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33 Movies to Watch When Your Brain Is Completely Fried

There's a certain level of tiredness that overcomes all of us in the hours between coming home from work and going to bed. You're beat, sure, but not <i>quite</i> ready to pass out. This...

Entertainment

14 Doctors Who Deserve A Round Of Applause

Without them, we wouldn't have open heart surgery, blood banks, syphilis testing, automatic defibrillators, laser cataract removal, and the list keeps going...

Medicine

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

Echinopsis Cactus Flowers Seem to Explode Like Fireworks | Colossal

<p>Echinopsis cacti have some of the most brilliant flowers of any cactus, with vibrantly colored petals and explosive blooms that look almost like …

These photos Apple's first employees showed us from the company's earliest days are absolutely wonderful

The pair had successfully begun shipping their first computer, a naked circuit board called Apple I. It had neither a keyboard nor a screen, and functioned more as part of a kit that computer hobbyists could build into something more useful, if they knew what they were doing.<p>Two early Apple …

Eight tips on creativity and work from a professional performance artist

1 – Deadlines are your friend<p>Putting pen to paper and coming up with a coherent text has never been an easy task for me, so when invited to participate in a “major book project” and to offer insight and advice to artists starting out in the field, I was flattered but hesitant.<p>Plagued by a horrible …

Creativity

6 Books You Absolutely Can't Miss This May

Because nothing raises your badassery quotient like reading.<p>Real life proved more thrilling than fiction this month, with six non-fiction books beating out the competition as our top picks for May. From the story of the five men who took the civil rights movement to space to the memoir of a doctor …

Books

15 Ideas That Will Make You Reconsider Virtual Reality

What can virtual reality be when you forget about video game cliches? These experimental apps ponder that question.<p>We’ve heard a lot of talk about virtual reality, but what will people actually do with it, other than make a more immersive <i>Call of Duty</i> sequel? Right now, Oculus and Samsung are …

7 Funky Photography Tricks and Ideas to Try Out

Looking for a new photo concept to try your hand at? The Cooperative of Photography just released this short video with 7 different photo tricks and …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Literature

90 Years Of Hollywood Stars, Caricatured By Al Hirschfeld

The legendary illustrator Al Hirschfeld, known as the “Line King,” lived for a century–from 1903 to 2003–and spent the majority of that century drawing pen-and-ink caricatures of Broadway and Hollywood stars. His drawings of the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Sidney Poitier, Ringo Starr, and Julia …

Amazing Examples Of Street Art

The attitude that art should be seen only in galleries is on its way out. This huge collection of creative street art will show you that city is …

Living in: The world’s happiest places

The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.<p>If, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike, what about happy countries?<p>The World Happiness …

European Travel

Splurge or Save: 10 Living Room Essentials for Your New Home

Moving into a new home can be incredibly exciting (hello, housewarming soiree!), but it also comes with its fair share of planning, budgeting and to-do lists. It’s a good rule of thumb to live in your new space for at least two months before making any major purchases. Once you have a feel for your …

Feast Your Eyes: The Top 5 Sales at Art Basel Hong Kong

The results are in: The third edition of Art Basel Hong Kong featured a new, moved-up date and reported strong sales and attendance.<p>This was the first year the fair took place in March instead of May. The new dates translated to the strongest lineup of galleries to date, with 29 galleries …

Hong Kong

Lessons of the world’s most unique supercentenarians

There are a handful of people left on Earth who have been alive in three separate centuries, says Rachel Nuwer. What can they – and those of a similarly extreme age – teach us?<p>Reaching a hundredth birthday is always cause for celebration, but these days there are so many centenarians around that …

Stanford University

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

Sundance 2015 review: The Forbidden Room – Guy Maddin imagines a volcano's dream and the memories of a moustache

I’ve never taken LSD and wandered around a film archive, but I imagine the experience might be similar to The Forbidden Room. Co-directed by Guy Maddin and his young discovery Evan Johnson, The Forbidden Room feels like the entirety of Maddin’s oeuvre collapsing in on itself for a gorgeous, droll …

Moustaches

American Video Artist Bill Viola Has Been Reinventing Reality For The Past 40 Years

“Time makes my art possible,” insists Bill Viola. He defines his art as “sculpting time”, where time is the basic material of film and video as the artist goes about creating events or experiences that will unfold, captured on a strip of tape or celluloid. In his hands, time may be stretched, …

Syracuse University

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

27 Paintings From the Most Famous Space Artist On Earth (And Off)

"The nearest thing to an artist-in-residence from outer space." That's how Isaac Asimov once described Robert T. McCall, the renowned illustrator, …

Space Exploration

Céli Lee, a London-based Chinese Artist

Selected drawings by Chinese-born artist Céli Lee.<p>Today I want to introduce you to some beautiful drawings created by Céli Lee, a Chinese-born artist …

Art

Stunning Traditional Paintings by Eduardo Calzado

Digital painting is a big thing... we get to see it all the time, and it's great because we all love good art, right? But it's always great when we …

Secrets for Drawing the Human Body: Get the Free Guide from Craftsy (Sponsored) - The Fox Is Black

Learn how to draw the human body with lifelike realism. Improve your drawing skills and create incredible works of art when you unlock the secrets to …

Intricacies: A Book of Collaborative Drawings Inspired by Nature | Colossal

<p>Intricacies is a forthcoming book of collaborative illustrations between artists Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller. The black and white drawings of …

Striking Black and White Drawings Illustrate Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

<i>The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm</i> was recently translated by professor Jack Zipes and released as a book featuring the exquisite illustrations of Romanian-born visual artist Andrea Dezs. In much of her work, Dezs uses black and white paper that is delicately cut and layered …

Art

Junko Mizuno has a retrospective coming up at London's Atomica Gallery. Junko was first featured in Hi-Fructose vol. 1, then on the cover of Hi-Fructose Vol. 23. We had to crop this piece because of Facebook's censorship but you can check the whole thing out on our blog: http://hifructose.com/2014/10/06/preview-belle-junko-mizuno-retrospective-at-atomica-gallery/

Topographic Dawn by Mars-1

Witches are abundant in Jessicka Addams, Camille Rose Garcia, Elizabeth Mcgrath and Marion Peck's new show "Black Moon New York". Preview: http://hifructose.com/2014/10/17/preview-new-works-by-jessicka-addams-camille-rose-garcia-elizabeth-mcgrath-marion-peck/