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Phree Writing Device

At best, some styluses are pressure-sensitive. At worst, they're just a "dumb" piece of material with a plastic nub on the end. The Phree Writing …

OLEDs

A Historic First: Hamlet Portrayed by a Black Woman!

The Wilma Theater in Center City Philadelphia presented a notable run of Shakespeare’s Hamlet from March 25, 2015 – May 2, 2015. British-African …

Peter Copping on His First Bridal Collection for Oscar de la Renta

“It’s her prerogative to be the center of attention,” says newly appointed Oscar de la Renta designer <b>Peter Copping</b> of the modern bride’s mentality. (As if she needed any encouragement!)<p>Copping stayed true to the house’s elegant and feminine codes for his first bridal show, while incorporating …

Oscar de la Renta

5 reasons unconventional German grocery store Aldi has a huge cult following

The German company has more than 8,000 stores around the world and is rapidly expanding. It's estimated that 90% of Germans shop at Aldi.<p>Aldi has developed a huge cult following, with fans online sharing tips and tricks for how to shop there.<p>Here are a few reasons people love the brand.<p>Groceries at …

40 Hilarious Office Pranks At Places Where You Don’t Want to Work

(Photo: unknown)<p>You may have come into this company on the ground floor, but you’ll rise in the ranks. Or just rise up—say, 4 feet off the ground.<p>A …

Pets

If You’ve Never Seen a Cactus Bloom You Need to Watch This

This is most impressive compilation of blooming cactus timelapses you will see today. Filmed by Greg Krehel, the cactus enthusiast and photographer …

Incredibly Realistic Anatomical Paintings Reveal the Inner Workings of Our Bodies

Artist and recent Pratt Institute graduate Danny Quirk continues to amaze with incredibly realistic anatomical illustrations painted directly on the body. Quirk uses liquid latex, acrylic paint, and Sharpies to expose the intricate inner workings of the human body. Muscles, tissue, organs and more …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

These Girls Look Nothing Alike but Are Actually Biracial Twin Sisters

When you look at photos of Lucy and Maria Aylmer, you might have a hard time believing that they're sisters, let alone twins. But it's true – the 18-year-olds from Gloucester, UK are indeed biracial twins. They are two of the five children born to a Caucasian father and a “half-Jamaican” mother, …

Photo Series Shows What Too Tight Clothing Does to Women's Bodies

Is it really worth all that discomfort?<p>Tugging at bra straps that dig, teetering in strappy high heels, sucking in for our skinny jeans...we get dressed every day thinking that certain discomforts are just a given. But in a powerful new series, photographer Justin Bartels illustrates the very …

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Six Books of the Year for 2014

2014, not a bad year for books, all told. Below you will find a completely arbitrary list of some of 2014's most Interesting, controversial books and a few that I simply found fascinating -- as well as a preview of two gifted new novelists. They make the perfect gift-at Christmas or any time of the …

2014's Award-Winning Books

<i>Originally published on Kirkus</i><p>Recently, Kirkus announced the winning books of the 2014 Kirkus Prize and all three winning writers are receiving $50,000. The publishing industry features a number of prestigious prizes that highlight some excellent books. So if you’re feeling awash in the multitude …

The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors

“Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work,” Jennifer Egan once said. This intersection of reading and writing is both a necessary bi-directional life skill for us mere mortals and a secret of iconic writers’ success, as bespoken by their personal libraries. <b>The Top Ten: Writers</b> …

It Happened To Me: I Told The Majority White Feminist Group On Campus I Didn't Want To Be Their Token Black Girl

<i>“Why are all these people snapping? This is not a poetry reading.”</i><p>I walked into the conference room at our Women’s Center on Campus for the first meeting of SRJ (Students for Reproductive Justice) only to see a sea of White faces staring back at me. I was perplexed. It wasn’t like our campus was …

The 10 Most Collectible Photography Books of All Time

Collectors are willing to pay steep prices for the world's finest photography books. Rare editions from the likes of Robert Frank, Henri …

'Gotham' costume secrets

A huge amount of thought went into fall’s most lavishly costumed new show. Below Fox’s <i>Gotham</i> designer, Lisa Padovani, reveals the inspirations behind …