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Incredible Body Paintings By Gesine Marwedel Transform People Into Animals And Organs

Gesine Marwedel is a brilliant body painting artist based in Germany who creates both beautiful and terrifying pieces of art right on the models who …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

Cosmic Bulletins: Two Major Discoveries Rock Science

The Theory of General Relativity seemed truly bizarre when Albert Einstein first articulated it 99 years ago: gravity, the great physicist declared, …

Everything You Think About Mothers and Childhood Is Wrong

Developmentalist Jean Piaget famously observed that "play is the work of children." But in some places, work is the work of children. And that's not …

Parenting

This Is What Happens When You Blow Soap Bubbles at -9°C (15,8°F)

When the weather forecast announced about the unexpected cold from -9°C to -12°C last week, Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly decided to …

Weather

Simpsons Animator Liz Climo Creates Incredibly Cute Animal Comics on Tumblr

Elizabeth Climo, or simply Liz Climo, is a talented young animator currently working with the everlasting <i>The Simpsons</i> TV-show<i>.</i> When her day job ends, …

Cute

75 Photos Of Amazing Paper Art

Many people see art as something with many barriers to entry – maybe the materials are expensive, maybe you don’t have the space, or maybe you think …

10 Modern Coloring Books That Aren’t Just for Kids

Who says you have to be a kid to love a good coloring book? Not us, that’s for sure! When we read about <i>Outside the Lines</i>, the latest cool coloring book on the art scene, we knew it was time to round up a whole bunch of modern coloring books for folks who can’t resist a good set of markers filling …

How To Recognise Famous Painters According To The Internet

Art history has never been so easy! Reddit user DontTacoBoutIt (now a dead account) posted a series of famous paintings and gave short but …

12 Ways To Procrastinate

Angela Liao, the comic illustrator behind 20px, came up with and depicted 12 different categories of procrastinators. Do you recognize yourself?

Li Ao

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

What Is Nothing? A Mind-Bending Debate about the Universe Moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson

<b>Isaac Asimov</b> — sage of science, champion of creativity in education, visionary of the future, lover of libraries, Muppet friend — endures as one of the most visionary scientific minds in modern history. Every year, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, of which Asimov …

A Pill Popping Society

In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, the populace finds chemical solace in Soma, a daily pill taking ritual that makes existence tolerable. Life …

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

Minimalist Illustrations That Will Make You Smile

It's hard to believe that it's been over a year and a half since we first featured the work of Jaco Haasbroek. The designer and illustrator from Cape Town, South Africa popped up on our radar once again by Threadless who just made him their newest MADE artist.<p>MADE is a monthly showcase of some of …

Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni …

Doodling

Photos Reveal What It’s Like to Have Anxiety Issues

Photographer John William Keedy explores themes of anxiety and varied neuroses in his series titled <i>It's Hardly Noticeable</i>. Examining his own struggles with anxiety over the past nine years and drawing from other mental disorders, the images present an insightful look at behaviors that are deemed …

8 Most Beautiful Water Landscapes in the World

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

National Parks

40 Hyper Realistic Artworks That Are Hard to Believe Aren’t Photographs

Although sometimes art is meant to stress its detachment from the reality, hyperrealism practically erases this line. Pictures and sculptures, …

Awesome GIFs of Scientific Experiments

<b>Hydrogen Peroxide Mixed With Potassium Iodide</b><p>Scientific experimentation has yielded many anomalies, baffling the senses, and Imgur user Gloryholio has amassed some of these visually awe-inspiring experiments into a series of gifs. Luckily, Redditor preggit has shared the scientific set, allowing …

10 Cutting-Edge Artists Who Create Inventive 21st Century Art

When you think of the term “cutting-edge,” what comes to mind? Words like “innovative,” “boundary-pushing,” and “risk-taking”? The dictionary defines “cutting-edge” as being in “the leading position in any field” or at the “forefront.” Here, we explore the work of 10 contemporary artists who …

Art

Audrey Kawasaki’s New Wood Panel Paintings

Thinkspace gallery has just tipped us off to their online preview of Audrey Kawasaki's latest work. These pieces are currently showcased in a mini-solo exhibition at SCOPE Basel Art Fair in Switzerland. From now to June 16, visit the Thinkspace Booth to see Audrey's gorgeous new pieces where she …

Incredible 3D Sculptures made of Sewing Buttons

Augusto says that a simple sewing button may seem insignificant and small when it lays in a grandma’s sewing box, but at the same time it can be very …

Sewing

In pictures: Sea angels and other amazing undersea creatures

For centuries we've looked to the stars, dreaming of the weird and alien worlds that exist beyond the confines of Earth. But beneath the sea live …

Intricate Geometric Sand Patterns Formed by Sound

Sand forms intricate geometric patterns on a resonating metal plate in this demonstration of the Chladni plate experiment by Brusspup. To run the …

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

The 10 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2012

After the best science books, art books, and design books of 2012, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating philosophy, psychology, and creativity books published this year. (Catch up on last year’s roundup here.)<p>THIS WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER<p>Every …

Amazingly Detailed Illustrations Drawn on Foam Coffee Cups

Cheeming Boey, generally known as just Boey, was at a coffee shop and needed something on which to write down his ideas. He didn't have any paper, so he found the next best thing–his coffee cup. After seeing some incredibly awesome results, the Malaysian animator and artist continued sketching on …

Coffee