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How To Create a Timeless Classic Chic Bathroom

Whether you rent or own, just want a quick makeover or are in need of a full remodel, you're closer to a classic, sophisticated bathroom than you …

Interior Design

10 Literary Classics Every Business Leader Should Read | Inc.com

Biographies of inspirational figures, leadership how-to titles, and management case studies will all give you great insights on how to be a better entrepreneur and leader, but if that's all you read, you're really not getting a well-rounded diet of books.<p>Scientific research and much admired leaders …

Literature

Breaking Writing Rules Right: "Don't Use 'Was'"

A common piece of writing advice is to avoid using "was" or any "to-be" word in your writing. But most professionals use them in their writing--so …

Creative Writing

How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)?<p>To explain Musk’s success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set …

Artificial Intelligence
The Arts

The Best Sandwiches in All 50 States

A pastrami on rye sandwich at Katz's Deli in New York City.<p>A pastrami on rye sandwich at Katz's Deli in New York City.<p>As the story goes, John …

10 Easy Ways To Write A Powerful And Addictive Introduction

So, you’ve been writing and publishing articles on your blog for some time now with nothing to show for it.You’ve always tried to put your very best …

Writing

Why Essays are the Perfect Way to Improve Your Writing Skills

Whether you are applying for a school program or looking to get published online here are some of my best tips for using essays to improve your …

Creative Writing

Conquer Your Writing Insecurities With an Editing Tool

Even the best writers need a little help sometimes.<p>Writing is not easy. We so often hear from creative, innovative people that they find it …

Writing

Questioning the Cult of the Sketch

Do designers need sketching skills to be successful?<p><i>This article originally appeared on Coroflot, Core77's Design Job site. Visit their blog for more</i> …

Product Design

Old Silo Relocated to Become a Cozy and Modern Home

Living in a silo is unusual, if not a bit crazy by some people’s standards. For some, however, this can be the perfect home. Architect Christoph …

Architecture

Cantilevered modern stunner nods to LA’s hillside homes

Those views!<p>Drawing inspiration from modern homes high up in Hollywood Hills, famously photographed by midcentury lensman Julius Shulman, the newly completed Ventura House rules not over Los Angeles but the Mexican city of Monterey.<p>Confronted with a tricky, sloped site, Mexico City-based architect …

The original owners of a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed dream house are selling, furniture included

A rare, perfectly preserved, modernist home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is for sale in Minnesota. Listed by the original owners, retired radiologist Paul Olfelt and his wife, the 2,647-sq.-ft., three-bedroom house was among the last projects Wright completed before his death in 1959.<p>Most of the …

Architecture

20 best free fonts of 2017

We all love a free font. But with so many new free fonts continually being released, it’s easy to get a little lost.So in this post, we’ve brought …

Typography

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Graphic Design

10 years of hope and hard lessons on the Facebook Platform

One of the biggest tech concepts we take for granted today was essentially unheard of before Facebook launched its Platform 10 years ago. While there were “social networks,” the rest of the web didn’t care much about who you were or who you were friends with.<p>This is before we “logged in with …

Social Media

To Redeem One Person Is to Redeem the World: Pioneering Psychotherapist Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, the Loneliness of Mental Illness, and the Healing Power of Believing in a Person’s Inextinguishable Inner Light

How a visionary woman persisted in leading a quiet revolution in mental health.<p><i>“All good teachers know that inside a remote or angry person is a soul, way deep down, capable of a full human life,”</i> Anne Lamott wrote in her beautiful meditation on the life-giving power of great teachers. Those whom …

Audre Lorde on the Indivisibility of Identity and the Importance of Arts Education and Arts Funding

“The shortest statement of philosophy I have is my living, or the word ‘I.’”<p>In the fall of 1970, the Academy of American Poets received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to stage a series of lectures and readings in public parks and libraries. Elizabeth Kray, the Academy’s first …

