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10 Tiny Apartments Under 38 Square Meters and Their Axonometric Drawings

Finding an efficient configuration for a small apartment is not an easy task. Basic housing programs should be distributed in minimal spaces without …

Apartments

War-torn Sarajevo’s camera kids, then and now – a photo essay

In 1997 photographer Chris Leslie taught basic camera techniques at Sarajevo’s Bjelave orphanage and sent the children off to capture their city. This year he returned to see how their lives had unfolded<p>The children confined to Bjelave orphanage had suffered terribly – both because of the war, and …

Photo Essays

China Abruptly Evicts Galleries in a Beijing Arts District to Make Way for ‘Immediate Demolition’

Art and Law<p>Ai Weiwei helped develop the Caochangdi arts district that's now in peril.<p>,<p>Last week, the Beijing branch of de Sarthe Gallery announced in …

Hong Kong

Pieter Hugo's best photograph: the hyena men of Nigeria

The guys ​always ​had scratch marks everywhere from the baboons – they were always getting into fights with them<p>I first learned about Nigeria’s “hyena men” in 2005, thanks to a picture that had gone viral. The caption said they were debt collectors in Lagos. I knew I had to find them. The country …

Charlie Brown

Why Aren't You Watching These Netflix Hidden Gems Yet?

Remember the feeling of flipping through channels aimlessly, and not landing on anything interesting enough to stop scrolling? Two hundred channels, …

27 Stunning Black and White Photographs That Capture Everyday Life in France in the 1930s and 1940s

Émile Savitry, born Dupont in 1903 in Saïgon was first a painter, but he had “more than meets the eye” as Claude Roy wrote it in 1972. Indeed, he …

Beat the heatwave – these 5 houseplants will actually keep your home cool

In the long run they're inexpensive and environmentally-friendly too!<p><b>Sometimes it feels like no amount of cooling fans or wide open windows will make a hot and stuffy house cooler. But did you know there is actually an i</b><b>nexpensive and environmentally-friendly way to help keep your home cool during</b> …

11 Fearless Dancers Strip Down On NYC Rooftops, And The Result Will Make Your Heart Beat Faster

Inspired by his background, photographer Omar Z. Robles has been capturing the graceful and subtle movements of ballet dancers for over 4 years now. …

Syrian girl pictured using tin cans as prosthetic legs finds hope in Turkey

An 8-year-old Syrian girl pictured moving around a refugee camp on artificial limbs made of plastic tubing and tin cans is to receive medical care in Turkey after her plight was seen around the world.<p>Maya Merhi was born with no legs due to a congenital condition, and up until now has been walking …

Prosthetics

Use this Chrome extension to know if you're reading fake or biased news

Have you ever clicked a link on Facebook, been taken to a site you've never heard of and wondered whether what you were reading was real, fake news or satire? Of course, you have. It's 2018 and the lines between all three are blurred more by the day. Even to a trained eye, some sites require a …

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong | George Monbiot

In arguing for a sunset clause to the Nafta trade agreement, this odious man is exposing the corruption of liberal democracy<p>He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended democracy against its …

Donald Trump

Five myths about the refugee crisis

The cameras have gone – but the suffering endures. Daniel Trilling deconstructs the beliefs that still shape policy and public opinion<p>The refugee crisis that dominated the news in 2015 and 2016 consisted primarily of a sharp rise in the number of people coming to Europe to claim asylum. Arrivals …

Myths

The surreal moment the Guardian destroyed the Snowden files

The prime minister’s deputy national security adviser was punctiliously polite, but firm. We want the computer disks back, he said. We want to do forensics on them. We want to find the trail.<p>It had been almost five weeks since the Guardian’s publication of the Snowden files caused a sensation, …

The secrets of a diary written on castle floorboards

<b>A hidden diary written by a carpenter on the floorboards of a French Alpine chateau provides a rare insight into the private lives of villagers in the late 19th Century, writes Hugh Schofield.</b><p>When the new owners of the chateau of Picomtal decided to renovate the parquet in some of their upstairs …

Beautiful Vintage Ads From Yugoslavia, Some Of The Designs Will Surprise You

In the 1950s and 1960s, some of the most popular Yugoslavian artists were hired to do commercial ads for tourist destinations, their airline company …

3 Plants That Generate Oxygen Even at Night – Get One for Your Bedroom

Plants are awesome and we all love them, right? It has been said that trees and plants are the lungs of the earth. Through a process called …

A Jewish Writer Kept a Secret Diary During the Nazi Occupation of France. It Offers an Important Lesson About History

From June 1940 to January 1944, with Nazi forces occupying France, the Jewish novelist Léon Werth — an unclassifiable writer who had published books …

The Great High School Impostor

What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p><b>Before putting the plot</b> into motion, before the five-year masquerade, before the honors and the scholarships and the arrests and the deportation, before any of that, he rode into town on a …

School Administration

Growing up in the Wild Wild Country cult: ‘You heard people having sex all the time, like baboons’

“My parents said: 'What do you want to do?' And I said: 'I want to go to school and learn things'<p>When Noa Maxwell was four, his bohemian upper-middle-class parents, disillusioned with London, bought a farm in Herefordshire, where they began to live self-sufficiently – harvesting by horse, …

Blond Hair

13 Misused Book Quotes & What They Actually Mean When Read In Context

Whether it's printed on an inspirational sweatshirt or posted in an Instagram caption, no one can resist a good book quote. The only problem is, some …

8 Small-Space-Living Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

As the resident social media manager at the Remodelista sites <i>and</i> a New York City tiny-apartment dweller, it’s no surprise that my Instagram feed is …

Small Spaces

Bless This Designer for Remaking Famous Logos to Teach Us Which Fonts They Use – Adweek

You know the logos, but do you know the fonts?<p>That was the question that clearly obsessed Emanuele Abrate, an Italian graphic designer and educator. …

Netflix vs. Cannes: why they’re fighting, what it means for cinema, and who really loses

The streaming giant won’t be sending its movies to the world’s most prestigious film festival this year, for dubious reasons.<p>The Cannes Film Festival and Netflix are at it again. With less than a month to go before the luminaries start walking the red carpet at the world’s most prestigious film …

Making drama out of the refugee crisis

Films about Europe’s migrant crisis run the risk of being artful and exploitative. Now directors are seeking to redress the balance<p>The release in cinemas next month of young British film-maker Orban Wallace’s <i>Another News Story</i> provides an opportunity to reflect on how documentaries have covered the …

Filmmaking

A Woman Who Went Viral For Being Assaulted During A Protest Is Now Facing Arrest

A young woman was assaulted by police at a protest against sexual harassment. Now those same police are threatening her with arrest — for assaulting them.<p>NEW DELHI — “Tear off her clothes!” the policewoman shouted as several pairs of hands ripped at Sheena Thakur’s blue-and-white cotton shirt. …

Why It’s No Longer Possible for Any Country to Win a War

The last few decades have been the most peaceful era in human history. For the first time ever, fewer people die today from human violence than from …

At 101, a Survivor of Hollywood’s Golden Age Throws Down the Gauntlet

Emailing from the Paris hotel where she lives, Dame Olivia de Havilland sounded defiant, and understandably so. The topic at hand was her lawsuit against the FX network and Ryan Murphy Productions over her portrayal by Catherine Zeta-Jones in last year’s docudrama “Feud: Bette and Joan,” about the …

Hollywood

Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebook—and the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His …

Journalism

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.