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Would you give up a well-paid job for a short contract?

<b>Would you give up a well-paid job for a six-month contract at living wage, with only the promise of help and mentoring to begin your own start-up with a social mission?</b><p>That's what 55 people from 19 countries have done, and by the end of this month they'll know whether their gamble is likely to pay …

Startups

25 Unheralded African-American Pioneers and Trailblazers You Should Know

As we celebrate Black History Month, it's important to look back at the brave men and women who faced off against prejudice and bigotry in order to …

Small And Compact Kitchens – Just What Tiny Apartments Need

Few things can be more annoying than living in a small place that has a tiny kitchen. Actually, a small kitchen isn’t necessarily an issue as long as …

The Stories Of 6 Garage Transformations That Inspire Us

Why give up a garage when you can park your car in there, right? Well, not everyone has the same priorities and there are plenty of reasons why …

Man Caves

A home that went from ARGH to OOOH!

We've seen some amazing home transformations in our time, but this one is right up there with the best! Far from just being a room here or a wall …

Home Improvement

21 Amazing Tips To Turn Your Bathroom Into A Fancy AF Oasis

Turn your bathroom into a Zen wonderland.

Why Samsung wants to build a ‘corporate-wide AI voice system’

Samsung’s reach stretches across nearly every part of the home, from appliances to televisions, computers, tablets, light bulbs, and smartphones. And the company isn’t stopping there — it’s also extending itself into third-party connected devices through its SmartThings offering. And as it builds …

4 of the best CES-inspired tech products of 2017

Technology is all about staying ahead of the curve. So with a new year now underway, we thought this would be a good time to clue you into a handful of truly innovative products from TNW Deals, all marked down from their original prices. And did we mention you can get an additional 10 percent off …

This female photographer's goal? To change perceptions of black men

Jaimie Milner was a post-production intern at Disney when the studio was making its first film with a black princess, 2009's "The Princess and the Frog."<p>Using Milner and actress Anika Noni Rose as references, animator Mark Henn designed the movie's main character, Tiana. But she noticed the film's …

How Ikea's New Joinery is Advancing Their Design

The Lisabo does more with less<p>Let's get into table design for a second. If you look at your average dining table, you'll see most have aprons. The …

The 9 types of men's collars and when to wear them

Here are the most common styles in menswear, along with a little guidance.<p>Distinctive quality: the narrow space between the two collar points, which are often not covered by the jacket lapels.<p>Recommended for: traditionalists, minimalists, bowtie wearers, formal shirts, guys with round faces, narrow …

Men's Fashion

From Classical Paintings To Mugshots: The History Of Documenting Women Of Color

For centuries, painting was one of the primary methods for visually documenting people and events. Of course, these paintings were nearly always executed by a certain kind of person (white, male), and depicted <i></i>a certain kind of person (patrons, nobility, muses ― i.e., white people).<p>Today, we have …

Superhydrophobic Street Art’s Beautiful Stains Come out When It Rains

Despite any downsides associated with rain, when liquid water condensed from atmospheric water vapor forms into droplets and falls back to Earth’s …

Game of Thrones

Using 20 Minutes A Day In This Way Can Hugely Improve Your Creativity And Mental Clarity

Sometimes you may find it difficult to engage your creative side or feel as though you’ve hit a wall and cannot come up with any more ideas. Other …

Creativity

Artists Reimagine Children's Monster Drawings to Promote Creativity

In 2015, <i>The Monster Project</i> gave one group of lucky children the chance to bring their dreamy drawings of monsters to life. Now, one year later, the make-believe beasts are back, thanks to talented artists, imaginative children, and a successful Kickstarter campaign.<p><i>The Monster Project</i> is an …

Art

6 writers on why we need art now

It’s Saturday, and usually that means I round up all of the week’s best writing about books and related topics for you. But this is an odd week for thinking about books: As much of the country reels in the wake of an extremely contentious presidential election, it can feel pointless at best, and …

5 insightful quotes to inspire creative people

Ask any artist, designer or creative director to define creativity, and chances are you'll hear a slightly different answer each time. To help nail …

Documentary 'Iron Moon' illuminated by poetry of Chinese working class

As the industrial might of China makes it a formidable economic player on the global stage, its wage-beholden citizens have had to adjust to an increasingly dehumanized life as cogs in that machine. But even flowers grow in sidewalk cracks, and the brutally serene documentary "Iron Moon" from Qin …

10 Moments That Defined the Harlem Renaissance

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at History Today.</i><p>A combustible mix of the serious, the …

Black History

The Transatlantic Collaboration Behind Wynton Marsalis' New Violin Concerto

Jazz great Wynton Marsalis, a virtuoso trumpet player and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, has written — wait for it — a violin concerto.<p>As the daughter of the late virtuoso violinist Roman Totenberg, I was intrigued and wanted to know more. So I spent an hour with Marsalis — and the violinist he …

Flute

10 Tiny Homes to Rent for Your Next Vacation

Ever wonder what it would be like to downsize? Discover theses tiny homes for rent and spend your next trip in your very own tiny-house getaway<p>There are plenty of fantastic reasons to book a tiny house for your next vacation. Renting a micro-lodge can make an already exciting getaway feel even more …

wallstreams.com

'What's the forecast today? Steel Rain': Powerful true-war stories told in 6-word poems

The "Six-Word War" project is the first crowdsourced war memoir collecting experiences from veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.<p>In six-word poems, veterans describe the complexities of modern warfare in their own words.<p>The results are at times humorous, agonizing, reflective, and …

Military

The 7 kinds of shoes every guy should own, according to top Hollywood stylists

Fall is always a good time to get freaky with your clothes (see: not being drenched in sweat 24/7) but the Marie Kondo minimalist in us wants to argue that it's also the perfect time to clean up your act when it comes to the basics too.<p>Sure, dress shoes aren't quite as fun to acquire as say, a pink …

Men's Fashion

Amazing Sculptures That Are Purely A Work Of Great Artists Imagination

World is full of artists and sometimes, these great artist create some masterpieces. While, there are a number of sculptures in this world but few …

Artist Designs LEGO Models That Create Shadow Designs When They Spin

Artist John V. Muntean experiments with sculptures that play with light and shadow. At first glance, his art pieces often look like bulky distorted …

Rhode Island

Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

As a teenager, James Alan McPherson worked as a passenger-car waiter on the Great Northern Railroad. The experience shaped him as a man and as a writer; he would spend his life producing short fiction and essays exploring race and class in America — the gulf separating white privilege from the …

The Arts

This barista may be the best coffee artist in San Francisco, even the world

Melanie Aquino's cafe mochas are dazzling masterpieces.<p>The barista at Elite Audio Coffee Bar in San Francisco's SoMa uses a metal skewer and a pot of chocolate to draw remarkably detailed sketches of everything from sweet-faced pugs to London's Big Ben atop the frothy foam.<p>Aquino first started …

San Francisco

The Most Important Skill for New Managers to Learn

<b>Dear Annie:</b> A friend sent me your column on seven questions team leaders should ask their direct reports because I was promoted three months ago to …

Employment

Great CEOs Use These 5 Tips to Increase Productivity

Here's How to Boost loyalty, happiness and employee engagement<p>Clockwatchers and disinterested employees can bring down the mood of an entire office, affecting productivity and staff retention. But a leadership team who is focused as much on employee engagement as they are on growing the business …

Employee Engagement