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In a recent episode of the Mental Floss series The Big Question (see previously) host Craig Benzine explains the origins of last names in different cultures throughout human history. …read more
Probably best known for their Split-Second stems, Point One racing has been cranking out some clever stems, pedals,… …read more
Whether it’s by necessity or personal decision, sometimes we’re left shooting an image with only a single-light setup. But just because you only have one light, that doesn’t mean you can’t toss in some variety and spice up your image appropriately.
Here to highlight that …read more
In this week’s episode of The Big Question, Craig Benzine answers a question from Camryn Wiens. …read more
By Nancy Colasurdo
What just happened here?
That’s what I was thinking as I emerged from my third ever acupuncture session recently.
To underscore its impact, I should first describe the two I had prior. With high blood pressure and leg pain as my primary drivers to seek this holistic treatment, I went …read more
Legendary writer and actor John Cleese is known more for his sense of humor than almost any other attribute. But as he demonstrates brilliantly in the above video, he also has an inspirational outlook and deep interest in the subject of creativity.
In the half …read more
Artist Jeremy Mayer (see previously) recently created “Cat XXI,” a wonderful new cat sculpture assembled from salvaged typewriter parts. Mayer, a specialist in typewriter sculptures, talks about his work in this 2011 interview.
photo via Jeremy Mayer …read more
Stages Cycling continues to add more options for their single-sided power meter attachment, the latest being models for… …read more
Contemporary Films and Modern Productions Present MoFreitas Free surfing and competing in SoCal. SUP racing and SUP surfing
The post MoFreitas Video: SUP surfing and competing in SoCal appeared first on Standup Journal Magazine. …read more
At least we didn’t say circus, right? Right. An article from today’s Washington Post sheds light on the increasingly gimmicky and bells and tassles and whistles and feathers-laden the yoga world has become – essentially a carnival. Without necessarily deciding if this is an inherently “good” or “bad” thing it’s …read more
You know how the eyes on some paintings seem to follow you around? Well, this whole frame follows you across the wall.
AV Club had an interesting interview with “deranged millionaire” John Hodgman.
This artist inserted herself into her mother’s childhood pictures.
You …read more
Robert Heinecken: Object Matter at the Museum of Modern Art
March 15 to September 07, 2014
11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th avenues)
New York, 212 708 9400
Robert Heinecken, Surrealism on TV, 1986. 216 35 mm color slides, slide-show time variable. The Robert Heinecken Trust, Chicago; courtesy Cherry and Martin Gallery, …read more
The internet is a little bit like an organism—a really huge organism, made up of over four billion IP addresses networked across the globe. How does the internet behave day to day? What are its natural cycles?
USC Viterbi School of Engineering project leader and computer science assistant professor, John Heidemann, …read more
Anyone who has purchased a can of house paint or a bottle of nail polish knows that there is more than one way to say “red.” To keep track of the various synonyms for common colors, author and artist Ingrid Sundberg created her own <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://ingridsnotes.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/the-color-thesaurus/" …read more
A shot in the eye. A shot in the nose. A shot in the tooth. This is precisely why I don’t do Irish Car Bombs…when I’m still sober…anymore. Or why I used to not. Drop Shots though, Drop Shots are about to make a giant, magnificent stride towards improving life …read more
Realizing the seed jackpot that awaits, an artful little squirrel leaps into the backyard bird feeder over and over, making a perfect landing each time as he garners as much of the bounty as he can. …read more
2014 Stand Up World Tour Champ Izzi Gomez just released a new surfing clip that you won’t want to miss! This is basically a highlight reel showcasing her style, skill and power. She is well deserving of all the credit she has gotten this year. Way to go Izzi and …read more
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s Statehood by watching history come alive at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. This large scale re-enactment will transport visitors back in time with a battle featuring cavalry charges and infantry maneuvers performed by 300 soldiers. Events will include: a 19th century baseball game, field …read more
All too often, people ask me to put my camera down and join the party. I get that stink eye on many occasions when I plop myself in the corner of a campsite, drag my cooler within reaching distance, and point my camera towards the night sky. Friends wouldn’t notice …read more
Mick Fanning has conquered the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2014, at Supertubos, Peniche. The Australian beated Jordy Smith in the final heat.
After a pair of low-scoring semis, it was quickly clear that the Final promised to be a different kind of party. Again, Mick Fanning was out of the …read more
We’re big fans of the SweatHawg helmet liners. Thanks to the ultra absorbent material stitched into the… …read more
It has been five weeks since Oklahoma inmate Michelle Murphy was exonerated of the murder of her infant son based on new DNA evidence, but her effort to establish a life of freedom is just beginning. Despite the DNA evidence and other previously undisclosed evidence proving Murphy’s innocence in the …read more
Smoking smoke-free. Getting high without the po smellin’ what you’re cookin’. It’s a major advancement of our times, no doubt, but I’m still waiting for the day I can knock back a nightly 6-pack of German pilsners without my mama patting my belly and calling me Gorilla Gut …read more
Filmmaker Bobby Burns (see previously) has created a dark new video that imagines what Pixar‘s 2008 animated film WALL-E might look like if it were directed by Christopher Nolan. …read more
• Sigma has confirmed the upcoming release of the 18-300 f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Contemporary for Canon, …read more
The Carrera Folding helmet is modern as it is retro. Inspired by the old leather “hairnets,” the design… …read more
If you’ve been considering buying an IR remote for your DSLR and you own an Android phone, you might want to hold off and try this free app first. Called ShutterBOT, it turns many of the most popular IR-equipped Android phones into DSLR IR remotes that will work with …read more
A movie’s finished product can often belie the insane struggle it took to make it; even Hollywood’s worst offerings sometimes end up looking far better than they should. Here are 12 stories behind famous film productions where everything went wrong and nothing felt right.
