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Obeying the Laws of Physics and Economics, Oris Builds Watches for the Working Man

Boyle’s Law states that as the volume of a gas decreases, its pressure increases. It is a well-known law of physics expressed as <i>PV = k</i>. Watchmaking …

Watches

The Craft of Neon Light Bending

Endeavor Neon brings back the uncommon art form.<p>Started by his father who began bending neon light 30 years ago, Andrew Hibbs is continuing the family business with Endeavor Neon. Honing his craft since the ripe age of thirteen, Hibbs now creates neon light fixtures for a range of businesses and …

The 10 best national parks in the US

The US is home to 58 national parks, all filled with breathtaking landscapes and rampant wildlife...so narrowing this list down to 10 was difficult.<p>After considering location, accessibility, and scenery, we picked the 10 parks that must make your must-visit list — whether it be for a week-long …

National Parks

20 Must-See Art Museums In America

There's much more to the world's great art museums than just the Louvre and the Prado. In fact, you can skip the jaunt across the Atlantic altogether and set your sights on some world-class art collections right here in the U.S. Even if you're not planning a trip entirely around art, chances are …

Museums

Behind the Lens: Lulu Lovering's Self-Portraits Capture the Unspoken Emotions of a Shy Woman

Lulu Lovering discovered her passion for photography deep in the lush forests and green mountains of Vermont. Here, she was able to express herself freely through the eye of her lens. Each self-portrait this extremely shy young woman captures is like a visual rendering of entries from her diary, …

Inspiration

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

18 Magical Ways "Harry Potter" Changed Your Life

Because the magic of Hogwarts never goes away.

Books

WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

It was not until three years after her mother died in 1990 that DeRonda Elliott opened the suitcase containing the letters her parents exchanged during World War II.<p>Despite her mother’s urging, she had never been able to bring herself to read them. It was her parents’ private story. Her father, …

Relationships

Smart credit cards are coming. Here's what you need to know

Smart cards want to replace your wallet full of debit and credit cards with one dynamic smart card. Here's what you need to know.<p>At least four startups are betting the world isn't ready for mobile payments.<p>Unlike services like Apple Pay and Google Wallet (which use your phone), all-in-one cards or …

FinTech

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

UNDERCOVER's 25-Year History Highlighted in "TGRAPHICS" Exhibition

Twenty-five years have put Jun Takahashi and UNDERCOVER in the elite echelon of streetwear brands,<p>Twenty-five years have put Jun Takahashi and UNDERCOVER in the elite echelon of streetwear brands, with a strong history of collaborations, expansions and most importantly aesthetics having laid the …

Fruits and Veggies Meticulously Arranged to Form Colorful Gradients

If you enjoy food and organization, then you'll love photographer Brittany Wright. Her Instagram account, @wrightkitchen, is full of visually-pleasing images of vibrantly-hued food that's meticulously arranged. Fruits, vegetables, and even burnt toast look appetizing as they're organized according …

Art

Storytelling Painter Allows His Animals to Appear with Spontaneous Brush Strokes

Using a completely blank canvas, painter Adam S. Doyle has the innate ability to create magical, lifelike images. With the use of simplified, visible brushstrokes, Doyle organically paints vivid creatures such as howling wolves, birds in flight, and stoic foxes. Each captivating monochromatic …

Sketching

Polaroid Zip - Inkless Mobile Printer

Author:<p>Patrick<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>43<p>43<p>SHARES<p>What makes mobile phone cameras so great is exactly what makes them so frustrating; you can capture …

National Geographic Travel

'Dope' Official Trailer ft. A$AP Rocky, Zoë Kravitz and Forest Whitaker

The trailer to the highly anticipated movie Dope is here, featuring a star-studded cast of A$AP<p>The trailer to the highly anticipated movie <i>Dope</i> is here, featuring a star-studded cast of A$AP Rocky, Zoë Kravitz and Forest Whitaker. The film also boasts executive producer Pharrell Williams as well as …

The Storm Whale: A Tender Illustrated Story of Loneliness, Loss, Single-Parenting, and the Redemptive Power of Love

A sweet celebration of what it takes to feel at home in one’s own life.<p>Psychologists have found that presence is the key to great parenting and yet also maintain that growing a capacity for fertile solitude is a developmental achievement for the child.<p>London-based illustrator and animation director …

Select Your Hero Project

I must say I really love seeing cool illustration projects featuring overall pop culture. Christopher Lee, a Californian designer and illustrator, is …

Huawei's flagship P8 smartphone is all about the fancy camera

Huawei's come a long way since it shook its ODM label and started making devices for consumers, too. It's now the fourth biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, and in the past year, we've seen the company unveil new phones big and small, as well as new wearables including an Android Wear …

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own …

adidas Originals 2015 Spring/Summer "Island Series" Pack

This spring season will mark the return of three colorways from adidas’s reigning ’70s and ’80s<p>This spring season will mark the return of three colorways from adidas‘s reigning ’70s and ’80s “Island Series” shoe line. Over the course of the upcoming weeks, adidas is set to respectively launch the …

Maison Kitsuné Spring Shake Capsule 2015

When it comes to discussing exciting concept retailers, Maison Kitsuné inevitably enters the conversation. Marked by a youthful energy and an …

Avant-garde

Michael Lewis Reflects on His Book Flash Boys, a Year After It Shook Wall Street to Its Core

Flash Boys, the author’s best-selling exposé of high-speed trading, made some of Wall Street’s richest people very angry. Dissecting the reaction, he argues that the furor has obscured his book’s real news.<p>When I sat down to write <i>Flash Boys,</i> in 2013, I didn’t intend to see just how angry I could …

Stock Markets

Developing Film Is Easier than You Think

While it’s possible to develop your own color film, black and white is a good place to start. It’s also the essence of film photography: just look at …

Film Photography

Adventures Of Super Baron - A Tale Of Plumbers And Bullet Bills

Adventures Of Super Baron by Hartzack<p>Baron Von Mario had been busy telling everyone at the table about his latest exploits when the one they call …

Magic Mushrooms

UltimEyes and the Pursuit of Perfect Vision

We certainly wish we could hit a 95 mph fastball. In lieu of that pipe dream, though, we’ll happily take the ability to <i>see</i> a 95 mph fastball better …

L.A.'s mural ordinance is beginning to reveal its effects

In a hard hat and bright yellow safety vest, artist Willie Herron III crouches atop rickety scaffolding on the shoulder of the 101 Freeway in downtown L.A. With the precision and intensity of a sniper, he aims a metal hose at a concrete wall and shoots pressurized hot water at it.<p>Herron had already …

Psychologists Find a Surprising Thing Happens to Kids Who Read Harry Potter

<b>The news:</b> Harry Potter's greatest feat might not have been defeating Voldemort, but teaching young people around the world to battle prejudice. At …

Harry Potter