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The Delicate Tree Leaf Carvings of Omid Asadi

With just a craft knife and a needle, talented Iranian artist Omid Asadi can breathe life into dry, fallen leaves. The 35-year-old, now based in the …

Tourists in Budapest pay to be locked up in cellars

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - In a ramshackle old building in Budapest, tourists pay to be locked up in a room and try to escape by solving a series of mysterious clues, opening locks and finding their way out.<p>“Rabbit Hole”, inspired by the 19th Century English novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, is …

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Fitness

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

Can You Believe This Is Body Paint?

Bodypainting has come a long way from scrawling Obama's visage on our naked bodies.<p>Experts like Gesine Marwedel -- whose body art is featured below -- are integrating the human form into their work, and we can't get enough. Marwedel's surreal depictions of animals, the human body and nature will …

Kitten Jam - Turn Down For What Video (cute, funny cats/kittens dancing) (ORIGINAL)

Kittens

Would You Let This Incredibly Talented Tattoo Artist Permanently Ink You Freehand?

Jay Freestyle, a South African tattoo artist based in Amsterdam, creates incredible, ethereal tattoos. And here’s the surprising bit – he works …

George Steinmetz’s Eye From the Sky

What is it like strapping yourself into the equivalent of a leaf blower, getting a running start, then taking off into the air with a camera in your hand?<p>“You have 180-degree horizontal and vertical visibility and you’re going about 27 or 28 miles per hour. You don’t need a plexiglass windscreen in …

Deserts

How Thomas Piketty and Elizabeth Warren demolished the conventional wisdom on debt

Those who fall into debt are shamed for spending irresponsibly. But the truth of the matter is much more alarming<p>In a 2006 "Saturday Night Live" sketch, Chris Parnell sums up the conventional wisdom about credit card debt:<p>“Did you know millions of Americans live with debt they can not control? …

Maria Gaetana Agnesi is celebrated by Google's doodle, but who was she?

Italian mathematician and philosopher born in 1718 is credited with writing first book discussing differential and integral calculus<p>Google's doodle on Friday celebrated the 296th birthday of the Italian mathematician and philosopher Maria Gaetana Agnesi.<p>Agnesi, born on 16 May 1718, is believed to …

OTTO Is A Raspberry Pi-Based GIF Camera That Says We’ve Reached Peak Hipster

Most cameras take either photo, video or both – but the OTTO, a new Kickstarter project, is a piece of dedicated hardware that actually captures animated GIFs. It uses a hand-crank to do it, and comes in a brightly colored, vaguely retro design, and is basically the most hipster creation of all …

Fearlessness: 3 Things You Can Learn From Special Ops and Navy SEALS

“One-man army.”<p>It’s a phrase that gets thrown around lightly. But for 7 hours, Hector Cafferata was exactly that.<p><b>On November 28, 1950 during the</b> …

Get Ready for Palcohol, the Powdered Alcohol You Can Sprinkle in Drinks and on Food

Palcohol – powdered alcohol – is a new American product that can be sprinkled on all sorts of dishes and drinks. According to the company’s website, …

You'll Always Wear A Life Jacket After Using This Disturbing Drowning Simulator

Drowning is a significantly worse experience than you ever imagined.<p>Guy Cotten, a French company specializing in rugged outdoor attire and safety gear, produced an interactive video titled "Sortie En Mer” (A Trip Out To Sea) that gives users a firsthand look at what it's like to fall off a sailboat …

Spotify Just Slashed Its Monthly Premium Rate in Half for Students

Streaming music service Spotify just trained its marketing lasers on the stateside matriculated. If you’re a college student living in the U.S., in …

Lost in daydreams? It could be a sign you're intelligent as absent-minded children have sharper brains

By<p>People whose minds wander might actually have sharper brains.<p>A study shows that those who appear to be constantly distracted in fact have more …

Study: Freud Was Wrong About Repressed Memories

A new study pokes holes in the popular theory, originating from Sigmund Freud, that suppressed memories, like those from a traumatic event, remain …

Hostage Negotiation Techniques That Will Get You What You Want

How does hostage negotiation get people to change their minds?<p>The <i>Behavioral Change Stairway Model</i> was developed by the FBI’s hostage negotiation …

Self-help

Ever wondered What does English sound like to foreigners?

Adriano Celentano’s “Prisencolinensinanciusol” is pure gibberish. The words don’t mean anything.<p>But the whole song was designed to sound like English …

Language

Every 60 Seconds, Apple Makes More Money Than You Do in a Year

Check out this interactive: It shows how much revenue and profit a handful of technology companies generate—by the second. When you land on the page, …

The '60s Are Gone, But Psychedelic Research Trip Continues

In 1966, psychedelic drug advocate and former Harvard professor Timothy Leary appeared on the <i>Merv Griffin Show.</i><p>"I'm in the unfortunate situation of being about 20 years ahead of my time," Leary said. When asked how many times he'd taken LSD, he answered 311. The audience gasped.<p>Leary was fired for …