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What creative people understand about the importance of being alone

In the digital age, it’s easier than ever to avoid spending time alone with our thoughts. If we don’t have family, friends or colleagues nearby, we can just whip out our smartphones or fire up Netflix. In fact, we so dislike solitude that we would rather <i>administer electric shocks to ourselves</i> than …

Creativity

Being bilingual rewires the fundamental structure of your brain

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>It’s well known that being bilingual has cognitive benefits: switching between two languages has been compared to mental gymnastics. But now, research suggests that mastering two languages can fundamentally alter the structure of your brain, rewiring it to work …

Language Learning

5 Useless Inventions from Austria’s Nonseum

There’s no such thing as a bad idea at the Nonseum, a museum in the 950-person Austrian town of Herrnbaumgarten. Opened by a local couple in 1984, …

Typography Mania | Abduzeedo

articles on<p>Typography Mania<p>Typography Mania #323<p>Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around once a week with the best of Typography …

Casual Strains Cannabis Strain T-Shirts

Casual Strain's line of T-shirts aren't made of hemp and they don't contain built-in smoking apparatuses. And thanks be to God Bob, Willie, Woody, …

Daily Inspiration #2070

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

23 Western Cafes In Hong Kong You Must Visit At Least Once In Your Life

Hong Kong is Singaporeans’ favourite playground. And the financial city is home to many from all over the world. Bustling and ever lively, Hong Kong …

Hong Kong

10 Things Productive People Do Before Bed

The most productive people all have certain habits in their daily routines that contribute to their success. They understand that their success …

Motivation

10 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Post Modern Skateboard has no board, just two wheels

Two unconnected wheels along with a good sense of balance power a new take on the old skateboard.<p>When a product shows up on the pages of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog, you know it's bound to be entertaining. The Post Modern Skateboard certainly fits that description. You might notice the almost …

Vintage NASA photos full of space firsts (pictures)

First self-portrait in space<p>First US spacewalk during Gemini 4<p>First view of Earth from the moon<p>First photograph of Mars<p>First photo in space taken by a human<p>First for curvature of the Earth<p>First photo taken from space<p>First spacecraft docking in orbit<p>Color image of the Earth from space<p>Man on another …

Space Science

Suit Up With These 3 Pieces of Bulletproof Clothing

Just try to keep them in one piece this time, 007<p>If you're a businessperson traveling to dangerous regions--or you are, perhaps, a tuxedo-wearing superspy--you probably want to stay safe <i>and</i> stylish at the same time. That's a tall order, but it's one that can be met with a few pieces of bulletproof …