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How could I read more books?

<b>Agatha Christie read 200 books every year, while Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gets through a book a fortnight. President Theodore Roosevelt read a book a day, and increased this to two or three when he had a quiet night. But how can mere mortals get through more?</b><p>Harriet Klausner - a school …

Books

22 Times Cats Made No Sense

Cats are weird.

10 Beyond-Basic Photography Tips - PocketWizard PlusX

Digital photography can be an addicting hobby. The medium offers instant feedback that you didn't get with film (unless you were shooting Polaroid), …

Kendall Jenner's Style Evolution

See all of the it-model's best off-duty looks.<p>It's safe to say that Kendall Jenner has quickly proven herself to be a supermodel-in-the-making. Not only has she made waves on the runway, but her street style game has won her major points in our book. Jenner can make a head-to-toe black outfit feel …

Kendall Jenner

New Magnificent Photos of Beautiful Libraries around the World

Since 2011, French-born, New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot has traveled all over the world in a quest to document the captivating beauty of libraries for his ongoing series titled <i>House of Books</i>. From Rome to Tokyo to Paris, he creates a visual record of the cultural institutions that have …

Greetings From Mars - Photographs and text by Julien Mauve | LensCulture

In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered America. Less than 500 years later, it has become a common touristic destination for wealthy people from every part of the world.<p>Unknown worlds are now located far from Earth and our most famous explorer is a robot. “Curiosity” is the Christopher Columbus of …

Christopher Columbus

The Martian: Neil deGrasse Tyson tweets his thoughts

Neil deGrasse Tyson, the noted astrophysicist, <i>Cosmos</i> host, and armchair movie reviewer, is at it again. Having previously shared his thoughts on</i> …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Gandalf and the Fellowship of Celebrities

Movies

10 Science Fiction Writers Predict How Our World Will Change In The Next 10 Years

In the epilogue to his book on data, privacy, copyright and what the changing tides of these big ideas mean for writers and other creative types, prolific sci-fi behemoth and tech blogger Cory Doctorow tries to guess what the future will hold. He begins with a disclaimer: “Science-fiction writers …

This Guy Biked 300 Miles With His Adorable Cats

How far would you go for your favorite felines? Would you be willing to bike all the way from Amsterdam to London? This guy was willing to make the …

Cute

The 13 most bizarre Soviet-era buildings that are still standing today

This is especially true in the former communist countries of Europe and Central Asia, where architects of the time designed some striking and frankly absurd structures before the Soviet era came to an end towards the end of the 20th century.<p>Many of these structures survived the fall of the Berlin …

Skyscrapers

Epically awesome photos of Mars

Since 2006, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has been orbiting Mars snapping pictures of the surface with its HiRISE camera.<p>Here is a collection of some of the most incredible images the camera has taken over the years.<p>The HiRISE images shown here have false coloring that highlights …

Astronomy

Visually Stunning Nature Footage Edit Set to “Hello Tomorrow” by Karen O | Colossal

<p>Hey, Happy Earth Day! What better way to celebrate than watching remarkable footage of wildly random creepy crawly things in slow motion set to <i>Hello</i> …

37 incredible drone photos from across the globe that would be totally illegal today

One of the most interesting ways to utilize drone technology is photography. Photographer Amos Chapple knows this better than most. As soon as consumer drones came on the market, Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing one and learning how to fly it, he began traveling the globe, photographing …

Drones

Beautiful Watercolor Paintings of Architecture by Thomas W. Schaller

Though he was raised on a farm in the Midwest, Thomas W. Schaller spent the majority of his life in Manhattan where he worked as a commercial architectural artist. Today, however, he works for himself, as a watercolor painter based in Los Angeles. Schaller made the jump to a different profession …

QuoTED 2015

In our last five years of attending the conference, TED 2015 might have been the best yet. Now firmly settled in its new Vancouver, BC home, this year’s production was deep, meaningful and overall more simple than in years past. Performances were moving, but not shocking. Talks were grouped in a …

Monica Lewinsky

Truly Vintage Street Style

A look back at the ladies who ruled the street style scene first.<p>Long before Bill Cunningham hopped on his bicycle or Tommy Ton launched Jak & Jil, photographers captured stylish women in black and white film sporting Dior and Balenciaga on the street. Take a look back at the ladies who ruled the …

Hypnotic Kinetic Sculptures by Jennifer Townley Fuse Mathematics and Art | Colossal

<p>Although powered by simple rotary engines, these kinetic sculptures by Netherlands-based sculptor Jennifer Townley are dizzying in complexity. …

4 Reasons Why Design Is Taking Over Silicon Valley

VC design partner John Maeda says that the most successful tech companies of the future will really be design companies. Here’s why.<p>Are the fortunes of design on the rise in Silicon Valley? A resounding yes, says John Maeda, design partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. …

10 types of people you should hire immediately

Smart entrepreneurs surround themselves with positive people, especially when business is bad. Positive people come in many forms, but their can-do, feel-good attitudes are universally contagious.<p>A 20-year study published in 2008 shows that having just one happy friend increases your chances of …

Business Strategy

The 11 Most Important Cats Of Science

I can haz scienz?<p>[Special thanks to materials scientist Joe Spalenka for letting us use his photoshopped image of Watson And Crick Plus Chloe The Cat.]

19 Cheesy Recipes that Prove Everything's Better with Cheddar

Cooking

thefilmfatale:

A good portion of <i>Blue is the Warmest Color</i>’s B-roll footage with Adèle Exarchopoulos that ended up being used was in fact of the actress when she was out of character. The camera would be on her when she ate and even when she slept on the train while they were on their way to set. Since during this footage people kept calling Exarchopoulos the name Adèle instead of the main character’s name Clementine, they agreed to change the character’s name to Adèle (x).

Brooding Seascapes and Marine Vessels Painted by Justyna Kopania | Colossal

<p>Polish painter Justyna Kopania depicts melancholy seascapes and towering ships obscured by mist with liberal applications of oil paint. Crashing …

The Oscars: Red Carpet In Pictures

Julianne Moore

Best of 2014: Films

Of the top ten grossing films in this year’s box office, only one wasn’t a part of, or the start of, a series: <i>Maleficent</i>, a reimagined <i>Sleeping Beauty</i> …

Oscar Isaac

From the Archives

The red carpet isn’t the only place that Hollywood’s stars shine. Here, the star turns of this year’s Oscar nominees on the pages of <i>Vogue.</i>

Mario Testino

Films to fuel your wanderlust this year

Finding oneself while traveling: it's a classic literary theme from <i>Siddhartha</i> to <i>On The Road</i>, and a somewhat overused trope in contemporary page-turners-turned-blockbusters.<p>But the process comes full circle when film adaptations inspire further adventure. Books such as <i>Into the Wild</i>, <i>Lord of the …

Australian National Parks

Dreamy Black and White Watercolors by Artist Elicia Edijanto | Colossal

<p>There’s an innate relationship between children and the animal kingdom. Our children sing songs about animals, the have toy animals, they have books …