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7 Social Media Psychology Studies That Will Make Your Marketing Smarter

One of my favorite things about social media is that it's still such a young and new form of communication. It feels too early to take anything as a given, so we're all experimenting, testing and learning together.<p>Every day seems to bring exciting new studies as research shows us more about how …

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Global Warming

Award-Winning Animated GIFs by Micaël Reynaud

French freelance designer and stop-motion animator Micaël Reynaud's unique animated GIFs are created utilizing slit-scan, time-lapse and masking …

7 Theories On Why We Evolved to Love Music - Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers — Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

In the late 1990’s, our own Steven Pinker ruffled feathers in the cognitive psychology community after he called music “auditory cheesecake.” He was …

Picture of the Day: Mount Fuji from Space

MOUNT FUJI FROM SPACE<p>Photograph by NASA<p>In this amazing capture, we see Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji from space. The photo was taken by an astronaut …

99 Interesting Quotes That Changed The World

1 of 101<p>Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. …

Motivation

Up Your GIF-Making Game With These Image Stabilization Tools

Your Tumblr will only flourish...<p>Image stabilization, a budding editing technique on the rise in certain circles of the Internet, may be bringing the camera phone revolution to its logical conclusion. Image stabilization is traditionally talked about as a feature of DSLR and point-and-shoot digital …

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Gut microbes vary by location on the planet - Futurity

Gut microbes associated with obesity are more common among people who live at northern latitudes, report researchers.

One Last Stitch to Make Sure That He's Dead

(Image: Bridgeman Art Library)<p>Before ships had refrigerated morgues, it was common to bury the dead at sea. A sailor's body and weights would be …

10 Signs That Someone Is Lying

New Footage of the 2011 Japan Tsunami Shows Surging Water Washing Away Buildings, Boats, and Cars

25 minutes of newfound footage of the 2011 Japan tsunami shows the surging water washing away boats, cars, and houses as well as a destructive fire …

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

Using Complementary Colors to Make Your Photos Pop

Opposites attract. That’s what they say. Typically this saying refers to people. The quiet shy girl likes the talkative outgoing boy, the short man …

Color Wheel

Cat Gwynn: Hungry – The Insatiable State of America

<i>Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.</i> <br>– Benjamin …

23 Skidoo: Painting by Nathan Walsh

23 Skidoo: Painting by Nathan Walsh<p>A new painting based on the flatiron district in New York.<p>SHARE:

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Beautiful Seascape and Aerial Photography Captured Over the Mediterranean

The uncommon view of clouds photographed by German photographer Jakob Wagner presents a rather unique view of the Mediterranean. Wagner has a …

Under the Veil of Mist: Photos by Jaromir Hron

Under the Veil of Mist: Photos by Jaromir Hron<p>Beautiful monochrome photos of mist covered landscapes. You can see more of Jaromir's work at his …

License Plate Readers Are Photographing You Everywhere

What are police departments doing with all that data?<p>In Northern California, law enforcement agencies are using license plate readers to build a giant database of publicly available personal information—all obtained legally, without warrants. In 2011 the Northern California Regional Intelligence …

Wald: Photos by Michael Lange

Wald: Photos by Michael Lange<p>Photos of German forests taken in the twilight hours. The photographs focuses on the dense undergrowth and emphasizes …

What’s Great Art Doing In These Ugly Rooms?

A new tumblr blog counterpoints some of the ugliest rooms the Internet has to offer with some of the 20th century’s great artwork.<p>First rule of museum design: Don’t upstage the art. A museum such as the Guggenheim in New York (or its metallic counterpart in Bilbao) tends to treat the art it …

Art

How To Draw A Face

<b>How To Draw A Face</b><p>Last week, FiftyThree had the pleasure of joining Time Inc. at their third annual celebration of <b>10 NYC Startups To Watch</b> where our team was honored alongside our peers in the New York startup community.<p>We were happy to join the festivities which included a party at Hudson Hotel and live portrait sketching. Naturally, we decided to engage in a “draw off” with the event illustrator using Paper. Our friendly competition drew the attention of attendees like Ariel Nathanson. Here …

Caffeine, the World's Most Popular Psychoactive Drug

Caffeine isn't just in coffees, teas, and sodas anymore - it's in energy drinks, food, and even chewing gums. But what's the cumulative impact of all …

An Alternative to the Sliding Door: 12 Pivot Doors Leading to Patios

In recent years, patios have morphed into outdoor rooms, used as essential square footage for living, playing, and entertaining. This is especially …

Science-based 7-minute work out requires only a chair, a wall, and you [chart]

Can’t afford a gym membership? Crunched for time? Live in an area that’s not safe for a daily jog or stroll?<p>None of these things mean a quick workout …

Beautifully Repetitive Paintings Explore The Sinister Side Of Progress

Ian Davis depicts the mundane mobs that drive humanity forward.<p>The paintings of Ian Davis show all variety of man-made industrial achievements, from highways and office buildings to dams and turbines. In each one, however, these feats of engineering and architecture share the canvas with another …

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