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Classic songs become buildings in Federico Babina's Archimusic illustrations

The latest poster series from Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina takes 27 popular songs, from the likes of David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, …

Alessandro Zambelli launches hexagonal Woodspot table lamp

<b>Maison&Objet 2014:</b> Italian designer Alessandro Zambelli has designed a lamp with a hexagonal wooden shade that extends over its light bulb like a …

André Chiote illustrates Brazil's World Cup stadiums

Stadiums currently hosting football matches for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil are captured in these graphic posters by Portuguese illustrator …

Lego Minifigures hacked with Sugru to create iPhone cable holders

Lego Minifigures can be hacked to create holders for iPhone charging cables, Sugru users have discovered.<p>The new use for the figures was discovered …

15 Ways To Slowly Destroy Your Career

Bad habits, such as giving curt responses to emails or keeping to yourself all day, could be hurting your reputation — whether you realize it or not.<p>Here are 15 bad behaviors that will slowly erode your credibility and cost you in the end.<p>Every workplace operates under its own set of social …

6 Steps To Turn Strangers Into Connections

Networking doesn’t have to be a chore. With the right approach, that person sharing the elevator with you could become a future business partner, a career-changing connection, or a lifelong friend.<p>Two years ago, presentation coach Deborah Grayson Riegel attended a crowded networking event in New …

10 Phrases Remarkably Unsuccessful People Always Use | Inc.com

I've spent some time around unsuccessful people.<p>Most of them live in a bubble of hopelessness trying to figure out how to break out of their cell (or cubicle). It's sad. One person I know is so unhappy and stuck that he seems to always be moving backward, not forward--faltering so much in his lack …

Self-improvement

19 billionaires who grew up poor

<b>• Billionaires don't always come from moneyed backgrounds.</b><p><b>• In fact, many famous billionaires actually grew up poor.</b><p><b>• From George Soros to Larry Ellison to Oprah Winfrey, here's a look at how some of the wealthiest people on the planet came up from nothing.</b><p>Billionaires aren't all born with silver …

Learning a Second Language Keeps Your Brain Young

<i>Parli Italiano? ¿Hablas Español?</i> Can you speak more than one language? No matter how old you are, it’s not too late to learn. In fact, new research …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

"Casa Futebol" Concept to Turn World Cup Stadiums into Public Housing

No Brazilian can be happy with their national team suffering two crushing defeats in a row, and now the country is dotted with brand-new stadiums …

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Through her work, Esther Honig hopes to discover if a global beauty standard actually exists.<p>Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures | Colossal

<p>Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto of Floto+Warner Studio recently produced this beautiful series of photos titled Clourant that seemingly turns …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

How Text Messaging Is Helping Victims Of Violence

Watch Over Me is an ingenious app that turns the smartphone into a emergency alert system. It’s just the latest mobile tool that is helping people reach out for help when they need it.<p>When a young Malaysian woman, Xin-Ci Chin, was attacked by two men as she entered her car in Kuala Lumpur two years …