Shara Saketkhou

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House of Books: Majestic Photos Of Libraries Around The World By Franck Bohbot

French photographer Franck Bohbot appreciates the simple pleasure of reading books, so he decided to travel around the world to document the most …

Before And After: 30 Of The Most Creative Recreations Of Childhood Photos

We’re sure you have already heard of this viral trend of recreating childhood photos. A while ago we wrote about a photographer Irina Werning with …

20 Adorable Bunnies Sticking Their Tongues Out

Just when you thought that little fluffy bunny rabbits couldn’t get any cuter, they go ahead and stick out their little pink tongues and melt our …

44 Happy Baby Goats Going For Their Evening Run At Sunflower Farm

The folks at Sunflower Farm Creamery in Maine were captured on video in grave peril of being trampled by a stampeding herd of irresistible cuteness. …

The Man Who Literally Built 'Star Wars'

Set decorator Roger Christian tells us what it was like making George Lucas's dreams out of scrap metal<p><b>PLUS: The Art of Star Wars: See Exclusive Storyboards from the Original Trilogy</b><p><b>One of the most memorable elements</b> of the original <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the …

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Who Are the Boko Haram, and Why Is Nigeria So Slow to Act?

<i>Professor Michael Watts teaches geography at UC Berkeley and is the author of many books, including "Silent Violence: Food, Famine, and Peasantry in Northern Nigeria" and "Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta." He spoke to me about the recent kidnappings of more than 300</i> …

My life in typefaces

Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the …

Watch A Full Talking Heads Concert From 1978

(Video Link)<p>(Video Link)<p>The Talking Heads are often best remembered for hit songs like Burning Down The House and Psycho Killer, and that music video …

19 Magical Tree Tunnels You Should Definitely Take A Walk Through

Nature in as a whole tends to be a profoundly beautiful thing, but there are few things more magical than finding yourself under a canopy of trees in …

Photographer Challenges Female Beauty Standards With Unshaven Underarm Pictures

Western society is full of double standards when it comes to men, women and their gender roles. London-based photographer Ben Hopper, however, has …

Abandoned Office Tower In Caracas Has Become The World’s Tallest Slum

El Torre de David, a towering 45-story skyscraper in the center of the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, is a towering monument to the country’s …

The Full History of the Lightsaber, According to George Lucas

Of all the amazing ships, droids, and weapons in the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise, the lightsaber is <i>the</i> most iconic. Along with the Death Star. And the</i> …

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Ask a designer: why switching fonts won’t save the US government millions

You may have heard: simply changing the font used for reports from Times New Roman to Garamond could mean big savings for the US government. Not if you ask a type designer<p>This weekend, CNN put 14-year-old Suvir Mirchandani on camera to talk about a study he conducted that found US federal and state …

Expressive Photos Reveal a Rare, Alternative View of Iran

An image of Iran that many people around the world are familiar with is the view of Iran as a troubled nation plagued by an oppressive government, ultra-conservative ideologies, brutal executions, public demonstrations, rumors of nuclear weaponry, and women who are forced to wear head coverings …

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63 Magical Disney Movie Facts You Should Know

It just might change how you view these classics.<p>1. The iconic song "Part of Your World," was almost cut from <i>The Little Mermaid.</i><p>2. "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" was also almost cut from <i>The Lion King</i>. Elton John, who saw the film with the song removed, told producers they needed to put it back …

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12 Quotes Commonly Misattributed To Shakespeare

Alas poor Yorick, you could have googled.

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10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

Intuition is challenging to define, despite the huge role it plays in our everyday lives. Steve Jobs called it, for instance, "more powerful than intellect." But however we put it into words, we all, well, <i>intuitively</i> know just what it is.<p>Pretty much everyone has experienced a gut feeling -- that …

5 Can't-Miss Apps: Stop Motion Animation and More

5 Can't-Miss Apps 3/15<p>NFB StopMo Studio<p>Al Jazeera America Mobile<p>Steller<p>NASA Visualization Explorer<p>Strava Running and Cycling<p>Between Apple's iOS 7.1 …

This Is How Much Your Body Parts Are Actually Worth

Y'know, just in case...<p>In 2012, MedicalTranscription.net, an online resource for aspiring medical transcriptionists, created an infographic quoting how much certain organs and limbs would sell for (based on black market value and medical demand). The graph also explains why corpse listings on the …

Holy Cow: Tech Designer Whips Up a Business Card That You Can Use to Play Tetris!

That the business card is dead, or at least dying, is no secret. At any trade fair I've been to in the past few years, exhibitors would rather scan …

Where the only rule is 'be cool'

<b>How did coding get so cool?</b><p>Let's be honest, it wasn't always that way. Being able to speak to computers in their own language wasn't the best way to impress at parties.<p>But in a world of digital billionaires it has become a deeply fashionable skill. It turns out that it's the geek who is going to …

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This Incredible App Might Just Make Us All Read Faster

With the Spritz speed reader, you could read an entire novel in 90 minutes.

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