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This Anime Girl Is The Cutest Way The Internet Is Fighting ISIS

ISIS-chan is here to tell you that knives are for cutting melons, not violence.

Islamic State (ISIS)

Putin Cuddles Cat After Obama Meets Dog, Setting Off Cold War-Style Pet Race

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Russia

School Lunch, Finnish Style - PAPER

In addition to the freaky <b>Quay Brothers retrospective</b>, there's another curiosity at <b>MoMA</b> worth experiencing right now: a typical Finnish school lunch served in <b>Café 2</b> on the second floor. For $18 (ticket includes museum admission) you can have a meal by famed Finnish chef, <b>Petteri Luoto</b>, and sit at a …

14 Finnish Men Who Exist To Make All The Other Men Feel Bad

Voi pojat!<p><b>Update:</b> A previous version of this post said that Jasper Pääkkönen didn't like fishing. I have since learned that he bloody loves it! My bad.

Valtteri Bottas

See How a Finnish Design Firm Is Reimagining Famous Buildings

If you thought making buildings out of wood meant log cabins, think again. This Finnish wood manufacturer wants to take lumber to new heights.<p>Imagine …

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Capturing fleeting moments of Finnish youth

“I try to capture innocence and rage. Anyone who has been a teenager knows it ain’t fun. It’s not a very nice situation,” Jouko Lehtola, the late photographer who captured teens burgeoning on early adulthood as they kissed, danced and discovered the world around them, once said. For over two …

Jackets

Finnish teen convicted for 50,000 computer hacks

A Finnish 17-year-old previously linked to the Lizard Squad hacker group has been convicted of over 50,000 "aggravated computer break-ins."<p>Julius …

Unusual Friendship Between Wolf And Bear Documented By Finnish Photographer

“It’s very unusual to see a bear and a wolf getting on like this” says Finnish photographer Lassi Rautiainen, 56, who took these surprising photos. …

Matt Abrahams: Become a Better Virtual Communicator

An expert on public speaking explains how online technology changes the way we communicate.<p>It seems like we’re all spending more and more time …

Jonathan Bendor: A Toolkit for Solving Problems

Is classic research on decision-making still relevant today?<p>In the middle of the 20th century, the standard recommendation regarding problem solving …

Iván Marinovic: Why Honest Job Appraisals Can Be Bad for Business

Honesty isn't always the best policy when it comes to performance reviews.<p>Almost everybody, with the possible exception of HR executives, seems to …

Poker program Cepheus is unbeatable, claim scientists

Cepheus learned poker by playing over a billion billion hands – more than have been played in the entirety of human history<p>‘Perfect’ online poker bot Cepheus has one flaw: it can’t adapt<p>It may not win every hand it is dealt, but over time, no one can beat Cepheus, a computer program that scientists …

Artificial Intelligence

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The intriguing history of roulette from Europe to Vegas

The history of roulette is full of surprising twists and intrigues. In this article we will start from the origin of the games which have preceded …

The New Metallics: Beds by Piet Hein Eek

Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek–a Remodelista favorite–has collaborated with Dutch eco-bedding line Yumeko to design three handmade beds to complement …

Furniture

26 Movies You Need to Watch Before Decorating Your Home

These sets are so beautiful, they nearly distract you from the plots.<p>If you're thinking about redecorating a space in your home, grab some popcorn, sit down, and watch one of these movies that have sets so pretty, they will instantly spark inspiration.

A Caviar Bar in Finland with a Wintry Palette

Joanna Laajisto refrained from the usual caviar-bar bling in her design for Finlandia Caviar, an 11-seat restaurant and shop in a historic building …

Hillside Home Remodel Overlooking the Ocean in Lima, Peru

With a privileged location overlooking the ocean and bay of Ancón, a district north of Lima, Peru, this Hillside Home by Architect <b>Adriá Noboa</b> offers …

Why All Architects Should Play With Lego

As adults we often curse Lego—especially when we step on it! There is nothing worse than planting your foot down on one of those sharp plastic …

Lego

The world’s most spoken languages in a single beautiful infographic

THERE ARE 7,102 LANGUAGES ON THE PLANET, 23 of which are spoken by 50 million people or more. Alberto Lucas Lopez, a journalist for the South China …

More People Will Have "Lived" in Airbnb This Summer Than in NYC and London Combined

The hosting network expects to have housed more people this summer than the populations of NYC and London put together.<p>Airbnb, the San Francisco–based room-sharing startup (and yes, I know, that's a bit like calling a Ferrari "a four-wheeled mechanical transportation device"), says it put up a …

This is the best route to take for an epic road trip across the US

Thinking about taking a cross-country road trip?<p>Researcher Randy Olson figured out the ideal route around the 48 contiguous states. Olson used a genetic algorithm to calculate the shortest distances between 50 national landmarks.<p><i>Produced by Alex Kuzoian</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Algorithms

The Week in Digital Travel Marketing: Facebook Booking, Ad Blocking and More

Welcome to the first edition of Skift’s digital travel marketing roundup, a weekly roundup of the most important digital marketing trends, marketing …

Digital Advertising

Japan Has Created a Google Street View Just for Cats

It’s positioned for a cat’s height. Really.<p>Google’s most popular mapping features is now available for everyone’s favorite furry felines. Hiroshima’s …

5 Insane Overwater Bungalows You Can Actually Afford

You might not be flush with cash, but that doesn't mean you need to give up on the overwater-bungalow fantasy, because who hasn't dreamed of staying in a cabana stilted over shimmering water, fish cruising below? We combed the world and came up with five stellar stays (like Punta Caracol above) …

Paddleboarding

Here's how the world's top-selling Kentucky Straight Bourbon is made

The corn-based recipe came from Beam's father, a German immigrant.<p>Save for Prohibition, the Jim Beam Stillhouse has been churning out quality bourbon ever since — the company says it sells seven million cases of bourbon globally per year.<p>Today its distillery offers tours of its impressive …

This infographic will teach you how to eat sushi without looking like an idiot

WE HERE IN THE WEST ARE RELATIVELY new to the idea of eating sushi. So it’s understandable that we have no clue what we’re doing when it comes to …