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This lovely Kickstarter project pairs kids drawings with artists across the world

The Monster Project wants to teach kids about creativity by connecting them with professional artists. The idea behind the Kickstarter campaign is to help children learn that their imaginations are something to be cherished and may even lead to a career – although some of the below drawings raise …

George Lucas

Photorealistic Chinese Party Girls (8 paintings)

Chinese painter He Sen must daydream all day about partying with beautiful women. At first glance, these images look like photographs that were digitally modified, but in reality they're really hand-made paintings. He Sen's young women seem to be caught between childhood and fully fledged adult …

The Arts

A Girl Gets Her Period And Is Banished To The Shed: #15Girls

Kamala B.K. is tiny. She's barely 5 feet tall. A bright red ribbon sets off her dark hair.<p>As she walks past our guesthouse in the village of Thankot, we try to get her to come over and talk to us. But the 14-year-old won't come over to the porch.<p>This story is part of our <b>#15Girls series</b>, profiling …

Kamala

Texas girl has mystery disease where she sneezes 12,000 times a day

Twelve times a day is an excessive amount of sneezing - Doctors have no idea what is causing Katelyn Thornley's constant sneezing<p>Sneezing can sometimes be a welcome relief, but this is not the case for Katelyn Thornley, from Texas, who sneezes around 12,000 times a day.<p>The 12-year-old is in severe …

Christian group predicts the world will be 'annihilated' on Wednesday

Over a week after blood moon doomsday forecasts were proven wrong, eBible Fellowship leader Chris McCann says ‘the world will pass away’ on 7 October

Scientists are working on an “exercise pill” so you never have to work out again

Imagine if, instead of sweating on the treadmill and forcing yourself through repetitive sit-ups, you could have the benefits of exercise without any of the effort. That scenario isn’t a ridiculous fantasy but a serious scientific goal, and researchers have recently published a major breakthrough: …

Exercise

What Francophones hear when the party leaders speak French

<i>The Moment. In this daily feature until Election Day, the</i> <b>National Post</b> <i>captures a telling moment in time from the 2015 campaign trail.</i><p>As Thomas …

Historic photographs transformed into surreal animated GIFs by Nicolas Monterrat

The GIF works of Nicolas Monterrat, who uses vintage photographs as a base for his unsettling, trippy, subtle little animations.<p>[thisiscollosal via …

Surprising List Highlights Places You Might’ve Mispronounced

Without knowing it, you might be pronouncing the names of many famous locales incorrectly. Places like Bangkok, Melbourne, and Colombia all sound much different when spoken by someone from there.Thrillophilia, an online marketplace for tours and activities, compiled a list of of countries, cities, …

National Parks

Articles about you wont believe cozy home inside converted grain silo on Dwell.com - Dwell

Following the advent of modernism, sacred architecture continues to reinvent religious expression.<p>Tucked into the urban grid, a 340-square-foot grain silo becomes an unexpected desert oasis that overcomes several design...<p>An Australian couple build a small cabin retreat in New Zealand for their …

Los Angeles

Graffiti Artist ‘Faust’ Draws Calligraphic Messages on Snow-Covered Cars in New York City | Colossal

<p>For the last few years NYC-based graffiti artist Faust has been putting everyone’s handwriting to shame with these impromptu notes drawn on …

Flat Touchscreens with Physical Buttons that Magically Grow Out of Them

We were excited when we first heard about Tactus Technology, a company that created a way for physical buttons to morph up out of a touchscreen. But …

Grammy Awards 2015: The Complete Winners List

While Sam Smith and Beck dominated the 57th annual Grammy Awards, they were hardly the only winners Sunday night. From Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament (and …

Music

New Beautifully Scripted 3D Calligraphy Illusions by Tolga Girgin

Turkey-based electrical engineer and graphic designer Tolga Girgin puts a unique twist on the art of calligraphy with his beautifully scripted letters that appear three-dimensional. Many of his creations may look like they were crafted from strips of paper that were cut and folded to pop off the …

