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Grown-Up Versions of Childhood Monsters by Futurehaircut | Monday Insta Illustrator

Imagination has its dark side.<p>The term "childlike imagination" usually conjurs adorable images of children battling pirates or exploring invented landscapes, but illustrator Jimmy D'Amico, aka Futurehaircut, reminds us that kids can also be gross and whimsical. His grotesque take on the animal …

Healthy apple and banana oat pancakes

These delicious 10-minute pancakes are gluten-free as well as being sweetened naturally with banana<p>These are a fast-forward version of my favourite ever pancakes. This time the whole process is done in a blender, but if you don’t have one you can make these with oat four instead of the oats and …

Breakfast

The best Nutribullet breakfast smoothie recipes

For those unfamiliar with the gadget, <b>the NutriBullet is an extractor which pulverises vegetables, nuts, seeds and even the pips and stalks of your fruits</b>.<p>Here, we bring you the best breakfast smoothie recipes, featuring everything from almond to beetroot, that you can blitz up in seconds for a …

Breakfast

Amazing Invention Uses Only 1 Glass of Saltwater to Supply 8 Hours of Light

The SALt Lamp is a cost-effective light source that is changing people's lives in the Philippines. This revolutionary invention was developed by engineer Aisa Mijeno as an asset for the many households that are unable to access or afford electricity. Rather than having residents rely on oil lamps …

Nonprofits

Playful Paintings on the Streets of Tokyo Pay Tribute to Japanese Culture

Spanish street artist Pejac recently finished a tour of Asia, where he decorated the streets of cities in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan with whimsical paintings and installations. Tokyo, one of his destinations, became the canvas on which he unleashed his praises and critiques of Japanese …

Japan

27 Apps Designers Can’t Live Without

Top designers from Huge, Zappos, ustwo, OKFocus give us the A-Z of which apps they use most, and why.<p>Maybe it’s just Gmail, or maybe it’s something more esoteric like Processing, but there are certain apps we rely on so much that if they suddenly went missing, we’d have a hard time getting by. …

16 Fiery Hot Sauce Recipes That Bring the Heat

<b>Some like their food hot,</b> and at <i>BA</i>, that means doubling down on a whole lot of hot sauce. But sometimes we just can't buy hot sauce fast enough for how frequently we use it, and even if we could, the store-bought kind just isn't giving us the right fiery kick for what we need. That's why there are …

Cooking

7 of the best family trips to take with kids aged 2 to 7

Want to give your little ones their first big travel adventure? These great trips are perfect for young families<p>1. Mayan marvels in Guatemala & Belize<p>…

National Parks

24 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

From chicken pot pie and classic Caesar salad to brownies and cookies.<p>We've rounded up 24 basic recipes that everyone should know how to cook, from a pot of rice to pot roast. Master these, and you'll never find yourself stumped in the grocery store.

Cooking

Meet Flic: the wireless Smart Button

Don’t you think that life be more fun with more buttons, preferably the big red unlabelled kind that would make your house look more like a supervillain’s layer? Enter Flic, a wireless button that you can stick anywhere and that communicates with your smartphone to perform a variety of tasks.<p>The …

Home Automation

Netflix movies: the 100 best films on Netflix UK

Nearly 200 scientists warn of cellphone health risks

Biological and health scientists from Russia and Iran to the USA are calling on the UN, the World Health Organization and national governments to …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': When C-3PO reunited with Luke Skywalker ...

When veterans of <i>Star Wars</i> get together they tend to tell old stories from the trenches, just like anyone who forged a friendship in battle. The same …

First Ever Express Charging Flash Drive

Smartphones and tablets just can’t seem to catch up with the battery life and memory we need! That’s where the Bricwave Xpress comes in. This nifty …

Snowboarder Billy Morgan lands a world-first 1800 quadruple cork trick

Olympic athlete spins into snowboarding history by completing five rotations off a monster kicker in Italy but admits the landing could have been cleaner<p>British snowboarder Billy Morgan has landed the sport’s first ever 1800 quadruple cork. The rider, who represented Great Britain at the 2014 …

United Kingdom

IKEA's new wireless charging line-up includes an iPhone 6 adapter

Last month we reported on IKEA's move to release a range of furniture with the ability to wirelessly charge your devices, and now we have more …

The New Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Here!

