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How to Create a Stunning Gallery Wall With Your Own Photos

If the idea of building a gallery wall exhausts you, we have that in common. The entire process — from collecting and framing the art to executing the installation — felt overwhelming when I attempted it on my own. It wasn't until Simply Framed asked me to try its new Print & Frame service that I …

Watch the Painstaking Art of Making Movie Sound Effects

I’m not sure what I love most about foley artists: is it their wildly creative ways to recreate sound? The totally locked-in concentration they have …

Daily Meditation Boosts & Revitalizes the Brain and Reduces Stress, Harvard Study Finds

I don’t mean to sound dramatic, but meditation may have saved my life. During a particularly challenging time of overwork, underpay, and serious …

Mindfulness

How to delete Gmail account - here are the best ways to handle it

A Google account gives you access to all of Google’s services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google+, Drive, and more. But what if you’ve had enough and want out? Can you delete Gmail account information? Yep, you can absolutely delete Gmail account info forever.<p>Before you go shutting things down, keep …

Apps

1966 Film Explores the Making of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (and Our High-Tech Future)

"The following film describes an unusual motion picture now being produced in London for release all over the world starting in 1967." We hear and …

The Mysterious Code 8 Film Is An Intriguing Crowdfunding Teaser

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about <i>Code 8</i>, a mysterious project from Robbie and Stephen Amell. Now, the project has been unveiled, and it looks …

Take a Multimedia Tour of the Buttock Song in Hieronymus Bosch’s Painting The Garden of Earthly Delights

"Not a bum note in sight!" goes the headline, in all the <i>Daily Mail</i>'s trademark subtlety. Mark Prigg's straight-to-the-point article tells us of "a …

This Video Breaks Down The Fellowship of the Ring's Score, Reminds Us The Film Is Genius

Everyone loves <i>Lord of the Rings</i>—novels, films, whatever. But for all the visual spectacle and amazing acting that fills up J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic …

Movies

Quantum Physics Made Relatively Simple: A Mini Course from Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Hans Bethe

An émigré from Nazi Germany, Hans Bethe joined Cornell's physics department back in 1935. There, he built a remarkable career for himself. A nuclear …

This week: What the US military has learned about women in combat. Also: Our exclusive interview with South Africa's Mamphela Ramphele, a Nelson Mandela protégée, now opposition candidate for president. Subscribe to our digital edition and be the first to read it all: http://bit.ly/1rtyWWJ

When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America

<i>This is the first in a weekly series of six essays looking at hip-hop's recent past, thinking about its distant past, and wondering about the</i> …

A Supercut of Centered Shots in Wes Anderson Films | Colossal

<p>Watching any film by Wes Anderson it’s impossible to ignore the director’s obsessive visual aesthetic. From his harmonizing use of color to …

Take a Mind-Melting Trip through 1960s Psychedelics (NSFW)

And that's why you don't take the brown acid. This startling short film by Spectacle Theater starts off benignly before jolting the viewer into a …

King Philip’s War to Captain Phillips, from "Real to Reel"

Why Selfies Sometimes Look Weird to Their Subjects

It's not your face, it's how your brain works.<p>Welcome to the department of discarded selfies, a dark place deep inside my phone where dimly lit close-up shots of my face are left to fade away into the cloud. I’ve thought about sending these photos to friends many times—that’s why I took them, after …

March 20, 1854: The United States Republican Party is founded

<b>March 20, 1854: The United States Republican Party is founded.</b><p>In early March 1854, the U.S. Senate passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which provided for the organization of the eponymous territories and deferred the issue of slavery in both to popular sovereignty. The act effectively overturned the almost sacred Missouri Compromise of 1820, which, for the past three decades, had successfully discouraged conflict between anti- and pro-slavery factions. In reaction to the act, and to the possible …

Clean coal?

You have solar on your roof, a hybrid in your garage, and wind, water, nuclear, and natural gas all being pushed by various companies and interest groups. But, now, and for the foreseeable future, you’ve also got coal. And lots of it. Wired’s Charles C. Mann lays it out:<p>A lump of coal is a thoroughly ubiquitous 21st-century artifact, as much an emblem of our time as the iPhone. Today coal produces more than 40 percent of the world’s electricity, a foundation of modern life. And that percentage …