Lemanuel Shelley

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Theodore Roosevelt used this productivity trick to get more done in a couple hours than most people do in a day

Theodore Roosevelt, widely regarded by political scholars as one of the greatest American presidents, was also one of the most prolific.<p>Before becoming the country's youngest president at age 42 following President William McKinley's assassination in 1901, Roosevelt had already served as police …

Time Management

The most surprising ways to master 13 essential life skills

Whether you're looking to listen better or negotiate for a raise, here are 13 surprising ways you can master some essential life skills.

Broad City

How the ancient art of writing therapy can help you create a brighter future

British author Graham Greene, in his 1980 book, "Ways of Escape," put into words what most writers know: "Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human …

UC Berkeley

Inside the secretive world of the art market

Why do some artists command such eye-watering prices, while others’ works are worthless? Will Gompertz visits an auction house in London to find out.<p>Art is unlike any other commodity. The normal rules of economics simply do not apply. There is almost never a price tag; instead the buyer must …

Selling

Remembering Art Historian Gerald M. Ackerman

<i>Detail of The Sleeping Scholar by F. Scott Hess, with Gerald Ackerman as the scholar, 1997, oil on canvas.</i><p>The art historian Gerald M. Ackerman died in the morning hours of New Year's Day. I met Jerry back in the 1980s at a downtown LA group exhibition he attended with the late Wes Christensen. …

Genius at Play: A Brilliant Mathematician on Tinkering, Thinkering, and the Art of Being a Professional Nonunderstander

Anatomy of thought at the fault line of invention and discovery.<p><i>“Mathematical Science,”</i> wrote Ada Lovelace in contemplating the nature of the imagination, <i>“is the language of the unseen relations between things.”</i> Few have mastered that language and transmuted it into Lovelace’s “poetical science” …

Mathematics

How to use a Raspberry Pi to browse anonymously

Do you use <i>Tor</i> to prevent Big Brother from tracking you online? Although it is pretty straightforward to use, it can be quite a hassle to configure <i>Tor</i> …

Twisted Picture Frames Fused with Tree Branches

Darryl Cox Jr. uses woodworking, painting, and sculpture to create commissioned frames.<p>Inspired by the Central Oregon landscape in which he lives, and by his love of art and surrealism, artist Darryl Cox Jr. fuses wood found in the forest with frames to create innovative and unusual art objects. On …

How 'the school of white' became auction favorites - CNN Style

Written by CNN StaffLondon<p>When Korean-born Lee Ufan returned to Seoul in the early 70s, and met a group of like-minded painters, the country was ruled by a military dictatorship with a chokehold on freedom of expression.<p>Under these conditions, Lee and his compatriots developed a particular form of …

2 Morning Exercises That Will Help You Become More Productive

With your runway and money left in the bank account always in the back of your mind, productivity and the ability to improve are two subjects you need to master.<p>The ability to make the most out of your day is essential as an entrepreneur. With your runway and money left in the bank account always …

How The Brain Tells Real From Fake: From Fine Art To Fine Wine

"If I'm allowed to have a favorite forger, which I know sounds a little bit funny, it would be Eric Hebborn, who's really the prince of art forgers," Noah Charney says. "He's the only one of over sixty that I look at in my book who I think is at the same level as the artists he forged."<p>This week on …

Andrea Pozzo's Optical Illusion

While a lot of people would go see the Sistine Chapel when visiting Rome, fewer travelers venture out to this grand church at the Piazza di San …

Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King, review: 'closer to philosophy than horror'

Death hangs like a dark cloud over Stephen King's latest collection of short stories. His opening gambit, "Mile 81" - in which a series of good Samaritans stop to lend a hand to a brokendown station wagon, only to find themselves drawn in and devoured by it - is vintage King: blooddrenched and …

Life is different for people who think in metaphors

Some people are literal minded – they think in black and white whereas others colour their worlds with metaphor. A new paper published recently in …

Psychology

Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn by Amanda Gefter

This book is a whirlwind survey of more speculative topics– getting well beyond “normal” low-energy quantum physics to talk about black holes and that sort of thing– wrapped up in a personal narrative. This gets into some heavy ideas, but Gefter’s voice and enthusiasm for the topic are charming …

Eve Babitz’s Famous Nude Chess Match Against Marcel Duchamp, the Full Story

As Eve Babitz’s 1974 classic chronicle of midcentury Los Angeles life, Eve’s Hollywood, is reissued in all its bohemian glory, Lili Anolik takes a magnifying glass to the event that transformed a precocious college student into a figure of L.A. lore.<p>The Invitation<p>Last week, New York Review Books …

The Sioux Guide to Situational Awareness | The Art of Manliness

<i>Charles Alexander Eastman was born in 1858 and raised as “Ohiyesa” to be a hunter and warrior in the traditional ways of the Santee Sioux. When he</i> …

Extremely Ornate Ceramic Skulls by Katsuyo Aoki Now on Hi-Fructose: http://hifructose.com/2014/03/27/extremely-ornate-ceramic-skulls-by-katsuyo-aoki/

Jessica Rimondi’s Paintings Evoke the Passage of Time, now on Hi-Fructose: http://hifructose.com/2014/03/28/jessica-rimondis-paintings-evoke-the-passage-of-time/