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The 10 most subversive women artists in history

Artemisia Gentileschi<p>When she was a teenager, this 17th-century baroque artist was raped by a painter. She responded by turning her art into a weapon. In Gentileschi's repeated paintings of the biblical story of Judith slaying Holofernes, the Israelite hero is helped by her muscular servant. As one …

Layered Cut Paper Sculptures Inspired by Nature

Artist Charles Clary makes layered cut paper sculptures that are inspired by viral colonies, sound waves, and other natural phenomena.<p>I use paper to …

Stunning Macro Photographs of Animal Eyes

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but in the case of Suren Manvelyan‘s macro photography, it’s just in the eye. After his extreme …

Classic Children’s Stories Vol. 2, More Minimalist Posters For Well-Known Fairy Tales

Designer Christian Jackson has continued his series of classic children’s story posters with minimalist illustrations representing <i>Cinderella</i>, <i>The Frog</i> …

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Fall Preview: Fashion, Entertainment and Football

Inside Flipboard / August 27, 2013<p>It’s summer’s last hurrah here in the U.S., and already our partners like iBooks, NY Times, Elle magazine, Rolling …

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The Week in Review: Get Crafty for Fall

Inside Flipboard / September 13, 2013<p>With fall breathing down on us, the season of stay-at-home, DIY goodness isn’t far behind. Why not assign …

Bee’s Wrap: Just like Plastic Wrap, Minus the Plastic

In my kitchen–and in my home in general–I try my best to avoid plastic of any kind. In fact, this past winter I purchased my very first roll of …

Food

DIY: Modern Mothballs (No Chemicals Included)

Summertime shouldn’t be synonymous with the pungent smell of mothballs, but for anyone lucky enough to have a summer house, it too often is. People …

Gardening

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12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

Photos by Michael Shainblum

The Carmen Sandiego Quiz

1 of 10<p>The first appearance of Carmen Sandiego was, of course, the computer game “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego.” What was her second …

13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks We Should Be Using

Because sometimes periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, dashes, hyphens, apostrophes, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks, brackets, …

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Why Do We Call the Seasons Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter?

September 22 marked the autumnal equinox and the first day of fall, which got us wondering: Why do we call the seasons Spring, Summer, Fall, and …

What's the Difference Between an Orchestra, a Symphony, and a Philharmonic?

Remember when your brain exploded after your fourth grade math teacher told you “every square is a rectangle, but not every rectangle is a square!” …

17 Words that Describe Themselves

Most words have a rather abstract connection to the things they describe. The word “yellow” is not actually yellow. The word “square” is not a …

Intricate Hand-Cut Leaf Designs Reflect Wonders of Nature

In this intricate work, Spain-based artist Lorenzo Durn transforms the already baffling wonder of nature into even more incredible works of hand-cut art. The self-taught artist first began carving when he saw a caterpillar eating a leaf and was inspired to use a similar dissection technique to …

Leaf Art by Tang Chiew Ling

Leaf Art by Tang Chiew Ling<p>Hand drawings combined with leaves.<p>These illustrations are made by few types of leaves and also mixed with my hand …

How Spice Tickles Your Lips

A compound in Szechuan pepper activates the same nerves as a light touch.<p><b>What's the difference between a spicy meal and being tickled? Not much, from your lips' perspective. A new study reports that Szechuan pepper activates the same nerves that respond to a light physical touch.</b><p>Researchers at the …

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Snapshot: fashion in leaves – in pictures

This delicate selection of fashion illustrations couples graceful ink lines with leaves found in drains, playgrounds and plant pots. Twenty-four-year-old graphic designer Tang Chiew Ling places her findings against the frames of her subjects, including Audrey Hepburn, to create soft suggestions of …

Aerial Photos of Poland's Lakes Across Four Seasons

With a degree in architecture and a passion for aerial photography, Kacper Kowalski takes to the skies to capture previously unseen landscapes in extraordinary ways. His photos of Poland from high above have earned him numerous awards including Nikon's Nikkor 75th Anniversary Award (NPCI …

Flipboard for Educators

Inside Flipboard / August 29, 2013<p>As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard …

Five ways to eat well (and cheap) on the road

The cry of 'Are we there yet?' often really means 'When can we eat?' There's something about the joys of a road trip – hopping in and out of the car for new experiences, witnessing amazing scenery, and, yes, getting a chance to try lots of new foods – that fuels hunger. But all too often you can be …

On the Road: following Kerouac across the US

The USA is a big country, and whenever anyone’s tried to define it – be they a Charles Dickens, a Mark Twain or a Stephen Fry – they’ve hit the road. So did the Beat Generation in the 1940s. They’d skip class to dig jazz and debate their place in Cold War America. And then they’d hit the road: …

Zoo Halle Welcomes Litter of Endangered Malayan Tiger Cubs

On June 21, a Malayan Tigress named Cindy gave birth to three healthy cubs at Zoo Halle in Germany. Pictured at four weeks old and as newborns, the …

Fishing Cat Plays with Mom at Parken Zoo

Fishing Cats mainly live in southern and southeast Asia, often in wetland areas such as marshes, lakes, rivers and coastal mangrove forests. …