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Comics

22 Delicious Food Reasons That Prove Brazilians Are Better At Life

There's this beautiful country in South America called Brazil -- maybe you've heard of it. Well, if you haven't, here's a secret: It has the best food (and people) in the world.<p>Prove it, you say? Okay. Here's everything you need to know about Brazilians' heavenly cuisine.

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Burj Al Arab

Harley Softail Slim by Rough Crafts

The Harley Softail Slim has two points in its favor: it’s a simple bobber-style bike with a vintage vibe, and it has a super-low seat height of less than 24 inches. It’s basically a Fat Boy with the fat trimmed off, and there’s ample grunt from a 103ci (1688cc) Big Twin motor.<p>This makes it the …

Motorcycles

The Garbage Man

Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.<p>In December 2001, American environmental activist Jim Puckett traveled to the town of Guiyu in southeast China to look for old computers. He’d learned that electronic waste from the West was finding its way to Guiyu, and the …

Everything You Need to Know About Juicing at Home

The founder of Juice Generation spills his secrets.<p>Whether it's bottled on a Whole Foods shelf or squeezed on the spot in a wheatgrass-filled storefront, a fancy juice can set you back six dollars or more in most markets, making even your Starbucks addiction look cheap in comparison. Couple that …

Guy builds insane 12-rotor Wankel engine in his garage

It doesn't matter what kind of motor you've put together in your garage. This guy wins.<p>How many rotors is too many rotors? If you're Tyson Garvin, the number is somewhere north of 12. Garvin is an endurance powerboat racer who has twice set the record for the run from New York City to Bermuda, and …

A Slick Hinge from Germany, and Some Awesome Toolbox Designs from Brazil

When Gregor Bruhn moved his cabinet- and furniture-making business <i>Hand Werk</i> from Germany to Canada, he brought with him tens of thousands of Euros' …

I'm Flying to Europe for $300 and You Can Too -- It's Pissing Some People Off

The rumors are true. You can get from North America to Europe (or vice versa) for under $600 round trip! Or for $300, one way, including taxes.<p>This isn't some travel writer/blogger exclusive. Acclaimed as a new airline, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA has been around for over 10 years, but recently …

Former Taxi Driver's Candid Shots of New York Over Three Decades

New York photographer Matt Weber has been pursuing his fascination with the Big Apple for more than three decades. For six years he worked as a taxi cab driver and witnessed the city from a unique perspective. Eventually, he stepped out of his cab and ventured into the streets to pursue his true …

Street Photography

The Best Way To Make Ravioli

Craft the freshest pasta possible—and even have some fun doing it<p>As part of an ill-fated date night last year, I had suggested to my girlfriend Meghan that we make pumpkin ravioli. How cute, right? The night was hell.<p>First, we made dough on the dining room table, where pieces of the stuff still …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Income Inequality

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is …

Glowing Life-Sized Skull is Handcarved from a Colorful Geode

Gemstone crafter Skullis hand-carved this glowing life-sized skull entirely out of microscopic crystals with colorful bands of blues and purples that run throughout it. Just below its smooth and soft surface, the skull's open top reveals a cluster of multifaceted crystals that lie beneath.<p>In …

Decorations

Vans Collaborates With The Beatles 'Yellow Submarine' on First-Ever Footwear Capsule

Pharrell's hat may have gotten most of the fashion attention at last night's Grammy Awards, but there was another major style coup waiting in the wings: a new collaboration between The Beatles and Vans. A nice addendum to Paul and Ringo's Grammy performance, don't you think?<p>Created to mark the 50th …

Shibori, Ancient Japanese Dying Technique, Gets New Look

<b>NEW YORK, United States —</b> From tablecloths to duvet covers, iPhone cases to wallpaper and startling calf-skin wall hangings, the ancient Japanese …

How to Pronounce Designer Names 101

Bazaar's A-Z cheat sheet to help you tackle Moschino, Hermes, Miu Miu and more. Plus, see round two.<p>Ever found yourself stuck for words when trying to pronounce some of the trickier names in the fashion lexicon? Us too. And, we figured, if we find it hard, then pity the poor woman who has a normal …

Issey Miyake

Duncan Hellmers' Nixie-Tube-Based Blub Clock

[<i>Editor's Note: This post has been edited to reflect a comment regarding the physical nature of nixie tubes.</i>]<p>In this age of digital displays, it's …

The invention of the military-industrial complex

Once upon a time, the military had a limited role in society. Then came an invention that changed everything<p>Until the 1860s, the word <i>torpedo</i> did not mean what it means today. It referred to either floating bombs that would now be known as mines (such as those supposedly damned by Admiral David …

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Earl’s Court House Interior by Studio MacLean

Located in an area called Kenway Village, in Earls Court, London, this three-storey 18th century cottage with a blacksmiths workshop attached to the …

Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses for Photographing Couples

Posing Guide for Photographing Couples: Couple photography is about connection, interaction and feelings between two people. Here are some poses to …

Photography

Visually Dramatic Series of Vertical Panoramic Shots of Churches

Richard Silver achieves the absolutely sublime in his spectacular pictures of churches that show entrance to altar all in one sweeping image. Just as …

Landscape Photography

3 pieces of advice I’d give my 18-year-old self if I could

<i>Once upon a time…</i><p>At 3:45pm Friday afternoon, the corner of Fermor and St. Mary’s was a busy place. The intersection is dominated by Glenlawn …

Entrepreneurship

Visiting the Caucasus: Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan

Arriving in the Republic of Georgia for the first time, I was greeted warmly, "<i>America! Welcome! You are always welcome in Georgia!</i>" One night later, I was on an overnight train from Batumi to the capital, Tbilisi, drinking cognac with three Georgians and toasting to International Women's Day. …

How people party in Los Angeles (and why you can’t hang)

Los Angeles is good at a lot of things. Basketball, for example. Not raining. Advertising on billboards how natural your big new fake tits will look …

Katy Perry

A Taste of Babylon

“Actually—I just finished high school!” explained the boy behind the counter.<p>He was tall, and young—only 19 years old, standing alone in the shaded stone farm building with shelves of wine bottles that shone, gold, pink, and red.<p>He wanted to call in one of the wine experts, someone who knew “more …

South Africa

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Parenting