Ryann Hall

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Gorgeous and Rare Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by John Vernon Lord

<i>“Words mean more than we mean to express when we use them,”</i> Lewis Carroll once wrote in a letter to a friend, <i>“so a whole book ought to mean a great deal more than the writer means.”</i><p>Perhaps due to its timelessly whimsical nature, <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> — the umbrella title given to Lewis Carroll’s …

What the F*ck Is Coober Pedy?

Find out how the sandy mole-people of Australia get deep down.<p>Photo by: Whale05<p>Australia's anti-oasis between Adelaide and Alice Springs, this lovable little wackjob town is the opal capital of the world. It's so asscrazy hot out there that the town's population of about 3,500 decided to screw AC …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

Rio Celeste Waterfall Is Quite Possibly The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

It may look like Photoshop, but it's not.<p>This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-life version of an effect usually only achieved with …

For Many Americans, ‘Temp’ Work Becomes Permanent Way of Life

For Americans who can’t find jobs, the booming demand for temp workers has been a path out of unemployment, but now many fear it’s a dead-end route.<p>With full-time work hard to find, these workers have built temping into a de facto career, minus vacation, sick days or insurance. The assignments …

U.S. Supreme Court case puts BlackBerry patents at risk

BlackBerry Ltd. boss John Chen doesn't need another headache.<p>But an important patent case now before the U.S. Supreme Court could soon send him reaching for the Tylenol bottle.<p>The case goes to the heart of how far U.S. courts should go in protecting patents for often vague software-based business …

Articles about cor ten steel clad farmhouse renovation scotland on Dwell.com - Dwell

From the bones of a neglected farmstead in rural Scotland emerges a low-impact, solar-powered home that’s all about working with...<p>A design team builds a minimalist abode with curving interior walls on the site of 17th-century ruins in Scotland, creating...<p>Perched along the banks of the River Ouse …

50 years ago today, the public got its first taste of video calls

It seemed like the inevitable future at the time, we're sure. On April 20th in 1964, Bell Telephone showed off the Mod 1 Picturephone -- a precursor to the Skype and Hangouts video calls that have become a standard but under-utilized feature of modern communications. The demonstration was part of …

23 health benefits of marijuana

The American public largely supports the legalization of medical marijuana. At least 84% of the public believes the drug should be legal for medical uses, and recreational pot usage is less controversial than ever, with at least 61% of Americans in support.<p>Even though some medical benefits of …