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Δευτέρα, 20 Μαρτίου 2017

Sharing a bed with a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife isn’t all cuddles and kisses. In reality, it can be a total pain in the butt.

Brooklyn-based artist Jacob Andrews of For Lack Of A Better Comic illustrated this age-old struggle in a series of illustrations for College Humor called “The 6 Stages Of Sleeping With Another Person.”

Andrews, who has been in a relationship for six months, said he was inspired by dating someone with odd sleep habits and having some bedtime quirks of his own.

“The ‘sleeping in weird positions’ segment is all her, but waking up the middle of the night freaked out and yelling is totally me,” he told The Huffington Post.

The pros and cons of sharing a bed, according to the artist?

“Definitely just the comforting feeling of having someone else there,” he said. “It’s nice to wake up in the morning with someone next to you. The worst part is probably the space constraints. I like to really spread out diagonally on the bed, and that becomes difficult to do when there’s another human hogging all the good space.”

To see more of Andrews’ work, check out his Facebook page.

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Τετάρτη, 15 Μαρτίου 2017

Movies to remind you there’s hope in the fight for justice and equality.

In the days since his inauguration, Donald Trump has given women around the country—and the world—new motivation to fight for equality.

After the Women’s March ended, which was estimated to be the largest peaceful demonstration in U.S. history, many were left wondering: Now what?

If you’re reading this, we’re confident there will be more marches, calls to senators, and civic engagement in your future. But in between those and the normal business of living, it’s important to stay inspired.

So we’ve compiled a list of films to do just that—inspire you, make you mad, and remind you that there’s hope in the fight for justice and equality.

1. 20th Century Women (2016)

When you want role models, or want to know how to raise a good feminist.

This film (in theaters now) follows an independent single mom, her teen son, and their housemates in 1979 Santa Barbara. When the mother, stellarly played by Annette Bening, asks her son’s girl friends to help him figure out how to grow into a man, they do their best, and end up teaching him to be a feminist in the process. It's uplifting and honest

2. Mustang (2015)

When you need an achingly beautiful reminder of why you’re fighting for equality.

Mustang follows five orphan sisters as they grow up in a conservative village in rural Turkey. Spirited and vivacious, they’re confined to their home as their family prepares to marry them off. It's a good movie for anyone who wants to feel motivated to fight for women’s rights around the world.

3. Whale Rider (2002)

When you need to believe in the next generation of women leaders.

Set in New Zealand, Whale Rider is the story of a 12-year-old girl named Pai who knows she’s destined to be her tribe’s next chief. But in order to become their leader, she has to change the mind of her conservative grandfather, who believes the next chief can only be a man.

4. Miss Representation (2011)

When you want teen girls to understand that they are more than their pretty faces.

This documentary explores the ways in which American culture undermines women in power, and the way the media often reduces women to their appearance, rather than focusing on their substance. While some trappings of this film already feel a little dated (flip phones are featured in the opening scenes), the message and content are, unfortunately, not dated at all.

5. Sisters in Law (2005)

When you want to be inspired by brave women’s work for justice.

Two women magistrates in Cameroon work for justice and heal their community as they handle cases of those who have been neglected, abused, and raped. A documentary tear-jerker.

6. Frida (2002)

For anyone striving to find their own voice and live unapologetically, despite great obstacles.

Based on the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, this biopic follows the painter through the dramatic ups and downs of her life. Kahlo, played by Salma Hayek, must overcome a debilitating childhood accident and fight for her own place in the art world when many overlook her in favor of her famous husband, muralist Diego Rivera. Despite the challenges she faces, Kahlo lives with unapologetic verve and passion—and does things her own way until the end.

7. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (2014)

When girls want a role model who defends her community, fights for survival, and wins.

In this post-apocalyptic world, a cruel gladiatorial game pits teens against one another in a fight to the death. Everyone expects Katniss Everdeen, a girl from the country’s poorest district, to lose. But her bravery and love of family and friends disrupt her world’s cruel social order.

8. Saving Face (2004)

When you’re having a hard time with family members who have different views from you.

This film follows a young Chinese-American surgeon, Wil, who’s scared to come out to her mother and her community. But when her mom becomes pregnant by an unknown man and comes to live with Wil, the two must bridge the gap between them with honesty, understanding, and love.

9. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

When you want to imagine that a post-apocalyptic future could still hold hope.

This film might be named after a guy, but it's the women in this movie who steal the show, especially Charlize Theron, who plays badass desert renegade Imperator Furiosa. Over the course of the film, she and other brave women go from prisoners to revolutionaries, overturning a scary despot and fighting for a new reign of respect for the earth.

