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The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Taking the tablets: a personal guide to anti-depressants - video

Rate not matched by increase in global diagnoses, prompting concern among psychiatrists about over-use of medication<p>Published: 20 Nov 2013<p>Adrian Strain's son had everything to live for but he took his life when he became depressed. His father is determined to keep the debate going<p>Published: 14 Aug …

George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

American Cities

Håndvaerk

Premium T-shirts and basics are a luxury—if you don't try it, you won't know what you're missing, but once you do it's hard to go back to anything else. With that in mind, the plush and expertly crafted sweatshirts, henley shirts, T-shirts and underwear from the recently launched fine basics …

Truth Or Dare: The Sex Edition

In this game, everyone wins

Living Rooms

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

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Medieval Meets Modern in Catalonia

Medieval meets modern in Alemanys 5, a project in Girona’s historical quarter by architect Anna Noguera. Noguera and her husband originally purchased …

Lisboa, Portugal by Josefina Rodriguez Molas (r)

Pay As Little As $1 For More Than 30 Typefaces

Name-your-own price bundles are all the rage. A collection of creators pool their products in one big package, and shoppers get to name how much they want to pay for it. Consumers get a bargain. Creators get to sell to a mass market. It’s an all-around good deal, which is why we’ve seen bundles for …

The smaller, subtler changes in OS X Mavericks

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Apple is still working on OS X 10.9, which it has named Mavericks. The software team earlier this week released the second …

4 Essential Ingredients for Great Landscape Photographs

When you are out in the field and you’re not sure if your the image you are making is any good, go through this quick mental checklist to see if your …

The 2013 Songs of the Summer

<b>This is the second year</b> I've compiled a Songs of the Summer package, but let's be clear: I'm not any closer to believing the entire "Song of the Summer" concept is anything more than a bullshit media construct. Like I said last year, Major League Baseball is seasonal. Music shouldn't be. Yes, there …

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

Cocktail Science: 5 Myths About Ice, Debunked

Editor's Note: Please welcome Kevin Liu of Science Fare to SE: Drinks. We're pumped to have him here to share a bit of cocktail science.<p>The difference between a perfectly balanced cocktail and a so-so one often comes down to ice. How does ice affect temperature? Dilution? Since as much as half the …

Paintings by Madeline von Foerster

Paintings by Madeline von Foerster<p>Surrealistic paintings infused with symbolism. For technique, Madeline uses a mix of oil and egg tempera invented …

5 Biggest Mistakes People Make With Food And Exercise

<i>By Cynthia Sass</i><p>Whether you earn your living working up a sweat, or squeeze in workouts when you can, it's easy to fall prey to eating errors that unintentionally hold you back from getting the most out of your workouts. Here are five common missteps I see, and how to correct them to reap the …

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.

7 Beginner Tips For Sharper Photos

Scott Kelby, the author of many digital photography books says, <i>“If your photos aren’t sharp then the rest doesn’t matter.”</i> Key to any image is its …

Coffee Around the World

Kenneth Davids is a coffee expert, an author, and a co-founder of Coffee Review, a site that serves as a coffee buyer’s guide. Davids conducts blind, expert cuppings of coffees and reports the finding in 100-point reviews, much like those that exist in the wine industry.<p><b>Some of the advice Davids</b> …

Black Marker Coffee Cup Art by Cheeming Boey

Cheeming Boey (born April 12, 1978) is a Malaysian artist best known for his ongoing series of illustrations on paper and foam coffee cups, his daily …

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/may/06/hungry-planet-what-world-eats<p>720<p>Californian photographer Peter Menzel visited 24 …

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

Clever Negative Space Animals

Negative space designs are very hard to create, but designer George Bokhua is a specialist in negative space. He designed this minimalist serie of …

Canon Introduces a Virtual DSLR Website to Help Beginners Learn the Basics

If you’re just starting out in photography, there are a lot of resources out there to help you understand the basics before you just jump in. And …

The MeCam: A GoPro for Non-Athletes?

GoPro-captured footage is awesome, allowing us non-extreme-athletes to witness POV footage from amazing perspectives we'd likely never otherwise see. …

How to Make a Double Exposure

Multiple exposure is a technique that many film photographers discovered by complete accident – either the camera broke and the film didn’t advance, …

Photography

How to Easily Create Selective Color Using Lightroom

This is a guest post by: John Davenport Selective color photography has been around for ages. It’s something that has been used in the movies – …