Mel Cowpland

61 Flips | 1 Magazine | 4 Following | 1 Follower | @mcowpland | Artist, Author and Blogger who loves to flip interesting articles that inspire me, expand me and connect me to this amazing world!

Is Black Mirror the Twilight Zone of the Digital Age?

The only _Twilight Zon_e episode I can recall isn’t from Rod Serling’s original television show, which ran from 1959 to 1964, but an episode remake found in the omnibus tribute <i>Twilight Zone: The Movie.</i> I came across the film on television, as a kid, some time after its 1983 release, and stuck …

Predictions for 2015 and Beyond

As the end of 2014 approaches, one can’t help but start to think about what is ahead. For me, since the publishing of my book (link to the right of …

Log In or Sign Up to View

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.

100 funny jokes by 100 comedians

Ex-Graffiti Artist Cuts Paper Into Delicate Art

“Paper is a noble material,” says Aurel Rubbish, a former electronic musician and graffiti artist. For the past four years, this 33-year-old Frenchman has dedicated himself to the delicate art of paper-cutting. Inspired by street art, tattoo design and the American Pop Surrealism movement, Rubbish …

Six unexpected WW1 battlegrounds

<b>Not all crucial battles in World War One took place on the muddy fields of Europe. Some significant fights took place in little-known places much further afield, says the BBC's Deborah Basckin.</b><p>The Somme, Ypres, Passchendaele, all iconic battles of WW1. But what made it a truly global war are the …

Jackson Pollock's Art Teaches Physicists About Fluid Dynamics

The works of abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock are providing physicists with insight into the working of non-Newtonian fluid dynamics …

Thought begins and ends with Emotion

Positives of making Judgement

Today I had an interesting conversation that really highlighted the problem many have with spirituality and it’s double edge sword.<p>We learn to learn …

Living Without Religion: Returning to the Soul Kindle Edition

Melanie Cowpland, author of Living Without Religion: Returning to the Soul, has asked the following questions on her journey through life: What is …

Today Humans Began A Journey To The Stars

According to a press release from the American Geophysical Union, the Voyager 1 space probe has passed beyond the heliosphere of our solar system. The discovery is being published as a scientific paper, but curiously NASA seems reluctant to agree with its conclusions.<p>The heliosphere is the bubble …

David Weeks on How to Shop for Lighting

The New York-based designer's thoughts on lighting the home, choosing the right bulb, and more.<p>New York-based designer David Weeks is no stranger to lighting. His deceptively simple pendants, chandeliers, and sconces—all in white, black, or a rusty red—curve and bend, defying traditional …

Articles about julie fisher how shop furniture on Dwell.com - Dwell

We tapped architect Julie Fisher—who designed the inventive staircase-slide hybrid in our March 2014 issue—for her expert opinion...<p>The New York-based designer's thoughts on lighting the home, choosing the right bulb, and more.<p>Los Angeles-based rug designer Ben Solemani talks us through the do's …

Articles about minimal home narrow plot japan on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Japanese architect creates multi-use miracles with a home just wider than a big rig.<p>A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>After a long day at the office together, this pair relaxes in upstate New York.<p>These spare homes turn our minimalist …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Why cats never became man’s best friend

Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the role of “man’s best frenemy.”<p>It turns out, though, there’s an evolutionary …

Pets

Iconic Party Photos From the Past

From swanky soirees to posh premieres, we look back at candid photos from some of the most iconic parties.<p>From swanky soirees to posh premieres, we look back at candid photos from some of the most iconic parties of all time. Hosted by Truman Capote, Halston and Diana Vreeland, with star attendees …

Audrey Hepburn

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

Hospitality

The Salon: Art & Design 2014

Opening to VIPs today, and then to the public tomorrow through November 17 at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, The Salon Art + Design fair brings together over 50 international galleries in art and design. Here, Elena Soboleva, a contemporary specialist at Artsy, which has been offering an online …

The Twisted Psychology of Busyness (You're Not as Busy as You Think You Are) | Inc.com

A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, is there a demographic category or job function …

The Mystical Riches of Luang Prabang

At 4:30 a.m., the ring of my alarm clock stirred me awake. Though I had spent the previous night indulging in Laotian specialties like <i>larb gai</i> (spicy chopped chicken), I rose effortlessly, eager to participate in a time-honored tradition: the local Buddhist monks’ daily collection of food for the …

How a Little Gratitude Can Help You Get Ahead at Work

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>Thanksgiving is just days away—and in between …

Lifeform of the week: Cranberries

Cranberries are more than just a holiday condiment.<p>My first encounters with cranberries were in the form of cranberry sauce, specifically the canned …

What is the future of communication?

How do we want to communicate with each other? This week we look at chat tools, from WhatsApp to the Star Trek communicator.

2 in 5 teens report cyber dating abuse - Futurity

Researchers say parents, teachers, and coaches need to ask teens if their dates have used technology to control, threaten, stalk, or harass them.

Top 10 Things You Must Do in Amsterdam

You know how you have that long list of the top places you want to travel? Well, Amsterdam was never on my list and now I'm kicking myself wondering why it wasn't! I still haven't figured out why, but I sure am glad our paths crossed because I am now in love with it. Love may not be strong enough …