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The Current, Canonical Star Wars Timeline

After Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, the official Star Wars canon was reset; all the books, games, and comics that had taken place in the Star …

Jumpstart Your Writing With Creative Prompts

Creative Writing Prompts That Will Jumpstart Your Writing<p>Updated August 13, 2017<p>Interested in incorporating a free writing habit into your day, but …

Use Freewriting to Jump-Start Your Fiction

How to Use Freewriting to Generate Short Story Ideas<p>Updated April 22, 2018<p>Freewriting can be one of the best and easiest exercises to get yourself …

You Only Need 3 Months To Become A Brand New You (With This Self-Improvement Approach)

You’re sitting in your living room watching a new Tony Robbins motivational documentary about changing yourself. By the end, you’re so excited about …

11 simple tips for being more productive that don't feel like work

You went out with friends last night, which seemed like a brilliant idea in the moment and quickly escalated to a wildly good time, but now you're paying the price to productivity.<p>You're utterly exhausted due in part to dehydration and largely attributed to lack of sleep, you can't quite satisfy …

An Illustrated Guide to Writing Scenes and Stories

Jeff VanderMeer explains the ins and outs of using scenes in imaginative fiction<p><i>The writing workshop/lecture</i> Wonderbook: Scenes <i>is an edited version,</i> …

An SRO In San Francisco’s Tenderloin Is Getting A $3 Million Zero Net Energy Redesign

The William Penn Hotel, built in 1907, could prove a model for how to make affordable housing sustainable and more pleasant for residents.<p>“Zero net energy” buildings, which generate as much power as they use, are becoming more common in high-end developments or single-family homes. A new site is …

You'll Want To Read A Book When You See This Awesome Chart

If you like to read and you enjoy beautiful charts, this is the one for you. Pop Chart Lab’s <i>100 Essential Novels</i> scratch-off book chart lets you keep …

Handy Design Developer Cost Calculators

10 Ideas Worth Sharing This Week

Ideas about design, happiness, branding, and more.<p><i>Each week I share 10 ideas with my newsletter subscribers. Following is this week’s</i> …

A transformation that will blow your mind

| E | L | V | ARCHITECTS | is an Argentinian architecture studio comprised of young professionals that foster a strong conviction in the importance …

Get A Classic Swedish Backpack Design, Now Made With Recycled Water Bottles

Turns out it’s easier than expected to turn trash into fashion gold.<p>The classic Swedish “Kånken” backpack hasn’t changed very much since it was first designed for schoolchildren in 1978, with one new exception: Now it comes in a version made from recycled plastic water bottles.<p>“Our goal was to …

9 things happier people have in common

In recent years, the science of happiness has exploded. Positive psychology, which focuses on what makes individuals and communities thrive, has been an incredibly popular field of study. Researchers have even started to produce reports on happiness around the globe.<p>It makes sense: we all want to …

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As understanding grows of the importance to human health of good bacteria in our environment, and new hospitals in the US start to undergo …

Lessons on Monetization From a Blogger-Turned-Millionaire

ShoutMeLoud blogger shares insider tips and tricks for bloggers and influencers<p>A few months back, I had a chance to meet a very successful blogger-turned-millionaire, who has been an inspiration to millions of Indian and also US bloggers. I met him through an event where he spoke about affiliate …

This Tiny Home's Pop-Out Porch Is Seriously Genius

And if that's not impressive, wait until you see the farmhouse kitchen.<p>A lot of the time, tiny homes are decorated just like your grandmother's house. Shingled exteriors, cringe-worthy patterns and maybe even a cutesy name that's slightly embarrassing to say. Well, the Alpha Tiny Home doesn't have …

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Philippe Starck’s Villa M features osmotic revegetation facade rejuvenating different specialities

<b>Philippe Starck</b> <b>has revealed his new concept 'Villa M' for health professionals in the Montparnasse district of Paris.</b> Villa M is dedicated to health …

Feed me a line: Idris Elba joins Ridley Scott in hunt for UK scriptwriters

Competitions aim to help new writers get a break in fiercely competitive world of film and television<p>Aspiring screenplay writers have been offered a chance to launch their careers by leading director Sir Ridley Scott and renowned actor Idris Elba.

Mad Men

Bright Built Barn is Net-Zero Energy

"The next generation of sustainable building practices will not be about material performance or building imprint on local environments. The next …

5 Hacks for Writing Better Sales Proposals | Inc.com

Sales, in comparison to any other business activity, is the number one revenue generating activity you can have.<p>For many businesses, a strongly written sales proposal can result in a long-term business arrangement and can even be the key to help save a struggling company. It is important to examine …

Greg Lavardera + Tedd Benson = Alliance For Modern Methods of Construction

credit: Bensonwood/ Greg La Vardera<p>Tedd Benson is one of the most interesting builders in America; he has been looking at the way houses have been …

The Creative Workplace explores the spaces where bright ideas grow

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Architecture

This Water-Based Video Installation Is Not a Piece of Art—It’s a Medium

The 3D Water Matrix is coming to Italy and Germany this year.<p>The first thing you need to know about the <i>3D Water Matrix</i> is that it isn’t a piece of art—it’s a medium. In 2001, video installation artist Shiro Takatani dreamed up an intelligent fountain which would be able to communicate through …

10 Ways you can model the success of millionaire entrepreneurs

Share9<p>Tweet<p>Share33<p>+12<p>Shares 44<p>It’s no secret that millionaires have different habits, qualities, and ways of thinking than the average person. Those …

Koda - A Small Prefab Home that Mixes Design and Technology

Dubbed Koda, this small prefab home has been developed by the Estonia-based architecture firm, Kodasema. Since the completion of the home, they’ve …

You Can Swing This Camera Backpack to the Front Without Taking It Off

The new Wolffepack Capture camera backpack does something that we wish every photography backpack could do: it lets you swing it around front without …