Emil Ciotta

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I Just Keep Collecting Toyotas—and Another One May Be on the Way

Diego now has his Frida.<p>From the June 2015 issue<p>Lots of people live in the mountains. I live <i>on</i> a mountain. Not the top, exactly. But I can see the top from my porch. The driveway leading to Dead Loss Ranch is a two-mile festival of filth—sucking mud, ice suitable for skating, ruts that sometimes …

Frida Kahlo

Why Aren’t You Doing What Really Makes You Happy?

The path to happiness and the path to being an expert overlap.<p>Here’s the problem though: research shows that you don’t usually do what really brings …

Happiness

Biracial Woman Asks Photoshop Artists From 18 Countries to ‘Make Her Beautiful’

Two months ago we shared with you the interesting experiment by journalist Esther Honing that involved taking one photograph and having people from …

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From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Meditation

Spoiled deer

4 year old learns about deleting photos, is heartbroken

High-Speed Canyon Jet Ski - Lake Powell GoPro

Jet Skis

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Twofaced

A number of studies have found that facial symmetry plays a role in perceived standards of beauty in both men and women. Generally, the more …

United front: breasts without the airbrush

How do you feel about your breasts? One photographer asked 100 women to bare all<p>The shocking thing about Laura Dodsworth’s pictures of 100 women’s breasts isn’t the flesh on show, or the many shapes and sizes, but the realisation that images of unairbrushed, non-uniform breasts seem to be so rare. …

3 Awesome Tech Gadgets You Need Now

I'm a tech geek and nothing gets me as excited as stumbling upon a new gadget. I'm interested in just about anything cool that has an on/off switch, decent battery life and provides a practical utility. If there's no practical use for it, then it has to at the very least be fun (for me or my kids!).<p>…

Gear & Gadgets

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Unblock the “Spiritual Electricity” of Creative Flow

<i>“Art is not a thing — it is a way,”</i> Elbert Hubbard wrote in 1908. But the question of <i>what</i> that way is, where exactly it leads, and how to best follow it is something artists have been grappling with since the dawn of recorded time and psychologists have spent decades trying to decode, outlining the …

Cyberpunk: 1990 Documentary Featuring William Gibson & Timothy Leary Introduces the Cyberpunk Culture

"High tech and low life": never have I heard a literary genre so elegantly encapsulated. I repeat it whenever a friend who finds out I enjoy reading …

Self Publishing Success: 3 Key Actions To Find Your Readers

Stephen King

Moebius’ Storyboards & Concept Art for Jodorowsky’s Dune

A decade before David Lynch’s flawed but visually brilliant adaptation of <i>Dune</i> hit the silver screen (see our post on that from Monday), another …

How to Create a Blog Plan for Any Type of Book by Nina Amir

A blog provides a solid foundation for any author’s promotion plan. It serves as an author website as well as a content-marketing machine to help you …

TIFF: Robert Downey Jr.’s 20-year journey from hot mess to one of Hollywood's hottest stars

Set to own the red carpet at the opening of the world's biggest film festival, festooning the occasion with his patent-worthy wryness and mournful Bambi eyes, is the actor once known as inmate P50522.<p>As TIFF bows again, with all its overtures of another Oscar season, its function as a great …

This Is How Much The Female Portrait Has Evolved In The Last 500 Years

Art history books have a reputation of showcasing dead, white, European males -- DWEM -- and the (mostly white) women they handpicked as muses. Portrait after portrait reveals a woman's face through a man's gaze, casting a rather unsavory light on the tendency of artists to eroticize, objectify or …