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    Architectural beauty often pops up in the most unexpected and often overlooked locations. So, next time you’re loaning a novel, take a moment to look around — you might just spot something magnificent. Reinhard Görner is a German photographer who, for the last 10 years, has been capturing the magnificence of libraries across the globe, making...
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    September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and throughout the last few weeks, Instagram has become flooded by empowering survival stories. A new hashtag, #faceofdepression, is adding an important layer of depth to the widespread conversation, and it’s one we simply can’t ignore. What does a depressed person look like? What does someone with suicidal thoughts...
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    With the increasing use of Photoshop and other photo editing programs to make your photographs look ‘just right’, every now and then someone gets caught out taking a bit too far. This was definitely the case with Nikon Singapore when they posted an announcement on its Facebook page on the weekend (since deleted), congratulating a photographer named Chay...
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    Amazingly, these mind-bending optical illusions aren’t made with the help of projections or Photoshop. Artist Natalie Fletcher painted them directly on human skin! The Oregon-based body painter created this impressive series completely freehanded with an airbrush. She calls it Just an Illusion, and the “canvases” feature bright base colors of fuchsia, cyan, green, and yellow. Black...
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    The team at @artFido spend a lot of time scouring Instagram looking for undiscovered artists to feature to our millions of followers. It often takes us a lot of time, but we love introducing up-and-coming artists to a wider audience and sometimes we stumble across a little ditty that just makes us smile. One such...
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    We absolutely love every single surreal photographer/artist that we write about, but much of their work tends to be rather melancholy or down-right dark. Not so with German art director Robert Jahns (a.k.a. Nois7 on Instagram), whose beautiful and adventurous images will inspire you and brighten your day. His images are surreal, but many of them are...
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    Did you know that a definitive list of life hacks that will actually simplify and improve your everyday life? Well, maybe not your life, but they can be pretty damn helpful! We’ve sourced some genuinely practical hints, tips and shortcuts that really can make your busy life a little easier. Some of them are just...
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    Some strange shadows have popped up of late in Redwood City, California. Flowers sprout from the shadows of bike racks, mailboxes turn into shadow monsters, and shady monkeys hang around atop parking meters. What’s going on? They’re the work of Damon Belanger, a graphic artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was...
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    Taking some incredible photos takes a ton of skills and practice. Once you figure it out, the images turn out close to perfection. But then there are those photos that don’t even require any Photoshop, they turn out stunning on their own. Here is a list of some of the most incredible photos that you’ll...
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    Atomic: Full of Love, Full of Wonder was a 2005 coloured balls installation by artist Nike Savvas at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne. The piece involved an immense array of suspended bouncy balls creating a dense field of color in the gallery space that was gently moved in waves by a nearby fan....
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    If you haven’t got your Halloween costume ready yet, you’re probably starting to get stressed about what to do in the final moments leading up to October 31. Never fear, artFido has all the Halloween costume inspiration you need with this serious of images focusing on couples who murdered their Halloween costumes. Scroll down and...
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    Fishermen Mallory Harrigan, Cliff Russell and Allan Russell were out a few miles off shore from Labrador, Canada recently when they came across something quite extraordinary. Something was atop a small, mushroom-shaped iceberg, drifting helplessly out to sea, and it wasn’t a creature designed for swimming. It was a starving and terrified Arctic fox, wet...
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    What happens when you mix the good-natured personality of a golden retriever and the luscious curls of a poodle? You get a goldendoodle! This adorable mix is a relatively new designer breed, first introduced to America in the 1990s. As a mix they are not officially registered as a breed of their own, but as...
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    There are many terrible diseases and viruses in this world that, no matter how hard modern medicine tries, we are not able to defeat. With more than 70 million people infected, and over 35 million deaths, HIV/AIDS is considered to be one of the most dreadful viruses in human history. But what if after all...
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