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10 Thoroughly Modern Menorahs

The beginning of Hanukkah is only a couple days from now -do you know where your chanukiyah, the nine-branch menorah, is? Using the Hanukkah menorah your grandparents used may be a family tradition, but do-it-yourself, arty, or high-tech menorahs have the same symbolism. Here are a few interesting ones found around the internet.

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22 Facebook Feed Updates

Facebook is a social networking website, founded in 2004. This is a list of software and technology features that can be found on the Facebook website. With the introduction of the "New Facebook" in early February 2010 came a total redesign of the pages, several new features and changes to News Feeds. On their personal Feeds (now integrated with Walls), users were given the option of removing updates from any application as well as choosing the size they show up on the page. Furthermore, the community feed (containing recent actions by the user's friends) contained options to instantly select whether to hear more or less about certain friends or applications.

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26 Amazing Facts About Finland's Unorthodox Education System

Since it implemented huge education reforms 40 years ago, Finland's school system has consistently come at the top for the international rankings for education systems. So how do they do it? It's simple — by going against the evaluation-driven, centralized model that much of the Western world uses.

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Top 10 Awesome Events in Cosplay

Costume playing/live action roleplaying is an ever-expanding hobby and business. You’ve only got to look at some of the ads for this, and other sites, to see how true that is. However, while many sites enjoy showing off examples of people making subpar amateur costumes, or just calling them bad because the person in the photo is overweight, here’s a tribute to ten times that the practice was done proud.

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Animal Houses: The Top 10 Bizarre Zoomorphic Buildings

Whether you're selling a pet-related product, providing service to animals or just want to make people smile, securing space in a building that looks like an animal is the way to go. This collection of zoomorphic buildings will definitely appeal to the worldwide fraternity of animal-lovers, with the extra bonus of NO double secret probation.

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Chew On This: 10 Food Idioms Explained

Even if you don’t wax poetic on food blogs or write prolifically on Yelp, chances are that you probably talk about food more you think. Realize it or not, food-related figures of speech have always been a part of our daily conversations — just like that extra serving of veggies that Mom always tried to sneak into lasagna. We all know what it means for something to be “easy as pie” or “chopped liver,” but how many of us really know why pie is “easy” (hey, if it were that easy, why isn’t pie made more often?) or why a minced-up delicacy essentially means that you’re feeling ignored?

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Vincent van Gogh – 30 Interesting Facts About His Life and Art

I have always been fascinated with the well known artist and works of Vincent van Gogh. Below are a few facts to help whet your appetite to learn more about the art around us.

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25 No-Nonsense Ways to Power Up Your Productivity

With tons of things to do and seemingly less and less time in the day, being productive is a core requirement to the lives of most freelancing creative professionals. Put simply, being more productive means we get more done, and it shouldn’t require twenty cups of coffee daily to do so, even if you’re feeling low in energy. In fact there are numerous no-nonsense methods you can use right now to feel and act more productively, and have time left over to chill out.

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The 23 Most Ridiculous Deaths of 2012

Bizarre deaths were in no short supply in 2012. All through the year people were finding weird, crazy, unbelievable ways to die and these are the best/worst of the bunch. This list of the craziest deaths of the year includes bizarre instances in the US, UK, Brazil, China, Japan, and everywhere in between. No insane way to die has been left out of this list, so read on to find out why your year, no matter how bad, was better than some.

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