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Adobe’s Project VoCo lets you edit speech as easily as text

Adobe today showed off a new experimental tool, Project VoCo, at its annual MAX conference in San Diego. Project VoCo lets you edit speech as easily as text — and you can’t just edit existing text, you can even use the same voice model to create completely new recordings, too.<p>Here is how this …

Tutorials

Your name reveals more than you think

The handful of words on your ID card can hint at your class, education, even your physical stature.<p>When Raymond and Rosa Judge welcomed their son Igor into the world, it may have seemed obvious what profession he would choose. Even Rosa’s maiden name, Micallef, was a derivation of the Arabic word …

Oxford University

I Made 13 Animals Out Of 13 Perfect Circles

I was inspired by the simplicity of the twitter logo, which was actually created out of 13 circles. I decided to challenge myself and see what other …

The Untold Story of the Badass First Female Tattoo Artist in the United States

What comes to mind when you think about tattoo artists in the early 20th century? Probably a Sailor Jerry looking fellow, right? Has a mustache? Is …

Body Art

How Partnering Deepens Your Love

<i>by guest blogger Pam Fullerton, psychotherapist and writer</i><p>Do you ever feel lonely in your relationship? Do you crave a deepened connection with your partner? This is an important topic for all of us. In order to shed light on the subject, I'm going to share an intimate conversation that I had with …

Relationships

DIY Outdoor Wood Bench

(Image credit: DIY Candy)<p>This is a little labor intensive, but the result is beautiful. If you're interested in a bit of a challenge and want to …

Woodworking

Why good relationships suddenly go bad

If you prefer to listen, this post is also available on iTunes and Soundcloud.<p>How good relationships turn into bad relationships, seemingly out of …

9 incredibly cool places in L.A. you’ve never heard of

1. The secret world of L.A.’s speakeasies<p>Like all great cities, L.A. has a hidden side, an underbelly that goes largely unnoticed by workday folks …

8 Tricks to Fall More Deeply in Love

No matter how wildly in love you are now, says Lesli Doares, marriage coach and author of <i>Blueprint For a Lasting Marriage</i>, you can always fall deeper. Ready to take an even bigger plunge? Here's how.<p><b>1. Try something new together.</b><p>Doing the same old thing day after day can dull your affections. But …

15 Habits to Make Yourself Mentally Strong This Year | Inc.com

In business, there are times when you need to be mentally acute to make tough decisions.<p>In leadership, there are times when you need to be mentally tough to navigate through complex information.<p>In life, there are times when you need to be mentally sharp, to make good decisions fast.<p>In those times …

Self-improvement

The secret to Japanese grilling

Considered the world’s best fuel for grilling, chefs around the world swear that Kishu Binchotan imparts meat and seafood with a flavour unachievable using other charcoals.<p>Wakayama Prefecture, a sparsely populated region in Japan’s Kansai region, is renowned for its plums and mandarin oranges. Less …

BBQ

5 Things You Should Make Your Girlfriend Do Other Than Moan

Sex is an important part of any healthy relationship. We all have a carnal thirst that we very much enjoy quenching. And intense physical attraction …

31 Decadent Cookies You Won't Be Able To Stop Eating

That dough, tho.<p>For more food porn, <b>like Spoon University on Facebook</b> or <b>get at them on Pinterest</b>.

Everybody, Chill: 19 Recipes to Make and Freeze Now

Stock your ice box with a few weekend-made meals (pot pies, meaty baked pastas, and curries are all great) and forget all about dinner stress.<p><b>No matter how hard we try</b>, getting home with enough time to prep, cook, and actually enjoy dinner can be a challenge. But that's what the freezer is for, …

Cooking
Cooking

10 Weird But Magical Flavor Pairings You Have To Taste To Believe

Anyone who's ever tried a peanut butter and pickle sandwich or a bacon-fried Oreo knows that the best flavor pairings often come as a total surprise. But why stop with a singular taste test when you could make entire breakfasts, lunches and dinners of weird yet delicious flavor mashups?<p>When you …

San Francisco

7 One-Mug Meals That Make Dinner A Cup Of Gooey Goodness

(Photo Credit: Lady and Pups)<p>Dinner for one person <i>shouldn't</i> be difficult. All you need is something gooey, melty and cozy that you can bring into bed and clutch with both hands while simultaneously streaming Netflix and managing a DIY face mask.<p>Turns out the humble mug is a prime vessel for …

Cooking

26 Gooey Pasta Bakes You'll Want To Eat All Week

Lovin' in the oven.

The 7 Most Insane Abandoned Places in California

<i>By: Grant Marek</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Thomas Hawk</i><p>If you've ever seen I Am Legend or 28 Days Later you know that 1) there's something eerily fascinating about abandoned places, and 2) zombies are jerks. Providing you with all the eerie fascination you can handle, but none of the "zombie dogs killing your …

Abandoned Buildings

Animals Leave Their Skeletons Behind In Stunning Dark Drawings By Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson, a British artist based in Toronto, creates stunningly detailed and dark pen-and-pencil drawings of various animals with their skeletons …

Drawing

L.A.'s 'Sunken City' May Reopen to the Public

You may soon be able to (legally) explore part of Los Angeles that began sliding into the sea in the 1920s.<p>In her 2000 work on Los Angeles, the UCLA architecture theorist Dana Cuff gives La La Land a new nickname: “Lurch City.” Modern cities—and particularly Los Angeles, she argues—are the products …

Where to Get Your Jamaican Food Fix in L.A.

Sit down to a bowl of stick-to-your-ribs oxtail stew or a plate of greens and fish, and savor the flavors of Jamaica.<p>Sorrel juice and coco bread with …

Hyde Park

The year’s most breathtaking travel destinations, from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

With over 23 million Instagram posts already hashtagged #vacation, competition is increasingly fierce for most photogenic holiday background. Those looking for a little inspiration might consider checking out the latest batch of travel photo submissions from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler …

Travel Photography

Early Spring Washington Hikes

I am apt to cringe when someone asks about my favorite photography sites in the Pacific Northwest. How can I choose when there are so many? Though …

Hiking

Confused about parking restrictions? Redesigned street signs may help

Squinting out a car window to decipher a stack of pole-bound parking signs is one of L.A.'s more annoying experiences.<p>That could change starting this weekend, with the launch of a new sign aimed at making parking restrictions easier to understand. The chart-like sign features a series of green and …

The Best Rooftop Bars In Los Angeles

<i>With springtime inching its way toward summer, Angelenos can look forward to spending warm days and nights outdoors at Los Angeles' numerous rooftop</i> …

Eyelashes Grow To Just The Right Length To Shield Eyes

Attaching fake eyelashes might make give you a few extra millimeters to bat at your date, but they could also be channeling dust into your eyes. That's because the ideal eyelash length is about one third the width of an eye. And that goes for 22 different animals, not just humans.<p>A group of …

Makeup

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

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