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The 11 Most Underrated Movies of 2016

Although 2016 is a record-breaking year in ticket sales at the U.S. box office, that statistic doesn’t tell the whole story. In fact, it’s the best …

Box Office

These Recycled Plastic Bricks Work Better Than Cement Blocks

11 Curious Events That Really Happened

Sometimes things happen that humans just can’t explain in the short-term—or for a long while after.<p>1. THE KENTUCKY MEAT SHOWER<p>Would you eat meat that …

7 Examples of the Best Train Journeys in the World

Traveling with trains has lots of advantages: the opportunity to make friends along the way, constantly changing views behind the windows, the unique …

A historian of "Positive Thinking" surrenders (almost)

Over at Medium, BB pal Mitch Horowitz, author of the excellent Occult America and One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life, writes …

Ronald Reagan

8 Indian trips of a lifetime

Experience India's vibrant culture and rub shoulders with wildlife on these 8 incredible trips<p>1. Experience the best of South India<p>On Peregrine's …

Asia Travel
Foster Care

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list – whether you're looking …

Tamil Nadu
European Travel

Photographer Captures the Charming "Hidden Smiles" of Vietnam

Nothing expresses emotion as universally as a smile. It's such simple gesture, yet a smile can have a transformative power to uplift and change the mood of almost any situation. This universality prompted French photographer Réhahn to explore the culture of smiles around the world through a …

Vietnam

Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

Dark side of Chile: the director who went on the trail of paedophile priests

From Pinochet’s bloody legacy to the Catholic church’s safe house for clerics accused of abuse, Pablo Larraín has spent his career probing Chile’s conscience. But he’s also making a film about Jackie Kennedy – and a remake of Scarface<p>When Pablo Larraín was growing up Catholic in Santiago, he was …

Latin America

This famous painting has a hidden meaning no one ever understood until now

Vincent van Gogh painted his famous Starry Night a year before his death, in June 1889. Not only is it one of the artist’s greatest works, but it …

The Anti-Packaging Movement

<i>Recycling is nice, but some shop owners are trying to eliminate waste altogether.</i><p>THE SHOPPERS AT Original Unverpackt, a food market in the gentrifying but still gritty Berlin neighborhood of Kreuzberg, arrive largely by bicycle, carrying mesh totes and burlap sacks. Along one impeccably organized …

Industrial Designer
Labor Day

‘I witnessed the birth of Isis’: how one film-maker captured the horror of Iraq

Journalist Michael Ware spent seven years living in Iraq. His video diary, Only the Dead, records the carnage<p>At some point during this film from deep inside Iraq’s many wars, one asks oneself, shattered: “Do I need to watch this?” Jihadi executioners clear a pavement opposite a marketplace and …

Middle East

4 Key Things to Do to Gain Attention for Your Product When Nobody Knows You

I was recently contacted by a designer who had just launched a new range of greetings cards. He wanted to tell the world about his new creations and …

Marketing

Sex, Drugs, and Luxury: The Life of a Bellboy at a Five-Star Hotel

There's a lot more to being a bellboy than lugging people's bags up flights of stairs.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Spain.</i><p>You've probably seen me hundreds of times: standing patiently in the background of some important economic summit, opening a car door under a hail of paparazzi …

Time I

The Purpose Of A Brand Framework

Think about NASA. When I say NASA you might think exploration, innovation, ingenuity. NASA means something. It’s not just what NASA does that provides associations—it’s what NASA stands for, what it means. It meant something when we put a man on the moon. It meant something for people who had no …

Customer Experience

Startup Marketing And How Emotion Drives Customer Action

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Kobie Fuller is a principal at Accel Partners.</i><p>Put down the calculator and ignore the data for a second. Contrary to popular belief, startup marketing is not all about quantitative metrics and growth hacking. It’s time to start mapping out what creates a connection between you and your …

New in the Shop: Janne Parviainen's Lively Streaks of Light

Helsinki-based artistic photographer Janne Parviainen gives life to light through his incredible light paintings, which are all created entirely in-camera. Without the use of any digital manipulation, Parviainen manages to transform streaks of multicolored lights into three-dimensional, figurative …

Art

8-Bit Cinema – A Clockwork Orange Retold in Two Animated Minutes

CineFix has released a new episode of <i>8-Bit Cinema</i> that retells Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film <i>A Clockwork Orange</i> in two animated minutes. It was written …

Stanley Kubrick

Step Up And Join The Global Online Orchestra

From Copenhagen to Canada, music lovers are logging online and joining this massive social media ensemble.<p>In the era of crowdsourcing, it was only a matter of time before tech-savvy music connoiseurs and time-tested performance traditions would find their unity in new media. Created as a trio …

Miley Cyrus

Six trends in advertising you need to know for 2014

en_GB<p>article<p>Ashley Friedlein, chief executive of Econsultancy, picks six key trends that are likely to affect the advertising market this year - are …

9 Rules For Running A Productive Design Critique

Design critiques can be painful, long, and unfocused. Here are some guidelines for avoiding the most common pitfalls.<p>Four people crowd around a 27-inch monitor, peering at a design mockup.<p><i>First developer: “Are you nuts? We can’t build all that for the next release.”</i><p><b>Second developer</b>: “Have some …

Mockups

National Geographic Calls on Photographers to Show Our Changing World

Recently, National Geographic launched a new initiative called <i>Your Shot</i> that allows photographers from all walks of life to connect with Nat Geo photographers and editors over virtual assignments. Centered around a specific theme, each assignment asks photographers to share their best shot. Then, …

Nature

Songs That Were Ripped Off - One Minute Mashup #23

Mashups

Merging the Past and Present of Anne Frank's Amsterdam

It's always rewarding to receive feedback from our readers and featured artists, but every now and then we're just as delighted to be contacted by other creative individuals and institutions that have found inspiration through My Modern Met. We were just recently reached out to by Anne Frank House, …

Amsterdam

Trippy Video Produces Hallucinogenic Effects

In 2012, ScienceForum created a trippy video of optical illusions designed to produce natural hallucinogenic effects after viewing. I can attest that …