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1. How Artists Depicted Obama’s Presidency Friday 20 January marks President Obama's last day in office, and while plenty of presidents before (and after) him are captured by artists in different ways, his presidency was incredibly significant...
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"Doctor's Orders" Skincare from Goldfaden MD
Before the holidays, we embarked on a "Doctor's Orders" skincare routine, thanks to Goldfaden MD (aka Dr Gary Goldfaden). After answering a few questions the doctor asked—about our skin's sensitivity, issues we'd like to fix, and more—a selection...
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1. The Principals' Sound Journeys Using field recordings documented by Chris Watson (the guy behind all of David Attenborough's intoxicating wildlife documentaries), Brooklyn-based design studio The Principals recently created an interactive journey...
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1. 25 Powerful News Photos From 2016 This has been a year of immense tragedy, dizzying highs and mind-boggling surprises. From the world's biggest refugee crisis since WWII to the US election, there's been plenty for us to think about—and perhaps...
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New Products From Diabetes Management Platform One Drop
For anyone not familiar with One Drop, it's a platform that's made addressing diabetes more transparent. The data-driven service allows users to connect the dots between their consumption habits and glucose levels, its app acting as a log of daily...
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1. Photos of Cuba Through the Lens of Its Youth Days before Fidel Castro died, National Geographic met with 21 young Cuban people (from students to professionals) and talked about what it means to them to be Cuban. The discussion was part of a...
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1. Embracing "Ugly" Food There are a bunch of US-based food-delivery companies (such as Imperfect Produce, Hungry Harvest and Perfectly Imperfect) that are encouraging us to embrace so-called "ugly" produce. From carrots with two legs to oranges...
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Cook's Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of our Favorite Ingredients
For cooks who appreciate a physics equation and the biology of a mushroom (side note: mushrooms aren't vegetables or fungi, they are "made up of gills, spores, chitin" and more) this new book from America's Test Kitchen is just the ticket. "Cook's...
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1. Digitize Physical Prints With Google's New PhotoScan App With Google's new PhotoScan app, one can digitize their physical photos at home using only the standard smartphone camera. It's not quite up to par with a scanner, but it's a substantial...
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1. Upcoming Supermoon Will be Closest to Earth Since 1948 It only takes one cosmic happening to remind us just how immense the universe is and, in turn, how small Earth is. On Monday, our tiny blue dot will experience a supermoon unlike any since...
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1. Unsung Heroines of Sports History Molly Schoit’s book based on the Instagram @TheUnsungHeroines handle, "Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History" celebrates the forgotten, lesser known female athletes who paved the way for today...
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1. Best Dressed at the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade From the adorable to absurd and awkward, the 2016 Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYC brought out all kinds of pooches (and owners) who delighted the crowds this past...
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1. The Kodak Ektra Smartphone is for Photographers Hot on the heels of the Google Pixel smartphone, Kodak has just announced its new Android-powered smartphone called Ektra—and it's been designed with photographers in mind. For photo experts and...
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1. The World's Best Logo While there are many brands whose logos are burned into our minds—for better or worse—none of them were easy to create: "crafting such a deceptively simple symbol is a massive undertaking, so it's no surprise that the...
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1. Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture Though the museum was originally proposed a century ago, Washington DC's Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture finally opened its doors this...
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1. A New Origin Story for Dogs When, where and how wolves were domesticated and eventually became dogs has always been disagreed upon by scientists. Now, new research suggests our best pals have a different origin story than once thought. Archaeologist...
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