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37 Books To Read To Your Kids, Based On Their Favorite TV Shows

Turn screen time into reading time.

Pictures of the Week 1.29.15

Super Bowl Predictions 2015: Final Score and MVP Pick for Patriots vs. Seahawks

The mark of a great Super Bowl is when it's impossible to make a definitive prediction. This year's showdown between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks has the makings of a classic, with two of the great chess masters in Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll matching wits for the right to be …

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

A supercut of stares in Darren Aronofsky movies

Movies

Bleak Books to Read in January

January is bleak. Cold. Dark. Depressing. Gone are the merry, or mandatory, festivities around fireplaces; the warm glow of either love or alcohol has crystallized into the hard-eyed stare of a sober new year. Embrace it. Here is the time to look inward. Reflect. Drink cocoa and organize the apps …

The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of the Ukulele

The little instrument has gone from being an exotic new trend to the embodiment of kitsch since it arrived on Hawaii 125 years ago, but is currently enjoying a revival.<p>With its chunk-a-chunk sound, whispery nylon strings, and diminutive body, the ukulele is having a moment. Or maybe even a decade. …

Beautiful olde-timey GIF art from the Gif Opera Cabinet

Lovely, evocative animated GIFs from classic source materials.<p>Newly assembled gifs regular uploaded by Gualtiero at The Gif Opera Cabinet. Worth a …

GIF Animations

Super Logo Bowl: The Design History Of The Patriots and Seahawks

Ahead of Super Bowl XLIX, Co.Design looks at the rise of Pat Patriot and Kwakwaka’wakw.<p>On February 1, Super Bowl XLIX (“49” for those of us who don’t quite get Roman numerals) will take place, and over 63,000 fans will converge on the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. Many of those fans …

Graphic Design

Artists Cover A Chinese Street In 13 Tons Of Candy

Graphic artists Craig & Karl have created the world’s sweetest street: in celebration of the Chinese New Year February 19, they’ve covered Chengdu Street, in the capital of Sichuan province in Southern China, with 13 tons of candy.<p>The 14,000-square-foot candy carpet blooms with sugary images of …

Chinese New Year

Mia Khalifa-Drake Instagram Picture Rumors: Celebrity Sent Porn Star 'Cringeworthy' IG Photo

Pornhub’s reigning queen Mia Khalifa and Rihanna’s ex-boyfriend Drake might have a little scandal on their hands. Khalifa became a worldwide …

Facebook Was The One Network People Used Less In 2014

There’s no question that Facebook is the world’s biggest social network and will probably continue to be for some time.<p>But the way we use Facebook is changing: gradually, it’s becoming a far more passive hub for our online social interactions.<p>A new comprehensive survey shows that out of the eight …

Five New Apps Challenging Facebook and Twitter for Content Discovery

Where do you go to find new content, whether it’s for entertainment (hello, memes), meaningful information that helps you understand a topic better, or just easy-to-digest news nuggets that make you sound hipper at happy hour? For most people, the go-to platforms are Facebook and Twitter—but that …

Facebook and Instagram outage caused by an internal change, not hackers

Hipchat and Tinder also affected<p>Facebook and Instagram were both taken offline this morning around 1AM ET, with a Facebook spokesperson telling <i>The Verge</i> that this was "not the result of a third party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems." …

No, Lizard Squad Was Not Responsible For Facebook Outage

Contrary to suggestions hacker group Lizard Squad took out Facebook, there was almost certainly no attack on the social network and its photo sharing property Instagram, which both went down late last night. According to a source with knowledge of the matter, the downtime was the result of a …

Facebook is rethinking how it tracks ads

Facebook announced a way to track ad performance on Tuesday that the company says is more accurate than the standard "click-through rate."<p>Advertisers …

Social Media

Facebook Kitties: How Wickr Plans To Hide Encrypted Photos In Plain Sight On Facebook

Imagine if the endless cat photos on your Facebook newsfeed weren’t just the product of shutter-happy pet owners but instead were being used to pass on hidden messages. Sound like a spy novel? It’s becoming reality thanks to a new feature from encrypted messaging app Wickr.<p>On Tuesday, Wickr …

France wants to make Google and Facebook accountable for hate speech

President Francois Hollande will present a draft law next month<p>The French government announced today a plan to hold web companies accountable for any extremist messages they may host, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports. French president Francois Hollande wants to introduce a law that would make companies like Google …

Hey Instagram, can we talk about your still-missing iPad app?

I've been using Instagram for a long time. I almost always post my photos to Instagram and then share from there to Facebook and Twitter. I use it …

Someone just hijacked Taylor Swift's Twitter and Instagram accounts

Taylor Swift's Twitter account was broken into this afternoon, with her profile tweeting out to over 51 million fans that they should follow someone who claims to be the "leader" of Lizard Squad — the hacking group that's ostensibly behind this attack. Swift has the fourth largest account on …

Study Finds that Professionally Captured Photos Are More Memorable Than Amateur Ones

The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) recently conducted a study that compares public perception of professional photographs versus …

Photography

17 Lessons Henri Cartier-Bresson Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<i>As this article is very long, I recommend reading this by saving it to Pocket or Instapaper. All photos in this article are copyrighted by Henri</i> …

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