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Tokyo Airport Terminal Is Designed Like a Running Track Ahead of the 2020 Olympics In a rush to catch that plane?

Tokyo's Narita International Airport has built a new terminal with walkways outfitted in the style of indoor running tracks—a fitting precursor to the 2020 Olympic Games, which the city is hosting (even if it's a bit premature, as the 2016 Games haven't even happened yet).

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April 21, 2015, 2:09 PM EDT

Google Joins the Hunt for the Loch Ness Monster With Underwater Street View Explore the murky depths in Google Maps

People have been looking for the Loch Ness Monster for centuries, but now Google has brought some high-tech dragon-hunting software to the search.

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April 21, 2015, 12:20 PM EDT

Check Out the Amazing Welcome Kit This Ogilvy Office Gives Each New Hire Project inspires other offices

It's a red box, but in some ways it's more like a red carpet.

Ogilvy Cape Town has been giving a remarkable welcome box to employees over the past year. And now, it's been shortlisted in the design competition for this year's One Show. Deservedly so, as it's probably the best agency employee welcome package we've seen.

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April 21, 2015, 11:18 AM EDT

South Dakota's Official Ad Campaign Asks: 'Why Die on Mars When You Can Live Here?' A wasteland not quite as barren

South Dakota sets the bar low with a new ad campaign that basically says, "Hey, at least we're not Mars."

Aimed at both tourists and potential long-term residents, the campaign—developed by Sioux Falls ad agency Lawrence & Schiller—reminds us that Mars is a barren wasteland with no water or oxygen, while South Dakota is, well, not that. Also, there are jobs. That is quite literally the tone they are using to sell people on life in South Dakota.

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April 21, 2015, 8:03 AM EDT

This Guy Decided to Turn His Boring Office Job Into an Exhilarating GoPro Ad Or at least a celebration of monotony

GoPro has spared no expense in traveling the world to create pulse-pounding footage that reminds us we're living hollow lives devoid of excitement. Now, an everyman office drone has decided to prove that corporate drudgery is just as exciting as being hugged by lions or eaten by a grizzly bear.

The resulting clip has rapidly become a hit on Reddit, where it has nearly 5,000 net upvotes in the video subreddit. There, the creator explains that he works at a real estate firm and "waited till it got quiet to film the printer/bathroom/kitchen stuff."

"My worst fear," he wrote, "was walking into the bathroom with a GoPro on my chest and seeing someone at the urinal, like WTF dude?"

April 20, 2015, 3:43 PM EDT

Men Face a Gut-Wrenching Choice of Their Own in This Parody of Dove's Doors Ad Looking inward, or at least downward

Men, if you saw a door marked "Big Dick" and a door marked "Average Dick," which would you walk through?

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April 20, 2015, 3:35 PM EDT

This Cool Tumblr Imagines If Ad Agencies Were Ice Cream Flavors Student project just in time for summer

If famous ad agencies were ice cream brands, what flavors would they be?

Aditya Hariharan and Joshua Namdar, a pair of students at the Miami Ad School in New York, took a swing at visualizing the answer with Agency Scoops, a Tumblr that features mockups of ice cream names and package designs for well-known agencies, themed around their more famous campaigns.

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April 20, 2015, 2:12 PM EDT

How Pepsi, HBO, Denny's and a Dozen Other Brands Are Celebrating 4/20 Our roundup of tweets worth inhaling

Brand tweets can seem unnecessary, even annoying, on many holidays. But 4/20? Seeing them get creative with cannabis references? Well, that's actually kind of fun. 

We've rounded up some of the better brand tweets so far.

Check them out below:  

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April 20, 2015, 1:11 PM EDT

3 New Businesses in Omaha Are Making People Cringe, but They're Doing Good Work Behind the mysterious storefronts

Three strange storefronts have popped up in Omaha recently that you wouldn't want to enter—but they're part of a PSA campaign telling residents that, unfortunately, sexually transmitted diseases are open for business in the city.

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April 20, 2015, 11:38 AM EDT

Milton Glaser Explains the Value of Design Beyond Just Selling Stuff Legendary creative on his philosophy and biggest hits

"By the time I was in kindergarten, I had been designated as class artist. Some of the older kids discovered that I could draw girls doing unspeakable things, and I could get a nickel apiece for those."

Thus began the illustrious career of design legend Milton Glaser, 85, who discusses his life and work in this insightful and charming video made by Poppy de Villeneuve for The New York Times.

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April 20, 2015, 10:04 AM EDT

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