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Top Affordable Art: IXXI, Snapbox, LIFE & Four More — Maxwell’s Daily Find 01.27.15

IXXI Big Statement Art DIY • from € 49,65 • Ixxi I was reminded yesterday of how cool IXXI wall graphics are when I walked into a friend's home and saw them covering the walls in a number of rooms. I blogged about their stock collection back in 2011, but they now make it easy to upload your own hi-res images and create big wall art out of them. READ MORE »

Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll: How the Beloved Author’s Rules of Letter-Writing Can Make Email More Civil

30 minutes agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"If your friend makes a severe remark, either leave it unnoticed, or make your reply distinctly less severe."

Grim Fandango Remastered walkthrough

It's been more than fifteen years since Grim Fandango, Tim Schafer's beloved tale of the dead, was originally released, but this week sees the title resurrected for PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Vita. If you missed it the first time around, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of this second chance to experience the game. Show More Summary

£31m defender happy to join Manchester United

31 minutes agoSports / Football : Soccerlens

£31m defender happy to join Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com According to eminent Spanish journalist Guillem Ballague, Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte would be happy to join Manchester United if the Red Devils pay £31m ( €42m) release clause to the Andalusian club. Show More Summary

5 Late-Round Sleepers Who Would Be Perfect for the Dallas Cowboys

NFL front offices and scouting departments get paid for their ability to hit on early and middle-round selections. Any time they hit on late-round picks it is just icing on the cake. If a team can consistently hit on their late-round...Show More Summary

Anthony Davis Ready to Face Massive Challenge Ahead and Monday NBA Takeaways

It's hard to figure out which is more remarkable: Anthony Davis' ongoing redefinition of the breakout season or the fact that he's had to be this phenomenal to give his New Orleans Pelicans a sliver of a chance at a playoff spot. Typically, a talent as transcendent as Davis is a luxury. Show More Summary

Ancient Metal Plating: Earmark of the Giants?

From the book "Aboriginal Monuments of the State of New York" by EG Squier. Page 188: Engravings of the silver-plated discs and also of the embossed silver plate supposed by Dr. Hildreth to have been a sword ornament, are herewith presented. Show More Summary

Danisco receives award for animal feed additive Syncra

Based on its recent analysis of the poultry feed market, Frost & Sullivan has selected DuPont company Danisco Animal Nutrition to be the recipient of its 2014 North American Award for New Product Innovation for its poultry gut health solution.

Drowning Mermaids by Nadia Scrieva

So apparently, in addition to being the Knitter in Residence here at SBTB, I am also the the aquatic romance reviewer. When Amanda sent me a book about a mermaid stripper, you know I had to read that, right? It’s as crazy-sauce as I could have hoped. Show More Summary

Facebook, Instagram experience global outages

Lizard Squad claims responsibility for possible DDoS attack.

Off--duty cop shoots dog that charged at family: police

An off-duty police officer shot a dog after it charged at his children on Monday night, police said.

14 Affordable Etsy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

Thoughtful (and reasonably priced) Valentine's Day gifts, no matter how long you've been together. Check out 14 Affordable Etsy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her on Primer.

Oculus VR Releasing Four Short Films For Oculus Rift

Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift, announced on Monday that it will be releasing four films for the virtual reality headset. The first of the four films will be debuting at the Sundance Film Festival, which will be held in Park City, Utah, Forbes reports. Show More Summary

Sundance 2015: “The Stanford Prison Experiment”

38 minutes agoFilm / Film Reviews : RogerEbert.com

One of the most asked questions of Sundance 2015 is going to seem like a simple one—“Would you be a prisoner or a guard?” And, of course, hat opening salvo will lead to deeper questions of how far one would go or how much abuse one would take in each role. Show More Summary

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