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25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Stack Overflow

Star Wars Cosplayers Pose with Adorable Shelter Animals to Promote Adoption

On May 4th, members of a Canadian costuming group decided to celebrate Star Wars Day by volunteering for a special photoshoot. The members of the 501st Legion: Capital City Garrison frequently volunteer their time for local charity events, but this was their first time working one-on-one with cute, …

Cute

Metallic Flash Tattoos Are Set to Become a Gorgeous Summer Beauty Trend

With summer fast approaching, a new beauty craze is inspiring trendsetters everywhere to experiment with their seasonal looks. Flash tattoos are a jewelry-inspired design that can make an unexpected statement on any part of the body. The unique pieces naturally last for up to six days, but can be …

Beauty

Scratch-Off World Map is a Unique Way to Document Your Travels

If you fancy yourself a world traveler, then the Art. Lebedev Studio has the atlas for you. They created the <i>I Was Here</i> scratch-off world map as a unique way to track the places you've been. The poster-sized product is printed with every country hidden underneath a layer of silver paint. Simply use …

Travel

Intricate Stitched Portraits of People by Maria E. Pieres

Colombia-born Los Angeles-based artist Maria E. Pieres uses traditional needlepoint to create intricate works of modern art. Her portraits of people are comprised of detailed stitch patterns. Each of her subjects, which range from close friends to new acquaintances, sat for the artist as she …

Sewing

Tens of Thousands of Nude Bodies Form a Floating Feather

All is not what it seems in this fascinating new work by artist Angelo Musco. Called <i>P1 (Aves)</i>, at first glance it looks like a digital photo of a floating feather but upon closer inspection you'll notice that the feather is made up of tens of thousands of nude bodies. Musco created this image by …

Illustration

Dad Turns Star Wars' Millennium Falcon Cockpit Into Awesome Bed for His Son

Designer Edward McGowan of PlainJoe Studios recently shared a photo of a Star Wars-themed bedroom that's built for kids but will undoubtedly have adults wanting to live in it, too. His brother Peter McGowan, an architect and interior designer, built it for his son. The room's centerpiece is the …

Millennium Falcon

Redesigned Women's Bathroom Sign Breaks Old Stereotypes to Become Empowering

The <i>It Was Never a Dress</i> campaign is not only taking social media by storm, it is also changing the way we view the traditional women's bathroom sign. We see that the men's figure wears pants and the women's symbol wears a dress, but what if it was never meant to be a dress in the first place? …

Entrepreneurship

Incredible Double Exposures Merge Wondrous Wild Animals with Stunning Scenery

When Norwegian artist Andreas Lie digitally merges two unique photographs, he is able to create stunning works of art. Lie designs his creations with a double exposure that places captivating scenes from nature within the bodies of wild animals. While the images are brilliantly surreal, they also …

Photography

Animal Tattoos Obscured with Colorful Glitches by Lesha Lauz

Russian artist Lesha Lauz, aka Alexey, creates colorful tattoos that are fit for our digital age. He combines vibrantly-hued animals and obscures parts of their portraits with pixels. The permanent body art is reminiscent of when an image doesn't load correctly, and it's something we're probably …

Digital Art

Wedding Photography Trend: Dreamy Double Exposures of Couples in Love

Lately, we've seen a rise in wedding photos that have a beautifully artistic feeling. Double exposures (or multiple exposures) have become a hot trend, as both wedding publication The Knot and blog Bridal Musings have stated. In PDN's newest photo contest, called Top Knots, you can also see a few …

Weddings

Dry Dog Wet Dog by Serena Hodson

We all look a little different when we're coming out of a bath or shower, but that's nothing compared to these dogs! Pet photographer Serena Hodson (or Serenah) just sent us her latest project, called <i>Dry Dog Wet Dog</i>, and it's right at the intersection of adorable and funny. Though pretty …

Pets
Pets

3 Feel-Good Moves to Blast Cellulite

Say goodbye to dimpling with these easy exercises.<p>Dimples on your cheeks are cute. But dimples on your butt cheeks—not so much. Sadly, cellulite spares few women. By some estimates, 98 percent of us develop these stubborn lumps and bumps in unfortunate places like our tummies and thighs. Recent …

Do These 5 Moves to Lose Those Saddlebags

So get this: Saddlebags aren’t really saddlebags. I know, I know—one more fitness thing that's confusing. The truth, though, is that there's no body part called the saddlebag, and saddlebags aren’t simply fat that is attached to the side of your thigh. "Saddlebags" are an optical illusion, an …

