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Vagabonding

• <b>Author:</b> Rolf Potts & Timothy Ferriss<p><b>With a new foreword by Tim Ferriss •</b> There’s nothing like vagabonding: taking time off from your normal life—from six weeks to four months to two years—to discover and experience the world on your own terms. In this one-of-a-kind handbook, veteran travel writer …

South Africa has the craziest airport announcements ever [vid]

WE’VE ALL HEARD THE ANNOUNCEMENT at the airport: “Attention all passengers, do not leave your luggage unattended…” It’s easy to tune out, but it …

The 10 Most Ethical Destinations On Earth

Ethical Traveler wants your adventures to have a positive impact on the world.<p>As eco-tourism gains more and more recognition, Ethical Travel has compiled a list of the ten best "ethical destinations" on earth. These are countries that are "working to maintain strong environmental, human rights, and …

Statins have no side effects? This is what our study really found …

Our paper on the side effects of statins used the right method to address an important issue, but our data was flawed<p>I was surprised to see a study I'm a co-author on getting some front page media play on Thursday, under the headline "Statins 'have no side effects'". That's not what our paper …

Vitamin supplement curbs hearing loss after antibiotics - Futurity

A dietary supplement may offer protection against hearing loss that sometimes occurs after taking antibiotics, according to research with guinea pigs.

This Pacemaker Membrane Can Keep A Heart Beating Perfectly

The pacemaker of the future looks crazy<p>You're looking at what might be the pacemaker of a decade from now: a custom-made membrane, developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis, that slides over a heart and keeps it regulated by a …

University of Illinois

Leaves In Chernobyl Area Are Decaying Unusually Slowly

They just linger in a thick layer on the forest floor.<p>Strange to say, fallen logs, leaf litter and other forest debris doesn't decay as quickly around Chernobyl's most affected areas as it does elsewhere, <i>Smithsonian</i> reports. When scientists set out to study the phenomenon, they found that lingering …

Yellowstone National Park

What “Seinfeld” Would Look Like If Nothing Really Happened

In the series of <i>Seinfeld</i> episodes in which Jerry and George pitch a sitcom to NBC, they describe that pitch–and, of course, <i>Seinfeld</i> itself–as “<i>Seinfeld</i>, a show about nothing.” Of course it isn’t; it’s about a certain breed of privileged Upper West Siders, dating in your 30s, and the unwritten rules …

Jerry Seinfeld

Listen With Your Life

The most attractive part about the Ultimate Ears BOOM is that you don’t need to treat it like some precious treasure that is good to see, nice to …

Artist Wants To Map Every Single Human Skin Tone On Earth

Photographer Angelica Dass has matched 2,000 human faces with their corresponding Pantone hue.<p>Perhaps, in the near future, besides wearing mobile devices on our faces and sporting unisex high-waisted pants, we’ll cease to refer to people as black or white, or some variant in between. Instead, we’ll …

Skin Care

Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel | Colossal

<p>Mixed media artist Travis Bedel creates stunning collages that merge anatomical imagery with illustrations from science guides and textbooks. You …

The 2014 Architizer A+ Awards

Cool Hunting is proud to be a media partner for the second annual Architizer A+ Awards. This year showed the debut of a new category, Product Awards, as well as new faces to the jury panel (including CH's very own founder, Josh Rubin) and the first stage results are now in. This year, Architizer …

The Cyclist’s Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks | Colossal

<p>The Cyclist’s Empire is the latest cycling-inspired print from the folks over at 100 Copies who print (as you might have guessed) only 100 copies of …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

David Attenborough Narrates An Olympic Curling Match

This is a video of everybody's favorite nature documentary host David Attenborough narrating a women's Olympic curling match. You know, David …

Winter Miracle

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

Cycling

Sriracha Chemistry: How Hot Sauces Perk Up Your Food And Your Mood

Anyone who has ever drizzled, doused or — heck — drenched their food with Sriracha knows the hot sauce can make almost any dish taste better.<p>But could these spicy condiments also make us a little happier?<p>The science geeks over at the American Chemical Society made a little video that breaks down …

Climbing On Mount Denali

The 10 Biggest Snubs in Oscar History

Some of the greatest movies of all time? They didn't win Best Picture.<p>Everyone who cares about movies knows that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is full of shit. To be fair, as recounted in this space previously, sometimes the Academy gets it right. But it usually gets it wrong. …

Cold-Blooded

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

After The Death Of Their 12-Year-Old Daughter, Parents Find The Letter She Wrote To Her Future Self

In the wake of tragedy, Taylor Smith's parents stumbled across a letter she had written to herself 10 years in the future.

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Cotton Candy

Hyper Dimensional Photographs in the Streets of So Paulo

Imagine walking down a busy, metropolitan street and suddenly looking up to see a huge, hyper dimensional photograph of a person staring down at you. Street artist Raquel Brust has been introducing this kind of experience in So Paulo, Brazil since 2008 with <i>Projeto Giganto</i>, which she describes as “a …

Brazil

How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory

These Gorgeous Screenprints Showcase a City's Most Famous Structures

As part of a project called "Shapes of Cities," London-based designer Yoni Alter takes a handful of iconic buildings from various metropolitan areas …

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

Missing something? These are buildings you can see straight through

Updated 12th February 2018