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Top 10 Best Anime Series to Watch Before You Die

<b>Anime has been around for quite some time, especially the best anime series is fast gaining popularity among people from Europe and America.</b><p>The main …

Street Artist and City Worker Spend a Year Having a Fun Graffiti Conversation

On his way to work in the morning, street artist Mobstr would cycle past an average, graffiti-covered red wall in London. For years, he noticed that a city worker would paint over the graffiti with red paint, when it was below a certain line. For any graffiti above this predetermined line, the …

Graffiti

8 experiences you should try on Google Cardboard right now

Anime's Great Deception – The Difference Between Anime and Cartoons

Even as a child, I sensed something different about cartoons like <i>Robotech</i> and <i>Voltron</i>. Compared to other shows, they struck me as serious, dramatic …

Animation

Inside: “Art of the Italian Two Wheel” – A Collection of Never-Before-Seen Bikes

When it comes to vehicles, the Italians have always had an eye for performance that’s infused with a style that suggests it. Never was this more …

Impressively Realistic Batman Cosplay Costume Shoots Real Fireballs

<b>Cosplayer Julian Checkley</b> has created an impressive Batman costume inspired by the <i>Arkham Origins</i> video game.<p><b>The costume</b> features armor parts that are …

28 Animes To Watch If You've Never Seen Anime

If you've been looking for an introduction to anime, these are your way in.

Batman Cosplay Is Out Of Control

Julian Checkley is one of the best Star Wars cosplayers on the planet. He is also, as luck would have it, one of the best Batman cosplayers on the …

Shatotto Creates Another Astonishing Edifice of Concrete and Water

As in their Concrete House of Green Water, here SHATOTTO Architects are working just with concrete and water to create another stunner – this one in …

Landscaping

Abandoned Fishing Village in China Reclaimed by Nature

In the mouth of the Yangtze River off the eastern coast of China, a small island holds a secret haven lost to the forces of time and nature–an abandoned fishing village swallowed by dense layers of ivy slowly creeping over every brick and path. Houtou Wan Village is located on Gouqi Island, which …

China

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Reddit

South African mercenaries' secret war on Boko Haram

Mercenaries from South Africa have proved quietly decisive in helping the Nigerian military turn around its campaign against Boko Haram, writes Colin Freeman in Abuja<p>With their roots in <b>South Africa</b> apartheid-era security forces, they do not fit the standard image of an army of liberation. But after …

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course

How one of Google’s original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.<p>In 2006, Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan decided he no longer wanted to feel like a cog in the great machine, and set out to create a program that would train people to be more …

Beautiful Watercolor Paintings of Architecture by Thomas W. Schaller

Though he was raised on a farm in the Midwest, Thomas W. Schaller spent the majority of his life in Manhattan where he worked as a commercial architectural artist. Today, however, he works for himself, as a watercolor painter based in Los Angeles. Schaller made the jump to a different profession …

Art

Loving Magpie Becomes Permanent Family Member After Being Rescued Years Ago

When the Bloom family took an abandoned baby magpie under their wing over a year ago, they had no idea the chick would become a loving, permanent member of their clan in Sydney, Australia. The bird–named Penguin because of her coloring–was only a few weeks old when she was found on the ground near …

Birds

4 Animated GIFs That Reveal The Secret To Great UX Testing

All designers should use these techniques to test their designs.<p>Great designs don’t just fall out of a designer’s brain. More often than not, they’re the result of rigorous testing, using a nebulous mix of scientific and not-so-scientific techniques. But if you’re not sure what the difference …

How To Change User Habits With Interaction Design

As Duhigg suggests, here’s a simple framework for designing new habits:<p>Find the cue and the reward<br>• Don’t modify the cue or reward. Create a new routine.<p>For example, let’s look at Groupon as an example. Before the company came along, if users saw a product they liked (cue), they would need to scour …

Industrial Design Ring House is Pure Zen

The Ring House & Atelier, by Marwan Zgheib, was the Platinum A’ Design Award Winner in the Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category for …

Architecture

Giants beat Royals in Game 7 for third World Series title in five years

They made a mockery out of the home-field advantage. They finished six games out of first place. Their best player was missing in action during the World Series.<p>Yeah, all that and $8 will get you a bunch of garlic fries at AT&T Park — the home of the World Series champions, for the third time in …

Baseball