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Animal Collective's Panda Bear made us an eclectic playlist

If you’re a fan of Animal Collective, the pack of indie art-pop weirdos who’ve released a whopping nine albums together, you know its co-founder …

Food: How spicy flavours trick your tongue

Why does a hot curry burn your mouth? Veronique Greenwood explores why your tongue sometimes tingles in unexpected ways.<p>When you consider the tongue, what leaps to mind are the five canonical tastes – sweet, salt, bitter, sour, and umami. These sensations arise when receptors on the surface of …


10 Movies to Watch on Netflix in September

It's a new month, and that means a new batch of movies just hit Netflix. Here, the films we just added to our queue.<p><b>1) The Blue Lagoon (1980)</b> <br>Even though summer is unofficially over, relive those sultry months with this risqué classic, then check out Brooke Shields' character on our summer style …


Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures | Colossal

<p>Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto of Floto+Warner Studio recently produced this beautiful series of photos titled Clourant that seemingly turns …

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Through her work, Esther Honig hopes to discover if a global beauty standard actually exists.<p>Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring …

16 Easter Eggs Hidden in Apple Products

Apple designers and programmers have hidden some fun Easter eggs—you just need to know where to look.<p>1. PLAY MINI GAMES<p>You have the ability to play a …

Mary Magdalene

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

10 Science Experiments You Can Eat with Your Kids

There's very little about cooking that doesn’t involve chemistry, physics, biology, or even math. But don’t tell your kids that. Sneak education into …


10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice

Last summer, we published a week-long series called "The Young Person's Guide to Making Music" in collaboration with our colleagues at the radio program <i>From The Top</i>. The idea was to provide guidance and suggestions for parents and kids just starting out in music, with ideas for everything from …

Water Marble Nails (without water!)

Just A Cat, Dressed As A Shark, Riding A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

You'll be glad you watched this.<p>Delightful. Watch the clip in full.

Domestic Technology

31 Photos Of New York City In The Summer Of '69

In 1969, Life magazine captured both the energy and the misery of a hot summer day in the city.<p>Via: <i>Life</i>

New York City

The 25 Smartest Comebacks Of All Time

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Charade, the Best Hitchcock Film Hitchcock Never Made. Stars Cary Grant & Audrey Hepburn

The best Hitchcock film Hitchcock never made. That's how certain enthusiasts of American film think of <i>Charade</i>, Stanley Donen's 1963 lightly comedic …

32 Unexpected Things To Do With Balloons

Balloons bring instant joy and happiness to one's life. It's a fact.

27 Canadian Albums Everyone Should Know

There is a good chance you might not even realize some of these artists are Canadian. But they are, and Canada should be very, very proud.

How-To: Wire Knot Stud Earrings

Got jewelry wire? Make your own pretty wire knot stud earrings with this tutorial from Allison at Dream a Little Bigger.<p>Head over to Dream a Little Bigger to see the full how-to!

How-To: Dinosaur Corn Cob Holders

Make your own set of fun, kitschy dinosaur corn cob holders with this tutorial from mikeasaurus on Instructables!<p>Dinos not your thing? They’re made out of plastic toy animals, so the possibilities are pretty much endless. Head over to Instructables to see the full how-to!<p><b>Update:</b> This DIY was …

How-To: Wire Word Rings

Looking for a fun weekend DIY? Whip up a cute custom wire word ring with this detailed tutorial from emilyvanleemput on Instructables!<p>Ready to make a ring of your own? Head over to Instructables to see the full how-to.<p>[Via Sulia]

How-To: Sea Glass Bracelet

Headed to the beach? Make jewelry out of your found treasures with this sea glass bracelet tutorial from The Sweetest Occasion!

The Simpsons (Classic): “The Boy Who Knew Too Much”

<b>“The Boy Who Knew Too Much” (season five, episode 20; originally aired 05/05/1994)</b><p>In last week’s entry, I wrote about “Sweet Seymour Skinner’s …

Faceted Classification

Intimate backyard wedding: Laura + Josh

Apr <i>19</i><p>Categories Real Weddings<p>This wedding embodies everything there is to love about spring and summer. Outdoor dining, family gatherings, drinking …

Chic & Quirky Green, White and Gold Wedding

Bicycles, pretty pink bridesmaids dresses, lovely letterpress, home made wedding cake, Jimmy Choos, stripy straws and his ‘n hers converse? Don’t …

12 Reasons To Visit Your Local Record Store On Saturday

It's a perfect illustration of the current age of music fandom that this year's Record Store Day comes at the end of the week when Twitter introduced its music service — an online streaming music tool that tethers discovery to acquaintances who probably know your taste about as well as the checkout …

Getting stuffed: a tale of love and taxidermy

Does there come a day in every man's life when he looks around and says to himself: I've got to weed out some of these owls? I can't be alone in …