Miguel Torga

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6 New Rules of Sex Appeal

Learn to conquer your dating competition and make your attractiveness soar by mastering these secrets<p>Leo, Beckham, Clooney: Rich, powerful, admired.<p>But their appeal goes beyond fame or earning power. Call it charisma, call it confidence. Social scientist Catherine Hakim, Ph.D., calls it "erotic …

Body Language

Dreamy Black and White Watercolors by Artist Elicia Edijanto | Colossal

<p>There’s an innate relationship between children and the animal kingdom. Our children sing songs about animals, the have toy animals, they have books …

Art

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Repurposing Old Headlights into Lamps

My first New Year's resolution for 2015 is to re-use more old things. And the guys over at Berlin-based Urban Light Factory already have the jump on …

This Man Can Carve a Working Pair of Pliers--Both Sides--From a Single Piece of Wood!

Children who visit The Warther Museum in Dover, Ohio each get a special gift on their way out: A working pair of wooden pliers, carved from a single …

Robbing the Cradle

<b>Rod Stewart & Penny Lancaster</b><p>And in my heart you’ll always stay, Forever Young…. Even outside of Rob Stewart’s heart, Penny will be young compared to …

Copyright

People might get drunk less if they drank more

Discovering the subtle differences of fine wine takes practice, but will enhance our love of life<p>I took the call that led to this article on my way to lunch. I was meeting an old friend, as I often do, with no purpose other than amiably to exchange sadistic gossip. Of course, we drank a little …

Alcohol

Artist Sketches Candid Scenes While Traveling Around the World

Cherngzhi Lian, a Singapore-based artist and frequent traveler, sketches on every flight, bus ride and train trip. His journeys result in Moleskine notebooks filled with drawings that allow us to vicariously experience his travels with him.<p>Lian's work typically focuses on commuters and cityscapes. …

Travel

Henri Rousseau’s Heartening Story of Success after a Lifetime of Rejection, Illustrated

<i>“People working in the arts engage in street combat with The Fraud Police on a daily basis,”</i> Amanda Palmer wrote in her fantastic manifesto for the creative life, one of the best books of the year, <i>“because much of our work is new and not readily or conventionally categorized.”</i> Few artists in …

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

Sleep

Scientists Describe Their Work In Emoji And The Results Are Hilarious

The level of precision demanded by that work calls for a specialized vocabulary — some would call it jargon — that makes it often incomprehensible to a non-expert.<p>While there's a legitimate case to be made that such language is necessary for accuracy, some think that the whole thing has gone too …

A Genetic Mutation Renders One Family Unable To Sweat

In an interesting twist, scientists have found that targeting this gene could help people who sweat way too much.<p>In Pakistan, there lives a family of five with a unique – and tragic – condition. Several of their children cannot sweat. It’s an extremely rare disorder called anhidrosis, and while it …

Biology

Sex started with fish at least 385 million years ago

Sex was happening on Earth at least 35 million years earlier than we previously knew, according to a new study. Even though fish generally reproduce externally by releasing eggs and sperm outside the body, a group of researchers back in 2009 found that at least one type of fish had started using …

Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

Bill Murray

In Praise Of Architectural Extravagance

Rotterdam-based MVRDV create the rare work of audacious architecture that doesn’t cater to obscene wealth.<p>Every now and then, a work of architecture comes along that makes jaws drop. Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao was one. OMA’s CCTV Headquarters in Beijing was another. Almost always, these …

9 Dumb Things Not to Do on a First Date

Nick Savoy

Need to Re-Wax Your Canvas Jacket? Here’s How to Do It Right

Before there were synthetic fabrics, before Gore-Tex and “weatherproof breathability”, there was thick cotton and a can of wax. Early sailors …

Lovely CG Sculptures by Guzz Soares

I really enjoy seeing badass sculptures... but it's totally rad when an artist comes up with clay looking 3D sculptures like these by Brazilian …

Iris Grace, 5-Year-Old with Autism Paints Breathtaking Works of Art

For many people diagnosed with autism, communicating through speech and social interaction can be challenging. As a way to express herself, 5-year-old Iris Grace began painting last year. She's already garnered praise across the globe for her incredibly beautiful works of art. The young artist, who …

Autism

Will we ever… read at superspeed?

Some companies promise that they can make us all read at five times the speed. But given what we know about the brain, what’s realistically possible?<p>How quickly can you read? Are you the sort of person who finishes the daily newspaper before breakfast? Catches up with the gossip on social media in …

The Brain

Sport picture of the day: a most civilised marathon

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This Dad Captures Everyday Woodworking Projects in Mesmerizing Stop-Motion Process Videos

We're pretty big on process here at Core77—where other publications usually stick to pristine product shots, we like to show what goes on behind the …

Cardboard Furniture for the Dorm Room and Beyond

Furniture made from corrugated cardboard has many advantages. It's easy to move; it's not too expensive; it's recyclable. We've written about the …

This Sofabed is Sofa King Cool!

A convertible sofa is the most sensible seating for small spaces, but finding one that is both functional and aesthetically appealing can be like …

Gorgeous Stone Wall Mosaics Flow in Beautiful Spirals and Waves

Victoria, British Columbia-based artist duo Andreas Kunert and Naomi Zettl create gorgeous, decorative wall installations out of stone. The husband and wife, who own their own stonework design, consulting, and sculpting firm called <i>Ancient Art of Stone</i>, specialize in building murals, fireplaces, and …

Murals

Inside the strange and seedy world where hackers trade celebrity nudes

Security researchers say the images that leaked were just the tip of the iceberg<p>When nude photos of more than 100 prominent celebrities began appearing on the internet over Labor Day weekend, people assumed that the leak was intentional: there was a hacker, or hackers, who were posting these images …

Dreamlike Watercolor Paintings of Iconic Skylines Around the World

Depicting iconic cityscapes from around the world using a keen eye for structural beauty, Maja Wronska continues to capture a dreamy and refreshing quality in her paintings. Encapsulating scenes from Seattle to Amsterdam, Wronska uses watercolors, pastels, and sometimes coffee, to create artwork …

Art

Magician Doug McKenzie

For the second video from our Lincoln Hello Again Series, we spent several days with an enchanting man. Doug McKenzie (who has produced magic for the likes of David Blaine) is one of the world's premiere close-up magic artists. But Doug's interest in the illusion goes far beyond typical street …

New York City