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Nomadic Adventures of a Man and His Dog Highlight Their Bond

There are few bonds greater than the love between a dog and its owner. John Stortz is an illustrator and traveler who takes his gorgeous canine called Wolf on adventures around the United States. The duo visits beautiful locales like ghost towns in Nevada, Death Valley in California, and the …

National Parks

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

Drones

35 Science 'Facts' That Are Totally Wrong

Hollywood, friends, and family have perpetuated these 35 science myths for years. But it's time to set the record straight.<p>Is there fire in space?<p>Does tequila really come with a hallucinogenic worm?<p>Can you overdose on Vitamin C?<p>The answers to these questions will surprise you.<p>For this list, we used …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Fantasy football impact: Is there anything behind Jamaal Charles in Kansas City?

We all know the Chiefs' star running back is a fantasy stud, but what about the rest of the team? We break down the fantasy implications.<p>The story of the 2013 -- and, frankly, probably 2014 -- Kansas City Chiefs begins and largely ends with one guy: Jamaal Charles. No player meant more to his team, …

Chest Workout!

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30 day Abs Challenge, Crunch it!

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How to Start a Fire Without Matches | The Art of Manliness

There is a primal link between man and fire. Every man should know how to start one. A manly man knows how to start one without matches. It’s an …

37 Pet Photos to Amaze and Inspire You

We’ve been focused on nature and landscape for a while on dPS so it’s time to shift gears and move over to the fauna, specifically – pets. If you …

The Original "Star Wars" Concept Art Is Amazing

Incredible illustrations by artist Ralph McQuarrie. Not a trap.<p>All images sourced from <i>Star Wars: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie</i>. Artwork reproduced here with permission of Dreams and Vision Press.<p>Ralph McQuarrie quotes from here and here. George Lucas quotes from here.

Star Wars

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …

The New 'Star Wars' Movies Won't Be Connected to the Expanded Universe

"Star Wars" isn't just the six existing movies; the space saga has branched out to comics, novels, animated series, and video games.<p>But when it comes to "canon," the six movies and "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" is it. Lucasfilm announced today the new sequels and standalone movies will have no …

How the Ford Mustang became a legend

Born amid exceptional hype, after 50 years the Mustang is still 'American as hell.'<p>On the morning of Wednesday, April 15, 1964, a 22-year-old schoolteacher named Gail Wise walked into a Ford dealership on Cicero Avenue in Chicago,unaware that she was about to make history. She wanted a convertible. …

Stormtrooper animation

One of my Star Wars fan art illustration, animated by Diogo Gil !

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Creativity

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The 'How I Met Your Mother' Finale Cut Robin Sparkles, Among Other Things

If, like me, you were pretty unhappy with Monday's series finale of "How I Met Your Mother," the revelation that several key scenes were cut -- including one featuring Robin Sparkles -- might make you even more upset.<p>The news was shared by cast and crew members on Twitter and in interviews this …

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ of 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check out …

The Ultimate Guide to ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

Read this, young padawan. From Lupita Nyong’o to Adam Driver, here’s your ultimate guide to the new ‘Star Wars’ movie.<p>Do you feel a disturbance in …

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Silence Series – Photography by Claire Droppert

The Silence Project.<p>This is the first of three photographic series by Claire Droppert, a photographer and visual designer based in Rotterdam, …

'Mischievous Pets' photography competition - Telegraph

Pets

12 Steps to Building a Cafe Racer

The first feature on ‘How to Build a Café Racer’ struck a chord. Not everybody who read it agreed with the content, but when it comes to style, there are several different schools of taste.<p>I’m going to focus on the performance side of building a cafe racer. Or street tracker, scrambler, or any …

Motorcycles

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …