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Rejoice, You Can Make Mochi Ice Cream At Home

Delicious mochi prides itself on being soft and chewy. Making such mochi is normally a laborious, violent, and rather dangerous process. This …

Speaking.io Is a Crash Course in Crafting the Perfect Public Speech

Web: Public speaking is a huge fear for many people. Speaking.io teaches you the basics for free, with simple do’s and don’ts to ease your mind and …

12 TED Talks That Will Make You Sound Smarter

This playlist of TED talks explores theories and insights about language, words, and linguistics.<p>So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all.<p>If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic. …

The Best Youtube Channels You Can Work Out to Right Now

It’s cold. The gym is crowded. Might as well stay home and watch videos...<i>workout</i> videos. Here are some of our favorite ways to get fit with …

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Portraits of Cats Shaking Themselves Clean

Want to know how to capture a wacky portrait of your cat? Shoot a photo while they’re shaking themselves clean (or dry). That’s what photographer …

The Album Cover Photos in This Video Are Not What They Seem

The band Guster recently released this video version of their entire album <i>Evermotion</i>. Upon first glance, it may look like a 38-minute video with …

Photographer Beth Moon Spent 14 Years Hunting for the World’s Most Ancient Trees

“Portraits of Time” is a series of photographs showing the oldest and most majestic trees on the face of the Earth. Photographer Beth Moon traveled …

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Librarian

It takes more than a creaky book cart and reading glasses to become a librarian. Rather, librarians often have a substantial education in their …

Photographs of Oymyakon, the Coldest Village on the Face of the Earth

Located in the heart of Siberia, the village of Oymyakon in Russia is widely considered to be the coldest inhabited place on Earth. A temperature of …

Here’s the First True Color Photo of Earth Snapped by Japan’s New Himawari 8 Weather Satellite

The Japan Meteorological Agency launched its latest weather satellite called the Himawari 8 this past October. A few days ago the agency released the …

The Beauty of Norwegian Landscapes

Last summer I visited Norway for the second time. I had been in Oslo once before, but that was many years ago. This time I wanted to experience the …

Gorgeous Drone Video of the Tallest Church Tower in the Netherlands Bursting Through a Sea of Fog

To get the perfect aerial drone shots of the Dom Tower of Utrecht, Dutch filmmakers Jelte Keur and Reinout van Schie had to wait a full 10 months for …

Stop-Motion Parkour: A Dizzying Parkour Fight Scene Done Entirely in Stop-Motion

The guys behind the popular YouTube channel Corridor Digital are not Parkour masters. They’ll never be captured on camera majestically leaping …

Storm Chaser Captures Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of Clouds Rolling Like Ocean Waves

“Undulatus asperatus” is a cloud formation proposed in 2009 that roughly translates to “roughened or agitated waves.” These dark and stormy clouds …

Anti Internet-Censorship Group Selling Vladimir Putin And Kim Jong-un Cat Scratching Posts

These are the Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un cat scratching posts sold by The Pussycat Riot, an advocacy group of cats against cyber censorship …

The Only Person Who’s Naked in These ‘Nude Portraits’ is the Guy Behind the Camera

There’s something to be said for thinking outside the box and turning an idea on its head, and that’s exactly what photographer Trevor Christensen is …

How Do I Ask Someone to Be My Mentor?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I understand how useful it is to have a mentor, or someone whose experience I can benefit from. Once I've found someone though, how …

Learn the Basics of Color Theory to Know What Looks Good

Colors are important to making things look good, whether it's the clothes you wear or the presentation you give at work. But not everyone …

UI Design

Screw Aromatherapy: Candles That Smell Like Sadness

This is a new line of depressingly scented candles from The Flicking Candle Company (~$17). They come in scents like Signed Divorce Papers, Cancelled …

Destruction/Creation: When Ink and Double Exposure Photography Digitally Collide

Inspired by the beautiful ink-in-water photography of Alberto Seveso — who, by the way, we’ve featured many times on PetaPixel, so definitely check …

Bake the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies by Knowing What to Tweak

Some like their chocolate chip cookies soft and chewy. Others prefer it a little crispier. No matter what your cookie preference is, a simple …

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How to Delete Your Google+ Account

If you want to keep using Gmail and rest of Google's tools, but want to ditch Google+, AddictiveTips shows the simple steps to removing the social …

Unlocking Utah's mysteries with a pickup truck and a trailer full of side-by-side ATVs.<p>Volkswagen's electric race car made a blaring siren noise as it shattered the record at Pikes Peak—as required by the rules of th…<p>Electric cars are fun. Electric cars designed around a Lotus chassis are even more …

How to Plan the Perfect Road Trip

It's that time of the year again: time to pack your friends or family in the car and hit the open road. Planning your perfect road trip can be an …

U.S. Politics

Make Your Own Delicious Ramen That's Even Cheaper Than Instant

Instant ramen is a poor shadow of the noodles you get at a ramen shop. Now you can make better-than-instant ramen at home for even less than those …

This "Generic Brand Video" Shows How Brands Can Get Away With Saying Absolutely Nothing In Ads

"Did we put a baby in here? What about an ethnic old man whose wrinkled smile represents the happiness and wisdom of the poor? Yep."

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Beyond Immersion: Learn a New Language with Better Listening Skills

Get on the fast track to accomplishing one of your bucket list items, learning another language. Chris Lonsdale's TEDx talk offers five principles …

29 Photos Of Russia You Won't Believe Are 100 Years Old

Photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) made a survey of the Russian Empire with the support of Tsar Nicholas II. He used a special camera with red, green, and blue filters, which allowed them to be recombined and projected with filtered lanterns that nearly show their true …

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