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How to access a million stunning, copyright-free antique illustrations released by the British Library

What would you do with a million free images?<p>In keeping with its ambition to become the world’s most open institution of its kind, the British Library has released over a million public domain illustrations and other images to the public through Flickr for anyone to reuse, remix or repurpose. So …

Art

How A Wrinkle in Time Changed Sci-Fi Forever

<b>Madeleine L'Engle sat in front</b> of her typewriter in the Tower, her private workspace in her family’s isolated, 200-year-old Connecticut farmhouse. It …

Study: The kinds of friendships you have in your 20s and 30s predicts your well-being later in life

A new study shows that when it comes to friendship, it’s quantity over quality that matters in your 20s—and vice versa in your 30s.<p>That pattern turns out to be a predictor of psychological well-being later in life, and it happens to be one that comes relatively naturally to many of us.<p>“Earlier on …

Psychology

These 13 daily habits will seriously improve your life — and they each only take 5 minutes

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person. The best part is, each one only takes about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our …

Self-esteem

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

A sleepover in Luke Skywalker's Tatooine home in Tunisia and visiting Darth Vader at Washington National Cathedral: The ultimate places to visit for any Star Wars fan

• <b>One of the most famous filming locations is Hotel Sidi Driss in Matmata</b> <b></b>• <b><br>Villa del Balbianello in Lake Como was where Anakin wooed Padmé</b>• <b><br>TCL Chinese</b> …

10 Things You Need to Tell Yourself To Be Highly Successful

Do you want to be highly successful? An important part of success is your mindset—change the way you think and you too can become extremely …

Best Adobe Photoshop Alternatives For Windows And Mac [List]

This may or may not come as a surprise but Adobe’s extremely popular Photoshop package is <i>not</i> the only image editor available in the market today. …

How to create realistic hair in 4 simple steps

The most important thing when approaching hair is to think about the general appearance, which should suit the character's face. I always sketch …

Hair

What People Around the World Dream About

An atlas of the subconscious, from Tijuana to Reykjavik<p>The first thing I learned is: Everybody flies.<p>Consider the surly taxi driver I met in Ukraine who, when asked what he dreamed of at night, responded, “I jump and then I fly—higher than the trees, higher than the trolley wires.”<p>“I think when I …

Consciousness

Eight ways to radically increase your productivity

Beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. If things have been in a slump for you, make some changes. Lasting success comes from making pointed shifts in your behavior on a daily basis. Success is rarely the result of the major decisions you have to make due to the long and …

Book Cover Drawings by Tamypu

Diverse book cover drawings by Vietnamese artist and illustrator Tamypu.<p>Tamypu is the name of an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Ho Chi …

7 Mental Shifts To Get Yourself Out Of A Rut

It happens to all of us — sometimes, we just fall into a rut and life feels flat, or worse, painful. We start to wonder why things feel like they're …

Free Alternatives to Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe products are synonymous with the design and illustration world. They can, however, be expensive for designers, whether professional or not. …

Photoshop

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

Warning: Try This and You May Never Go to Bed Angry Again

"What are three things you appreciate about me?" my partner cheekily whispered to me.<p>"Why you little...!"<p>I couldn't believe it.<p>My partner and I had been engaged in a rare but nevertheless very heated argument that evening, which we hadn't managed to resolve prior to retiring to bed.<p>Now I was lying …

Positive Thinking

Simon Stålenhag’s Retro Sci-Fi Images of a Dystopian Swedish Countryside Published In Two New Books | Colossal

<p>Across the backdrop of an expansive retro-Scandinavian landscape, Swedish illustrator Simon Stålenhag has spent the last few years imagining a world …

Science Fiction

How Indian shastra is a type of science

OPEN TO OPINION<p>An ancient body of knowledge does not need the crutches of science to be valuable.<p>LIFE<p>| Commonsense Karma | 5-minute read | …

18 illustrators to follow on Instagram

It's not just photographers on Instagram who post interesting and intriguing images – the social network is bursting with creative talent from across …

11 Pet Peeves Recruiters Wish They Could Share with Job Candidates | LinkedIn Talent Blog

Seeing resume after resume and performing interview after interview means recruiters get to know a lot of people and their job-seeking habits. And …

Comic artists draw sick kids as superheroes to benefit children's hospital

Polygon is excited to unveil, for the first time online, five completely new superheroes making their debut this weekend at Chicago's biggest comic book convention. Their creators are among the city's bravest citizens, and they all happen to be between the ages of 5 and 15.<p>Chicago Loot Drop is a …