Col Mitchell

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Randomly Useful Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

<b>By Joe McGauley</b><p>When you use it primarily to snap selfies and crush candy all day, it's easy to forget just how powerful the iPhone in your pocket …

How to transform a pencil sketch in Photoshop

Colourising a scanned hand-drawn pencil sketch to get rid of the black lines can save an artist lots of work and aggravation. Dark, black lines are …

See Before-and-After Photos of the Changing Environment

Side-by-side comparisons reveal just how much glaciers, lakes, and snowpacks have been altered by nature and humans.<p>From the ice sheets of Greenland to the deserts of Arizona, many of the world’s landscapes have been dramatically transformed as their climate grows warmer and drier. At the same …

Global Warming

11 Smart Things Pro Organizers Do Every Morning

These handy habits will turn you into someone who never forgets her keys on the kitchen table.<p>Professional organizers — though they swear they're not perfect! — tend to be the type of people who just have it together (it's kinda their job, after all). So we wondered what smart tricks they used for …

Productivity

20 Signs You’ve Evolved as a Person

There are striking differences between evolved and conscious people and non-evolved, non-conscious people.<p>Becoming evolved is a process that begins …

This simple exercise can help you achieve your goals in 2016

I failed. Miserably. In the past 12 months, I've been berated by more than one close friend for failing to return phone calls, forgetting birthdays, and flaking on dinner plans.<p>Where did I go wrong? And why do more than eight in 10 well-intentioned people fail to achieve their New Year's …

The Best DIY Urbanism of 2015

This year saw more than its fair share of inspiring projects.<p>The tactical urbanism movement has come a long way since the parklets and painted crosswalks of years past. These days, it’s hard <i>not</i> to come across a new self-starter project designed to remedy a neighborhood or even a citywide issue. …

Apple’s ‘Start Something New’ campaign will help you get your creativity on

Apple won’t tell you it makes the world’s best computing products. That’s because rhetoric doesn’t have the same power as <i>seeing is believing.</i><p>Apple is showcasing the work of some of the more creative users of iMacs, iPads and iPhones in an advertising campaign called “Start Something New.”<p>Launched …

6 Ways to Reuse Or Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Don't throw away the tree once the Christmas season is over. Put it to good use.<p>Dry needles make a mess and are a fire hazard, so it's smart to remove your real Christmas tree as soon as you take down your decorations. But instead of dumping it in the garbage, here are six ways to reuse or recycle …

Christmas Trees

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George Clooney

Twinkling kinetic installation inspired by fireflies reacts to the movement of visitors

What is better than fireflies in the night? An art installation that resembles them, of course. Studio Toer from the Netherlands a dazzling new …

Art

The Hidden Gap Between Asian Culture and Luxury Sales

As consumers become more knowledgeable about what other consumers are experiencing, the demands for excellent customer service increase. The vast majority of consumers say they will walk out of a store if they receive inadequate assistance from employees. Nowhere is this more impactful than in the …

8 Tech Breakthroughs of 2015 That Could Help Power the World

Dozens of clean-energy ideas and innovations emerged this year that could transform how we live. Are you ready?<p>A car that drives itself. A watch that remotely turns lights on or off. A home that produces power for neighbors during a blackout.<p>These three don’t belong to a Jetsons-like future. …

Clean Energy

A Fascinating Look At The Toy Paintings Of Ancient Japan

Kyosen Kawasaki (1877-1942) was a Japanese watercolour painter who was prolific during the Meiji and Showa periods. He specialized in painting …

Specialty Painting Technique: How to Paint a Cloud Ceiling

Today's video comes from Mark Chamberlain (our own specialty painter).<p><b>• The Star:</b> Mark Chamberlain is an artist, painter and decorative painter …

Automatically organize your pictures with Forevery Photo

When it comes to organizing your photos, it can be time consuming to add them to various albums, include tags, and even relate them to people in the …

Most Popular Urban Legends of 2015

<b>Facebook Privacy Notice</b><br>1) FALSE: Posting a legal notice on your Facebook wall will protect your copyright and privacy rights.<p><b>Mark Zuckerberg Giveaway</b> …

21 Hacks To Help You Organize Your Art Studio In 2016

The time has come...<p>There's never a better time to organize your studio than the week after New Year's Day.<p>The gifts have been opened, vacations have ended and resolutions have been set. Your creative space has either recently been neglected in favor of holiday revelry or filled to the brim with …

15 of the Most Stylish Rooms We Loved in 2015

We greatly admire all of the homes we featured inthis year — but readers' favorites stood out among the pack.<p>We greatly admire all of the homes we featured inthis year — but readers' favorites stood out among the pack.

Interior Design

There's a Wrong Way to Daydream—Here's How to Do It Right

Although we don't usually look at it that way, daydreaming is an invaluable tool for "finding out" what we think and feel. Daydreamers are often …

The 10 strangest animal discoveries of 2015 will totally weird you out

Every year, scientists wade into jungles, deserts and museum collections to examine animals and, if they're lucky, discover a new species.<p>For …

Zoology