State-of-the-Art Helicopter Has an Incredibly Luxurious Interior

If you had never imagined a helicopter being all that luxurious, think again. The <i>Bell 525 Relentless</i> is now in development and will feature a variety of gorgeous interiors that are commonly found aboard private jets. It'll have a customizable 88-square-foot cabin that boasts over-sized swivel …

Aerospace

Ring, Ring! Dial Up to Get Flipboard Delivered to Your Ear

With Flipboard already on mobile, the Web and (soon) the Watch, what’s next? Today, we’re excited to reveal the final frontier: the FlipPhone. Now you can call 1-248-206-FLIP to get your personal magazine read to you over the phone.<p>Finally, there’s a safe way to use Flipboard while you’re driving …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

Seattle Artist Creates Beautiful Collages with Flowers and Plants

Using a vivid imagination and a sharp eye for gathering plants, Bridget Beth Collins turns relics of nature into beautifully lush collages that form delightfully whimsical scenes. The Pacific Northwest artist forages materials for her pictures from the area surrounding her Seattle home and arranges …

Modern Art

Amazing Penthouse Located at the Top of a Historic Ski Jump in Norway

This historic ski jump will soon be helping overnight guests reach new heights with an amazing, renovated penthouse apartment that is suspended 200 feet in the air. The lofty living space at the top of the Holmenkollen competitive arena in Norway was formerly a waiting room for competitors of the …

Amazing

Hammock Table is the Perfect Resting Place for Your Cat

Simple and elegant in form, the Hammock table is made of only three materials – rattan, glass and stainless steel. The beauty lies in the way the way the weaved rattan rests, right below the glass table top. Though you could display a number of items on the shelf, like magazines, decorations or …

Furniture

Family of Crafters Crochet Adorably Tiny Animals That Fit on Your Fingers

Su Ami is a family of five crafters living in Vietnam, and together they create adorable miniature animals that'll fit on your finger tips. They run an Etsy shop under the same name and stock it with sweet creatures of all kinds – both real and imaginary. Tiny turtles, whales, owls, and unicorns …

Yarn

Painted Body Art Masterfully Cloaks People in Scenic Views

We recently marveled over Natalie Fletcher's mind-bending body art, and we're equally as impressed by her other nature-inspired paintings on people. Fletcher lives in Oregon, a state known for its organic beauty that's found in the mountains and coastline. She's translated these idyllic settings …

Body Art

Fascinating Photos of Reindeer People Living in Mongolia

After living in Nepal and exploring Tibet and the Himalayas for more than a decade, photographer Hamid Sardar-Afkhami decided he would travel to outer Mongolia to document the nomadic tribes and their unique way of life. A scholar of Tibetan and Mongol languages who received his Ph.D. from Harvard …

Reindeer

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Inspiration

Adorable Baby Chameleons are Small Enough to Sit on Finger Tips

If you think that kittens and puppies are cute, wait till you get a load of these baby chameleons! The Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, recently welcomed more than 20 newborns to their family. Each of the reptiles is about two inches long, and they're so small that they comfortably rest on …

Cute

9 Photos That Show How Media Really Affects Women's Body Image

One woman and her friends made a bold statement about the way society views the female body.<p>"So my friends and I put on a photoshoot a few months back, this became the result," Reddit user nerdygypsy posted yesterday. "We were trying to more or less expose the ridiculousness involved in …

Women's Fashion

Fantastic 3D Drawings Pop Off the Page by Alessandro Diddi

Italian artist Alessandro Diddi uses his creative talents to draw mind-bending illusions. The playful anamorphic works trick our eye into thinking that his pencil renderings have come to life. A firm handshake, a bird spreading its wings, and a fire-breathing dragon all pop-off the pages of Diddi's …

Art

Perfectly Symmetrical Spheres Made From Hundreds of River Stones

These geometric, nature-inspired spheres made from hundreds of smooth river stones look like they belong on the grounds of a palace. The stunning garden centerpieces combine sophisticated symmetry with the shiny-yet-natural look of the stones, making them enchanting additions to manicured gardens …

Landscaping

Eco-Friendly Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones into Trees

Instead of the typical coffin burial, Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel developed an eco-friendly alternative. It's called <i>Capsula Mundi</i>, and it uses egg-shaped pods that hold a deceased human body for burial. Each capsule will turn into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of the …

Gardening