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We’ve all been there. An agonizing illness, or unfortunate injury. We’re miserable and bed-ridden, groaning with physical discomfort and pain. A loved one brings us a cool glass of orange juice and a warm smile, and suddenly the pain isn’t as bad. They hold our hand and bring us even more relief. A recent study now suggests that merely looking a photo of this same loved one can reduce pain.
Of course, if your boyfriend is the source of your migraine, you may not want to look at him until you’re cured. Just sayin’.
Hit up the link to geek out on the psychology.
I’m usually very keen on practical jokes. My adolescent friends and I were 9th degree ninja master pranksters. And so every year around April 1st, I amplify my spider sense and stay alert for potential threats. I’m usually very good. No one has been able to pull a fast one on me in years. When I got through yesterday, I thought I was in the clear. Ha! The only thing that was clear today was my false sense of security. The “punk” or “pwnage” came from the place I least expected. Continue reading
Imagine this: You just got a fancy new dSLR and you’re playing around with some self portraits at home on a school night. You post a couple on Flickr and you forget about it. Fast forward 6 years later, and your face has been seen and used by millions around the world, without your consent. This is exactly what happened to Noam Galai. Continue reading
Trigger Finger is a series of posts dedicated to the impulsive and instinctive cell phone photography that we’ve all developed over the years. For the times when you don’t have your best camera on you, but the moment is still worth capturing.
While strolling around Union Square Park a few minutes ago, I paused to observe some young girls filming some pigeons with their dSLR. The pause was for only about twenty seconds, but it was enough for the angry birds above me to bless me with an appetizer before lunch time. The poop droplet wasn’t as massive as some others that have embroidered my car in the past, but it was a small inconvenience nonetheless. Fortunately, a nice man at a nearby news stand gave me a couple tissues to help my situation. He said, “…one for your camera, and one for you.” Continue reading
How can someone take pictures, and then develop and print those pictures without being able to see? With a love for what he does and a healthy determination. Pete Eckert permanently lost his sight from a condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa. When he was able to see, he was a visual artist and refused to let his passion go just because the seemingly vital organs did not function any more. Check out the video for a glimpse into Pete’s life and work.
The next time you complain about how little money you make, or how much of an asshole your boss is, Take a look at this graph and article from Marginal Revolution. The United States has a whopping 70% of the world’s riches. And even the poorest people in the U.S. are better off than the ballers of India. Continue reading
The American cockroach (Periplaneta americana), also known as the Waterbug and Palmetto Bug. This pest is the largest species of common cockroach and considered one of the fastest running insects. At an experiment at the University of Berkley in 1991, a specimen registered a top speed of 3.4 miles per hour. This is the equivalent of about 50 body lengths per second. To acomplish the same feat, we humans would need to run just over 200 miles per hour. Cockroaches are also very great survivors as you might already know. The have omnivorous diets and can also resort to eating toothpaste, glue and even each other if times are tough. Now that’s what I call a cheap date! American cockroaches are perhaps the most bothersome and frightening to humans because of their size, agility and invasive nature. They make women scream with fear and turn 200-pound grown men into quivering babies. I know because I’m one of those dudes. Whenever I’ve been face to face with one that wanted to shack up in my house, it’s been like a showdown at the OK corral. Make no mistake, we are gunslingers. Continue reading
As a visual artist and 30-year-old child, I’m always on the lookout for anthropomorphic inanimate objects. (See 2 posts down) However, this particular example has been staring me in the face for 6 years now, and I’m only now noticing it.
This is the side view of my electric heater. Its gripped at the “mouth” for lugging around. Imagine shoving your hand in someone’s mouth to move them?
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