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Best Ads from Spring 2014

See the most stellar ad campaigns from Spring 2014.<p>With faces ranging from models with buzz to pop superstars and Oscar winners—and the most-in demand photographers behind the lens, ad campaign season is a bit like fashion photography Christmas. See the most stellar of the season.

No. Seven – Vintage Style Script Font Family by Fenotype

No. Seven Script Family.<p>The <b>No. Seven</b> script font family was designed in 2013 by Emil Karl Bertell (Fenotype). Its typeface provides a bold vintage …

Typography

Articles about abandoned factories modern homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple embarks on a new life together by establishing a homestead on a dilapidated lot in a buzzworthy corner of San...<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>A metal-and-cedar home rises on farmland in East Tennessee.<p>After a devastating fire, …

Architecture

High-Speed Strings: Video Trickery Creates Wobbly Slow Motion Effect | Colossal

<p>This brief clip demonstrates what happens when you film an upright bass while synchronizing the vibration of the strings with the frame rate of the …

Gorgeous Watercolors Merge Nature with Chinese Calligraphy

For more than 30 years, artist Chuan-Hong Li has found countless ways to convey the beautiful elegance of the Chinese culture through paint. His vibrant watercolors are filled with a touch of nature, often plum blossoms, lotus, and peonies, that are accompanied by beautiful calligraphy lettering. …

Art

Animal A to Z Poster Illustrations by Build

Animal A to Z Alphabet Prints.<p>Graphic design studio Build has created this series of lovely illustrated A to Z animal prints. The cute animals are …

Da Vinci's String Organ Must Be Heard To Be Believed

The man who painted the Mona Lisa, and was the first to sketch out the helicopter and the submarine, also dabbled in music. So here's the question: What musical instrument did Leonardo da Vinci design?<p>There isn't an easy answer. His 15th-century sketches indicate something between a harpsichord and …

Why there's nothing wrong with being bored by opera

Do you find opera tedious? Do bits of Shakespeare send you to sleep? Well, you're not alone. David Hare, Julian Barnes and John Eliot Gardiner talk to John Crace about the importance of being bored<p>There's no hiding it. I find some passages of Wagner insufferably tedious. Take Parsifal, just opened …

A Personal Stylist for Every Shopper

London-based start-up Thread, which has attracted a number of influential investors, advisors and retail partners, is building a scalable personal …

New water-repellant surface destroys drops that hit it

Water-repellant materials are everywhere. Inspired by structures found in nature, these materials excel at staying dry by making water "bounce" off their surface. Now, a new structure detailed in the scientific journal <i>Nature</i> improves water-resistance even more by shortening the time fluid makes …

Saving The Native Prairie — One Black-Footed Ferret At A Time

American pioneers saw the endless stretches of grassland of the Great Plains as a place to produce grain and beef for a growing country. But one casualty was the native prairie ecosystem and animals that thrived only there.<p>Some biologists are trying to save the prairies and they've picked a hero to …

Why You Can't Tickle Yourself

You can't tickle yourself because you can't surprise your own brain. But could you do it if you could trick your brain into thinking you were someone else? Host Rachel Martin talks to professor Jakob Hohwy of Monash University in Australia to learn about his experiment with illusion and reality, …

Pop Culture

PlayStation Store’s 12 Deals of Christmas begins today in Europe

The PlayStation Store kicks off its annual 12 Deals of Christmas sale today, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog Europe.<p>Two new deals — one for PlayStation 3 and one for PlayStation Vita — will be available every 48 hours, resulting in 24 discounts over the course of the sale. Featured …

Condom Challenge: Teen Condom Snorting Trend Hits YouTube (VIDEOS)

Kids snort the darndest things.<p>The "condom challenge" is the newest, most disturbing YouTube trend in which young kids snort condoms and then pull them out of their mouths. Yes, it's as gross as it sounds.<p>Though videos surfaced online as early as October, the challenge recently picked up speed with …

The next creepy Instagram trend: Teen beauty contests

Every social network has a dark side, and Instagram is no exception. While the photo-sharing platform generally keeps things pretty tame, one new …

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What Happens If You Text Your Parents Pretending To Be A Drug Dealer?

