime Photos of Los Angeles Shot from a Helicopter

Photographer Vincent Laforet flies high over the city of Los Angeles and turns his airborne perspective into captivating nighttime shots of the city. After the sun has gone down, Laforet goes up in a helicopter and uses his expertise to capture perfectly exposed frames that showcase LA's vibrant …

Double Exposure Animal Portraits by Andreas Lie | Colossal

<p>Norwegian visual artist Andreas Lie merges verdant landscapes and photographs of animals to creates subtle double exposure portraits. Snowy mountain …

Make Music with VFILES LOUD!

Since 2012, VFILES has been disrupting the fashion industry by tapping directly into its young online community for inspiration and by providing a platform that encourages individual style. Now they’re expanding this ethos into music with the launch of a new initiative called VFILES LOUD! Until 15 …

Music Videos

You can now pre-order the adorable Yoshi's Woolly World amiibo in the UK

The yarn-made Yoshi amiibo for <i>Yoshi's Woolly World</i> is now available to pre-order in the U.K. in all three colors on the official Nintendo store.<p>Pre-orders are available in several different packages. The green yarn Yoshi is available in two options, one priced at £49.99 and the other at £53.99; …

Retrogaming

Lars von Trier: ‘I’ve started drinking again, so I can work’

<b>How was AA?</b><p>I went to AA meetings every day for half a year. We supported each other to keep sober. These people kind of become your family. I used all my strength to get sober – now I start to drink a little again, so that I can work. When you shoot a film, it’s hard work, and you tend to drink …

Terrorism

How The Facebook Bubble Is Driving Online Startups Into The Arms Of Offline Advertising

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Morgan Hermand-Waiche is the founder and CEO of e-commerce lingerie startup Adore Me.</i><p>I’ll be the first to admit it: Facebook advertising played a big part in my startup’s rapid growth. So big in fact that in our first two years of operations, all other online advertising platforms …

The single-person social network is a strangely beautiful thing

Social apps are sometimes more useful without friends<p>I’m the kid who never learned how to play with other kids. My cousins lived in the big city, and the majority of my schoolmates were in another town, so I ended up developing single-player versions of most board games. All it took was a little …

5 Reasons Leaders Should Follow the Example of Tyler Durden From 'Fight Club'

8 min read<p><i>Warning: If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so</i> …

Edward Norton

The Crucial Part of Automotive Design that Still Uses Centuries-Old Hand Tools

How a billion-dollar process is literally in the hands of a small group of sculptors<p>Automotive design is probably the most capital-intensive field an …

Furniture companies need to improve their branding says Richard Hutten

<b>Milan 2015:</b> furniture companies need to get better at branding, according to Dutch designer Richard Hutten, who said the sector "has a lot to learn …

5 Anxieties Unique To The Digital Age

I was never an anxious person, maybe up until a few years ago. Part of this, I think, has to do with increased adult responsibilities, growing up, …

The Slippery Slope of Blaming Depression or Anxiety For The GermanWings Murder-Suicide

Shares 2K<p><i>Quickness to explain this tragedy by labeling the co-pilot as ‘depressed’ or ‘anxious’ could serve to further stigmatize and discourage</i> …

The 31 Best Sriracha Recipes of All Time

Over the years, we've created a lot of recipes using Sriracha—and these 31 are, we've decided, the absolute best of all time<p>Over the years, we've developed a lot of recipes that use Sriracha. And while we love all of our recipes equally, we'll admit that some stand out in a crowd better than …

How to Make Baklava at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Shelly West of Vegetarian 'Ventures shows us how to make baklava, the delightful Mediterranean dessert, at home.</i><p>Baklava is one of those desserts …

Baking

The good mixer: avocado batida cocktail recipe

Batida is a working man’s drink in its native Brazil, where it’s often made with fruit and cream. This is a luxe take on that sugar-cane spirit cocktail.<p>For the puree (enough for 6 servings)<b><br>4 avocados</b><b><br>125ml water</b><p>Per serving<b><br>50ml cachaça</b><b><br>50ml avocado puree (see above)</b><b><br>20ml nut syrup (almond or …

Cocktails

London’s best rooftop bars

As much as we love London's dark and dingy pubs, there are occasions when tatty banquettes and yellowed walls don't quite cut it. For a classier …

19 Recipes That Taste Better Thanks to Feta

From fruit salad to eggs, here are 19 dishes that taste great with feta cheese.<p><b>We love adding cheese to</b><p>someall savory dishes we cook. But there's something special about feta. Its briny goodness adds a bracing-in-a-good-way salty taste to everything from fruit salad to eggs. Here are 19 dishes that …

Recipes

Why Your Salads Should Be Cutting Out the Middle Man

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: Who needs greens? The Sussmans show us the way to a better salad.</i><p>A good portion of eating is excavation. I fish out the cooked-forever vegetables in my minestrone, the …

Pasta with caramelised onions and yogurt recipe

This Turkish-inspired pasta dish combines tagliatelle with tender, sweet onions in a buttermilk and yogurt sauce - unusual yet utterly delicious<p>Turkish manti – lamb-filled pasta shapes – are served with yogurt sauce. For my meat-free take I’ve added onions and feta. It takes a while for the onions …