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How to Lower Your Food Budget (Without Giving Anything Up)

My wife and I have three children. According to the official USDA statistics on food costs, the monthly cost for our family to eat per month assuming …

Personal Finance

Do you play the spine? Introducing prosthetic musical instruments

Researchers have developed a series of interactive wearable instruments that respond to bodily gestures<p>Watching accomplished musicians in action, it can often seem that their instruments are natural extensions of their bodies – as if that violin had grown from their collar bone, or the intestinal …

An Artist is Making a Map of Manhattan Using Only Handwritten Directions From Strangers | Colossal

<p>Think about it, when was the last time you asked for directions? Or even used a paper map? Armed with smart phones and fancy GPS apps that map the …

A Mirror That Lets You See Different Perspectives

halb/halb designed the #180 mirror that has a unique feature: it’s bent. The angle that bisects the circular mirror is actually functional as it …

Furniture

How ‘Elysium’ Critiques Every Other Blockbuster Released This Summer

How 'Elysium' Critiques Every Other Blockbuster Released This Summer<p>Mega-budget spectacles are rarely considered the beacons of high culture, but …

Man of Steel

Video Pioneers OK GO Team With Saatchi & Saatchi, Possibly You, For Next Video

The band most known for its videos is looking for videos.<p>OK Go is a band famous for its intensely innovative videos. From its breakthrough treadmill trickery for “Here It Goes Again” to its automotive symphony for “Needing/Getting” or its paint-splashed Rube Goldberg extravaganza “This Too Shall …

Costa Rica Will Do Away With Caged Animals At Its Zoos

Here's a bit of news that has been making the rounds in Costa Rica for more than a week but is just now picking up steam stateside: Saying it's time for a more natural experience, Costa Rica's minister for energy and environment said they would get rid of caged animals at the country's public zoos …

2,156 Spools of Thread Form a Modern Mona Lisa

Lebanon-based custom tailors Ejjeh & Sons recently renovated their shop and decided to promote the changes with a modern art installation. The company commissioned advertising agency Rpublique Beirut and the team produced this depiction of the Mona Lisa created out of 2,156 spools of thread in 63 …

Art

New Voice-Activated Light Show in NYC's Park Avenue Tunnel

Open to pedestrians for the first time in history, the Park Avenue Tunnel welcomes visitors to experience an interactive light and sound installation like no other. Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer has transformed the 1,400 foot long tunnel with 300 theatrical spotlights that create …

New York City

Aww-Worthy Photos of Polar Bears Performing Water Ballet

For today's aww-worthy moment, we present to you these adorable photos of polar bears performing water ballet! Shot by Russian photographer Olga Gladysheva, the images show a polar bear cub as well as an adult gleefully tumbling, soaring and diving into beautiful blue waters. If these photos don't …

Polar Bears

Watch A Beatboxer Go Nuts With A Leap Motion

Pmmpt. Putuhchika pmmpt puh pmmpt. Is there any music more gutturally satisfying than that of a good beatboxer? A wind instrument might amplify and augment the vibrations of your mouth, but a beatboxer is a creator and amplifier in one. Every rhythm is backed by an implication of lips, teeth, and …

Bands