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Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

Text Messaging

The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …

31 Days of Painted Pumpkins from the MSLO Staff

Get inspired by handmade pumpkin designs by Martha Stewart crafters and staffers using Martha Stewart Craft paints!<p>A jewel-toned, geometric masterpiece.

Chineasy peasy: Noma Bar brings fun and colour to Chinese characters

“Two's company, three's a crowd” may be a proverb for those scared of groups, but it's also a handy way of remembering your Chinese. The character for person looks a bit like someone walking in profile: 人. Take three of these, huddled in a little group, and you've got a crowd: 众<p>Such is the …

Meet the Man Who Dresses America

<b>Chances are you're a fan of Tony Kretten's work.</b> The problem is you just don't know it yet. Because if you've purchased something from the Gap in the past 12 years — some faded jeans, a perfect white tee, those khakis that have taken on the shape of your body — it's likely that before they were in …

Kanye West May Be Arrogant, But He's Also Right About Black Wealth

Over the past fortnight I’ve watched as a familiar narrative re-emerged around rapper Kanye West. Basically, Kanye’s an arrogant ranting asshole who needs to shut up, and stick to music. The end.<p>Admittedly, Kanye doesn’t help his cause. At times his behavior lends credence to what I think is a …

BBC Breakfast rejects guest over her views on unpaid internships

<b>Updated 11pm:</b> The founder of a website that provides careers advice to graduates claims she was dropped from a BBC TV programme because she refused to abide by a legal request about what she should and should not say.<p>Tanya de Grunwald, who runs the Graduate Fog site, was booked to appear on BBC …

Guardian front page, Wednesday 21 August 2013: US and Britain at odds as NSA row deepens http://t.gu.com/o7m5N

David Miranda on his nine-hour terror detention ordeal

Cambodia's vast lost city: world's greatest pre-industrial site unearthed http://bit.ly/12uTE9f A ground-breaking archaeological discovery in Cambodia has revealed a colossal 700-year old urban landscape connecting ancient cities and temples to Angkor Wat. Lara Dunston joins the excavation team for the first site visit by a British newspaper Photograph: Terence Carter

Putin: NSA whistleblower Snowden is in Moscow airport

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has revealed that the surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden is indeed in a Moscow airport, ending a global …

Edward Snowden: NSA whistleblower answers reader questions

5.43pm BST<p><b>Final question from Glenn Greenwald:</b><p>Anything else you’d like to add?<p><b>Answer:</b><p>Thanks to everyone for their support, and remember that just …

GCHQ surveillance: Germany blasts UK over mass monitoring

The German government has expressed the growing public anger of its citizens over Britain's mass programme of monitoring global phone and internet …

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

Sensuous Steel

Ken Gross bought his first car magazine when he was 12 years old and brought it home proudly to show his father. His dad was not interested. So Gross spent his adolescence trying to convince his old man that, despite the fact that he worked for cheap in a gas station and spent all of his spare time …

Exclusive: John Galliano, in First Interview Since Firing, On Addiction, His Outburst, and His Future in Fashion

<i>In his first interview since his 2011 firing from Dior, 52-year-old John Galliano sat down for a series of wide-ranging conversations with contributing editor Ingrid Sischy. Beyond his anti-Semitic rant, which shattered the designer’s career, Galliano and Sischy talked of the designer’s young life,</i> …

What Happens When You Throw Some Glow Sticks into a Waterfall

What may look like an example of Photoshop trickery was actually created by throwing some high powered glow sticks into the waterfalls of California. …

Landscape Photography

Experiment: Text Your Parents Saying That You “Got 2 grams for $40”

Comedian Nathan Fielder ignited a social prank that left many concerned parents thinking their worst fears have come true: Nathan instructed his …

16 Awesome Food Art Ideas

Every one who’s ever tried feeding a baby knows how important it is to make the food look nice and funny – especially if it’s broccoli or porridge… …

Angry Birds

26 Faces in Everyday Objects

Have you ever noticed how various objects and constructions look as if they’ve got faces – they are smiling, being angry or amazed. However, what …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Extreme Plane Landings at Maho Beach, Saint Martin

You’d expect a typical beach to be a nice and quiet haven to relax and chill – but tourists flood the Maho Beach on the Saint Martin island to get …

Airports

11 Creative and Unusual Cake Designs

When somebody says “cake“, we typically imagine a round baked sweet, most often decorated with fancy flowers and ribbons, layered together from …

How To Stop Three Billion New Ikea Customers From Wrecking The Planet

Healing Mother Earth is the last thing you think of when you ponder a cavernous, bustling Ikea store filled with shoppers hauling out flat-packed Faktums by the SUV load. Steve Howard is out to change that perception. He’s been Ikea’s chief sustainability officer for two years and gave a talk …

#TBT W Magazine, April 2007. Take a tour of Imelda Marcos's palatial home, which houses her fabled shoe collection. http://www.wmagazine.com/people/2007/04/imelda_marcos/

Air Max flies again as fashion steps back to Nike's classic shoe of the 90s

Dizzee Rascal had a customised pair, basketball star LeBron James an entire line, and clubbers, hip-hop stars and runners throughout the 1990s would …

Edward Snowden: how the spy story of the age leaked out

As he pulled a small black suitcase and carried a selection of laptop bags over his shoulders, no one would have paid much attention to Ed Snowden as …

New Myspace emerges from beta with iPhone app, social radio and... GIFs

Remember the days when social network MySpace was a riot of flashing boxes and animated GIFs? As its visual clutter mounted, users drained away to …

Stop Staring at Your Facebook Profile: It Could Be Making You Stupid

People used to log onto Facebook to spy on old flames and check out new crushes. Now it seems like they are more interested in gazing at their own …

Teens Tire of Facebook — but Not Enough to Log Off

Has Facebook lost its cool? That’s a question TIME posed earlier this year to dozens of teenagers, who mostly insisted that newer social networks …