“On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets a New York photographer who asks strangers on the street to pose as though they’re couples, friends or family. To view this video [Read more...]
Meditation is the art of focusing 100% of your attention in one area. The practice comes with a myriad of well-publicized health benefits including increased concentration, decreased anxiety, and a general feeling of happiness.
Although a great number of people try meditation at some point in their lives, a small percentage actually stick with it for the long-term. This is unfortunate, and a possible reason is that many beginners do not begin with a mindset needed to make the practice sustainable. [Read more...]
“Can I Touch It?” is a portrait project by photographer Endia Beal showing professional middle-aged white women donning “black” hairstyles. According to Slate, Beal took the women to a black salon in Woodstock, New York, set them up with a “black” hairstyle (not of their choosing), and photographed them in a traditional corporate portrait (“even if they weren’t happy with the result”). [Read more...]
Boner alert: Scientists/bloggers at NaturalNews recently compiled a list of sensual aphrodisiac foods that are said to improve your sex life. Surprisingly, our date night go-tos – Cheetos and Red Bull – didn’t make the list. Which is weird, because we always score, although admittedly our dates are usually NASCAR fans who burp a lot. NaturalNews indicated that oysters, bananas, chocolate, and truffles contain either amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, or scents that may help desperate dudes get lucky, but while having a fridge-full of sensual foods may help a batter round the bases to home, each aforementioned piece of produce has the potential to ruin a night of fun and fornication, big time. [Read more...]
Focus on this excellent series and collection by photographer Emily Blincoe based in Texas. All candy and sweets were stored and arranged in colors and themes. Everything is to be discovered through its “Sugar Series.” [Read more...]
Photographer Andrew B. Myers presents snapshots of a high quality and often funny and very well thought out. With successful compositions and quirky look, Canadian artist reveals the extent of his talent. To see [Read more...]
Continuing his series on abandoned places, it is now the deserted amusement parks Francesco Mugnai launches into. Check out these amazing photos. [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...]
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...]
“BMW isn’t entirely new to electric vehicles, or EVs; the company has been testing an electric Mini Cooper for awhile now, and we actually wrote about the i3 two years back, when it seemed like just a concept. But now the i3 is officially seeing a release, and it’s the first BMW that was designed from the ground up to be an electric car. The benefits are pretty obvious: it’s the lightest EV out there, with one of the quickest charging times and excellent performance. And it looks pretty weird, just like an electric vehicle should.” [Read more...]