JJ<p>Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy took to the stage today for an event which was beamed around the world to 23 countries, for the first real unveiling of …

Introducing the pepper grinder that will switch off your kids' phones

'PepperHacker' is a pepper grinder that will turn off phones, tablets and televisions with one twist<p>In an effort to reclaim family mealtimes from the ringing of mobile phones and blare of televisions, a food brand has created a rather revolutionary piece of technology.<p>The 'Pepper Hacker' looks like …

Routers

Magnificent Faucet Swirls Water into Elegant Patterns

A London student recently designed this conservation-friendly faucet that swirls your water into captivating geometric patterns as soon as you turn on the tap. The faucet weaves small jets of water into intricate, cross-hatched designs that look like they belong on delicate crystal glassware. The …

Industrial Design

IKEA launches furniture that wirelessly charges smartphones and tablets

<b>News:</b> Swedish furniture giant IKEA has incorporated induction-charging stations into products from its latest collection, which will allow users to …

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Healthy Eating

97 Brunch Recipes to Make This Weekend

At-home brunch means no waiting in line, plus: eating in pajamas! These leisurely homemade brunch ideas will help you do it up in style.<p><b>An at-home brunch means no waiting in line</b>, as many mimosas as your heart desires, and, best of all, eating in your pajamas. These recipes will help you tackle a …

Cooking

Photographer Captures Enchanting Snapshots of Himself Feeding Wild Animals

Finland-based photographer Konsta Punkka has an extraordinary gift with animals, as can be seen from his close interactions with wildlife captured on camera. The 21-year-old self-described “squirrel whisperer” uses his iPhone and DSLR to capture enchanting snapshots of woodland creatures from an …

Wildlife

Why watching TV crime dramas is good for your brain

To stay healthy, the human brain needs to be kept active, and suspense-filled small screen thrillers provides a taxing mental workout<p>On a cold January night, the prospect of ditching your resolution to get fit - or read the complete works of Tolstoy - and putting your feet up in front of a good TV …

Pushbullet brings your Mac and iOS devices even closer

There’s no doubt that technology like iOS 8’s Continuity feature make it easier to transfer work between your Mac and your iPhone or iPad. However, nothing about Apple’s creation comes close to matching the sheer, unadulterated excellence that is Pushbullet.<p>Coming freshly off a $1.5 million dose of …

Can Candide Thovex's new ski video be real?

Candide Thovex, the French professional skier, invites us along for the ride as he explores the slopes, tunnels and cafés of Val Blanc – and the results are out of this world (make sure you watch to the end)<p>We might all start the morning as French pro skier Candide Thovex does – with a cup of …

Unlock your Mac using Touch ID on your iOS device

Touch ID on an iOS device is a convenient method for unlocking apps and the device itself, and now you can use it to unlock your Mac.<p>With the launch of iOS 8, Apple introduced a new feature called Handoff. The feature connects your nearby iOS and OS X devices to each other, making it possible to …

Apps

Details Emerge on Next-Gen Porsche Cayenne SUV

The battle to build the world’s quickest SUV looks set to become an obsession for the top of the car industry over the next few years. Luxury carmakers are plowing huge sums into developing vehicles capable of challenging what—to rational people like ourselves—appear to be the most pointless of …

Automotive Design

Amazon Echo review: listen up

“Alexa, what’s the weather today?”<p>“ALEXA! What’s the weather today?”<p>“ALEXA WHAT IS THE WEATHER TODAY GODDAMMIT.”<p><i>“Right now, in New York it’s 25 degrees with clear skies and sun. Today’s forecast has mostly sunny weather, with a high of 29 and a low of 19.”</i><p>Meet Alexa. She’s sitting over there, on …

Smart Homes

50 Years Of Glam From His Holiness David Bowie, In A Single GIF

Last week marked David Bowie's 68th birthday, so naturally there's an animated GIF circling the internet that chronicles the most glam of rockers and his many, many makeovers.<p>Twenty-two-year-old Helen Green is the brilliant mind behind this moving masterpiece, chronicling every single one of …