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10 Tips From Female Pickup Artists

When you hear the term "pickup artists," what—or who—do you envision? If you're anything like me, you think of men: Slithery, sexist men banded together to forge underground alliances of high-fiving bros, with the solitary shared goal of bedding women.<p>But thankfully, pickup artistry is beginning to …

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How to Make a Movie

If you want to get out there and start making movies, it can be challenging to know where to start. Make-up artists? CGI? And how are you going to …

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Extended Play: The 7 Hottest Songs In America's Top 7 Cities

Not too long ago, Charlie Jabaley had a problem. As the manager for artists such as Travis Porter and 2 Chainz, DJs needed copies of his artist’s …

WTF?! Vancouver Installs First Crackpipe Vending Machine

Well, we never thought we’d see this coming.<p>There’s been some odd items put in vending machines before, but crackpipes definitely take the cake.<p>A …

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Beautifully Designed Movie Theaters in Golden California

<b>The Fox Theater I, Oakland</b><br>New York-based French photographer Franck Bohbot traveled to California to spotlight the most amazing movie theaters, big and small, as an homage to the history of film in his series titled <i>Cinema</i>. He captures the grandiose scale of some exquisitely designed theaters as …

How LED lighting changes the way cities look on film

As major cities like New York and Los Angeles make the switch over to LED lighting, the change is having a somewhat unexpected impact — changing the way these cities look in movies. As Dave Kendricken explains in <i>No Film School</i>, nighttime LA looks completely different under LED lights than it does …

Obama secures $750M in pledges to connect more students to Internet

President Barack Obama says $750 million in new private-business commitments will help "close the technology gap" in America's schools.<p>Obama announced the new funding Tuesday at a Maryland middle school. The money will be used to connect more students to high-speed Internet.<p>The White House hopes …

Study: Record number of US convicts cleared in 2013

<b>The number of US convicts cleared of their alleged crimes reached a record high in 2013, a new study reports.</b><p>The National Registry of Exonerations said 87 people were cleared last year. It has recorded 1,281 exonerations in the US since 1989.<p>The previous annual high came in 2009, with 83, but the …

FDA approves swallowable 'PillCam' after almost a decade (video)

It's been about <i>nine years</i> since we last heard from from Given Imaging, but the FDA has finally granted a version of the firm's minuscule snapshooter its blessing. Not everyone has an easy time undergoing traditional colonoscopy procedures (due to drug allergies, for example), which is where the …

China Ends One Notorious Form Of Detention, But Keeps Others

After more than a half-century and the imprisonment of millions of people without trial, China officially moved to abolish its re-education through labor camp system at the end of last year.<p>When the Communist Party makes such sweeping policy statements, it pays to be a little skeptical. Last …

Giant Horse Head Sculptures Transform the Scottish Skyline

The Kelpies is an enormous installation consisting of two giant horse head sculptures by artist Andy Scott. The 100-foot-tall structures, which were eight years in the making, are inspired by a legend from the artist's Scottish background that tells of a water spirit that takes the shape of a …

Paulo Coelho: 'I had an enormous amount of fun being a hippy'

<b>Writing means sharing.</b> It's part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions. I discovered very early in life that the best way for me to communicate is through my writing, but it took me years to realise that it's what I needed to do full time.<p><b>I remember the moments</b> …

Grains Of Sand Magnified x300 Reveal Dazzling Images

A grain of sand is so small and finite that our eyes are unable to render any significant detail.<p>It often just looks like a shiny or dark grain of …