Brent Randall

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30 Life-Changing Lessons Adventure Has Taught Me.

After dedicating my life to adventure, I have learned some valuable and hard lessons along the way. Here are my top 30:<p><b>1. When you are done with an</b> …

The Years In Retrospect: How Photoshop Has Shaped The World Of Graphic Design

The art of photography has improved itself a lot over the years. Today, as we are well-seated into the 21st century, anyone who knows how to turn on a computer can learn to manipulate images with little or no effort. Thanks to tools like Photoshop CC for graphics and iMovie for videos, graphic …

Fairy Tales 2017 4th Annual Architecture Storytelling Competition

It’s that time of year again – the Blank Space Fairy Tales competition is now open for submission. The past three years have yielded some really …

An Easy Guide to Writing the Great American Novel

<i>Hello, publishers.</i><p><i>I guess we are still trying to write the Great American Novel, for some reason. We already have “Moby-Dick,” and if that’s not your thing, we have “The Great Gatsby,” and if that’s not your thing, we have “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” and if that’s not your thing, we have</i> …

Literature

20 skills that are hard for bosses to master, but can pay off forever

You can have all the talent in the world, but you're not going to rise into a management position if you don't have certain abilities.<p>These leadership skills transcend any one company or industry. They're also tricky to master.<p>A handful of these traits might come naturally to you, but it's likely …

The 12 best apps for drawing: Sketch, paint & design on your iPad using these apps for artists

Our pick of the best apps for artists, including Procreate, Sketchbook Pro, Pixelmator & more.

Apps

Dave Eggers’ guide to a life of creativity, on your own terms

Dave Eggers’ productivity never seems to pause. Apart from being the head of a publishing house, three educational charities and the most influential …

Here’s How Sweden is Recycling 99% of its Waste

<i>Starting Sunday, August 28, the global water community – decision makers from government, civil society and business - will meet in Stockholm for the</i> …

12 Fascinating TED Talks for Word Nerds

This playlist of TED talks explores theories and insights about language, words, and linguistics.<p>So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all.<p>If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic. …

A man in London found this inspirational poem in a bar, written by a Brooklyn student.

The poem you are about to read is written by a Brooklyn high school student named Chanie Gorkin. She wrote it as part of a school assignment but …

Jungho Lee - Book-Related Illustrations

Surreal book-related illustrations by Jungho Lee.<p>Jungho Lee is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Seoul, Korea. Since 2007, he has …

The True Secret To Staying Young

To remain engaged and excited by reading, writing, and by life itself, says a seasoned novelist, we must constantly seek to discover the new, to …

Albert Einstein

A New Instagram Trend Has Artists Copying Your Favourite Cartoon Styles

The #StyleChallenge has seen artists from different backgrounds paying homage to cartoons.

A man famous in China for his superhuman memory beat an AI in a facial recognition contest

At a competition in China to see who is better at recognizing faces, man or machine, Wang Yuheng, representing the humans, emerged victorious.<p>Wang is famous in China for his photographic memory. He successfully identified a specific glass of water out of 520 seemingly identical ones in a Chinese …

Artificial Intelligence

Why We Write

What is it about words that so moves those of us who are writers? We take the most common of media—language—and can’t resist caressing it, playing …

Creative Writing

Video essay shares Christopher Nolan’s techniques for telling stories

Christopher Nolan may make blockbuster films for large audiences, but he seemingly does so on his own terms with his own storytelling idiosyncrasies. …

7 Ways to Make Yourself a Better Editor

This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Instead of relying on an editor to neaten up your writing, you can learn to be your own editor. If you have no experience editing, the best place to learn is with your own writing. Once you have an initial draft, use these …

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 28 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 30 of them.<p><i>Alison Griswold and Vivian Giang contributed to</i> …

There are just SIX plots in every film, book and TV show ever made

There are just SIX plots in every film, book and TV show ever made: Researchers reveal the 'building blocks' of storytelling<p><b>Prior to this study it</b> …

William Shakespeare

8 confounding word combinations

Look-alike and sound-alike words continue to bewilder many — even those who write for a living.<p>I recently had trouble explaining the difference …

Public Relations

Part 2

Welcome back to the series that dissects the confusing terminology used by professional designers.<p>Ever emerged from a design meeting feeling more …

6 Story Arcs Define Western Literature, Data-Mining Study Reveals

Almost the entirety of Western literature can be fit neatly into just six story arcs, according to a new data-mining study. From the panoply of …

Books

e.e. cummings: perhaps the only poet you need to read

Photo: World-Telegram/Walter Albertin/Wikimedia Commons<p>My first encounter with the writings of e.e. cummings, certainly one of the 20th century’s …

Literature

Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York

An artificial-intelligence lawyer chatbot has successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets across London and New York for free, showing that chatbots can actually be useful.<p>Dubbed as “the world’s first robot lawyer” by its 19-year-old creator, London-born second-year Stanford University student …

Chatbots

5 Reasons Why There Are No Bad Teams, Just Bad Leaders | Inc.com

This is a common theme in the military and a philosophy embraced by good leaders. It embodies the reality that if leaders have built a great team and are providing sound leadership, there is no reason the team can't succeed and win.<p>In their New York Times best-selling book, <i>Extreme Ownership</i>, former …

Leadership

Nintendo Outlines a Fresh Approach to Storytelling in The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

Ifs, buts, and maybes...

Nintendo

16 Interesting Signs You're A Highly Creative Person (And You May Not Know It Yet)

Creativity knows no bounds. But we as humans are finite, so where does that leave us with creativity?<p>Truth be told, having the gift to create is not …

Creativity

'Irrelevant and obsolete'? Schools moving away from teaching cursive writing

Cursive writing is no longer a mandatory part of Ontario’s education curriculum.<p>It’s now something that can be taught at teachers’ discretion – and …

Southwestern Ontario