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This Rug Definitely Doesn’t Belong On The Floor (But It Does Belong In A Museum)

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The method that artist Lisa Nilsson uses to create each piece in her “Tapis” collection has been around for centuries, but most people have never even heard of it. Known as quilling (or more commonly as paper filigree), this process entails making intricate pieces out of coils of rolled paper — hundreds of them, to […]

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Artist Uses Folded Paper To Make Amazing Pieces That Look Like Colorful Paintings

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All you have to do is turn on the TV or flip through a magazine to watch the media rob aging of its beauty. After all, it’s an honor to grow old. Despite all that, cosmetics companies spend millions on making us fear the inevitable by presenting it as something ugly. One artist by the […]

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This Artist Gathered Discarded Pens To Create Artwork That Will Really Draw You In

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In an age when digital art reigns supreme, some artists prefer to keep it simple and classic when it comes to technique. Artist Ray Cicin knows a thing or two about that. When one of his designer friends voiced her disdain for “cheap, creepy” ballpoint pens, he knew exactly what he needed to do. On […]

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Where Most People Saw An Old, Rotting Cabin, He Saw A Work Of Art

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Have you ever met someone and wondered how one human being could possibly accomplish so much? Whether that person’s your boss, your relative, or your friend who has a penchant for inadvertently making you feel inadequate, being around jacks of all trades is as inspiring as it is complicated. One person who would undoubtedly make […]

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If You Have An Onion And Some Gatorade, You Can Charge Your Phone In A Pinch

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Like bobby pins, car keys, and sanity, phone chargers are experts when it comes to disappearing. And the fact that they can now be split into two pieces only doubles your chances of losing one or both of them. I don’t know about you, but whenever I have the cord in my possession, the block […]

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These Castaways Harnessed Their Inner Chuck Noland When They Needed To Be Rescued

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Three men found themselves stranded on Fanadik Island, which is part of the Federated States of Micronesia, earlier this month. They were traveling from the island of Pulap when a massive wave overturned their 19-foot boat. Because the world is a terrible place and nothing is fair, they then had to swim two miles in […]

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We Should All Aspire To Be This Dog Playing With His Ball Thrower

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The world is a cruel place. Every day when we wake up, there’s more bad news — another depressing trend on Twitter, another news anchor breaking down in tears, another war. It seems endless. Fortunately for all of humankind, dogs exist — and more specifically, Buddy the Rescue Dog exists. His life got off to […]

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50 Ways To Turn 5 Of IKEA’s Best Sellers Into DIY Gold

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); As we speak, I’m sitting in my IKEA chair, drinking from an IKEA mug, and resting that mug on an IKEA coffee table between sips. As a 20-something with approximately zero dollars between rent and bills, I appreciate the fact that I can get sleek furniture for […]

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According To NASA, You Could Leave Your Crappy Job And Work On Mars Instead

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Here’s how I feel after I watch the news every night: And I know for a fact that you feel my struggle on some level. Life here on planet Earth is rough, folks. If you’re sick of feeling like you’re living in the middle of a dumpster fire, why not hitch […]

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Breathe New Life Into Your Bathroom With These 8 Simple Tips

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Ah, the bathroom. When it comes to home necessities, it reigns supreme. That being said, the first thing that comes to mind when you think about bathrooms isn’t exactly savory. But think about all the other things you do in the bathroom that have nothing to do with the toilet. Whether you’re putting on makeup […]

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This Artist’s Tiny Cityscapes Prove That It Really Is A Small World

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City skylines look stunning from far away, but when we’re ripped away from this gorgeous sense of removal and thrown into the fray, those views give way to gritty street corners and gum-covered sidewalks. That being said, there’s something transformative about urban photography. Instead of capturing inspiring panoramas of postcard-worthy cityscapes from afar, these creators […]

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We All Made Sand Art As Kids, But What This Guy Does Is On Another Level

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Was I the only one who slayed the sand-art game back in the day? Probably not. I remember my mom and dad covering the kitchen table and letting me have at it as a kid, at which point I proceeded to fill hollow stars and ponies with sand in every color under the sun. Were […]

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If You Think Online Shopping Is Something New, You Haven’t Seen This Invention

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Nothing gives me joy (or makes my wallet cry) quite like online shopping — and I’m certainly not alone. Instead of brushing shoulders with fellow shoppers in brick and mortar locations, today’s shoppers are keen on making poor financial decisions from the comfort of their own homes. But did you know that the trend’s roots […]

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When They Dropped Their Son Off At Daycare, It Was The Last Time They Saw Him Alive

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Parents have one goal when it comes to sending their kids to daycare: to feel like the people they’ve trusted to care for their little ones are kind, competent, and caring. But sometimes, proper daycare research can only do so much. If citations against facilities are kept out of public records, parents have no way […]

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This Warthog Becoming Friends With A Dog Is The Best Thing That’s Ever Happened

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In life, there are these kinds of friends: These kinds of friends: And these kinds of friends: Daktari Bush School and Wildlife Orphanage The third variety is clearly superior. It’s science. These two fuzzy members of the Daktari Bush School and Wildlife Orphanage family might be worlds apart in the species department, but they don’t […]