Nathan Fielder, star and creator of one of the funniest shows on television, Comedy Central's Nathan for You, asked his Twitter followers to text their parents saying they had weed for sale. And the results are as good and as painful as you'd imagine.<p>H/T to Uproxx.

Social Media

Man, 45, 'posed online as One Direction's Harry Styles to get young girls to perform sex acts for him on webcams'

• John Eastman of Waterbury, Connecticut is accused of using Skype and other methods to fool girls as young as 5 into performing sex acts on camera …

Crime

Fake braces: Asia's curious teenage fashion trend

And so it begins. Just two days into 2013 and we already have a contender for this year's most peculiar global fashion trends. This one comes to us …

Kids Today Take 90 Seconds Longer to Run a Mile Than Kids in the 1980s

"Remember when human bodies could 'run'?" -Person of the Future<p>At an international meeting held by the American Heart Association yesterday, Dr. Grant Tomkinson presented research that said cardiovascular endurance in children is declining by 5 percent every decade.<p>Tomkinson and his colleagues at …

Would Lincoln Have Survived If He Was Shot Today?

The anatomy of the President's fatal wound, and what modern medicine could have done for him<p>Abraham Lincoln often spoke and dreamed about being assassinated, convinced that he would not outlast the rebellion when his work would have been done. Prior to his inauguration, he received letters warning …

Bad Santa 2 to shoot next year

With the Holiday season just around the corner, it’s almost time to start dusting off some of those Christmas classics as we count down the days …

The 5 Most Absurd Superhero Names of All Time

Coming up with a superhero name is way harder than it sounds, because most of the good ones were taken almost right away -- "Batman" was one of the …

Mirrored Triangles Reflect Complex Layers of Reality

<i>Kaleidoscopic</i> is a visually captivating series that alters everyday space with unexpected layers of reality. Brussels-based artist Maria Baoli uses a basic, mirrored triangle to introduce fragments of a person into common areas like a tiled bathroom or a wall covered with ivy. By simply intervening …

Art

New Ornate Insects Drawn by Alex Konahin | Colossal

<p>Latvia-based graphic artist and illustrator Alex Konahin (previously) recently completed work on a new series of ornate insect drawings titled …

JFK: A Look Back

Inside Flipboard / November 21, 2013<p>Fifty years ago, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was slain by a madman’s bullet. The assassination of the popular and …

The Week in Review: The 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination

Inside Flipboard / November 22, 2013<p>This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The youngest elected …

After a tumultuous triumph over England in the semi-finals, New Zealand's Kiwis will meet Australia's Kangaroos once again in the Rugby League World Cup Final this Saturday. At Old Trafford in Manchester, United Kingdom, the Kangaroos and the Kiwis will go head to head at 2:30 PM in a clash of the southern hemisphere's rugby titans. For the Kangaroos, who trounced Fiji in the semi-finals with a 64-0 victory, the match will be a chance to avenge their loss in the 2008 finals against New Zealand. To see more photos and videos from the Rugby League World Cup Final, browse the #RLWC and #RLWC2013 hashtags on Instagram and tap the blue location text above. To get a front seat in the build up to the match and during the nail-biting 80 minutes, follow these rugby league and sporting accounts on Instagram: Kangaroos Jarryd Hayne (@jarrydhayne_1), Johnathan Thurston (@jthurston06), Cameron Smith (@cameron9smith), Robbie Farah (@robbiefarah) and Kiwis Dean Whare (@deanwhare), Bryson Goodwin (@bry_goodwin), Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (@tuivasasheck). Photo by @stevehartfox

Creative Mother Turns Her Son’s Baby Pics Into Cute Imaginary Adventures

The constant stream of baby photos that we get from new parents can sometimes be annoying, but it’s not hard to understand their excitement – for …