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MIT study says Twitter can predict major public events like protests

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Pond 5/Cienpies<p>Humanity has long been obsessed with the ability to predict the future, often by the use of magic or …

Bored at Your Desk? Kill Time Feeding Some Real Fish via This Web App

Sometimes it can be relaxing to peer into a fish tank and just pass a few minutes in quiet contemplation. Just you and the fish. But if you’re at work, this isn’t really a very practical way of de-stressing.<p>Luckily for you, Mindworks Innovation Lab has created Aquard.io – a virtual aquarium Web app …

Memory champion forgets Paxman's name: don't make the same mistake

The new World Memory Champion managed to forget the Newsnight presenter's name. Here are a few tips to help you avoid the same fate<p>When Jonas von Essen, the new World Memory Champion, appeared before Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight yesterday, he was tasked with demonstrating his formidable skills by …

Swooshart - Nike Meets Classic Art

The Nike symbol, also known as the Swoosh, is one of the most important icons of modern culture. The simplicity is memorable and we can spot and …

Art

13 ideas for creative camera work

After kicking last week off with a 41MP camera phone, the worst-kept secret in photography, the long-awaited Canon 5D Mark III, became a reality at …

Using Sun Flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images

Using Sun flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images - tips on how to create them and use them to make dynamic images

Tips for photographing star trails at night

Photography

7 Tips for Better Street Photos

The art of street photography has produced some of the most moving pictures of all time. To capture forever the essence of a moment, or people's …

10 Tips for Taking More Interesting Photos

The end of one year and the beginning of another is always a time for reflection, and for many people a time to make New Year’s resolutions about …

4 Tips for a Perfect White Background in High Key Photography

4 Tips for a Perfect White Background in High Key Photography author Tony Northrup shows us some tips for making that white background, white!

Photography

Don't Waste Money - Make Your Social Media Advertising Smarter, More Original, More Effective

<b>#5 of 10 More Don’ts of Corporate Social Media</b><p><b>“Advertising is the price companies pay for being un-original,” designer Yves Behar has said.</b><p>But on social media, originality in advertising actually has found a new canvas, a new playground to explore. And the profession itself is being redesigned in …

Fall's Most Anticipated Haircuts

10 celebrity-inspired looks for fall.<p>With fall collections already being glimpsed here and there, the time is right to think about heading into the new season with a fresh look. And what better way than with a sharp, of-the-moment haircut? Here, we take inspiration from the latest silhouettes, …

TED Talks That Could Change How You Think About The Holidays

Photo courtesy of Ted.com.<p>Some holiday traditions never get old. There's a certain comfort that comes with stuffing ourselves with stuffing, …

Why Chia Seeds Are Suddenly Everywhere

What's as small as the head of a pin, but (almost) as healthy as freshly grilled fish? It sounds like a riddle, but <b>the latest superfood to arrive is</b> …

The Hyperrealistic Sculptures of Ron Mueck

London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Using resin, fiberglass, silicone, and many other materials, Mueck constructs hyperrealistic likenesses of human beings, while playing with …

Gorgeous Expressive Paintings by Mandy Tsung

Using everything from ink on paper to oil on wood, figurative painter Mandy Tsung creates captivating works that convey a strong passion and energy. The Vancouver-based artist creates all kinds of lively scenes that blend reality with imaginative landscapes filled with colorful swirls.<p>Featuring …

Art

Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)

From a bridge high above the Malaysian forest to a modern drawbridge, get from one place to another in style on one the world's coolest …

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Slaw

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Cover the pork with the salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. Sear the …

The Internet's Funniest Blogs, For Your Daily LOLs

There's a <i>whole</i> lot more to the Internet than cats, crude Donald Duck cartoons, and celebrity Instagram accounts. It's time those underrated, on-point …

20 Wooden Accessories You Can Buy and DIY

We’re loving the resurgence of natural materials on the style front. We’ve already shown you 30 ways to rock some serious rocks, gems, and stones, and now we’re onto our next material. Wood!<p>The question is: Wood you wear any of the accessories on this list? ;)<p>1. Golden Glacier Totem Necklace ($72): …

Jewelry

Six Essentials for Fall Camping

Summer may be the traditional season to toss a tent into the car and take off toward the horizon, but fall camping has its advantages. Not only are there are fewer crowds at popular locales, but nothing enhances the taste of hot coffee quite like being wrapped in a warm flannel blanket, watching a …

Lineup

The Verge fall reading list

Autumn is a great time to cozy up at home and get to all the reading you missed out on during the summer. The barbecues are over, the holidays aren't here yet, and your friends will probably believe you if you say you're "busy" this weekend. Sure, there's plenty of television to watch, too, but you …

Artist Collaborates with her 4-Year-Old Daughter to Create Amazing Illustrations | Colossal

<p>In one of the best collaborations this blog has seen in ages, professional illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks has been collaborating with her …

The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

Streetwear

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

Sous-vide Cooking

The Big Black Book Fall Preview: The Essentials

<b>Gentlemen:</b> Allow us to introduce your building blocks for a more stylish and successful fall and winter — of the moment, made to last, and loaded with luxury, integrity, and value. Enjoy responsibly. (Or, you know, let 'er rip. Up to you.) See them all in the slideshow.<p><b>The Story Behind a Piombo</b> …

Men's Fashion

Make This $285 Necklace for Under $40!

When we came across this beauty by the folks at Iacoli & McAllister, we were totally inspired. The colors of the coated and uncoated brass and copper are so… us! If you’re up for a splurge, we would totally support spending $285 on this gorgeous necklace. Of course, we couldn’t resist creating our …

Jewelry

The 20 Most Stylish Men of Old Hollywood

<b>Icon.</b> It's a word that's tossed around like pollen on a spring day, spoken without a care and landing just as aimlessly on whatever happens to be in the line of fire. Yet, what is it that truly makes an icon? Today you'd be hard-pressed to find many men that are truly worthy of the title, but there …

Men's Fashion