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25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …


27 Clever Ways To Use Everyday Stuff In The Kitchen

All the boring old junk you've got lying around the house secretly yearns to be where the food is.


Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …


40 Unconventional DIY Valentine's Day Cards

Find a truly unique way to tell them how you feel.<p>* 40 DIY Valentine's Day Gifts They'll Actually Want<p>* 33 Quotes To Write Inside Your Valentine's Day Cards<p>* 30 Punny Valentines For Everyone You Love<p>* 44 Valentine's Day Treats To Melt Your Heart<p>* 25 Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Pick-Up Lines To …


It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with them, you can showcase their vivid colors and add a little touch of nature to an otherwise …

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DIY Block Printing: The Customized Tea Towel and More

I’ve had some experience dyeing and weaving textiles, but the idea of carving stamps and block printing has always intimidated me. Then Izabella …

Wooly Moly: 24 DIY Felt Projects

We admit it. In the past, we weren’t quite sure how we felt about… well, felt. It’s been involved in its fair share of twee projects. But here at Brit + Co., we know that most materials have an underlying awesomeness to them. To prove it, a lineup of felt’s best looking DIYs.<p>1. Three Bead Necklace: …

31 Delicious Low-Carb Breakfasts For A Healthy New Year

It's time to kick that bagel-a-day habit.

The ten best albums of 2013 – readers choice

10. The Fall – Re-Mit<p>"Inventive, fun, and crept up on the listener in revealing its qualities. It was not a 'great first listen' album, its an album that repays perseverance - greatly." Jeremy<p>"The Fall continue to make great records, and Re-Mit is another great addition to the canon – makes the …

Alphabet Pompoms Tutorial

I really didn’t know whether I would make more pompoms when I tried the flowers, but since I made the animals I suddenly have so many ideas and now …

Thanksgiving Alphabet Pie Topper DIY

Don’t get me wrong, I love cake. It’s just that sometimes I wonder why they get all the love. Frosting, toppers, edible flowers, candles, rainbow …

Southern (New band of the day No 1,631)

<b>Hometown</b>: Belfast and Liverpool. <b><br>The lineup</b>: Thom Southern (vocals, guitar), Lucy Southern (vocals, guitar).<p><b>The background</b>: Southern are a brother-sister act playing a bluesy kind of folk, or folky kind of blues, but they're not really comparable to the White Stripes. Actually, we can hear some of …

James Blake: a surprise choice from an unsurprising Mercury prize shortlist

A few weeks ago, the Mercury prize shortlist was offered a glowing commendation in the press. It goes without saying that this is a rare occurrence. The Mercury shortlist is like the hysterical passenger in Airplane! – people queue up to slap it. Alas, the praise came from a tabloid journalist who …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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Wall Worthy Superhero Cubist Art by Liam Brazier

Guinness World Records 2014 – in pictures

From the fastest sprinter in high heels to the world's smallest donkey, the 2014 Guinness Book of Records presents the latest weird and wacky record breaking events

27 Amazingly Easy One-Bowl Desserts

When baking can be this simple, why would you ever mess with multiple bowls?

First look at the Sony Cyber-shot QX10 and the iPhone 5

I'm on location in Berlin this week at IFA 2013 – primarily helping out the guys at Android Central – but Sony dropped a new product in their press …

Nordic Pancake Cake From Josephine of A Tasty Love Story

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The 10 Most Killer Cover Songs of the Past Decade

This century has been a golden age for cover songs. Thanks to YouTube, we’re always there whenever a band plays a must-hear version of some recent …


Upping the Weird Factor: The World's 10 Wackiest Hostels - Vagabondish

Traveling on a budget doesn’t mean your accommodation options need be stock-standard. If anything, cheap backpacker haunts can oftentimes prove far …

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14 Ways To Enjoy New York City's Swankiest Spots For Free (Or Cheap)

From a subterranean food court inside the Plaza Hotel to little-known lunch deals at some of the city's best restaurants, here are 14 ways to enjoy New York City's fanciest venues without spending a fortune.

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5 Bands You Should Be Listening To This Weekend

Lucky for you, we at FILTER love looking through everything to find some great new music amongst everything.<p>This week some old and new favorites brought us some new music we were excited to listen to, so we're here to share them with you!<p>David Lynch<p>The all around gifted artist has graced us with …

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Everyday Foods Transformed Into Appealing Sculptures

Romanian artist Dan Cretu sees the potential for art in all of the foods around him. In his work, he transforms the most basic of nourishment–fruits and vegetables, sunflower seeds, and even slices of salami–into elaborate food art. Since he began his work in this type of sculpture, even just the …