10. Boys Don’t Cry (1999)

When you want to get angry about gender injustice.

Based on a real-life story, this film follows a transgender man named Brandon Teena who goes to Nebraska to make a life for himself. Along the way, he finds love but struggles to live in the midst of other people’s hatred and prejudice when they realize he was assigned female at birth. This tragic story reminds us that the fight for gender equality—for all—is far from over.


Breena Kerr wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Breena is a writer and journalist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes about feminism, social justice, crime, science, travel, psychology, gender, and sexuality. Her work has been published by The Washington Post, Vice, the Baltimore Sun, Teen Vogue, The Wisdom Daily, and many others
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Τρίτη, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

Moby (Richard Melville Hall), is an American DJ, singer, songwriter, musician, photographer and animal rights activist. He is well known for his electronic music, veganism, and support of animal rights.

Recently on his website he released a series of ambient recording designed to help people feel a great calmness. This is what he said on his website;

”Over the last couple of years i’ve been making really really really quiet music to listen to when i do yoga or sleep or meditate or panic. i ended up with 4 hours of music and have decided to give it away.

You can download it for free below or stream it on spotify, soundcloud, apple music, deezer, youtube & tidal. It’s really quiet: no drums, no vocals, just very slow calm pretty chords and sounds and things for sleeping and yoga and etc. and feel free to share it or give it away or whatever, it’s not protected or anything, or at least it shouldn’t be.

thanks, moby”

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Τετάρτη, 8 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

The world of photography and creativity changed forever when businesses and homes were introduced to the magic of Photoshop. A photograph that may have come out dull in color, was suddenly transformed into a full splash of hues. Artists everywhere took what their minds conceived and produced it with this innovative program.

It’s hard to believe Photoshop is celebrating its 26th anniversary. Today, when we look at photographs it is difficult to decipher if it came from a photographer’s click of the camera or manipulated from a computer. One thing is for sure, reality and fantasy have crossed the lines.

To mark the occasion we have compiled stunning images that will at times defy logic. It is up to you to decide whether the image is real or photoshopped. 

Hossein Zare
Elné Neighya
Joel Robison/Trevillion Images
Oleg Belov
Jean-Francois Fourtou
Justin Lee/Caters News Agency
Jeronimo Contreras Flores
Caras Ionut
Glen Wexler
Erik Johansson
Esmar Abdul
Abbey Benson

1. Photoshop 2. Photoshop 3. Photoshop 4. Photoshop 5. Real 6. Real 7. Real 8. Photoshop 9. Photoshop 10. Phootshop 11. Real 12. Photoshop

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Although parenthood can obviously be an exciting time, for both new and experienced parents, it can also be extremely challenging. Ask any mom or dad and they’ll enthusiastically agree.

Being a responsible parent requires lots of hard work, patience, and many sacrifices. Both fathers and mothers do their best to raise their child in a positive way. Each fulfilling their unique but equally important roles in their child’s upbringing.

What is unfortunate, however, is how dads and moms are treated differently, even when doing the exact same thing. There are a lot of unfair remarks and responses women receive, simply because they are moms, not dads.

Chaunie Brusie is a freelance writer and mother to 4 children. She has recently created a comic for the blog Babble, which focuses on parenting. In it, she showcases the different ways dads and moms are seen, and treated, in public.

The comic is a personal one, and Brusie draws inspiration from her own life experiences. She portrays scenes at the park, in the doctor’s office and at the grocery store.

Brusie explains, “[While there] are a lot of things I praise my husband for…[it] never ceases to amaze me how differently my husband and I are treated while out and about with the fruit of our loins. Whereas I am openly judged, questioned, or ignored, my husband has a virtual red carpet rolled out for him on the (admittedly) rare occasions he dares venture out in public with our kids.”

Take a moment and look at the comics below. I have spoken to a few of my female friends who are moms, and 70% find this to be something they can truly relate to. For the other parents, both moms and dads who have children of their own, do you find this to be an accurate depiction of reality?

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It’s often argued that everything our ancestors did and said gets stored into our brains. Their experience and knowledge gets passed down from generation to generation. This may explain why we know or react to certain things without having any prior knowledge.

Kulning is an ancient herding call used in the Scandinavian region. The call is a high pitch tone that can reach long distances. The herding call sounds more like a haunting and sad melody meant to echo through mountains and alleys.

It was getting late and foggy on a magical night when Swedish artist Jonna Jinton wanted to try kulning. She wanted to find out if the animals would answer to the call their own ancestors heard when the women called them. Kulning might just be one of the most beautiful and enchanting sounds ever made.

