HILLARY CLINTON'S putative campaign for president was made official on April 12th. The announcement came in an e-mail from John Podesta, her campaign chairman, who told donors and supporters that she would soon head to Iowa for a meet-and-greet with voters. A video was also released on a new campaign website, Hillary for America, featuring lots of "everyday Americans" who "need a champion".
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Using discarded plastic PET bottles, Czech artist Veronika Richterová creates fantastic translucent plant sculptures. Whether its an entire shelf of cactus’ or lillypads floating in a pond, each is a whimsical take on the natural world – one that protects it from being over-run with waste products.
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Reader Michael N. calls this an "unusual" marketing bar chart--because the designer distorted the data in a way that weakens, rather than strengthen, the story!
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Oslo-based blacksmith Tobbe Malm found a bunch of discarded bolts laying in an old barn. He could have simply let them rust away, but instead he transformed them into these small, but hugely emotive sculptures. Unless you’re a mechanic, you probably haven’t had simple hardware stir emotions this profound.
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Covered with 150 individual trees, the 25 Verde apartment building in Turin, Italy, looks like a playground for the nature lover. Designed by Luciano Pia, the 5-story, 63 unit building was constructed with large pots on its outside walls, while wooden shingles and tree-like steel beams complete the arboreal aesthetic. It’s not just for good looks though.
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The Countries where the highest percentage of women are thriving and suffering.