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5 Calendar Apps Better Than the One on Your Phone

The calendar has to be one of the most-used apps on any smartphone—keeping track of appointments, birthdays, holidays, and more—but if you’ve stuck with the one Apple or Google gives you on your phone then you’re missing out. These are five of the best alternative calendar apps that give you something more. Read More >>

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Lidl Has a Boring Tools Advent Calendar for Dad or if the Kids Have Been Bad

Boring old men like us need not miss out on the extremely small thrill that is opening a cardboard window every morning to signal the slow coming of the festive reaper to scythe another year off our time remaining, with Lidl revealing it's to stock an advent calendar full of the components of a socket set to gradually build and complete. Read More >>

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Japan’s Emperor Is Stepping Down Soon, Which Could Cause Major Headaches for Computer Calendars

For most people, resigning from your job doesn’t necessitate the invention of any new computer characters, just a new Twitter bio. But as The Guardian reports, when Emperor Akihito, Japan’s current ruler, abdicates the Chrysanthemum Throne next year, that’s exactly what the country will need. Currently, there’s no computer character available to represent the next era on the Japanese calendar, which will honour current Crown Prince Naruhito, and it’ll be a tricky feat of scheduling to create one in time. Read More >>

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Why No Century Will Ever Start on a Sunday, Wednesday or Friday

The Gregorian calendar is full of wonderful mathematical quirks, and here's one of them: under its regime, a century will never start on a Sunday. Or a Wednesday or Friday, for that matter. Read More >>

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There’s Not a Single Drop of Ink on This Subtle Embossed Calendar

When your to-do list is a mile long and your schedule is booked solid, you've got enough on your mind to deal with—the last thing you need is a calendar covered in kittens to distract you. So South Korea's O-Check Design Graphics created this incredibly clean monthly planner that doesn't even have any calendar lines printed on it. Instead, they're all embossed so they're as subtle as possible. Read More >>

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This Topographic Calendar Turns Your To-Do List Into an Actual Mountain

If you're finding yourself overwhelmed with all the work on your plate, it's probably a bad idea to keep track of it all on this lovely calendar Land Rover had made. Using the topography elevation lines you'd find on a 2D map as inspiration, this calendar ends up looking like a genuine miniature mountain on your desk, with every day of the year represented as a new tear-away layer. Read More >>

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This Giant Lego Calendar Syncs Automatically With Your Smartphone

Even though your schedule is constantly at your fingertips via smartphone, everyone gets a little off track every once in a while. So the creative studio Vitamins dreamt up a solution that bridges real-life and online schedules: A giant Lego calendar that syncs up with smartphones. Read More >>

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Archaeologists Discover World’s Oldest Calendar in Scotland

The discovery of a nearly 10,000-year-old lunar calendar in Scotland has archaeologists scrambling to rethink the beginnings of history. The implications are huge; it turns out that the men of the Stone Age weren't as primitive as we'd previously thought. Read More >>

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Drinking Away the Day Is Acceptable With a Calendar Made of Tea

What has your calendar done for you lately? Just reminding you of the day isn't going to cut it any more—that's why god gave us smartphones. So if traditional calendars want any hope of staying relevant, it's time to start pulling double-duty. Which is exactly why we love this ingenious—if perhaps mildly unsanitary—drinkable tea calendar from Hälssen & Lyon. Read More >>

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An Iron and Steel Mill Company Decided to Make a Calendar Filled with Naked Girls and Melted Metal

For some reason, a Belarusian iron and steel mill made a calendar using its naked women workers. That's sort of normal, I guess. But the iron and steel mill wanted to make sure anyone who saw this calendar knew it was theirs by superimposing images of melting metal, wire looms, burning steel, cables, fences and anything else you would never associate with a beautiful woman on their naked skin. It's hilariously weird. Read More >>

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How Important Each Day of the Year Is, Visualised

Holidays. Paydays. Your birthday. They're all important in their own special ways. But which day of the year is the most important? This handy calendar visualization from xkcd reveals all. Read More >>

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Turn Your Instagram Stream Into a Calendar and Relive a Year’s Worth Of Meals

Remember that amazing lemon shrimp scampi pasta you had eight months ago? No? Well if you're like most people and use Instagram to document your daily dining, you can order a 365 day calendar from Prinstagram and relive every meal you had over the past year. Read More >>

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Calendars

The end of the year seems like as appropriate a time as any to take a deep dive into how and why our calendar got to be the way it is. And while you may have some of these facts scrambling around in the dusty recesses of your brain somewhere, I promise you've never seen them so lithely illustrated. Read More >>