Salina Chiles

434 Added | 6 Magazines | 3 Likes | 9 Following | 13 Followers | @Salina_Chiles | The 'impact' we leave on this world is best measured in our ability to share our hearts and minds with other people --igniting something inside them: a memory, a cause, a hope, a belief; an action. I only hope mine strikes a mighty blow.          So: Welcome to "me" .... and here goes. 

Inspire New Ideas with the Gift of Flipboard for Creatives

<i>Click here to send the Creatives gift.</i><p>The Gift of Flipboard is a set of 21 gifts we’ll be “uncovering” every day in December on this blog. Each gift is free and highly likely to get the creative juices flowing. In the gift for Creatives, you’ll find a pre-populated mix articles about design from …

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Apple's Swift programming language is now open-source

At WWDC in June, Apple announced it would be open-sourcing its Swift programming language by the end of the year. Well, it's the first week of …

How to gift TV, movies, music, and more in the streaming age

We’re living in a golden age of media. There are more distribution channels for books, music, TV series, and films than at any time in history, and more new media coming out on those channels than ever before. It's only natural that the more we become used to rapid access, freedom of choice, and …

New Albums

Capturing the Magic of Disney (18 photos)

Though we all know that Disney's various theme parks have a magical quality to them, few have been able to capture it like Matt Pasant. As a father and a professional working in sales at a global software company in the US, Pasant is one of those people who doesn't take pictures as his full-time …

Landscape Photography

Developing a Food Vocabulary

Dave Cook, author and photographer behind the blog Eating in Translation, is New York's most intrepid food reporter. He's semi-anonymously walked hundreds of miles and taken thousands of photographs of foods, businesses, and neighborhoods across the New York tristate area. His notes are spread …

Art

How Many Records Can Adele And Justin Bieber Break?

Justin Bieber and Adele are leaving their names all over the record books.<p>Both artists released the best-selling albums of their careers last month …

Justin Bieber

Three Critical Steps For Samsung To Reclaim Smartphone Success

Thanks to the promotion of Dong Jin Koh to run Samsung’s mobile division, there is a rare opportunity to reposition Samsung in the world’s smartphone market. With the South Korean company’s falling profits, reduced sales of flagship devices, and a general feeling of malaise around the mobile …

South Korea

Hidden In Costa Rica's Rain Forest... (15 photos)

It's impossible not to fall in love with this eco-friendly house, hidden on a coastal hillside in Costa Rica. Surrounded by lush greenery, I can only imagine how fresh the air must be. And with a fantastic view overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this home almost seems too good to be true…<p>Designed by …

Costa Rica

Optical Illusion Paintings Framed as Colorful Portals to Another Dimension

Home / ArtOptical Illusion Paintings Framed as Colorful Portals to Another Dimension<p>By Anna Gragert on September 6, 2016<p>Anonymous street artist 1010 has downsized his substantially larger, building-sized murals to form intriguing artwork that you can actually hang in your home. Each one serves as …

Digital Art

The Week in Review: Climate Change on the World Stage

One hundred fifty world leaders met in Paris this week to kick off two weeks of negotiations around climate change at The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC). If a deal is reached, it would be the strongest agreement in history to address greenhouse gas emissions. Negotiators from …

Father Hilariously Shares the Reasons Why His Son is Crying

“I wouldn't let him drink bath water.”<p>Greg Pembroke, a 32-year-old father of two boys under the age of 4, has seen his share of temper tantrums and decided to share his fatherhood experiences through a single topic blog called <i>Reasons My Son is Crying</i>. What began as simply posting pictures on …

Parenting

The Compelling Memoirs You Have To Read

Some call it navel-gazing. We call it too good to put down.<p>As much as we adore fiction, a good memoir really has a huge emotional impact on the …

Books

The Calm, Gentle Rise of Snugglers for Hire

Samantha Hess, a professional cuddler, used to wonder: “Why isn’t there a Starbucks for hugs?”<p>Samantha Hess and Becky Rodrigues are paid to hug people. Cuddlers for hire, they will hold clients close, in a platonic manner, for $60 to $80 an hour. If being held by a stranger doesn’t sound appealing, …

Emotions

Facebook rolls out suicide prevention tools in Australia

Many of us confess more about our feelings on Facebook than we might ever say face-to-face with another person.<p>Recognising it could have a role to …

25 Bone-Chilling Photos of Abandoned Places

<b>Top of the grand stairwell, Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital, 2008</b><p>Though insane asylums, prisons and hospitals wouldn't necessarily be the first places that come to mind when you're thinking about beautiful places to shoot, you might find photographers Ian Ference and Katherine Westerhout there. These …

Abandoned Buildings

Two more hoverboard fires reported in Florida and New Orleans

It looks like the hoverboard explosion we reported on a few days ago wasn't a fluke, as another woman in Boca Raton, Florida has reported a similarly …

24 Gadgets That Will Make Your Morning Coffee Taste Better

Even the most avid of coffee geeks get stuck in a rut. My old glass-walled French press and a grinder I picked up at the hardware store make coffee that is good <i>enough</i>, sure, but at this point I use them out of habit. A few years ago, I tried a real cold brewer from our Shop for the first time and …

20 Gorgeous Black and White Photos by Hedi Slimane

There's no doubt in my mind that Hedi Slimane is in a league of his own. He's credited with revolutionizing men's fashion. He's worked as both a designer and creative director at some of the biggest fashion houses in the world, such as Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, and even designed album …

Hedi Slimane
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The Mario Bros. theme song has actual lyrics - News - Alternative Press

There’s a good chance you are familiar with the theme song to Mario Bros. But did you know it actually has lyrics?<p>It turns out, in 1985, a Japanese …

Retrogaming

Turning Everyday Moments Into Movie Scenes (12 photos)

Photographer Dom Cruz has a knack for taking ordinary street scenes and turning them into movie-like moments. Snapping candid shots of unsuspecting people on the streets, Cruz sees drama and mystery that most of us might miss. What you can appreciate most is that his photos ask you to figure what …

Street Photography

Climate talks enter next phase, toughest decisions ahead

PARIS (Reuters) - Global climate change talks in Paris moved into a new, tougher phase on Saturday as negotiators agreed on a draft accord, albeit one that still leaves hundreds of points of dispute for ministers to resolve next week.<p>While a largely procedural step in the four-year quest for a …

Climate