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Olaf Hajek

German illustrator and painter is well known for his commercial illustration in such publications and the New York Times and Playboy.

Many of these images are form Olaf’s most recent exhibition at Whatiftheworld Gallery in Cape town titled Strange Flowers.

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Wat Rong Khun Temple - Buddhism Religious in Thailand

Wat Rong Khun, better known as “the White Temple” is one of the most recognizable temples in Thailand. The temple outside the town of Chiang Rai attracts a large number of visitors, both Thai and foreign, making it one of Chiang Rai’s most visited attractions. 433 more words


Why do Americans love Starbucks? Part 2 - Taste

Why is Starbucks coffee so bad?

In explaining last time why Starbucks is everywhere in the United States, I failed to mention the quality of the product it sells. 472 more words


Announcing the "Questioning War" series

July 28th, 1914, almost 100 years ago: Austria-Hungary declared war on the Kingdom of Serbia, locking Europe and the rest of world irreversibly into an armed conflict that would change the world. 325 more words



A friend of mine visited Užupis in Lithuania and mentioned its unique constitution. It’s made me want to visit. Maybe next summer?


Troy Holden

He likes to call himself a snapshot photographer and that’s as good as any handle for the work of Troy Holden who has make it his job to walk the streets of San Francisco shooting the many personalities and street people that he meets along the way. 49 more words

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Slang of the day: "Noob"

Surprisingly, noob does NOT equal newb/newbie. A noob is someone who lacks knowledge but acts overconfident like a know-it-all.

Learn something new from my son every day!