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Intricately Folded Pages Transform Hardcover Books into Standing Sculptures

Japanese artist Yuto Yamaguchi transforms hardcover books into sculptures by simply folding their pages. Without using scissors, he crafts the bold designs by intricately creasing each page so that together, they appear as one cohesive form. Yamaguchi's excellent craftsmanship produces smooth …

The Apple Watch is far outselling its competitors, according to millions of online shoppers

The watch went on sale April 24, and Apple CEO Tim Cook, as you might expect, has been upbeat about its progress. He said in July when the company released its third-quarter earnings that in the Watch's first nine weeks, it sold better than the iPad did in its first nine weeks. So there's that.<p>But …

Southern African leaders meet as region faces food crisis

A toxic mix of erratic rains, abnormally high temperatures and floods have wreaked havoc on farming, writing off the bulk of this year's crop.<p>An estimated 27.4 million people out of the region's combined population of 292 million -- or nearly one in 10 people -- will be depending on food handouts …

Hilarious Illustrations Imagine A Day In The Life Of Our Favorite Foods

Oreos swimming laps? But of course.<p>Do you know how some of your favorite food and drinks spend their days? If not, don't worry -- artist Chow Hon Lam has imagined it all for you.<p>Recently, Lam drew a series of hilarious comics that show food and drinks partaking in normal everyday activities. There …

Star Trek-style home elevator could replace stairlifts

Cricket in cinema: heroes and villains on the big screen

Mismanagement by cricket’s administrators is threatening the sport’s existence, says the new documentary Death of a Gentleman. Cricket journalists Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber spent several years making the film. They start by asking whether there is a future for Test cricket and go on to rail …

Cricket

10 Things Experts Know About Whiskey That You Don't

The distillers behind Jack Daniels, Jameson, Pike Creek, and Corsair set the record straight on your favorite spirit.<p>The distillers behind Jack Daniels, Jameson, Pike Creek, and Corsair set the record straight on your favorite spirit.

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has until Wednesday to get a bailout deal through parliament after reaching an agreement with European creditors on Monday that places more austerity measures on the country.<p><b>2.</b> Mexico's interior minister said escaped drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" must have had …

Nigeria’s electricity problem is burning a $100 million hole in the pockets of phone companies

Nigeria’s biggest telecommunications companies are spending close to $100 million a year on diesel fuel to keep their networks running due to the country’s poor electricity supply.<p>MTN, the market leader with a 43% market share, revealed it spends about $40 million annually to power its services in …

Africa

Here are 10 of the Best Sounding Cars of All Time

Prepare your ears.<p>With so many cars piping artificial sound into the cabins these days, it's easy to forget that once upon a time cars were revered for the way their engine notes would make you weak in the knees and make your heart flutter.<p>These cars can still do that, because they sound like cars …

How Greece Created Hades For Entrepreneurs And Crippled Its Economy: Lessons For The US

Greece provides an object lesson in how bad government can ravage an economy and consequently, a country. Over the last 20 years governments have steered the Greek economy 180º away from the direction that increases growth and productivity, and they have stifled entrepreneurs. U.S. leaders are …

Europe

Google engineer apologizes after Photos app tags two black people as gorillas

Google came under fire this week after its new Photos app categorized photos in one of the most racist ways possible. On June 28th, computer programmer Jacky Alciné found that the feature kept tagging pictures of him and his girlfriend as "gorillas." He tweeted at Google asking what kind of sample …

Uber's business model under attack in California but drivers remain pessimistic

Shifera Sahilu thought Uber would be his passport to a better life in America. Instead, he said, the ride-sharing company almost ruined him.<p>The fast-growing tech company has built a global business promising new sources of revenue for “freelance” drivers like Sahilu. This week, in a major blow to …

San Francisco

Elite firms 'exclude bright working class'

<b>Elite firms are sidelining the UK's bright working-class applicants in favour of privileged, "polished" candidates, a report says.</b><p>The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission says these firms draw from a small pool of graduates, who probably went to private or selective schools.<p>This version of …

The Digital Revolution Meets the Human Brain

Our brain is at the core of everything we do, from the every-day decisions we make to the epic emotions we feel when we fall in love. Given its vital role in our lives, it is great news that two of the most well-funded research programs in the world focus on the brain sciences: the Human Brain …