How to Know Everything About Everything: Laura Riding’s Extraordinary 1930 Letters to an 8-Year-Old Girl About Being Oneself

“People who for some reason find it impossible to think about themselves, and so really be themselves, try to make up for not thinking with doing.”<p>In 1926, having just divorced her first husband at the age of twenty-five, the American poet, critic, essayist, and short story writer <b>Laura Riding</b> …

When a Friendship Is More Than Friendship: The Tender Letters of Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms

“I would gladly write to you only by means of music, but I have things to say to you to-day which music could not express.”<p>Half the beauty of life lies in its complexity — in those experiences whose depth and dimension cannot be sliced, flattened, and contained into neat categories. Nowhere is that …

Beautiful Brain: The Stunning Drawings of Neuroscience Founding Father Santiago Ramón y Cajal

“A graphic representation of the object observed guarantees the exactness of the observation itself.”<p>Oliver Sacks insisted that “ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing,” which he considered “a special, indispensable form” of talking to himself. Unusual creature though he was, the beloved …

John Steinbeck on the Loneliness of Success and His Surprising Source of Self-Salvation

“The loneliness and discouragement… I can’t talk to anyone much about them or even admit having them because I now possess the things that the great majority of people think are the death of loneliness and discouragement.”<p>As a writer, <b>John Steinbeck</b> (February 27, 1902–December 20, 1968) remains one …

Friend of Foe?: A Lovely Illustrated Fable About Making Sense of Otherness

A playful illustrated inquiry into whether mutual attentiveness is enough to dissolve enmity into friendship.<p><i>“The more you know about another person’s story, the less possible it is to see that person as your enemy,”</i> the wise and wonderful Parker Palmer wrote in his treatise on healing the heart of …

Beethoven’s Lifestyle Regimen and the Secret to His Superhuman Vitality

In praise of “vigorous ablutions with cold water, a scrupulous regard for personal cleanliness, and daily walks immediately after the midday meal.”<p>Our popular imagination tends to cast creative work as the product of the mind and the disembodied spirit. But any writer who has ever felt neuronally …

Essays

Simone de Beauvoir on the Artist’s Task to Liberate the Present from the Past

“The artist … must first will freedom within himself and universally; he must try to conquer it.”<p><i>“We made the world we’re living in and we have to make it over,”</i> James Baldwin wrote in considering freedom and how we imprison ourselves. <i>“We will not be free if we do not imagine freedom,”</i> Ursula K. Le …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Hermann Hesse on Little Joys, Breaking the Trance of Busyness, and the Most Important Habit for Living with Presence

“The high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.”<p><i>“Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy — to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work,”</i> …

Inside Oliver Sacks’s Creative Process: The Beloved Writer’s Never-Before-Seen Manuscripts, Brainstorm Sheets, and Notes on Writing, Creativity, and the Brain

Inside the “buzzing, blooming chaos” of a brilliant mind at work.<p><i>“The act of writing is an integral part of my mental life; ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing… a special, indispensable form of talking to myself,”</i> Oliver Sacks wrote as he reflected on storytelling and the curious …

Virginia Woolf on the Defiant Truthfulness of the Soul and Our Elemental Human Need for Communication

“Communication is health; communication is truth; communication is happiness. To share is our duty… if we are ignorant to say so; if we love our friends to let them know it.”<p><i>“Dismiss whatever insults your own soul,”</i> Walt Whitman counseled in his timeless advice on living a vibrant and rewarding …

Literature

How I Fell in Love with Marianne Moore: Or, Elizabeth Bishop on What Her Eccentric Mentor Taught Her About Writing

“I never left Cumberland Street without feeling happier: uplifted, even inspired, determined to be good, to work harder, not to worry about what other people thought.”<p>I fell in love with the poet <b>Marianne Moore</b> (November 15, 1887–February 5, 1972) in three pivotal palpitations.<p>The first was the …

Literature