Emmanuel Pratt-Clarke

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Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Graphic Design

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or …

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Self-improvement

One of the Biggest Crypto Exchanges Goes Dark and Users Are Getting Nervous

One of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges has been down for hours and its clients are starting to freak out.<p>Kraken went offline at 9 p.m. Pacific …

Forget Cryptocurrencies, Invest In Platforms

If the story of 2017 for the financial world turned in large part on the mainstream recognition of Bitcoin, then the story for 2018 in the …

How Rice Pudding Gave Me Courage

Our son was still only crawling when Marie-Cécile, a young Frenchwoman, became his babysitter. That she stayed with us for years explains why he has a near-perfect French accent and why I know the lyrics and accompanying hand motions to nursery songs from the 1960s. It’s also why I know the …

Baking

Magic Mushrooms Do The Opposite of Anti-Depressants, But That May Be Why They Work

"I felt so much lighter, like something had been released."<p>Psychedelic therapy is going through something of a revival right now, and we may now know …

Depression

How to be happier, according to science [INFOGRAPHIC]

All our resolutions, all the promises we make to ourselves and all our wishes, ultimately have one big goal — we want to be happy. Unfortunately, as …

Happiness