Beautiful Photography: Get to Know Barcelona in 30 Photos

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Who has not dreamed of visiting Barcelona? Everybody knows that it is a stunning city with marvelous architecture, great food and a rich history that spans more than two thousand years. It is currently the 2nd largest city in Spain, with a population of 1.6 million, and the capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia. Although the recession clamped down hard on the city, it is showing signs of economic recovery, and it is still the 3rd most visited city in Europe, after Paris and London.

Modern Disney Characters by José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros

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As Joss Wheadon says, there are few things that shape our minds as children more than Disney. The studio has been around for just over 90 years, now, and it has brought us some of the most iconic characters to ever be seen on screen. Admittedly, many of these were already around for centuries, being in fact fairytale characters, such as Snow White or the Little Mermaid.

The Funny Side of Design: Designer Dirty Talk

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All work and no play makes Johnny a very dull boy. In this case, the boy called Johnny is you (it is called acting). Humor is paramount, as Grenville Keliser says, for living a healthy life. Taking things too seriously can really do a number on both your mental and physical health. That is why it is important, from time to time, to take a step back and look really hard for humor in a situation. Nevermind what the corporate execs or the clients think you should be doing!

Artist of the Week: 3D Paper Art by Lydia Kasumi Shirreff

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Paper art, or paper sculpture as it is also known, is probably the cheapest and most accessible form of sculpture invented. That is not not say, of course, that the results reflect this cheapness. Paper art deserves to be called art, not only because it is a way for the artist to express him or herself, but because the results are often absolutely stunning.

Foodscapes a.k.a Landscapes Made from Food by Carl Warner

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Whether you agree or not with what mister Andy Rooney said, you have to admit that carefully arranged food looks really cool. A nice presentation builds appetite, and you feel as if the cook put it that little extra effort to make your meal a truly pleasant experience, and that you are getting your money’s worth. But intricately designed food is not limited to the plate. Carl Warner found a totally new way to approach the art of food presentation.

Beautiful Film Photography by Ramon Spaeti

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Photography is one of man kind’s greatest breakthroughs. Before it, representations of the self or images of places you liked were a thing that only the well and truly upper class could afford, since the only people that could provide you with them were painters. Photography changed all that, making images readily available for a much wider group of people, and eventually revolutionizing things like journalism and even art. Truly, we owe a lot of what is modern society to the invention of film.

How Working Out Boosts Your Mental Health

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Ancient Greek philosophers like Socrates and Plato were the first ones to highlight the importance of exercise for mental health. They have observed that an increase in physical activity led to overall better cognitive functions, including improved memory and attention. Over the years, many long-term studies have been conducted on this phenomenon, all of them pointing towards the same thing: working out does boost your cognition.

Pier Paolo’s Cinematics – Animated Illustrations from Classic Films

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In some ways, animation has been around almost as long as painting has, although, as you would expect, the illusion of movement was much more primitive, and we use the term very appropriately, as the animations we’re talking about are paleolithic cave paintings. They depict animals with more sets of legs than they really do have, in an attempt to capture the phenomenon of movement.

25 New & Free Responsive WordPress Themes

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WordPress is like the gift that keeps on giving. Currently the 18th largest website in the world, housing a staggering 60 million websites, WordPress is showing no signs of slowing down whatsoever. As of August 2013, 18.9% of the top 10 million websites use WordPress, cementing it as the number one blogging system in use, and it really is plain to see for anyone why this is the case.