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Government crackdown on VPN services has many in China scrambling to bypass the 'Great Firewall'

VPNs - which route internet traffic to servers in other locations - are a popular tool on the mainland because Beijing restricts ­access to a wide range of websites it deems undesirable, including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.<p>But some service providers have been shut down since the authorities …

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101 Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

Five Ideas From Buddhism That Everyone Should Know About

Buddhism is variously described as a spiritual tradition, a religion and a philosophy.<p>Now I can't possibly do justice to the ancient wisdom of …

Meditation

Australia's Great Barrier Reef at Risk

The health of the largest ecosystem on Earth is in danger. On Wednesday, UNESCO World Heritage delegates will announce whether they will place the Great Barrier Reef on a list of endangered World Heritage sites—a move the Australian government wishes to avoid. The 1,200-mile-long reef brings in …

The end of capitalism has begun

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian<p>The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during …

20th Century

10 Unusual and Awesome Hotels for Your Travel Bucket List

When it comes to finding the perfect hotel for an upcoming vacation, there are many factors that can go into your decision. Whether you’re looking for a honeymoon destination, babymoon locale or just somewhere to get away with your BFF or S.O., location, amenities and budget are just a few of the …

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Draw like an artist: go from "I can't draw" to "handmade art for sale"

Boing Boing-beloved artist Chris Locke (previously) writes, "World-famous artist and middle-school art teacher Christopher Locke has published a new …

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Artist Turns Discarded Trash Into Fantastical Animal Sculptures

Portuguese artist Bordalo II has had a busy summer as he sped from Aruba to Estonia installing his animal sculptures in public locations. A close look unveils the fact that these creatures are uniquely formed from reclaimed materials. In the hands of Bordalo, tires, car bumpers, door panels, and …

Multilayered Wooden Table Mimics the Soothing Depths of the Sea

Christopher Duffy of Duffy London designs furniture that infuses a sense of whimsy and wonder into each unconventional form. Over the past few years, he and his team have created imaginative tables that are supported by both balloons and falling dominoes. Now, Duffy London has expanded their array …

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Animals of the week: 5 August 2016

Plitvice Lakes of Croatia is Easily one of the Most Beautiful places on the Planet

Plitviče Lakes National Park is a 295-sq.-km forest reserve in central Croatia. It’s known for a chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls, …

Hiking

Robot Samurai

Georgi Simeonov was one of the main artists responsible for the look of ADAM, that incredible short film that was put together recently on the Unity …

Under Black Lights, Models Star in Psychedelic Photos

As soon as he stepped into the cosmic cave of Magnus Sodamin’s art installation ‘Infinity Split’, Miami-based photographer Alex Markow knew right …

In the Livestream Era, 'the Trauma Is Widespread'

In 1973, the critic Susan Sontag wrote about viewing, for the first time, photographs of World War II concentration camps: “One’s first encounter …

Poll: Clinton slight lead on Trump, Johnson gets double digits

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump among registered voters nationally, and Libertarian Gary Johnson gets into double digits, in a Fox News poll out Thursday.<p>Clinton has 39% support to Trump's 36%, with Johnson pulling 12% backing, according to the survey of 1,004 registered …

Nine-Foot Tall Sand Sculpture of Elephant Playing Chess with a Mouse – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Artists Ray Villafane and Sue Beatrice create an incredibly detailed, life-size sand sculpture of an elephant playing chess with a field mouse. FYI: …

Sculpture

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success

When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people.<p>We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us--bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some …

The Winners of the Smithsonian Magazine's 2015 Photo Contest

<i>Smithsonian</i> magazine has just announced the winning entries in their 13th annual photo contest, selected from more than 46,000 entries sent in from 168 countries. They've shared the Grand Prize winner here, as well as the winning shots from the competition's six categories: The Natural World, …

An Artist Infused Colour Into A 100-YO Black & White Photo And The Result Is Beyond Stunning

Black-and-white photos have their own charm but they often make us wonder the alternative – would the people or objects captured look different in …

Revealing Color Photographs of Early 1900s Germany Resemble the Innocence of a Children’s Picture Book

In a stunning collection of over 800 photographs, <i>Germany Around 1900: A Portrait in Colour</i> gives an accurate glimpse at a country full of promise, at the turn-of-the-century. Economy booming, and social outlook at an all time high, these rose-tinted snapshots show a progressive and cosmopolitan …

Photography

‘The Revenant’ Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki’s Stunning Photography

GORGEOUS<p>Emmanuel Lubezki, the Oscar-winning cinematographer behind ‘The Revenant,’ shares photos while on location via his Instagram feed. Here are …

Winners of the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest

National Geographic Magazine just announce the winners of this year's photo contest. The Grand Prize Winner, James Smart, will receive $10,000 and a three-day trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar. Gathered …

Nature