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Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Exercise

Everything You Wanted to Know About the B-Bender, a Guitarist's Ultimate Secret Weapon

It's time to bend the rules, people!<p>1.1K<p>SHARES<p>I’ve always loved secret weapons—those clever little modifications, alterations, gadgets, whatever, …

Guitar

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Back in the pre-Internet days, if you wanted to land an agent and a book deal you had two choices: spend a million dollars on postage cold-querying …

The Best Margaritas to Drink in L.A. Right Now

Year after year, the margarita remains the single most-ordered cocktail in the United States. And why not? That perfect ratio of lime and tequila, …

Cocktails

How to use channels to create masks in Photoshop – a comprehensive tutorial

If you are doing any kind of compositing or digital work that requires masking and object extraction you owe it to yourself to watch this video. …

Tutorials

10 Laws Of UX, Illustrated

A handy guide for remembering Fitts’s Law, Jakob’s Law, and more.<p>Good design tends to follow general principles that give designers overarching guidelines to work within. But for user experience and interface designers, there are also laws that govern the nitty-gritty. For instance, it’s helpful to …

UX Design

Watch: How to Write Dialogue for a Normal Person, Not a Movie Character

Nerdwriter is back to explore Noah Baumbach and the nature of human conversation.We may have lost some of the finest voices in the video essay …

Writing

Pixar Shares 3 Storytelling Secrets That Take Your Pitch From "We'll Get Back To You" to "Approved!" | Inc.com

If you want your biggest dreams to come true, at some point, you'll probably have to pitch them to someone. Maybe it's pitching a pit project to your boss. Or pitching your startup's business plan to raise money. No matter what future you're convincing folks to fashion with you, how do you give …

Animation

How to Write Well: 10 Timeless Rules From Legendary Ad Exec David Ogilvy

Writing is easy. Most people can do it. If you’re reading this, you can write.But can you write <i> well</i>? Does your writing connect with people? Does it …

Creative Writing

Don’t press send … The new rules for good writing in the 21st century

Entertain, don’t be afraid of a bit of filth, but be cautious with your XXXs – the essential guide to getting your message across while avoiding the pitfalls of communication<p>Letters of complaint<p>The person who gets your letter will seldom be the one who wronged you. At least to start with, they have …

Language

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Voyager missions, NASA made these stunning, free posters

The US spacecrafts Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched 16 days apart in August and September of 1977. Both the missions took advantage of a once-in-175-year alignment of planets that allowed between them to visit all the gaseous planets of the solar system.<p>PBS last month released a documentary to …

Tips to Cut the Clutter in Writing

"Clutter is the disease of American writing," says William Zinsser in his classic text <i>On Writing Well</i>. "We are a society strangling in unnecessary …

Creative Writing

Graphic Design: Baugasm 365 Posters

Beware of a very long scroll feature, just because it’s quite aesthetically awesome! We are featuring the graphic design work from Vasjen Katro for …

Graphic Design

16 OTHER Online Stores You Definitely Want to Know About

Oftentimes, I lie awake at night, wondering about all the online home decor stores I might be missing out on for lack of knowing (kidding, I sleep …

Free Shipping

Create a better web experience with this online typography course

Web users are bombarded by an overwhelming amount of text on a daily basis, so it makes sense that web designers understand the fundamentals of …

Typography

How To Remove Bags Under Eyes in 1 min

Photography

Are your Stories Plot or Character Driven?

Plot and Character: Russel Crow as Maximus in GladiatorStudents of writing often ask how character relates to <b>plot</b>. Which is more important, or at …

Ideology

10 Tips and Tricks for Making Difficult Selections in Photoshop

If you’re just starting out in Photoshop and would like to learn the art of making difficult selections to isolate things in photos, check out this …

Here Are The Top User Interface Design Trends For 2017

<b>Users have</b> become more tech-savvy and have higher expectations for design than ever—which makes it all the more important that your app resonates …

20 CSS Flexbox Tutorials, Guides, and Tools

Flexbox is a modern layout mode included in CSS3 that was created to satisfy the more complex requirements of the modern web. Check out this …

Web Design

5 ways to break out of the minor pentatonic scale

<b>WORLD GUITAR DAY 2017:</b> <b>We’re always harping on about the minor pentatonic scale. This essential scale is the most frequently used set of notes in</b> …

Get your story right: the Storytelling Canvas.

Whenever I give a workshop about new tools and formats for storytelling I always start with a good look at what you need first: <b>a story</b>. Without a …

Will the 2016 election change our thinking on cities?

Acting locally in the wake of national upheaval<p>In the past week, one of the most astute post-election explainers was an essay on Cracked using examples from three movies—<i>The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Braveheart</i>—to help explain why the 2016 election was not about Republicans vs. Democrats, but really …

Urban Design

New "Mental Canvas" Drawing App Looks Freaking Amazing

Together with the Surface Studio, it provides a wicked way to go from 2D to 3D<p>Good on Microsoft for not only dreaming up the Surface Studio, but …

Computer Science

How to Connect Chords for More Musical Rhythm Playing

Give your rhythm playing color and character.<p>465<p>SHARES<p>If your rhythm work consists only of chords, you’re missing out on a lot of color and character …

33 Authors Gave Us Their Best Advice On Writing

"Write the book that you're desperate to read. Fall in love with your characters. Finish the day's writing at a point where you want to know what happens next. And keep writing every day."<p><b>01.</b> As Kandinsky says, "Everything starts with a dot." Sometimes the hardest thing in writing a story is where …

Ride may be the motorcycle racing sim you've been waiting for [w/video]

In September Milestone, the developer behind the MotoGP videogame, announced an offering that would "alter the concept of motorcycle video games forever" called <i>Ride</i>, slated for release in Spring 2015 on Xbox One and 360, PlayStation 3 and 4, Steam and PC. Thanks to a press release we have a few …

World’s fastest motorcycle unveiled

With a design inspired by Formula One motor racing cars and a supercharged engine that uses aerospace technology, the Kawasaki Ninja H2 is expected …

Motor Racing