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A Facebook trick to prevent embarrassment

How long have you been using Facebook? A year? Five years? Ten years? Even if it's been only a few months, you might have some embarrassing information lurking in your history that you don't even remember posting. Do you want your new squeeze, a co-worker, a family member or a potential employer …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

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How Diffraction Can Affect Your Photos (And What to Do About It)

It is something many a landscape photographer will be aware of, but many others may not. Diffraction is an obscure effect but one we should all be …

What Are You Shooting For? 5 Goals That’ll Make You a Better Photographer

The turn of a new year may set you on a health kick, but what about a photo kick? We all need to give ourselves one of those once in a while, and …

Storytelling Painter Allows His Animals to Appear with Spontaneous Brush Strokes

Using a completely blank canvas, painter Adam S. Doyle has the innate ability to create magical, lifelike images. With the use of simplified, visible brushstrokes, Doyle organically paints vivid creatures such as howling wolves, birds in flight, and stoic foxes. Each captivating monochromatic …

Culinary Diplomacy Is On America’s Menu

This United States’ most successful export is culture, and our most quickly developing cultural space is the culinary arts. Whatever your personal opinion is of action movies, or hip-hop music, or baseball, or gourmet hamburgers, these cultural icons represent America’s best offerings to a lot of …

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Articles about tiny tel aviv apartment packs punch no walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

Kedem Shinar Design & Architecture borrows from the world of graphic design to update this 1960s unit.<p>Tel Aviv, also know as the White City, is home to the world’s largest number of buildings (about 4,000) of Bauhaus-style...<p>These petite products, shown at Milan Design Week 2016, are made for the …

Mosh is a Simple Web App for Glitching Your Photos

Web developer Felix Turner has created an interesting new browser-based app called Mosh that can apply a large number of “glitch” effects to your …

The Secret Art Life of E.E. Cummings

The great modernist poet had a sideline passion—creating a multitude of visual art: 1,600 sketches, drawings, watercolors, and oil paintings during …

Camera Modes Explained

If you’re just learning about your camera, then chances are you’ve taken a look at the top of your camera only to become immediately confused. …

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (25 April 2015)

<b>Top picks</b><p>This piece on the psychology of cuts in movies, by Jeffrey Zacks, features the work of one Professor Cutting. It’s also fascinating.<p>Ancient viruses, hidden in the genome, “spring to life in the earliest stages of the development of human embryos”. By Carl Zimmer.<p>Hidden viruses could act as …

These are the memories you’re most likely to get wrong

It isn’t surprising that many Bostonians have vivid memories of the 2013 Marathon bombing, or that many New Yorkers have very clear memories about where they were and what they were doing on 9/11.<p>But many individuals who were not onsite for these attacks, or not even in Boston on Apr. 15, 2013 or …

Articles about high design vacation home perfectly captures its peaceful setting on Dwell.com - Dwell

A seemingly street-shy house near Vancouver opens to reveal an expansive interior.<p>By pooling their resources and giving their architect complete creative control, two busy Mexico City–based brothers built a...<p>A skyward addition to an antebellum Charleston warehouse rises in an architecturally …

In Pakistan, This Activist Was Martyred for Her Moderation

Gunmen murdered Sabeen Mahmud on a Karachi street last Friday. She had asked too many questions about government brutality—and she’d got others …

Searching for a Human Side in North Korea - Photographs by David De Vleeschauwer | LensCulture

North Korea is under some of the strictest government controls in the world. Freedom of the press in 2013 was 177th out of 178 countries in a Reporters Without Borders index. But on the other side, what do we, those who do not live in the country, really know about what life there is like?<p>There is …

Artist Maude White Creates Intricate Scenes by Snipping Away at Paper

Maude White snips away tiny bits of paper to reveal incredibly intricate scenes. The artist, based in Buffalo, New York, brings imaginative animals and fanciful panoramas to life with her lacy, hand-cut designs. She calls her technique “paper carving.” Most of her creations are cut from plain white …

15 Weird Ice Cream Flavors That Are Anything But Vanilla

If you grew up with your parents telling you that you can’t have ice cream for dinner, they probably never thought about it including avocado, balsamic vinegar or goat cheese. There has been a true revolution in the world of ice cream, and the only rule is that there are no rules. We’ve collected a …

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Read the zine that young Ray Bradbury started in 1939

In 1939, shortly after Ray Bradbury graduated from high school, he started a zine called Futuria Fantasia. It featured a lot of his early fiction and …