Joel Rea’s captivating surrealist paintingswill make you feel tiny

June 5, 2016 by  
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In his work, Rea captures the dynamic motion of natural elements , while inspiring a deep feeling of humility. He represents how small we are within nature, leaving us wondering who has the ultimate control in this world. Using slow-drying oil on canvas, his richly colored, detailed scenes come alive. Related: PHOTOS: Life at Aconcagua’s Confluencia, a Sustainable Geodesic Base Camp in the Argentine Andes Rea’s paintings look like stills from a vivid dream, where a man in a suit stands on an empty beach looking helpless, juxtaposed with the crashing waves that might end with his life at any moment. His cinematic new works include titles such as Resolution , The Final Pieces , Edge of the World , and The Time Has Come If you want to see more of Joel Rea’s surrealist world, check his older paintings here . +  Joel Rea Via My Modern Met Photos by  Joel Rea

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The suites at the spectacular Valentinerhof Hotel make you feel like you are sleeping outside

March 11, 2016 by  
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Smashing Pumpkins: What to Do with Your Leftover Jack-o-Lantern

November 8, 2013 by  
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If you’re wondering what to do with that pumpkin now that Halloween’s over, fret not — here are a few solutions that will make you, your pumpkin and your planet happy.

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Going to The Gym: The Benefits Outweigh the Risks

December 27, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Sploid TreeHugger has pointed out the environmental costs of going to the gym before; I have been using this silly photograph that says it all since 2006. Now Sara points out in her post The Hidden Dangers of the Gym: Grimy and Downright Nasty that they also harbour CA-MRSA (Community acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), and could “make you sick, Really, really sick.” Sara notes that “The deadly infection is linked to more than 18,000 deaths per year in the US.” But you know what will make you sicke..

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Human-Caused Climate Change Based on Consensus of Evidence, Not Just Consensus of Scientists

December 27, 2010 by  
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photo: Marcin Wichary / Creative Commons Given climate change’s complexity, anything that breaks it down into more intellectually digestible bits without dumbing it down is a good thing. The latest in that category comes from Skeptical Science (via

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