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DIY Furniture with a Few SNAPs

Spanish designers Maria Roca and Erika Biarnes of new company Be-elastic have come up with a creative way to help furniture keep up with our increasing mobile, space-conscious and environmentally-sensitive lives. Their first design, SNAP, is a steel loop leg that clamps on and off—making it …

Furniture

WAX Poster Art Prints

Art posters have traditionally been the kind of thing picked up in museum gift shops, and are often limited to reproductions of famous paintings by Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh or Warhol. Finding quality prints of more contemporary art has always been a challenge. Now, a new project called WAX Poster …

Art

Tiff Manuell Bags and Clutches

Tiff Manuell is a South Australian artist, illustrator, and designer of her own line of accessories. After deciding to take two days off per week (from her other job—at commercial illustration art brand Happy House, which she also co-founded), she began designing various clutches, laptop bags, and …

Toronto Film Festival

Five new albums to try this week: Alabama Shakes, Jlin and more

From Tyler, the Creator’s latest experimental rap outing to Speedy Ortiz’s 90s-inspired alt-rock, stream five albums out this week. What will you be listening to?<p>Tyler, the Creator – Cherry Bomb (Odd Future)<p><b>Why you should listen</b>: Unexpected chillwave production flourishes, discordant piano lines …

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Google Glass

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

The Brain

Everything I know about a good death I learned from my cat

My cat has been dying for the last two years. It is normal to me now — it is simply the state of affairs. There's a rhythm to her medication: prednisone and urosodiol in the morning, urosodiol again in the evening, chemo every other day, a vitamin B shot once a week. And now, toward the end, …

Why does China attach different animal signs to each lunar year?

Traditional astrology in China attaches different animal signs to each lunar year in a cycle of 12 years - but some folklorists say it does not matter which one, as the zodiac sign was originally chosen for the Chinese character's auspicious connotation<p>China's coming lunar new year has stirred a …

China

Fortune.com

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …

Alibaba launching effort to woo US retailers

The Chinese e-commerce giant's new Alipay ePass platform is designed to ease logistics for US-based companies that want to sell their wares directly to buyers in China.<p>China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba has a new service that's meant to make it simpler for companies in the United States to sell …

China

Oxfam Claims The Richest 1% Will Own More Than Half The World's Wealth By Next Year

"The scale of global inequality is quite simply staggering and despite the issues shooting up the global agenda, the gap between the richest and the rest is widening fast," Oxfam executive director Winnie Byanyima said.<p>The richest one percent's share of global wealth increased from 44 percent in …

Income Inequality

Charlie Hebdo Editor Slams News Organizations For Not Publishing Cartoons

Gerard Biard, editor-in-chief of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, on Sunday denounced the Western publications that have declined to reprint his paper’s controversial cartoons in the aftermath of the Jan. 7 mass shooting at Charlie Hebdo's Paris office.<p>“This cartoon is not just a …

Millions flock to Pope Francis' final Mass in Philippines

A record 6 million people poured into Manila's rain-soaked streets and its biggest park Sunday as Pope Francis ended his Asian pilgrimage with an appeal for Filipinos to protect their young from sin and vice so they can instead become missionaries of the faith.<p>The crowd estimate included people who …

Asia

Charlie Hebdo Goes Global

Protests over the magazine's provocative depictions of Mohammed have turned fatal in Niger.<p>The effects of the January 7 attack on <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> have spread worldwide. Protests in two cities in Niger turned violent on Friday and Saturday, as mobs attacked French buildings and burned down churches. …