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8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

The year’s most breathtaking travel destinations, from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

With over 23 million Instagram posts already hashtagged #vacation, competition is increasingly fierce for most photogenic holiday background. Those looking for a little inspiration might consider checking out the latest batch of travel photo submissions from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler …

Travel Photography

Striking Street Photos Capture the Vibrant Culture of Harlem in the 1970s

In the summer of 1970, French photographer Jack Garofalo (1923-2004) spent six weeks in Harlem, NYC shooting a series of photos for the cover story of <i>Paris Match</i> magazine. His candid street shots document the vibrant sights and culture of Harlem, focusing primarily on the predominantly black …

Photography

Breathtaking Aerial Panoramas Show the World Like You've Never Seen Before

Ready to see the world like you've never seen it before? AirPano, a not-for-profit company that focuses on high-resolution panoramic shots, has traveled to over 230 breathtaking locations on our planet, giving us the most incredible aerial views of this earth. While they're known for their 360 …

Rio De Janeiro

Music lessons meet Guitar Hero with the new Jellynote learning app

The goal of learning a new instrument is the sort of bucket list item that all too often stays in said bucket. Maybe you bought a guitar a while back …

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Photography

Hilarious ‘Also Shot on iPhone 6’ posters slime Apple’s shiny facade

You just knew that when Apple announced its new “Shot on iPhone” ad campaign — crowdsourced from the millions of photos shot by regular iPhone owners each year, and displayed on billboards and bus stops around the world — it wouldn’t take long for someone to parody it.<p>Well, that day has come, …

Mobile Technology

Father Offers Wisdom to His Kids Through Powerful Double

Florida-based photographer Brandon Kidwell uses his artistic skills as a powerful way to give valuable advice to his kids. In a series titled <i>Wisdom For My Children, Life Lessons Through Photos</i>, he creates double-exposure images that convey different teachings. It's a personal project that took form …

Photography

US teacher who screened sexually explicit horror film jailed

A US substitute teacher who screened a sexually explicit horror film to teenage students has been jailed for 30 days.<p>Sheila Kearns, of Columbus, Ohio, showed The ABCs of Death to children as young as 14 in five Spanish classes, despite its graphic content. The horror film is a collection of 26 …

Horror

New Book: Sweet Portraits of Mothers with Their One-Day-Old Babies

We've followed photographer Jenny Lewis' series <i>One Day Young</i> for the past few years, showing you beautiful portraits of mothers with their newborn babies. Taken within 24 hours of their birth, the portraits show babies who have just emerged from the womb, with their caring mothers holding them in a …

Photography

Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone’s Camera Is Awesome

BART Train toward San Francisco<br>Klodjana Dervishi<p>1 of 15<p>Apple is turning the spotlight on its users in a new international ad campaign that will see …

San Francisco

Apple’s massive cash hoard makes it richer than 141 countries

It’s hard to truly understand Apple’s astronomical size until you put things into context. With $178 billion in cash as of last quarter, you can start easily comparing the company to the gross domestic product (GDP) of large countries.<p>In fact, Apple would be the world’s 55th richest country right …

Typography Mania #275

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around once a week with the best of Typography design submitted by our users at …

The 20 Most Romantic Movies on Netflix Streaming

Why go out on Valentine's Day?<p>Instead of dealing with crowded, overpriced restaurants, you and your honey can just stay in and stream your favorite romantic movies like "Moonstruck," "An Affair to Remember," "Pretty in Pink," or "Dirty Dancing" on Netflix. Or, if you're flying solo, your date can …

Entertainment

The Invisible Woman: A Conversation With Björk

With each album she makes, Björk immerses us in a fantastical universe of her own design. Now, on <i>Vulnicura</i>, she’s letting us in to <i>her</i> world—though it is not necessarily one of her own choosing. The album outlines the dissolution of Björk’s relationship with her longtime partner, the artist Matthew …

Mary J. Blige

The Most Creative 404 Error Pages On The Web

But not always. Some companies use their 404 pages to have a bit of fun.<p>We browsed through the blog FourZeroFour to round up some of the best 404 pages on the web.

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

High Blood Pressure

Jony Ive was ‘tormented’ with jealousy over Yahoo’s beautiful weather app

One of the first projects Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer oversaw as CEO was the Yahoo Weather app. The app was so well received that it even ended up receiving a coveted Apple Design Award in 2013.<p>Apple also redesigned its stock Weather app to look just like it in iOS 7.<p>It turns out that it wasn’t a …

Apps

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

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Architizer

Interior design ideas: keep it simple - in pictures

An interiors stylist who uses plenty of colour and pattern at work has done the opposite at home, and to great effect

Trippy Portraits by Nicky Barkla

We've seen some great illustrated portraits here before, but it's those out of the box that catch our attention and show the creativity of artists …

Breaking Bad

A Family Home with a Black & White Interior

This home in the Czech Republic began as an empty space with just the central staircase installed right in the middle of the ground floor. OOOOX were …

Sites of the Week: Muse, Kickdrop, Friiio and more

This week I selected a lot of services and nice portfolios! Take a special look in three of them: PRPL's portfolio, Kickdrop and Framer.js. Check out …

Before & After Digital Images

This is awesome collection where you can see the before and after of some really cool works by Apix 10, a creative studio based in Jakarta-Indonesia. …

Mistaken: Tattoo Project

‘Mistaken’ is a photography project that revolves around people with tattoos and how each element of art on skin carries a form of character with the …

How much faster will PCs with Intel x99 8-Core CPUs and DDR4 RAM be?

<i>Read our full Intel Core i7-5960X review.</i><p>At Computex 2014, companies like MSI, EVGA, and ASRock showcased motherboards based on Intel’s x99 chipset, …

Shoulderpod announces S1 smartphone mount

There are plenty of accessories for mounting your smartphone available already but the newly announced Shoulderpod S1 looks like a very solid …