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Opinion: Why Watch Lovers Should Embrace Wearing Small Watches

Even just a couple decades ago, if you bought a men’s wristwatch, it was probably small. <i>Really small</i>. Like, …

Watches

『Hit Like A Girl Contest 2018』Good Times Bad Times - LED ZEPPELIN / Cover by Yoyoka , 8 year old drummer

Here are the 5 books you need to read this summer, according to Bill Gates

With summer fast approaching, it's time to start compiling your vacation reading list. And fortunately, Bill Gates is here to help.<p>On Monday, the …

This Timeline Shows The Entire History of The Universe, And Where It's Headed

This is how we'll die.<p>If you're the type of person who sometimes wakes up at 3am and lies in bed trying to wrap your tiny mind around the achingly …

Universe

A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

He believed he could make the two groups sworn enemies via a series of well-timed 'frustration exercises'<p>All the boys I spoke to had an uneasy feeling about this experience. It has troubled people Author Gina Perry<p>July 1953: late one evening in the woods outside Middle Grove, New York state, three …

Psychology

Peculiar Economics of the Vintage Watch Market Pt. II

If you’ve read Part 1 of the Peculiar Economics of the Vintage Watch Market, then you’ll know we established that the auction house plays a …

Introducing Jaeger-LeCoultre

With its history of supplying movements to the world’s finest watchmakers, is this the ultimate Swiss brand?<p>A lot of promises are made by Swiss watch …

What to Do on a Quick Trip to London

It’s easy to stick to the center when visiting the British capital. But Londoners will tell you the good stuff is right outside the city’s core. You just need to know where, and when, to check it out.<p>With a quick trip to London, a city we visit time and again, comes a dilemma: How do we hit those …

The Fascinating and Humble History of the NATO Watch Strap

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Whether or not you know …

The Death Star would cost $7.8 octillion a day to run

The British energy supplier Ovo has put some very well-spent hours into a comprehensive calculation of the operating costs of the Death Star, which will return to the spotlight in the December 16th movie <i>Rogue One</i>. They conclude that operating the planet-destroying starbase would cost 6.2 octillion …

The Watches of James Bond

Rolex? Omega.<p>The new Omega Seamaster 300 "Spectre", as seen in James Bond's latest adventure.<p>Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to reflect the …

The Difference Between Streets, Boulevards, Avenues, and Other Roads

As you drive around a city, you’ll see streets, avenues, lanes, courts, parkways, and more types of roads than you can count. Turns out, those naming …

Start with Patience

Patience is the foundation of nearly every good habit. Without it, you cannot save money, learn a new skill, or lose weight. Patience is also one of …

This Trailer for the French Scifi Movie Evolution Will Creep You Out So, So Much

The trailer for Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s <i>Evolution</i> begins with a young boy discovering a dead body, and that’s not even in the top 10 of the creepiest …

The best album of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the new century, review aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received albums by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top album from each year starting with 2000, and the resulting list includes some …

Kendrick Lamar

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

Fluorescence Is Like A Rave At the Molecular Level

Ever wonder why your highlighters glow in the dark? How about glow sticks at a rave? Our world is full of glowing objects that awe us even into …

Atoms

The Three Stages of Failure and How to Fix Them

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on. On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving …

Take The Intelligence Test That Thomas Edison Gave to Job Seekers

Today tech companies are infamous for asking silly questions at job interviews. How would I move Mount Fuji? If I knew that I probably wouldn't be …

How to get up close and personal with photography

82-year-old veteran photographer Bruce Davidson doesn’t do detached observation. His approach has nearly always been to get up close and personal with his subjects. “Robert Capa said if you’re not getting good pictures it’s because you’re not getting close enough”, muses the Illinois-born luminary, …

Companionship

Growing up in the city, I kept pictures of specific corners in my memory. This is perhaps because of the way I grew up.Moving, saying goodbye and readjusting are things that constantly happen. That’s why I love to look for familiar things in the new environment to connect to the past.<p>As time goes …

7 Reasons you should own a Thread Mount Leica

I don’t talk about my Leica iiia much on this blog, I wrote a post about it a while ago, but am yet to review it. Despite this, it sits among a …

The Essential Difference Between Star Wars and Star Trek

<i>Star Wars</i> is bigger than ever, and we’re celebrating 50 years of <i>Star Trek</i>. This is a great time to be a fan of space action. But these two universes …

The French Sci-Fi Comics That May Have Influenced Star Wars

Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézieres' science fiction series <i>Valérian and Laureline</i> is one of the most influential French comics of all time. It …

Effervescent

Barefoot Photography in the Rain.

Look at that Cadillac, look at that.

Stop Apple Photos from Auto Launching in OS X with One Command

If you’re a Mac user and are annoyed that OS X automatically launches Apple Photos every time you connect a device or insert a memory card, there’s …

A Whisper from Sicily - Photographs and text by Lorenzo Zoppolato | LensCulture

I prepared a long and detailed text about these photos. Full of quotes from books and a deep, profound analysis.<p>I deleted it 5 seconds ago.<p>The fact is that here, in the middle of the night, spending time with my photos, I realized clearly that they are a story consisting of questions about the …

Photography

America, The Beautiful - Photographs by David Graham | LensCulture

What is it about the American landscape that has captivated photographers for so many decades? From Robert Frank’s still seminal road trips across the country, to the countless efforts that have followed (and, of course, preceded his work), there is something about the breadth, width and intensity …