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Looking for a Photographer's Paradise? Try San Miguel de Allende

I've been to a lot of places around the world and had an opportunity to photograph many breathtaking scenes, friendly people, gorgeous architecture, …

Incredible 3D Drawings Pop Off the Page and Sink Into the Ground

Hungarian anamorphic artist Sandor Vamos creates incredible trick-of-the-eye 3D drawings that seem to jump from the page. With an integral understanding of angles and a knack for perspective, Vamos uses clever shading, line work, and perspectives to create his hand-drawn 3D optical illusions. From …

Drawing

This New York City 'Layer-Lapse' Is Jaw-Droppingly Cool

The thing I love about creative people is that just when I think I've seen it all, they do something that never even crossed my mind. Such is the …

Your favourite Greek islands

This week’s winning letter<p>A life-changing visit to inspirational Skyros<p>De-stress? Inner calm? Skyros can do it in spades. I was at a crucial crossroads with my marriage in shreds and a decision to make as to whether I scooped up my young son and small dogs and went back to my home in South Africa. …

Spectacular Satellite Images of Our Planet’s Landscape

The “overview effect” is a phenomenon explained by astronauts as “the feeling associated with viewing the earth in its entirety, as a pale blue dot …

Satellites

Mesmerizing Photos of Water Droplets in Stunning Detail

Stay-at-home dad and photographer Shawn Knol (Photoelasticity on Reddit) has a special talent. He takes some completely eye-catching, macro images of …

Photography

The Dark Hedges: Ireland's Beautifully Eerie Tree-Lined Road

It's hard to believe that up until 15 years ago, only locals knew about that spectacular road. The Dark Hedges in County Antrim, Ireland is a beautifully eerie avenue of beech trees that were planted by the Stuart family back in the 1750s. That makes these gnarly trees almost 300 years old! The …

Ireland

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …

Brad Pitt

Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco | Colossal

<p>Kiev-based photographer Oleg Oprisco (previously) continues to amaze with his surreal style of conceptual photography that makes use of a muted …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Texting Can Be Good for Relationships (But Also Really Bad)

Is texting good or bad for relationships?<p>Well, yes, according to a new study.<p>Flickr/Ei Katsumata<p>“The use of texting with cell phones can increase …

Relationships

With Shine, Misfit Says It Has Made a Wearable You’ll Actually Want to Wear

This week, a small, round, metal device will go on sale in the Apple Store. It has little lights on it. You snap it into a wristband or necklace, or …

Wearable Tech

Meet Mynd: the iOS calendar app that keeps track of how you spend your time

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Yes, there’s another app about to launch that wants to help you stay productive and on top of your daily tasks and …

Scanner Pro From Readdle Now Detects Page Borders Automatically

Scanner Pro from Readdle is a super useful app which allows you to scan documents, receipts, and more and then store them digitally on your iOS devices. With its latest update, Scanner Pro got even easier with real-time border detection technology, which automatically finds page borders for …

Apps

Portraits of Angelina Jolie Captured by Brad Pitt

It is a little known fact that Brad Pitt can hold his own behind a camera. Not just any camera, mind you, but an old school film model. A November …

'Drop' is a finger-twisting minimal masterpiece from 'Minecraft' creator Notch

Markus "Notch" Persson, the man behind <i>Minecraft</i>, has launched a new browser game called <i>Drop</i>. While the stark graphics are based around a cube, that's about the only similarity you'll find with his previous block-building sensation; <i>Drop</i> is a game about typing speed and word play. One by one you type …

Adventures in hi-fi at Oswalds Mill Audio

The Audiophiliac reports from Brooklyn about a fascinating encounter of the audio kind.<p>When I dropped by the Oswalds Mill Audio (OMA) showroom/loft space, I wasn't really sure what to expect. I'd heard OMA speakers at hi-fi shows and was always impressed by the sound, but the full immersion OMA …

Consumer Tech

Scapple, The Virtual Sheet Of Paper From The Makers Of Scrivener

Scapple is a great new app for writers. If you were looking for an app that creates a sheet of paper on your Mac, then this is it. Scapple comes from Literature and Latte, the folks behind the amazing Scrivener, so you know that it has been designed and used by writers.<p>Set the app to full-screen …

6 Amazing Facts From an Amazing Obituary of a 'Human Computer'

When confronted with the story of Shakuntala Devi there's one question everyone asks: "How does she do it?"<p>Reuters<p><i>The New York Times</i> has up a gem of an obituary, 500 words chock-full of wonderful bits about its subject, a mathematician by the name of Shakuntala Devi, who passed away in Bangalore on …

Syria: Aleppo's Umayyad mosque destroyed - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2013/apr/25/syria-umayyad-mosque-destroyed-pictures<p>720<p>The famous mosque located in the walled Old City has …

Drafts Updated to Version 3.0, Adding Deeper Organization and New Actions

<i>Drafts</i>, the note-taking app from Agile Tortoise, was updated to version 3.0 today. Drafts is a simple app with a clean interface that allows users to quickly jot down text, thoughts, ideas, and notes.<p>Once written, snippets of text can be sent as a text message or an email, posted to social …

10 Apps That Made My Life Better

Apps

Skitch Adds Awesome PDF Editing And Annotation Tools To OSX And iOS Apps

Evernote has just updated Skitch for both the Mac and iOS. And what an update! The headline feature is PDF annotation (premium account required, 30-day trial for new users), a feature which could make the app useful to more than just bloggers marking up screenshots.<p>Skitch’s PDF support is tuned for …

Apps

Bi Kidude obituary

The Zanzibari singer Bi Kidude (Kiswahili for "Little Granny"), who has died at the age of around 102, had a haunting voice and enigmatic stage …

How to become internet famous for $68

Santiago Swallow may be one of the most famous people no one has heard of.<p>His eyes fume from his Twitter profile: he is Hollywood-handsome with high cheekbones and dirty blond, collar-length hair. Next to his name is one of social media’s most prized possessions, Twitter’s blue “verified account” …

Social Media

Pulitzer Prizes Awarded

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes were announced this afternoon, in all 21 categories, …

The Mesmerizing Skyscrapers Of Hong Kong In Eerily Beautiful Close-up

For four years, photographer Michael Wolf explored life in Hong Kong by studying the exterior of its apartment towers. When cropped and textualized, facades of residential buildings become something other than architecture, but grids of information, charts, data, colorful patterns.<p>He writes in an …