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Giuseppe Arcimboldo's 16th Century Optical Illusions Will Blow Your Mind (PHOTOS)

Before Reddit and DeviantART became the go-to havens for op art online, Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo set the standard for hallucinatory portraits that left the mind reeling.<p>Arcimboldo was born in Milan in 1524, and began painting stained glass window designs before transitioning to portraits.<p>…

Surreal World of Igor Morski

Igor Morski is a Polish illustrator & graphic artist with quite a style. I love surreal style artwork and nn this post you will see some pieces from …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

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Free at Last: The Robert Redford Story

He's always been obsessed with the American way of winning and losing, the blessing also being the curse. It's the subject of much of his career and the substance of much of his life. PLUS: The Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Photos of Redford from 1959<p><i>Published in the April 2013 issue</i><p><b>The war is over,</b> …

Bizarre Portraits of People Dressed In the Food They’d Like to Eat

<i>Hunger Pains</i> is a very… different series of portraits by NYC-based photographer Ted Sabarese. For each of the photographs, Sabarese asked his model …

Camera Finds Way Back to Owner After Drifting 6,200 Miles from Hawaii to Taiwan

In 2007, Lindsay Scallan of Newnan, Georgia took her camera — complete with underwater housing — on a trip to Hawaii. It was on that trip, during a …

15 Cool Pictures of Flying Cats

Although cats can’t actually fly like birds do, their ability to leap incredible distances can make them seem like flying animals. Especially if you …

How to Photograph Waterfalls (With 9 Amazing Examples)

Waterfalls are a hugely popular subject among photographers and one that can produce some spectacular results. If the popularity of waterfall …

Downward Trend Coming For U.S. Stock Market

Sell in May and go away. It’ll be here before you know it. The sell season in the U.S. equity markets usually begins around April. That gives equity investors jumping in now maybe 10% more upside, and a larger chance for a downside. Buy now and you’re buying into the top, warn technical analysts at …

40% of America’s workforce will be freelancers by 2020

The debate over telecommuting that Yahoo has spurred raises an important issue, but it’s not simply about workplace flexibility or telecommuting, but rather the fundamental nature of work itself. By 2020, more than 40% of the US workforce will be so-called contingent workers, according to a study …

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Ford Sorry For Mocked-up Ads In India Showing Bound And Gagged Women

Illustrations produced by an Indian ad agency showing scantily clad cartoon women bound, gagged and stuffed into the hatch of a Ford Figo have led both the car company and the ad agency's parent to issue apologies.<p>The images, according to FirstPost.Business, were "scam ads — ads that are created …

Warren Buffett Takes No. 3 Richest Spot, Unseating Amancio Ortega

Warren Buffett moved one spot ahead in the ranks to become the world’s No. 3 richest person on Monday, unseating Zara billionaire Amancio Ortega. Buffett ended Monday’s trading with a net worth of $54.9 billion.<p>Ortega finished Monday with a net worth of $54.5 billion, falling behind Buffett by just …

Insider buying of gold stocks surges to multi-year highs

The TSX global gold index has lost about a third of its value over the past two years. The S&P/TSX Venture Exchange, stock full of gold mining juniors, hit a multi-year low this month.<p>Yet, executives and officers who work within those businesses are showing remarkable confidence that the sector is …

SABMiller seeks to convert illegal alcohol drinkers

Lager giant SABMiller is hoping to boost sales in its biggest market, Latin America, by targeting drinkers who buy illegal beer and spirits on the black market.<p>The world’s second biggest brewer has been trying to make beer more affordable for drinkers on low incomes in the region, through …

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Fizzy soft drink sales fizzle again in 2012

Americans' consumption of fizzy soft drinks, on the decline since 2005, fell last year to its lowest level since 1996. If it weren't for increasingly …

Where Will Goldman Sachs Rank Among Buffett's Biggest Holdings?

Tuesday morning, Warren Buffett and Goldman Sachs Group amended their agreement on warrants held by the former, which will give the billionaire a larger equity stake in the bank come October.<p>Buffett’s September 2008 investment, hot on the heels of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, gave Berkshire …

Some US Housing Markets Have Seen Hundreds Of Homes Sell Within Hours Of Their Debut

More and more, we're hearing about U.S. housing markets that are heating up. Florida is apparently "on fire" and California is seeing buying frenzies.<p>Economist Robert Shiller often says Phoenix and Las Vegas are experiencing homebuyer exuberance.<p>Professor Mark Perry of the Carpe Diem blog points us …

Google working on rival to Apple's iWatch

Google’s Android unit is reportedly working on a wearable smartphone that would be a rival to Apple’s much talked about – yet still unseen – iWatch.<p>Wearable technology has become an increasingly hot topic, with <b>Apple</b>’s <b>iWatch</b> and the smart spectacles <b>Google</b> Glass dominating the headlines.<p>Whilst <b>Google</b> …

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Did China Just Declare War On Apple? Sure Looks Like It.

On Friday, Chinese state media reported that, from January of last year to the end of last month, more than 20,000 college students in the central city of Wuhan applied for 160 million yuan of “high-interest rate loans” from Home Credit China. The finance company was charging rates of up to 47.12% …

FAA expected to allow iPad and laptop use during take-off & landing this year

The Federal Aviation Administration’s investigation into whether airline passengers can be allowed to use tablets, eBook readers and laptops throughout a flight is apparently looking hopeful, as <i>The New York Times</i> cited an insider saying approval would likely be granted this year.<p>According to people …

iPhone 5S expected to launch late June, says analyst

The next-generation iPhone should start shipping by the end of June, followed by a low-cost iPhone in the September quarter, says analyst Gene Munster.<p>Apple will likely bring out its next iPhone in late June, projects Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>Assuming that forecast comes true, Munster …

Google Image Search Has Never Looked So Good

Stop what you're doing right now and start scrolling through this Tumblr of colorful images of planes and bridges and mats and packaging and other …

Image Search

eBay Experiments With A New Way To Get You To Sell Your Junk

The latest, a program called Sell It Forward, literally has people mailing it in. Customers sign up on a website; have a bag with postage prepaid sent to them; and mail in clothes, shoes, and handbags. eBay's partner in the program, the San Francisco Bay Area branch of nonprofit Goodwill …

These Six Regular People Just Got Invited To Use Google Glass

It will be sending out thousands of invites telling these lucky people that they can buy the Google Glass device for $1,500.<p>Google just sent us a list of some of the winners along with the things they will do with Glass once they own a pair. Here's the full email.<p>In February we asked people across …

What Twitter Can Learn From Google About Tracking What Goes Viral

With Twitter and Pinterest showcasing their new and updated analytics features recently, a lot of the focus has been on how to ensure your content reaches as large a group as possible.<p>While first party analytical services are improving and becoming more precise, there is always room for improvement …

Does Apple Really “Need” a New Breakthrough to Bolster Stock?

It may be a while before Apple’s shares return to the all-time high of $705 they hit last September, but they should hit $600 or so by year’s …

EPA: More than half of U.S. rivers unsuitable for aquatic life

WASHINGTON — Fifty-five percent of U.S. river and stream lengths were in poor condition for aquatic life, largely under threat from runoff contaminated by fertilizers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday.<p>High levels of phosphorus and nitrogen, runoff from urban areas, shrinking …

Peru declares environmental state of emergency in its rainforest

Peru has declared an environmental state of emergency in a remote part of its northern Amazon rainforest, home for decades to one of the country's …