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George Orwell Explains in a Revealing 1944 Letter Why He’d Write 1984

Most of the twentieth century's notable men of letters — i.e., writers of books, of essays, of reportage — seem also to have, literally, written a …

16 Examples Of Disney Nail Art That Will Render You Speechless

Little Mermaid nails FTW.

Nail the classic nude manicure like a pro

<i>By The Beauty Experts at: L'Oréal Paris</i><p>The nude manicure is a trend that's here to stay! It's the perfect beauty staple that works well for every …

This Victoria's Secret Model Is a Secret Coder

Photo: Miles Aldridge for MAC Cosmetics<p>Meet Lyndsey Scott. You may recognize her from the Victoria's Secret show, Diane von Furstenberg catwalk, or perhaps the pages of <i>ELLE Italia</i>, among other high fashion magazines. She's young. She's beautiful. And she knows how to code.<p>After reading about …

31 Insanely Clever Remodeling Ideas For Your New Home

Can you get through this post without calling your contractor?

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

Core Mellow Font Family

Core Mellow – a Condensed Geometric Sans-Serif Font Family.<p>The <b>Core Mellow</b> font family was designed in 2013 by Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm, and …

Interior design ideas: Go with the flow - in pictures

On Australia's west coast, a short hop from the sea, stands a house in perfect harmony with its setting

A beautifully gridded, gradient calendar by This Studio - The Fox Is Black

This Studio, founded by David Bennett in 2006, is a creative entity based in the UK. For the past seven years he’s created a series of calendars to …

A Lot Of People In Canada Are Experiencing Mysterious "Frost Quakes"

Many have been reporting hearing loud booms across the Greater Toronto since Christmas Eve.<p>Frost quakes, or cryoseisms, occur when there is a rapid drop in temperature. Water that is in the ground freezes. Because it has nowhere else to go, it cracks the soil or rock causing a loud noise and the …

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

Home Automation

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Apple confirms annual ‘Lucky Bag’ sale set to kick off Jan. 2 at retail stores in Japan

Much like it has done in recent years, Apple’s annual ‘Lucky Bag’ sale through Apple retail stores is about to kick off in Japan. The tradition is something that many retailers in the country take part in by offering a mystery bag of goods that are often sold for much less than the total sum of the …

17 Red Lobster Recipes In Case The Seafood Chain Goes Away Forever

The dying seafood chain is being abandoned by its parent company. Time to drown your sorrows in homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits and move on to ethically raised seafood.<p>Red Lobster isn't making enough money, and its parent company, Darden, which also owns Olive Garden and other chains, all but rang a …

Sustainable Modern Residence Overlooking Lake Michigan: The M-22 House

Displaying an imposing modern silhouette along the top of a ridge overlooking West Grand Traverse Bay in Northern Michigan, USA, the <b>M-22 House</b> was …

Spectacular Photos of Bubbles Frozen in Frigid Temperatures

Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly took advantage of the frigid temperatures earlier this month by blowing bubbles with her son and photographing the spectacular results for her series dubbed <i>Frozen in a Bubble</i>. Using a homemade solution consisting of dish soap, karo syrup, and water, Kelly …

Canada issues Santa Claus a passport

The Harper government has issued Santa a Canadian passport – a lighthearted Christmas stunt that comes weeks after it served noticed it would lay claim to the North Pole as part of an international bid for seabed riches in Arctic.<p>Immigration Minister Chris Alexander presented one of this country's …

Kate Middleton's Christmas Day Outfit: Alexander McQueen Tartan

This Christmas, in honor of baby Prince George's first holiday, Queen Elizabeth II invited all her nearest and dearest royals to her country house, Sandringham, in King's Lynn, Norfolk. Of course, Prince George's mom and dad, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Prince William, were on hand, and …

Christmas Light Photography Tips

At this time of year, many of the world’s cultures and religions celebrate holidays that involve lights. While the use of lights and candles is often …

LEGO Architecture Studio Kit

The LEGO geniuses continue to expand their LEGO Architecture series and this time instead of a particular landmark or building, they’ve created the …

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