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15 Ways to Get Someone Out of Your Head

7. Don't waste all of your time trying to figure someone else out.<p>Have you ever found that you just can’t stop thinking about someone—what they did …

Creepy Soviet Space Shuttles Are Sitting in a Kazakhstan Desert

A film catches amazing views of the remains of a space program from the Cold War.<p>Tucked into a lonely hangar at Baikonur Cosmodrome on the Kazakh steppe, two Soviet-era space shuttles are quietly gathering dust, bird poop, and rust. They’re also attracting photographers eager to sneak around the …

Space Exploration

Extraordinary Second World War photos taken in colour film released by Imperial War Museum

A rare series of colour photographs taken during the Second World War have been made public for the first time.<p>Shot on expensive colour film by …

15 Humor Books That Are Capable Of Literally Making You Laugh Out Loud

From short stories and poetry, to comics and memoirs!

Comedy

There’s one kind of employee who is vastly under-appreciated in most modern offices

Extroverts are the darlings of the modern office. Conventional wisdom holds that to succeed in the 21st century workplace, you need to be bold, outgoing, and highly energetic—and that your contributions are only worth as much as your ability to chat frequently, and excitedly, about them.<p>But I think …

Personality

World War One in colour: Graphic artist Frédéric Duriez gives us a new look at the conflict

World History

These Kids' Drawings Are Being Turned Into Amazing Anime

"By using kids' drawing as original design material to create, I can get results I couldn’t achieved by myself."

Digital Art

1917 WW1 Diary of Gunner Lawrence Enderson Grimshaw (A/Cpl) 112573 Royal Garrison Artillery

On the Somme, not so bad for new years day. Attached to the 49th Siege Battery. What a place I wouldn’t have told anyone about this place. I hope we …

New Year's Day

3 men struggling to free a bike from a live electric fence makes hilarious viewing

Turns out all you need to strike comedy gold is three confused British men, one electric fence and one badly tangled bike.<p>According to the YouTube …

This Polish Christmas ad has gone viral because, well, just watch it

There are a few key elements to achieving the perfect Christmas advert.<p>Thematically, you need an underlying message that reminds us of our common …

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This "I hate my job" post is possibly the most relatable story you'll ever read

<i>Prehack</i> over on <i>Reddit</i> writes, “I hate my job…”<p>My job is so fucking unbelievable.<p>I’ll try to sum it up by first telling you about the folks I work …

Facebook brings out the worst in people. Here's nine reasons why it's ruining the internet

One of the less remarked-upon aspects the referendum campaign was the constant suffixing of points with “according to a video on Facebook” or “a post on Facebook says”. In fact, over the last two weeks, I started to mentally append “on Facebook” to every rather shallow argument or talking point …

Social Media

What are the largest religious groups around the world, and where are they?

The world is going to become more religious, with the number of people who identify as non-religious shrinking as a percentage of the world’s …

Japanese Twitter users had the most creative ways to say 'no' to this wedding invite

What happened to a simple "yes" or "no" RSVP reply?<p>Japanese Twitter user Toshihiro Anzai posted a picture of a wedding invite with the outline of a …

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Apps

The Lost Art of Free Time

It was after midnight. I had just spent the day intensely focused on completing all of my book edits to return to my editor, the culmination of weeks …

Stone-Cold Remarkable

Photos

New Surreal Photo Manipulations by Sarolta Bn

Budapest, Hungary-based photographer Sarolta Bn recently released a new set of images that all have that surreal quality she's become known for. Bn's photo manipulations never cease to amaze us both for their creativity and the way they stretch the imagination. The self-taught artist has now been a …

Art

Three Photographers' Journey Through the Jaw-Dropping Landscapes of Iceland

Around this time last year, photographer Elizabeth Gadd decided that she would visit the number one country on her bucket list, Iceland. She convinced her two photographer friends, Rob Woodcox and Whitney Justesen, to join her on this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Soon, they had their tickets book and …

European Travel

Rosie the Riveter IRL: Meet the women who built WWII planes

Women workers of World War II<p>Rosie the Riveters in living color<p>October 1942<p>During World War II, the drafting of millions of men for combat left …

Witness Cuba's Evolution in 39 Photos

An old American car, long a staple of Cuban roads, sits along Guanabo Beach, near Havana.<br>Joakim Eskildsen for TIME<p>1 of 39<p>“For centuries, Cuba’s …

Arnold Schwarzenegger might have come up with a foolproof argument against climate change deniers

<b>While the overwhelming majority of the scientific community accepts that global warming is a thing caused by humans, a small but very vocal minority</b> …

Living with schizophrenia: 'Public perception is changing, but it's still used as a term of abuse'

Artist Alice Evans, who suffers from terrifying hallucinations as a result of schizophrenia, tells Victoria Lambert that more needs to be done to help<p>On a family walk through Hackney in London about six months ago, Alice Evans began suffering hallucinations. ‘I was having visions,’ she says. ‘My …

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Art

1939: France's last public execution by guillotine

France's last public execution<p>The guillotine's final day in the sun<p>June 17, 1939<p>Born in Germany in 1908, Eugen Weidmann began stealing at a young …

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

New Zealand