Monday, July 28

Six Hacks For Better Sex

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BuzzFeed has come up with a video that lists six easy hacks for better sex.

According to the video, women should avoid wearing high heels as they sometimes cause the pelvis to arch unnaturally, lessening the intensity of orgasms.

It also advises to stay away from alchohol as it has a drying effect; dehydration can lead to erectile dysfunction and vaginal dryness.

Another way to spice up your sex life is to wear socks—a study found that 80% of couples who did so achieved orgasm.

Check out these tips and more in the short video below.

[via BuzzFeedBlue]

Loving Photo Series Documents The Life Of A Little Girl With Down Syndrome

Last month, we brought you a beautiful photo series that celebrated the best day in the life of a young lady with Down Syndrome.

UK-based photographer Sian Davey has a similar series titled ‘Finding Alice’ that documents the life of her daughter Alice, who was born with the same condition.

Davey started the series as a way of overcoming her shock at having an “imperfect” child, stating that she struggled with anxiety over their relationship.

“On reflection I saw that Alice was feeling my rejection of her and that caused me further pain. I saw that the responsibility lay with me; I had to dig deep into my own prejudices and shine a light on them. The result was that as my fear dissolved I fell in love with my daughter. We all did.”

The resulting photographs paint a beautiful portrait that captures the ups and downs of family life, from Alice playing in a field to sleeping on a sofa with her sister.

Scroll down for more images and view the rest of the on-going series here.

[via BOOOOOOOM!, images via Sian Davey ]

A Beautiful, Fairytale-Inspired Cabin In The Woods

German architect firm Atelier ST architects has redesigned a damaged summerhouse in Berlin and given it a minimalist makeover.

Its exterior was inspired by the classic Hansel and Gretel fairy-tale, and blends beautifully into the forest.

The inside of the cabin is minimally furnished with simple household furnishing and wooden shelves. Large floor-length windows are placed on one side of the house to let natural light in, which also makes it look even more spacious.

Check out the beautiful cabin below:

[via Dornob, images from Atelier ST architects]

Infographic: How The Design Of Your Workspace Affects The Way You Work

Bonnie Berkowitz and Laura Stanton have put together an infographic for Washington Post, detailing the important role a workspace plays in a job, effectively impacting one’s productivity, mood and health.

From the air quality to the lighting of your workplace, learn what factors positively contribute to a healthy work environment.

Check out the infographic below to learn more.

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[via Washington Post]

‘Fan Robots’, The Future Of Spectating? Lets You Cheer From Home

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In South Korea, fans of baseball team Hanwha Eagles need not worry if they cannot physically turn up at the stadium to support their team.

They can send their cheers for the team through web or mobile. The wishes would then be picked up by a live streaming system, which would forward the message to a ‘fanbot’, a combination of the words ‘fan’ and ‘robot’.

Fans are required to send a photo of themselves to the system, along with their messages, in order for the ‘fanbot’ at the stadium to serve as a “double” for them.

Dubbed the first of such invention in the world, the ‘fanbot’ would then use the individual’s photo as its display while it carries out its cheering.

Is this the future of spectating?

Check out the video below:

[via Gizmodo, images via Hanwha Eagles]

Striking Propaganda Posters That Warn Against Venereal Diseases In Word War II

During World War II, there was a strong propaganda campaign that used graphic posters to educate and warn American soldiers about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and how to prevent it.

Los Angeles-based book publisher Boyo Press has gathered these posters and compiled it into an interesting book that gives us an insight into the type of health education in the past.

The posters are usually straight-forward and contain illustrations aimed to scare the soldiers into practicing safe sex. For example, one poster showed a soldier being tied down by VD, and could not go home with his comrades.

Although the posters may seem exaggerated, they proved to be rather effective as the number of infected soldiers decreased to 600 per day from 18,000.

Check out the posters below:

[via Fast Company, images from Boyo]

Beautiful Photographs Of Different Elements That Symbolize The Cycle Of Life

Paris-based French photographer Julien Palast’s latest series ‘Textures of Time’ features beautiful photographs of different elements that symbolize the cycle of life.

Palast captured 12 different nature-inspired images, with each corresponding to a month of the year to show the passing of the seasons.

Check out some images below and view the whole series here.

[via Fubiz, images via Julien Palast]

Illustrator Creates A Minimalistic Collection Of Superhero Designs

French illustrator and toy designer Yann le NevĂ©, who is better known as ‘Bunka’, has produced a fun, minimalistic collection of superhero illustrations.

Bunka’s colorful artworks feature Marvel and DC’s superheroes as well as other popular characters from Dragonball and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Check out the fun designs below:

[via Creative Bloq, images from Bunka Design]