Maria Fazio

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5 Ways Technology Is Ruining Travel — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Although technology is so integrated with how I travel, I realize that that is not always …

South Korea

Summer Luxury in Italy

Summer in Italia is as close as mortals get... to heaven. Sun-bathed piazzas, colorful, aromatic farmers markets, sensual people throbbing to different music 24 hours a day. If Alaska is the land of the Midnight Sun, Italia is the terra of the Midnight Fun.<p>Italians are different than Americans, …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

Mandarin Oriental

Logo Design Guidelines

Design a logo and a visual identity goes way beyond the free form and artistic side of what most people think. There is all the rational part …

Graphic Design

9 Awesome Facts About Lemons You Should Know

When we were kids, our introduction to lemons wasn't so friendly. (It went something like this.) But now that we're all grown up, we actually like the tangy flavor it adds to our recipes for chicken, cookies and, most importantly, cocktails.<p>But now our relationship with lemons has moved from the …

US concealed gun safety teacher shoots student

<b>A gun instructor in the US state of Ohio has accidentally shot a student in the arm in a class for people seeking permits to carry a concealed firearm.</b><p>Terry Dunlap, 73, was demonstrating a .38-calibre pistol when it went off and struck Michael Piemonte, 26.<p>He and his wife were taking the day-long …

Scientists say sugar at levels considered safe is harmful

"Added sugars" are those added during processing or preparation, not those that occur naturally in fruit or milk. The scientists fed the mice a diet that got its added sugars from half fructose and half glucose monosaccharides, which is about what’s found in high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), Potts …

GOOGLE: If You Send To Gmail, You Have 'No Legitimate Expectation Of Privacy'

In a motion filed last month by Google to have a class action complaint dismissed, Google's lawyers reference a 1979 ruling, holding that people who turn over information to third parties shouldn't expect that information to remain private.<p>From the filing (emphasis added):<p>Just as a sender of a …

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

Daily Inspiration #1525

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Graphic Design

Portfolio Update: Sawdust - The Fox Is Black

Sawdust, the design studio made up of Rob Gonzalez and Jonathan Quainton, recently updated their portfolio with some really stand out work. One of my …

Human Movement Converted Into Digital Sculptures | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying the visuals in this series of four idents for CCTV that translate human motion into digitally sculpted objects that look like …

Dwell

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Watch: With Cyborg Instruments, Dancers Turn Movement Into Music

Robotic exoskeletons never moved so gracefully.<p>One is a glowing exoskeleton spine, while another looks like a pair of cyborg butterfly wings. But these aren’t just costumes; they’re wearable, functional art.<p>In fact, the team of researchers from the IDML (Input Devices and Music Interaction …

What Elements Does a Macro Photograph Need to be Considered "Good?"

Not too long ago I covered some common mistakes that aspiring macro photographers make. Hopefully at least one of those tips helped to get a few …

Landscape Photography

Portrait Tips and Techniques by Wayne Radford

Facial Recognition<p>In this ebook, you will find information on how to fine-tune and simplify the essential skills necessary for quality portraiture. …

How Android Grew To Be More Popular Than The iPhone

Google's smartphone operating system now powers a whopping 80% of devices worldwide. Apple's iOS operating system for iPhones only powers 13% of smartphones. iOS controlled about 16% of the worldwide smartphone market a year ago, according to IDC.<p>Apple should be freaking out, Jay Yarow says. (So …