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Amazing Friendship Between a Bear, Lion, and Tiger Who All Live Peacefully Together

Lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) are not known for being the closest of friends, but the trio known as the BLT is the exception to that rule, being the only bear, lion, and tiger in the world who live in the same enclosure. Baloo the American Black Bear, Leo the African Lion, and Shere Khan the …

Nonprofits

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Photographer's Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

Barcelona

12 Winning Winter Destinations

‘Tis the season of snowy nights and short days, log fires and sleigh rides. It’s also the season of ice storms and slush piles and seasonal affective disorder—in other words, the perfect time to escape to somewhere else.<p>This year, National Geographic celebrated all Four Seasons of Travel with our …

Wickr 2.0 makes self-destructing SMS more fun

Like a Snapchat-for-adults, Wickr 2.0 throws some fun usability features and a new interface over its unusually high encryption and deletion standards.<p>When it comes to secure text messaging, you're often entirely dependent on the whims of the message server. Wickr goes to great lengths to flip that …

Privacy

Trippy Clocks That Challenge Your Perception Of Time

These simple 12-hour timepieces will make you look at time in a whole new way.<p>We all know that “time flies when you’re having fun.” In other words, even though time is a constant, your mental state can seem to bend the laws of physics to make it flexible.<p>Tel-Aviv design firm Studio Ve is a bit …

Tel Aviv

As Software Eats The World, Non-Tech Corporations Are Eating Startups

Netscape founder and VC titan Marc Andreessen famously wrote back in 2011 that software is steadily eating the world, disrupting industries like music, retail and more. Now large corporations in these industries are starting to eat startups.<p>Over the past year or two, non-tech corporations have …

3 Charming and Affordable European Cities You Haven't Visited Yet

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello Budget Travel.</i><p><b>BIRMINGHAM, U.K.: A foodie destination in England's heartland</b><p>Anybody visiting a city from which both J.R.R. Tolkien and Ozzy Osbourne sprang should be prepared for a dose of cognitive dissonance, and Birmingham (or …

European Travel

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop in jewel tones …

Incredibly Elaborate Illustrations by Victo Ngai

New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the …

Digital Art

Norman Bel Geddes, prophetic designer and unsung hero

His vision was eccentric and, in some ways, remarkably accurate.<p>Tragic as it may be, many of the world's most prodigious minds fail to see their visions of the future vindicated. Hell, Nikola Tesla laid the groundwork for X-rays, radar, and the first great electric sports car, yet died he penniless …

New York Times

David Edelstein’s Best of 2013: ‘Her,’ ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

David Edelstein's Best of 2013: 'Her,' 'American Hustle,' 'Much Ado About Nothing'<p>There’s placing a film atop your Top 10 list, and there’s the kind …

Why Apple Hasn’t Managed to Kill Pandora Yet

Pandora remains the king of Internet radio for now. The online music service’s position atop the sector has been in question ever since Apple …

Don Jon – review

A powerful performance by Julianne Moore lifts Joseph Gordon-Levitt's porn-addiction movie into meaningful terrain<p>No longer a taboo, the subject of sex/porn addiction has provided the driving force for a diverse array of movies recently, ranging from Steve McQueen's soul-searching <i>Shame</i> to the …

Watch: SZA explores a magical forest in video for “Ice Moon”

The latest Top Dawg signee, Solana Rowe, a.k.a. SZA, sports a hybrid style of R&B, rooted in tradition but also reflective of a whimsical coquetry …

A Pin On Pinterest Is Worth 25% More In Sales Than Last Year, Can Drive Visits & Orders For Months

According to new data sourced by the social marketers at Piqora (previously Pinfluencer), the value of a pin on Pinterest growing – today, a pin generates 78 cents in sales, on average. That’s up by nearly 25 percent from Q4 2012, says Piqora. More importantly, perhaps, is the fact that a pin can …

Elaborate Dresses Hand-Drawn on Perfectly Aligned Mirror

<i>Into the Mirror</i> is an elegant fashion photo shoot with a twist. Italian photographer Luca Meneghel created the series by blending reality with illustrations that are hand-drawn along the surface of a mirror. Simply dressed in nude garb, model Nasty Bugriy shows off her stylish sense of rare fashion …

Jewels

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

How A Gene For Fair Skin Spread Across India

A study of skin color in the Indian subcontinent shows the complex movements of populations there.<p>Cover Girl, Maybelline, are you listening? A new study of skin color in South Asians finds they have enormous diversity, with a color range that's three times larger than that for East Asians or …

Anthropology

Infographic: What Depression Actually Looks Like

A clickable online map narrates the thoughts and feelings of a person going through a depressive episode in an attempt to destigmatize a widespread mental illness.<p>Antidepressants are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in America, with a whopping one in ten Americans currently taking them. …

Depression

Immense Power of the Sun Visually Explored Through Solar Flares

In just a fragment of a photo, photographer Pepe Manteca captures the magnificence of solar activity happening beyond our atmosphere. His fascination with the solar system can be seen in this spectacular collection of glowing photographs. From Earth, Manteca observes astronomical behavior and …

Astronomy

Articles about architect couples home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Jonathan Segal and his son Matthew Segal built the Cresta to capitalize on Southern California’s balmy climate.<p>Nantucket is an affluent zip code off the coast of Massachusetts known for its quintessentially New England charm,...<p>After stumbling upon an outdated Airstream on eBay, a couple …

Architecture

Design File 001: Tobia and Afra Scarpa

<i>In this new series, Matthew Sullivan (AQQ Design) highlights some designers that you should know, but might not. We'll be posting new Design Files</i> …

Le Corbusier

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Music<p>Prine’s new record proves he hasn’t missed a beat.<p>By Nick Marino1 day agoView More<p>Best Stuff<p>Sometimes all your aching joints need is some …

Weather

Our Big Beautiful Planet: Breathtaking Views of ‘Earth From Space’ (Photos)

A new book collects satellite images of places around the earth, giving a breathtaking look at the extraordinary planet on which we live our ordinary …