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This LEGO Design Is Helping Blind Children Learn And Play Just Like Other Kids

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When you wake up, do you immediately look at your phone? It’s almost reflexive for millions of people around the world at this point to check Facebook likes, work emails, and Twitter mentions before the day even begins, but imagine waking up and not being able to see that phone of yours. Imagine waking up […]

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5 Health Risks You Encounter Every Day Without Even Realizing It

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When it comes to risk assessment, things like flights and camping trips typically come to mind. Although the news certainly hasn’t been helping in the flying-is-awful department, your mother has probably told you a million times that you’re more likely to die doing something routine (like driving, for example) than you are to die in […]

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What He Found In His Grandparents’ House Sent Him On A Journey Back In Time

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There are endless treasures to be found in our grandparents’ attics. While digging through these family heirlooms and artifacts, we’re lucky if we come across a few tattered photos from the war, or a chipped teacup from an old collection. Although substantial finds may be few and far between, these relics help us piece together […]

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10 Ways To Use Tea Bags That Have Nothing To Do With Your Morning Cup

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As a coffee person, I can’t sit here and tell you that tea is part of my daily routine. And knowing what I know now, I can tell you that I’ve been screwing up for years. Even if you’re like me and you just can’t get behind drinking the stuff, there are plenty of things […]

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25 Unique Bookshelves That Every Bookworm Needs

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); When I was looking for an apartment, this is a sentence that actually came out of my face: “This place is great, but my books won’t fit.” Reasonable rent aside, I kept it movin’. If you’re a fellow bibliophile, then you feel my pain. Because I look […]

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If You Want To Spend Hundreds On A Gift That’ll Ruin Your Child’s Life, This Is It

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If you ask thousands of teens around the world, YAL (or young-adult literature, for those of you who aren’t in the know) is where it’s at. One of the biggest YAL successes of all time is the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, which has inspired crazy amounts of art and (deeply disturbing) fanfiction in the […]

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This Bride Wasn’t The Only One With A Surprise — Watch What Her Groom Had In Store

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As he was preparing for the most important day of his life, Michael found a letter from his soon-to-be wife, Jessica. “We promised each other that we weren’t going to get any gifts or cards or anything, and now she’s really embarrassing me,” he joked. He opened the envelope and read what his favorite lady […]

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Seconds Into This Time-Lapse Video Of Our Galaxy, Something Fascinating Happens

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It’s easy to forget how small we are as we navigate the hustle and bustle of daily life. In fact, the phenomenon often surpasses ignorance of our minuteness and morphs into inflated egoism, but the second we peel our eyes away from our phone screens and cast our downward gazes up into space, this smallness […]

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Summer Is Almost Upon Us, So Here Are 16 Travel Scams That You Should Avoid

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As someone who has lived and traveled abroad, I can tell you that tourist scams abound, and they’re the worst. Designed with stealing your money (and sanity) in mind, these maneuvers are the tools of the trade for schemers all over the world. Since summer will be here before you know it, let’s go over […]

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Here’s Why Our Approach To Charity Might Be Doing More Harm Than Good

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We could wax philosophical about the nature of charity for days on end, but the fact of the matter is that performing acts of kindness is gratifying. And that’s why donating food, clothing, and money feels good. You’ve probably heard that massive, corporatized organizations are shady at worst and questionable at best, but corruption in […]

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This Artist Creates Realistic, Emotive Sculptures With Felt, Nylon, And Wire

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Over the course of her illustrious career, artist Lisa Lichtenfels has perfectly illustrated what it means to work with boundless scope. After graduating from the Philadelphia College of Art, she scored every budding artist’s dream gig of working as an apprentice animator with Disney. While working with some of the best creators in the business, […]

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This Is What Oscar-Nominated Film Posters Would Look Like If They Were Honest

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Ah, awards season — that magical time of year when we’re reminded of just how little celebrities have in common with us, since their dresses cost more than our cars and they make more money for breathing than we do pulling 40-hour weeks. That being said, movies are great, and it’s pretty cool to watch […]

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From Dirt To Dishes, Here Are 13 Good Luck Superstitions From Around The World

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We all have our rituals, and when it comes to finding a little luck, we don’t screw around. Here in the States, we weirdly tell people to break a leg and we pick up lucky pennies off the sidewalk, but what are the good luck superstitions people swear by in other countries? As you might […]

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Instead Of Tossing This Old Washer Drum, He Used It For An Awesome Summer Project

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Because I’m still living the apartment life, I have yet to experience the horror that is watching an expensive appliance that I bought with my hard-earned money break right before my eyes. Redditor Ministry_Eight, however, was not so lucky. Instead of doing what I’d do in the situation and crying for way longer than is […]

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These Posters From World War II Give Us A Baffling Glimpse Into The Past

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History is a funny thing. While some issues appear to have changed very little over time, other concepts feel like they’re light-years away. In the grand scheme of things, it wasn’t too long ago that World War II rocked the entire planet. Although much has changed since then, many sentiments that took hold during the […]

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