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11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

40 Must-See Photos From The Past

The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It’s a simple notion that applies …

The Key To Learning: Knowing How Learning Works

What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what …

The Secret to Remembering Travel

Whenever I look through all those files of <i>things</i> I’ve saved over the years, I usually stumble upon some long-forgotten newspaper article I tucked away. I give it a casual glance, turn it over, then invariably find that whatever’s on the back is more interesting. Serendipity seems to win out over …

Who Needs Nouns? How Toddlers Learn to Speak

Whether you know it or not, at some point in your life you’ve larped a balloon. You’ve also larped your hand, a flag and a baseball bat. Larping, in …

2013 National Beard and Moustache Championships at the House of Blues in New Orleans

The 2013 National Beard and Moustache Championships took place on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the House of Blues in New Orleans, Louisiana. Las …

Of Palm Oil and Extinction

Changing Planet<p>You know the old question: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a noise? I’m not quite sure why that question came to mind when news came out of the extinction of <i>Dipterocarpus coriaceus,</i> or keruing paya, in West Malaysia.<p>Perhaps because the extinction of …

New Colorful Canopies of Umbrellas in Portugal

Looks like they've done it again! The city of Agueda, Portugal has once again decorated some of their streets with colorful canopies of umbrellas! Flickr photographer Patrcia Almeida took these great shots of them last year, which went viral. The installation was part of an art festival called …

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Black Marker Coffee Cup Art by Cheeming Boey

Cheeming Boey (born April 12, 1978) is a Malaysian artist best known for his ongoing series of illustrations on paper and foam coffee cups, his daily …

Bangkok at dusk | Thailand (by Sanchai Loongroong)

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

Astounding Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong | Colossal

<p>Paper artist Nguyễn Hùng Cường lives and works in Hanoi and folds many of his original, distinctly expressive origami works using a Vietnamese …