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This Artist And Her Girlfriend Have The Most Creative Anniversary Tradition Ever

This Artist And Her Girlfriend Have The Most Creative Anniversary Tradition Ever

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If you've ever spent time with an artist (or if you're fortunate enough to be one yourself), you know that creative minds process the world differently. While most people spend their downtime scrolling through social media or poring over books, artists whittle away their idle hours creating something new.Just ask Natasha Farnsworth. While hanging around with her girlfriend one day, her affinity for traditional art and her desire to become a tattoo artist collided, resulting in a project that's unlike anything you've ever seen before. Farnsworth constantly draws inspiration from the woman she loves, but this time, she decided to get her involved in a much more visceral way. Gathering her materials, she began this incredible series of body paintings that are designed to bend the mind's eye...
She Heard Noises Coming From The Kitchen And Caught Her Hilarious Dog Red-Handed

She Heard Noises Coming From The Kitchen And Caught Her Hilarious Dog Red-Handed

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Universe, meet Stig. Stig is a smart dog. Stig enjoys doing dog things like playing with his mom and going for walks. And like any other red-blooded American, our boy Stiggy really, really loves dessert — so much so, in fact, that he will go to truly astonishing lengths to get it. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); While Casey Officer was just minding her own business one day, she heard some nonsense coming from the other room. Quickly blaming said nonsense on her daughter instead of Stig because dogs are faultless creatures and children are not, she yelled at her little one to see what fresh Hell she was unleashing in the kitchen. But the assumed culprit, a child by the name of Hannah, was nowhere to be found. Instead, Officer ca...
This Simple Spoon Has The Power To Give Thousands Of People The Lives They Deserve

This Simple Spoon Has The Power To Give Thousands Of People The Lives They Deserve

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If you threw a dart at a world map right now, you'd undoubtedly hit a place where food is the great equalizer. Deals are made, relationships are forged, and accomplishments are celebrated over food in every hemisphere. For millions of people worldwide who suffer from conditions like Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, however, eating is a complicated and often embarrassing experience, especially when done in public. That's where the designers behind Liftware come in. These tech industry innovators created a self-stabilizing utensil that has the power to help those dealing with hand tremors enjoy this simple pleasure again. Whether users' respective tremors are mild or severe, Liftware is designed to give people the sense of agenc...
Before You Got Into The Trend, Your Dad Was The Ultimate Hipster

Before You Got Into The Trend, Your Dad Was The Ultimate Hipster

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Listen. I could sit here all day and rattle off a list of things that make your hipster lifestyle decidedly uncool, but what I'm really about to say is going to rock your faux-original world. While you and your mustaches and vinyls and short shorts strut around sipping lavender-infused coffee, you're all blissfully unaware of the fact that you've failed in your attempts to be misunderstood beatniks with a flair for originality. Why's that? Well, because your dads did it first. Don't believe me? Just ask author and copywriter Brad Getty. He's the mastermind behind a little book by the name of Dads are the Original Hipsters, and he's here to shut your nonsense down. Eat your hearts out, first movers. Dad was moving long before you. The book is essentially a compilation of legendary hipster...
This Artist Creates Amazing Sculptures To Symbolize Something Really Powerful

This Artist Creates Amazing Sculptures To Symbolize Something Really Powerful

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It's no secret that artwork is often symbolic of something much larger than itself. Artists have the unique ability to represent infinite ideas by creating something that's decidedly finite — something that has boundaries and borders.While the finished product is often no less abstract than the idea it represents, something powerful happens when viewers are confronted with physicality in the face of a concept that often only exists in thought. This is precisely what Japanese artist Isana Yamada achieved with his latest project, Samsara. This installation is comprised of six handmade whales that represent the six Buddhist realms. Isana Yamada By creating various underwater scenes and placing them inside the bellies of these whale...
23 Absolutely Useless Items That’ll Make You Scratch Your Head

23 Absolutely Useless Items That’ll Make You Scratch Your Head

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Listen. I know a thing or two when it comes to being useless. Whether I'm staring blankly at a football game while my dad tries to explain what the hell is going on, trying and failing to help my boyfriend build our IKEA furniture, or really missing the mark when it comes to doing anything on weekends that doesn't involve sweatpants and not brushing my hair, I'm a pro when it comes to uselessness. But the people behind these monstrosities are far more skilled than I am. You see, when it comes to all form and no function, these folks have it down to a science. Here are 23 of the most useless items ever created because who needs faith in their fellow man, anyway? 1. This sign that would've saved Shel Silverstein a lot of time...
These Tattoos Aren’t Just Beautiful — They’re Helping Self-Harm Survivors Heal

These Tattoos Aren’t Just Beautiful — They’re Helping Self-Harm Survivors Heal

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Studies show that one in six women and one in seven men will have self-harmed at some point in their lives. The phenomenon, which is replete with chilling statistics, is most prevalent in developed nations in North America and Western Europe, and 90 percent of those who self-harm begin in their teens. Often associated with anxiety and depression, the scars left behind serve as permanent reminders of people's darkest hours, and they linger long after their emotional wounds have healed.One tattoo artist by the name of Whitney Develle had a heartbreaking confrontation with self-harm when she noticed that a friend's arms were slashed with thin scars that read, "Don't eat." The revelation that her friend trudged through a such horrific ordeal...
You Probably Eat Toast For Breakfast Pretty Often, But You’ve Never Seen It Like This

You Probably Eat Toast For Breakfast Pretty Often, But You’ve Never Seen It Like This

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If you ate two pieces of toast every day for 500 days, you'd almost have consumed this artist's medium by the end. With 1,064 pieces of toast in total, artist Jolita Vaitkute recreated her city in stunning sepia tones for the opening of a bread factory in Vilnius, Lithuania. The resulting piece, which stands at a colossal 11 by 13 feet, unsurprisingly broke the country's record for largest work of toast art. Although the idea seems far-fetched, conceptualizing the project ended up being the easiest part. Jolita Vaitkute Because the artist is so well versed in creating works of food art, what could've taken months and months was completed in about 50 hours. ...
This Fully Grown Adult Human Has No Idea How Weather Works

This Fully Grown Adult Human Has No Idea How Weather Works

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); When this woman's boyfriend started complaining about the heat as they both sweated their faces off, she revealed that she had news for him. It wasn't even hot because geometry said so. As Brad Holmes and his favorite lady sat down to enjoy a cool drink on a sweltering afternoon, the lovely lady took that time to drop a knowledge bomb on her beau.The English pair debated for way too long about whether or not 30 degrees Celsius (which is about 86 degrees Fahrenheit) was, in fact, hot. Her answer, despite sweating through her crop top, was no. Because she is clearly a math and science wizard, she revealed to her man that because circles are 360 degrees, 30 d...
20 Clever Baking Tips That Will Make Your Sweet Tooth So, So Happy

20 Clever Baking Tips That Will Make Your Sweet Tooth So, So Happy

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Whoever said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day clearly hasn't had dessert in a while. I don't know about you, but right after I eat something savory, I need to satisfy my sweet tooth. If that means eating a chocolate bar right after stuffing my face with pizza, so be it. But as much as I love sweets, I should probably just come to terms with the fact that I'll always be better at eating them than I am at making them.Or will I? If you're like me and you could benefit from a healthy dose of confectionary know-how, adding these 20 tricks to your arsenal could give you a new lease on sweet, sugary life. 1. Add instant pudding mix to cake batter to up the decadence factor. ...