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10 of the Best UX Infographics - Part 3

on December 16, 2016 /<p>Sometimes, as the old saying goes, pictures really do tell 1000 words. And if that’s the case, what’s better than a picture …

Baghdad by Justin Marozzi – review

Of the five historic metropolises of the Middle East – Baghdad, Cairo, Jerusalem, Damascus and Istanbul – it is Baghdad that offers the flimsiest evidence for its own glory. The Iraqi capital – flat, grainy and available for inspection only at risk to life and limb, bisected by a sluggish river of …

The 13 Best Art and Design Books of 2013

After the year’s best psychology and philosophy books and best biographies, memoirs, and history books, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the finest art and design tomes published this year. (Catch up on last year’s best art books here and best design books …

The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013

After the best biographies, memoirs, and history books of 2013, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating psychology and philosophy books published this year. (Catch up on the 2012 roundup here and 2011’s here.)<p>1. ON LOOKING: ELEVEN WALKS WITH …

Exquisite Wooden Bathtub Designs Imprinting a Unique Room Character

<b>Wooden bathtubs</b> are an excellent choice for a dream interior. Every bathtub in this collection by <b>Unique Wood Design</b> has its own unique character and …

The 13 most common money mistakes financial planners see - and tips on how to avoid or fix them: http://onforb.es/KRq7GC

Christie’s staff should have used Snapchat

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said Thursday he knew nothing about the emails and texts members of his inner circle sent related to causing …

The 15 Best Countries To Retire To In 2014

If you’re planning to retire abroad—because you want to live better for less, diversify your investments or enjoy a greater degree of adventure—you should consider Panama, Ecuador and Malaysia.<p>According to a newly-released report from InternationalLiving.com, these are considered the top spots for …

A Wearable Landmine Detector That Slips Inside A Shoe

The only real solution, of course, is to clear the mines and destroy them. And a process to do that is now under way. In the meantime, though, people …

Research shows that coffee may not be so bad for us – and it may actually be quite good http://onforb.es/KRq7q3

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes

Some say that people do not really want advice, even when they ask for it — but when starting a company, good advice early on can be the difference between success and failure. For this reason, it is common practice for startups to have an advisory board — a group of smart people they trust to help …

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

Groupon Emails Or Amazon Blasts? Here's What You're Purging From Your Inbox

It’s a new year, so why not start off with a clean, empty inbox? That was my aim when I stumbled upon Unroll.Me, a service promising to sort out your hopelessly clogged email accounts.<p>My particular problem is an inability to resist subscribing to every clever flash sales site or gimmicky e-commerce …

Home in Eindhoven With Thin Floating Concrete Eaves Seamlessly Blending With the Surroundings

With an impeccable clean design, House IV is a new project designed to seamlessly blend with the surroundings. House IV, designed by De Bever …

Cambodia

Cambodia<p>Group of Four Celestial Dancing Beauties (Apsaras), Angkor period, late 12th/early 13th century<p>Art Institute Chicago

Diocletian’s palace gets laser facelift

Roman Emperor’s palace in Croatia cleaned in a ten-year project<p>Conservators in Croatia have completed a ten-year project to remove more than 1,700 years of grime from the courtyard of the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian (AD244-311), in the coastal city of Split. Lasers were used as the primary method to clean the peristyle of the fourth-century imperial residence—an innovative technique that is normally reserved for cleaning individual sculptures or details of larger architectural …

The Most Beautifully Terrifying Spiders You Never Knew Existed | Colossal

<p>Wow! Ick. Oooh. Whaaaaaaat. No. <i>No</i>. NOPE. That pretty much summarizes my reactions while looking at these incredible macro shots of spiders …

7 Clever Gadgets That Will Change Your Life

Clever devices to make your life easier.<p>These smart tech devices do things you might never have thought possible — or even imagined — until now.

Gear & Gadgets

How far would you travel for a taste of the local, the unusual and the authentic? These destinations should top most epicurean travellers' lists: http://bbc.in/11xCRGL

Paris Reborn

• <b>Author:</b> Stephane Kirkland<p>Stephane Kirkland gives an engrossing account of Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and one of the greatest transformations of a major city in modern history<p>Traditionally known as a dirty, congested, and dangerous city, 19th Century Paris, France was transformed in an …

The Lost Empire of Atlantis

• <b>Author:</b> Gavin Menzies<p>“Tremendous. This guy has done history like you would not believe.”<br>—Glenn Beck<p>The secrets of history’s most enduring mystery are finally revealed in The Lost Empire of Atlantis. Through impeccable research and intelligent speculation, Gavin Menzies, the New York Times …

1491 (Second Edition)

• <b>Author:</b> Charles C. Mann<p>In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. <br>Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled …

Pirates and Privateers

• <b>Author:</b> Charlotte Montague<p>The romantic image of the pirate has been seen as something of a Hollywood cash cow ever since Errol Flynn first climbed the rigging for the film Captain Blood, in 1935. The hugely successful Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, starring the Johnny Depp, proved undoubtedly …

After the Prophet

• <b>Author:</b> Lesley Hazleton<p>In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever. <br>Even as Muhammad lay dying, the battle over who would take control …

Cambodia's vast lost city: world's greatest pre-industrial site unearthed http://bit.ly/12uTE9f A ground-breaking archaeological discovery in Cambodia has revealed a colossal 700-year old urban landscape connecting ancient cities and temples to Angkor Wat. Lara Dunston joins the excavation team for the first site visit by a British newspaper Photograph: Terence Carter

These Dazzling 3D Chalk Drawings Will Blow Your Mind

No you're not imagining things, you're just experiencing a series of illusions of gigantic proportions.<p>If you hadn't already guessed, we're big fans …

Withings Pulse Finally Taking Pre-Orders – $99.95

The recent fitness craze that’s sweeping the U.S. has led to the development of a lot of nifty gadgets and apps – the most obvious example being …

The Cities That Live Behind Walls

For thousands of years, humans have been defending their cities by building huge walls around them. Over time, the cities often spill over the walls …

Over the last few years, the macaroon, the cupcake and even cream puffs have had their turn as the sugary trend of the moment. Now, with two new Parisian bakeries specialising in eclairs, it seems safe to bet that this cream-filled pastry is poised to become the city's most popular indulgence: http://bit.ly/ZRYA88