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Illustrator Offers Shortcut to Classic Literature With Hilariously Brief Summaries

Cartoonist John Atkinson (of Wrong Hands) took some of the world's most beloved literary classics and offers us all humorous spoilers. For his <i>Abridged Classics</i> and <i>(More) Abridged Classics</i> series, the artist selected a total of 12 books, which includes <i>War and Peace</i>, <i>Moby Dick</i>, <i>Wuthering Heights</i>, and</i> …

Listen to Spotify without a phone using this tiny device

Streaming music while you’re running, walking and cycling isn’t nearly as painless as it needs to be. If you’ve ever accidentally ripped out your earphones mid-jog then you know what I’m talking about. Exercise is meant to give your brain a break from the nuisances on the end of your phone, not …

5 Ways Your Body Language Gives You Away: A Famed Mentalist Shares His Secrets

Ever since I obtained my Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and studied communication theory, I’ve been fascinated by how we communicate and, in particular, how much information we share through our body language that we don’t realize we’re revealing. So when my son and I saw Oz …

Six Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

If you are like me, and you’ve watched more food documentaries than you can count, and you know about some of the health benefits of switching to a …

Lumosity brain games dev fined $2m over false advertising

Lumos Labs, the maker of the mobile brain training app Lumosity, has been ordered by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to pay $2 million to the agency (PDF) for falsely advertising that its software can help users perform better at work and in school, and reduce or delay cognitive …

Cognitive Impairment

Best of 2015: Top 9 Extraordinary Works of Book-Related Art

If there's one thing that's better than sitting down to read a great book, it's standing up to inspect the wondrous world of book-related art. Whether it's inspired by books or designed using actual novels, countless literary creations have left us in awe this year. By showing us that the written …

Sculpture

How to avoid alcohol without sacrificing your social life

LONDON — Meeting up with friends and eating out can be tricky if you don't drink alcohol — even if you're just taking a short break. A lot of bars …

Alcohol

Classic Movie Expressed Only with Minimalist Lines

Whether it's architecture or references to pop culture, it's fascinating to see how an artist can translate the most complex ideas into a minimalist version of itself. In this visually striking series of posters, <i>Classic Movies</i>, artist Michal Krasnopolski used just a few lines and strong, solid …

Piggyback riders: Funny photos of lazy hitchhiking animals

Florida's Pristine Parks: Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Travel<p>Make Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge your launching pad for expanded explorations into Florida’s wild spaces.<p>Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge protects a 35,000-acre labyrinth of mangrove islands, freshwater and saltwater marshes, brackish ponds, winding channels, …

For a Better Selfie, Have a Computer Process 2 Million of Them

Innovation<p>Everyone wants to take a better selfie — and this computer program, after sifting through 2 million of them, can tell you how. Andrej Karpathy, a Ph.D. student at Stanford, decided to investigate whether there were in fact any patterns in what exactly makes a selfie good — or at least …

Selfies

360-degree camera makers are focusing on the consumer market

Jim Malcolm pulls up a video on his smartphone he recently shot at Disneyland.<p>At first, it looks like a typical family vacation video: We see a ride from Jim's point of view as a carriage whooshes into tunnels and back out again.<p>With a swipe of his finger, the camera spins around and we see Jim's …

A Cut By Any Other Name: Secrets of the Butcher

The Plate<p>Butchery is a skill as old as hunting itself, but now, butchers are undergoing a PR renaissance. And it virtually removes animals from the picture.<p>TV shows and articles about butchery are usually pretty devoid of actual meat cutting, focusing rather on charcuterie aging, butchery …

16 trends that will define the future of video games

Photograph: GameCity<p>Children play Alistair Aitcheson’s physical game Tap Happy Sabotage at the GameCity festival in Nottingham. Indie developers are increasingly experimenting with microprocessors, RFID and NFC devices, and alternative …

Living Rooms

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

Warren Buffett's 9 Tips for Happiness and Success

Warren Buffett knows a thing or three about becoming wealthy and successful, and the Oracle of Omaha is not averse to handing out mostly excellent …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier Every Day

Would a boost in positivity help your career and relationships? These studies show how to get an improved outlook.<p>Regardless of who you are, what you do, or how much money you have, life in this world will never be perfect. People die, accidents happen, and things break. Even so, it's possible to …

Stage A Thunderstorm In Your Living Room With This Weird Lamp

Puff piece: The interactive Cloud Lamp, a bolt of genius, will storm the scene at home to thunderous effect. Someone stop me…<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>People see things in clouds. We …

New Music: French Montana “Julius Caesar”

French Montana lives like a Roman in “Julius Caesar,” a new cut produced by The Audibles. Recorded on Friday evening following his performance at The …

A Reflective Six-Legged Wolf Covered in Mirror Shards by Tomoko Konoike | Colossal

<p>As part of her current exhibition titled <i>Earthshine</i> at Gallery Wendi Norris (which is also her American solo debut), Japanese multidisciplinary …

Jay Z jumped into a swimming pool… and the rest is history.

This App Can Make Anyone A Video Game Designer

Draw the design for a level on graph paper, and Pixel Press can translate it into a real, playable game<p>Who hasn't sat on the couch at the end of a marathon gaming session and wondered what it would be like to make a game rather than just play one? With Pixel Press, anyone can do both—no coding …

New Music: Juicy J Feat. Justin Timberlake “The Woods”

Juicy J appeals to the females in a different way on “The Woods,” the highly-anticipated cut off his upcoming <i>Stay Trippy</i> LP due August 27. The …

How It Works: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue

The first commercial 3-D bioprinter, Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is manufacturing functional liver tissues that will soon help biochemists test new drugs. Here’s a look at the printing process.<p><b>Step 1</b>: Engineers load one syringe with a bio-ink (A) made up of spheroids that each contain tens …

Color Markers of Adobe CS

I guess utopia for designers will be a place where they can sketch on paper using a pen that has built in tools of Color Markers, Tablets and Adobe …

An Artist Gives Hermit Crabs Crazy New Homes

Haven’t you heard? Hermit crab populations are becoming increasingly homeless. Aki Inomata thinks they all deserve custom houses.<p>Taiwan’s hermit crabs are in crisis. The little nomadic creatures have been deprived of the shells from which they make their homes. Overcollection of seashells by humans …