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One Photographer’s Journey to Document the Human Struggle with Water

Thursday 01.08.2015 , Posted by
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Water. Humans need it to survive and thrive. Yet 17% of the global human population does not have access to a clean or reliable source. The UN has warned that by the year 2025, 3.4 billion people will face water scarcity. Photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz took on a mission to document the human relationship to this precious resource. He was commissioned by the United Nations and WaterAid to visit some 32 countries, observing the conditions in which people go to retrieve water and learning about the challenges first hand. [Read more…]

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The Moscow Metro Looks Like An Underground Palace

Wednesday 01.07.2015 , Posted by
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There are many places to explore in Moscow, but one path not to be missed is the metro stations, which are quite glamorous. The Moscow Metro opened in 1935, consisting of thirteen stations on a single line extending 11 kilometers (6.83 miles) long. Since then, the system has grown into the 4th busiest in the world, with over 300 km (186.4 miles) of line and 188 stops. [Read more…]

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Meet the Real-Life Peter Griffin

Wednesday 01.07.2015 , Posted by
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Rovert Franzese hit New York Comic Con last year with a cosplay that will have you in stitches. He’s the Real-life Peter Griffin, and you’ll believe it too.

Not only is Franzese absolutely perfect at imitating the Family Guy patriarch, but he can also do other voices and impressions perfectly. Somebody give this guy a better job! [Read more…]

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5 Reasons to Love Miles Davis

Tuesday 01.06.2015 , Posted by
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Miles Davis is one of the great musical figures of the twentieth century. His contributions to the field of jazz are immeasurable and he is remembered as both an innovator and popularizer of the music, always pushing the status quo of the genre in inventive, often difficult new directions. Here are five reasons to love the music of Miles Davis. [Read more…]

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What to Wear in 1906: A Street Fashion Photographer From Edwardian Engand

Friday 01.02.2015 , Posted by
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Over a century before The Sartorialist was stopping fashionable people to capture their unique sense of style, photographer Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910) was documenting the street fashion of Edwardian England. Sambourne worked as chief cartoonist for the English magazine Punch, and as an illustrator. When he first picked up photography, it was to use as reference to improve upon his other arts, but soon it turned into an obsession. [Read more…]

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“An Astronaut’s Guide To Optimism”: Chris Hadfield’s Inspiring Video for the New Year

Tuesday 12.30.2014 , Posted by
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You’ve heard of Colonel Chris Hadfield before. He’s the Canadian astronaut who captured the hearts and minds of the world, commanding the International Space Station as he beamed back pictures of our beautiful planet, jammed live with the Bare Naked Ladies, and performed David Bowie’s Space Oddity, from space. [Read more…]

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This Cat is the Most Beautiful We’ve Seen… But It’s Just Been Named “Most Awful Sleeping Face” in Japan

Thursday 12.25.2014 , Posted by
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With gigantic blue eyes and a snow-white coat, this Japanese cat named Setsu-Chan might be the most beautiful feline we’ve ever seen… that is, until she takes a cat nap.

After gaining a substantial following on Twitter, she has recently been dubbed “Most Awful Sleeping Face” by a number of Japanese publications, and it’s not hard to see why. This looks like the most relaxed cat in history. As soon as she nods off, her tongue pops out, her eyes roll back (but don’t quite close). If we didn’t see the before and after shots, we’d think she wasn’t gonna make it. [Read more…]

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From Action Sports Athletes to Pop Culture Superstars: There are Some New Style Influencers in Town

Tuesday 12.23.2014 , Posted by
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Welcome to a new paradigm. Surf, skate and snow are no longer the sports reserved to low budget, flannel shirt wearing, flip-flop clad punks. The standard ‘throw on a hoodie and drink beers by the fire’ for after surf or apres ski is not so typical anymore.  Now that action sports athletes have emerged in the spotlight as very well paid and very well-dressed icons, they are contending with the usual suspects of fashion and style like models, rappers, and movie stars.  With bigger pocket books, and more attention than ever before, the philosophy of no suits and no stress has been substituted for Oscars parties, private jets and hobnobbing with who’s who at events all over the world. [Read more…]

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Beard Grooming Acrobatics by ‘Incredibeard’

Tuesday 12.23.2014 , Posted by
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Isaiah Webb is the owner of an incredible beard. Sometimes it’s stylish, and others times it’s crazy… but it’s always incredible. From wrapping it up into a fab bow tie, to coiling it into a bowl for some hot ramen noodles, his beard is nearly as dexterous as his imagination.

Webb got his start beard sculpting in September 2012 when he posted a photo on Instagram featuring his facial hair splayed out into a fuzzy ‘Lorax beard.’ The photo went viral, and so did his newly groomed persona ‘Incredibeard.’ [Read more…]

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The “Mothership Space Net Penthouse”: A Base Jumping Hammock 400 Feet in the Air

Monday 12.22.2014 , Posted by
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It’s a thrill-seekers dream come true. Combining the relaxation of a hammock with the sports of highline walking and base jumping, this intrepid crew spent their Thanksgiving holiday jumping through the hole in the middle of the “Mothership Space Net Penthouse.” That’s the grand name behind their creation, slung 400 feet above the Moab desert floor in Utah. [Read more…]

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