1. Alien 3
<iframe width="620" height="345" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/UVb4Y49L7_U" …read more
Last month, I finally visited Iceland. Iceland wasn’t the impossible budget destination people made it out to be. The locals were warm, welcoming, took me around, and showed me their homes. They were incredibly hospitable and I made a lot of Icelandic friends on my trip. And, while locals …read more
Cregg Weinmann has been the shoe reviewer for the Running Network since 1998. We asked Cregg, in his chemistry lab coat, to provide us some insights into the 2014 Cross Country shoe racing options. We think you will enjoy it. To read the complete reviews of the cross country racing …read more
Bokken sweet! Not only does Dennis King of Shinbudo Weapons make all of these slick katana-style Japanese training tools by hand in his Oregon shop, but now he’s giving one away to one lucky Dude reader! Click here and enter to win a Ku, Fu, or Chi Bokken …read more
Rarely do we give our feet the attention we need to strengthen them. Instead we tend to focus on replacing our shoes or adding an insert. Here’s a great video from Runner’s World that reviews some great exercises to strengthen your feet and help resolve as well as …read more
Adafruit Director of Wearable Electronics Becky Stern continues her series of videos outlining her Tank Girl Halloween costume by demonstrating how to created a 3D printed light up bandolier ammunition belt.
submitted via Laughing Squid Tips …read more
Photo submitted by Michael Mainiero, “Here’s one from Yonkers at Sprain Ridge Mountain Bike Park. This is about… …read more
If you love fine art photography, or are a big fan of Alexia Sinclair‘s work, this is definitely not a video for you. After exhibition her wonderful “A Frozen Tale” series, the Skoklosters slott museum did what every museum has to do after exhibition limited edition prints: …read more
Some artists need a cup of coffee to get creative, but Korean artist Soo Min Kim just needs the cup. Over the past few years he’s been remixing the iconic green Starbucks cup, creating entirely unexpected scenes using the brand’s …read more
California surfer Kawika Watts created the “on-it” ability board, which allows those in wheelchairs the freedom to stand-up paddleboard, even offering free lessons for the board to anyone who wants them. NBC’s Hallie Jackson reports. Check out their site here: http://www.onitabilityboards.org/
The post Inventor creates opportunity for wheelchair bound …read more
In the past few weeks, I’ve been sent several questions asking my opinion of food professionals’ relationships with food companies. I thought I would deal with them at one time (all are edited for succinctness and clarity):
Q. I am a food science student looking into career options …read more
I regularly visit the outdoors markets in Paris to do my shopping. It’s a lot nicer than the supermarket and I’ve gotten to know many of the vendors personally. Last Friday I took a lovely journalist from Poland through the market, who was writing a story about me and my …read more
On the face of it, living in a truck does not sound very comfortable at all. But converting a truck into spacious and above all sustainable home is exactly what fifty-year-old animator Joseph Tayyar from Israel did. And very successfully too. His new home is also almost completely self-sufficient, due …read more
When an entire town started putting on its dance shoes, the medieval community realized something was out of step. …read more
At just 290g, Raleigh’s RSP For The Win flat pedals are some of the lightest on the market, and the slim (12.5mm) platform maximises ground clearance too. The lack of concave shaping does mean they’re not the grippiest option out there though. In fact, the centre of the …read more
For the past 7 days I’ve been hanging out on the small islands of Malta, which are located just east of the African country of Tunisia, within the Mediterranean (or just south of Italy). For those unfamiliar with the specific locale, here’s a quick map refresher:
I was here for …read more
How the invisible hand of the clock powered the Industrial Revolution and sparked the Information Age.
While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as Steven Johnson puts it in the excellent <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="http://www.amazon.com/How-We-Got-Now-Innovations/dp/1594632960/?tag=braipick-20" …read more
Designed to be a
lightweight, highly breathable full-finger glove, the Race Face Stage offers a barely-there feel on both sides of the hand. Using a combination of
woven elastic, Lycra and neoprene, the glove slips on easily, aided by a
generous pull tab. Once on, the snug fit means you’re unlikely …read more
“The present task of the constructive pacifist is to call attention away from the catchwords which so easily in wartime become the substitute for both facts and ideas back to realities.”
Philosopher, psychologist, and education reformer John Dewey (October 20, 1859–June 1, 1952) is one of the most influential minds of …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. From indoors to out. From lawyering to organizing, Phil White shifted gears over the last few years from a powerful attorney to a passionate race director. On October 22nd at Lago Trattoria, White will …read more
Mekk’s entry-level road bike is as good as you’ll find at this price: decently fast, comfortable and well equipped. And while 10kg isn’t that light, it’s good for the money, and you’ll only really notice on climbs.Highs: Very good ride for the priceLows: Gears take time to get used toThe …read more
→ Refurbished Nikon Coolpix AW120 underwater camera + Adobe Lightroom 5 bundle for $ 199 and free shipping with coupon code EXPLORE.
→ Topaz Labs Clarity at currently 25% off until the end of the month with coupon …read more