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Σάββατο, 4 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

The world is changing as we know it. We can communicate with someone across the world in a second, thanks to technology. And yet, today we are further apart from each other than ever before, even while physically close by.

Modern forms of communication has transformed the way we "connect" with one another. Still, we can argue we are more socially conscious than previous generations. Tomer and Asaf Hanuka are twin brothers and illustrator who love to put the realities of life through their art. Their thought provoking work will make you question whether the life as we know it today is actually better.

The definition of a superhero.
Do real-life heroes wear capes and tights running around fighting crime? Perhaps, they are the unsung warriors who are there to help anyone and everyone without expecting anything in return.

Power is the ultimate goal.
Climbing up the ladder is not always based on merit but who you know. It may be argued that it doesn't matter how you get to the top as long as you get there. You may want to tell that to the guy at the bottom.

The smile behind the stab.
There's not always friendliness behind a smile. Some people have mastered the art of showing you a facade of kindness while hurting you in the process.

If you could change your life.
Sometimes the life we dreamed of takes a painful and dark turn. And in those moments of quiet reflection, it is tempting to ask yourself would you do things the same way given a second chance?

Are you in the moment?
For decades we have viewed multi-tasking as a gift, a talent to brag about. Unfortunately, our attention is divided in multiple places that when it really matters, we are not really there.

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Πέμπτη, 2 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and while the notion may be cliché at this point, it remains a universal truth, particularly in our current age of short attention spans and snack-sized wisdom. We want to know more, but we want it quicker, shorter, easier.

And so I could spend days writing about the ills of modern society – how disconnected we’ve become through technology, how consumed we are by material wealth, how sick and miserable our lifestyles have made us (just to name a few) – and hope that people take the time to read it. Some might, some might not. But the people who do may very well be the ones who are already informed, who already invest their energy into learning about what’s going on in the world.

Or I could simply let these images speak for themselves. I don’t need to preach to the choir (since you lovely CE readers comprise some of the very engaged and informed public to whom I referred).

These were created by Steve Cutts, an illustrator and animator working in London, and shared by Arch20 Magazine. And just to warn you, these are not for the faint of heart.

(Titles not provided – these are simply my own interpretations.)

The Consumerist Cycle
The Rat Race

The Money Trap
The New Food Pyramid
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Τρίτη, 31 Ιανουαρίου 2017

The Italian band who covered Foo Fighters' Learn To Fly are back with a tribute to Grohl's former band.

The Rockin' 1000 have shared a recording of their latest cover, and it is epic.

The musicians, who are known for performing iconic rock tracks en masse have now turned their hands (and fingers, and mouths) to classic Nirvana track, Smells Like Teen Spirit.

Watch them in action below:

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Τρίτη, 24 Ιανουαρίου 2017

By Sarah Lazarovic

Intrepid journalist and artist Sarah Lazarovic traveled to the Women's March on Washington to march and meet the inspiring people gathered there. And while she was marching, she was drawing.
It was an amazing day, and one I’ll think about forever. Everyone wanted to talk, smile, share, and take photos together. This may have been because I was wearing a giant Tyvek jumpsuit and inviting people to draw on me—but only partially. 

It felt like the beginning of something, and I can’t wait to see that something. But first, a nap and a sandwich.

About the author

Sarah Lazarovic is an artist and creative director. As a journalist, she's worked for almost every publication in Canada, covering news and cultural events in comic form. In 2015, her live sketching of a Rob Ford speech won gold at the Online News Association awards. As a Massey Fellow at the University of Toronto in 2014, she studied behavioral economics and environmental sustainability. Her book, A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy (Penguin 2014), is available at fine libraries everywhere.

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Δευτέρα, 16 Ιανουαρίου 2017

We’ve been fans of Peter Kogler’s psychedelic room installations since last year, when we he wowed us with his warped walls and trippy walkways. Now, the Austrian artist continues to bend time and space with a new series of impressively perplexing optical illusion rooms.

Using simple, intersecting lines and bold graphics, Kogler transforms the simple white walls and flat floors of galleries, typical transit stations, and ordinary lobbies into canvases for his optical illusions. Through busy, sketch-like visuals, Kogler plays with space to challenge perspective and alter existing architectural elements—walls bend, floors rise, and ceilings curve. Though entirely two-dimensional, his engaging and eye-catching designs invite viewers to interact with their surroundings and perceive their environments in new ways—if they don’t fall over first!

You can see more of Kogler’s creative work on his warped website. He also regularly showcases his swirling and spiraling spectacles in galleries across the world, so keep an eye out for his optical illusions.

Peter Kogler: Website 

All images via Atelier Kogler.
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