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A Scientific Ranking Of The Sexiest Types Of Creativity

A new study finds that, generally speaking, artistic originality tops the list. We don't need science to know that creativity is sexy. Mick Jagger's number proves that point. As do anecdotes from everyone's lives about far lesser musicians than the Rolling Stones. Show More Summary

H&M To Release Clothing Line With Coachella, UGH

Wow like, where did you get that top? OMG, SAME! All big festivals have their downsides, but Southern California mega-fesitval Coachella has become a monster. Now spanning two weekends in the Nowheresville of Indio, California, the festival...Show More Summary

The Only Music Video That Matters Is The One Where Magic Johnson Rides A Pizza Through Space

Multi-talented artist Chad Vangaalen delivers some mesmerizing animations for Shabazz Palaces' latest video. Chad Vangaalen has been quietly killing it for the last decade, never quite blowing up on most people's radar. But the Canadian...Show More Summary

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal. After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn't make a lot of sense in the urban context. Show More Summary

BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 1/13/15

Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 1/13/15 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators: Employers added 252,000 jobs in December, capping best year of hiring...Show More Summary

Capital One Buys The Beloved Level Money App

And with the purchase, Capital One cements its large investment in banking UX. This week, Capital One announced the purchase of Level Money—a cleanly designed mobile investment app billed as the "Mint for millennials," and which racked up over 700,000 downloads in 14 months. Read Full Story

Try This Choose Your Own Adventure Built On Twitter

They're here. Oh god! They've found you! Run or hide? Most of us remember at least one experience reading a Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) paperback, finding ourselves lost in an enchanted castle, flipping to page 45 to sneak past the guards or to page 89 to drink a mysterious green potion. Show More Summary

Watching Artist Bruce Riley Paint With Resin Is Better Than Drugs

Chicago-based artist Bruce Riley creates abstract worlds of color from black canvases. The art of Chicago-based painter Bruce Riley is all about movement. "It's not about a end result," he says of his work, made by mixing dripping paint and resin. Show More Summary

A Century Of Switzerland's Stunning Countryside, Seen From The Air

Photography was integral to the business of Switzerland's national airline, Swissair. Here, a peek inside the defunct airline's archives. In Switzerland, flying and photography have long been partners in crime. Commercial photography was integral to the business of the country's national airline, Swissair (which went bankrupt in 2002). Show More Summary

2015 Mumford Lecture: Rebecca Solnit

Mark your calendars: Wednesday, April 2 is the 2014 Lewis Mumford Lecture on Urbanism, to be given by writer, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit. The 11th annual lecture is presented by the Graduate Program in Urban Design, Bernard...Show More Summary

Tour A Museum Full Of The World's Stolen Art

Just like some faceless supervillain, you can enjoy a stolen van Gogh without ever leaving your house! The Concert by Johannes Vermeer. Poppy Flowers by Vincent van Gogh. Rembrandt's The Storm on the Sea of Galilee. These are some of the world's most famous and expensive paintings ever stolen. Show More Summary

Tired Of Online Dating? Try Dating A Cyborg!

It sure beats OKCupid. Online dating is frequently bemoaned as the cause of all manner of evil: it's hampering interpersonal connection, allowing douchebags to run rampant through the dating scene, and reducing something so innately human to cold statistics and match percentages. Show More Summary

The Gun-Toting Ladies Of Texas, In Pictures

In a vivid look at Texan gun culture, women pose with firearms in their homes. One woman clutches a handgun while lounging on a floral bedspread with a puppy. Another poses behind a shop counter with one firearm on her belt and another clipped to her shirt like a deadly piece of jewelry. Yet another hugs her young son with a gun in her free hand. Read Full Story

Infographic: Would You Make A Good Superhero?

Being a good superhero is more than just cool powers. Here's what else you need to keep in mind. Everyone wants to be a superhero, but let's face it. Some people just aren't cut out for the job, for any number of reasons. They don't look good in spandex, they drive a Nissan Versa, they're allergic to bee stings and perfume, etc. Read Full Story

Forget Resolutions, What's Your "Beautiful Question" For 2015?

Big questions can lead to big breakthroughs, writes Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question. Here's how to find yours. With New Year's comfortably behind us, we've all had enough talk of resolutions. But for those still looking for a way to spark change in their lives, I'd like to suggest a different approach. Show More Summary

The Psychology Of Fear: How Tough Mudder Designs Obstacles To Torture You

Ice, barbed wire, and electric shocks: The lead designer behind Tough Mudder talks about designing addictive torture. "Run through a field of live wires that sure as hell don't tickle," Tough Mudder writes on its YouTube Channel. "Watch out for hay bales and deep sinkholes, or you will face-plant into some electrifying mud. Show More Summary

Charlie Hebdo Returns With The Prophet Muhammad On Its Cover

Charlie Hebdo makes a courageous statement in the wake of the terrorist attacks that killed 12 members of their staff. This week's cover of Charlie Hebdo—the first to print since two gunmen opened fire at the satirical newspaper's Paris...Show More Summary

Slat Happy

Earlier today I did two microblogging things:1. I deleted my "archidose" Tumblr page/account, and2. I set up a new "Slat Happy" page on Tumblr"Huh?" you ask, "You had a Tumblr?" Yes I did, and I'll admit it wasn't anything special, something I set up as an outlet for very short, image-based posts, featuring whatever struck my fancy. Show More Summary

Create Video Loops To Play On Your TV At Your Next Party

ScreenTexture allows simple video loop creation, taking advantage of tech like Google Chromecast and Apple TV. It seems web designers are finally catching on to the public's desire to create their own GIFs: last month Youtube rolled out a GIF-making tool to a few of it's creators, while the option to create video GIFs has been available on Tumblr for some time. Read Full Story

Warp Your Dinner With These Insane Placemats

Don't stare at that plate for too long. Spice up your mealtime with the help of some trippy place mats from Japanese studio A.P Works. The optical illusion of the "trick mat" uses strategically placed curved lines to give the appearance of a table warping under the weight of your flatware. A checkered placemat has never seemed so otherworldly. Read Full Story

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