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Studying history of art is more than a posh hobby

I was 16 the first time I properly looked at a piece of art. I was alone in a darkened room with a woman I had only just met. She put a postcard of Seurat’s <i>Bathers at Asnieres</i> on the desk in front of me, illuminated by a single spotlight from the ceiling. “Tell me what you see,” she said.<p>This was …

St Andrews

The new Harbin Opera House is a force of nature - CNN Style

Written by Kate Springer, CNN<p>The mind-bending ice sculptures at Harbin's annual winter festival may have put the northern Chinese city on the map. But this year, it's the new Harbin Opera House that's stealing the show.<p>From above, the blazing white 850,349-square-foot venue looks like an extension …

A cup of coffee is all you need to be more productive. Really?

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. In the U.S. alone, more than 83% of the adult population drinks coffee. Why is that we love …

The New Rules Of Interior Design

Enough with squeaky-clean lines and sterile surfaces. It's time to turn those blank canvases into something that makes your house look like a human being actually lives there (and one with an amazing design sense).<p>Blow Up Your Kitchen: Destroy, de-think & deconstruct<p>My wife and I recently bought a …

Labor Day by the numbers: Americans can’t stop, won’t stop working

Americans are taking less vacation and more work home. Some are even working this Labor Day.<p>The ignore-vacation trend has been more than 15 years in the making, Project Time Off reports. And, when workers do leave the office, they can’t unplug. Thirty-five percent of employed online adults say the …

Employment

The Best Writing Advice Changes Everything

This summer I was invited to the Mendocino Writers Conference, where at the opening reception in downtown Mendocino (where one can't help but evoke Jessica Fletcher of <i>Murder, She Wrote</i>) each presenter was asked to come to the microphone to share their best piece of writing advice. I was inspired by …

Writing

20 of the best places to find free assets for your graphic design projects

Almost no design project can be complete without the addition of the odd asset. Whether you need a stock photograph, vector, mockup or handy icon to …

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Starbucks

In an era when consumers’ tastes are becoming increasingly fickle, Starbucks has been a constant. It’s the largest coffeehouse company in the world, …

10 secrets of Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew

It’s no secret that Starbucks® Nitro Cold Brew has become one of our most popular drinks overnight. But some of the reasons for its success might …

10 Things Instant Coffee Makes Better, Uh, Instantly

Creative ways to use that giant tin of instant coffee in your kitchen—that aren't just brewing and drinking it.<p>To be honest, the best part of waking up has never been instant coffee in our cups. But that doesn't mean that espresso powder (or another type of instant coffee, your choice) couldn't …

12 Must-Have Smart Home Products

Can you imagine if you came home from a long day at work and everything in your home worked to make your life easier? The door would automatically …

20 TED-talks for Designers. Inspiration Full of Thoughts.

In creative jobs, design in particular, inspiration is one of the keys to productivity. Perhaps, one of the most productive kinds of inspiration is …

Creativity

Coffee make you too jittery? There’s a green alternative.

By Shayla Love<p>, Features Intern<p>Matcha tea has been touted as a superfood because it’s high in antioxidants and vitamins. But most who drink it have a simpler mission: It’s their morning cuppa.<p>A majority of Americans drink at least one caffeinated beverage per day, but the side effects can be …

Tea

Edinburgh: Now Roasting With Williams & Johnson Coffee Company

One of the most exciting additions to the Edinburgh coffee scene this year has been the arrival of Leith-based microroastery Williams & Johnson …

Seriously though, what is UX design really?

One of the most common misconceptions people have is that User Experience Design is all about usability. It’s easy to see why – usability means that a product is both usable and useful.<p>When you walk into an empty room, you can instantly imagine what purpose it will serve. Glance around and you get …

UX Design

This British House is a Masterpiece!

Astoundingly modern and as eye-catching as can be, today’s home might only be a rendering but it still shows the vast potential and excitement that …

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

How do you know if someone's smart?<p>Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative …

Reading has been proven to help sharpen one extremely important emotion

"Fiction might be the mind's flight simulator," Keith Oatley wrote in a new review of the research on reading and mental health, published Tuesday in Trends in Cognitive Sciences.<p>Research into the psychological impact of literature suggests that when we read stories in which characters are rich and …

University of Toronto

The Sharing Economy: 200+ Ways to Make Extra Money in Your Spare Time

Call it the sharing economy, call it peer-to-peer commerce, call it collaborative consumption, but no matter what you call it, it’s having a massive …

Peer-to-peer

3 Things You Need to Do to Be More Productive at Work (Backed by Science)

3 things you can do to avoid "completion bias" and tackle the most important tasks first.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I want you to play a short game with me. Close your eyes and imagine a long to-do list that lays …

Lazy Weekends, by Kelven Ng

There are a lot of good things about the weekend but sometimes we just need to find reasons to enjoy the simple things in life. A nice morning with a …

APIs for humans: The rise of developer experience (DX)

User Experience (UX) is a top priority for many consumer-facing software companies. The art of simplifying complex interactions into meaningful user experiences is an important competitive advantage for technology companies.<p>But what if your product is an API and your end-users are developers? How …

Software Development