Laura April Cordova

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Current Obsessions: The Art of Efficiency

From a Japanese minimalist with a cult following to NYC’s newest micro-apartment units, here’s what we have on our radar as of late.<p>Eyeing the …

Death-Inspired Love Comics That I Create To Cope With My Depression

Hello! This is Haenuli, I am a fashion designer who owns a small brand and also an artist. My biggest hobby is drawing and doing creative stuff, but …

Could This Translating Earpiece Change the Way We Travel?

You'll no longer be lost in translation.<p>One of the most difficult things about traveling to a foreign country is learning to navigate in a different …

Language

No Woman Is 100 Percent Straight or Gay, According to Science

You might beg to differ, however.<p>Every once in a while, we come across a scientific finding that puzzles the crap out of us. This is one of them.<p>A new scientific theory published in the journal <i>Biological Reviews</i> claims that some women are evolutionarily designed to be "sexually fluid," or switch up …

Wooden Rings with Magnificent Tiny Fantasy Landscapes

Le créateur canadien sous le nom de Secret Wood réussit à recréer l’atmosphère fantasmagorique de paysages fantastiques dans d’aussi petits objets …

Photographie

25 helpless dogs that had their bed stolen by the cat

If I fits, I sits.<p>Cats are notorious for doing whatever the hell they want. And when it comes to sitting in a comfy place, they'll sit wherever they …

The Amazon survival guide for parents

Lesser-known tricks that make the site even more useful for moms and dads<p>If your Boppy doubles as a throw pillow, your living room seating arrangement includes a Snuggabunny Swing, and you occasionally drink wine out of Take & Toss sippy cups, you’re a parent.<p>With this great title comes two …

100 years of Japanese beauty in under two minutes

Over the past year, <i>Cut</i> has been taking us around the world with their amazing “100 Years of Beauty” series. From Iran to Russia to India to Brazil, …

Obama warns against giving into election year cynicism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eyeing the end of his presidency, Barack Obama urged Americans Tuesday night to rekindle their belief in the promise of change that …

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

To Spot the Panda, Override Your Lazy Brain

There’s a panda in this picture.<p>No, really. There is. A single panda, in a sea of snowmen.<p>You may have spotted it right away. If so: good for you. …

Harry Potter

How much do people differ – a quick overview of 5 personality models

People differ – that’s a fact. Diversity in a group of people working together is good – it inspires innovation and creativity – different people …

Psychology

Now There Are Miraculous Cotton Candy Grapes From The Heavens

God is grape.<p>How can you crave something you didn't even know existed mere hours ago?<p>That happens after you taste a "cotton candy grape," a relatively new variety to hit grocery stores in recent years (and now trending on social media), thanks to the brilliant wizards/grape growers at Grapery, a …

Look What Just Arrived To Our Office – A Pandapus!

We just got a little box from UK, and as always, we were super thrilled to see what’s inside. Turns out it’s a Pandapus!<p>The present came from our …

grumpy

This Couple Had The Best Compromise And Went With A ‘Two-Face’ Wedding Cake

When a comic book buff and his fiancée got married, they decided to treat their guests to a ‘Two-Face’ wedding cake that would satisfy both the …

Weddings

Shiba Inu Gets Stuck In Bush, Pretends Everything Is OK

Getting stuck in a bush could happen to anyone, right? But only a Shiba Inu could do it and still pull off that uber-cute smile. What makes the whole …

Panda Babies Sleeping In Baskets Make Their First Public Appearance At Chinese Panda Breeding Center

These baby pandas are a cause to celebrate! Ten pandas were born this year at the Ya’an Bifengxia Giant Panda Breeding Center, and this past Friday, …

Ornithology

Japanese Artist Carves Pearls Into Skull Jewelry

Shinji Nakaba is a Tokyo-based jewelry designer who’s been creating since 1974. Everything he makes is wearable, and Nakaba often uses unconventional …

Jewelry

Japanese-Inspired Shoes That Wrap Around Your Feet

Store bought shoes rarely fit perfectly, and bespoke options are too expensive for many. Italian shoe maker Vibram, more commonly known for its …

Shoes

Artist Used LSD And Drew Herself For 9 Hours To Show How It Affects Brain

Countless artists have experimented with the effect drugs have on their work. User whatafinethrowaway, inspired by the “Nine Drawings” series which …

Black like her: Is racial identity a state of mind?

The civil rights activist in Washington state who has come under fire for her disputed racial identity said she was stepping down as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.<p>The civil rights activist in Washington state who came under fire for her racial identity said she was stepping down.<p>While …

Rachel Dolezal

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Changing a Common Belief About Brain Injury

As a scientist, I am impassioned to share research findings that upend conventionally-held wisdom about the brain - modifying viewpoints that are obsolete, wrong, and disabling.<p>The journal <i>Neuropsychological Rehabilitation</i> has just published the results of a study conducted by our interdisciplinary …

Heartbeat from You

Rei Ayanam

Meet Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

The last time Samsung put on a show in Barcelona, it came bearing the Galaxy S5 and that love-it-or-hate-it bandage back. Not exactly a high point in the company's design history, you might say. Over the past year, though, the Korean juggernaut has come to the realization that it needs to pare down …

Wild Panda Population Up Dramatically in China, Government Says

Experts question exact figures but say upward trend is valid.<p>The population of endangered wild giant pandas has risen some 17 percent in just over a decade, the Chinese government reported this week, news that a major wildlife group cites as evidence that the famous mammal, a cultural icon for …

Endangered Species

New Hippopotamus Chair By Maximo Riera Is The Size Of A Real Hippo

Maximo Riera, the creator behind the amazing Animal Chairs collection, has come up with a new piece for his easily recognizable collection – the …

Forget Coffins – Organic Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones Into Trees

The idea of coming full circle and returning whence we came from is one that appeals to many of us, regardless of our faith (or lack thereof), and …