Category: LISTS

Apr 10, 2014

27 Tips from the World’s Smartest Duck

27 Tips from the World’s Smartest Duck

Actual Advice Mallard is a popular online ‘advice animal‘ best known for doling out straightforward advice that is helpful, useful and informative. The image macro super duck provides a mashup of life hacks, pro tips and otherworldly advice to help you with your day-to-day life. Below is a ‘best of’ from the world’s smartest…

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Apr 9, 2014

The 2014 Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

The 2014 Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

Smithsonian has just announced the 60 finalists for their 11th Annual Photo Contest. The winning entries were selected by Smithsonian editors from over 50,000 submissions by photographers from 132 countries around the world. Ten finalists were selected from the following six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images and Mobile, a new…

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Apr 1, 2014

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ of 2014

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ of 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (check out the ‘Top 100 POTDs for 2013‘!). It’s hard to believe we’re already 1/4 of the way through 2014. I can’t wait to see what…

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Mar 27, 2014

The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. The grand-prize winner will receive an eight-day National Geographic Expedition to Alaska for two aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird. The contest, which is…

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Mar 25, 2014

23 Conversations with Strangers in New York

23 Conversations with Strangers in New York

After losing his job as a bond trader in Chicago, Brandon Stanton moved to New York and started a blog called Humans of New York (HONY) in the summer of 2010. As Stanton recalls: “HONY resulted from an idea that I had to construct a photographic census of New York City. I thought it…

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Mar 20, 2014

5 Epic Moments in Game Show History

5 Epic Moments in Game Show History

After last night’s unbelievable Wheel of Fortune guess, I was inspired to compile a list of some of the most amazing moments in game show history. From improbable comebacks to million dollar answers; these are five of the greatest moments you’ll ever see in television game show history. Roger Craig’s Double Daily…

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Mar 13, 2014

NASA Celebrates ‘Cosmos’ Reboot with Amazing Set of Space Images

NASA Celebrates ‘Cosmos’ Reboot with Amazing Set of Space Images

This past Sunday (9 March 2014) marked the premier of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the new 13-part Cosmos is a 21st-century follow-up to the landmark 1980 series hosted by famed astronomer Carl Sagan, who passed in 1996. The reboot was written by Ann Druyan (Sagn’s widow) and Steven…

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