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Injecting Paint in Bubble Wrap to Recreate Iconic Paintings

Who says bubble wrap is just for packaging or stress relief? New York-based artist Bradley Hart, known for creating amazingly realistic pixelated portraits, has expanded his bubble wrap painting series <i>Impressions</i> to include recreations of iconic masterpieces such as Leonardo da Vinci's <i>Mona Lisa</i>, …

Digital Art

You Think Food Tastes Better If It's Expensive

We’re pretty shallow when it comes to food.<p>I don’t just mean our predilections for organic food and fancy coconut water. A new study shows that …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …

Stainless: Hypnotizing Slow-Motion Footage from Trains Pulling into Stations | Colossal

<p>These videos by Adam Magyar are one of those things that are difficult to explain verbally, but as soon as you see it, you realize how completely …

Ten great ghost towns in the West

6 Amazing Lego Artworks That Will Blow Your Mind

While for many, Legos will always be known as a childhood toy, some grown-ups have taken Legos to fascinating new heights making it more like an art form. Whether they're using thousands of Lego bricks to recreate familiar pop-culture scenes or creatively assembling them into sculptures worthy of a …

Lego

Portraits Emerge from an Incredible Collage of Objects

New York-based artist Michael Mapes continues to expand his portfolio of meticulously assembled artworks made of thousands of collected specimens. Each piece in the artist's newest and laboriously executed collection consists of countless materials that have each been pinned to a board to form a …

Art

Sugar Plum Fruitcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Many of you know that I've spent 2013 baking for Betty. It's been a lively year of fun minion cakes, candy bar creations and snickerdoodle skillets. …

The NYFA released this inforaphic of gender inequality in film. It’s truly eye-opening and this only scratches the surface

The NYFA released this inforaphic of gender inequality in film. It’s truly eye-opening and this only scratches the surface.

15 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Ken

Barbie’s favorite accessory has an interesting history of his own.

88 Important Truths I’ve Learned About Life

By David Cain,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/YohPaa<p>Everyone gets drilled with certain lessons in life. Sometimes it takes repeated demonstrations …

What's the problem if a boy wants to put on a dress or girls act masculine?

A few weeks back, I went to my first baby shower. My friends have only recently started getting married and having babies – although not necessarily in that order – and I was psyched to pick out a set of adorable baby clothes for the twins to whom my friend had only weeks earlier given birth. I …

Emotional intelligence: a clincher in Lady Ashton's diplomatic triumph

Much of the credit for this weekend's historic defusing of the Iranian nuclear issue, hailed as one of the great diplomatic triumphs of the new century, has rightly gone to Lady Ashton, the European Union's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, and to the high degree of …

35 Pictures That Prove The World Isn’t Such A Bad Place

Everything is NOT terrible.

The 28 Most Satisfying Things That Have Ever Happened

Prepare to be satisfied.

This boy dressed up as Harry Potter and went around Penn Station looking for Platform 9 ¾

19 Insanely Clever Gifts You'll Want To Keep For Yourself

You'll solve everyone's problems in one fell swoop. Unless you *forget* to give them away, that is.

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

These Photos Of Threadbare Stuffed Animals Will Break Your Heart

Photographer Mark Nixon’s Much Loved series poignantly examines the beloved toys of our childhoods.<p>In Margery Williams’s classic children’s book <i>The Velveteen Rabbit</i>, a stuffed bunny is transformed by the Nursery Fairy into a real rabbit for having earned the love of a child. In his new book <i>Much</i> …

Jack Monroe's frozen yoghurt recipe

This simple dessert is a great way to stretch fresh berries, but it works brilliantly with cheaper frozen fruit, too<p>I first made these berry desserts with foraged blackberries and a few things from the fridge, but any berries will do. You can often get bags of mixed frozen berries far cheaper than …

18 Things Everyone Should Start Making Time For Again

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1fwN1N3<p>1. Writing things by hand. Letters to friends, lists for the store, goals for the week, …

30 Powerful Gloria Steinem Quotes To Increase Your Feminist Zeal

By Kat George,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/19hCOys<p>Gloria Steinem might want to live in a world where her written works are no longer relevant, …

INSANE Domino Tricks! (Hevesh5 & MillionenDollarBoy)

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This is what Disney princesses would like if they had normal sized eyes.