The Surprising Benefits of Honey: "Throughout history honey has been considered a food with unparalleled nutritional and physical benefits. Really, honey is a miracle food. For over 10,000 years (and maybe more) honey has been used as a staple food and as a medicine. Honey is one of the few foods that can actually sustain human life by itself. If you’re not storing honey, this ought to convince you to start."
The 10 Greatest Science Fiction Comedies : "Land of the Lost is the latest cinematic attempt to combine science fiction and comedy. What are the classic films Land of the Lost must defeat to take its place among the greatest science fiction comedies? Here's our list."
Conan's new set looks like Super Mario: "The design behind Conan O'Brien during the monologue is looking all Mushroom Kingdom. Check out the images below:"
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Color Psychology in Logo Design - Free Logo Critiques: "Color offers an instantaneous method for conveying meaning and messaged in your logo designs. It’s probably the most powerful non-verbal form of communication we can use as designers. Our minds are programed to respond to color. The subliminal messages we get from color shape our thoughts. As humans our very survival is hung on the identification of color. We stop our cars for red lights and go on green, we look at the color of certain plants and animals to determine whether or not they are safe for us to eat or touch, the bottom line is that color is a very important part of our daily lives. It’s import for us as designers to use color appropriately and understand the meaning behind the colors we choose."
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Eight Summer Food Festivals Worth the Schlep: "Did you miss San Francisco's Oyster Fest last month? Fear not. There are plenty of larger food festivals to satiate you -- if you're willing to travel. We've put together a roundup of some of the best."
Curtis, Deborah and their children, Kian, Perry and baby Theodore Wesley live in a 17,000-square-foot gouge in the earth."
Man Wakes From Brain Surgery As A Talented Artist: "For most, stroke and brain surgery can be devastating but for Alan Brown it sparked a previously unseen talent... as an artist.
When Alan, 49, emerged from a gruelling 16-hour operation following his stroke, he found he had become a reborn 'Michelangelo' and was able to paint and draw with incredible detail.
Alan, from Malvern, Worcestershire, believes the surgery must have 'flicked a switch' in the creative part of his brain.
Until the stroke, Alan was unable to draw or paint, and the best he could manage was a simple 2D stickman.
The father-of-three spent two months recovering in intensive care before he was well enough to write and 'doodle' to pass the time and this is when he discovered his bizarre new talent."
Dawn of the Personal Computer: From Altair to the IBM PC: "Imagine a world in which all cars are like the Toyota Prius: four-door midsize hybrids. Sure, they aren’t bad cars, you can paint them any way you want and even modify some parts, but in the end you still just have a generic Toyota with a funky paint job.
That’s the world of personal computing today. It doesn’t matter if you’re running Windows, Mac OS, or Linux. Your machine is almost certainly using Intel chips at its core and almost everything else is fairly generic—even the world’s greatest case mod with water-cooled dual-Xeons and quad-SLI graphics is just a really fast PC.
This was definitely not the case 35 years ago. A quick tour of the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, reveals machines that were as varied and unique as the companies that made them.
The microprocessors, if there even was one, were supplied by Intel, MOS, Zilog, RCA, or any number of other companies. Memory was static, dynamic, and shift-register. And without the Internet, programs were loaded from paper tape, punched cards, cassette tape, floppy disks, cartridge, or even manually switched in by hand."
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Reboot Your Brain? Science Says It's Possible -A Galaxy Insight: "Contrary to popular belief, recent studies have found that there are probably ways to regenerate brain matter.
Animal studies conducted at the National Institute on Aging Gerontology Research Center and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, for example, have shown that both calorie restriction and intermittent fasting along with vitamin and mineral intake, increase resistance to disease, extend lifespan, and stimulate production of neurons from stem cells."
25 Body Hacks to Supercharge Yourself: "A body hack is a usable technique that can make an improvement to improve a person's life, health or mental state. These techniques are generally learned through real-life experience and are not necessarily medically recognized. Body hacks may work for some people and not for others and the only way to find out is to give them a try. Here are 24 body hacks we probably would be willing to try and one that we definitely wouldn't."
Monday, June 1, 2009
Top 7 Medical Misconceptions: "According to a new study, even doctors fall prey to common medical misconceptions. Here's the straight story on everything from postmortem hair growth to Halloween candy hazards."
Sunday, May 31, 2009
One plus one equals three: "This year, the final-year students in Product Design at Beckmans College of Design have created an alternative meeting place in Greenhouse at the Stockholm Furniture Fair.
The students have created a space to inspire informal gatherings of people, in the same way as you would meet spontaneously about town - sitting at the edge of a monument, on a front porch or a flight of stairs. The furniture in the showcase are based on indivdual briefs to create a specific type of furniture. In contrast to what is usually the case in Greenhouse, where many prototypes are for view only, the students have encouraged the visitors to interact with the furniture and the space. As a a bonus this year, the third-year students have collaborated with the second-year Advertising and Graphic Design students in creating a catalogue and a film."