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The Greatest Heists In History [Infographic]

Or, how to steal the Mona Lisa in a few easy steps.<p>Well-executed heists make for good stories, but history's greatest heists, as this infographic published by SimpliSafe shows, are so unbelievable they're almost art.<p>Take, for example, this: a man on board a Portland-to-Seattle flight in 1971 passed …

Sex doesn’t sell

TIMES are tough for Debbie, a prostitute in western England who runs a private flat with other “mature ladies”. She does two or three jobs a day. A …

Forex

Morgan Freeman takes to Facebook to deny interview snooze with ‘Google eyelids’ gag

Morgan Freeman has clearly seen the funny side of recent claims that he nodded off during an interview on live TV.<p>The 75-year-old actor made …

In America each state typically grants a single company a monopoly over telephones in any given prison. The result is high prices and a booming trade among inmates in contraband mobile phones http://econ.st/16VR1G5

Women urged to post bikini shots of themselves in campaign that celebrates ‘real women’

Women are being urged to post pictures of themselves in a bikini in order to ‘take back the fear’ of appearing in little clothing.<p>The campaign was …

A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.<p>The …

Ornithology

A Skyscraper-Style Treehouse With Soaring Mountain Views

The Tower House, designed by GLUCK+ Architects, reflects back the forest canopy.<p>Architects like wordplay. It’s a fun and effective way to condense the main thesis behind a project without resorting to archi-speak. It’s also a good bit of marketing. A simple subversion like “horizontal skyscraper” …

Architecture

Learn How to Use the Sharpening Tools in Lightroom

There’s no question that Lightroom is a powerful piece of photo processing software, but due to that power sometimes it’s not as easy to wrap our …

Tutorials

Minimalist Posters That Reduce Your Favorite Movies To Basic Shapes

Graphic designer Michal Krasnopolski creates 22 movie posters that are head-scratchingly metaphorical.<p>In the future, when the history of the Internet is taught alongside social studies and algebra in middle school, there will be a brief, marginal mention of minimalist posters and how they, for a …

Graphic Design