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Why I Hate Hiking Boots (Tortuga Backpacks)
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—pound for pound, hiking boots are the least useful gear in your backpack. Now before you slam your laptop to the ground and stomp all over it with your overpriced, useless boots—hear me out. I think I can make you hate hiking boots, too.
Is Iceland’s Secret Solstice Europe’s Next Big Music Festival? (Huffington Post)
72 hours of non-stop sun, 100+ musical acts, and a pagan Norse summer solstice celebration are just part of what makes Iceland’s Secret Solstice music festival a contender for Europe’s best festival. And despite jetlag, sleep deprivation, and the most expensive pizza in the world, it was everything you could ask for. Almost.
The Science of Romantic Gravity (The Bigger Picture)
I’m in a new relationship for the first time in a few years, and it’s going really well. And like most people that find themselves in an exciting new romantic tryst, I’ve been thinking about gravity a lot. I know it’s nerdy, but I can’t help but wonder: If gravity influences all the matter in the universe, what effect does it have on my romantic relationships? Like I said, I’ve been single for a while.
Why Fashion Designers are Obsessed with Color (Shutterstock)
If color really is the “mother tongue of the subconscious” as Jung said, shouldn’t color be a big part of your branding strategy? Color—and our attitude towards it—is a shifting target, but embracing the chaos might just be the secret to harnessing the hidden power color. Discover why fashion designers are obsessed with color (and why you should be, too).
From children to adults, action-movie nuts to rom-com saps, audiences the world over can’t get enough of stop-motion animation. The magic of bringing everyday objects to life has captivated viewers since the earliest days of cinema, yet despite the shift to slick post production effects and CGI, the raw storytelling power of stop-motion is a style more and more creators are opting for. Make no mistake: stop-motion is alive and well.