This artist creates portraits using thousands of LEGO bricks

This artist creates portraits using thousands of LEGO bricks

Most people have played with LEGOs at some point in their lives, but Andre Veloux took stacking the bricks to the next level. He uses thousands of bricks to create portraits of icons. Here’s how he turns these images into LEGO masterpieces.
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NASA astronaut rates space movies based on how realistic they are

NASA astronaut rates space movies based on how realistic they are

Hollywood loves making movies set in outer space. But how does the actual science in these films measure up? Garrett Reisman, a former NASA astronaut and a former director of space operations at SpaceX, reacts to 10 memorable scenes from famous sp...
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"Cake Boss" made Carlo's Bakery famous, but the New Jersey bakery was a staple for Italian pastries

"Cake Boss" made Carlo's Bakery famous, but the New Jersey bakery was a staple for Italian pastries

Buddy Valastro is known from the TLC show "Cake Boss," but his small-town bakery, Carlo’s Bakery, has been a staple in Hoboken, New Jersey, since 1910. The bakery is loved for more than its extraordinary cakes, wowing customers with its signature ...
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40 LA restaurants you need to try before you die

40 LA restaurants you need to try before you die

Insider compiled a list of 40 Los Angeles restaurants you need to visit before you die. The list includes institutions like Philippe the Original and highlights up-and-comers like Tacos 1986. Think of this as the quintessential guide to the LA res...
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There's a headband that creates natural, bouncy curls without heat

There's a headband that creates natural, bouncy curls without heat

The Aurora Band creates natural-looking curls without any heat. The headband was created by Aurora Hair Products and transforms your hair into glamorous curls overnight. It costs $19.99 and is available at www.aurorahairproducts.com.
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People pay $500 for these custom cannabis-infused meals

People pay $500 for these custom cannabis-infused meals

Chris Sayegh is elevating cannabis-infused food with high-end dining. As The Herbal Chef, he adds the proper dosage of THC into his food, which he claims gives diners a euphoric feeling without feeling too high. Insider producer Joe Avella visited...
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Color-changing furniture pieces are painted by hand

Color-changing furniture pieces are painted by hand

Color-changing furniture pieces are painted by hand
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All the 'Sonic the Hedgehog' design changes they made for the live-action movie

All the 'Sonic the Hedgehog' design changes they made for the live-action movie

In April of this year, Paramount released a trailer for their live-action take on SEGA’s Sonic The Hedgehog franchise. Fans hated it. They attempted to make Sonic more “realistic” but ended up creating something fairly disturbing. Due to the backl...
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Why you can legally get high in the country's first cannabis café

Why you can legally get high in the country's first cannabis café

Lowell Farms Cannabis Cafe is the first legal cannabis café in America. Located in Los Angeles, it features a food menu as well as a cannabis menu for diners to order and openly consume in the dining area or outdoor patio.
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Creating fake neon signs with spray paint

Creating fake neon signs with spray paint

Adam Fu creates signs and images that trick the eyes into seeing them as neon lights. Each line or spray of paint is placed intentionally to recreate the glow of a real neon light.
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How New Balance sneakers are made

How New Balance sneakers are made

New Balance wasn’t always considered the “cool shoe,” as most sneakerheads turned towards Nike or Adidas. However, as of late, more and more people are choosing New Balance sneakers for its comfort and support. Star athletes like Coco Gauff, Kawhi...
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Keens is one of New York's oldest steakhouses, but its most famous dish isn't beef

Keens is one of New York's oldest steakhouses, but its most famous dish isn't beef

Keens is one of the oldest steakhouses in New York City, but it’s arguably more famous for a plate that’s not steak. The restaurant serves over 400 orders of its legendary Mutton Chops each week. Insider’s Taryn Varricchio visited the storied stea...
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A stylist creates carnival-inspired hairstyles complete with pony figurines

A stylist creates carnival-inspired hairstyles complete with pony figurines

Hairstylist Kelly O'Leary creates styles that will have you feeling nostalgic about days filled with cotton candy, carnival vendors, and Ferris wheels. Kelly works on colorful hair and uses items such as pony figurines and fairy lights to bring he...
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15 details in 'Watchmen' episode 4 you might have missed

15 details in 'Watchmen' episode 4 you might have missed

In episode four of HBO’s “Watchmen,” we saw the introduction of a new main character and there were a number of Easter eggs, including a mythical elephant and even some references to the Man of Steel. We break everything down for you to help expla...
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How contact lenses are made for movies and TV shows

How contact lenses are made for movies and TV shows

Actors wear contacts to change their color pigment, to look older, create imperfections, or even transform into another species. Eyeworks for Film has worked on "Game of Thrones," "James Bond" movies and "Star Wars."
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Here's how pumpkin is eaten around the world

