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Vodafone Tugs At Your Heart Thingies With A Look At Everlasting Love

Romantic aging montages are guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings. Vodafone’s new commercial, “The Kiss,” for its limitless talk and text plan, follows a couple kissing passionately–and continuously–throughout their lifetime. In the spot, from agency Grey London and director Frederic Planchon, we …

Vodafone

Ways to Get Kids Interested in Change-Making

We're trying something new, and we want you to be a part of it. This Friday, May 10 at 11:30 a.m. PDT, marks the first episode of GOOD Ideas, a …

The Surprising Sartorial Culture Of Congolese 'Sapeurs'

In a poor city in a poor country on a poor continent, there is a group of people with a singular purpose: to look rich.<p>Or, rather, to look good — and to fully embody the suave, elegant style that a wardrobe of three-piece suits, silk socks, fedoras and canes might suggest.<p>They are called <i>sapeurs</i> or …

Americans love bacon, and here’s the proof

Americans will add bacon to anything, it seems.<p>Payments company Square recently added a feature to its sales system, called Square Register, that allows for modifications to customer orders. For example, someone taking an order for a hamburger with extra pickles can add that modifier—extra …

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Making Renting A Store As Easy As Booking A Hotel Room

Storefront matches potential short-term leasers with landlords sitting on idle real estate space. In an age of pop-up stores and poor prospects for long-term tenants, could it be a shot in the arm for commercial real estate?<p>Opening a business can cost a lifetime of savings–$30,000 on average …

Real Estate

SkyArt, Fun Doodles Drawn Into Photographs of the Sky

French artist Thomas Lamadieu takes photographs and then fills in the open space of the sky with amusing drawings in a series called “SkyArt.” More …

Watch This City Made Out Of Bread As It Decays

In his 2007 book <i>The World Without Us</i>, author Alan Weisman imagines what Earth would be like if humans disappeared today. Your home would give way to natural forces faster than you might think. And 500 years from now, your whole neighborhood would revert back to its pre-human state–most likely a …

Los Angeles

Why Mad Men Are Becoming Math Men

In our digital worlds, it is safe to say that advertising is becoming more dynamic and complicated than ever. In advertising, Mad Men are becoming …

Unexpected Risks of Intelligent Infrastructure

In 1999 a technology manager called Kevin Ashton coined the phrase “The Internet of Things”. It was to convey the fact that not everything connected …

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2013 - MIT Technology Review

Smart Watches<p>The designers of the Pebble watch realized that a mobile phone is more useful if you don’t have to take it out of your …

Time-Lapse Video Demonstrates The Dangers Of Light Pollution

The creative agency Super Frog Saves Tokyo uses light painting techniques for a hard-hitting visual about the night sky.<p>There is one thing that the …