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Relatable Illustrations Hilariously Reveal the Difficulties of Adulthood

When you're a kid, it's normal to dream about the freedom of adulthood. When you actually become an adult… you quickly realize that being a grown-up isn't always a walk in the park. There are moments in adulthood that are equal parts difficult and hilarious, and since laughter tends to be the best …

Drawing

Photographer Captures the Amazingly Ornate Ceilings of Roman Churches on an Architectural Pilgrimage

French architect and photographer Florian Pagano spent his honeymoon on an architectural pilgrimage documenting the ornate ceilings of the many churches of Rome. Capturing the overwhelming details and intense colour scope with HDR photographic techniques, Pagano's images transport viewers straight …

Italy

Interview: Photorealistic Oil Paintings Capture Intimate Portraits of Human Vulnerability

Brooklyn, New York-based painter Alyssa Monks captures the complex, multifaceted experience of being human in her intimate portraits of people half-hidden beneath layered surfaces. Bordering on hyperrealistic and surreality, while simultaneously venturing into the abstract, her oil paintings are …

Art

Elon Musk and SolarCity unveil ‘world’s most efficient’ solar panel

The sun is a virtually endless supply of energy that goes mostly untapped. The solar panels you see covering the roofs of an increasing number of …

Realities of Adulthood Hilariously Translated into "Coloring for Grown-Ups" Activity Book

Coloring books for adults are a fantastic way to relieve stress and escape the pressures of day-to-day life. But sometimes, you don't want to forget–you want to commiserate on how hard it can be. With this in mind, Comedians Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen have cleverly combined the pleasant …

Books

Why The New Moto 360 Is Designed To Look Even More Like A Regular Watch

The New Moto 360 abandons the modernist looks of its predecessor, but Motorola insists that it’s meant to fit you better.<p>Technology design moves so fast that it’s easy to forget, when Motorola unveiled its Moto 360 smartwatch, it did the unthinkable: transforming a rectangular LCD screen into a …

Wearable Tech

Gyotaku: The Traditional Japanese Art of Painting Marine Life with Actual Fish

In her nature-inspired works of art, Heather Fortner not only depicts the forms of fish, but does so using the actual bodies of the fish. The technique is called <i>gyotaku</i> (? gyo “fish” + ? taku “rubbing”), a traditional Japanese method of fish printing that originated in the mid-19th century as a way …

Gorgeous Landscapes Reveal the Idyllic Tranquility of Japan

Photographer Hidenobu Suzuki has captured the idyllic landscapes of Japan in a remarkably tranquil light. Between the quiet foggy rivers, peaceful rice fields, and twilight at Mt. Fuji, there's something for everyone who's looking for a visually relaxing utopia. “My photographs are like Japanese …

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Photographer Unearths a Rare Community of People Living in Harmony with Nature

Photographer Kevin Faingnaert ventured to Matavenero, a remote ecovillage high up in the isolated mountains of Northwest Spain, to photograph its nature-loving people. Over the course of the artist's enlightening stay, he had the opportunity to not only meet the village's inhabitants, but also …

Architizer

Photographer Explores Her Own Anxiety Disorder Through Haunting Self-Portraits

When it was time for photography student Katie Joy Crawford to pick a concept for her senior thesis exhibition, she chose to portray her inner struggles through a series of powerful self-portraits. <i>My Anxious Heart</i> is an important project that explores general anxiety disorder, which Crawford has …

Depression

No USB Type-C phones in the near future, says Sony

In Taipei, Sony’s mobile unit has been having a discussion about support for the up and coming USB Type-C standard in its future smartphones and tablets. While the company is certainly considering the technology, it doesn’t have any plans to switch over to the standard right away.<p>According to …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Oculus mistakenly leaked pictures of the finished Oculus Rift virtual reality device.</b> It looks like there will be a camera on the front of the device, and it will have a "simple input device" to navigate menus.<p><b>2.</b> <b>Spotify has raised $526 million.</b> It's now valued at more than $8 billion.<p><b>3.</b> <b>Payroll</b> …

Virtual Reality

This Solar-Powered Grill Can Continue to Cook at Night

The well-designed form factor boasts a welcome addition: Batteries that can save the heat for later<p>In just a few years, we've seen solar-powered …

Incredibly Realistic Anatomical Paintings Reveal the Inner Workings of Our Bodies

Artist and recent Pratt Institute graduate Danny Quirk continues to amaze with incredibly realistic anatomical illustrations painted directly on the body. Quirk uses liquid latex, acrylic paint, and Sharpies to expose the intricate inner workings of the human body. Muscles, tissue, organs and more …

Painting

Hot Celebrities Arrive for the Grammys

The truth about free will: Does it actually exist?

<b>(Warner Bros.)</b><p>Acclaimed philosopher Daniel Dennett explains why free will is much more complicated than many people believe<p>David Edmonds • Nigel Warburton<p>December 28, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>The following interview is excerpted from “Philosophy Bites Again”<p><b>David Edmonds: One way to exercise my freedom</b> …

Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …

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Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art

The question of what art is has occupied humanity since the dawn of recorded history. For Tolstoy, the purpose of art was to provide a bridge of empathy between us and others, and for Anaïs Nin, a way to exorcise our emotional excess. But the highest achievement of art might be something that …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …