Amitesh Tandon

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4 Steps To Designing Your Dream Career

Designer Ayse Birsel shares her principles for how people can manifest their ideal lives.<p>“Today, we’re going to put ourselves in our own shoes. And we’re going to be kind to ourselves,” Ayse Birsel urges a room full of busy execs, entrepreneurs, and professionals at the Fast Company Innovation …

Remembering Acharya Bach, the ‘last Asian composer’ of Western classical music

In many ways, the 18th century German composer shared techniques with Hindustani and Carnatic traditions.<p>Was Johann Sebastian Bach Western classical …

Kill Your Old Ideas So You Can Be More Creative

I spent ten years “writing” a TV show about Silicon Valley. I spent hundreds of hours talking about it, collecting ideas in a giant Evernote file, …

Mahler vs. Marimba (or the Night the Music Stopped)

In the summer before I turned 18, I received my first glimpse of a higher power. It was at a music festival, while playing second violin in a …

Flute

Gerd Leufert (1914-1988)

Gerd Leufert was born in 1914 in the coastal Lithuanian town of Memel. He attended the Akademie der Bildenden Künste (Academy of Fine Arts) in Munich …

Graphic Design

Top 25 Art Blogs to Jump Start Your Creativity

Working in a creative field and looking for a little inspiration? Or just love art and looking to see what's trending? In addition to My Modern Met, there are tons of websites that can help you get over the creative hump and keep you abreast of what's happening in the art world.<p>Whether you want to …

The 15 Most-Pinned Healthy Dinner Recipes on Pinterest

When I'm strapped for new and exciting recipes, Pinterest is the first place I look for inspiration (pinspiration?).<p>Pinterest is especially helpful …

Never Call Yourself a Writer, and Other Rules for Writing

By Shawna KenneyFirst thought, best thought; revise, revise, revise. Write first thing in the morning when the mind is alert; write at night and …

Creative Writing

This 1 Activity Could Make You More Creative Every Day for the Rest of the Year | Inc.com

As another winter comes to an end, you might be thinking about (or procrastinating) sprucing up your home. But you might not want to stop--or start--there. Science has shown that a round of spring cleaning in your office space could help you be more productive, creative, and motivated. Struggling …

Creativity

Be So Prolific, They Can’t Ignore You

Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. The world needs more creators, not consumers. We have come this far because a few bold …

The 10 Designers Every Guy Should Know

The 10 Designers Every Guy Should Know

Steven Osborne review – unflinching and ecstatic Beethoven

Wigmore Hall, London Osborne’s recital, in which Beethoven’s final piano sonatas were prefaced with Brahms intermezzos, was consistently thoughtful and sometimes shattering<p>Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas contain more than enough musical substance to make a satisfying programme just as as they …

Piano

The Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the questions I will …

The 11 Best Sci-Fi Novels From the 21st Century You Likely Missed

Great doesn't need to mean old.<p>People tend to look to decades past for examples of great science fiction—the works Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke. But the 21st century is living in its own golden age of sci-fi. Along with film and TV adaptations, novels like <i>Cloud Atlas</i>, <i>The Road</i>,</i> …

4 Common Creativity-Killers + How to Avoid Them

Learning to channel your creativity to produce awesome work is one of the most valuable skills you can develop (and use to stay inspired!) this year. Not only will your ultra-original style set you apart, whether working on quick projects or making your wildest DIY dreams come true, but it can help …

Sound worlds spinning from a single keyboard

Classical music can entertain, or it can uplift, and not everyone wants to engage with it on a deeper level. But for those who did, pianist Igor Levit offered a superb afternoon of music-<br>making at the UDC Theater of the Arts on Saturday.<p>Levit was scheduled to appear at the Washington Performing …

BBC Radio 3 - Through the Night, Krzysztof Penderecki

John Shea presents a concert from Warsaw celebrating the music of Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.<p>1:01 AM<br>Penderecki, Krzysztof (b.1933)<br>Flute Concerto<br>Łukasz Dlugosz (flute), Polish Sinfonia luventus Orchestra, Jésus López Cobos (conductor)<p>1:22 AM<br>Penderecki, Krzysztof (b.1933)<br>De Natura Sonoris …

These 5 Hormones Control Weight and Mood—Here's How an Expert Balances Them

When you hear the word "hormones," PMS, puberty, and menopause most likely come to mind. But these so-called "chemical messengers" do more than guide …

Getting out of Auto: Understanding Shutter Speed

What is Shutter Speed?<p>Compared to ISO and aperture, shutter speed is a relatively straightforward concept to understand. It's the period of time that …

Shutter Speed

Do These Things After Work Everyday And You Will Achieve Anything You Want In Life

The time before you go to bed is golden, as it exists every single day, and it’s usually completely yours to schedule. What do you want to do with …

9 Reasons You Should Eat Dark Chocolate Every Single Day

That nightly indulgence is actually good for you.<p>Those of us who love chocolate don’t really need an excuse to eat it every day ― having a bar stashed in the kitchen is reason enough. But if you’re one of those chocolate lovers who feels a little bad about your habit, we have great news for you: …

Dessert

There are more new science fiction and fantasy novels than you can handle this February

Stories of revenge and revolution<p>One of the things that I like about the winter months here in Vermont is the cold. It’s a bit of a stereotypical thing, I realize, but every time I end up going to my parents, I find myself sitting in a comfortable chair, inching closer and closer to their cast iron …

20 One-Pot Paleo Lunches You Can Bring to Work

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>When it comes to healthy lunches you can make at home …

Education for Death: The Making of Nazi–Walt Disney’s 1943 Propaganda Film Shows How Fascists Are Made

During World War II, Walt Disney entered into a contract with the US government to develop 32 animated shorts. Nearly bankrupted by <i>Fantasia</i> (1940), …

Walt Disney Company

How Do You Know That You Love Somebody? Philosopher Martha Nussbaum’s Incompleteness Theorem of the Heart’s Truth, from Plato to Proust

“The alternations between love and its denial, suffering and denial of suffering … constitute the most essential and ubiquitous structural feature of the human heart.”<p>“The state of enchantment is one of certainty,” W.H. Auden wrote in his commonplace book. “When enchanted, we neither believe nor …

Self-sufficiency

NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

Many of us spend most of our time indoors, so it’s important to cultivate a space that’s a healthy one. A simple—and beautiful—way to do this is through houseplants; they add some green to your home while being an effective way to purify the air.<p>NASA hardly seems like the organization that would …