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Top 10 Literary Cities

If your idea of vacation includes checking out local bookshops and exploring writer hangouts, this list is for you.<p><i>From the September 2011 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>magazine</i><p><b>Edinburgh, Scotland</b><br>It’s practically mandatory that visitors to Edinburgh travel by the book. The atmospheric …

Literature

6 Moves That Lengthen and Strengthen

Exercise 1 Grand Pliés<p>Because this move is wider than the average squat, your inner thighs get in on the action. Stand with your feet wider than hip width, toes turned out <b>(A)</b>. Squat down as low as you can while keeping your chest high and letting your arms hang down in front of you <b>(B)</b>. As …

Figurative painting by Emilii Wilk Posted by Franco

Hand Drawn Rotoscoping Gifs and Other Animation Experiments by Matthias Brown | Colossal

<p>I recently stumbled onto the Tumblr of animator Matthias Brown who shares his numerous experiments with rotoscoping and other animation techniques …

Terrifying ‘Orchid Mantis’ is Camouflaged to Look Exactly Like a Pink Orchid Flower | Colossal

<p>In an unparalleled feat of natural selection the Orchid Mantis (<i>Hymenopus coronatus</i>) from Southeast Asia has evolved to look almost exactly like an …

Haunting Photographic Illustrations of the Brothers Grimm

Growing up with a big woodland behind his home, Kilian Schoenberger has always been interested in mysterious landscapes and their secret places. The German photographer has now utilized the moody landscape and old stories of his childhood homeland to create a series of photographic illustrations …

Photography

Welded Steel Sculptures Look Different from Various Angles

Through his emotive metal sculptures, Hungarian sculptor Aron Majoros explores human equilibrium both physical and emotional. One female figure stands tiptoe on the edge of a thin vertical sheet, evoking an intense feeling in the viewer, and prompting the physical uneasiness of vertigo.<p>The …

Art

Best of Watch Concepts in 2013

It was the year of the iWatch and then some! Three innovative approaches to the fabled watch from the house of Apple; with similar yet distinct …

Remarkable Hobo Nickels Carved from Clad Coins by Paolo Curcio | Colossal

<p>About two years we featured a great selection of skull nickels, a numismatic curiosity where miniature bas relief sculptures are carved into coins, …

Creative Childhood Dreams Recreated in Surreal Scenes

<i>Memoirs of Lost Time</i> is an emotionally-driven photo series inspired by childhood dreams and imagination. It was created by writer, researcher and fashion designer Trisha Sakhlecha in collaboration with photographer Vikram Kushwah.<p>The pair produced visual narratives based on the stories of a number …

Childhood

Single Speaker Asset

They say that it’s more than a speaker, handset or speakerphone, and if you ask me honestly then the Monocle is a radicle style statement tech. I …

This Is a Cake

And by “cake,” I don’t mean, “giant pile of fondant.” Too often, artistic cakes are just that. Eating a fondant cake is like eating a bag of refined …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Hallo Sans, CM Tiempo, Clear Sans

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

How Should You Treat Your Medical Emergency (If You're on a TV Show)

Medical emergencies on television dramas are very different from real life. In real life, you will want to seek medical help, which may save your …

Yes, this is dog: No More Woof aims to translate canine thoughts into human speech

Head over to Indiegogo today and you'll find a particularly wacky (and risky) project bidding for your investment. It's a device that goes by the name of No More Woof, which admittedly sounds like it does horrible things to dogs' vocal cords, but which actually promises something very different. …

Long Exposure Fireworks Like You’ve Never Seen

David Johnson is an amateur photographer from Ottawa, Canada. Earlier this month, Johnson attended the Sound of Light Fireworks show at Gatineau’s …

Nirvana, Kiss lead Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2014 inductees - TODAY.com

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officially announced next year's inductees on Monday: Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt will all join the class of 2014. The E Street Band will be given the Award for Musical Excellence and Beatles manager Brian Epstein and …

Teacher Vows to Complete Doodles on Student's Exams

Redditor Squeezymo is a teacher at an all-girls Catholic school in Bangkok, Thailand who has vowed to complete or add to any drawings that students leave on homework assignments or exams. The quirky educator manages to add drawings and text in red ink to the young pupils' doodles, turning them into …

Drawing

Attractive Teens Get Better Grades In School — But Don't Worry, There's Good News For Unattractive Ones Too!

From the LA Times:<p>A new study undertaken by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Texas at Austin finds that teens rated as good-looking in high school got higher grades and were ultimately more likely to graduate college and get bigger paychecks as …

High School

Kickstarting turning Walt Disney's birthplace into a museum

Ricky sez, "Two theme park attraction designers have purchased the Chicago home in which Walt Disney and his brother Roy were born and lived until …

Racial Comments Heard by Teenagers on a Daily Basis

<i>Racial Microaggressions</i> is a photo project by Fordham University student Kiyun Kim that addresses the racial comments that she and her peers succumb to on a daily basis. They may not be attacks from organized groups, shunning them for their cultural, ethnic, or religious backgrounds, but the words …

Stereotypes

Screenwriting 101, A Book About Storytelling in Film by Film Crit Hulk

<i>Screenwriting 101</i> is a new e-book by Film Crit Hulk about storytelling through the medium of film. You can read the introduction written by Edgar …

Isotopes, An Interactive Audiovisual Installation That Surrounds Participants with Walls of Light

In the interactive audiovisual installation “Isotopes,” participants are surrounded by mesmerizing patterns of light. The patterns are projected on …

Beautifully Intimate X-Ray Portraits of Different Couples

Artists Saiko Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi have taken photos of couples to an entirely new level with these incredibly intimate <i>X-Ray Portraits</i>. The two student artists used CT scans and X-ray machines to document pairs of people within very close proximity. The skeletons seem cold and lonely, yet the …

Loneliness

Real-Life Fox And The Hound Best Friends Will Melt Your Heart

This is the cutest friendship in the history of friendships. The lucky photographer who knows this pair is planning to release a children's book.

Pets

Original voice actor for Miles 'Tails' Prower dies at 48 (correction)

Christopher Evans Welch, the original voice actor of Miles "Tails" Prower in the television series <i>The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog</i>, passed away earlier this week, his agency Paradigm confirmed to Variety.<p>Welch passed away at a Los Angeles hospital following a short illness. He is believed to …

These New Yorker Cartoons Perfectly Sum Up What's Wrong With Our Tech-Addicted Culture

Liam Francis Walsh is a rare breed: A working, urban-dwelling adult who doesn't own a smartphone. The New Yorker cartoonist -- whose recent work mocks our cultural tendency towards Internet addiction -- describes himself as a "late adopter" of technology. According to Walsh, he began to see the …

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

National Parks

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

One More Mabry Mill