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Continuing his series on abandoned places, it is now the deserted amusement parks Francesco Mugnai launches into. Check out these amazing photos. [Read more...]
Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple,
and the simple thing is the right thing.
- Oscar Wilde
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1. They’re Easy
Just choose your fruit and veggies, throw them in a blender, and drink the smoothed mixture. OK, it’s not so easy if you don’t own a blender. In fact, it’s dashed difficult. Ever tried forcing raw spinach through a sieve? If you have a blender, then it takes no more time and effort to make a green smoothie than to drink one!
2. They’re Portable
Kept cool and sealed, most green smoothies will stay fresh for 24 hours or more. So with the right container, you can take a chilled green smoothie with you almost anywhere—work, the park, the gym, the train—to keep you refreshed. Glass or stainless steel containers are often suggested as the best storage options, so a vacuum flask might be the way to go if you want to keep your smoothie cool on the move. [Read more...]
When Mica Angela Hendricks, a professional illustrator, bought a new sketchbook, her young daughter ditched her own art supplies and wanted to contribute to her mothers work. The result is a charming combination of grown up perfection and youthful imagination.
Mica Hendricks is an admitted perfectionist, so sharing her high quality art supplies was a challenge… not to mention letting a young mind modify her drawings. That’s how their teamwork has played out though. Hendricks does a drawing of a head (often inspired by vintage movie stills) and then her daughter adds pen and marker drawings of her own. [Read more...]
Maned Wolves: look prissy, but they are tough carnivores that live in South America. They are simply majestic. Learn more Animals [Read more...]
This movie is called The Guardians Tale, and it’s kind of like a sci-fi version of Beauty and the Beast, but with a great dark twist to it. I loved the story, and it’s told incredibly well. The art and animation are also absolutely beautiful. Here’s the synopsis:
On a lonely alien planet shrouded in mystery, an ominous beast guards a powerful treasure. One day he receives an unexpected guest – A seemingly innocent girl crash lands on his world. The two will forge an unusual friendship, and teach one another that looks can indeed be deceiving. To view film [Read more...]
More and more consumers want to buy from socially responsible companies. A big new survey from Nielsen finds that 50% of shoppers are now willing to spend more with brands “that have implemented programs to give back to society.” That’s a 5% increase from 2011, when Nielsen last carried out the survey.
Not all consumers are the same, though. Nielsen, which interviewed 29,000 people in 58 countries, finds big differences depending on age and where people live. For example, people under 29 are 20 points more likely to reward socially responsible brands than those who are
over 65. Indians are almost three times more likely to pay a premium than Estonians (75% versus 27%). [Read more...]
Coca-Cola has just launched Coca-Cola Life, a brand new alternative to regular Coca-Cola that is sweetened using sugar and the natural, calorie-free sugar substitute Stevia. The new drink sports a green label instead of the classic red and comes packaged in the award-winning PlantBottle — a fully recyclable bottle using 30 percent plant materials. Coca-Cola Life comes in at less than half the calories of traditional Coke — 108 calories per 600mL as opposed to classic Coke’s 258. For now, Coca-Cola Life is only available in Argentina. Find out more here.
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The SpaceX founder’s “Hyperloop” concept, which he promises will transport people between Los Angeles and San Francisco in just 35 minutes, was revealed today via a 57-page online proposal. Musk notes in his blog post that he “was quite disappointed” when California’s high-speed rail system was approved. Most disenchanted by the slow speed of the rail, Musk hardly sat around and complained about the Golden State’s lackluster transport options. He envisioned his own futuristic option, one that he feels is “the right solution for the specific case of high traffic city pairs that are less than about 1500 km or 900 miles apart.”
Musk, 36, writes in his “open source transportation concept” proposal, “Short of figuring out real teleportation, which would of course be awesome (someone please do this), the only option for super-fast travel is to build a tube over or under the ground that contains a special environment.” He then elaborates on some of the technical hurdles associated with various design possibilities. “At one extreme of the potential solutions is some enlarged version of the old pneumatic tubes used to send mail and packages within and between buildings.” But Musk notes that “the friction of a 350 mile long column of air moving at anywhere near sonic velocity against the inside of the tube is so stupendously high that this is impossible for all practical purposes.”
“Another extreme is the approach, advocated by Rand and ET3, of drawing a hard or near hard vacuum in the tube and then using an electromagnetic suspension,” writes Musk. “The problem with this approach is that it is incredibly hard to maintain a near vacuum in a room, let alone 700 miles (round trip) of large tube with dozens of station gateways and thousands of pods entering and exiting every day.” [Read more...]
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At the beginning of July, Donald Glover announced he would be reducing his role on the NBC comedy Community to focus on his rapping career as Childish Gambino. At the end of the same month, Glover tweeted what appeared to be a trailer for a short film called Clapping for the Wrong Reasons. To check out film [Read more...]
“For almost every day last month Malaysian artist/architect Hong Yi (who often goes by the nickname Red) created a fun illustration made with common (and occasionally not so common) food. Her parameters were simple: the image had to be comprised entirely of food and the only backdrop could be a white plate. With that in mind Yi set out to create landscapes, animals, homages to pop culture, and even a multi-frame telling of the three little pigs. The project, which still appears to be ongoing, has been documented heavily around the web.”
Kanye West emerged from Chicago to become one of the greatest and most prolific rappers of our time—now he’s extending the training necessary to follow in his footsteps to today’s youth. West’s non-profit Donda’s House—named in honor of his late mother Donda West—has announced a partnership with Rhymefest to launch a program called “Got Bars?” that’s targeted at 15 to 24 year-olds who are at-risk. Spanning 10 weeks, the program will teach the students how to write and record music.
The executive director of Donda’s House, Donnie Smith will be a teacher in the program. He believes that learning the processes behind writing and recording music will help young people develop much needed problem-solving skills.
“Art instruction and particularly music instruction leads people to become better problem solvers, more flexible,” Smith said. “There are just so many outcomes that come from the study of music and particularly music writing.” [Read more...]
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“One decision can develop into a habit, and the habits you form create your reality. Here are 10 choices that carry significant weight. Learn to be conscious of the decisions you make so you can do your best to live like a champion:”
1. Wearing a mask to impress others.
If the face you always show the world is a mask, someday there will be nothing beneath it. Because when you spend too much time concentrating on everyone else’s perception of you, or who everyone else wants you to be, you eventually forget who you really are. So don’t fear the judgments of others; you know in your heart who you are and what’s true to you. You don’t have to be perfect to impress and inspire people. Let them be impressed and inspired by how you deal with your imperfections. [Read more...]
The 11-minute video was directed by Mark Romanek (who also did “99 Problems”). An invitation for the film shoot said the video would represent a “cross section of the New York art and cultural world” and that the performance would be “experimental and collaborative,” as well as a nod to rap’s “history with endurance.” Jay was reportedly inspired by Abramovic’s recent MoMA exhibition Marina Abramovi?: The Artist Is Present, where she sat at the museum’s atrium for two straight months.
Brock Davis Turns His Clever Visual Jokes into Stop Motion Shorts on Vine..check them out [Read more...]