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Top 10 Browser Extensions that Eliminate Web Annoyances

The web is rife with annoyances. Pop-over ads when you visit a page that you have to dismiss, sites that auto-play audio even in background tabs, …

Google

A Haunting Short Film Set in a World Where Evolution Happens Rapidly—And Is Often Deadly

In the dystopian world of <i>Dust</i>, evolution occurs at a breakneck rate, forming organisms that may hold miraculous powers or trigger deadly plagues. …

Lace Your Dress Shoes with Style

An illustrated how-to guide to our favorite lace ups<p>Trendy, stylish, sophisticated or cool, there's more than one way to lace a shoe. Find a pattern …

This Infographic Lists 128 Words You Can Use Instead of “Very”

Our English teachers told us to avoid the word “very” because it’s weak and vague. They were right, and many times, we use “very” as a modifier for a …

Infographics

Arc’teryx Norvan VT Trail Runner

Arc’teryx, the widely respected outdoor gear brand, has just announced that they’ll be releasing their first trail running shoe – the Norvan VT and …

Trail Running

This Super Sustainable House Can Be Built in One Day

A Dutch design firm has redefined living by creating a house that doesn't need a foundation, can be built in one day and is three times more …

The future of ultra-low-powered displays is finally in living color

E ink, the company behind the pigment-based, low-energy monochromatic displays found in many of today’s popular readers finally figured out how to …

eReaders

Furniture that Flattens Into Wall Art Is Perfect For Cramped Apartments

Just because you live in a cramped downtown apartment doesn’t mean you don’t want to entertain. So here’s a brilliant way to keep some extra seating …

How to Build an Awesomely Unsafe Mad Max-Style Flamethrower Guitar

If you’ve ever stumbled across a creation that looked too unsafe to ever be attempted—be it a thermite cannon or a flying hoverbike—you’re probably …

Guitar

The Lure of Tainan: The “Roots” of Taiwan with Links to Japan

The City Where Taiwanese History Began<p>Taiwan is just a three-hour flight from Tokyo. Although it is a small island—around a tenth the size of …

Jaeger-LeCoultre puts a starlit sky on your wrist

A new addition to their Métiers Rares series.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>12<p>Jaeger-LeCoultre adds to its Métiers Rares collection with one …

Jaeger LeCoultre

Socialist Bleakness Illustrated by Marcin Wolski

Eastern Bloc, a set of illustrations by Marcin Wolski portraying the bleakness of eastern socialist times.<p>Marcin Wolski is a young graphic designer …

Stereotypes

Hilarious Short Animation Shows the Random Ways You Can Die in Space

This short animation <i>Death in Space</i> by Thomas Lucas is a collection of two-second scenes that show people dying in space in the most random ways. It’s …

An Alien Spends Human History Underground in This Beautiful Animated Short

What’s a peaceful alien to do on a planet full of people intent on killing each other? Hide. For decades and decades.<p>That’s roughly the idea behind …

Animated Movies

How To Be Happy: 12 Things You Should Do Today

To some, happiness always stays by their side. What makes happiness magical is that it can be anything or nothing.<p>If you know it well, it is …

Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …

Local Experts

Over the weekend, Reddit user bibimbopbop proved just how helpful the good people of the internet can be when she posted that she forgot her passport …

Sports Jackets vs. Blazers vs. Suit Jackets | The Art of Manliness

Sports jackets. Suit jackets. Blazers. Most men use these terms interchangeably, as do many men’s clothing retailers.<p>Because of this, the differences …

Danila Tkachenko – Restricted Areas

“Restricted Areas”, a project by Danila Tkachenko about a utopian strive of humans for technological progress.<p>Danila Tkachenko is a Russian visual …

Facebook secretly makes kickass ASCII art of every picture you upload

Here’s a fun, amazing fact about Facebook: every time you upload a picture, the service is automatically generating an ASCII art version of your photos.<p>All you need to do is grab the link to an image on your page by right clicking on it, then clicking ‘copy image URL.’ Paste that into your address …

Bell & Ross Debuts Its BR-03 Desert Type Watch

Utilitarian.<p>Bell & Ross has released another collection of square-cased desert aviator watches. Inspired by Air Force pilots, the watches are executed with black ceramic cases and a khaki face with matching khaki dials. The options include a two-handed Desert Type, the BR 03-94 chronograph, and the …

15 Safest places to travel in the world

Cape Town - With the many terrorist attacks in 2015 aimed at highly developed western countries, one would think these hotspots would be marked as …

Travel

Ask Ethan: Is Interstellar Travel Possible?

For generations, when we looked out at the distant stars, we could only wonder whether there were planets and the conditions for life-as-we-know-it around them. The past 25 years have brought forth a revolution in planet-finding, with thousands of known, confirmed planets, including many of …

Physics

StikBox is the World’s First iPhone Case with a Built-In Selfie Stick

StikBox is a new iPhone case that’s designed to make your selfie sticks unnecessary: it has a collapsible stick built right into the back.<p>“Why carry …

Provocative in Pink - Adam Holtrop (7 Pics + Exclusive Interview)

Dressed in neon colors that seem to pop off the page, model Lisa Marie Schneider is completely mesmerizing. Photographer Adam Holtrop shoots this beauty in a series he's titled <i>Pink Banana.</i> Playful and provocative with hints of suggestive symbolism, it almost makes us feel like we're getting a …

The Filmomat Automatic Film Developing Machine The Size of a Microwave

Shooting film is a wonderful experience in a lot of ways, but finding a processing lab that’s good, fast, and affordable is getting harder all the …

Microwaves

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

National Parks

The World's Best Destinations for the Solo Traveler

These are the top 12 countries that are well-known to cater to the solo traveler -- due to their safety, popularity among other solo travelers, and overall guaranteed to give you the time of your life.<p>I'm not going to try to convince you that you should travel alone at least once in your life. …

Li-Fi: 100 times faster than Wi-Fi, tests prove

Li-Fi, a super-fast alternative to Wi-Fi, has been proven capable of sending data at up to 1GBps in real-world tests.<p>At that speed, 100-times faster than current Wi-Fi technologies, a high-definition film could be downloaded in a matter of seconds.<p>In a pilot scheme carried of by Estonian start-up …