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Wild at heart: best animal adventures

Set your pulse racing with the wildest animal adventures around the world. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Get close to giant pandas near Xi'an, China<p>Pandas by Chi King. CC BY 2.0.<p>These black-and-white beauties are battling extinction but you can help them out – …

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Favorite Inspiring Designs in the World of Ramen

Not sure how 2014 is treating you, but here in New York it’s COLD outside! To help keep us warm we decided to dedicate this month’s column to… you …

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Opedix KNEE-Tec

Getting older isn't all "silver fox" gray hairs and acquiring sage wisdom; running up the years has a few downsides. Staying healthy enough year-in, year-out to do the sports we love—from charging backcountry powder in the mountains to simply taking a run through the park—sometimes requires a …

Amazing Ballpoint Pen and Gold Leaf Drawings by Rebecca Yanovskaya

Toronto-based artist Rebecca Yanovskaya recently completed the second piece in her <i>Winged</i> series of ballpoint pen and gold leaf drawings on Moleskine. Called <i>Descent of Man</i>, the bowing angel took the artist about two weeks to fully create. It's the sequel to the first piece shown below called <i>Ascent</i> …

New Powerful Animal Portraits by Wolf Ademeit

It's no secret that German photographer Wolf Ademeit has an affinity for artistic portraitures of animals. Since catching our eye almost a year ago with his exquisite black and white portraits of zoo animals, Ademeit has expanded his collection of brilliantly detailed images to include more …

11 Ways to Be More Like Olivia Pope

For all those times you find yourself wondering, “What would Olivia Pope do?”

"Affirmations Are B.S." and Other Things You Shouldn't Believe

<i>By Orion Talmay</i><p>“Affirmations? Yeah, whatever… I don’t do that new age B.S.! That’s only good for weak people with no self-confidence! The people I …

Who Doesn't Like To Watch Half-Naked Girls Dancing? These Guys, After They See Why It's Happening.

Hyperrealistic Portraits Using Only a Pencil

Diego Fazio aka DiegoKoi is an Italian artist from the town of Lamezia. Born in 1989, the self-taught illustrator first started as a tatoo artist and …

The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

96-Year-Old Man's Love Song to His Late Wife Tops iTunes Charts

Earlier this summer, Illinois-based music recording studio Green Shoe Studio launched a singer-songwriter contest open to the public in the hopes of getting to know local talent, but they had no idea that 96-year-old Peoria resident Fred Stobaugh would enter with a heartwarming song dedicated to …

What Happens to the Brain When You Meditate

Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and …

Move over Milan, hello Cornell | Rachael Stubbins

Cornell University<p>A nylon nanofibre coated with silver nanoparticles. The large surface area of the fibres combined with the high surface area of the nanoparticles produces a highly effective antibacterial surface that is also lightweight and flexible. Photograph: Cornell …

Articles about 5 cool kitchen islands on Dwell.com - Dwell

Palm Springs Modernism Week, the Walker Art Center's new painting group exhibition (its first in a decade), a Van Alen Institute...<p>Shift Interiors believes that interior design is more than just looking good, it's feeling good too.<p>Henrybuilt and Viola Park rank high on our list of great, modern …

You’ve Got Tons Of Facebook Friends. So Why Are You Lonely?

A fresh and subtly soul-wrenching visualization adds to the whole is-social-media-antisocial debate.<p>It’s nothing we haven’t heard before: the modern human presented as a slave to Facebook likeage, afraid of being seen sans-Instagram filter, preferring “poking” (or WeinerPic-tweeting) to actual …

Infographic: A Map Of Racial Segregation In America

A pointillism map of every person in the country makes U.S. Census data look like a watercolor painting.<p>This map has exactly 308,745,538 dots. It’s a painstakingly specific number, taken from the 2010 U.S. Census. While the ebb and flow of populations means that exact number is different today, the …