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Six female rappers you should be listening to right now

Way back in 2003, Missy Elliott was asked why she hadn’t joined in with that iconic, faux-lesbian love-in between Madonna, Britney and Christina at the MTV VMA Awards. She apparently looked aghast. “No, no, no” she said. “Hip hop would never do that. Never, never, never in a million years.” Well, …

Review: Polaroid’s ZIP Instant Photo Printer is the Perfect Pocket Companion

The Polaroid ZIP is an instant photo printer designed for printing out your favorite snapshots on the run; we got a chance to play around with one, …

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

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SnapJet lets you print your smartphone snaps as Polaroids

An Impossible Lab challenger has appeared to let you print Polaroid-style photos directly from your smartphone. The SnapJet -- seeking funding on Kickstarter -- uses no apps (although there will be a free app available), no wires, no Wi-Fi, no NFC, no Bluetooth -- and it's compatible with every …

This London Bar’s Cocktail Menu Is A Gorgeous Pop-Up Book

A good cocktail isn’t just about the taste, or the alcohol content. It’s the peacock tail of drinks: it’s all about the look and the flair. That’s why a description or even a picture can’t do a well-designed cocktail justice. To properly get a feel for it, you’ve got to see it in 3-D.<p>That’s what’s …

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VL92 Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit

More than just curious paper packaging (though it is lovely, thanks to design agency Rare Fruits Council), VL92's Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit is a smart option for the ever-famous cocktail—and those who want to quickly whip it up. With the recipe incorporated onto the bag design, anyone can easily …

Avocado lime cheesecake

<b>Sugar, flour and dairy-free, this lime-flavoured cheesecake (made with avocado flesh and coconut oil) is delicious straight from the fridge.</b><p>We always soak and dry nuts and seeds before we use them. This removes bitter tannins and aids digestion. Dissolve ½ tsp salt per cup of nuts or seeds in …

The Resurgence of Typewriters? Part 1 - Mating Old with New

Tom Hanks is a noted vintage typewriter fanatic who often bangs out thank-you notes on one of the machines in his collection. When he released the …

OpenKnit is an open source 3D-knitting machine that creates garments in just one hour

Designer Gerard Rubio has created an open source robotic loom that is able to knit entire seamless garments in less than one hour (+ movie).<p>Springing …

Sony quietly starts selling Digital Paper E Ink tablet online

Sony's Digital Paper E Ink e-reader/tablet hybrid has now been made available to buy, directly through the Sony website, as well as from the licensed resellers through which the tablet started being sold in May, Good E Reader has reported.<p>Sony has also updated its web page for the tablet to expound …

The Procrastination Doom Loop—and How to Break It

Delaying hard work is all about your mood.<p>When I woke up this morning, I had one goal: Finish this article by 11 a.m.<p>So, predictably, by the time it was 10 a.m., I had made and consumed two cups of coffee, taken out the trash, cleaned my room while taking a deliberately slow approach to folding my …

Deals: Ultimate iPhone Lens Kit Bundle

Today’s featured deal at the iPad Insight store is <b>The Ultimate iPhone Lens Kit –</b> touted as the essential iPhoneography lens kit.<p>This bundle provides 6 specialist lenses which promise to have you covered for just about any kind of photo in any situation.<p>Here’s what’s included in the package:<p>8x …