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Ireland Is The Prettiest Country In Europe, Just FYI

What luck! 🍀🌊<p>For adventurous travelers, Ireland is the ultimate playground. This blazing-green country is home to not only historic castles, quaint cobblestone streets and charming medieval towns, but also a robust national park system that boasts -- among other things -- one heck of a road trip …

Ireland

Artist Combines Paintings Found in Flea Markets to Form Extraordinary Fictional Landscapes

Artist J.Frede‘s creative journey begins at a local flea market. He explores each emporium of interesting objects in search of your average landscape painting. The artist then takes these common canvases and reconstructs them into something that's impressively unique. By placing the works …

Art

Review: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L

Sometimes it’s nice to get a new perspective on an older lens. The EF 50mm f/1.2L might be one of the most polarizing lenses in the Canon lineup, …

Cameras

Police raids in Molenbeek highlight darker side of Brussels

The investigation into the attacks on the glittering heart of Paris arrived Monday in a gritty appendage of Brussels, as heavily armed police sealed off several blocks of the district of Molenbeek, the last known address of several alleged key plotters of last week's carnage.<p>After a prolonged siege …

Super-cool Star Wars art to awaken your senses (pictures)

Star Wars

Floyd Mayweather goes easy on Ronda Rousey after KO loss

As you've probably heard, UFC superstar Ronda Rousey suffered a stunning upset loss on Saturday night to Holly Holm, ending Rousey's 12-fight …

Google reportedly working on a new wearable device that isn’t Glass

Google Glass wasn’t exactly the breakout hit that Google wanted it to be, but that doesn’t mean the technology company is jumping ship. According to reports, Google is working on a new effort code-named Project Aura that will be a wearable, just not based around Glass.<p><i>The Information</i> stated that …

Wearable Tech

Tim Cook: Don't Expect a Mac-iPad Hybrid Any Time Soon

How solo seniors can beat loneliness in their winter homes

A few years ago, after attending a Sunday service at her neighbourhood church in Florida, Ann Cruickshank offered to help set out coffee and snacks for the congregation. Then she signed up for community dinner cleanup duties. It didn't take long before she was pitching in nearly every week.<p>She's …

How Bill C-51 may change under Trudeau’s government

The terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday are focusing renewed attention on Bill C-51, the anti-terrorism law passed by the former Conservative government in the spring following homegrown attacks in Quebec and Ottawa, including one inside the Parliament Buildings. Liberal Prime Minister Justin …

Former Apple designers say the company has lost 'the fundamental principles of good design'

Bruce Tognazzini was Apple's first interface designer<p>Two early Apple designers have written a piece on <i>Co.Design</i> chastising Apple's new design direction, which they claim puts elegance and visual simplicity over understandability and ease of use. Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini, who was Apple's 66th employee …

Your Fave Old Juicy Couture Tracksuit Is Now in a Museum

The early '00s mainstay is reliving its glory days in a legitimate fashion history exhibition.<p>If you say you've never owned a Juicy Couture tracksuit, you're almost certainly lying. You were wearing yours over the weekend even, weren't you? The high-end sweats were the unofficial loungewear uniform …

Are air strikes the most effective way of defeating Islamic State?

The revolutionary words of <i>La Marseillaise</i> became a real call to arms this past weekend for France and its allies in the wake of Friday's deadly terror attacks in Paris.<p>Not surprisingly, French President François Hollande said he wanted to "punish" the militant Sunni movement known as Islamic State, …

The World Shows Solidarity with Paris by Shining Supportive Lights through the Darkness

Following Friday's terror attacks in Paris, the world rose up in solidarity with the beloved <i>City of Light</i> by shining blue, white, and red lights on their own landmarks. All across the globe, lights were lit to break up the darkness of the tragedy that occurred, showing an encouraging amount of …