Typography

Spectacular Illusion Makes Flat Walls Appear to Be a Swirling Vortex

Peter Kogler's geometric patterns transform flat, white walls with illusions of dizzying underground tunnels. The artist's contoured lines that blanket gallery walls employ curves and swoops to make viewers feel as if they've been sucked into a swirling vortex. Some of the designs encompass entire …

Art

Single Dad Went to Beauty School so He Could Learn How to Style His Daughter’s Hair

Colorado dad Greg Wickherst has done a great job taking care of his daughter Izzy since he and Izzy's mother split up over a year ago, but he had no idea what to do when it came to styling the almost-3-year-old's hair. When Izzy's hair grew longer and Wickherst couldn't even do a simple ponytail, …

Barber Disciplines Bad Kids with Hilarious Receding-Hairline

Instead of sending a misbehaving boy to his room, one parent recently sent their child to the barber shop. That's because A-1 Kutz in Georgia is wielding electric clippers and the power of a bad haircut as a disciplinary tool for parents. The shop started humorously advertising free haircuts for …

Barbershops

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

Artist Saves Forgotten Paintings by Adding His Own Hilarious Touch

Artist David Irvine takes existing, unwanted paintings and gives them a second life thanks to his hilarious additions. He calls this <i>Re-Directed Art</i>, and the originals are works that he’s located at thrift stores, yard sales, or even taken from a street curb. Irvine then paints pop culture icons …

Artists’ Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects

Dhaka, Bangladesh-based cartoonist and graphic designers Manik and Ratan have started a fun series where their cartoon characters interact with real life objects. The twin brothers' adorable monsters and men look like they're having the time of their lives, zooming past us in a LEGO car or figuring …

Innovative 3D-Printed Yearbooks Let Blind Students "See" Their Friends

For many people, yearbooks are precious keepsakes that help preserve the memories of old friends and classmates long after graduation. Thanks to advanced 3D printing technology, the agency 3D TEK was able to surprise eight blind students in South Korea with <i>Touchable Yearbooks</i>, lifelike busts that …

South Korea

New Spectacular Moleskine Doodles That Explode with Energy

A lot has changed in a year and a half, or when we last featured the work of Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes. Take a look at his website, called Sketchy Stories, and you'll see a chart filled with logos of the companies he's worked with which include Nike, Ford and Mazda. On Facebook …

Sketching

Animated DIY Card Cleverly Mimics Computer Loading Screen

Instructables contributor goldlego, also known as Calvin Nutter, produced a clever greeting card that mimics the aesthetics of an old computer loading screen. Better yet, it's animated, and as you pull the card from the envelope, the bars appear to “load.” Nutter created a detailed, step-by-step …

Aesthetics

Artist Walks For Hours In Snowshoes To Create Sublime Snow Drawings

Sonja Hinrichsen is a snow artist. It's not her official title -- she conducts a lot of art interventions in nature, and pursues photography and good ol' fashioned ink drawings. But her snow drawings are nestled rightfully at the top of her artist website, revealing what happens when a professional …

Thrill Seekers Suspend a Giant Hammock 400 Feet Above the Desert Floor

During the recently-passed Thanksgiving holiday, a group of BASE jumpers, highliners, and friendly volunteers constructed a large pentagon-shaped hammock and suspended it 400 feet above the Moab desert in Utah. They called it the <i>Mothership Space Net Penthouse</i>, and it majestically hung over the …

The History Of Web Design Explained In 9 GIFs

25 years of web design, summarized in nine unforgettable GIFs.<p>Froont, a San Francisco company that makes tools for web designers, has created nine GIFs that show just how far web design has come in the past 25 years. If you’ve ever wondered why CSS is important, or why Flash died out, these GIFs …

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

Top 10 Breakthrough Artists in 2014

The best of the best! It's that time of year again, time to look back and list the Top 10 Breakthrough Artists of the Year. What does that mean? These are the artists, designer and photographers that took the world by storm. They're the ones who decided to push their creative limit, introducing a …

Top 10