Vanessa Ramos

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The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

Meet The Women Who Treat Their “Reborn” Dolls Like Real Children

A photographer immersed herself in the Reborning movement, in which collectors mother uncannily realistic baby dolls.<p>In the Reborning subculture, collectors “adopt” hyper-realistic artificial babies–impeccably crafted from vinyl, glass, doe suede, and up to eighty layers of paint. The “parents” …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

See What You’ll Look Like In 20 Years

Disagree? Well in 20 years, you can prove the software wrong.<p>I always hoped to be a silver fox. But I’m a pug. I guess people like pugs.<p>I’m looking at my face in 20 years–myself at age 52–because for whatever self-loathing reason, I was compelled to take part in this strange “Futureself” …

Take an Epic Road Trip Through the Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland's Ring Road is steeped in natural wonder and mythical lore.<p>Iceland is one of the warmest cold countries you’ll find—especially so toward children. It seems everywhere you look there are pram-pushing moms and blond-haired kids swarming the capital of Reykjavik. The big hit for children (and …

European Travel

That Time it Rained Flesh in Kentucky

March 3, 1876, was a beautiful day in Bath County, Kentucky, and a local farmer’s wife, Mrs. Crouch, was outside making soap.<p>“Between 11 and 12 …

Click Your Heels To Hail A Cab With “Dorothy” Device And App

Dorothy sends your location to Uber with three clicks of a heel. It could even be used to rescue you from bad dates.<p>The designers of a new prototype wearable are pitching a whole new way to get out of awkward situations: Just like in <i>The Wizard of Oz</i>, all you need to do to go home is to click your …

Can You Design Happiness?

Could there be a design solution to unhappiness? Silvia Neretti, an Italian designer who just graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, explores the relationship between psychology and design in her master’s thesis, the Unhappiness Repairer. This pop-up therapy stand, not unlike Lucy’s …

The mysterious disappearance of Agatha Christie

The <i>Guinness Book of World Records</i> lists her as the bestselling novelist of all time, and according to her estate she is outsold only by the Bible and …

Literature

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Life in Paris

<i>When Rosecrans Baldwin, the author of Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down, took a copywriting job at a French advertising agency and</i> …

For the first time ever, Australian surgeons transplant “dead” hearts into patients

This procedure could save 30 percent more lives<p>Australian surgeons transplanted "dead" hearts into patients for the first time ever.<p>The procedure, which was performed on three patients on Friday, uses hearts that have stopped beating for up to 20 minutes. Previously surgeons only performed heart …

Five UFO Hot Spots in the American Southwest

The dramatic geology and wide-open spaces of the American Southwest lend themselves to UFO activity—imaginary or real—making it one of the top spots for sightings.<p>Roswell, New Mexico, may be the most notable name in extraterrestrial lore, but there are plenty of other hot spots in the region that …

Writer Creates “Color Thesaurus” To Help You Correctly Name Any Color Imaginable

Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children’s book illustrator, created a very useful infographic chart for anyone struggling with color names. The writer …

Engagement Rings

Pulling the Plug on English Departments

The armies of soft philistinism are on the march and eager to ditch traditional literature instruction in favor of more utilitarian approaches. To …

The Million-Dollar Map Thief

After stealing 97 rare maps, serial map thief E. Forbes Smiley III was caught in the act. A new book charts his criminal obsession. The only …

The Power of Literature: The Queer Book Diorama Project (Photos)

Exhibit<p>To celebrate this unique relationship between books and queer identity, author Sassafras Lowrey and Writer Hugh Ryan, invited artists from …

Knocking on Heaven’s Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death

The father who appears before you in a dream, hours before you find out he’s died. The accident you knew would happen. These tales are real—and …

Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead

In the Bible, Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. In medicine, a ‘Lazarus patient’ is one who spontaneously starts circulating blood.<p>That afternoon, …

The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

After a 25-year career in the music industry, during which he produced Don McLean's American Pie, Ed Freeman returned to his original love of photography. While driving around southern Californian deserts to photograph landscapes, he was struck by the beauty of the desolate buildings he passed on …

How World War I Launched Mapmaking at National Geographic

The far-off battles of WWI created an appetite for maps—and National Geographic was at the ready.<p>In the summer of 1914, Americans began reading news accounts of a conflict that would soon be called the Great War—and that would draw the United States in three years later.<p>But it was <i>National …

20 Head-Scratchingly Ridiculous Vintage Movie Posters You've Probably Never Seen Before

After World War II, my step-grandfather (married to my maternal grandmother) worked in the movie poster industry for decades, on the printing side. Before I was born, he'd bring my mother extra posters that I wish <i>so hard</i> she had kept. There are some absolutely incredible vintage movie posters.<p>But …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

10 Earth Landscapes That Look Like They're From Another Planet

Believe it or not, these photos were all taken right here on Earth.<p>The Earth is filled with amazing natural wonders, but some of them are so extraordinary you'd think you landed on another world.

Nature

This Piano Is Played By Clouds

And it sounds a lot like Schoenberg.<p>We often stare at the clouds to see the images hiding inside. But maybe we should be listening instead. Cloud Piano is an installation coming soon to L’assaut de la Menuiserie in Saint-Etienne, France. A sensor on the building’s roof tracks the clouds as they …

Marjory’s world di Rebecca Reeve

La fotografa londinese con residenza a Brooklyn, Rebecca Reeve è una fotografa che si occupa prevalentemente di raccontare per immagini storie …

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

Your Perfect Cali Road Trip: San Francisco to Monterey

San Fran, Muir Woods, Point Lobos. We did it all and more. Photos by Tess Falotico.<p><i>By Tess Falotico for Fathom</i> | <i>See the redwoods. Shop local designers and thrift shops. Eat everything, spend nothing. Drive 232 miles in a week. We did it all and more. Without going insane. Fathom's Tess Falotico</i> …

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …