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The Most Romantic Getaways Under $100

Budget romantic vacations<p>Even when visiting the world's most romantic destinations, the cost of lodging doesn't have to break the bank.

Mesmerizing Videos of Ballerinas Preparing Their Pointe Shoes

Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.<p>I think I've found my ASMR trigger: watching YouTube videos of ballet dancers preparing their pointe shoes.<p>Don't get me wrong, I like the actual ballet well enough. But there's something …

Anti-Defamation League Accuses Nicki Minaj of Using Nazi Imagery in "Only" Lyric Video

The most shocking thing about Nicki Minaj's "Only" hasn't turned out to be the fact that it features Chris Brown, or that Lil Wayne's verse is arguably better than Drake's. It's the animated lyric video, directed by Jeffrey Osborne and released this weekend, which has been accused of repurposing …

22 Genius Eyeliner Hacks Every Woman Needs to Know

Never let your winged liner make you late for work again.<p>Photo: Kathleen Kamphausen<p>1. Make your eye makeup last longer by setting your eyeliner with a matching eye shadow.<p>First, line your eyes with a pencil liner, and then lightly dust eye shadow in the same shade on top to hold the liner in …

Daily Inspiration #1622

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 …

Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps

Be Shallow - A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of …

The world's first selfie – revealed

Selfie-mania knows no bounds. After the Oxford Dictionaries recently named it the word of the year, the "world's first selfie" has been found. The photo? A horrible close-up of someone's chin and mouth.<p>I have no idea if this picture is a genuine original or a joke; the whole selfie craze is beyond …

Surreal Images of Faceless Men Stuck Between Two Worlds

Photographer Christopher Ryan McKenney plays with the visibility of men in nature, masking their faces in draped cloth or removing their heads entirely. Each surreal image depicts an incomplete man who appears to be in the process of either materializing or disappearing into thin air. Mystery …

Box Office: Thor 2 wins weekend, has now earned $327 million worldwide

There’s a reason Marvel can afford to make 13-episode series about characters I’ve never even heard of, they just keep making money. If felt like they pushed out <i>Thor: The Dark World</i> (my review) with half a script and a no-name director, but were having so much fun it didn’t matter, and now they’re …

Tiny Mechanical Insects Made of Watch Parts

Chicago-based artist Justin Gershenson-Gates, aka A Mechanical Mind, creates tiny steampunk insects by carefully soldering together gears, springs, and other watch parts. The mechanical bugs, many of which Gershenson-Gates can balance on just his pinky finger, are miniature, multi-legged creatures …

Beautiful Glowing Portraits of a Bobtail Squid

In this series, entitled <i>Bobtail Squid</i>, underwater photographer Todd Bretl documents the magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The creatively composed shots transform eight curled arms and a round body into beautifully abstract shapes floating against a stark, black background.<p>Bretl was …

Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light

There's few dance videos quite as breathtaking as 'Nuance'.<p>Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it's the near perfect blend of choreography, motion …

Playful Pentagons and Hexagons: The Modular Quartz Armchair

<b>Quartz</b> is modular piece of furniture, a collaboration project between CTROL ZAK and Davide Barzaghi. With an interesting geometrical shape, this …

Spiderweb-like tower would harvest air pollution in London and turn it into biofuel

Giant spiders haven't invaded London (as far as we know). But that's how it would look if one architecture masters student's vision came to fruition. Chang-Yeob Lee of the Royal College of Art wants to radically transform London's BT Tower at some point in the future, equipping it with exterior …

A monument at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics to all lab rats used for DNA research (via)

A monument at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics to all lab rats used for DNA research (via)

And America's Unhealthiest Restaurant Meal Is…

A nutritional health lobbying group finds that the actual nutrition facts for some restaurant meals are much worse than the restaurant reports.<p>Like a tale-telling fisherman, fast-seafood restaurant Long John Silver's may have exaggerated the size—and nutritional value—of its fish.<p>The lobbying group …

These Contact Lenses Give You Telescopic Vision

The lenses magnify stuff up to 3X. Finally, the future we've been waiting for.<p>So this is pretty much one of those things you've always wanted from the future, right? Researchers have created a prototype contact lens-and-glasses system that lets you zoom in on something to 2.8X magnification. The …

Watch Pac-Man Become A Tale Of Survival Horror

An age-old favorite is reimagined with a new perspective, and it’s a lesson on how design can vastly shape experience.<p>I’m tiptoeing around. I peek around a corner. All is clear, so I make my way down the empty corridor. I should feel safe in this moment of stillness, but I can’t let my guard down. …

Baroque On Steroids? The World’s First 3-D Printed Room To Become A Reality

Michael Hansmeyer, who is known for using algorithms and computation to generate incredibly complex architecture, is finally ready to build (print) it. This summer, Hansmeyer, in collaboration with project partner Benjamin Dillenburger, will assemble a fully enclosed architectural folly whose …

Laser-Etched Fruit May Not be Good for You, but It's Happening in the EU

Yesterday an EU ruling came into force that may change the look of European fruit. While it will ultimately be up to each fruit provider, it seems …

DIY Stone Bathmat: Create a Luxurious Shower Experience

It is a sensation we associate with luxury resorts and remote beaches – stepping out of the water and onto smooth pebbles. It is also remarkably easy …

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Humor: The Pain of Being Rejected as Someone’s Passerby Photographer

Here’s a little bit of photographic humor to help get you through to hump day. Have you ever been asked to take someone’s picture in public? Most of …

Photoshop Chimeras: Fantasy Creatures Created by Splicing Photos

Want to have some fun as you’re learning how to use Photoshop for image editing? Try creating a “Photoshop Chimera.” In Greek mythology, the Chimera …

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical

Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro takes some pretty fantastic photos above water, but his underwater photos are made extra magical.<p>You’ll spot sharks, coral, and fish of the likes we’ve never seen before.

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