Brad Bovenkerk

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Announcing The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest Winner

Nearly 5,000 entries from all 50 states and we had to pick just one! The competition rose to a new level this year, and the decision was harder than ever. Our judges looked at a vast array of music from every genre — and lots of music that couldn't be categorized. The creative community these days …

Guitar Playing

Amazing Timelapse Featuring 130 Years of National Geographic Magazine Covers in Under Two Minutes

National Geographic released the first copy of their iconic magazine in 1888. To kick off their 130th birthday celebrations in 2018, they created an …

Time-lapse Photography

Kernit Is the Jim Henson-Inspired Typeface Muppet Fans Deserve

Why are there so many songs about rainbows, but so few typefaces that evoke the iconic pupils of Kermit the Frog? Thankfully for Muppet fans, we now …

The Muppets

47 Ways to Add Literary Charm to Your Wedding

Bookworm brides, you'll want to see this! We're not ashamed to admit we have a nerdy side, and we think book- and library-inspired details would make any engagement party, bridal shower, or wedding that much more of a page-turner. So if you're a bookworm like us, dive into these ideas for adding …

Weddings

18 Highly Successful People on the One Song That Gets Them Hyped

From Kendrick to Coltrane.<p>There’s something oddly intoxicating about a good pump up jam.<p>All those Prince hits, those Hall and Oates tunes, those …

Success

7 Surprising Signs You Actually Have High-Functioning ADHD

When most people thinking of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), they may picture someone who is fidgety or someone who gets easily …

Autism

Feeling Overwhelmed? Here's a Good System for Getting Things Done

I recently saw an Instagram post by craftsperson @anneofalltrades. In the post Anne expressed her worries about things not getting done, and ongoing …

Time Management

If You Are Grading, You May Not Be Teaching

Throughout my career of about two decades as a high school English teacher and then approaching another two decades in higher education (as a teacher …

Teaching

A Tour Inside the Millennium Falcon Reveals Horrible Interior Design

They should've consulted a human factors person<p>In the new <i>Star Wars</i> promo released this week and featuring Donald Glover, we got a much better look at …

Donald Glover

$5 a year for Photoshop? Yes, as Adobe slashes education pricing

Adobe's full suite of software, which also includes Illustrator and Premiere Pro, plunges from its previous price of $240 a year for kids in K-12.<p>You may think of Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects as expensive professional tools for photographers and video editors, but Adobe Systems wants …

Adobe

Designer Spends a Year Creating Logos That Subtly Reveal the Meaning of Words

Art director Daniel Carlmatz looks at language as more than just words on a page. For one year (November 2016 to November 2017), the Swedish creative challenged himself to visual wordplay by turning otherwise ordinary terms into playful logos. He did so by manipulating letterforms and incorporating …

Graphic Design

13 things to tweak when setting up a Windows 10 laptop

Got a new laptop? Start out by checking or changing these settings.<p>Get your new laptop set up just the way you want it. Here's a baker's dozen of settings to check or change. And when you are done here, be sure to check out the best new features of Windows 10 April 2018 Update, its hidden gems and …

Apps

A Landslide of Classic Art Is About to Enter the Public Domain

For the first time in two decades, a huge number of books, films, and other works will escape U.S. copyright law.<p><i>The Great American Novel</i> enters the public domain on January 1, 2019—quite literally. Not the concept, but the book by William Carlos Williams. It will be joined by hundreds of thousands …

Winston Churchill

Most People Don't Know What Lowercase "G" Looks Like And We're Not Even Kidding

This is so weird.<p>Unless you're super into typography or have a hand-lettering hobby, you will likely struggle to tell which of the above shapes of …

How to Easily Create a Photo Mosaic Overlay Using Lightroom and Photoshop

Photo mosaic overlays are a very cool effect that can be a great way to tie a set of images together around a main photo. Traditionally, they're …

This Simple Strategy Will Make You a Faster, More Effective Learner

A little structure goes a long way in making the mind more effective.<p><i>What is the best approach for learning new things? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of</b> …

There's Actually No Such Thing as Different 'Learning Styles', According to Science

No Sharon, you're not a "visual learner".<p>When I was at school, a fair amount of time was put into determining our "learning styles." Teachers told us …

How to Find New Music You'll Actually Like

Some people can dig up great music like magic, or have friends inside the industry who keep them updated. Some people are contented with their weekly …

How plotting will make you a better writer

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been too keen on plotting. I was always concerned that it would take out the spontaneity of writing, something I truly …

This Kurt Vonnegut Quote Completely Changed The Way I Approach The Idea Of "Happiness"

You can't touch it, but you can certainly feel it. You can't buy it, but you can create it. You can't see it, but you can easily perceive it. I'm …

Managing Group Creativity: Six Principles That Guided The Team Behind Microsoft Teams

“Form ever follows function.” The architect Louis Sullivan wrote this phrase in 1898 to celebrate a new approach to construction that took its inspiration from nature—that the quality of an object should emerge, organically, from its purpose. In the first years of the 20th century, Sullivan’s maxim …

Microsoft Teams

The Best Jeans for Men Under $100 | GQ

Your next go-to jeans won’t be hard to track down, nor will they break the bank. GQ's Best Stuff presents eight incredibly rad, impossibly cheap pairs, most of which you can pick up at your local mall.<p>For a few years there, trying to buy denim felt a lot like getting into fancy wines. Point of …

Marvel at the most beautiful libraries in Chicago

While the days of holing up in college reading rooms all night may be no more, we’re still suckers for a beautiful library. Because Chicago is home …

Rare photographs that changed lives

<b>Twenty-four photographs from the Lewis Hine archive have been auctioned in New York. The rare prints were from the collection of the late New York photographer Isador Sy Seidman.</b><p>American sociologist Hine was one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th Century. Because the notion …

Historical Photography

A teacher set up a dictatorship to teach her students about 1984. The kids fought back.

And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects.<p>Welcome to the weekly Vox book link roundup, a curated collection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of February 18, 2018.<p>Mariana Lin, the woman who …

Are 30-Second Sprints The Best Way To Get Fit Fast?

If you want to get fit faster, adding high-intensity efforts, such as 30-seconds sprint training, will give you impressive results. For anyone who …

WATCH: This Super Cheap Hack Will Make Your Bed Sheets Feel Like a Million Bucks

The only thing we love more than a good hack is a low-cost hack, and the brilliant minds behind TruTV's <i>Hack My Life</i> series just served up a serious …

Australian Artist Associates Medicine With Popular Characters By Drawing Them On Packaging

Ben Frost is an Australian artist, best known for his colorful Pop Art, mash-up paintings, inspired by graffiti, collage, photo-realism, and …

I Create Crazy Photo Manipulations With My Three Daughters And Son, And Here’s What We Made So Far

My name is John Wilhelm. I was born 1970 in Winterthur Switzerland where I still live together with my wife and my four kids (3 girls and 1 …

Feminist Accuses English Language Of Being Sexist, Gets Brilliantly Schooled By Linguist

It started off with a premise that, to be fair, deserves discussion and scrutiny. A Tumblr user, who refers to herself as ‘Feminist Chewbacca’ wanted …