Here's how pumpkin is eaten around the world

Autumn is pumpkin-everything season in the US. But did you know cultures around the world use pumpkins in their cooking year-round? In Armenia, the inside of the pumpkin is stuffed with boiled rice, dried fruit, nuts, and honey for a dish called G...
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You can make a custom candy bar at Hershey's Chocolate World in Pennsylvania

You can make a custom candy bar at Hershey's Chocolate World in Pennsylvania

You can make a custom candy bar at Hershey’s Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The Create Your Own Candy Bar attraction is separate from the rest of the theme park. For about $27, guests select the type of chocolate, ingredients, and filli...
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38 incredible pools to swim in before you die

38 incredible pools to swim in before you die

Whether they're beautiful natural pools like Brazil's rainwater sand dunes or fun man-made pools like Singapore's rooftop infinity pool, here are 38 pools to add to your bucket list.
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How traditional French Camembert is made using raw milk

How traditional French Camembert is made using raw milk

Sweet and creamy, Camembert holds a special place in the heart of cheese lovers. The iconic cheese originated in the northern French region of Normandy, where it has been made for centuries. Today, France makes 360 million wheels of Camembert each...
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31 details in HBO's 'Watchmen' episode 3 you might have missed

31 details in HBO's 'Watchmen' episode 3 you might have missed

In episode three of HBO’s “Watchmen,” we saw the return of a major character from the original comics and there were a number of Easter eggs, including a few songs and even some references to Greek myths. We break everything down for you to help e...
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Three makeup artists joined forces to create brow tutorials for people with hair loss

Three makeup artists joined forces to create brow tutorials for people with hair loss

Three makeup artists, LJ O’Rahilly, Sarah Frances, and Katy Basford, are creating brow tutorials for people with hair loss. The artists removed their brows as part of "Browtober," a campaign founded by LJ in 2018. She noticed that there was a lack...
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Los Angeles loves this innovative taco omakase

Los Angeles loves this innovative taco omakase

Los Angeles' Guerrilla Tacos is shaking up the Mexican food scene thanks to CEO and head chef Wes Avila's unique taco creations. Avila offers a seven-course omakase menu — meaning he chooses what you'll be served. The courses feature the best prod...
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Hong Kong's favorite mango dessert is now in California

Hong Kong's favorite mango dessert is now in California

Hui Lau Shan just opened its first US location in Irvine, California. This famous dessert shop originated in Hong Kong and specializes in desserts made from mangoes. Customers are lining up for hours to try the chain's iconic sweets.
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23 details in HBO's 'Watchmen' episode 2 you might have missed

23 details in HBO's 'Watchmen' episode 2 you might have missed

The second episode of HBO's "Watchmen" revealed some surprising plot twists, interesting cameos, and was packed with Easter eggs referencing the original comics.
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These color-changing nails are like mood rings, and they'll give you '90s flashbacks

These color-changing nails are like mood rings, and they'll give you '90s flashbacks

These mood-ring nails will give you ’90s flashbacks. They change color based on temperature. To achieve the vibrant manicure, coat your nails in Liquid Crystal by Solar Color Dust. Then watch as your nails change shades before your eyes.
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12 ways to Halloween-ify your beauty routine

12 ways to Halloween-ify your beauty routine

The spookiest day of the year is here, which means it's time to immerse yourself in all things wicked! Insider rounded up 12 ways to add some spookiness to your beauty routine. This list consists of easy ways to incorporate all things wicked into ...
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Meet the First Hijab-Wearing Model In Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

Meet the First Hijab-Wearing Model In Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

22-year-old Halima Aden made history with the Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated. The Somali American model was the first woman to wear a hijab and a burkini, a full-body swimsuit, in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition. Born in Kakuma, a refu...
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How Timex watches are made

How Timex watches are made

How Timex watches are made
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How The New York Times is made

How The New York Times is made

The New York Times is considered one of the most reputable publications in the world. To print the paper in a timely fashion and have it arrive on readers' doorsteps by the next morning, crews at the paper's printing plants work through the night....
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This legendary Creole restaurant in New Orleans was the inspiration for the Disney film 'Princess an

This legendary Creole restaurant in New Orleans was the inspiration for the Disney film 'Princess an

Dooky Chase has been serving the highest quality of Creole cuisine since 1941. While it's known for all of its creole menu items, it's most known for its gumbo and Shrimp Clemenceau.
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This mom is winning Halloween with her movie-inspired crocheted costumes

This mom is winning Halloween with her movie-inspired crocheted costumes

Mom-of-four Stephanie Pokorny uses her crocheting skills to make incredible Halloween costumes for her kids. So far, she has turned her kids into movie characters like Harry Potter, Slimer from "Ghostbusters," and Pennywise from Stephen King's "It."
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How ColourPop makes its $5 crème eyeliners

