An Illustrated Guide to the Human Race circa. 1960s

The internet is a little bit like a maze of doors, some that lead to a spiralling descent of procrastination and some, though not many, can lead to forgotten treasure. Today I picked the winning door and found one of the most impressive online collections of vintage ephemera I’ve ever had the pleasure of stumbling across. Pages and pages of it, from old matchbook art to vintage French fashion magazines to outdated driving code manuals. The mysterious online collector goes by the pseudonym, “Agence Eureka” and judging by their extensive archive of French ephemera, spends a considerable amount of time sifting through the weird and wonderful French public archives.

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Alex Prager: Cinematic Photography

Photography and video share almost the same early history, yet the two disciplines rarely go together in one package. Professional photographers stick to their camp, while filmmakers do the same. Even with the advent of video-capable DSLRs, it’s hard to find artists who utilize both mediums and produce good results. Alex Prager is an exception with her images which can be accurately described as “Cinematic Photography”.

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GOODSTUFFs CYBER WORLD: GOODSTUFFs BLOGGING MAGAZINE (169th Issue)

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The year of outrage 2014: Everything you were angry about on social media this year.

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How Headlines Change the Way We Think

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How a Cemetery Ends Up Underground

Crypt at Center Church on the Green (all photographs by the author)

There’s no shortage of churches with crypts. However, while these are on the whole designed with the building. there’s one place where something much more unusual happened: the church was built right over a cemetery which it consumed as its crypt.

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Jerkface Typewriter, a typewriter that hates the holidays and types rude things at you

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Happiest man of the west coast

What If Black America Were a Country?

The statistics reveal a fragile state within a superpower.

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In love, opposites don’t attract — and that’s a big problem for inequality

A new study from Spain provides a glimpse of one possible future for the United States: a society in which people marry those who are similar to them, and where children’s chances in life are increasingly determined by their last names.

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My Favorite Cultural Moments of 2014

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Last Year, the World Pumped Out More Carbon Pollution Than Ever Before

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Fueled by Recession, U.S. Wealth Gap Is Widest in Decades, Study Finds

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2014 science breakthroughs: no more ageing, cave art and landing on a comet

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Top Science News

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Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan | slide show

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Christmas Angels Medley .mp3

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Horror: Bacteria-Controlled Fungus That Eats Worms from the Inside Out

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The First Year

A baby’s brain needs love to develop. What happens in the first year is profound.

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Aquilops, the little dinosaur that could

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The Everything Book: reading in the age of Amazon

Amazon won the book war. In a series of rare interviews, the company tells us what’s next

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Pah-Ute (Paiute) Indian group, near Cedar, Utah, in 1872. [

[MUSIC] Ry Cooder: No Banker Left Behind

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Fantastically Wrong: What Darwin Really Screwed Up About Evolution

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Watanabe Shotei (1851-1918), La Lune d’Ekoda – 1909… via.

ALEXANDER ALLISON: “THE ALLISONS” [gallery]

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Longmen Grottoes, China

Longmen Grottoes are a series of Buddhist cave temples carved into the rock on the banks of the Yi River, south of the city of Luoyang, in Henan province, in China. The site includes some 1,350 caves and 40 pagodas, which are choke-full of statues of all shapes and sizes, ranging from 1 inch to the largest Buddha statue of 17 meters tall. There are as many as 100,000 statues carved out of the hard limestone cliffs. Stretching for 1 km along both banks of the river, the caves represent one of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art.
—The Longmen Grottoes lie 12 km south of the historic Chinese city of Luoyang. Here are the two hills flanking the Yi River become very steep and cliff-like as they approach the river valley. It is here that the easily worked limestone was carved to produce the Longmen Grottoes.

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Kim Jong Un Would Really Hate For You To Watch This, Which Is Exactly Why You Should

At age 21, Yeonmi Park is a brand new activist. She’s also a North Korean, and she’s a survivor. Listening to her speak about the horrible things she’s lived through is pretty heartbreaking.

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These Adorable Robot Toys Teach Kids How to Code

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Geoengineering the climate: Into the great wide open

Scientific studies of techniques for deliberately modifying the climate are getting ready to move out of the laboratory

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In 1913, the Sioux chief Hollow Horn Bear (whose image was on the $5 bill) led a delegation of Indians
to the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson. He caught pneumonia during the visit and died.

These Are Today’s Best Ideas

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Some of The best Photography of the Year

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The 66-Year-Old Rave King of Wall Street

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From moderate Democrats to white Evangelicals, nearly every demographic group believes torture can be justified

[AS IS ALWAYS THE CASE, I POST BUT DO NOT NECESSARILY SUPPORT A POSITION IN A GIVEN POST]

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Afghanistan: The Making of a Narco State

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Law courts need to stop believing junk science

Framed by forensics

Junky, out-of-date science fuels jury errors and tragic miscarriages of justice. How can we throw it out of court?

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Inner Worlds: Coyote

You can take the woman out of the Church but not the Church out of the woman. Or so I used to think, as my mother, a lapsed Catholic, carried out dramas of temptation, sin, and redemption by means of ice cream and broccoli. She had left behind the rites and the celebrations but not the anxiety that all mistakes were unforgivable. So many of us believe in perfection, which ruins everything else, because the perfect is not only the enemy of the good; it’s also the enemy of the realistic, the possible, and the fun.

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Images on the Internet: How digital photo archives have changed the way the world looks.

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Unjust and Unwell: The Racial Issues Affecting Your Health

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repost: 30 links to explore

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Gum Drops, Candy Canes & Benadryl: My Day as Buddy the Elf

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No, Heroes Aren’t Born. They’re Built. And This Is How You Become One.

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Old Snapshots of British Schoolchildren During World War II

World War II had a huge impact on the daily lives of the people of Britain, but soldiers and grieving widows weren’t the only ones whose lives were irrevocably altered by the war. Young schoolchildren in cities across Britain found themselves evacuated to the relative safety of the countryside, separated from their families and identified by nothing more than a brown paper tag.

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