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Travel writer Lauren Fern Watt had been through everything—college, her early 20s, boyfriends, moving to from Tennessee to NYC, and more—with her dog Gizelle at her side. The 160-pound English Mastiff was her best friend, roommate, confidant, and greatest joy. So when Gizelle was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, Watt was absolutely devastated. Determined to stay strong for…

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Photographer Radu Zaciu illuminates fruits and vegetables from the inside out in his unique photo series, “The Light Inside.” The project was spawned when Zaciu began experimenting with lighting techniques and decided to try putting light bulbs inside hollowed-out edible items. The concept is similar to a Jack-o’-Lantern, except instead of cutting directly through the skins, Zaciu…

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Most people go to Starbucks to sip on brew and catch up on work. But one customer recently made his coffee cup his project, spending five hours at a Liverpool franchise penning a highly detailed map of Middle Earth on the cardboard cup. The artist, Liam Kenny, first stained the sides of the cup with a tea bag to achieve a mystical, well-traveled effect. Then he proceeded to…

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The lion may be known as "the king of the jungle," but 11-year-old Zion is nothing but a loving sweetheart to his caretaker Frikkie Von Solms, a 69-year-old man who lives and cares for big cats in southern Africa. Born to a lioness named Simba, Zion was separated from his parents as a cub due to fears that his hostile father would kill him. Von Solms stepped in to raise the young lion,…

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It brings us great pleasure to announce that we've just added the beautifully enchanting photos of Joy St. Claire to My Modern Shop! The self-taught photographer shoots with a classic Ricoh film camera. Her inspiration comes from wandering in nature off the main trail or road, onto paths less taken. In an…
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Ghostly Deer Sculpture Stands Deep in a UK Forest

Artist David Freedman created this beautiful, ghostly deer sculpture deep in a UK forest. He was asked by the UK Forestry Commission to make a piece for the Wyre Forest in Worcestershire, England as part of a sensory trail, which make would make it accessible to people in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. Despite being easy to access, the sculpture is set back from the pathway so that…

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If you feel like you don’t accomplish as much as you’d like during the day, perhaps there’s a better way to structure your time. A recent experiment by the productivity app DeskTime finds that the highest-performing employees work for a consecutive 52 minutes before taking a 17-minute break. To visualize this, the Huffington Post put together an…

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Thirsty bunny owners everywhere will no doubt be jealous after watching this video! A Brooklyn-based man trained this rabbit named Wallace to push a miniature drink cart and deliver him a beer. The adorable spotted bunny stands on its hind legs and leans against the cardboard structure that wheels him across the zebra-striped rug and to the seated person.

The man…

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As of this past December, the adorable canine duo Harlow and Indiana have welcomed a new little sister to the family! Reese (also called Reese Lightning), a miniature dachshund, was greeted with curious looks and cautious sniffs when she first arrived, but as these heartwarming photos show,…

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Hungarian pianist Gergely Bogányi recently gave the classic grand piano a makeover with a futuristic twist. The Bogányi Piano presents a sleek two-leg design that looks like a sideways “V” in profile. The streamlined style offers practical benefits: Supporting the piano with two legs instead of three lets sound waves waft unobstructed to the audience. Inside, when struck by the…

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