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16 creative jewelry brands millennials will adore

In spite of what the jewelry commercials claim, not "every kiss begins with Kay."<p>In fact, if you're looking for genuine affection when gift-giving …

To Lose Weight, Stop Trying

A Princeton neuroscientist says he lost 50 pounds in a few months. His technique? Expending no effort whatsoever.<p><i>Aeon</i> has an intriguing new essay by …

Confined, isolated, killed: Primates used for secret ‘Frankenstein-like’ studies in Sydney

Hundreds of monkeys have been sent to Australia for what seem to be dubious medical experiments that raise “serious ethical questions,” the local …

How Our Brains Turn Women Into Objects

Recent reports of a mountain lion or cougar stalking the campus of the University of Iowa prompted campus jokesters to tweet their surprise that …

Photography

Pinterest Predicts We'll Be Wearing These 9 Beauty Trends in 2016

Pinterest, the social media site where we all inexplicably spend hours looking at chili recipes we'll never actually make, has released its Top 100 board of trend predictions across all style and life categories for 2016, based on popular topics, picks from the most influential pinners, and ideas …

Heartwarming Photos of the Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the …

Pets

Street Portraits Document the Unique Style of a Fashionable Homeless Man

Ukrainian photographer Yurko Dyachyshyn's series <i>Slavik's Fashion</i> documents the daily sartorial choices of Slavik, a 55-year-old homeless man living in the city of Lviv. Although Slavik's wardrobe is made up of worn pieces pulled from city trash bins and homeless aid centers, his unique, …

Homelessness

Dancers Among Us, Part II (18 photos)

Now featured on everywhere from NBC to blog and magazines around the world, <i>Dancers Among Us</i>, by photographer Jordan Matter, constantly reaches new heights. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, Matter shoots top NYC dancers in places around the city, including an Apple store, Grand Central …

Grand Central Station

Photographer Travels the World to Capture the Diversity of Beauty in 37 Different Countries

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc is on a mission to capture portraits of women from every country in the world in order to shed light on the beauty that exists everywhere. A little over two years ago, at the age of 27, Noroc quit her job, withdrew all her life savings, and embarked on an …

South America

Photographer Captures Enchanting Snapshots of Himself Feeding Wild Animals

Finland-based photographer Konsta Punkka has an extraordinary gift with animals, as can be seen from his close interactions with wildlife captured on camera. The 21-year-old self-described “squirrel whisperer” uses his iPhone and DSLR to capture enchanting snapshots of woodland creatures from an …

Photography

Riding the subway in Seoul showed me how far behind New York is

As someone who lived in New York City for over a decade, I've relied heavily on the subway system there. But as much as I appreciate the MTA, it's not the most sophisticated or technologically advanced service in the world. A recent trip to South Korea made me realize that it may be time for NYC's …

Driverless Cars

Forget 'Sit down!' Students now standing up to learn

<b>(CNN) —</b> Juliet Starrett and her husband were running the sack race at their children's school field day when they noticed something was wrong -- the kids couldn't get into the sacks.<p>"A lot of kids at our school literally lacked the hip range motion to get into the sack and then were having …

Ergonomics

Beijing Looks Like A Climate Horror Movie Right Now

You have to see it to believe it.<p>Beijing's air pollution has engulfed the famous landmarks of the Chinese city in clouds of smog, shut down outdoor activities and prompted the government to issue its first-ever "red alert" for pollution on Monday. Photos of the city look like something out of a …

How A Logo’s Color Shapes Consumers’ Opinion Of A Brand

A new study on the ethical implications of logo colors suggests that the blue might be “greener” than green when it comes to branding.<p>We live in a time of rampant greenwashing. Ever since companies realized that eco-friendliness can lure consumers, they’ve gone out of their way to market themselves …

New Vertical Cabin Design Stacks Passengers to Increase Room in Economy

A patent filed by Airbus this year, which considered using vertical space in the cabin to make more room for passengers, was not universally well …

Photographer Captures the Mesmerizing Spirit of Adorably Wise Owls

Owls are known around the world as a symbol of wisdom and beauty, which Thai photographer Sasi Smith intuitively captures in his mesmerizing photographs. Smith is an experienced cameraman who focuses mainly on parrots, but he also has a vast collection of owl images that are both adorable and …

Nature Photography

Flintstones-Inspired Stone House (2 pics + video)

Here at theMET, we feature a lot of modern architecture. The Stone House in Portugal is the furthest thing from that… Inspired by the Flintstones, this odd house was constructed between two giant stones on the hillside of Fafe Mountains in Portugal. Like most contemporary homes, it has a front …

Architecture

Men are not from Mars and women are not from Venus, new study suggests

Most brains have a mixture of 'male' and 'female' traits, research by scientists at Tel Aviv university finds<p>It has long been an accepted mantra that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.<p>But if you look at the overall structure of the brain, they are generally the same, a new study …

The Brain

Los Angeles Photographer Discovers Skid Row’s Most Fashionable Residents

For <i>The Swagabonds</i>, Los Angeles-based photographer Géraldine Freyeisen chronicles the diverse and ingenious street fashions sported by Skid Row …

Fantastical plants bloom and dance in Hideki Inaba's video for Beatsofreen

<b>Music:</b> Japanese animator Hideki Inaba has designed an imaginary ocean world of plants and squid-like creatures for the video of Beatsofreen track …

STOCK – Store Branding by Studio Newwork

Store and retail branding, packaging design, and e-commerce web design by Studio Newwork for STOCK.<p>Established in 2011 in the heart of New York City, …

Graphic Design

Joe Doucet encourages westerners to drink sake with SŌTŌ bottle design

New York designer Joe Doucet created the packaging and branding for a new brand of sake, including a dimpled glass bottle designed to represent the …

"Nomadic Furniture:" DIY Designs from the 1970s

The designs and principles from the groundbreaking book are still relevant<p>In 1971 Victor Papanek wrote his seminal <i>Design for the Real World</i>, a book …

Furniture

Colombian Bookstore's Design Changes as You Explore Its Interior

As visitors move through the Colombia-based 9 Bookstore and Caf, they will find themselves traversing through several, exploration-worthy environments. There are the bookcases that mimic castle libraries as they spectacularly stretch up to touch the ceiling and, on the ground floor, there's a wall …

Books

Daily Inspiration #2211

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …