Marcus Van Vliet

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Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

Daily Inspiration #1557

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The Official Popular Science Guide To All The Gadgets You'll Need In College

What's the best laptop? How can you avoid losing your papers to Microsoft Word's temper tantrums? The answers, and more, within.<p>So, you're heading off to college, eh? Well, congratulations on spending, on average, somewhere in the neighborhood of $30,000 a year! And when you're dropping that much …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

Daily Inspiration #1531

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Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

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Daily Inspiration #1517

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Animals Morphed Together to Create Hilarious New Species

What if different species could mate? Redditor gyyp imagines just what that would look like and shares his Photoshopped creations for the world to look on in disbelief and wonder. The photo manipulator's <i>Weird Animals</i> collection pairs ducks with elephants, pugs with gorillas, guinea pigs with …

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Amazing drawings by Czech artist, Oldrich Kulhanek http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/drawings-by-czech-artist-old%C5%99ich-kulhanek

The vibrant works of Francoise Nielly http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/vibrant-palette-knife-paintings-by-francoise-nielly

An incredible anamorphic portrait composed of an entire room full of found objects! See more shots and watch a video here: http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/incredible-anamorphic-portrait-composed-of-an-entire-room-of-objects

Best from the week that was: A collection of works by Santiago Caruso http://www.juxtapoz.com/illustration/chilling-works-by-santiago-caruso

Graphite realism with Ileana Hunter... a good way to end the day. http://www.juxtapoz.com/illustration/graphite-realism-by-ileana-hunter