Damir Omeragić

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Can Jonathan Safran Foer Make a Comeback?

Once the book world’s precocious new talent, Jonathan Safran Foer attempts to show the world he has grown up with his first novel in a decade.<p>Ninja Sushi is not where you would expect to find Jonathan Safran Foer—or his children. Foer is, after all, a very public vegetarian whose last original book …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

The Secret History Of Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock knock.<p>Who's there?<p>Joe King.<p>Joe King who?<p>Joking like this used to be considered a sickness by some people.<p>The knock-knock joke has been a staple of American humor since the early 20th century. With its repetitive set-up and wordplay punchline, the form has been invoked — and understood — by …

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

26-Year-Old Frida Kahlo’s Compassionate Letter to 46-Year-Old Georgia O’Keeffe

“I would like to tell you every thing that happened to me since the last time we saw each other, but most of them are sad and you mustn’t know sad things now.”<p>There is something uncommonly heartening about bearing witness to the virtuous cycle of support and mutual appreciation between two creative …

Kindle Publishing: Is It for You?

After the release of Story Power, I’ve had lots of questions about Kindle publishing. Writers want to know whether they could/ should become …

Writing

Inside Afghanistan's Bagram Airfield

From The Mountains of Majeed<br>Edmund Clark<p>1 of 7<p>Last December, the United States and its allies ended their official combat operations in Afghanistan, …

Vitamin B.S.

How people came to believe the myth that nutritional supplements could make them into better, healthier versions of themselves<p>In 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt summoned hundreds of scientists, doctors, and food manufacturers to Washington, D.C. to discuss a weapon that would help the …

Vitamins

Will We Ever See Studio 54 Again?

It might be true that the rich and infamous don’t dance like the high and crazy ’70s and ’80s. They’re still dancing, though cautiously as they …

Meet the King of Kombucha

Yes, kombucha. The fermented probiotic beverage that GT Dave turned into a $600 million category--one that he still dominates. If only things would stay so simple.<p>Within five minutes of meeting me, GT Dave, creator of the wildly popular fermented probiotic beverage GT's Kombucha, tells me the story …

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

By Adele Peters5 minute Read<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t …

Urban Design

The Riot That Sparked the Selma March

The racist violence in Selma, Alabama, 50 years ago lives in history as ‘‘Bloody Sunday,’’ but do not forget the February night of vigilantism in …

How Coca-Cola Used Clever Bottle Design To Outsell Competitors

Packaging design matters. It’s not just that people want to buy a sleek, cool package. It’s that factors such as the size and shape of a product can influence how much consumers want it, according to University of Chicago psychologist Sian Beilock.<p>“Subtle changes in the placement or packaging of …

10 futuristic gadgets for the early adopter

A few years from now, people might reminisce about a time when they watched movies on screens and manually closed their bedroom curtains.<p>We're in the …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Ten Essential Tablet Apps for Creative Urges

Unleash your (mobile) creative genius.<p>The tablet … it has a reputation. No matter how many thrilling ads Apple puts out about composing verses and doing crazy cool DJ stuff with iPad, people often consider it more of a media consumption device than something you use to create things.<p>Fortunately, …

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Past the Centre Pompidou: the unsung museums of Paris

If there's one thing that rivals a Parisian's obsession with food, it's art. This passion for art, and culture in general, is reflected in the vast number of museums in Paris. According to the municipality there are well over 100 of them, one of the highest concentrations in the world.<p>Everyone …

Seven Habits Of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

4 Maps Crucial to Understanding Europe's Population Shift

Despite economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe, the continent is still migrating to the Northwest.<p>Europe’s population is shifting to the Northwest. The GDP in its more easterly nations seems to be booming, while the countryside and many smaller cities continue to empty at the expense of the …

Geography

Interpreter's Alleged CIA Prison Links Stall 9/11 Case

<b>Washington:</b><p>A military judge halted a hearing at Guantanamo after defendants accused of the September 11, 2001 attacks complained that the court …

Why Are You So Smart? Thank Your Mom & Your Difficult Birth - Facts So Romantic

Looking around our planet today, it’s hard not to be struck by humanity’s uniqueness. We are the only species around that writes books, runs …

Tag: Kitchens

Remodeling 101: Ceiling-Mounted Recessed Kitchen Vents<p>by Margot Guralnick<p>Kitchen of the Week: Tiny Kitchens from Japan, Micro Apartment Edition<p>by …

Home Improvement

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Highlights From A Never-Before-Published Interview With Henri Matisse

Design Observer has published an illuminating, long-lost interview with French artist Henri Matisse. Read some highlights here.<p>In August of 1946, after the end of World War II, an art-obsessed American soldier named Jerome Seckler interviewed legendary French painter Henri Matisse. At the time, …

The Top Ten Kinkiest Cities in America

A new survey unveils the kinkiest cities in America. See if your hometown made the list<p>With Valentine's Day right around the corner and the imminent …