Edinburgh’s Timeless Brilliance

March 28, 2014

Edinburgh Scotland

The Scottish capital city is celebrated as much for its rich cultural offerings as it is its wealth of natural sights. Many of the islands surrounding the city are dubbed “seabird cities”, as they are home to hundreds of thousands of, you guessed it, sea birds.

Revisiting Dana Lixenberg and Jeffersonville, Indiana

March 28, 2014

The pages of Jeffersonville, Indiana are filled with portraits of homeless individuals. And yet, you won’t find images of these people standing on street corners or huddled beneath doorsteps. When photographer Dana Lixenberg set out to capture the essence of these men, women and children, she decided to shoot them away from their circumstances. The result is a book full of stark, stripped-down images that are focused on people and their personalities—their homelessness does not define them.

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What We Love This Week, Volume LVIII

March 28, 2014
Game Of Thrones Charts Family

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Charts That Only Game Of Thrones Fans Will Understand

Game Of Thrones Charts Trust

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In case you missed it, it’s only a matter of DAYS until Season 4 of George R.R. Martin’s much-acclaimed “Game Of Thrones” hits the TV and computer screens of HBO subscribers and internet pirates alike. If you’re anything like us, this means that you’ve got a lot of recapping to do between now and April 7th. Want some help? Check out Design Taxi’s fantastic spread of “Game Of Thrones” charts that are as fun as they are informative.

Game Of Thrones Charts Cause Of Death

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15 Shocking Photos Of The Mile-Wide Washington Mudslide

March 27, 2014

On Saturday, March 23, the hillside across from the small Washington town of Oso gave way to nature’s unstoppable demands. A startling 15 million cubic yards of clay, mud, trees and dirt let loose, crossing the Stillaguamish River and destroying any home, car or building that stood in its path, eventually covering state Highway 530.

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Al Capone’s Soup Kitchen

March 26, 2014

Al Capones Soup Kitchen

As US officials inched ever closer to infiltrating and apprehending Al Capone in 1930, the infamous gangster decided that it was high time to generate some good publicity while he still could. Thus, Capone opened up a soup kitchen in one of Chicago’s poorest and most crime filled neighborhoods. On Thanksgiving, Capone famously fed over 5,000 of the Windy City’s most vulnerable constituents. Things went as planned–at least for a time–and the press lauded the gangster for his charitable endeavors. Ultimately, though, this positive coverage only enraged the feds, who then ordered closer surveillance of Capone. A little under a year later, Capone’s new home was the slammer.

Gurung Honey Hunters: Preserving The World’s Greatest Traditions

March 24, 2014

Few have witnessed—let alone captured—the centuries-old traditions of the Gurung honey hunters. Located in the Himalayan foothills of central Nepal, these tribe members utilize centuries of generational wisdom to extract wild honey from hives located hundreds of feet in the air. World-renowned photographer Andrew Newey documents the extraordinary ceremony, which takes place twice a year, with his incredible photographs.

The Gurung Honey Hunters Carry Out An Ancient Tradition

Before collecting the wild honey, the Gurung honey hunters perform a ceremony that consists of sacrificing both food and animals to appease the region’s gods. Then, tribe members make the 3-hour trek to the hives, which are precariously located on steep cliffs. While the Gurung honey hunters use smoke to extract the bees, this process doesn’t prevent them from getting stung. Painful stings, rope burns and blisters are all part of the wild honey hunting experience.


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