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Watch Kung Fu Physics Materialize Before Your Eyes

Every action flows like a river current in In Tobias Gremmier's latest motion visualization video.<p>Kung Fu Motion Visualization from Tobias Gremmler on Vimeo.<p>German multimedia designer Tobias Gremmier visually captures the poetic kinetics of martial arts in Kung Fu Motion Visualization. This four …

Desolate Photos of the 7th Most Polluted City in the World

Elena Chernyshova‘s <i>Days of Night – Nights of Day</i> is the story of Norilsk, Russia, a city of 170,000 residents, isolated from the rest of the world …

Colour Photos of the Legendary Parisian Food Market, Les Halles in 1956

<i>I</i>t was known as the “Belly of Paris”, as famously christened by the French novelist Émile Zola; Les Halles was <i>the</i> food market of 19th century Paris, …

France

Are You a Left-Brained or Right-Brained Thinker?

Are you a left-brained thinker or a right-brained thinker? We all know that we use our left-brains for logical thinking and our right-brains for …

How To Easily Rewire Your Brain For Success With One Simple Action

You know how it goes…you intend to take an action to create an end result that you <i>know</i> would benefit you personally or in business, but you didn’t …

How to win a creative writing competition - top tips

Joe Craig, author of the Jimmy Coates spy series and judge of the National Short Story Week young writer competition, has some tips for budding young writers on avoiding common creative writing pitfalls and how to stand out from the crowd<p>Standing out is hard. Sometimes you just want to blend in and …

31 Books That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Get ready to be inspired.

Paris attacks: Cartoonists pick up their pens to express solidarity with France

Artists have drawn and shared sombre images in the wake of the Paris attacks<p>Cartoonists have created pictures to express their sorrow after the attacks in France. Here is a selection of art about the tragedy from around the world.<p>The most shared image after the attacks was the simple but powerful …

750 Years Of Parisian History, As Told Through Architectural Illustrations

750 Years in Paris by Vincent Mahé is a visual time machine.<p>“I’ve always been fascinated by cities—especially cities that have a long history like mine,” Paris-based illustrator Vincent Mahé says. Since its founding in 3 B.C., the City of Light has experienced astronomical highs (like hosting the …

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — …

What It's Like to Live Inside the Legendary Paris Bookstore Shakespeare & Co.

I found a momentary home among the "Tumbleweeds" in the store that's given shelter to authors since the days of Joyce.<p>George Whitman opened the legendary bookshop now known as Shakespeare and Company in the shadow of Notre Dame in Paris in 1951, and having spent all his money on the shop he slept …

Paris Egypt exhibit holds defiant message for Islamic State

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande and archaeological officials have used an exhibit in Paris of two preserved ancient Egyptian cities …

Archaeology

Hitler's Abandoned Hospital Is One Of The Scariest Places Ever

The creepiest of dark vibes.<p>It's hard not to wonder what the world might be like today if the Beelitz-Heilstätten hospital, whose ruins still stand in Berlin, were never there to nurse a wounded Hitler back to health.<p>But in 1916, during World War I, it did just that. Not to mention, it also cared …

Remembrance Day

15 of the best Android apps from August 2015

August saw lots of worthy candidates for best new and updated Android apps, from Microsoft’s ‘Babel fish’ translator app to the arrival of some cool apps for making to-do lists and managing your multi-tasking needs.<p>We’ve sorted the wheat from the chaff and came up with the best Android apps from …

5 Underwater Restaurants And Bars Around The World

<i>by Lauren Kilberg, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Courtesy of Anatara Kihavah Villas<p>These five incredible spots offer the unreal experience of dining and drinking underwater -- no scuba gear necessary.<p><b>1. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant</b><p>Ithaa boasts the title of the world's first all-glass undersea restaurant, located …

Food & Dining

7 Reasons to Visit Franche-Comte: The Lesser-Known Region in France

When you think of France, which places pop into your mind first?<p>Chic and sleek Paris - a dream destination merely each of us dreams to visit at least once in their lives? Foodies would also add Lyon to the bucket list - the gastronomy capital of France with amazing local delights to munch. Add …

Your Complete Guide To Bookish Back-To-School Swag

Notebooks and bookmarks and tote bags, oh my!<p>The days are slowly getting shorter as we slip into the crisp season of fall. Aside from rolling your eyes as you witness the unthinkably long lines grow outside of Starbucks for pumpkin-inspired sweets, it's a time to ponder the important things in …

Posters

All The Evidence That Picasso Actually Stole The 'Mona Lisa'

It's pretty much certain he didn't do it, but maybe -- just maybe -- he did.<p>In the early morning of Monday, Aug. 21, 1911, the world's most what is now the world's most famous painting, the "Mona Lisa," was stolen from its glass case at the Louvre.<p>We know several things about the heist for sure. …

10 apps that should be core smartphone features

So I trawled the hundreds of apps I’ve installed, and compiled a “top 10” of the ones I feel wouldn’t look out-of-place integrated into a phone’s inner workings.<p>It’s worth noting here that these aren’t necessarily the best built or designed apps out there — it’s more about the core functionality. …

Apps

6 weird things that have happened in August through history

As the eighth month gets under way, we look back at some of the strangest and most surprising things that have happened in August through history…<p><b>1)</b> …

When Salinger Bonded With Hemingway

Papa was a literary star and Salinger was a soldier when they met during the liberation of Paris in 1944. Each admired the other’s writing and the …

17 Brilliant Short Novels You Can Read in a Sitting

This week author Ian McEwan expressed his love of short novels, saying “very few [long] novels earn their length.” Certainly it seems like a novel …

Ask Gudmundur – The Human Search Engine Inspired by Iceland

Search Engines

VIDEO DOCUMENTARY: Swimming – An Underrated Sport

Niagara senior <b>Brad Ash</b> found a way to incorporate his swimming into a class project, creating a short documentary about the sport, called Swimming: …

Unsettling Photos Capture What Kids Look Like Watching TV

Emmeline<p>"Television has changed the American child from an irresistible force to an immovable object," educator Laurence J. Peter once said. In the haunting images of Australian-born photographer Donna Stevens, these words come to life, as children morph into undead creatures before our eyes, …

TV

Can music truly chime with reading?

Trying to lose yourself in a book amid the clamour of the 21st century is a challenge. A composer thinks he’s found a solution - soundscapes tuned to different genres<p>In an ideal world, I suppose, we’d all be able to read in peace and silence. But we live in a world full of engine noise, pneumatic …

Stunning Abandoned Homes Are Surprisingly Full Of Life

Abandoned homes are the kind of thing you typically only happen upon when your GPS leads you astray. Unless, that is, you're author Ransom Riggs, who's on a <i>mission</i> to find them.<p>As part of his sequel to <i>Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,</i> Riggs wanted to "to find the kind of houses that were …

San Francisco