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Weight-loss surgery yields lasting improvement in health, studies say

Fifteen years after they have weight-loss surgery, almost a third of patients who had Type 2 diabetes at the time they were operated on remain free of the metabolic disorder, a new study says. And six years following such surgery, patients had shaved their probability of suffering a heart attack …

Amazing Hand Lettering Demos by Master Pinstriper Glen Weisgerber

Master pinstriper Glen Weisgerber demonstrates his astonishing hand lettering skills in this series of demo videos by Airbrush Action Magazine. …

Les Miserables Book Scarf - Infinity Scarf, Literary Scarf, Victor Hugo , Book Lover, Books, Reading, Teacher Gift

Wrap up with a good Book Scarf! Let everyone know about your great taste in books with a page from Victor Hugo's Les Miserables on an infinity scarf.<p>This patented Storiarts Book Scarf is cream colored, made from American-made super soft 100% cotton knit fabric, about 63" in circumference and 12" …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

An Aerial Kinetic Sculpture with 256 Helium Balloons Embedded with LEDs | Colossal

<p>Cyclique was an aerial light and sound installation created by audiovisual artist Nohista and Collectif Coin for Nuit Blanche 2013 (previously). The …

A Plan to Create Just Two Time Zones in the Continental United States

Daylight Saving Time is a reminder that losing another hour of evening light isn't just annoying—it's an economically harmful policy with minimal energy savings.<p>Editor's Note: This article was first published on Nov. 1, 2013. The original headline was, “Daylight Saving Time Is Terrible: Here’s a …

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Watch The ABCs And 123s Come To Life In These Stunning Pop-Up Books

French paper engineer Marion Bataille has released a trilogy of pop-up books exploring the design of letters and numbers. They have to be seen to be believed.<p>There are tons of bad pop-up books out there, content to merely sprong, jut, accordion, or bulge. French paper engineer and children’s book …

8 Great Dive Bars In Chicago

Chicago is a fantastic city for dive bars. It's so great that my initial list of contenders for the city's best consisted of 42 bars, and I'm positive that I could have added more places if I asked more people. Many of the city's divey neighborhood bars have been around—and beloved—for decades.<p>What …

Michelin Says These Are The Best Inexpensive Restaurants In Chicago

To qualify for the list, the restaurants must serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). Michelin sends its anonymous local inspectors around the city every year to scope out the most coveted food at reasonable prices.<p>This year, 69 Chicago-area …

Chicago Lawyer Offering Grad Students $1,000 To Go Into Literally Anything Else But Law School

Professionals in many fields relish the idea of loads of youngsters following in their footsteps, mentoring budding talents and encouraging them to continue to pursue their passions.<p>Not this guy.<p>Matthew Willens, a Chicago-based personal injury attorney, this week announced he is setting up a $1,000 …

'Star Wars' Casting Call In Chicago: Open Call For Young 'Episode VII' Leads Comes To Park West Nov. 14

May the force be with you, hopeful Chicago-area padawans.<p>Reports emerged Friday that the production team behind the J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Wars: Episode VII" will be holding an open casting call for two "lead" roles in the latest addition to the sci-fi franchise from 3-8 p.m. at Park West, 322 …