'Boomerang Kids': Portraits of Millennials Living with Mom and Dad Mikey Billings, 29, Statesville, N.C.Degree: B.A., Film studies, Full Sail UniversityCareer Goal: Film or music industryCurrent Job: Working part time at a malt shopStudent Loans: $80,000 Jacqueline Boubion, 30, Diamond Bar, Calif.Degree: B.A. Communications, California State University, FullertonCareer goal: Film director Current job: Production assisting in commercials and music videosStudent Loans: None, but $22,000 in credit-card debt According to the The New York Times Magazine, 1 in 5 people in their 20s and early 30s find themselves living with their parents. Photographer Damon Casarez contextualizes the struggle for independence in his series Boomerang Kids. Shot in 8 states and over 14 cities, the work is a revealing and compassionate story of Millennials in the United States.
National Flags Created From the Foods Each Country Is Commonly Associated With Feeling hungry? You will be after looking through this creative collection of food photography by Australian advertising agency WHYBIN\TBWA. To promote the Sydney International Food Festival, which is Australia’s largest food festival which had almost a million attendees last year and chefs from all over the world, the imaginative team re-created 17 national flags using foods common to each nation. Basil, pasta, and tomatoes create the stripes on Italy’s flag, while hot dogs and buns were used for the U.S., olives and feta cheese for Greece, and curries with rice for India and Indonesia. See Also Man Follows Girlfriend All Around the World
rose hip View from Blarney Castle, Ireland ...I am by Ireland after our little jaunt there -- by its countryside, coastline, cities, villages, and especially, by its people who charmed me in a big way with their warmth, helpfulness and, to be sure, their infectious sense of humour... If it wouldn't be for missing my children a whole lot, I would have loved to stay on longer and keep roaming through this wonderful country; I definitely want to go back, perhaps with my children this time, to explore more of its many bewitching corners... But for now, let me share with you some of my favourite pics from there: Harcourt Street, Dublin, across the street from our hotel. We started off in Dublin and, even though our stay was short there, I really liked the look of this vibrant city with all its simple but beautiful Georgian brick facades, subtetly decorated by lovely wrought iron details like the window guards and lamp posts you can see above.
Finland has an education system the US should envy – and learn from A new book has attracted much interest in the Washington DC, especially on Capitol Hill, Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn From Educational Change in Finland?. The book arrives after Finland scored first in science and second in reading and math on the standardized test administered by the Program for International Student Assessment. Conducted among industrialized nations every three years, American students finished 25th in math, 17th in science and 12th in reading on the latest PISA assessment. Seth Casteel / Underwater Dogs / Underwater Puppies Underwater Dogs blu_source/gallery.php?curr_page=1&sec_id=144&gal_id=22&gal_type=&gal_name=Underwater+Dogs 4/featured/Underwater_Dogs/22 On Land Dogs
NYC Subways Deploy A Touch-Screen Network, Complete With Apps Not so long ago, we featured a radical proposal for New York City’s payphones. The criticism we sensed was that this networked, touch-screen system--equipped with cameras and Wi-Fi--was too too sci-fi for a city of today. But the designers behind that vision--Control Group--have been hired by New York’s MTA to bring a very similar plan to their subways. Starting this year, 90 touch-screen kiosks will make their way to thoroughfares like Grand Central Station and hip stops like Bedford Avenue.
American Heroes and Innovators: New Paintings and Drawings by Chris and Justin Hopkins American Heroes and Innovators will mark the gallery’s second annual educational exhibition honoring Black History Month in Philadelphia. In 2013, Gravers Lane proudly hosted the members and staff of The Stained Glass Project: Windows that Open Doors, an after school program for inner-city youth that focuses on leadership, teamwork, and artistic creation and expression. This year, Gravers Lane Gallery is thrilled to exhibit portrayals of numerous African American men and women whose actions and ideas have made an immeasurable impact on American society as we know it. Through the works of father and son artists, Chris and Justin Hopkins, American Heroes and Innovators will portray a multi-generational affirmation of positive role models in the African American community. Exhibited portraits will range from Tuskegee Airmen and women to legendary musical artists.
DNA Test for Ancestry from National Geographic Join the more than half a million people who have already taken part in National Geographic's groundbreaking Genographic Project—contribute to this real-time scientific effort and learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible. About the test National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Spencer Wells and team designed Geno 2.0 based on the new technologies and insights that emerged since the launch of the Genographic Project in 2005.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: For Tomorrow For Tonight This November, UCCA introduces For Tomorrow For Tonight, a new installation by leading Thai film director Apichatpong Weerasethakul that leads visitors through a cinematic narration of night. Night, a time for sleep, darkness and quiet, is the natural space for dreams and desires, a time as the artist says, “when you can’t see and your mind takes over.” Weerasethakul leads us with his subtle language of suggestion to consider a compressed reality of memory and dreams, that is both immediate and infinite. For Tomorrow For Tonight blends video, images and sound from three of his original films and one sound work to create an intensely lyrical atmosphere. The photographs that accompany the video works allow us to pause and contemplate these “frozen moments”, and the jarring sound evokes the stark contrasts found in contemporary Thailand. For more information, please read the “Apichatpong Weerasethakul: For Tomorrow For Tonight” press release.
Kauai's Official Travel Site: Find Vacation & Travel Information Unwind and let the oxygen-rich air of Kauai's Wailua River invigorate your spirit as you kayak to a cascading waterfall. Or breathe deeply at the edge of the time-swept Waimea Canyon as it speaks to you without words. On Kauai, native fishponds amaze with 1,000-year old forward thinking, while legends of the Napali Coast transport you back in time. Kick-Ass Writer Mark Millar on Why Superhero Genre Was Due for Overhaul Mark Millar messes with the superhero genre again in Supercrooks. By Liat Clark, Wired UK Mark Millar has been reduced to a schoolboy. On a particularly windy day in Glasgow he blusters down the phone to Wired.co.uk: “My friends are down there and I want to be with them, but I have to do my homework first.”