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9 ways to automate your life with IFTTT

IFTT's new standalone Do apps for iOS and Android simplify the tasks you do every day. Here are a few awesome ways to use them.<p>IFTTT's new Do apps -- Do Button, Do Note and Do Camera -- are simple, yet versatile tools to help you automate and simplify the tasks you do everyday. While the apps are …

6 Spine-Chilling Ideas to Create Spooky Photographs This Halloween

It's October and that frightful time of year is upon us in many countries around the globe. Halloween. For kids, it's costumes of ghosts, goblins, …

Why We Smile And How To Spot A Fake One

Flickr/Nana B Agyei<p><b>BI Answers: Why do we smile?</b><p>Studies have shown that smiling can help us cope, make us feel good, and even increase our longevity.<p>Some say we even smile in the womb and can understand the social significance of those toothy grins very early on. "At just 10 months, for instance, an …

17 Ridiculous Questions Google Has Stopped Asking During Interviews

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Sometimes the hiring practices of even the biggest and most successful companies can be outright ridiculous.<p>There can be bizarre interview questions that seemingly have no answers. There can be standards -- like not hiring anyone who attended a …

An Unconventional House with an Asymmetrical Floor Plan

631 Mansfield, designed by Amit Apel Design, is anything but a typical house. First, you’re guided through and across the yard to experience the …

Living Rooms

David Attenborough Narrates An Olympic Curling Match

This is a video of everybody's favorite nature documentary host David Attenborough narrating a women's Olympic curling match. You know, David …

Ordinary Objects Cleverly Interact With Simple Line Drawings

The world is filled with possibilities according to clever Ecuador-based artist Javier Perez. From the graphic designer's perspective, any little object can be redefined to communicate a whimsical idea that will make just about anybody smile.<p>Perez first began his <i>Instagram Experiments</i> last fall with …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

Banksy's Top 10 Most Creative and Controversial NYC Works

For the whole month of October, Banksy took over the streets of New York City with his <i>Better Out Than In</i> project, leaving his mark in different areas every single day. Though some of his graffiti has been painted over and his installations taken down, we're lucky enough to live in an age where …

Minecraft map of Britain created by Ordnance Survey

If you've ever dreamed of making the fabled journey from Lands End to John O'Groats but can't quite summon the energy for the 874-mile trek, Ordnance Survey may just have the answer. The mapping authority has constructed a scale model of the country in the popular PC game Minecraft, using more than …

Controlling interest

BEFORE the financial crisis life was simple for central bankers. They had a clear mission: temper booms and busts to maintain low and stable …

Funny Illustrations: If Animals and Objects Could Talk

Graphic designer David Olenick gives a window into another world with these humorous illustrations that show us what would happen if objects and animals could talk. The clever works feature everything from a cup of coffee smugly saying, “I own you” to a seemingly happy cat sinisterly proclaiming, …

2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge Winners

The Marvin Windows and Doors’ Architect’s Challenge winners have been announced and this year, there are some really beautiful winning modern houses. …

Stunning Illustrations by Mojo Wang

Creative Illustrations.<p>Mojo Wang is a senior desginer and freelance illustrator based in Shanghai, China. Below you can find a small selection of his …

Make Your Own Remote-Control Spy Blimp

Float on!<p>I'm a materials-science engineer at an agency that allocates funding to research projects. It's theoretical work, so in my spare time I like to do practical, hands-on things. I've been building R/C models for 33 years and have always preferred uncommon vehicles--amphibious cars, …