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Meet the Class of 2014

<i>Check them out -- talented, creative and yes, incredibly good looking -- these are the 43 people you need to know in 2014.</i><p><i>(L.A.) Written by Alex Scordelis / Styled by Saskia Vaye / Hair by Ashley Streicher at The Magnet Agency using Oribe / Makeup by Ashleigh Louer at The Magnet Agency using NARS /</i> …

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The Truth About 'The Most Interesting Man In The World'

For over 40 years, Jonathan Goldsmith worked as a journeyman actor with hundreds of IMDB credits to his name.<p>In 2006, he booked the role of a lifetime: the spokesperson for a Dos Equis beer campaign that soon made him known to millions as "The Most Interesting Man In The World."<p>Goldsmith lived and …

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How Lego Become The World's Hottest Toy Company

They will add to the already gigantic heap of Lego bits: 86 for every person on the planet. The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue.<p>In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to …

Lego

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.

Cooking

The complete guide to listening to music at work

If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones.<p>It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens. But not all music is created …

Thelonious Monk

These Gorgeous Screenprints Showcase a City's Most Famous Structures

As part of a project called "Shapes of Cities," London-based designer Yoni Alter takes a handful of iconic buildings from various metropolitan areas …

Cities

How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory

Cauliflower

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Founded in 2001, Amy Lau Design creates interiors known for their warmth, expressiveness and impeccable attention to detail. Amy has a reverence for …

Home Improvement

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

How did a chain-smoking geek from Hanoi design the viral hit Flappy Bird - and why did he walk away?<p>Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who …

Vietnam

6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

Airplanes

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

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Updated 12th February 2018

Imaginative Scenes Emerge from Monochromatic Illustrations

Italian artist EmilianoP is the skilled hand behind these beautifully dark and mysterious illustrations. Currently based in New Zealand, the artist creates figures that seem to emerge from quick ink strokes across a page, but the concepts are actually quite purposeful. He begins each piece by …

Civil Rights

Watch 20 Strangers Share a First Kiss

In a new video uploaded to YouTube yesterday, filmmaker Tatia Pilieva captured the perfect balance of cute and awkward that is a first kiss. The video, which starts off showing a screen explaining the premise: "We asked 20 strangers to kiss for the first time..."shows both the giggly, uncomfortable …

Modern Home Modeled After Native American Pit Hut

Bercy Chen Studio is giving land in Austin, Texas a second chance. Taking what was once an industrial site, they designed the Edgeland House, a structure that's built into the landscape and keeps its carbon footprint small. The triangular roof is lined with lush green sod and the house is designed …

Architecture

Stunning High-Rise Tower Mimics a Tree with Branches

The second architectural folly of the 21st century is upon us. Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisn Associs and Oxo Architects, have crafted an imaginative structure named <i>White Tree</i> in Montpellier, France that dazzles us with its unusual stair-step shape and how it fans into the open sky. For something to …

Architecture

More Amazing Hyperrealistic Body Paintings by Hikaru Cho

Tokyo-based artist Hikaru Cho, who we introduced to you here, has created a striking series of hyperrealistic body paintings called <i>My Body My Rights</i>. Released right before International Woman's Day as a part of the human right organization Amnesty International's campaign on sexual and reproductive …

Amazing

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Books

Will millions of Christians give up Facebook and Twitter for Lent?

The Christian season of Lent is one of personal sacrifice. But could it also be a financial hit for such social networking giants as Twitter TWTR, …

3D Marketplace 3DLT Talks About Selling The First 3D-Printed Gear On Amazon

We met first met Cincinnati-based 3DLT last year when they announced their 3D printing marketplace at Disrupt. The team is back in the news thanks to a new effort by Amazon to add printed items to their already massive selection of goods.<p>Right now things are in the experimental stages, but I sent …

Google exec: We’ve sold millions of Chromecast adapters

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Google(S GOOG) has sold “millions” of Chromecast adapters since it first introduced the device last summer, said Google …

Apple TV

The Nex Band: Part of a New Modular Tech Trend?

The term ‘modular tech’ used to invoke thoughts of synthesizers from the 1970s. Now it’s making a comeback, not least because of Google’s Project Ara smartphone. Beyond that though, there’s Mighty Cast’s upcoming Nex Band.<p>Aimed at teenagers and young adults, the Nex Band is a charm bracelet that …

Android Launchers: Their Time Has Come

Android personalization apps are more popular than ever, according to a recent report.<p>While iOS users can only change the most superficial elements …

Emoji love: The Science Behind Why We <3 Emoticons

<i>Andrea Ayres-Deets is the Lead Writer at ooomf, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Andrea writes about psychology, creativity, and business over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I’ve never felt particularly comfortable in public spaces. I’m the …

Meet ‘Pono’ – The $400 High-Fidelity iPod Competitor From Rocker Neil Young

Neil Young has been working on his high-fidelity digital music player Pono for awhile now, and the project is finally starting to bear some fruit, …

Richard Branson Launches A Green Energy Plan For The Caribbean

In 1979, when Richard Branson bought the 74-acre Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, he paid less than $300,000. It was untouched, undeveloped, inhabited only by birds and jungle critters. Back then, no one worried a wit about carbon emissions, ocean acidification, rising sea levels. To …

The perovskite lightbulb moment for solar power

Cheap, abundant solar power from Britain's grey skies? Don't mock, this is one dream that could soon be a reality<p>The worst part of my job as a materials scientist is going to conferences. They are often turgid affairs conducted in the ballrooms of hotels so identical to one another that you can't …

Latin America's Biggest Solar Farm Will Replace a Dirty Fossil Fuel Plant in Mexico

Just a few weeks ago the world’s largest solar thermal power plant switched online in Nevada, and now the largest solar plant in Latin America is …

Renewable Energy