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Firing on all neurons: Where consciousness comes from

STEVEN LAUREYS will always remember the 21-year-old woman who had had a stroke. She had been taken to a hospital in Liège, Belgium, where her …

Photo

Bookman’s Bicycle Cup Holder

With spring on the horizon, the dreams of leisurely bike rides under blossoming trees and lounging in grass covered parks is almost within reach. If …

Cycling

What It Takes to Design a Good Life

What does it take to have a good life? That’s what <b>Jonathan Fields</b>, author of <i>Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance</i>, wondered when his daughter turned five and he grew tired of reading her fables about the knight who saves the princess to live happily ever after. So he set out …

David Bowie Narrates the Pioneering Soviet Children’s Symphony “Peter and the Wolf”

In early 1936, compelled to cultivate a taste for music in young children, Natalya Sats, director of Moscow’s Musical Theater for Children, commissioned the legendary Ukrainian (then-Soviet) composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Prokofiev to create an innovative musical symphony for children. His …

8 Tips To Become A Better Listener | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply” Stephen Covey.</b><p>If you’ve spent your life talking over …

Viktor Frankl on the Art of Presence, the Soul-Stretching Capacity of Suffering, and How to Persevere in Troubled Times

The life-story of Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor <b>Viktor Frankl</b>, born on March 26, 1905, is one of history’s greatest testaments to the tenacity of the human spirit. In his remarkable 1946 psychological memoir <b>Man’s Search for Meaning</b> (<i>public library</i>), previously discussed at length …

John Vernon Lord’s Whimsical Illustrations for James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

The history of artistic takes on literary classics is long and colorful. There are William Blake’s paintings for Milton’s <i>Paradise Lost</i> and for Dante’s <i>Divine Comedy</i>, Picasso’s drawings for a naughty ancient Greek comedy, Matisse’s etchings for <i>Ulysses</i>, and Salvador Dalí’s prolific illustrations for</i> …

Province Apothecary Sex Oil

The name is blunt: Sex Oil from Toronto-based Province Apothecary doesn't hide behind any vague adjectives or cute lingo. It's as clear as the oil's list of ingredients, which blends coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, evening primrose oil, GMO-free vitamin E and rosemary leaf extract. Sex Oil thus …

Skin Care

Photographer Digitally Adds Herself to Childhood Photos of Her in Double Self-Portrait Series

In the photo series “Imagine Finding Me,” photographer Chino Otsuka revisits her childhood by digitally inserting herself in old photos of her as a …

The invisible man: Liu Bolin's latest art

Liu Bolin has become famous worldwide for painting his entire body to match the scenery behind – so when he is photographed it can be near-impossible to spot him. Here are some of the latest works from the Chinese artist

23 Tenacious Quotes To Inspire You To Jump Start Your Resolutions

I know for a lot of people New Year’s resolutions are a reason to be cynical and scoff, but I think it’s a great American past time. It’s a healthy …

The Incredible Physics of Ants

(YouTube link)<p>Are ants solid, or a fluid? Ants clinging together in a ball act differently from an individual insect. Banded together, they change …

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The 7 Unseen Benefits of Rejection | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Rejection sucks! I know because I face them often in my life. What’s even worse is that no one can escape it. Everybody has been rejected and most …

Hand Drawn Rotoscoping Gifs and Other Animation Experiments by Matthias Brown | Colossal

<p>I recently stumbled onto the Tumblr of animator Matthias Brown who shares his numerous experiments with rotoscoping and other animation techniques …

What is Installation Art?

<i>Heartbeat</i> by Charles Pétillon<p>Like most movements that make up modern and contemporary art, installation art exhibits an interest in innovating. Though similar to sculpture and related to a range of recent artistic genres, the immersive practice offers a unique way to experience art. In order to …

Art

Spring/Summer Fashion Week 2014: Fashion Trends

From tribal influences to floral prints, artistic inspiration to gold pleating, street style to summer-ready furs and sheer fabrics, this season’s …

Fashion Week

Interview: Beppe Giacobbe

“Visionary Dictionary: Beppe Giacobbe from A to Z” is the first monograph dedicated to the art of illustration master Beppe Giacobbe. Born in Milan in 1953 and having studied at the Accademia di Brera in Milan and the School of Visual Arts in New York, Giacobbe is renowned and appreciated because …

Art

Cerebella Design

If you've ever peered into a microscope, it's likely that you've been wowed by the microscopic world of colors and texture; the patterns of nature caught under a lens. That was certainly the case for Ariele Faber, founder of Cerebella Design, a Vermont-based company that brings the visual wonders …

Design

Royal Caballito

Though born and raised in Madrid, Diana Saldaña is very much an international figure. As an art historian who specializes in self-portrait photography, she's worked at PHOTOEspaña Festival in Madrid, Magnum Photos in Paris and LA's Getty Museum. After traveling the world, she returned to her …

Multiculturalism

Information is Beautiful Award Winners 2013

In an information-obsessed society, a new crop of artists is representing visual data in engaging, imaginative ways. In June, we were pleased to announce this year's Information is Beautiful Awards. It's a competition, open to the public, that was founded last year by data visualizer David …

Data Visualization

#Bookcases ARLEQUIN C IN BRUSHED BRASS & GLOSSY LACQUERED METALS #Design Ferruccio Laviani

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Get Clean by AM

There's nothing like the feeling you get when you use your brand new gadget for the first time: The smell when you open the box, removing the screen cover and touching it for the first time. But there and then you know that it'll never look or feel quite so perfect again. But AM is hoping to keep …

Gear & Gadgets

Know Your Rear Derailleur

Get acquainted with your derailleur for easier repairs and smoother shifts.<p>Few of us really appreciate how hardworking and integral the rear derailleur is until it stops functioning perfectly. Then you’re stuck with, at best, an imprecise and clattery ride. So the next time you climb with …

Club Poema Campaign by Studio AIRPORT

Poster Event Campaign Series.<p>Studio AIRPORT created this series of event campaign posters for Club Poema, the most popular techno club in Utrecht, …

Posters