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The Best Way to Inspire Creativity in Others Isn't What You Might Think

While everyone appreciates a pat on the back, that's not the most powerful way to promote highly creative thinking.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you think an awards dinner or a plaque is the best way to recognize your creative employees, well, maybe you’re trying …

Imagine How You'll Feel on January 18 (if You Start a 100-Day Goal on October 10) | Inc.com

Recently, I wrote about how 100 days is the perfect amount of time to achieve a key life goal. It's enough time to accomplish something big--but short enough to be able to see the finish line from the start, and to discourage procrastination.<p>I've done these kinds of 100-day challenges a few times: …

Motivation

6 Visual Storytelling Trends That Will Forever Change The Way You Do Digital Marketing

Storytelling has been a buzzword in the marketing world since the origin of advertising.<p>From John Deere’s first edition of “The Furrow” published in …

Found Photographs Embroidered With Colorful Thread by Julie Cockburn | Colossal

<p>London-based artist Julie Cockburn transforms vintage photographs by embroidering across their surfaces, adding bright pops of thread to portraits …

Le Corbusier’s Color Theories, Explained

The Swiss architect was a stickler for color, as a rare wallpaper book now up for auction shows.<p>Henry Ford was famous for saying a customer could have any color of car she or he wanted, so long as it’s black–a nod to how the industrialist viewed color, all function no fun. Black paint dried the …

Google Home: The Brilliant Amazon Echo Killer We All Want (and It's Cheaper)

The new speaker taps into the Google ecosystem for music, the connected home, and even translation.<p>I live, breathe, and sleep in a Google world.<p>Ironically, I often do this from an iPhone and an iPad Pro in my daily routine. My laptop of choice is typically a Chromebook Pixel (because I hate the …

Beautiful Illustrations by Sarah Gonzales

Sarah Gonzales is an illustrator who's currently a Visual Design Communication student majoring at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Exploring …

‘Our best ever family decision: quitting school and jobs, and taking to the road’

The Meek family swapped mortgage, work and school for a year of adventures around the UK – their home: a caravan, their classroom: the great outdoors<p>It was a normal evening in February 2014 when I experienced what felt like a seismic event. It didn’t shake anyone else’s world, but it certainly …

Lake District

Cinemas must 'drastically improve' or lose audiences, says Christopher Nolan

Interstellar director tells festival audience about the importance of using real film, as opposed to digital technology<p>Cinema chains need to drastically improve the experience they offer to customers or the next generation of moviegoers will stop going, the film director Christopher Nolan has …

Visual Art

New Models of Suspended Tents Offer More Versatility for Sleeping Among Trees

Tentsile has the adventurous camper in mind with their innovative suspended tent systems. We first featured the company last year, marveling over how you could safely sleep in the trees with their sturdy, waterproof products. Since then, they've unveiled a few new models that allow for even more …

Camping

Dreamy Animal Illustrations Come to Life through an Energetic Brushstroke Style

Illustrator Amy Hamilton employs both digital and traditional tools to create dreamy designs that take inspiration from nature. In order to create …

Want To Be More Creative? Your Personality May Hold The Key

Are you focused or does your mind wander? Increase your creativity by using a cognitive approach that best suits your personality.<p>Creative insight tends to strike one of two ways: either we labor over our work for hours and eventually find an innovative solution, or we’re driving in a car or lying …

Food Styling That Inspires Creativity

As food designers, we are often confused with food stylists. Understandably, we both use food as our medium to create. But for us, our end goal is to …

Check Out Leo Tolstoy's Strict 'Rules of Life' for Love and Work

You should only go to a brothel twice a month, according to the legendary writer.<p>Quite literally an epic novelist, Leo Tolstoy was known as much for his legendary, sprawling tomes (<i>Anna Karenina</i>, <i>War and Peace</i>) as he was for his ever stringent perfectionism. "I must get used to the idea, once and …

Literature

Historic photographs transformed into surreal animated GIFs by Nicolas Monterrat

The GIF works of Nicolas Monterrat, who uses vintage photographs as a base for his unsettling, trippy, subtle little animations.<p>[thisiscollosal via …

GIF Animations

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Reddit

The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

Walk into a row of greenhouses in rural Britain, and a late English-winter day transforms to a swampy, humid tropical afternoon. You could be in Latin America or sub-Saharan Africa, which is exactly how cocoa plants like it.<p>"It's all right this time of year. It gets a bit hot later on in the …

Agriculture

How Humans Are Still Evolving To Avoid Extinction

As humans accelerate our impact on the earth and on ourselves, will 50,000 years of self-evolution both destroy and save us?<p>Humans may be approaching …

Evolution

Powerful Photos Show Harsh Changes in the Environment Caused by Pollution

Development and an emergent powerhouse economy can have their own disadvantages anywhere. China is certainly no exception, and with its unrestricted …

Pollution