The cheapest way to end homelessness is ridiculously simple, according to the largest-ever US study

And it turns out the best way to combat homelessness is to provide homes.<p>The study's focus was on Santa Clara County, California, home to the extreme wealth of Silicon Valley and the highest percentage of homelessness in the entire US.<p>The methodology is enough to make a social scientist swoon: …

Fifa in crisis: South Africa 'paid out £6.5m in bribes' to Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer to win 2010 World Cup

United States Department of Justice report claims Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer were paid $10 million in bribes<p>South Africa paid $10 million (£6.52 million) in bribes to secure the 2010 World Cup and the cash was transferred via a Fifa account, according to the explosive full indictment against 14 …

Corruption

See Jane Run... and Run and Run

“I think it’s a hoot that, at my age, people are calling me a fashion icon,” said Jane Fonda, who freely admits to being 77, on a beautiful spring evening in Manhattan. She was in her small apartment-like hotel room (“I love to have a kitchen”) near Lincoln Center, and she was wearing a chic gray …

Jane Fonda Captures Cannes

Why Some part-time Uber drivers are earning less money

Uber drivers must give the ride sharing service a bigger cut of their fares, under a new test by the company.<p>Some new UberX drivers in San Francisco …

A Few Hardware Store Finds Become Something Really Special

This project is so stylish (and so cheap!).<p>There's nothing more deflating than spotting a cute item you love ... and then spying the lofty price tag that goes with it. Marble is a huge decor trend right now, but it's not an inexpensive look. What many people don't know, however, is that the raw …

Crafting

Conquer Your Nerves Before Your Presentation

You know the feeling: You’re about to give a big presentation (maybe it’s not even that big), and your nerves set in. You feel pressure in your chest. Your breathing gets shallow. Your blood pressure increases. And suddenly it seems inevitable that you’re going to mess this up — and everyone will …

3 Steps to a Comfortable and Chic Living Room

Libby Langdon, designer and host of the TV show, Daykeover, shares an easy makeover for a living room.<p>"Avoid the urge to push all the furniture up against the walls. Floating items out into the room can help you make use of all the available square footage." —<i>Libby Langdon</i><p><i>Photo: David A. Land</i><p><b>1.</b> …

Interior Design

5 Discomforting Photos Show How Often Women Deal With Sexism

"We as women have come to accept this atmosphere as excusable and even normal."<p>Allaire Bartel, a photographer and artist, created "Boundaries," a photo series in which a young professional woman goes about her day as usual, except she is quite literally groped by male hands as she tries to do so. …

10 Reasons Bridesmaids' Dresses Are the Absolute Worst

How can one dress cause so much misery?<p><b>1. Nine times out of 10, it looks like a hand-me-down prom dress.</b> As much as you loved your prom dress when you were in high school, you'd like to think your personal style has evolved since senior year.<p><b>2.</b> <b>Like everything associated with weddings, your dress is</b> …

Every Batman Movie, Ranked From Worst to Best

The caped crusader has been bringing justice to the screen for decades, but not all of the Dark Knight's adventures would "Rise" or be Batman stories we would want to last "Forever."

Greece pays million in loans to IMF

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has confirmed that Greece had made a crucial $495 million payment to the fund.<p>Lagarde confirmed on Thursday that the payment was made after weeks of concern in markets that the Greek government would not be able to find the money to …

JAMIE DIMON: 'There will be another crisis'

<b>Some things never change — there will be another crisis, and its impact will be felt by the financial markets.</b><p>Dimon adds that the trigger of the next financial crisis will not be the same as the most recent one, but no matter — another crisis will come.<p>And how it unravels will not be as unfamiliar …

Why We Act Irrationally: What Drives Our Senseless Habits

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen …

Adelson-Backed Online Gambling Bill Splits GOP At Hearing

WASHINGTON -- After months of delays, a controversial bill to ban online gambling received a hearing from a House Judiciary subcommittee on Wednesday, pushing it closer to a vote that may divide the GOP and test Republicans' loyalties to one of the party's biggest donors.<p>The Restore America's Wire …