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  • These Sunglasses Simulate LSD Hallucinogenic Visions

    Hannah Keyser
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    These new sunglasses have six different colorful inserts that simulate the visual hallucinations associated with LSD use.
  • How Do Roosters Decide Who Will Crow? It’s a Dominance Thing

    Shaunacy Ferro
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The king of the chicken social hierarchy gets to decide when to wake up the world.
  • 13 Facts About L. Frank Baum’s 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz'

    Joy Lanzendorfer
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' was the 'Harry Potter' of its day.
  • Become an Urban Ninja With These 11 Tricks of the Trade

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The stealthy art of ninjutsu traces its origins (which, fittingly, are murky and veiled in secrecy) back as far as the sixth century, and was popularized during Japan’s feudal Sengoku period in the 15th century. But, with the growing prevalence of television fitness competitions and gym training regimens, the way of the ninja may only just be reaching peak popularity—especially among Americans—today. Fascinated by these silent warriors? Here’s a crash course in their ancient technique—and how to hone it in your modern, urban environment. 1. Become an Early Riser If you want to…
  • How to Appreciate Modern Art Like a Pro

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Feeling a little intimidated by the prospect of visiting galleries full of modern art? You're not alone. Luckily, Kathryn Potts of the Whitney Museum of American Art dropped by An Even Better You to tell us how to dive into the art scene.
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  • These Sunglasses Simulate LSD Hallucinogenic Visions

    Hannah Keyser
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    These new sunglasses have six different colorful inserts that simulate the visual hallucinations associated with LSD use.
  • How Do Roosters Decide Who Will Crow? It’s a Dominance Thing

    Shaunacy Ferro
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The king of the chicken social hierarchy gets to decide when to wake up the world.
  • 13 Facts About L. Frank Baum’s 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz'

    Joy Lanzendorfer
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' was the 'Harry Potter' of its day.
  • Become an Urban Ninja With These 11 Tricks of the Trade

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The stealthy art of ninjutsu traces its origins (which, fittingly, are murky and veiled in secrecy) back as far as the sixth century, and was popularized during Japan’s feudal Sengoku period in the 15th century. But, with the growing prevalence of television fitness competitions and gym training regimens, the way of the ninja may only just be reaching peak popularity—especially among Americans—today. Fascinated by these silent warriors? Here’s a crash course in their ancient technique—and how to hone it in your modern, urban environment. 1. Become an Early Riser If you want to…
  • How to Appreciate Modern Art Like a Pro

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Feeling a little intimidated by the prospect of visiting galleries full of modern art? You're not alone. Luckily, Kathryn Potts of the Whitney Museum of American Art dropped by An Even Better You to tell us how to dive into the art scene.
 
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  • Works of Art Recreated in Oreo Filling

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Works of Art Recreated in Oreo Filling
  • 12 Discontinued Products From Coca-Cola and PepsiIn 1993,...

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    12 Discontinued Products From Coca-Cola and PepsiIn 1993, Coca-Cola wanted to capitalize on the growing counterculture movement associated with the cynical members of “Generation X.” Marketing executive Sergio Zyman came up with OK Soda, which was a soft drink intended to appeal to the movement’s anti-corporate sensibilities. (Although to this day, some conspiracy theorists believe OK Soda was a plot by the CIA to endear corporate America to Gen Xers, thereby making them more conservative.) OK Soda had its own manifesto and “unconventional” marketing campaign that revolved around…
  • Secrets of the Most Elite Duck Painting Contest in AmericaThe...

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    Secrets of the Most Elite Duck Painting Contest in AmericaThe Federal Duck Stamp Contest is the most prestigious wildlife art contest you’ve never heard of. Held annually since 1949, it’s the only juried art contest sponsored by the U.S. government. Each August, more than 200 painters submit renderings of ducks, geese, and other waterfowl to an elite top secret panel of judges. In September, over a tense two days that’s been described as the World Series for wildlife painters, one artist will be awarded top prize: His or her painting will grace the following year’s Migratory Bird…
  • NASA Releases a New Blue Marble

    22 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    NASA Releases a New Blue Marble
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