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Fei Fei Takes Paris

Chinese supermodel Fei Fei Sun shares exclusive backstage iPhone photos from Fall 2015 Paris Fashion Week. Tag along here.

Fashion Week

New Beautifully Scripted 3D Calligraphy Illusions by Tolga Girgin

Turkey-based electrical engineer and graphic designer Tolga Girgin puts a unique twist on the art of calligraphy with his beautifully scripted letters that appear three-dimensional. Many of his creations may look like they were crafted from strips of paper that were cut and folded to pop off the …

Daily Inspiration #1986

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

10 things to throw away right now

You don’t need to wait until spring cleaning to declutter. In fact, the start of the new year is an even better time to simplify and get rid of …

Minimalism

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Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

<b>Irene Fogel Weiss, born in 1930 in Bótrágy, Czechoslovakia, now Batrad, Ukraine. She lives in Virginia, US. She will be returning to Auschwitz for the third time, as part of the US presidential delegation, along with her daughter, Lesley Weiss</b><p>We lived in Bótrágy, a very small, mostly poor town in …

World History

Here Are The Behind-The-Scenes Politics In The Decision To Let The Swiss Franc Cause Market Chaos

There are lots of theories as to why the central bank chose to act, but there is one that was clearly underappreciated — the role of Swiss local government in lobbying for dividend payments.<p>The SNB is unlike other central banks because it is not owned by the Swiss government but is a listed company …

10 designs for the future of space travel

As advances in technology put space travel back on the agenda, we've rounded up some of the best interstellar design from the pages of …

Indonesia rejects foreign appeals, executes 6 drug convicts

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia brushed aside last-minute appeals by foreign leaders and executed by firing squad six people convicted of drug …

This Is Why Japanese Women Have Such Great Skin: The 5 Trends From The Far East That Can Benefit Your Complexion

Japanese skincare is so much more advanced than here in the UK. Find out how adding some new steps to your beauty routine can improve your …

The Clone Photography of Daisuke Takakura

Japanese photographer Daisuke Takakura takes clone photography pretty seriously. His project “Monodramatic” features some models tens of times, with …

Photography

Michelle Obama: Even More Inspiring Than We Realised…

To celebrate her 51st birthday, we're reliving her most inspirational quotes to date. What an incredible First Lady and generally fabulous human …

Michelle Obama

Artist Virtually 'Paints' Ancient Drawings Onto Modern Homes Around The World

Muralists need a lot of things that aren't easy to come by: money, connections, and a wall for starters. Polish artist Maria Umievskaya realized she could approximate the reach of a public artist without any of these resources, using only the internet. Her virtual series juxtaposes clean modern …

31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far …

Malaysian businessman bribed 'dozens' of US Navy officers with prostitutes and suckling pigs

Defence contractor "Fat Leonard" Francis pleads guilty in the biggest corruption scandal in the Navy's history<p>The <b>US</b> Navy is facing the biggest corruption scandal in its history after a Malaysian businessman admitted to bribing dozens of its officers with wads of cash, the services of prostitutes …

Corruption

As the retail landscape changes, payments hardware is scrambling

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Panasonic<p>Three months ago, Apple Pay kicked off a new flurry of excitement about contactless payments. Now the retail …

When Stress Rises, Empathy Suffers

Humans—and mice—are much more likely to feel empathy toward friends than strangers. New research finds that stress hormones are to blame, writes Robert M. Sapolsky<p>Among the many contradictions of humans, some of the more striking ones concern empathy. Our hearts break at a disaster on another …

Empathy

These Photos Show Japan's Incredible Metamorphosis After World War II

After Japan's surrender in World War II, the country rapidly changed from an imperial nation under an emperor, to a democratic and demilitarized state.<p>Much of Japan lay in ruins after the war, devastated by air raids and the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Yet the country's economy grew so …

These Are the Airline Fees Actually Worth Paying For

<i>This article originally appeared on Map Happy.</i><p>Fees are the reality of flying today and it’s left us with a whole bunch of to-pay-or-not-to-pay …

Fabregas: I'd love Messi to join Chelsea

The duo played together in the Barcelona youth system and in the first team and the midfielder would love to be reunited with the Argentine at Stamford Bridge<p>Cesc Fabregas has said he "would love" to see Lionel Messi to join him at Chelsea.<p>Messi's future at Barcelona has come under a lot of …

19 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art

Today marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice. Or, if you prefer, the most wonderful time of the year. 'Tis the season of rosy cheeks, icy sidewalks and hot chocolate, all the makings of a spectacular Bing Crosby holiday movie.<p>But winter …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

What #GamerGate Is Actually About

<i>“Don’t mess with Mister In-Between.”</i><p>~Johnny Mercer<p>I think #GamerGate’s smartest critics understand it best.<p>Someone like Damien Schubert, for instance, whose blog has had the best, most level-headed, and on-point criticism of #GamerGate I’ve read, seems to understand the hashtag-movement perhaps …

Graduates with memory loss could have higher stroke risk

Study finds that people with higher levels of education who have memory lapses are 39 percent more likely to have a stroke than those without lapses<p><b>University graduates</b> with memory problems are at a greater risk of suffering a stroke, a study suggests.<p>Researchers found that highly-educated people …

Memory Loss

10 Secret Features Hidden In Your Mac

But there's hope!<p>We've put together some great tips and tricks that can show you how to save time using your Mac, from taking advantage of its hidden calculator to discovering the tiny but useful icon that has been right in front of your face the entire time.

Calculators

This Futuristic Office Doesn’t Have Chairs And Desks

Standing and sitting is boring. A new office concept on display in Amsterdam offers places to lean–a much less static way of working.<p>Forget standing desks. In the office of the future, you might lean instead–supported by giant rock-like sculptures that designers argue are a healthier, more active …

Jane Austen in quotes: 30 tips for a successful life

It’s no longer universally acknowledged that “a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife”, but many of Jane Austen’s thoughts on love, relationships, class, clothes and even the joys of nature are amazingly relevant to modern life. Today marks the 239th anniversary of …

Frozen director apologises to parents over Let It Go

Jennifer Lee says that that parents have finally had enough of their children singing Anna and Elsa's addictive songs – and she's sorry<p>The director of the hit animated film Frozen has apologised to parents whose children have become obsessed with its soundtrack<p>Jennifer Lee, 43, who won the best …

Here's Why You'll Never See Louis Vuitton Products On Sale

So why not wait a while for the next sale and snag one of the luxury brand's bags then?<p>According to Mark Ellwood, author of "Bargain Fever: How To Shop In A Discounted World," there's one problem with that idea: Louis Vuitton products never go on sale.<p>According to Ellwood, there's a method to the …