Yasmeen Hamouda

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Picture of Trump glowering at a small child becomes a meme

President Donald Trump’s visit to a children’s hospital in Ohio last week was supposed to be a nice, feel-good event. Color a little bit, hang out …

Donald Trump

5 tips for commissioning illustration

You’ve been browsing different design portfolios for ages, and you’ve finally found the perfect illustrator to collaborate on your latest project. …

Can You Hypnotize Yourself? Yes, And Here’s How

When you hear the word “hypnosis,” you might picture a hypnotist manipulating someone into quacking like a duck or barking like a dog onstage. But …

Watch Aubrey Plaza Break Every Single Late Night Host for 13 Solid Minutes

The world of late night talk shows is a rigid one. All of them, from <i>The Tonight Show</i> to the <i>Late Show</i> to <i>Late Night</i> to <i>The Late Late Show</i> follow more or …

Meet Kareen Waris aka Waspa: 11-year-old kid with a tremendous drawing talent

I think the title says it all basically! Meet Kareen Waris who is also known as Waspa that is currently living in Lagos, Nigeria. What is particular …

10 History Books That ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Need To Read, Because The Red Wedding Was Based On A Real-Life Event

Whether you're a TV fan waiting for season eight, or a long-suffering book fan still holding out hope that <i>The Winds of Winter</i> will be published at …

A Cottage Renovation Leads to a New Addition Accessed Through a Tunnel

Located in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, is a double fronted cottage that wasn’t working for clients of MODO Architecture so they brought the …

Designer Challenges Himself To Create Logos With Hidden Meanings For A Year, And Result Is Amazing

Wordplay is a never-ending source of amusement for me, with puns, spoonerisms and double entendres bringing a little extra color and life to the …

The secrets of typesetting

Typesetting might sound like an antiquated term. But it is, quite simply, the art and science of arranging text on a page in an attractive and …

An aquarium accident may have given this crayfish the DNA to take over the world

It sounds like a bad monster movie plot: A 10-legged mutant creature that reproduces asexually, escapes from confinement in Germany, and quietly …

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

'I had a cough - in a few days I'm told it is cancer and without treatment, I will be dead in three months'

<b>These columns were written by Sue Margolis for the Telegraph last year with the idea that she would chronicle her cancer journey in a regular series for the newspaper. Unfortunately, Sue became too ill to continue writing for us, but her first five columns are published below…</b><p><b>Column 1: The</b> …

9 Page-Turners Too Addictive To Put Down

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Origin</b> by Dan Brown<p>"The plot is absurd, of course, but the book is a definitive pleasure. Prepare to be absorbed—and in more ways than one." Another Brown (<i>Inferno</i>, 2013, etc.) blockbuster, blending arcana, religion, and …

Book Reviews

Secrets of the Universe: The Sefer Raziel

Did Raziel Write a Book of Angel Secrets to Give to the First Human Being?<p>The <i>Sefer Raziel</i> (which means "Book of Raziel") is a Jewish text that claims …

Theology

Creation of the Universe as Described in the Qur'an

The descriptions of creation in the Qur'an are not intended as dry historical accounts but rather to engage the reader in contemplating the lessons …

God

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

40 Best ‘Game of Thrones’ Characters – Ranked and Updated

40<p>The Night King<p>We begin our countdown of <i>Game of Thrones</i> coolest characters with its <i>coldest</i> character. Transformed into a demonic killing machine a …

'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Premiere Recap: Shall We Begin?

Here’s what happened at the start of the penultimate season of the biggest show on TV<p><i>(WARNING: This post is 100-percent spoilers.)</i><p>Here we are. After …

President Trump’s Mideast Contradictions

Given President Trump’s appetite for spectacle, Saudi Arabia could not have been a more fitting opening for his first overseas trip. The palaces, the fancy robes of King Salman and his court, the sword dance, even the creepy glowing orb used to inaugurate Saudi Arabia’s new counterterrorism center, …

The 8 Coolest TED Talks on Psychology

Humans, we all know, are strange, irrational, beautiful creatures who often act in weird and wonderful ways. That makes us hard to deal with …

NASA Has Recorded The First Sounds of The Eerie Void Inside Saturn's Rings

Hold me.<p>If you happen to have an irrational fear of one day getting sucked out into space to die a lonely, silent death in the sad, black void of the …

How to Disappear

<i>Alex Difrancesco | Longreads | April 2017 | 8 minutes (2,070 words)</i><p>Last year in New York City, a 19-year-old engineering student named Nayla Kidd …

Mental Disorders

Physicists create mind-bending 'negative mass' that accelerates backwards and could help explain black holes

Scientists have created a fluid with "negative mass" which they claim can be used to explore some of the more challenging concepts of the cosmos.<p>Washington State University physicists explained that this mass, unlike every physical object in the world we know, accelerates backwards when pushed.<p>The …

Tribeca Loft

New York, New York<p>In Manhattan’s landmarked Tribeca North, the top floor and roof of an 1884 warehouse are reconceived as a warm and welcoming residence with a fluid connection to the outdoor environment. A relocated mezzanine features a sunken court yard with a retractable glass roof and connects …

Woodshed Guest House

From the salvaged Douglas fir cladding to the gabled roofline, the Woodshed Guest House is greatly influenced by local architecture found throughout …

Milan Design Week in Pictures

8 killer Typography Tips To Maximize Your Design Skills

Come the time when typography has become the lifeblood of your brand image. The advanced web designing junkies swear by good typography because it …

Living Among the Ruins In Aleppo, A Man Keeps Playing His Songs

There is a photograph that's been seen around the world this week. It seems to hold both civilization and destruction in the same frame.<p>The photo shows a white-haired man sitting on a bed in the midst of rubble. He sits in front of broad windows, which have been shattered; and gauzy white curtains, …

Middle East

Incredible Bosjes Canopy Chapel In South Africa

This Chapel does not fit at all to the classic idea of traditional places of worship. This building located in the Bosjes farm in the Wintzenberg …