How ColourPop makes its $5 crème eyeliners

ColourPop is a millennial-targeted makeup brand known for its cruelty-free, low-priced makeup. They make everything from eyeliners to lipsticks and blushes. INSIDER's Fabiana Buontempo got a peek inside their California factory to learn how they m...
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How Billie Eilish harnesses the power of ASMR in her music

How Billie Eilish harnesses the power of ASMR in her music

Billie Eilish’s March 2019 debut album has cemented her place at the top of the pop charts. While the 17-year old singer-songwriter has amassed a huge following, one of the most enthusiastic sections of her fan base is YouTube’s ASMR community. An...
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David Chang's spiciest hot chicken is on a secret menu

David Chang's spiciest hot chicken is on a secret menu

David Chang's newest Fuku location in Los Angeles has an off-the-menu hot chicken challenge that comes with gloves and a carton of milk and is made with Caroline reapers and scorpion peppers.
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We tried four famous po'boy spots in New Orleans and here's who came out on top

We tried four famous po'boy spots in New Orleans and here's who came out on top

Where can you get the best po'boy in New Orleans? A po'boy is a traditional sandwich from Louisiana consisting of roast beef or fried seafood, always served on crispy, fluffy New Orleans French bread. Insider's Herrine Ro and Alana Yzola are explo...
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Hairstylist creates psychedelic animal print buzz cuts loved by J Balvin

Hairstylist creates psychedelic animal print buzz cuts loved by J Balvin

If you caught J Balvin's Coachella performance, then you saw the rainbow, leopard-print design that was hand-painted onto his head. Janine Cortez Ker is the artist behind the Lisa Frank-inspired hairstyle. She creates psychedelic animal print buzz...
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5 Halloween costumes you can do with just makeup

5 Halloween costumes you can do with just makeup

Choosing a Halloween costume can be tricky, especially if you leave it until the last minute. Here are five costumes you can create with makeup you already own. From a bloodsucking vampire to 3D spider eye-makeup, these looks can be tailored to yo...
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The best cheeseburger in LA sells out every weekend

The best cheeseburger in LA sells out every weekend

Goldburger started as a burger pop-up in a backyard, but it recently won LA Food and Wine’s best burger for 2019. They smash onions into a crispy patty and load it up on a soft white bun dripping with American cheese. It’s simple and absolutely de...
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4 spooky nail designs perfect for Halloween

4 spooky nail designs perfect for Halloween

Want to take your Halloween costume to the next level or just want to subtly spook up your everyday look? Insider has rounded up some of the most creative nail designs for the spooky season. From bloody nails to a witches' brew, here are four mani...
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How sex scenes are shot in movies and television

How sex scenes are shot in movies and television

It’s only recently that a specified role to coach actors for love scenes has become mainstream. Ita O’Brien worked on Netflix’s “Sex Education."
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A company in India makes leaves into biodegradable plates

A company in India makes leaves into biodegradable plates

Vistaraku, a company based in India, makes biodegradable plates and bowls from the leaves of the Palash tree.
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How the 36-foot-tall Coachella astronaut was made

How the 36-foot-tall Coachella astronaut was made

The most photographed installation at Coachella 2014 was the 36-foot-tall astronaut known as Escape Velocity. It was made by Poetic Kinetics.
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What wedding traditions look like in 7 countries around the world

What wedding traditions look like in 7 countries around the world

Cultures around the world have their own ideas on how to say “I do.” From tea ceremonies in China to smashing dishes in Germany, here are seven ways couples celebrate their big day.
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What's the best way to clean your makeup brushes?

What's the best way to clean your makeup brushes?

What's the best way to clean your makeup brushes?
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44 noodle dishes to try before you die

44 noodle dishes to try before you die

Noodles are made in a lot of different ways...there are hot and cold dishes, Italian and Asian interpretations, and several inventions. From noodles being pulled off of a bamboo slide, pasta stuffed with puréed artichokes, and matcha noodles serve...
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We tried a heatless curl kit on our natural hair

We tried a heatless curl kit on our natural hair

"Using heated tools to curl hair tends to do more harm than good, resulting in damage to the hair. Curlformers might be the solution. They're soft, heatless hair curlers that claim to be "perfect" for all hair types, including wigs and weaves — bu...
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What cheese looks like around the world

What cheese looks like around the world

Cheese from all around the world comes in different forms, textures, and colors, from white to blue. It’s eaten in many different ways, and some cheeses have legends or myths behind their invention Let’s take a look at what cheese looks like aroun...
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How Dutch Gouda is made at a 100-year-old family farm

How Dutch Gouda is made at a 100-year-old family farm

Every year, 650 million kilos of Gouda cheese are produced in the Netherlands. Most of it is produced industrially, using pasteurized milk, but there are 280 farmers across the country still making raw-milk boerenkaas, or farmer's cheese. And ther...
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