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Photo Manipulations by Jon Jacobsen

Digital Fine Art Photo Manipulations.<p>The Chile based self-taught photographer Jon Jacobsen has a degree in graphic design and multimedia …

US military begins work on brain implants that can restore lost memories, experiences - ExtremeTech

By on February 10, 2014 at 1:07 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>DARPA, at the behest of the US …

Houses on hills, cleverly photographed to look lopsided. 

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Single Topic Blog of the Day: 300 Sandwiches

The New York Post’s senior reporter Stephanie Smith’s boyfriend Eric has taken “Make Me a Sandwich” to a whole new level. After he jokingly told Smith that she was “300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring” in June 2012, Smith launched the blog 300 Sandwiches to document her journey of learning how to cook while earning wedded bliss. Today, after creating more than 176 sandwiches, Smith revealed her blog project in a column article on the New York Post, in which Eric was quoted as saying …

The Myth of the Muse

I often write posts here on HelloGiggles about my favorite TV Shows, books I’m loving or what is happening at The Heatley Cliff – my pretend Manor …

5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect White Paint

Interior designer Thomas Pheasant shares his secrets on how to choose the just-right white.<p>Photo: Durston Saylor<p>With associations that veer towards the pure and simple, it's incredible how complicated choosing white paint can be. When you step into the perfect white room, the space feels balanced. …

Home Decorating

How To Get Maximum Impact (With Minimum Effort) In Your Living Room

London-based interior designer Julia Kendell's tips to easily update your living space.<p>Some living room inspiration. <i>Interior Design by Bunny Williams. Photography by Thomas Loof.</i><p><b>1. Maximum impact for minimum effort</b>Sometimes the simplest changes can have a dramatic effect on the appearance of a …

9 Designers' Bold Painted Floors

Nine designers show off their colorful floors.<p>Is your brown wood floor a bit of a bore? Nine designers show how they've used paint to make bold and colorful statements underfoot.

The perfect Valentine's Day dinner menu

Avoid the silliness of restaurants' Valentine's Day offerings and gift a delicious meal with a glass of something lovely at home<p>The way to the heart is via the stomach, so the old chestnut promises. The truth is that those who have fallen in love are barely able to eat, such is the wireless …

Fragrant Sea Scallop Cakes From 'One Good Dish'

<b>David Tanis</b> often riffs on international classics in his cookbooks, and the recipes in his new cookbook, <i>One Good Dish</i>, are no exception. His sea scallop cakes, inspired by Thai fish cakes, borrow flavors from Southeast Asia without worrying too much about authenticity. Tanis uses scallops for …

10 Decadent Desserts for Valentine's Day

There's no denying it anymore. Valentine's Day is fast approaching. And whether you are giddy at the thought of red hearts and roses, or the mere sight of a conversation heart makes you woozy, one thing is for certain: sugar is the answer. So, knock yourself out. We won't judge your choices. After …

People Think You're Good At Art If You're A Weirdo

If people don't get what you're doing, it's as simple a fix as cutting off your ear. (Please do not do this.)<p>We're still sussing out the link between artistic talent and weirdness, but here's one thing we know: if people <i>think</i> you're a little off, they're more likely to appreciate your art. …

Watch A Crow Solve A Complex Puzzle

How smart are crows? They are so smart!<p>Crows are smarter than great apes and about on par with a 5-year-old child. We know they (and similar birds) can already complete complicated tasks, like putting a stick through a tube to finagle out food. But in this BBC video, the crow, after thinking it …

What are your travel resolutions for 2014?

Let's face it. As soon as the last New Year's balloons have deflated, your resolve to be a fitter, healthier superhuman in 2014 will be as flat as morning-after champagne. So why not make some resolutions you <i>can</i> keep by planning your travel adventures for 2014? At Lonely Planet we aren't hanging …

Travel

Triple-Layer Lemon Meringue Cake with Marshmallow Icing | Cupcake Jemma

A Grand and Colorful Chicago Townhouse

Style and substance meet inside a townhouse.<p>Drawing on Chicago's rich architectural history, designer Steven Gambrel infuses a new house with style and substance. Brilliant colors, lush fabrics, and custom and vintage furnishings merge for a grand effect.

Interior Design